Category: Graphics Cards

Nvidia RTX 3080 & 3070 Specifications Leaked with 10GB & 20GB VRAM – RTX 3080 should sit midway vs RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Super

I am still reeling over the launch price of the original Nvidia RTX price, so it was surprising to remember that they were actually launched in Q3 2018. So there is a good chance we will see a new generation of Nvidia cards this year and a new leak claims to reveal some of the specs we will see. The two new GPUs are codenamed GA103 and GA104 with these two designs likely to be the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 respectively. There is also mention of a GA102 chip which could likely be the RTX 3080 Ti or...

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT fails to impress vs Nvidia GTX 1660

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT has finally become available and the usual websites have reviewed cards from various OEMs. While AMD has thoroughly shaken up the CPU market, they appear to be struggling to do the same with graphics cards. The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT has come out to middling reviews, it is not a bad card, but the performance per £/$ is not quite what people hoped for. It is not quite as black and white as that, the RX 5500 XT 4GB appears to be actually a decent alternative vs the Nvidia GTX 1650 according...

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 vs RX 580 vs Nvidia GTX 1660 Benchmarks – The RX 5500 could be great depending on price

The AMD Radeon RX 5500 launched back at the start of October but it is still not available at retail yet. German publication heise.de has managed to get their hands on an OEM model out of an HP pre-built desktop PC system. The RX 5500 is based on the Navi architecture features 22CUs / 1,408SPs and a boost clock of up to 1,845MHz, for up to 5.2TFLOPS of performance, as well as up to 8GB of graphics memory on a 128-bit interface. It also offers lots of RDNA leading tech with 7nm process, GDDR6 memory, PCIe 4.0 support and...

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Navi 12 Radeon RX 5800 Series to come with 256-bit Bus & Navi 14 Radeon RX 5600 with 128-bit Bus claims leak. Could launch in October

While AMD Ryzen has reinvigorated AMD and become a fan favourite for gamers looking for a bargain, the GPU division is still lagging behind NVIDIA. While we have already seen the first release of 7nm Navi 10 based GPUs, most of us are wanting to see what AMD will do with the high-end Navi 20 cards which are due out in 2020. It is now believed AMD is planning to release a new range of cards based on Navi 14 & Navi 12 GPU. This rumour started after a recent listing in the Mesa 3D GPU library which has...

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AMD cuts Radeon RX 5700 price to compete with Nvidia’s Super RTX 2060 / 2070

It is a good day for consumers, under the threat that the Radeon RX 5700 will compete with the RTX 2070 & 2060 we have already seen Nvidia launch their Super cards, offering more performance for the same price as the original RTX parts. Some view it as a bit of an underhanded move by Nvidia, but now AMD is countering by lowering the price of the up and coming Radeon RX 5700 models. The base Radeon RX 5700 with 36 compute units and speeds of up to 1.7GHz was originally announced at $379, but will instead hit shelves...

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super & RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition Review Round-Up

We often get months worth of leaks during a build up for a new grpahics card, but a few weeks ago, as the hype for AMD Navi built up, it emerged that Nvidia were preparing the launch of the new Super variants of their RTX cards. Suspiciously the launch of these cards is just 5 days before the launch the new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 GPUs. While this is certainly an underhanded move from Team Green, which has caused a lot of frustration for many media outlets trying to keep up reviews, competition is always...

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AMD RX 5700 XT vs Nvidia RTX 2070 – AMD goes head to head with the RTX 2070

Hopefully in a few days time the graphics card market is going to get a bit of a shake up. AMD are launching the first of their Navi based cards, and in retaliation Intel are updating their RTX lineup with Super variants. With the Nvidia RTX Super cards it looks like some of the older RTX cards are being made end of life, but the new cards are expected to launch at the same price. So more performance for the same price, which is always welcome from a consumer point of view. A lot of rumours have indicated that...

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER & RTX 2060 SUPER final specifications revealed

Nvidia is determined to cover every option possible in the GPU market in an attempt to keep AMD at bay.   There are currently five RTX models available and three GTX models for this Turing generation. Nvidia is now expanding that choice to include an additional three options with a new Super moniker, and I wouldn't be surprised if they add a few new Ti models before the next generation. The new Super models come in the form of the RTX 2060 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER, and RTX 2080 SUPER and sit above the standard model but below a...

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Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080P Gaming – GTX 1650 vs GTX 1660 vs GTX 1660 Ti vs RX 570 vs RX 580

I have recently been on a mission to set up an affordable gaming PC that can be located in my living room and act as an all in one gaming and media PC. While I would like a high-end rig using one of the RTX based cards, I can’t quite justify its expense, nor would I make the most of it. I will, however, use it a lot for Kodi, and Plex, including Plex server with hardware transcoding of streams, plus my partner will play less graphically intensive games on it. While the latest GTX 1600 cards arrived to...

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Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan 6 GB Review Score 80%

Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan 6 GB Review

Following my Gigabyte GTX 1650 review, I have also been trying out the Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 with the aim to build an affordable gaming PC that can sit in the living room, which is also a capable media PC with Plex server and hardware transcoding. Following a recent eBay 15% off voucher, I impulse bought the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G then decided I needed something more powerful and bought the Zotac. The Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan 6 GB is currently priced at £209 on Scan which isn't the cheapest GTX1660 on the market,...

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G Graphics Card Review Score 75%

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G Graphics Card Review

I have recently been wanting to build an affordable gaming PC that can sit in the living room, which is also a capable media PC with Plex server and hardware transcoding. Following a recent eBay 15% off voucher, I impulse bought the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G, which is about the bottom rung of the ladder when it comes to gaming cards. I also then got carried away and bought a Zotac GTX 1660, which is a bit more competent. The GeForce GTX 1650 Windforce OC 4G is currently priced at just £163.72 on Amazon which isn't...

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64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU to land in 2019

With the 7nm fabrication process, AMD has been able to double their core count on the mainstream Ryzen line-up using the AM4 socket. With the announcement of the Ryzen 9 3950X, the current 2950X Threadripper looks redundant. So it will probably come as no surprise that the new Threadripper chips will continue the trend of massively upping the core count and an AMD are planning a monster 64-core Threadripper. Apparantly, the new HEDT platform is currently called X599 but it is claimed this will change names by launch, to reduce confusion with Intel. The current belief is that the socket...

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