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,

Today’s Hardware Review Roundup

PSU: Fractal Design ION SFX 650G @ NikKTech

Cases: CHIEFTEC Scorpion 3 @ NikKTech

Peripherals: EVGA Z20 @ ThinkComputers, EVGA Z20 @ TechPowerUp, HyperX Pulsefire Haste @ FunkyKit, Patriot Viper V765 RGB KB @ FunkyKit, SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless @ TechPowerUp

Storage: Silicon Power UD70 @ Guru3D, Samsung 980 Pro 2TB @ TweakTown, KIOXIA Exceria Plus 2TB @ NikKTech, ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 And S50 Lite @ Hot Hardware, Kingston DC450R 3.84TB SSD @ KitGuru

Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition @ TweakTown

Audio: HyperX Cloud Orbit S Gaming Headset  @ NikKTech, Sonos Move @ DVHardware

Monitors: Viotek SUW49DA 49-inch Super Ultrawide @ ThinkComputers

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel RGB 3600 MHz 2x16GB @ Guru3D

EVGA Z490 Dark

Honestly the Z390 Dark was a great motherboard to begin with so i kind of understand why EVGA wouldn’t change many things about the Z490 Dark, especially its design and heatsink cooling system. Still even having a single PCIe 4.0 slot would be nice, not so much because it would propel GPU performance to new heights (it wouldn’t) but rather for marketing purposes. Again, I understand that by using two RAM slots EVGA can ensure higher stability levels but again some people may see this as something negative since they can’t expand the amount of memory later on.

Read more @ NikKTech

Hardware Review Roundup: 1/15/21

Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ Guru3D
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x16GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: ADATA SE800 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers
Cases: Corsair 5000D @ Guru3D
Audio: EPOS Sennheiser GSX 300 Gaming Series @ NikKTech
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X63 RGB LCS @ Guru3D

EVGA Launches Intel 500 Series Motherboards

EVGA Z590 motherboards paired with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors bring unprecedented speed and bandwidth to the latest graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSDs, along with improved performance across the board. Built with the Intel® Z590 Chipset, these motherboards are PCIe Gen4 ready with a data transfer rate up to 16 GT/s, doubling the previous generation. As befitting this milestone, EVGA designed and engineered these new motherboards from scratch, resulting in a pair of sleek-looking motherboards jam-packed with the latest features. Introducing the EVGA Z590 DARK and Z590 FTW WIFI motherboards – the first of a new generation of EVGA motherboard excellence.

THE EVGA Z590 DARK

The EVGA Z590 DARK once again strikes fear into the hearts of other Z590 motherboards by combining every ounce of power available to the Intel® Z590 chipset and fine-tuning it to perfection. This armed and fully-operational motherboard is born from a 10-layer PCB and powered by a 22-Phase VRM. With support for PCIe Gen4 graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSDs, overclockers have nothing to fear when shooting for the highest scores in any benchmark. For everyone else demanding the ultimate in performance, the Z590 DARK is loaded with over a dozen USB options, eight SATA ports, two 2.5Gbps NICs + WiFi 6/BT 5.1, 7.1 Channel HD Audio, three M.2 Key-M slots, and two fan headers dedicated to AIO CPU Coolers. We’ve even included a nightlight with the DARK’s first-ever ARGB cover for those times when you might need to see what you’re doing. As a wise overclocker once said, “Once you start down the DARK path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” and with the EVGA Z590 DARK, that destiny is sure to be filled with shattered records and countless victories on the battlefield.

THE EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI

The EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI is what you’ve been waiting for to bring out the best of the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 processors, which now feature support for PCIe Gen4 graphics cards and NVMe SSDs. This motherboard redefines what it means to be For The Win with a completely updated aesthetic, a rededication to maximizing the features on an ATX form factor, and an unrelenting desire to give enthusiasts all the power, performance, and stability they can handle with a 17-Phase VRM and 8-layer PCB. In addition to blazing-fast 4800MHz+ memory support, WiFi 6/BT 5.1, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, and an excessive number of USB options, the EVGA Z590 WIFI also features multiple ARGB headers to customize your system lighting, a gigabit NIC, and 7.1 Channel HD Audio. The EVGA Z590 FTW WIFI is truly the next generation of FTW motherboards.

Read more @ EVGA

EVGA Z490 Dark

In this review I’ll be looking at what might be considered the only game in town for Extreme Overclocking, the EVGA Z490 Dark.  Much like what DFI did with their LanParty boards the EVGA Dark is what I would call a revision and enhancement to the EVGA Z490 FTW that improves and tunes the motherboard to handle all sorts of overclocking and extreme system builds while still offering out of box performance for fans of high-end hardware.

Read more @ Hardware Asylum

More GeForce RTX 3070 Partner Card Reviews

Cleaning up from late last week and over the weekend, we have another blast on reviews on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, this time with additional partner cards.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black @ LanOC

GALAX GeForce RTX 3070 SG @ The PC Enthusiast

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC @ Vortez
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC @ Hexus

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Neoseeker
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ KitGuru
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Hexus
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TweakTown

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review Roundup

With the launch yesterday of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3070 Founder’s Edition, today opens the flood gates on reviews of RTX 3070 graphics cards from all of the major manufactures. Priced at $499, the RTX 3070 rockets ahead of far more expensive RTX 2xxx offerings. Here is a collection of RTX 3070 partner card reviews for today:

Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC @ TechPowerUp

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp

ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ PC Gamer
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ Guru3D

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ TechPowerUp

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ IGN
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TechPowerUp