Radeon RX 6800 (XT): A competitive release, but not really better

Performance chart: GeForce RTX 3080: 9.15, Radeon RX 6800 XT: 8.43, Radeon RX 6800: 7.99, GeForce RTX 3070: 7.02, GeForce RTX 2070 Super: 5.14, Radeon RX 5700 XT: 4.47 Please do not get the wrong message from the title: AMD’s graphics card release today was a success. For the first time in years AMD’s top cards sit right next to Nvidia’s top cards. And this time those are not a year old release that is about to be replaced, the RTX 3000 cards are so new that they are still basically nowhere in stock. Strong performance But there was speculation before the rel…

AMD takes the crown with Ryzen 5000

Performance chart: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: 10.0, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: 9.94, Intel Core i9-10900K: 9.42, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: 9.41, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: 8.68, Intel Core i5-10600K: 8.58, AMD Ryzen 5 3600: 6.08 AMD’s new Zen 3 processors perfect their already strong Ryzen lineup. When before Intel could still claim to have the best single thread performance, that is no longer the case. Too strong are the n…

GeForce RTX 3070: The most attractive GPU you can not buy right now

/blog/upload/rtx_3070_nvidia.webp With the release of the 3070 it is done: Nvidia released all announced RTX 3000 cards. Cards with an excellent price - on paper - and with a higher performance than the old flagship, the RTX 2080 Ti…

Excellent and a bit scammy: The RTX 3080

Performance chart: GeForce RTX 3080: 10.0, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 7.67, GeForce RTX 2080: 6.5, Radeon RX 5700 XT: 5.25 The GeForce RTX 3080 is the fastest consumer gpu ever released. Its performance in reviews released today is excellent, it has a significant advantage over a hugely more expensive GeForce RTX 2080 T…

The Ryzen XT processors are a disappointment

/blog/upload/ryen93900xt.webp AMD released three new processors, the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT. They are slighly higher clocked versions of the X models, but unlike them only the 3600XT comes with a coole…