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AMD's Radeon RX 460 promises entry level gaming for the masses, with pricing starting at $109. We are reviewing the ASUS RX 460 STRIX OC, which comes with 4 GB instead of 2 GB and an additional 6-pin power connector, at a $140 price point.
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NVIDIA released their new Pascal based Titan X earlier this week. It is based on a brand-new GP102 graphics processor, which is even more power efficient than the one in the GTX 1080. In our review of this $1200 card, we take a closer look at whether there is a way to justify the purchase somehow.
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Today, AMD releases their Radeon RX 470, a more cost-efficient, trimmed-down version of the RX 480. For review, we have the ASUS STRIX, an overclocked custom design with a completely new dual-slot, dual-fan cooler that stops its fans in idle and light load.
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MSI's Radeon RX 480 Gaming X is the first custom-design RX 480 with a good cooler that manages low noise levels and temperatures, which is the only way to compete with the GTX 1060. The card is also overclocked out of the box and includes user-adjustable RGB lighting.
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Palit's GTX 1060 Super JetStream is a custom design variant of the GTX 1060 with a triple-slot thermal solution that promises low temperatures and low fan noise. Also, the card is highly overclocked out of the box for a performance advantage over the NVIDIA reference design.
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The ASUS RX 480 STRIX OC is the first custom design variant of the RX 480 we are reviewing. It comes with the same cooler as the STRIX GTX 1080, which ensures excellent temperatures. ASUS has also improved the power capability of their card since it comes with an 8-pin power connector.
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MSI's GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X comes with a large dual-fan thermal solution that's incredibly quiet and stops the fans in idle and light gaming. The card is overclocked out of the box as well without sacrificing any of the marvellous power efficiency NVIDIA's Pascal provides.
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Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of $249 to $299.
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EVGA's GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked comes with the company's new ACX 3.0 thermal solution, which uses a dual-fan, dual-slot heatsink to keep the card cool no matter what you throw at it. The card is also the quietest GTX 1070 we tested so far - even quieter than the MSI GTX 1070 Gaming.
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Palit's GTX 1080 GameRock uses a mighty triple-slot dual-fan design, which provides excellent temperatures and noise levels that are better than those of any GTX 1080 we have tested so far. The fans also turn off in idle, and thanks to the large overclock out the box, the card is the fastest GTX 1080 we have tested to date.
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Today, AMD is introducing their new 14 nanometer Polaris architecture. The first card we are reviewing is the Radeon RX 480, a highly affordable 8 GB card that sets out to shatter current price-to-performance ratios. In terms of performance, you can expect speeds between the GTX 980 and GTX 970.
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In their marketing leading up to the Polaris launch today, AMD showed two Radeon RX 480 cards running in CrossFire, beating NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 - at a much lower price point. We have a review of two of these cards running 16 games at 4 resolutions in CrossFire.
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MSI's GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X is an overclocked custom-design variant of the GTX 1070 that is whisper quiet even during heavy gaming thanks to its dual-fan TwinFrozr thermal solution. We also overclocked this $439 card in our review, where it's even faster than the GeForce GTX 1080.
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Crysis 4K at more than 60 FPS! We take a close look at multi-GPU SLI with two GeForce GTX 1080 cards in 16 games and at 4 resolutions. We used an SLI HB bridge for all testing, but also have numbers with the old bridge to find out whether a high-bandwidth bridge is absolutely necessary for SLI on Pascal.
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The ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 Gaming OC is the highest clocked GTX 1080 variant so far, running almost 2000 MHz actual clock on average, which has it boost up to 2050 MHz out of the box without a manual overclock. The new cooler is not only quiet but also looks good, and the backplate has RGB illumination.
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The Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming comes in at $649, which is $50 cheaper than NVIDIA's Founders Edition card. The card is overclocked out of the box, and its heatsink works much better than the one on the FE. It features idle-fan off, runs cooler without throttling, and is still quieter while gaming.
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MSI's GTX 1080 Gaming X is an overclocked, custom-design variant of the GTX 1080 that doesn't throttle. Its fans are also nearly inaudible in heavy gaming, switching off completely while the card is cool for zero noise output in idle and light gaming.
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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 is nearly twice as fast as the GTX 970, easily beating the $1000 Titan X and GTX 970 SLI at only $379/$449. It is built on the same platform as the GeForce 1080, using the same GPU and cooler, but with GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR5X. As expected, power efficiency is amazing, and overclocking works well too.
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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 was announced recently. Today, we have the first review! Performance is incredible, doubling GTX 970 performance levels. Efficiency is also sky high, nearly doubling everything we've seen from NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture. Our GTX 1080 review compares 10 cards in 16 games at up to 4K resolution.
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ASUS recently released a GTX 950 that runs without any power connectors, making it the fastest graphics card in this performance class. In our review, we will test how the board deals with the 75 W power limit and how that affects performance.
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Close to the market launch of AMD's Radeon Pro Duo, the $1499 Fiji-based dual-GPU graphics card, we walk you through the card's design, AMD's performance claims, and what to realistically expect from the card.
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Gigabyte's new GTX 980 Ti XtremeGaming is highly overclocked, yet more affordable than other GTX 980 Ti variants. It also comes with a quiet triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that stops the fans in idle and provides great temperatures.
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The GTX 980 Ti Matrix is ASUS' flagship card for its current GPU lineup. It is priced at $720 and comes with tons of enthusiast tuning options, a huge triple-slot cooler, and a large overclock. Out of the box, the card is the fastest GTX 980 Ti we have ever tested!
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Sapphire's R9 390 Nitro is equipped with a triple-fan cooler that runs very quiet and also delivers good temperatures of only 65°C during heavy gaming. The card, which trades blows with the GTX 970, is also overclocked out of the box and provides a dual-BIOS as an extra safety net.
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Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard, which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing, the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's not as expensive as the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning either.
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