ASUS Updates Motherboards and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs for Resizable BAR

Fremont, California – Today, ASUS released firmware updates for over 180 of its desktop motherboards, as well as video BIOS (VBIOS) updates for its NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30-series GPUs, to unlock the exciting Resizable BAR feature on compatible systems. Resizable BAR, a feature of the PCI Express® expansion bus standard widely employed in modern PCs, allows the CPU and GPU to communicate more efficiently to enhance performance in select game titles.

As a leading provider of motherboards and custom GPU add-in boards, ASUS has been working with its industry partners to enable this exciting feature for owners of its custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series products. Thanks to internal testing that reveals performance increases of more than 12%1 in AAA games such as Forza Horizon 4, ASUS is excited to bring support for this feature to as many of its customers as possible.

The company has produced updates for motherboards ranging from attainable AMD® A520 and Intel® H410 platforms to high-end AMD TRX40 and Intel X299 platforms, demonstrating this strong commitment. A full list of ASUS motherboards receiving firmware updates to enable Resizable BAR, as well as the minimum firmware version required to take full advantage of this feature with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs, is provided as a supplement to this release.

To bring Resizable BAR support to owners of all ASUS GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs, the company is also issuing video BIOS (VBIOS) updates for its custom versions of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs. Starting today, owners of these products can download and install the latest VBIOS in only a few clicks using our convenient support pages and self-contained updater. ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs have supported Resizable BAR since launch and do not require a VBIOS update to take advantage of the feature.

ASUS makes updating and configuring motherboard firmware simple, and our award-winning, easy-to-use firmware interface makes it a snap to configure Resizable BAR support once a user has installed the latest updates. Customers should visit the ASUS Download Center ( to locate the necessary updates for their motherboard and graphics card, if necessary.

For more information on how to enable Resizable BAR in an ASUS motherboard’s firmware, how to update a graphics card’s VBIOS, and how to verify Resizable BAR functionality, please consult the detailed guide at ASUS Edge Up:

For more information regarding system requirements and compatible hardware for Resizable BAR, please refer to the NVIDIA GeForce blog:

For more information regarding the VBIOS update process and troubleshooting, please refer to NVIDIA’s dedicated support page:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 – Review Roundup

As with almost every launch in recent memory, yesterday NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 was released and…immediately gone. What else is new? In any case, if you’re in the market for a GPU upgrade at the “budget” end of the spectrum for the latest generation of NVIDIA cards, here is a fairly large list of reviews that have been released:

Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 iCHILL X3 RED @ TweakTown
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming @ ThinkComputers
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming @ HotHardware
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 STRIX Gaming OC @ Guru3D
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D
PALIT GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC @ Guru3D
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 AMP WHITE @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio @ ThinkComputers
PALIT GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC @ TechPowerUp
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp

Hardware Review Roundup (2/23)

Audio: ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Headset @ TweakTown, ASUS ROG Delta S USB-C Headset @ TweakTown, SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Headset @ KitGuru

Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ Guru3D, ORICO Portable M.2 Enclosure @ ThinkComputers, Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

Cooling: Deepcool AS500 @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Ti iCHILL X3 @ TweakTown

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 32GB DDR4 @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper Steel RGB DDR4-3200 2x16GB @ APH Networks

Accessories: CORSAIR MM700 RGB Extended Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad @ [M]adShrimps

Peripherals: Patriot Viper V730 Keyboard @ FunkyKit, Dream Machines DM6 Holey Duo @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse @ FunkyKit

CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 5600X @ PCTestBench

PSU: Cooler Master V850 SFX Gold 850W @ APH Networks

Laptop: Apple MacBook Air M1 @ DVHardware, ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE GX551 @ TechSpot

Review Roundup: Radeon RX 6900 XT’s & More

Graphics: MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ Guru3D, SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown, MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 @ TweakTown, SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 Nitro Plus @ NikKTech, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 XT @ TweakTown, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING @ The FPS Review

Storage: Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB @ HotHardware, Silicon Power US70 1TB @ Tech Legend, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB @ TechPowerUp

Audio: Sonos Beam @ DVHardware, Aiwa ARC-1 ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper V330 @ FunkyKit, EPOS Sennheiser GSP 602 + GSX 300 @ KitGuru

Peripherals: HyperX Pulsefire Surge @ DVHardware, NK Blueberry Switch @ OC Club, ROCCAT Burst Core @ TechPowerUp

Pre-Built PC: Shuttle XPC slim DA320 @ [M]adShrimps, ASRock DeskMini H470W @ KitGuru

PSUs: Corsair CV450 450W @ The FPS Review, Fractal Design ION+ 560P 560W @ The FPS Review,


In this review, we benchmark the GeForce RTX 3080 AORUS XTREME 10G  from Gigabyte; yes AORUS is back with their super-premium model loaded with cooling, an LCD screen, and among the best factory tweaks available on the market.With their aim to perform at low acoustics combined with a beautiful design card that comes with a dual BIOS, one silent mode, and one gaming (perf) mode, let’s start this review, shall we? 

Read more @ Guru3D

MSI MEG Z490 Unify, Core i9-10900K & RTX 3080/3090 SUPRIM X

I was quite impressed with the entire MSI Z490 Unify + Intel Core i9-10900K setup, but most of all with the all-MSI system. In what started out with just the motherboard, turned into a full MSI system that I will continue to use for articles on 8K gaming battles against AMD’s just-released Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5900X processor.

MSI’s entire system ran nice and cool throughout my weeks of testing, with enough (but quiet) airflow keeping the very hot components (the Core i9-10900K isn’t a cool-running chip) and neither are the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards when they’re overclocked to the max.

Read more @ TweakTown

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti EX

We review the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti EX 8GB; it’s the value proposition from the company behind KFA2, GALAX. Armed with a duo of spinners and aimed at GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER performance levels, this product will be matching the founder edition pricing. That makes this a proposition from GALAX/KFA2. Armed with a shader core count of 4864 units, this card is paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory running 14 Gbps. 

Read more @ Guru3D

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC

We once again review a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti that’s a mouth full; meet the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC 8GB, it’s the value proposition from ZOTAC with a duo of spinners. Targeted at GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER perf levels in a small form factor, will the ZOTAC card hold up? Armed with a shader core count of 4864 units, this card is paired with 8 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory running 14 Gbps. Much has been said, rumored, and spoken about this card, as with that sexy shading core count, it is bound to be a bit of a beast in that sub-400 EUR/USD price range. 

Read more @ Guru3D