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MSI GTX 1660 Super Gaming Review

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. Read More

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC 8G Review

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. Read More

Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Graphics Card Review

Radeon is back with their second round of 7 nm GPUs, this time it’s the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. Unlike the Radeon VII which was based on the 2nd Gen. Vega architecture, the new RADEON cards are built around Navi, a fully redesigned core which is aimed at performance and efficiency. Read More

MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X Review

Today we have the second iteration of Nvidia’s pared down Turing Die the GTX 1660, this one is the Gaming X from MSI. After the initial Turing launch and pricing many felt it was a steep price to pay for the new architecture, Nvidia answered with their GTX line of Turing based GPUs. They don’t have the Tensor cores or Ray Tracing but do include many of the new Turing features which were covered in our GTX 1660 Ti review. Read More

EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra Video Card Review

EVGA has a strong foothold in the custom PC market with products ranging from hardware to accessories. They are a well-known, respected, and trusted manufacturer that any enthusiast should be familiar with. EVGA has been kind enough to allow us to test their top RTX 2060 offering, the XC Ultra Gaming. Read More

MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X Review: Turing Without Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores

NVIDIA’s Turing architecture found in the 2xxx series video cards came onto the scene nearly six months ago releasing the high-end first in the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Time went on and the mid-range tier hit the scene with the RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 coming out a bit later filling out the full RTX lineup but leaving plenty of space in the market for a less expensive, more budget-friendly solution. In comes the GTX 1660 Read More

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Review (w/ BF V Ray Tracing Results)

Better late than never is a popular phrase coined by Geoffery Chaucer way back in the day that is perfectly applicable now, and for this review. As most know by now, both of NVIDIA’s mid-range cards have been released in the RTX 2060 FE and RTX 2070 FE. The latter being released in 10/2018 while the RTX 2060 was released January 7th – our first day of CES. Read More

AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Video Card Review

Under the microscope today is the AORUS RTX 2080 Xtreme. It not only sports a custom PCB and beefy power delivery but also includes one of the coolest RGB LED implementations we’ve seen. The Xtreme uses the Windforce 3 Stack cooling including three fans with each fan integrating a single RGB LED on one fan blade. This location for the LED with the fan spinning makes it look like a continuous circle of light around each of the fans and is highly customizable. We’ll dig down and see how it performs as well as look at the lighting and its seemingly endless options for tweaking. Read More

GIGABYTE RTX 2070 Gaming OC Video Card Review

When NVIDIA unleashed the new Turing based video cards a few weeks ago, they released the flagship RTX 2080 Ti and its little brother the RTX 2080. At that time, they promised we would see an RTX 2070 in the stack as well but a bit later down the line. The 2070 was released as expected on October 17th and we recently received ours a short time ago from GIGABYTE in their RTX 2070 Gaming OC 8G. Read More

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