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

Review Roundup: 1/5/21

Cases: DeepCool Macube 110 @ Modders Inc

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB White DDR4-3200 32GB @ ThinkComputers, Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 16GB 2666MHz 2x16GB CL18 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps

Storage: TerraMaster F5-221 NAS @ Guru3D, WD Blue SN550 @ Hot Hardware, Silicon Power US70 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech, addlink S92 2TB QLC M.2 PCIe SSD @ TweakTown, WD My Passport SSD @ ThinkComputers

GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 NITRO+ @ Guru3D, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D, MSI GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X @ Hot Hardware, ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming OC @ Hexus, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming @ Hexus

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 @ OCInside, DEEPCOOL AS500 @ TweakTown

GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME

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

MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO

MSI has a tweaked and suped-up GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO on the review chopping block today, our first custom RTX 3060 Ti. I’ve got some stock and overclocked results, where I’ve pushed the card to its limits — 2145-2160MHz or so which provides some truly kick ass OC headroom on an already kick ass card.

I didn’t know if I would get the GAMING X TRIO right away considering MSI just released its new SUPRIM X family of cards — my review on the MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM X and review on the MSI RTX 3080 SUPRIM X. But nope, we have the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO — which is actually a very impressive sub $500 graphics card.

Read more @ TweakTown

Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Ti DUAL OC

We review the actual budget offering of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, in a Palit DUAL OC 8GB revision, it’s the value proposition from Palit. The 3060 Ti series are bound to please many as they offer proper gaming performance competing at GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER levels, even slightly above it. Armed with 8GB GDDR6 is might but just what the gaming community needs.

Read more @ Guru3D