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Misc Pics (21 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 16-April-2021  15:25:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Dan and Axe this week!








Thursday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 15-April-2021  00:32:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Input Etc:
Thermaltake W1 Wireless Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ROG Keris Wireless Optical Mouse on APHNetworks.
Corsair PBT DOUBLE-SHOT PRO Keycap Mod Kit on Tweaktown.
Corsair K70 RGB TKL and Sabre RGB Pro keyboard and mouse on NeoSeeker.
i-Rocks K71M RGB Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
HyperX Alloy Elite 2 mechanical gaming keyboard on DVHardware.
Thermaltake W1 Wireless Gaming Keyboard on FunkyKit.
CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO CHAMPION SERIES mouse on Vortez.
CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Keyboard + Mint Green Replacement Keycaps on TechPowerUp.
CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL keyboard on Vortez.
Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on Tweaktown.
CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
Corsair K70 RGB TKL keyboard on Guru3D.
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro mouse on TechPowerUp.
Logitech MX Vertical mouse on DVHardware.

Video Cards:
PowerColor Red Devil Ultimate Radeon RX 6900 XT on HotHardware.
ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming D on TechPowerUp.
Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V on HotHardware.
GeForce RTX 3070 vs. Radeon RX 6700 XT: 45 Game Benchmark on TechSpot.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC on Guru3D.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT in Crypto Mining: ETH Mining @ 120W tweaked on Tweaktown.

Cases:
Antec Dark Cube on TechPowerUp.
Cougar Gemini T PRO video review by OCClub.

Portable & Prebuilt:
OnePlus Watch Review: A Great First Effort In Need Of Polish on HotHardware.
Razer Book 13 on TechSpot.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review: A Petite Premium Powerhouse on HotHardware.

Cooling:
be quiet! Silent Loop 2 (280mm) on Guru3D.
Cooler Master MA612 Stealth ARGB CPU cooler video review by OCClub.

Misc:
Corsair RM650x (2021) power supply on Guru3D.
TP-Link Archer GX90 Wireless Router on APHNetworks.



Wednesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 14-April-2021  23:55:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
Intel Core i5-11400F Review: The New Value Champ on TechSpot.
ASRock Z590 Taichi
GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER on Vortez.
GIGABYTE Z590 Vision G Motherboard on Tweaktown.
ASRock Z590 Extreme on Guru3D.
MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi on Vortez.
ASRock Z590 Taichi on Vortez.
MSI MEG Z590 ACE Motherboard on Tweaktown.

Memory:
Neo Forza MARS RGB 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 Kit on MadShrimps.
Neo Forza FAYE 64GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Dual-Channel Kit on NikKTech.

Storage:
Corsair MP400 2 TB SSD on TechPowerUp.
Neo Forza eSports NFP075 1 TB on TechPowerUp.
SilverStone ECU06, ECU07, MS12 SSDs on APHNetworks.
Sabrent Rocket Pro 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD on NikKTech.

Audio Visual:
ANNKE NC400 Super HD 4MP Night Chroma IP Camera on NikKTech.
MSI Immerse GH61 Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
Lypertek PurePlay Z3 True Wireless Earbuds on TechPowerUp.
XGIMI Mogo Pro+ Projector on TechPowerUp.
Genesis HELIUM 300BT ARGB Bluetooth Speakers on FunkyKit.
MSI Immerse GH61 headset on TechPowerUp.



Misc Pics (31 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 9-April-2021  14:13:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!








Monday Night (3 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-April-2021  23:36:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Got to be careful catching up on news, to make sure no April Fools stories have stuck into the newsbox..

Anyway, first up is this story that China's first domestically produced 7nm GPGPU is nearing mass production. Tianshu Zhixin claimed that BI offers "nearly twice the performance of mainstream manufacturers' products" at a lower power consumption while also offering a more attractive price-to-performance ratio. (Pricing details weren't revealed, however.) The company said that its "progress of product development and commercial application is 1-2 years ahead of domestic counterparts." That's an important lead to claim as China pushes companies to reduce their reliance on foreign products. Still mostly vapourware but interesting nontheless.

Meanwhile LG have announced they will be exiting the mobile phone business. LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced that it is closing its mobile business unit. The decision was approved by its board of directors earlier today. LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services.

