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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

EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card Review

Today I had a chance to review EVGA’s flagship GTX 1060 in its FTW+ Gaming ACX Video card. This card has the updated ACX 3.0 Cooler, a better power delivery area/PCB, as well as the highest clocks of EVGA’s GTX 1060 lineup. Take a read below and see what features it brought and how it performs in our testing suite! Read More

EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID GAMING Review

These days, who doesn’t like water cooled computer parts? It’s a good thing too, EVGA’s latest version of the flagship NVIDIA GTX 1080 has a built-in AIO cooler. Coming in with a hefty overclock and the FTW PCB, this should be a real contender on the performance side as well. What do you say we strap it to the bench and put the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID GAMING through the paces? Read More

Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Video Card Review

Today we get to take another look at a GTX 1060. This time it is from our friends at Gigabyte. This go around they have sent us their top of the line 1060 in the Xtreme Gaming 6G. If you remember our review of the GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming, the card was certainly a beast. Being a little down the pecking order, I am not sure what this Xtreme version will deliver, but if its anything like previous versions, it should be worth it for a lot of users. Let’s take a look and see what features were brought forward and how it performs! Read More

MSI RX 480 GAMING X 8G Video Card Review

MSI has kindly shared their take on the AMD RX 480 with the MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G. As we know from previous Gaming versions with MSI, the card will have a more robust power delivery area and custom PCB, superior cooling in their use of the new TwinFrozr VI, and of course higher clock speeds out of the box. Get comfortable as we put the card through our test suite and see how it performs in the ever competitive mainstream segment! Read More

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8G Video Card Review

Today we will take a detailed look at the performance and features of the MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8G video card. For this Gaming card, MSI strapped on its Twin Froz VI cooler and gave the VRM area some additional support for quieter, cooler running parts, and a more stable overclock. Let’s see how they did! Read More

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