Today Nvidia is unveiling additional “Super” cards extending the Super line into their GTX models. Available today is the GTX 1660 Super and the GTX 1650 Super will be launching on November 22nd. These new cards also introduce a new price point which is lower than their predecessors and we expect some price adjustments on those models as well.
AMD’s new X570 platform introduces enhanced memory speed capabilities. The integrated memory controller in previous generations of Ryzen CPU’s severely limited the frequency and range of timings. To take advantage of the all new memory capabilities, G.Skill introduced the Trident Z Neo. The Neo’s built-in XMP memory profile is optimized to work with AMD Ryzen 3 series CPU’s and X570 motherboards. We got our hands on the new G.Skill Trident Z Neo, so join us as we evaluate this memory using an X570 motherboard.
Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 is an interesting memory and can be recommended to all users, especially gamers. The Viper Gaming series, as its name suggests, is designed for gamers so it’s not a surprise that we will find many features that are important for this specific group of users. The Viper RGB is stable, fast, and offers exceptional looking lighting effects. Pretty much everything that gamers want nowadays.
Scythe remains a household name in the air cooling segment of PC hardware due to their well-received heatsinks and fans over the years. Today, we have Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 which is a low profile cooler aimed at small form factor (SFF) builds and touts a “zero interference” claim for motherboard and RAM. Let’s see how well it holds up against a test bed full of tower heatsinks and all-in-one liquid coolers.
On our test bench today we have the RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC from GIGABYTE. The “Super” line of GPUs was introduced by Nvidia in late June of this year which, coincidently coincided with AMD’s launch of their new Navi-based RX 5700 line of video cards. Speculation at the time was that this move was intended to counter AMD’s perceived price/performance staging of their soon to be launched RX GPUs. AMD’s performance levels were mostly speculation at the time but rumored to be at or near the RTX 2070 levels with a similar price point. Whether or not these rumors were true the RTX Super graphics cards were released intending to slide in between their base model (RTX 2070) and the next tier (RTX 2080). These cards were sporting an increased CUDA core count much like the “Ti” versions of the past but these new Super cards also have increased RT and Tensor core counts.
On Overclockers, we typically see higher frequency memory kits designed for gamers and PC enthusiasts. This time we will take a look at the Signature Line Premium memory from Patriot. This kit is designed to provide high performance at a reasonable price for all those who need stable RAM for daily tasks.