Hardware

Logitech MX Keys

Keyboards are without a doubt one of the more important peripheral of a computer regardless what you do with your computer. If you game you want a keyboard with fast reactions, preferably a mechanical keyboard. If you, like me, instead mostly work from your computer, often from a laptop, you …

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Nvidia DLAA – DLSS at native resolution

It is no secret that I have been pretty impressed with NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). This technology has made it possible to play games at higher frame rates even with less powerfull GPU’s with still great image quality. It turns out that Nvidia have more tricks up their …

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Nvidia DLSS 2.2 – incremental improvements

I think Nvidia DLSS is one of the most interesting features that Nvidia has released over the last few years. As mentioned in earlier articles DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling and by using machine learning games with support can offer higher fps while retaining or loosing very little …

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Valve announces handheld console: Steam Deck

I must admit I did not hear about this before now but Valve today announced a new handheld console, the Valve Steam Deck. Let’s start with the press release: Valve announces Steam DeckTM Reservations available starting July 16; shipping begins in December 2021 July 15, 2021 – Valve announces Steam …

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Nvidia RTX 3080 versus Nvidia RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

2020 and 2021 has so far been an absolute disaster when it comes to getting hold of new graphics cards, especially from Nvidia.  You need a lot of luck and patience to be able to grab a card or a lot of money to buy it via Ebay. One way …

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Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021)

2020 will go down as a horrible year for getting hold of new graphics card. I still know people who ordered the new Nvidia Series 30 graphics card at launch in September 2020 and still have not been able to receive it. One avenue to get a new Series 30-card might be to go the laptop route instead as it is much easier to get hold of those. Nvidia recently released their RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080-GPU’s for laptop and today I am testing the Razer Blade 15 Base Edition that comes with a Intel i7-10750H, a 15” 165 Hz QHD-screen and a RTX 3070.

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GeForce NOW – the perfect companion to your laptop

Game-streaming is something that has slowly caught on over the last few years. For quite some time now you have been  able to stream games on your network with Steam and Xbox. A local network is a very contained and easily controlled enviroment so I would say it works pretty …

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Cooler Master Pi Case 40

The Raspberry Pi is now 8 years old and one of the most popular one-card computers out there. The main reasons are low price and the ability to expand the Pi in all sorts of ways making it the perfect mini-computer for all sorts of projects. In my case I’ve been looking into building both a PiHole-computer (filter ads etc) and several OctoPi-servers to use with my 3D-printers.

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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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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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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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SilverStone ST1200-PTS Platinum PSU Review

SilverStone ST1200-PTS Platinum PSU Review SilverStone ST1200-PTS Platinum PSU Review For many years SilverStone has been at the forefront of providing consumers with highly efficient PSU’s, in small form factor packages. The ST1200-PTS currently holds the title of “worlds smallest 1200w PSU”. If you are building a small form factor …

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Silverstone UC03-PRO / UC04-PRO Review

Silverstone UC03-PRO / UC04-PRO Review Silverstone UC03-PRO / UC04-PRO Data Transfer and Charging Station Review Hello and thank you for choosing Bjorn3d.com. For this review, we will be examining the UC03-PRO / UC04-PRO charging and data transfer stations. USB hubs provide an immense amount of versatility to a mobile or …

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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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GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Review

Checking Out Some High-Speed Memory With Sweet Sweet RGB Today we have the new GeIL Super Luce RGB memory kit (PN: GLS416GB3600C16ADC) something which has been a long time in the process. We were testing a batch of memory and our test motherboard decided it had enough, which admittedly 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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MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X – Turing Without The RTX.

MSI Brings The New GTX 1660 Ti to Life With Some Gaming X Style MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X. Now, wait a minute, I thought the new cards were RTX? Well, that is true but this is the first …

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