AMD have warned of a potential Spectre-style attack in Zen 3 CPUs. The attack is similar in scope to Spectre and involves a feature introduced with Zen 3 called Predictive Store Forwarding (PSF). PSF, in effect, guesses the result of a load and uses speculative execution with subsequent commands. "In typical code, PSF provides a performance benefit by speculating on the load result and allowing later instructions to begin execution sooner than they otherwise would be able to," AMD explains. "Most of the time, the PSF prediction is accurate. However, there are cases where the prediction may not be accurate and cause incorrect CPU speculation."

Tweaktown have a RTX 3060 Roundup. The new GeForce RTX 3060 is the new mid-range member of the Ampere family, offering up GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER levels of performance -- and if available in better numbers (or at all) -- on the cheap. The MSRP for the GeForce RTX 3060 is meant to start at $329 but unfortunately GPU prices are out of control right now. In a perfect world you'd be able to buy the GeForce RTX 3060 so let's pretend we're there right now -- and you can buy the GeForce RTX 3060. This article will help you at least cover 4 of the custom variants of the RTX 3060 that I've had through my doors.

TechPowerUp checked out the PCI-Express Resizable BAR setting on NVIDIA cards. 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.

Gibbon noticed that our friend Captains Workspace has checked out the RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti - it seems around this time every year that he gets the latest unreleased goodies. :) The video is amazing as always.



Monday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-April-2021  10:52:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Pro Wi-Fi Motherboard on Tweaktown.
MSI MEG Z590 ACE on Guru3D.
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII HERO on Guru3D.
Intel Core i9-11900K and i5-11600K on LanOC.
ASROCK Z590 Phantom Gaming Velocita on TechPowerUp.
Intel Core i9-11900K Review: Not a Great Flagship CPU on TechSpot.

Audio Visual:
HyperX Cloud Buds Wireless Headphones on FunkyKit.
EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Gaming Wireless Earbuds on NikKTech.
MOVO Microphones Roundup on NeoSeeker.
Philips Wireless Neckband ANC PN505 Bluetooth Earphones on APHNetworks.
Reolink RLN16-410 PoE NVR video review by OCClub.

Power Supply:
Be Quiet! Dark Power 12 - 850W PSU on Guru3D.
Gigabyte P450B Power Supply on FunkyKit.
Corsair RMx Series 850 W (2021) on TechPowerUp.
Cougar GEX 850 Power Supply on FunkyKit.
Gigabyte P1000GM Power Supply on FunkyKit.

Portable & Prebuilt:
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Review: Great 5G Flagships With A Catch on HotHardware.
Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Review: Beastly 64-Core Performance on HotHardware.

Cooling:
Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 Prismatic/SF120M ARGB Fan on FunkyKit.
SilentiumPC Navis EVO ARGB 360 V2 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler on NikKTech.

Cases:
Antec P10 FLUX Computer Case on APHNetworks.
Cougar DarkBlader X5 RGB mid-tower on NeoSeeker.
MSI MPG Gungnir 110M on TechPowerUp.

Software:
21 Years of Hitman: How Stealth Action Got Perfected on TechSpot.
The Sim Side: 2021 Test Suite Overview – Assetto Corsa Competizione on BabelTechReviews.

Storage:
Samsung 870 EVO SSD on ThinkComputers.
Quick Look: iStorage diskAshur M2 on TechPowerUp.
Patriot Memory Viper VP4100 PCI-E m.2 Gen 4x4 1TB SSD on MadShrimps.
Lexar NM620 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.

Input Etc:
EVGA X17 Review - 8K Polling Rate FTW mouse on TechPowerUp.
CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT Gaming Keyboard on Vortez.
GHT PW-S7403H USB HDMI 4 Port KVM Switch on OCINside.
Corsair K55 RGB PRO XT keyboard on Guru3D.
NlZ Plum x87 35g Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.

Memory:
Patriot Viper Steel 64GB DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Dual-Channel Kit memory on NikKTech.



Misc Pics (39 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 2-April-2021  14:24:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Have a safe and happy long weekend - thanks to mpot, Axe and metamorphosis this week!










