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Wednesday , 21 October 2020

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 – AMD and Nvidia in sweet harmony

Gaming laptops have come a long way since I bought a heavy 17 inch Dell-laptop with a discrete Nvidia-card many years ago. That machine was big, heavy and noisy. It also was quite fast for its time. These days gaming laptops come in a variety of formats. True, the big heavy machines are still around. I used to own a Alienware laptop a few years ago that still were pretty big and heavy.

The last few years though a new breed of gaming laptops have emerged that are are thin and (relatively) light while still pack a punch. Nvidia:s Max-Q GPU’s that were built for laptops helped in the beginning but today you can find thin laptops even with non-Max-Q GPU’s.

For a long time the combination Intel/Nvidia was the norm for powerful gaming laptops.  AMD has tried to break in to the market but not had much success. The laptop I am looking at today, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, is another challenger to the old partnership. It comes with AMD:s latest mobile part, the Ryzen 7 4800HS combined with a Nvidia RTX2060 Max-Q, all packed into a nice slim laptop with a 15″ 240 Hz 1080P IPS-screen.

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At the same time Nvidia released the excellent RTX 3080 they also released the RTX 3090, a successor to both the RTX 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX. While the RTX 3080 comes with 16 GB VRAM, Nvidia has put a whopping 24 GB VRAM on the RTX 3090. In addition the RTX 3090 comes with 10496 CUDA cores (up from 8704 for the RTX 3080), 82 Streaming Multiprocessors, a wider memory interface and almost 1 TB/s in memory bandwith. Today I am looking at the Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24 GB. As the name implies it comes with a (minor) overclock. How much faster is it than the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC? Is it worth the extra money? Read on to to get the answers on these and many other questions.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC

Today I am reviewing the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC. As the name implies this is a factory overclocked RTX3080 that also comes with the Windforce E 3X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans. Gigabyte has a no less than 6 different RTX3080-models and this is one of the “cheapest” at $699.

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