ASUS AND ROG GEFORCE RTX 2060 GRAPHICS CARDS GETS ANNOUNCED : RAY TRACING ON A BUDGET

PRESS RELEASE The GPU world was hyped up when NVIDIA announced its RTX lineup of GPU’s. They started off with the monstrous RTX 2080 and followed it up with its younger sibling the GTX 2070. Now, Nvidia has launched the apparent “budget RTX”: RTX 2060. The GeForce RTX 2060 sports 1920 CUDA cores, meaning we’re looking at a 30 SM configuration, versus RTX 2070’s 36 SMs. As the core architecture of Turing is designed to scale with the number of SMs, this means that all of the core compute features…

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Asus Strix RX 460 OC Leaked

We have yet another leak, this time around its the Asus Strix RX 460 OC GPU which has popped up, we have a few slides which got leaked and show a considerable amount of information regarding the Strix RX 460. Specifications : Direct CUII Cooling : Apart from the usual specifications and photos we have slides showing that the card comes equipped with Asus’s Direct CUII cooling solution  which makes the card 30% cooler and 3 times quieter. AURA RGB Lightining : Strix RX 460 also comes equipped with AURA…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Asus ROG announced its latest addition to the Strix lineup the Geforce GTX 1080 The Strix card comes VR-ready and sports an RGB lighting system christened “Aura”. Some of the Key features are listed below : Fastest gaming performance: Up to 6.5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7.4% faster gaming performance in Hitman Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect  for up to 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components Game…

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ASUS GTX980Ti STRIX OC Review : Titan X for cheap

The GPU market has seen the same transition for the last couple of years like the CPU market. Nvidia and AMD fighting for the graphics supremacy has more often than not been a very even battle, with both companies releasing products steadily at a less than a year cadence to outrun each other. But over the last year or so, the share of wins has been more for camp green. If we consider the fact that the GPU manufacturing lithography is stuck at 28nm for quite some time (while the…

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Asus Strix Tactic Pro Review

Asus has quite a significant presence in the world of motherboards, graphic cards, notebooks, phones, tablets and computer components. They have a presence in every facet of the computer industry but the effect of their presence in the world of gaming peripherals was a bit lacking to be honest. The RoG line up, while sporting some brilliant motherboards, lagged behind in this aspect. While their diverse range of products were present they were merely adequate and none of the mice or headsets really stood out. With the release of the…

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Asus Strix Claw and Glide Speed review

In 2012, BMW DesignWorks USA and ThermalTake had a joint venture where they designed an entire range of gaming peripherals called the Level 10 series. It consisted of a mouse and a headset specifically designed for what the gamer wanted or more accurately what ThermalTake thought the gamer wanted. The mouse wasn’t a design marvel by any measure of the word but it did have its merits, extremely good ergonomics and a decent sensor rounded up this mouse. Let the idea just sink in, a company that is in the…

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ASUS GTX980 STRIX OC Review

We had an initial look at ASUS’ GTX980 STRIX OC in my previous article here. Now let’s see if it has a performance to match its looks. Test Setup: Intel Core i7-3930K running at stock 3.2 GHz, cooled by SVGTech HOC40 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard, BIOS 4403 GSKILL RipjawsZ 16 GB DDR3 memory, 9-9-9-24-2T ASUS GTX980 STRIX OC, NVidia Driver Version 344.65 (WHQL) Corsair HX750W 80+ Silver PSU Corsair Carbide Air 540 enclosure for closed testing Kingston SSDNow V300 64 GB SSD as boot drive, WD Green 3 TB drive…

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