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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASUS RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC is THE overkill RTX 3080 Ti. It comes with a pre-filled watercooling unit, that provides cooling for the GPU and memory chips. Thanks to a factory overclock to 1830 MHz, this is the fastest RTX 3080 Ti we're testing today, but also the most expensive.
EVGA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes with a large factory overclock, which results in out-of-the-box performance higher than even the RTX 3090. EVGA is also including nine additional temperature sensors and a large power limit adjustment range of up to 450 W.
The Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMP HoloBlack has the most mesmerizing RGB lighting effects. It also comes with a factory overclock to 1710 MHz and idle fan stop. What sets this card apart from other custom designs is that its energy efficiency is actually better than the NVIDIA reference design.
Palit's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GamingPro is clocked at reference speeds, but doesn't come with a price increase over the NVIDIA MSRP. This makes the card an attractive option for gamers looking for the best 4K performance without overspend for fancy custom designs.
NVIDIA Reflex is a collection of advanced technologies set out to drastically reduce end-to-end system latency and make you a bigger threat on the virtual battlefield. We used the latest iteration of the Latency Display Analysis Tool to thoroughly test how Reflex behaves in practice.
The ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula is built using AMD's new Navi 21 XTXH chip, which runs much higher clocks than what the regular RX 6900 XT can achieve. In our testing, this is the first AMD card in a long time to beat NVIDIA's current-generation flagship, the RTX 3090.
The ASRock RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D is the first factory overclocked card that's actually faster than the AMD reference. All other competitors failed to deliver any performance gains. Not only out-of-the-box performance is good, overclocking is better than with any other RX 6700 XT, too.
PCI-Express Resizable BAR, pioneered by AMD, seems to be a magic bullet for unlocking additional double-digit FPS gains. NVIDIA finally released their implementation for GeForce Ampere cards. In our PCIe BAR review, we test the feature on RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, and 3060 Ti in 22 games, at Full HD, 1440p, and 4K.
Gigabyte's Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC comes with a triple-fan, triple-slot cooler that achieves temperatures and noise levels that are better than the AMD RX 6700 XT reference design. Unlike many other cards, we saw good overclocking potential, better than nearly every other RX 6700 XT we've tested so far.
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT introduces the new Navi 22 GPU, which is optimized to take the fight to NVIDIA in the $500 segment. The RX 6700 XT in our review beats the RTX 3060 Ti with ease and achieves performance that rivals the more expensive RTX 3070, with lower fan noise.
The ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT STRIX OC has the best cooler of all the RX 6700 XT cards we've tested today. Temperatures are 20°C better than AMD's own card! The STRIX also offers special features, like dual BIOS and two case fan headers that are synchronized with the graphics card.
MSI's Radeon RX 6700 XT uses a more compact physical design than other cards, which ensures it will fit into all cases. Even though it just has a dual-fan cooler, the card achieves an excellent balance between temperatures and noise levels: whisper-quiet when loaded, fans stopped when idle.
With the Nitro+, Sapphire sent us their RX 6700 XT flagship custom design. It comes with an excellent RGB implementation and a dual BIOS that can be toggled in software. The cooler works very well and achieves great temperatures and noise levels.
The XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 not only looks amazing, it's also by far the quietest RX 6700 XT we tested today. Despite the impressive acoustics, temperatures are uncompromised and much better than the AMD reference card. Idle fan stop is included, too, of course.
Red Devil is PowerColor's flagship design for the Radeon RX 6700 XT Series. In our testing, we saw excellent performance from the card's triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. It offers whisper-quiet acoustics and much better temperatures than the AMD reference design.
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.
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.
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.
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.