3DMark Storage Benchmark
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UL Adds New Storage Benchmark to 3DMark Suite

On Saturday, UL Benchmark added a new storage benchmark to its popular 3DMark benchmarking suite. Before 3DMark Storage Benchmark, users had to rely on either synthetic or single game benchmarks. This latest option now provides a range of real-world gaming performance by sampling multiple games and providing a much broader result. Users can then compare their results to others online. UL is currently offering its storage benchmark for $2.99 through Steam or the UL website for 3DMark Advanced Edition users or as a free upgrade for 3DMark Professional Edition users. For more information, continue reading UL’s press release below. Read More

3DMark Sampler Feedback Feature Test
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UL's 3DMark Adds Sampler Feedback Feature Test for DirectX 12 Ultimate

Recently, UL Benchmarks added an additional test to its 3DMark benchmarking suite called the Sampler Feedback feature test. This latest addition utilizes DirectX 12 Ultimate and allows game developers feedback for optimizing the many aspects necessary for game design. The feedback this new feature test provides focuses on texture space shading for optimizing the game engines. Below is UL Benchmark’s press release about the Sampler Feedback feature test and DirectX 12 Ultimate. Read More

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UL Benchmark Launches CPU Profile Benchmarking Software

Yesterday, UL Benchmark added CPU Profile to their 3DMark Advanced and Professional Edition benchmarking software. CPU Profile runs six tests on the CPU determining 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and maximum threads to provide a comparative rating to other CPUs.  If you currently own a copy of 3DMark Advanced Edition it is currently available as a free update. If you would like to purchase this useful tool you can buy it from Steam for only $4.49 until July 8th, 2021. The press release below has additional details along with links. Read More

XFX MERC319 BLACK RX 6700 XT Review
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XFX MERC319 BLACK RX 6700 XT Review

Today, thanks to XFX, we have the MERC319 BLACK RX 6700 XT that will be available to consumers as of March 18th, 2021. This is the next iteration of AMD’s RDNA2 architecture, NAVI 22 XT, and according to AMD, it is ideal for 1440p gaming fitting in the product stack right behind the RX 6800 and above the RX 6700. Read More

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3DMark Releases DirectX Raytracing Feature Test

3DMark has upgraded its benchmarking software to include a DirectX Raytracing feature test. With the upcoming November 18th launch of AMD’s RX 6000 Series GPU’s, ray tracing will no longer be an Nvidia only feature. This latest benchmark will measure and compare the performance of dedicated ray-tracing hardware giving 3DMark the ability to compare these features on the latest graphics cards. Here is the press release from 3DMark. Read More

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

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

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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