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Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC Review

It’s been a long time coming for Overclockers.com, but we’ve finally managed to get our hands on an RTX 3080. For this review, Asus was kind enough to send the ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC along for testing. This version of the RTX 3080 includes a massive ~3 slot cooler to help keep this 320W+ monster running cool and quiet as well as more robust VRMs and slightly higher out of the box clock speeds. Read More

Dust Prevention: Positive Pressure, Negative Pressure, Does It Really Matter?

Editorials

For years we’ve all heard the claims that positive case pressure can help reduce the amount of dust entering your PC case. There have been countless opinions stating why positive case pressure is beneficial, but until now there have been no scientific data to prove these theories that we’ve run across. Being proponents of empirical testing and the scientific method in general, Overclockers has teamed up with be quiet! to conduct what could be the first physical testing as to whether positive case pressure really does reduce dust in your PC. Read More

MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio Review: Fastest Ever... for $1500+

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Today we get our first taste of Nvidia’s flagship RTX 3090 GPU, and thanks to MSI, we’ll be testing their RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio. It’s been two years since Nvidia released a new architecture (not that they needed to), so we’re excited to see what Ampere brings to the table. Nvidia claims the RTX 3090 is 1.5X faster than the Titan RTX Turing-based GPU, and if true, this is a substantial generational leap in performance. Read More

Overclockers.com GPU Testing Procedures - 2020

Editorials

This article will serve as a reference for those who would like to compare results with our reviews, whether you are writing an article for the site or just testing the performance of your new GPU. The plan is to update the article as changes in our testing procedures occur. On to the gritty details… Read More

be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Mid-Tower Case Review

The Pure Base 500DX, a mid-tower chassis from the German manufacturer be quiet!, is looking to improve on the already successful Pure Base 500. The 500DX has been re-engineered and is now optimized for cooling and allowing for maximum airflow. Featuring clean, subtle ARGB lighting, it looks amazing whether you chose black or white. Let’s take a look at what the Pure Base 500DX offers. Read More

EVGA Z490 FTW WiFi Motherboard Review

EVGA’s lineup for the Intel Z490 platform consists of the DARK and FTW WiFi. The DARK is tailored for extreme overclockers and serious enthusiasts. However, if you’re after a more conventional, but still feature-rich gaming motherboard, then the FTW is worth taking a look at. Even though the DARK is their flagship motherboard, EVGA hasn’t overlooked the FTW in terms of overclocking support tools and features. Read More

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T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4: 64 GB on a budget

Memory

Modern games and applications are consuming more system memory than ever before. In recent years we’ve seen an increase from 8GB to 16GB and now even 32 GB is required in some titles for optimal game performance. Today we’re looking at a new 2 x 32 GB DDR4 offering from Team Group. The T-Force Vulcan Z is a budget-conscious product line targeted towards gaming enthusiasts. It was recently expanded to include a density option of 32 GB in a single stick. Team Group is known for delivering excellent price/performance, so join us as we see if this memory meets the status quo. Read More

ADATA Spectrix D50 DDR4 Review

Memory

Born to serve the needs of high-performance computers, ADATA’s new XPG Spectrix D50 combines speedy XMP profiles with a stylish but subdued RGB design. We’ve recently seen companies pushing the limits of RGB memory modules, but ADATA took the D50 in a different direction focusing on aesthetics while not forgetting about performance and value. Read More

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