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
GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC @ Vortez
GIGABYTE RTX 3060 GAMING OC @ KitGuru

MSI MEG B550 UNIFY – Overclocking

After focusing on several motherboards with X570 chipset and in particular the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero , today we are back with a model from MSI: the MEG B550 Unify. The “Unify” series was launched at the end of 2019 with the excellent MEG X570 Unify that we had the chance to test exclusively. The idea of ​​MSI, with this new series, was to offer a card that goes to the essentials, leaving aside the RGB backlighting, in order to concentrate on the overclocking aspect in particular As a reminder, we also had the opportunity to review the B550 Tomahawk version built on the same chipset and whose price is below the 200 euros mark.

Read more @ Overclocking (French)

MSI MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI – HW Journal Preview

The Gaming Carbon has been the top model in the MPG series from MSI for some time. It does not matter which socket or chipset is on the board. The MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WiFi can also be understood in the same way. For gamers, it should have everything they need and offer slightly upscale features. This time the board has got a twin, so to speak – the MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Force dispenses with the WLAN adapter and is more colorful, but otherwise designed and equipped identically ( see Intel Z590 overview ). The most recent version of the carbon motherboard has reduced its playful character a little, but not completely discarded it.


Read more @ HW Journal (German)

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,

MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI

The MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI we have today is based on the AMD B550 chipset and like all others in this series of chipsets, this board features the design in terms of CPU, RAM, and PCI-Express support and reliability. It also supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. Being one of the upper-tier “gaming” motherboards we expect to see some extra features while testing this motherboard.

Read more @ The FPS Review

MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X

MPG Z490 Carbon EK X is a joint product of MSI and EKWB. The MSI MPG Z490 Carbon WiFi could also be used as an example of the motherboard. At first glance, the differences are minimal, but a ready-made kit for building with a custom liquid cooling system is already another level. It will be interesting to check the overclocking capabilities and VRM behavior under the waterblock under serious loads.

Read more @ i2Hard (Russian)

MSI MEG Z590 GOLDIKE, MEG Z490 GODLIKE Compared

Looking back at MSI’s premium model history, the Godlike first made an appearance in 2016 back on Intel’s X99 chipset – designed for Intel’s Broadwell-E HEDT processors, the MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon used carbon fiber styled aesthetics. The MSI X99A Godlike Gaming followed an more punchy aesthetic with lots of red heatsinks, although both models featured a range of high-end controllers for the time.

The Godlike then became a mainstay in MSI’s motherboard ranges from 2017. The MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming was built for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors, and this variant featured a black and silver design with integrated RGBs. Ever since, the MSI Godlike has been the brand’s flagship, making its presence known as a high-end model with the latest and greatest controller sets and being well-positioned to take advantage of both Intel and AMD’s latest chipset designs.

Read more @ AnandTech

Hardware Review Roundup: 1/26/21

Storage: Crucial P2 2TB M.2 NVMe @NikKTech, Samsung SSD 870 EVO @ HotHardware, Samsung 870 EVO @ TweakTown, TeamGroup CX2 1TB SATA3 SSD @ Guru3D, Patriot PXD 1TB Portable USB 3.2 External SSD @ [M]adShrimps, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2TB M.2 NVMe @ TweakTown

Cases: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW @ TweakTown,Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini @ OCInside, SilverStone Fara R1 @ ThinkComputers, SilentiumPC Armis AR7X EVO TG ARGB @ NikKTech

Memory: GeIL Orion AMD Edition DDR4-3200 16GB @ TweakTown, Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 MHz Kit @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 OC Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown

KBM: i-Rocks K71M @ NikKTech, Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech, HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown

Cooling: EK Water Blocks EK AIO 360 D-RGB AIO @ NikKTech, ARCTIC Freezer 50 @ TweakTown

MSI Announces New A520, B550 mATX Motherboards

MSI has announced two new entry-level mATX motherboards, the MAG A520M BAZOOKA WIFI and the MAG B550M VECTOR WIFI. These are both interesting boards, with the A520 board being one of the few that feature an integrated Wi-Fi solution. It features a heatsink on the VCore portion of the VRM, as well as an available M.2 heatsink. One the B550M VECTOR WIFI front, we also have another mATX form factor board featuring a similar or identical layout, VRM, etc. Click the links to find out more on each of these new boards.

MSI MPG Z590 GAMING FORCE

Courtesy of momomo_us, we have a picture today of MSI’s upcoming Z590 motherboard, the MAG Z590 GAMING FORCE. This board features an elegant design highlighting the MSI dragon logo, as well as deep purple heatsinks and golden highlights. Large heatsinks cover the 16 phase VRM hardware, two PCIe x16 slots, three M.2 slots and more adorn the board. An interesting item ins the PCIe 6-pin power connector at the bottom of the board to further supplement power to the board. This should mainly be for the extreme overclockers.