We bring you the world's first GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5X review. NVIDIA has recently released a new GTX 1060 variant that uses faster GDDR5X chips instead of GDDR5. While out of the box speeds are identical, we found it to house the potential for a massive 44% memory overclock, which lifts the card to new performance levels.
Square Enix has added DLSS support to Final Fantasy XV. We take a closer look at NVIDIA's new machine-learning-powered image enhancement technique and provide comparison pictures for you to check out yourself.
The ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX OC is a custom-design variant using a large triple-slot cooler that delivers excellent temperatures or very low noise levels because of the inclusion of a dual-BIOS feature, which offers a "quiet" mode. ASUS has also upgraded the power delivery capability of their card to 8-phase with 6+8-pin power input.
Zotac's RTX 2080 AMP Extreme has the highest GPU clock of all RTX 2080 cards released so far, and its memory is overclocked, too. The VRM has been massively upgraded, featuring a total of 20 phases! Unlike previous cards, the AMP Extreme has Samsung memory, which overclocks much better than Micron.
Sapphire's RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition features an overclock on both the GPU and memory. What really helps against the GTX 1060 is that Sapphire included a "quiet" BIOS that rivals noise levels of the best GTX 1060 cards we ever tested.
AMD today released the Radeon RX 590, which is an improved 12 nanometer version of the RX 580. Thanks to a large clock-speed increase, the card beats the GTX 1060 6 GB by 10%. XFX's RX 590 Fatboy comes with a large triple-slot cooler to keep the card cool and noise levels low.
Zotac's GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme is the highest-clocked RTX 2070 card out there, and its memory is overclocked, too. This results in 7% higher performance than the Founders Edition, which is finally a meaningful increase for an out-of-the-box overclock on GeForce 20.
The RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra is EVGA's flagship RTX 2080 Ti. It comes with a large triple-slot triple-fan cooler that delivers amazing temperatures. Power limits have also been increased, and the VRM is stronger than ever with 16-phases for the GPU and three phases for the GDDR6 memory.
EVGA's RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra comes with a large triple-slot, dual-fan cooler and is overclocked out of the box. EVGA picked smart, balanced fan settings, making this one of the quietest RTX 2080 Ti cards we tested so far, and it comes with the wonderful idle-fan-stop feature, too.
The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Z comes at NVIDIA Founders Edition pricing of $600, yet beats that card in every regard. The cooler is whisper-quiet during even heavy gaming sessions, and when not loaded, the fans turn off completely because of the idle-fan-stop feature.
EVGA's GeForce RTX 2070 Black is sold for just $499, a price point at which it has better price/performance than the GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, Vega 56, and Vega 64. Compared to the more expensive RTX 2070 Founders Edition, the performance difference is almost negligible, too.
GeForce RTX 2070 is NVIDIA's most affordable RTX-capable graphics card today. We ran it through 23 games at three resolutions, and the performance results are encouraging. The card sits right between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, with pricing lower than for the GTX 1080 Ti, and you get all the new features, like DLSS and RTX.
Zotac's RTX 2080 Ti AMP is the company's current GeForce RTX flagship. The card is built around a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that delivers amazing temperatures of only 65°C. It's the first custom-design we review that's sold at a price matching the NVIDIA Founders Edition: $1,199.
Gigabyte's RTX 2080 Gaming OC is a customized, overclocked variant of the RTX 2080. It runs at a boost clock of 1815 MHz, which is 15 MHz higher than the Founders Edition. Gigabyte has also released a new BIOS that increases the card's power limit. We ran all our tests with the stock and new BIOS.
In our Turing NVLink review, we test RTX 2080 Ti SLI against RTX 2080 SLI in 23 games and also include Pascal's GTX 1080 Ti SLI numbers. Our results confirm that NVLink does give higher performance than previous generations' SLI, even though game support could be better.
It takes a lot of bandwidth to support the fastest graphics card, especially one that can play anything at 4K 60 Hz, with an eye on 120 Hz. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti could be the most bandwidth-heavy non-storage PCIe device ever built. PCI-Express gen 3.0 is facing its design limits.
Palit's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the company's flagship RTX 2080. It comes with a large triple-slot, dual-fan cooler and an overclock out of the box, to 1860 MHz, which is a 60 MHz increase over the Founders Edition.
NVIDIA debuted its Turing graphics architecture today, straightaway with the flagship RTX 2080 Ti. This card packs the promise of real-time ray tracing at 4K UHD, besides huge gains in performance. NVIDIA also put out its best cooler design since TITAN, commanding a very high price for some very beautiful visuals.
It was very bold of NVIDIA to debut its flagship implementation of the Turing architecture right next to the RTX 2080, poised to be the poster-boy of this architecture. This card packs the promise of real-time ray tracing, of sorts. NVIDIA also put out its best cooler design since TITAN. All that beauty comes at a price.
MSI's flagship graphics card for now, the Gaming X Trio combines NVIDIA's fastest GPU, the RTX 2080 Ti, with the highest factory-overclocked speed available, and some serious electrical muscle to keep it ticking. You could just consider this a halo product and skip the next Titan.
The MSI Duke brand no longer represents cheap close-to-reference alternatives. The company has given this cheaper and less glamorous implementation of the flagship RTX 2080 Ti enough love to differentiate it from the premium Gaming X product. And then there's NVIDIA RTX and all the delights that come with it.
The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC is the company's flagship graphics card, and designed to rival the quality of NVIDIA's own Founders Edition products. A high factory-overclock, bolstered by a strong VRM solution add to its premium credentials.
Palit's GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming Pro OC is built to a cost and closely resembles NVIDIA reference design, and is meant for those who want to buy into the RTX 2080 ecosystem.There's still a surprising factory overclock to be had with this card.
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC is the company's fastest RTX 2080 offering, and designed to rival the quality of NVIDIA's own Founders Edition products. A high factory overclock, bolstered by a strong VRM solution, add to its premium credentials.
The premium value of MSI's Gaming X brand is reflected in the amount of design and the premium components that went into building the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio; it has also been given a healthy factory overclock to help it in its contention to be the fastest sub-$1000 graphics card.