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MSI GTX 1070 Ti TITANIUM Video Card Review

Today we get a chance to test the newest addition to MSI’s Pascal lineup, the GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G video card. The announcement of a GTX 1070 Ti sparked a lot of discussion on the tech forums. Speculations on performance and price but the big question was WHY? If I had a definitive answer I’d gladly share, but I don’t. What I will share however are some performance figures and overclocking results.

As the name says this is the Titanium version with at familiar silvery finish matching MSI’s Titanium motherboard line nicely. Built on their custom PCB which MSI refers to as the “Gaming” PCB, it has plenty of power to drive it and their TwinFrozr VI cooling solution to tame it. This should give us some overclocking headroom and we’ll see just how much soon enough. Read More

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 Gaming 8G Review

Today on the review rig, we have the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1070 to share with you. The 1070 Strix promises to have good and quiet cooling, your now typical RGB LEDs, and superior performance over any Founders Edition (FE) cards due to the factory overclock. There are a couple of neat features here, one of which is FanConnect, which you will later see why this sets the card apart from the others. Read on below to see if they have again accomplished what they set out to do! Read More

MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G GPU Review

We saw a couple of weeks ago NVIDIA released the GTX 1080 Ti which we had a chance to review. From that review we concluded it was a beast of a card, even in its Founders Edition form. Truth be told, its the closest thing to a single GPU solution at 4K resolution with high settings we have, and at a more reasonable price than the Titan XP or Xp or… whatever the new one is called. As with nearly every GPU released, the AIB’s get in the game giving us their take. MSI sent us the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G to review. They have updated their Twin Frozr cooling solution as well as better goodies on the PCB to deliver a quieter and better performing version of the FE 1080 Ti. Read on below to see how it shapes up! Read More

MSI GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8G OC Video Card Review

Up next on the test bench is another 1070 from MSI. This time, however, it is a small form factor GTX 1070 instead of the full sized card. We have in our hands the MSI GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8G OC. The card promises to have everything the full sized card has hardware wise, but in an ITX form factor. Let’s see what magic MSI used to keep this card cool and humming along even with a smaller, single fan cooler keeping temperatures where we need it. Read More

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Review

Its new, its a flagship, its the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The only question about how fast this GPU will be is whether it will knock the Titan X Pascal off its throne. This is the base/reference design for all the GPU partners to base designs from (or design up from), so expect numbers to climb from what you see here today as new cards release! Read More

EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card Review

EVGA has been on the forefront of GPU technology since it came on the scene back in 1999. Fast forward numerous years and accolades later, we come to another turning point, a deeper integration of the GPU with their new iCX Technology. This new integration will help keep cards cool where it needs to be cooled allowing for better control of thermals and fan noise. The first implementation of this technology comes in the form of the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming iCX sporting the new iCX cooler, an evolution of their formidable ACX cooling solution. Read More

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming GTX 1080 Video Card Review

Today we will be reviewing our first ASUS GPU in the Pascal line, believe it or not! We will start out with their current 1080 flagship, the ROG Strix Gaming GTX 1080 OC. The ROG Strix series promises to be highly overclocked out of the box with its DirectCU III cooler, and has some fully customizeable RGB LED’s on it as well some pretty good looks. Let’s take a gander at some details and see what changes ASUS has made and how they shake out. Read More

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G Video Card Review

Today we will cover only our second Polaris 10 based card to date, another RX 480, but this time from Gigabyte. The Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G brings a more robust VRM and newer Windforce cooler to keep things cool and quiet. Did I mention it has a sizable overclock from the factory? It does! If that sounds interesting, scroll on down, take a look at more details, and see how it performed in our testing suite! Read More

MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G Video Card Review

Today we get a chance to look at one of MSI’s newest cards in their Pascal lineup in the GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G video card. This GPU isn’t different at all under the hood when comparing it to the MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G we reviewed as far as the upgraded PCB, power phases, and Twin Frozr VI cooler. It’s more of an aesthetic change and to add another option to their Gaming lineup that isn’t in their established red and black color scheme. The Quick Silver version, as you may have guessed, comes in with a black and silver look which matches their latest MPower and XPower Titanium boards really well. Being it is silver and has LEDs, it can fit in with a lot more themes than the regular Gaming X would. We know the looks are different, so let’s get to looking at what else is may be different and see how it passed our testing! Read More

MSI GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4G Video Card Review

In our hands we have MSI’s take on NVIDIA’s mainstream offering in the MSI GTX 1050 Ti Gaming x 4G. It promises to offer improved cooling and performance over the reference models using a Twin Frozr Cooler variant as well as increased clocks. Take a look below to see how it performed in our testing. Read More

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