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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

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ADATA XPG Spectrix D41 DDR4 3000 Review

ADATA Technology is widely known for DRAM Modules, desktop and notebook PCs, Solid State Drives, External Storage (HDD, SSD, Enclosures), USB Flash Drives, and other media/memory related accessories. In recent years, they have gained recognition as one of the global leaders of top-tier DRAM products. With annual earnings of $680 million USD in 2017, they were ranked number two out of all DRAM sellers globally (Taipei Exchange October 2017). When one of the world leaders in DDR4 memory offered their product for torture testing, we jumped at the opportunity. Read More

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Preview 3DMark's Newest Benchmark VRMark

The folks at Futuremark have reached out to us once again to let us know of a new 3DMark Holiday Beta available through Steam. With this Beta you can preview VRMark, their newest addition to the 3DMark line for 2016, as well as some of the latest features and an all new interface. The preview can be run through steam or with the stand alone 3DMark benchmark. Read More