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Tuesday , 24 November 2020

Björn Endre

Björn Endre is Mr Bjorn3D himself. He started the site in 1996 and has been busy reviewing countless products since then as well as working on the HTML of the page.

Undervolting the RTX 3080 and the RTX3090

What if you could find a way to lower both the temperature and the power consumption of your new GPU while still getting almost the same performance? Well, there is. It is called undervolting. Since the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 came out there has been a lot of talk about undervolting them to get better thermals while still getting kick-ass performance and of course I decided I wanted to try it out myself. In the following pages you can both read on how to do it yourself but also get an idea how it will affect both the performance but also the thermals (and noise level).

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Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24GB

Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle OC

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.

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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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Alphacool presents the Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N RTX 3080/3090

Alphacool has released info about their upcoming water cooler for the reference design Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3080 graphics cards: the Eisblock Aurora Plexi GPX-N. The cooler is a full cover design and comes with a new backplate for the card. The water block cold plate is made of nickel-plated …

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EVGA announces RTX30-series cards.

EVGA has also announced their Ampere-based RTX30-series cards. They will have a full spread of cards from the RTX3070 to the RTX3090. The Definition of Ultimate Performance Announcing EVGA GeForce RTX 30 Series Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture An undeniable force is here. The planets align as the next …

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Inno3D presents their RTX30-series cards

As expected we will see a lot of information from various board partners regarding their upcoming Ampere-based RTX30-series cards. First out in my inbox is Inno3D. It has been a while since I reviewed a board from them but they are coming out with a whole range of cards from …

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Nvidia DLSS 2.0 and the Nvidia RTX2060-Max Q

Introduction/How does it work? With all the focus that has been given to Raytracing on the RTX-cards there is actually an technology that I found much more interesting: Nvidia DLSS (Deep learning super sampling).  The idea is that by using machine learning games that support DLSS are able to give …

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eVGA releases eVGA Precision for Game Bar Beta

If you are using a eVGA graphics card odds are high you also are using their eVGA Precision tool which allows you to control a lot of settings on the cards including support for overclocking. A few days ago eVGA released a beta of eVGA Precision for Game Bar Beta. …

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 – AMD and Nvidia in sweet harmony

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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Gigabyte AORUS M.2 NVMe Gen4 SSD / 1TB

Introduction Usually when new consoles are being discussed the focus is on the CPU and GPU. With the PS5 and the Xbox One Series X one more component has gotten a lot of attention: the SSD. Both come with super high-speed SSD’s, especially the PS5 with a top speed of …

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ROG Strix Arion M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure

Introduction SSD’s using the NVMe form factor have been around now for a few years which means there is a chance that you will start having a few older lying around when you upgrade. It doesn’t help that most motherboards only have one or max two NVMe-slots meaning that you …

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Oculus Quest – VR done right

Introduction I’ve been interested in VR for quite some time now. While I did not back the first Oculus Rift on Kickstarter I later got the second dev-version and since then have bought HTC Vive, Sony PSVR and Oculus Go. All these devices have been good or great but all …

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MOFT Invisible Laptop stand

Introduction I think it is safe to say that laptops and notebooks in many cases are more popular than the old stationary computer. For most use cases a notebook or laptop will works just fine and be easier to use as you can bring it with you and put it …

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reMarkable – a remarkable digital notepad

The paperless office. Just like the zero inbox it is a pipe dream for me. Even though as a developer I code a lot and thus work with a lot of digital tools nothing compares to writing notes on paper either when I am in a meeting, planning a project …

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Bomber Crew (PC/Switch/Xbox/PS4)

Bomber Crew is a strategic bomber game where you micromanage the crew of a Lancaster-Bomber during WWII. It is one of those games with no real story where the challenge comes from keeping your plane in the air without dying to much, and then do it over and over again. …

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Oneadaptr EVRI 80W USB C charging station

I really love USB-C. As far as I see it there are just upsides with the new standard. The connector is easier to use (no more trying to figure out the correct way to insert the cable) and it can be used for everything from data-transfer to charging your computer. …

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Streacom FC8 Alpha mini-ITX chassis

Streacom is a company that mainly has small mini-ITC chassis, preferably made in aluminium. Today we are looking at one of those chassi, the Streacom FC8 Alpha. This is a pretty small case that comes with a fanless CPU-cooler that transfers the heat from the CPU to the side of …

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Asustor AS3202T Multifunctional 4K Quad-Core NAS

A NAS today is much more than just a place to store your data. In fact, if that is all you need then cloud storage is probably enough for you. No, a NAS today offers a lot more opportunities and features compared to just a dumb storage device. Whether is …

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Avegant Glyph – the Mobile Personal Theater

You have to feel sorry for the people behind the AVEGANT Glyph headset. After successfully getting it funded on Kickstarter back in 2014 , which is where we got ours, it has been a long road for them to finally bring the Glyph to not only the backers but to the market. …