Intel Rocket Lake Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K CPUs (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 31-March-2021  00:41:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A heap of Rocket Lake reviews just arrived in the news box. These are of course Intel's new CPU family, and the specific parts today seem to be the Core i5-11600K, a mid-range, 6-core, 12-thread CPU and the Core i9-11900K, which despite being the flagship CPU has only 8 cores and 16 threads. These CPUs have the new Gen12 Xe integrated GPU as well. There's some Z590 motherboard reviews too, so with no further ado:

Intel Core i9-11900K Review - World's Fastest Gaming Processor? on TechPowerUp.
Intel Core i5-11600K Review - Impressive Value on TechPowerUp.
Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake S" CPU on Tweaktown.
Intel Core i5-11600K vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs. Core i5-10600K on TechSpot.
Intel Core i5-11600K "Rocket Lake S" CPU on Tweaktown.
Intel Core i5 11600K + Core i9 11900K Linux Performance Across ~400 Benchmarks on Phoronix.
Intel Core i9-11900K on Guru3D.
Intel Core i5-11600K on Guru3D.
Intel Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K on Vortez.
Intel Core i9-11900K And i5-11600K Review: Rocket Lake-S Liftoff on HotHardware.
ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E (11th Gen) on TechPowerUp.
MSI MEG Z590 ACE (11th Gen) on TechPowerUp.
Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master (11th Gen) on TechPowerUp.
Gigabyte Z590I AORUS Ultra (11th Gen) on TechPowerUp.
MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X (11th Gen) on TechPowerUp.
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero on TechPowerUp.

Discussion continues in this thread.



Tuesday Night (15 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 30-March-2021  23:48:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Telstra is going to split into sub-companies in an upcoming restructure. Telstra said there will be no changes to ownership levels as part of the restructure, which will split the company into four divisions - InfraCo Fixed, InfraCo Towers, ServeCo and Telstra International. Mr Penn added the restructure will not effect any executive positions and will not lead to any job losses beyond what has been previously outlined under its T22 program. I'm reminded of this quote.

Meanwhile TSMC have grown into a linchpin of the global economy. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the largest contract chipmaker in the world, is building a plant to make 3 nanometer chips, semiconductors expected to be up to 70 percent faster and more power-efficient than the most advanced in production now and which will be used in devices from smartphones to supercomputers.

Intel have hired Justin Long, formerly of the "I'm a Mac" ads, to make some snarky PC vs Mac ads. In five video ads labeled "Justin Gets Real" that have been published to Intel's YouTube channel, Long begins by saying, "Hello, I'm a... Justin, just a real person doing a real comparison between Mac and PC," referencing the "Hello, I'm a Mac" and "I'm a PC" start to Apple's numerous ads. Long briefly examines a Windows laptop with an Intel processor, then an Apple Silicon-equipped Mac. Eventually he comes to conclusions about how the Macs are too limited compared to what the Intel PCs can do. Is it just me or does this seem kinda childish for one of the biggest tech companies in the world? I guess it's fair play in response to the original "I'm a Mac" ads.

Aircraft nerds will enjoy this guided tour of an F-15C cockpit. Today Ars Technica brings you inside the pilot’s seat of an F-15C Eagle fighter jet to break down every button in the cockpit. Join retired United States Air Force pilot Col. Andrea Themely as she walks you through everything at your disposal, from emergency features and communication controls to navigation features and weapons and defense.

If flight simulators, punchy-punchy or shooty shooty rooty patooty games are a bit too exciting for you, maybe Lawn Mowing Simulator is more your style. New lawn care professionals will be able to visit the British countryside, large equestrian fields, castle grounds and much more, to take care of incredible landscapes. ... Besides the game's gorgeous look, the developers managed to license mowers models from Toro, STIGA, SCAG. Pfft, no John Deere?

From the "because I can" files comes this story of booting DOS from a vinyl record. There is a small ROM boot loader that operates the built-in “cassette interface” of the PC (that was hardly ever used), invoked by the BIOS if all the other boot options fail, i.e. floppy disk and the hard drive. The turntable spins an analog recording of a small bootable read-only RAM drive, which is 64K in size. This contains a FreeDOS kernel, modified by me to cram it into the memory constraint, a micro variant of COMMAND.COM and a patched version of INTERLNK, that allows file transfer through a printer cable, modified to be runnable on FreeDOS. As you can imagine, the audio on the video is deeply unpleasant.

TechPowerUp have a guide to building a keyboard. Instead of reviewing someone else's prebuilt keyboard, we today take a look at how hot-swappable switch sockets make it extremely easy to build your own. This particular article covers a 68% form factor keyboard that is put through four uncommon Gateron switches and topped off with a fairly unique set of keycaps!

Today's timewaster is this Escape Room made with Google Docs. Alrighty then.



Sunday Evening (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 28-March-2021  19:14:42 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Google Doodle a few days ago was about David Warren. David Ronald de Mey Warren AO (20 March 1925 – 19 July 2010) was an Australian scientist, best known for inventing and developing the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder (also known as FDR, CVR, and "the black box").

There's reports of a Rocket Lake CPU doing 6.5GHz on LN2. There is overclocking, and then there is extreme overclocking, the latter of which requires equally extreme cooling solutions. The go-to method of choice for record overclock attempts is liquid nitrogen, otherwise known as LN2. And it was LN2 that a pair of overclocking enthusiasts in India employed to bring an Intel Core i9-11900K processor all the way to 6,500MHz (or 6.5GHz).

Intel recently announced their plans for manufacturing, innovation and leadership for the future. During the company’s global “Intel Unleashed: Engineering the Future” webcast, Gelsinger shared his vision for “IDM 2.0,” a major evolution of Intel’s integrated device manufacturing (IDM) model. Gelsinger announced significant manufacturing expansion plans, starting with an estimated $20 billion investment to build two new factories (or “fabs”) in Arizona. He also announced Intel’s plans to become a major provider of foundry capacity in the U.S. and Europe to serve customers globally.

Meanwhile there is a global semiconductor shortage. The shortage in chips, the “brain” within every electronic device in the world, has been steadily worsening since last year. Initially the problem was only a temporary delay in supplies as factories shut down when the coronavirus pandemic first hit. However, although production is back to normal, a new surge in demand driven by changing habits fuelled by the pandemic means that it is now reaching crisis point.

Matt sent over this amusing (but probably surprisingly useful) website: The High QA Guy. When I'm high, I have trouble using websites/apps. If your website works for somebody who is stoned, your website can work for anyone.

Also from Matt, news that the UK have released a new fifty pound note with Alan Turing on it - great news! To celebrate, they have released a puzzle challenge to test any would-be codebreakers. I got through the first three pretty quickly..



Sunday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 28-March-2021  13:57:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASUS ROG Strix B550-Xe Gaming Wi-Fi on Tweaktown.
ASRock Z590 PG Velocita on Guru3D.
MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
HP Spectre X360 13 (2021) Review: Gem-Cut Beauty Of A Laptop on HotHardware.
Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast (Phantom Canyon) SFF PC on Tweaktown.

Memory:
Thermaltake Toughram XG RGB 16GB DDR4 2x 8GB DDR4-3600 RAM on OCInside.
HyperX Fury RGB 32GB DDR4 3200MHZ CL16 Dual-Channel Kit on NikKTech.

Storage:
Team Group T-Force Cardea IOPS 1 TB on TechPowerUp.
ADATA SE900G 2TB USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Portable SSD on Tweaktown.

Cases:
Thermaltake The Tower 100 Snow mITX on APHNetworks.
XPG Starker on TechPowerUp.
Thermaltake View 51 TG ARGB on ThinkComputers.

Video Cards:
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT vs. 5700 XT: Clock-for-Clock Performance on TechSpot.
XFX MERC319 6700 XT on LanOC.

Input Etc:
CORSAIR K65 RGB MINI Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on MadShrimps.
Razer Viper 8K mouse on TechPowerUp.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse on TechPowerUp.

Misc:
Woojer Vest Edge Haptic Vest For Games & Music on NikKTech.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro Review and Ring Chime on FunkyHome.
EnGenius ECW120 Wireless Access Point video review by OCClub.



Misc Pics (37 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 26-March-2021  15:09:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Seems to have finally stopped raining here.. hope you haven't been too badly affected by the floods.









Tuesday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 23-March-2021  18:28:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Cooling:
CORSAIR iCUE SP120 RGB ELITE Fan on TechPowerUp.
Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.

Audio Visual:
Creative Sound Blaster Z SE High-Performance PCI-E Gaming & Entertainment DAC on NikKTech.
ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless Gaming Headset on APHNetworks.
Cougar Phontum Pro Headset on OCClub.

Memory:
Neo Forza MARS 16GB DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Dual-Channel Kit on NikKTech.
XPG SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme DDR4-5000 MHz CL19 2x8 GB on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
Enermax CyberBron 700W 80+ Bronze PSU on FunkyKit.
Sandberg Survivor Camper Powerbank 42000mAh on NikKTech.
Cooler Master V650 Gold V2 White Edition 650W on APHNetworks.

Storage:
T-FORCE CARDEA IOPS Gen 3 x4 PCIe NVMe 1TB SSD on BabelTechReviews.
Lexar Professional 1066x SDXC UHS-I Silver 128GB Flash Memory on APHNetworks.
Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
Neo Forza eSports NFP075 m.2 2280 1TB PCIe SSD on MadShrimps.
Buffalo LinkStation SoHo LS720DB NAS on Tweaktown.
Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 2TB SSD on MadShrimps.
Silicon Power Superior 1TB MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card on NikKTech.

Cases:
Thermaltake The Tower 100 ITX case on OCInside.
XPG Defender Pro E-ATX chassis on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
Kailh Box Jade Switch for keyboards on OCClub.
Genesis Xenon 770 Hybrid FPS/MMO Mouse and Boron 500 XXL RGB Mouse Pad on FunkyKit.
Cooler Master MM831 Gaming Mouse (with Qi Wireless Charging) on FunkyKit.
Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless split keyboard on DVHardware.
Sharkoon Light² S mouse on TechPowerUp.
Thermaltake ARGENT MP1 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad on FunkyKit.
EVGA X17 Gaming Mouse on FunkyKit.
Ajazz K620T 2.0 Keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Corsair K65 RGB MINI 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard on Tweaktown.
CORSAIR K65 RGB MINI keyboard on TechPowerUp.
Corsair K65 RGB Mini keyboard on Guru3D.
Corsair K65 RGB Mini Gaming Keyboard on ThinkComputers.
Thermaltake ARGENT K5 RGB Gaming Keyboard on FunkyKit.
Corsair Katar Pro XT mouse on TechPowerUp.

Video Cards:
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC on TechPowerUp.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT NITRO+ on Guru3D.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING on Tweaktown.
PowerColor RX 6800 Red Devil on OCClub.

Networking:
Vilfo VPN Router on TechPowerUp.
EnGenuis ECS1008P PoE 8 Port Layer 2 Switch video review by OcClub.

Misc:
Vivify Aceso W10 and Vivify Arquus W73 cables on OCInside.
Going Medieval Preview game on OCClub.
MSI MEG Z590 ACE motherboard on TechPowerUp.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: A Loaded, Value-Priced Android Flagship smartphone on HotHardware.



Win Stuff with OCAU Sponsors! (16 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 21-March-2021  13:32:56 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I noticed some of our sponsors have giveaways at the moment. These are not being run on OCAU so be aware some of them give you more entries for social media posts etc.

First up is OCAU Major Sponsor Computer Alliance, giving you the chance to win an 11th Gen Intel CPU & Gigabyte Motherboard Bundle, or a complete Alliance i7 Kratos Gaming Desktop:


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Next is OCAU Major Sponsor Scorptec, where you can win one of 3 Intel Core 11th Gen Rocket Lake Processors:


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Finally, OCAU sponsor PLE Computers are giving away an Intel 11th Gen 11700K Desktop Processor & ROG Strix Z590-E WiFi ATX Motherboard:


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Misc Pics (29 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 19-March-2021  14:17:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!








AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (3 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 19-March-2021  00:30:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have unveiled the RX 6700 XT GPU. This is a mid-range card, aiming for high-FPS gaming at 1440p resolution, so competes with the RTX 3070 or 3060 Ti. However, one of the main battlegrounds for GPUs nowadays is simply availability. Value for money doesn't count for much if they're not on the shelves. Part of the launch strategy for this card is to have lots of variants immediately available from lots of partners, instead of just an in-house reference card. So here's a few reviews of those various cards, from around the web:

XFX RX 6700 XT MERC 319 on OCClub.
Powercolor Radeon RX 6700 XT Hellhound on Guru3D.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT on TechSpot.
MSI RX 6700 XT Gaming X on LanOC.
The Red Devil & Reference RX 6700 XT take on the RTX 3070 & RTX 3060 Ti on BabelTechReviews.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (reference) on Guru3D.
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X on Guru3D.
XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT MERC 319 on Guru3D.
ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT STRIX OC on Guru3D.
XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 Black on TechPowerUp.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT Nitro+ on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X on TechPowerUp.
PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil on TechPowerUp.
PowerColor Red Devil RX 6700 XT on Vortez.
ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT STRIX OC on TechPowerUp.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X on ThinkComputers.

Discussion continues in this thread in our Video Cards forum.




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