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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

EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming Video Card Review

Next up in our tour of the new Turing GPUs, is an EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming. Their XC line of cards in the RTX 2080 series includes a dual fan cooler mounted to a robust heatsink and an overclock from the factory. Also in their lineup is the FTW3 Ultra. This card uses a three fan cooling solution and is the most overclocked fro EVGA. The XC Ultra Gaming this review is about is one of those dual fan solutions and the 2nd fastest in their 2080 lineup. We’ll test the EVGA RTX 2080 against the Founders Edition and the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio card we recently reviewed to see how it performs and how it places itself in the market. Read More

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Video Card Review

Today we are looking at our first partner card in the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio. The Gaming X Trio hails from MSI’s premium line of cards (Gaming) and with it includes a slight overclock out of the box. The main difference between the FE cards and this offering is the Tri-Frozr Thermal design/large heatsink that MSI put on this card. Between its raised clocks, and monster cooler, we are hoping to see better overclocking and performance from this card. Read on to see the results of our testing! Read More

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Review

Today marks the release of NVIDIA’s latest video card and architecture in the Turing based RTX GPUs. The RTX family will consist of the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti initially. In a departure from past releases, consumers will be able to get their hands on the RTX 2080 and current flagship RTX 2080 Ti at launch with the 2070 available a short time later. Read More

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