AnandTech’s Best AMD Motherboard: 9/20

Our recommendations for motherboards are based entirely on my personal and professional opinion. There are notably a large number of different motherboards across the AMD chipsets including B450, X570 and more recently, B550, so I selected my top four picks based on the four market segments. 

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Windows Central’s Best Motherboards for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

While NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 GPU works just fine with PCIe 3.0 slots, it’s best to grab a motherboard with a PCIe 4.0 slot to make the most of its graphical prowess. We’ve rounded up the best motherboards with PCIe 4.0 slots for both AMD and Intel processors.

Read more @ Windows Central

9/29/20 Tech News: be quiet! 1500W PSU & More

The Dark Power series of PSU are their enthusiast’s grade high-performance models with normally very high wattage and amperage ratings. These units have some features specific to XOC or extreme enthusiasts, which help it be more flexible and apt for the usage.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W Titanium @ TweakTown


One of the things that I didn’t really expect when testing both the Celsius+ Prisma S24 and S28 models by Fractal Design was the significantly lesser noise levels compared to the S36 (roughly 8.5dBA less for the S24 and 7.5dBA less for the S28) which are also what makes them far more ideal for people who do care about this. Cooling efficiency on the other hand was much closer than expected with the S28 probably delivering the best price/performance ratio of the three (of course the lack of protective plates for the fins still has me puzzled).

Fractal Design Celsius+ S24 & S28 Prisma Pre-Filled CPU Water Cooling Systems @ NikKTech


First introduced at CES 2019, Corsair’s Capellix LEDs have found their way into a few products since then, most notably their Dominator Platinum RGB memory kits. Now we have our hands on the latest Corsair product to feature these RGB LEDs, the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler.

Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX @ ThinkComputers
Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX @ Bit-Tech


The P550B is part of the P series power supplies that are a new line of power supplies offered by Gigabyte to meet the demands of the user that doesn’t require extreme amounts of wattage. The P series line offers a 450, 550 and a 650 watt. 

GIGABYTE P550B 550W PSU @ FunkyKit


In the spotlight today is the ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC, a graphics card featuring the very latest GA-102 ampere GPU. The team at ASUS has applied a factory OC , nudging up the frequency of the GPU Boost Clock by 100MHz. This TUF model also arrives with the renowned Max Contact thermal solution and a triple helping of axial-tech cooling fans.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3080 OC @ Vortez

Budget Micro ATX B550 Mobo Roundup

Specifically, we’ll be looking at the ASRock B550M-HDV ($80.99), Gigabyte’s B550M DS3H ($94.99), the MSI B550M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi ($109.99), and our costliest contender, the Asus Prime B550M K ($120.99). Compared to what we’ve looked at in the past on B550, these boards skip many of the accouterments we’re used to seeing, like RGB lighting, shrouds and heatsinks on some items, and premium power delivery. 

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 – Launch Day Reviews

Last week NVIDIA officially launched their RTX 30 series starting with the GeForce RTX 3080. It provided great performance at a great price and really made gaming at 4K enjoyable. Now a week later we have the GeForce RTX 3090. The naming of the card might make you think it sits higher in the product stack (and it does), but it really sits in a category all its own.

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ Think Computers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ TweakTown
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO 24G @ TweakTown
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Hot Hardware
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tom’s Hardware
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 STRIX OC @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio 24G @ TechPowerUp
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle OC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ TechPowerUp
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tech Radar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC World
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Eurogamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Gamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Mag
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X TRIO 24G @ Guru3D
Palit GeForce RTX 3090 GamingPRO OC @ Guru3D

ASUS PRIME Z490-A

The recommended $ 230 is more, and decent, than the average “ward temperature” of the Z490 motherboard market. And this is immediately a strong ideological blow to Prime. Yes, there are still little things to throw, finishing up to $ 240, and there are several ASUS ROG models at once, not to mention powerful offers in the assortment of MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock, and more exotic motherboard manufacturers.

Read more @ OC Club (Russian)

ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC

The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC retains the military-grade metal aesthetic characteristic of the brand. It uses a meaty cooling solution that features multiple fin stacks which are ventilated by a trio of ASUS’s new-generation Axial-Tech fans. There’s lavish use of metal on both the cooler shroud and the backplate. The cooler is longer than the PCB underneath.

Read more @ TechPowerUp

ASUS, MSI and Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Cards

In this review, we benchmark the GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X Trio from MSI; yes MSI is back with a new Gaming X Trio, with that TRIO, of course, short for a triple-fan solution with an otherwise heavily customized product. With their aim to perform at low acoustics combined with a beautiful design card, lets start this review, shall we?…

Read this, and more, at Guru3D:

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO 10G
Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro OC
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC