After a month-long wait since Nvidia unveiled the GeForce RTX 20 series, we can finally bring you our performance review. As you all know by now, we have a new flagship graphics card in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with pricing starting at $1,000 for partner cards and $1,200 for the Founders Edition version, we're talking Titan X money here. Meanwhile the vanilla RTX 2080 is landing at $700 for partner models and $800 for the Founders Edition. Later next month we'll also get the RTX 2070 at $500 or $600 for the FE card. This means gamers are looking at somewhere between $100 and $300 more for an equivalent model from the previous generation. On top of that, the Founders Edition models carry a further $100 to $200 price premium, and just know these will be the only models in stock from time to time. Nevertheless it's worth noting that graphics card prices are down to regular levels . After a year of inflated prices due to indirect mining demand, the now two-year old GTX 1080 … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti Review
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Release date: June 3, 2021 (rumoured) GPU: Nvidia GA102-225 Core configuration: 10,240 CUDA cores (80 SMs) Memory: 12GB GDDR6 384-bit Performance: Faster than an RTX 3080, particularly at 4K, but only just Price: $999 most probably, although yet to be announced With a rumoured Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release date of June 3, the one thing we're sure of is that it's definitely coming. When it comes to the rumoured RTX 3080 Ti release date of June 3, 2021, however, we can't be quite so definite. That's the latest rumour, with a potential announcement happening (presumably from Jen-Hsun's kitchen) on May 31 and reviews supposedly going live on June 2. There's still no official word about the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release date from Nvidia though. The rumoured May launch was been pushed back, but the first as-yet-unreleased MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC models have begun hitting warehouses, so they do exist and that means it won't be long now. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: When is the release date, how much will it cost, and how will it perform?
It's no secret that there's a component shortage ravaging the PC building market, with demand exceeding supply by a long shot due to a boatload of depressing factors I'm not going to get into here. Currently, thanks to this fact, there's a less-than-useful PC sitting in my cupboard, with a great big hole where the GPU used to be. My partner, the cheeky bastard, having sold his Nvidia GTX 980 Ti for some spare dollar, decided to 'borrow' my GTX 1080 Ti (for science). I'm now faced with the harsh reality that once my RTX 2070 Super test rig is ripped away from me and sent back into the office, I'll be left totally GPU-less. I'm sure many of you are in a similar position—trying to acquire a new graphics card at a time where that feels almost impossible. Seems like game streaming services could be the best way to get us through. So, can I replace my physical gaming rig with one in the cloud until I'm able to buy a new graphics card? Apparently, yes! Sure, I'd love to spend my … [Read more...] about How to get into PC gaming without actually having a PC
The Intel Core i5-11400 slots into the Rocket Lake family as a surprisingly well-priced and nimble chip with six cores and 12 threads for a mere $182, or you can opt for the graphics-less F-series model for as low as $157. Surprisingly, AMD doesn't have a modern chip to fend off the 11400, so it squares off with AMD's two-year-old $199 Ryzen 5 3600 that isn't competitive with the 11400 in gaming. That makes for a one-sided battle, leaving Intel to reign uncontested in the entry-level PC gaming market and earning the Core i5-11400 a spot on our list of Best CPUs . Ryzen-refresh XT series last year that didn't address the sub-$250 market. AMD followed with the Ryzen 5000 series with an incredibly steep $300 price of entry with the beastly Ryzen 5 5600X , again not refreshing its sub-$200 lineup. Ryzen 5 3600 is also hard to find anywhere near acceptable pricing. Rocket Lake Headliners Suggested Price Cores / Threads Base (GHz) Peak Boost (Dual/All … [Read more...] about Intel Core i5-11400 Review: Unseating Ryzen’s Budget Gaming Dominance
May usually heralds the coming of new computers that aim to push technical boundaries even further. Dell’s dedicated gaming arms, Alienware and Dell Gaming, have both recently announced their new lineup of desktops and laptops that do exactly just that. The company has upped the ante with its Alienware m15, m17 and Area-51m gaming laptops recently, and will again release 2020 versions of each model. Additionally, it will also release the new Alienware Aurora , which will compete for the desks of most top-performing esports teams on the globe, such as Team Liquid. Similarly, Dell Gaming will release new iterations of its budget-friendly gaming notebooks, the Dell G3 and Dell G5. All of the above will release between May and June 2020 (specific dates are indicated below). The Alienware Area-51m R2 is the heavy-hitter (literally) among the new laptops, boasting not just a hefty exterior, but an equally beefy loadout as well. This 17-inch beast packs the new 10th-gen Intel Core … [Read more...] about Dell & Alienware roll out new supercharged PCs & laptops for hardcore gamers in summer 2020