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Streacom announces the very different looking case DB4

Streacom has announced their latest case that needs no fans to cool as the whole case is a heatsink. The design is quite unique and will definitely attract attention. The case is for mini-ITX-motherboards and uses a nano-PSU for power. Introducing the DB4, our most ambitious fanless case to date, featuring …

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NZXT Manta

Long gone are the days when cases were ugly, beige and just plain boring. These days it takes a lot more to get the attention of computer users. Some cases focus on looks, other on silent performance and so on. The NZXT Manta is a case that not only looks …

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Streacom F12C chassi

Today it seems that the most popular cases are small mini- or mid-tower cases for mini-ITX or micro-ATX-motherboards. This is of course mirrored by companies offering mainly standing tower-type cases. If you want a “laying” case you usually have to look to smaller companies that still offers this older type of …

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NZXT HUE+ lighting-system

The NZXT’s HUE+ is a dual-channel RGB LED controller that comes with four fully addressable LED-strips. An evolution of their older analogue HUE, this eschews the old optical-drive format and now comes in a more manageable SSD-format making it much easier to install in your system. The HUE+ can be …

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NZXT Kraken X61 280mm All-in-One Liquid Cooling Solution

Water cooling used to be something only the absolute computer enthusiast would try their hands on. The idea to bring a conductive liquid inside a computer full with expensive components was not something anyone would find appealing, especially since you had to rely on your own skills when it came …

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Zotac MAGNUS EN970 Gaming mini-pc

Mini-PC’s usually come with a lot of compromises due to their small size. They for example rarely are fit for any serious gaming. The Zotac Magnus EN970 though is different. It still is a small mini-PC, although not as small as some of the other Zotac mini-PC’s we have reviewed, …

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Master Windows 10 Updates (How To)

Master the Windows 10 Updates Windows 10 brings a host of new changes and among them is the fact that Windows Updates now are mandatory, you cannot turn them off, and that it can take advantage of Peer To Peer functionality. Both these features does have some good thinking behind …

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E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

E-Blue is company that might be as well know as Razer or Logitech but sells a lot of gaming peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards and even gaming chairs. We got the opportunity to test on of their small mechanical gaming keyboards; the E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard. This is a small compact …

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EZCast Pro HDMI Mirror2TV Stick – First look

Once upon a time I used to be very interested in finding the perfect media player. I tested lots of different devices and reviewed a bunch on this site. But the last few years a new breed of devices have cropped up: the small media streamers that lets you stream …

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Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme – The fastest 980 Ti available?

The GTX 980 Ti is not only a fast GPU but also a GPU that overclocks extremely well. This means that few cards for sale actually are running at reference speeds, 1000 Mhz,  and instead are overclocked at different levels. Zotac are no strangers to overclocking usually offering a wide variety of …

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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus Review

As a hardware- reviewer it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone needs a super fast big computer and instead are looking for something in the other end, a small, silent computer that works for more modest applications. Zotac is a company that excels in that sort of small …

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Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme card arrives at Bjorn3D

We have already reviewed two Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards at Bjorn3d, both from eVGA (the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SuperClocked ACX 2.0+). Both cards performed very well and earned theirBjorn3D Gold Award. We have though eagerly been awaiting our firstZotac GTX 980 Ti …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked

Not long ago we did a first review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ which we of course loved because who cannot love a card with that much power? Today we are following up with another EVGA card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked. It is almost …

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Steam Summer Sale is Live

Time to hide your wallet because it is yet again time to buy way to many games for basically nothing – yes, the Steam Summer Sale is on. As usuall new bargains are released every day. At the time of writing you get good savings on games like Hotline Miami 2: …

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Bitfenix Colossus Mini-ITX

It’s been a long time now since we only could choose from boring beige computer cases. The spread of cases on offer today is amazing, both when it comes to style and size. One clear trend the last few years is that smaller cases have become popular at the same …

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Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition

Today we are looking at the Zotac GTX GeForce 980 AMP! Omega Edition video card. As the name implies this is one of Zotac’s top cards which comes with a lot of extra bells and whistles compared to a regular GTX980. Not only is the card overclocked from start, you …

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SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 FlashDrive (16GB)

In an age where we no longer use floppy discs and many systems no longer even have an optical drive the USB-memory sticks have become invaluable for carrying around data, use as Live-“CD” for Linux-distros or even as install-media for Windows and other OS’s. While USB 2.0 was pretty slow …

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Square Enix Humble Bundle – Awesome value

Humble Bundle must be one of the best ways to get games to a great price. A few weeks ago they had an kick-ass Star Wars Humble Bundle and now it is time for a Square Enix bundle, actually the second one. At the time of the writing you get …

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