Gigabyte Launches AORUS ELITE series graphics cards

Gigabyte has released the new AORUS ELITE series graphics cards today. Starting with the AORUS GeForce RTX 3060 ELITE 12G and its awe-inspiring triple ring RGB lighting. This new line of cards will utilize the effective Windforce 3X cooling system. Other features will include onboard dual BIOS, graphene nano-lubricated fans, and an included backplate for added structural rigidity. Pricing and availability are still a question at the time of this article. Below is Gigabyte’s official press release. Read More


Alphacool Releases Four New Eisblock Aurora GPX-N Coolers for 30-Series Graphics Cards

Alphacool’s Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N series GPU water blocks continue to grow with four new additions. The new blocks expand the line-up for the RTX 3070/3080/3090 graphics cards. All four feature full coverage nickel-plated copper with an acrylic top and an included backplate. Pricing starts at $156 with immediate availability. Specs and prices are included in the Alphacool press release. Read More


MSI RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio Review: Best Value 4k/60fps Gaming

Today we’ll take an in-depth look at MSI’s RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio. This is the first Ampere based GPU with more of a mainstream price at $399 for reference models and xxxx MSRP for the Gaming X Trio we are testing today. The Gaming X GPU series still features the new Tri Frozr 2 thermal design, a custom PCB with a graphene backplate, RGB LEDs, and a robust power delivery system.  Let’s dive in and see how our first RTX 3060 Ti measures up! Read More


MSI RTX 3080 SUPRIM X Review: Ampere Supreme?

Our next review will cover the MSI RTX 3080 Suprim X (pronounced /so͞oˈprēm/, like Supreme). The Suprim X lineup resides above the Gaming X cards relegating those SKUs to second in front of the Ventus line. The new GPU series features dual BIOS capability, a new Twin Frozr 2S heat sink, higher TGP than the Gaming X Trio line, and robust power delivery to support the additional power draw. Read More


Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC Review

It’s been a long time coming for, but we’ve finally managed to get our hands on an RTX 3080. For this review, Asus was kind enough to send the ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC along for testing. This version of the RTX 3080 includes a massive ~3 slot cooler to help keep this 320W+ monster running cool and quiet as well as more robust VRMs and slightly higher out of the box clock speeds. Read More


Alphacool Announces Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N 3080 Founders Edition GPU Water Block

Alphacool has announced yet another RTX 30 series GPU water block. The Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N 3080 Founders Edition adds to the already impressive Eisblock line-up. This latest water block will feature the same upgrades as the previously released versions including the special 1 mm thick ultra-soft thermal pads, full-cover nickel-plated copper block, and included backplate. The Alphacool Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N 3080 Founders Edition water block provides RGB LED lighting and water cooling options that were previously unavailable to FE consumers. Please read the press release notes from Alphacool below. Read More