Reviews

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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How-tos

Benchmark Buffet: Updated 8/24/11

Today we will take a high-level look into the world of benchmarking: CPU and GPU benchmarks, benchmarking tools and much more. Specifically, we will be looking at thirteen point-scoring benchmarks listed at HWBOT.org as well as the more common utilities used for overclocking and submitting scores to their system. Read More

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Forum Wars (Winter Warz) Begins Feb. 1!

Forum Wars is an online, team-based overclocking/benchmarking competition hosted by The Raptor Pit. Basically, each team is divided up into classes, based on hardware limitations. Classes compete against each other, and basically the team with the most winning classes wins the wars. There’s quite a bit of strategy involved in class placement, and we’ve got some guys on our team that are great at that. OC Forums is on quite an impressive winning streak, which we’d like to keep going. Read More

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Windows Showdown: 8 Operating Systems in 6 Benchmarks

Since its debut, Windows Vista has taken nothing but flak from almost every demographic one could think of. Everyone from the casual user looking to browse the web and type up a few reports to the benchmark fanatic obsessed with squeezing all the speed he or she could is likely to complain about Vista being bloated and slow. Windows 7 on the other hand has been hailed as being noticeably better performing, and supposedly as light as XP. And what about XP? How do they really stack up to one another? The examination of these questions follows. Read More