RTX 3080 PCIe 3.0 X470 & PCIe 4.0 X570 performance differences between with 2700X & 3700X – Is there a bottleneck? Should you upgrade your motherboard and CPU?

In my post benchmarking the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity on a X470 motherboard with Ryzen 7 2700X the results I saw were considerably lower than what most reviewers had posted. This was to be expected, with me using lower-spec hardware elsewhere. With the RTX 3080 being so powerful and PCIe 4.0 based, many … Read more

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 & AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Benchmarks – Does the CPU bottleneck the GPU?

I was one of the small number of people that managed to buy an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 when it was launched last Thursday. After receiving an email off CCL Computers that I probably won’t get it, I luckily didn’t cancel the order, and they ended up delivering the Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity on … Read more