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The new AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT that we review today is the world's first graphics card using a 6 nanometer GPU. With just 100 W during gaming, the RX 6500 XT is very gentle in its power requirements, but it's also held back by the 4 GB VRAM size and its PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface.
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AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT comes with only a narrow PCI-Express x4 interface. In this article we took a closer look at how performance is affected when running at PCI-Express 3.0, also included is a full set of data for the academically interesting setting of PCI-Express 2.0.
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NVIDIA stealth-launched the GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB last month. We bought a card in retail, so we can find out how much of a difference doubling the VRAM from 6 GB to 12 GB makes, and how much of the performance gains can be attributed to the increased GPU core counts.
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In this article, we test 50 games on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and compare the FPS results with those of AMD's Radeon RX 6800 to determine which card offers the best performance. We also dig slightly deeper and look at more specific scenarios, like "only DirectX 11" or "titles released in 2020."
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The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 Eagle is the only triple-fan design variant for the RX 6600. In our review, we're taking a close look at the cooling capabilities of this dual-slot card and also run it through our 25-game strong test suite, plus 9 ray tracing titles.
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In this article, we have tested 50 games on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT to conclusively determine which card offers better performance. Our RTX 3080 vs. RX 6800 XT performance testing has results at 1080p Full HD, 1440p, and 4K Ultra HD.
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The ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC is the quietest graphics card we ever tested thanks to a dual 120 mm fan setup made by Noctua. It runs so quietly, you'll have to put your ear right next to it to hear it at all even when fully loaded while gaming.
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AMD's Radeon RX 6600 is an excellent choice for 1080p Full HD gaming. As our review shows, the red team's latest release has enough power to achieve 60 FPS at maximum details, yet doesn't require much power to do so. It's actually the most energy-efficient graphics card we ever tested, which helps keep noise levels down, too.
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The Gainward GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Phantom Gaming GS is the company's top-dog RTX 3080 Ti custom design. Thanks to a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler, the card runs at good temperatures; noise levels can be adjusted due to a dual BIOS with "quiet" mode and performance even matches the RTX 3090.
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The Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Extreme Holo is the highest-clocked RTX 3070 Ti available; it also comes with a huge cooler that’s over 35 cm long. Temperatures and noise levels are excellent, depending on whether you’ve activated the software-switched dual BIOS for "performance" or "quiet" mode.
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When the Radeon RX 6600 XT launched with an interface limited to PCI-Express 4.0 x8, lots of discussion emerged about how AMD crippled the bandwidth, and how much it affects the gaming experience. In this article, we're taking a close look at exactly that, comparing 22 titles running at PCIe 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, and even 1.1. Frametimes are included, too.
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The ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT Phantom Gaming comes with the best cooler of all the RX 6600 XT cards we've tested so far. Fan settings are excellent, too: The card is whisper-quiet and runs only 61°C under full load. In our manual OC testing, we saw excellent results, better than all other RX 6600 XT cards.
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Sapphire's Pulse is a cost-efficient, no-frills Radeon RX 6600 XT custom design that comes in at only a small price increase over the AMD base price. In our review, we found that the card still achieves excellent noise levels while also keeping temperatures low.
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The XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Merc 308 is a custom-design card that can impress with its ultra-quiet operation. It's pretty much inaudible even when fully loaded, making it the quietest RX 6600 XT we have tested. The card is also of standard-slot height, so it should fit all cases easily.
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The Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X is MSI's dual-fan, triple-slot flagship for AMD's new Full HD gaming champ. The card comes with an overclock out of the box and runs at great temperatures, while operating very quietly.
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The ASUS Radeon RX 6600 XT STRIX OC is a custom design variant with a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler. The card achieves excellent performance in Full HD, giving you 60 FPS or higher in every single game we tested. Temperatures are very low, and overclocking potential is good, too.
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The ZOTAC RTX 3090 AMP Extreme Holo is the longest graphics card we ever tested. At more than 350 mm long, this triple-fan, triple-slot monster has enough power to handle all the latest games at 4K resolution. The RTX 3090 GPU is highly overclocked, and the power limits have been raised, too.
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The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC is a factory-overclocked custom design sporting a new cooling solution. The triple-slot, triple-fan cooler lets air flow through the card and achieves excellent memory temperatures thanks to a new baseplate design. As soon as you activate the "quiet" BIOS, noise levels are good, too.
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Finally! AMD has its NVIDIA DLSS competitor ready, and it even works on NVIDIA cards. We're testing the company's new super-resolution technology in five games. The comparison images in our AMD FSR review let you dig into all the finer details, and our performance results cover multiple generations from both AMD and NVIDIA.
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NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is designed to bring the fight to Radeon RX 6800 non-XT. To achieve their goal, NVIDIA maxed out the GA104 GPU design and switched to faster GDDR6X memory. Unfortunately, this also resulted in an increase in power consumption and heat output.
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MSI's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Suprim X is built around a massive cooler that achieves impressive temperature levels. What's even better is that the card runs much quieter than any other RTX 3070 Ti tested today: whisper-quiet, even when fully loaded.
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The Palit GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GameRock OC is the fastest RTX 3070 Ti we review today. It not only comes with a large factory overclock, but is also pushed forward by a massive increase in power-limit headroom. This ensures that the card can boost higher than competing boards.
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With the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo, Zotac sent us their top-dog RTX 3070 Ti. The card comes overclocked out of the box, using a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. Along the top edge, the company has placed a visually truly mesmerizing ARGB lighting element.
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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the green team's answer to AMD's recent Radeon launches. In our testing, this 12 GB card basically matches the much more expensive RTX 3090 24 GB in performance. The compact dual-slot Founders Edition design looks gorgeous and is of amazing build quality.
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MSI's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X comes with a huge triple-slot cooler that's 33 cm long. Its large factory OC makes the card faster than even the RTX 3090. Thanks to great fan settings, the card is the quietest RTX 3080 Ti tested today, even quieter than the watercooled ASUS STRIX LC.
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