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Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B.

Joined on 04/11/20

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Blazing fast and temps are excellent

ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card TUF-RX6900XT-O16G-GAMING
ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card TUF-RX6900XT-O16G-GAMING

Pros: - Rasterization equals or exceeds a 3090. - Even at $1600, is roughly 1k less than a 3090. - Never seen it exceed 71 degrees, even after hours of Cyberpunk on Ultra - A good looking card that feels well constructed.

Cons: - HEAVY, but the card is made of metal what do you expect. - Minimal RGB, but that could be a PRO or a CON, I personally wish it had a bit more.

Overall Review: Obviously if you care about ray tracing this isn't the card for you. Personally I had a 3080 for almost a year before this card and turned on RTX 2 or 3 times and was underwhelmed. If you care about rasterization only this card is a no brainer as it performs roughly at 3090 levels but is considerably less money. I'm constantly astonished at the frame rates I get with this card. No driver issues at all in the 2 months I've had the card and the Radeon software is much better than I anticipated. Highly recommended.

Really pleased with this card

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10GB Video Card, GV-N3080GAMING OC-10GD
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10GB Video Card, GV-N3080GAMING OC-10GD

Pros: - Insane framerates. - Cannot get it above 65 c no matter what I'm playing for any length of time. - Good looking card. - Big, but not so big that it doesn't fit in my O11 Dynamic. - 4 year warranty (if you register within 30 days, still 3 years if you don't want to register)

Cons: - Had to reinstall RGB fusion to get it to see the video card (no biggie, but frustrating at first) - The parts that look silver in the phots including the backplate are not really silver, they are a dark metallic. Was really wanting silver, but again minor. - There's some wire by the heat sink I worry about that's not in any of the manufacturer photos. However every pic on reddit of someone who got this card has the same wire. Hopefully no biggie.

Overall Review: I was hoping to get a 3080 vision because I love the looks, but I'm really happy with this card. It's better looking than I thought it would be and fits well with my build. The performance is amazing and how cool it stays is just baffling.

11/24/2020

Ryzen and this memory = ❤️

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZRC
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZRC

Pros: 3600 mhz just screams with my 3700x. Plenty of tweaking headroom and (IMO) the best looking memory as well. Also not a bad price.

Cons: Not really any.

Overall Review: Highly recommended.

Phenominal

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.2) AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.2) AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

Pros: Pretty much every feature you'd want in a motherboard and overkill VRMs that will survive the sun going red giant.

Cons: Pricey for a motherboard but not really for what you're getting. I'll also agree with another review that some of the RGB header pins seems to "thin". There is an RGB plug that barely stays in place on my rig. Not sure what that's all about but a minor annoyance.

Overall Review: Sick if it's something that fits your needs.