GPU Test System Update March 2021

This is one for the history books. We’re changing our graphics card test system from Intel to an AMD Zen 3 Ryzen platform, with PCIe 4 and resizable BAR. In this article, we’re sharing our thoughts on the test system configuration, the games we added a…

This is one for the history books. We're changing our graphics card test system from Intel to an AMD Zen 3 Ryzen platform, with PCIe 4 and resizable BAR. In this article, we're sharing our thoughts on the test system configuration, the games we added and removed, and why. We also have more testing with raytracing, and improved the power measurements.

Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo Review

The GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo is Zotac’s flagship variant of the RTX 3080. It comes overclocked out of the box and has a powerful 16+3 VRM design. Temperatures and noise levels are slightly better than the Founders Edition, and idle-fan-stop is include…

The GeForce RTX 3080 AMP Holo is Zotac's flagship variant of the RTX 3080. It comes overclocked out of the box and has a powerful 16+3 VRM design. Temperatures and noise levels are slightly better than the Founders Edition, and idle-fan-stop is included, too.

PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X RGB Review

The PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X RGB comes with one of the longest product names ever. That aside, our review shows that its cooler is better than what Gigabyte, Palit, and Zotac offer. Temperatures are only 66°C, and performance higher than …

The PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Revel Epic-X RGB comes with one of the longest product names ever. That aside, our review shows that its cooler is better than what Gigabyte, Palit, and Zotac offer. Temperatures are only 66°C, and performance higher than the RTX 2080 Ti.

MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio Review

The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio uses a huge triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that’s much better than any other RTX 3060 we’ve tested today. Unsurprisingly, temperatures and noise levels in our RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio review are outstanding, with it…

The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio uses a huge triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that's much better than any other RTX 3060 we've tested today. Unsurprisingly, temperatures and noise levels in our RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio review are outstanding, with it runing incredibly cool while being whisper-quiet.

Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition Review

Zotac’s RTX 3060 AMP White Edition offers a refreshing change in color theme that will appeal to many who want to show off their hardware in a case window. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a very good dual slot cooler that achieves excel…

Zotac's RTX 3060 AMP White Edition offers a refreshing change in color theme that will appeal to many who want to show off their hardware in a case window. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a very good dual slot cooler that achieves excellent temperatures and decent noise levels.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Review

EVGA engineered a compact dual slot design with the RTX 3060 XC that will fit all cases. Unlike all other RTX 3060 cards we’ve tested today, a metal backplate is included. EVGA’s card ticks at a rated boost of 1852 MHz, and the cooler features the idle…

EVGA engineered a compact dual slot design with the RTX 3060 XC that will fit all cases. Unlike all other RTX 3060 cards we've tested today, a metal backplate is included. EVGA's card ticks at a rated boost of 1852 MHz, and the cooler features the idle-fan-stop capability.

Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC Review

Palit’s GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC is a compact dual-slot design that comes with a factory overclock to 1867 MHz boost. It is the only card we tested today that has its default power limit raised beyond the NVIDIA default setting of 170 W, which should h…

Palit's GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC is a compact dual-slot design that comes with a factory overclock to 1867 MHz boost. It is the only card we tested today that has its default power limit raised beyond the NVIDIA default setting of 170 W, which should help with performance.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC Review

The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT is a factory overclocked, custom-design variant of AMD’s fastest performing card. Gigabyte’s thermal solution runs at lower temperatures than the AMD reference, features idle-fan-stop, and the PCB has an additional VRM po…

The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT is a factory overclocked, custom-design variant of AMD's fastest performing card. Gigabyte's thermal solution runs at lower temperatures than the AMD reference, features idle-fan-stop, and the PCB has an additional VRM power phase.

MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio Review

The Gaming X Trio from MSI is the first RX 6900 XT custom design we review. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is much better than what the AMD RX 6900 XT reference design offers. We also saw substantially improved overclock…

The Gaming X Trio from MSI is the first RX 6900 XT custom design we review. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is much better than what the AMD RX 6900 XT reference design offers. We also saw substantially improved overclocking potential from MSI's new Radeon flagship.

PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon Review

At current market conditions, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon is one of the most affordable RX 6800 models. It has an excellent triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that’s paired with near-perfect fan settings to achieve the extremely quiet and cool…

At current market conditions, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon is one of the most affordable RX 6800 models. It has an excellent triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that’s paired with near-perfect fan settings to achieve the extremely quiet and cool operation.