The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is no longer top dog in its GPU family – that honour now goes the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti and, of course, the frankly ridiculous Titan Xp. However, with graphics card prices currently hitting all-time highs due to the rather ridiculous craze for cryptocurrency mining, the GTX 1080 is now our top choice for those after a 4K capable graphics card. If you don’t believe us, check out our Best graphics card 2018 article to see why we’ve picked this one and not its Ti counterpart. To help us discover why it’s our 4K graphics card of choice, we’ve got the economically monikered MSI Gaming X 8GB Twin Frozr VI. To the benchmarks! Of course, many flavours of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080 wonder chipset are available, but all come with 2560 eye-candy-creating shader cores, 160 texture units, 64 rendering output units for spitting out finished pixels, a 256-bit memory bus and a healthy 8GB of … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The best 4K graphics card right now
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AMD loves to provide PC users with a great $99 CPU, and with the Ryzen 3 2200G, it's delivered a genuine classic. Traditional wisdom suggests that when constructing a gaming PC, you need to purchase both CPU and GPU, but the Red Team's latest offering delivers an all-in-one package - a quad-core Ryzen CPU, paired with Radeon RX Vega graphics. You'll need to be realistic with quality settings and resolutions - you've got just over 1.1 teraflops of compute to play with - but this entry-level processor can indeed run most triple-A PC titles, and we had a lot of fun proving that. In addition to the keenly-priced 2200G, there's also an accompanying, more powerful, somewhat pricier Ryzen 5 2400G - and this brace of APUs are actually the first we can thoroughly recommend owing to their integration into AMD's all-encompassing AM4 platform. As good as they may have been for their time, previous generation APUs have required their own motherboards, limiting upgrade potential. However, if you … [Read more...] about Ryzen 3 2200G/ Ryzen 5 2400G review: triple-A gaming without a graphics card?
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is a relatively new graphics cards and we are still seeing custom versions coming out. Just recently we saw the GALAX GTX 1070 Ti HOF and that is one hell of a graphics card. The question that we are going to answer here today is whether or not running games with Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti SLI worth it? Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti SLI Worth It? If you already have an Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and were considering another one then you have come to the right place. Here we are going to take a look at some modern AAA titles as well as some classics that are used for benchmarking and we are going to see what kind of performance boosts we get when we add a second Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti into the mix. Test Configuration The following are all the hardware components that were used for this test. CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.7 GHz all cores Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING motherboard GPU: ZOTAC GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme @ stock speeds SLI Bridge: ZOTAC HB SLI Bridge RAM: Corsair Vengence LPX … [Read more...] about Running Games With Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti SLI Worth It? (Up To 99% Scaling With Second Graphics Card)
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card
Nvidia's surprise announcement and launch of the Titan V upped the ante for the fastest graphics card in the world. Former Titan cards cost $1,000, and the Titan X and Xp moved the target a bit further north to $1,199. With the Titan V, Nvidia goes for a completely different class of users, checking in at a breezy $2,999. Who could possibly need such a graphics card? Well, not gamers—or at least, not people who are only interested in playing games. We didn't make Nvidia's shortlist for an initial Titan V sample—"it's not for gaming" was the curt response—but Falcon Northwest came through with a drool-worthy PC that kicks practicality to the curb and goes all-in on style and performance. The latest version of the company's Tiki naturally includes the Titan V, but the luxurious hardware doesn't stop there. The potent totem includes Intel's fastest CPU for gaming, the Core i7-8700K, paired with 32GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 RAM, and then forget about storage bottlenecks with … [Read more...] about The $3K Titan V is the fastest graphics card, even though it’s not for gaming