The Founders Edition of the RTX 2070 vs. the EVGA RTX 2070 Black with 38 games and more
Posted on: 10/17/2018 09:47 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks - 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server
AMD Zen 2 Offers a 13% IPC Gain over Zen+, 16% over Zen 1
ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Review
Best Mid ATX Computer Cases 2018
Corsair Force MP510 SSD Review: A Force to Be Reckoned With
CORSAIR Force Series MP510 960GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Review
Corsair Force Series MP510 M.2 SSD Review
Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD 1 TB Review
Crucial P1 NVMe SSD Review: QLC Flash Gone Mild
Crucial P1 Review
EKWB Velocity CPU and Vector GPU Water Block Preview
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming Graphics Card Review
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Review
Fractal Design Define S2 Review
HyperJuice Wireless AirPods Adapter Review
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G OC Review
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G Review
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC Review
MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G Unboxing – GTX 1080 killer?
MSI RTX 2070 Armor Graphics Card Review
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8GB Review: 210MHz faster than reference!
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review: Replacing GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Review
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Review
Nvidia RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review
Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip Review
Sonca review: A gorgeous media player for Windows 10
The Founders Edition of the RTX 2070 vs. the EVGA RTX 2070 Black with 38 games
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review: Mid-Range Turing, High-End Price
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Power Supply Review
Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4) Review
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP 11 GB Review

AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks - 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server
Arriving earlier this month was a Dell PowerEdge R7425 server at Phoronix that was equipped with two AMD EPYC 7601 processors, 512GB of RAM, and 20 Samsung 860 EVO SSDs to make for a very interesting test platform and our first that is based on a dual EPYC design with our many other EPYC Linux benchmarks to date being 1P. Here is a look at the full performance capabilities of this 64-core / 128-thread server compared to a variety of other AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon processors while also doubling as an initial look at the performance of these server CPUs on Ubuntu 18.10.


Read full article @ Phoronix

AMD Zen 2 Offers a 13% IPC Gain over Zen+, 16% over Zen 1
AMD "Zen" CPU architecture brought the company back to competitive relevance in the processor market. It got an incremental update in the form of "Zen+" which saw the implementation of an improved 12 nm process, and improved multi-core boosting algorithm, along with improvements to the cache subsystem. AMD is banking on Zen 2 to not only add IPC (instructions per clock) improvements; but also a new round of core-count increases. Bits n Chips has information that Zen 2 is making significant IPC gains.

According to the Italian tech publication, we could expect Zen 2 IPC gains of 13 percent over Zen+, which in turn posted 2-5% IPC gains over the original Zen. Bits n Chips notes that these IPC gains were tested in scientific tasks, and not in gaming. There is no gaming performance data at the moment. AMD is expected to debut Zen 2 with its 2nd generation EPYC enterprise processors by the end of the year, built on the 7 nm silicon fabrication process. This roughly 16 percent IPC gain versus the original Zen, coupled with higher clocks, and possibly more cores, could complete the value proposition of 2nd gen EPYC. Zen 2-based client-segment products can be expected only in 2019.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Review
We review the ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2070, this card arrives less than 24 hours ago, but hey we can bring you a bit of a review. Will the cards that are 499 USD offer enough to make a difference in the market? Well, onwards into the review I say.

Before we begin, there will be a limited scope of reviews during launch week. NVIDIA and its board partners have been extremely late shipping the RTX 2070 card, some of them are stuck in customs, other board partners could not get them shipped in time. Partly the core issue is that a week or so ago NVIDIA told the board partners to ship out a 499 USD product, as well they do need at least one RTX product to make some sense pricing wise. The biggest mistake, however, is that NVIDIA made the call to not supply founder edition cards. So yes, this was a disaster waiting to happen, it has been one the typical pre-launch mess. However, we'll start off with this preliminary MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G, and tackle other cards when they arrive.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Best Mid ATX Computer Cases 2018
OCC has a new Best Of guide launched: OCC Best Mid ATX Computer Cases 2018

Every few months a new craze hits the computer enthusiast scene. We at OCC are always looking for the best products to review and recommend to others. So far this year, tempered glass and RGB lighting have been the bee's knees. Our top pick for a computer case is the NZXT H500i Compact ATX Mid-Tower. We spent countless hours looking into what would suit everyone's needs while keeping good performance (airflow) and still be at a reasonably priced case. The NZXT H500i is what we settled on, so let's break it down why this is the case everyone has been raving about and consistently a top seller!


Read full article @ OCC

Corsair Force MP510 SSD Review: A Force to Be Reckoned With
The Corsair Force MP510 offers more value than its predecessor along with better endurance ratings than other consumer flash-based SSDs. Corsair’s Force series SSD line has a strong lineage tracing back to 2010. Having gone through multiple controllers, NAND types, and recently evolving from strictly SATA to the PCIe interface with multiple form factors, Corsair’s decisions and products have been on the leading-edge year after year, getting better every step of the way.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

CORSAIR Force Series MP510 960GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Review
CORSAIR just launched the Force Series MP510 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD and with performance numbers reaching 3480MB/s for reads and 3000MB/s for writes and endurance numbers far beyond those of its immediate competition it's as impressive as we were hoping it would be.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Corsair Force Series MP510 M.2 SSD Review
Corsair is back with some sweet NAND storage, this round an enthusiast class performing M.2. SSD, yes the MP510 is ready to be locked and loaded into your M2 slot, and this round you're going to see some staggering numbers that any fast PC could deserve. How does 3 GB/sec for reads and writes sound, anyone?

An SSD targeted towards gaming laptops and high-end PCs, it's thin and covered by a mixture of graphene foil. Available in capacities of 240, 480, 960 and even 1920 GB volume sizes. This SSD series offer peak read performance of up to 3,480 MB/s and a peak write speeds up to 3,000 MB/s. A gosh, that is so much faster way compared to what you can achieve with a SATA3 device. A small side note, performance will differ with different volume sizes, we'll put that into a table on the next page, but smaller versions use less NAND channels and thus have slower writing. That said, whatever size you choose, the perf will be great. The random performance rated up-to 610K random read IOPS and up to 570K write IOPS (!) Being M.2., you do need a modern motherboard with capable NVMe supported M.2 (PCI-Expresse Gen 3.0 x4 (and not x2) connected) interface, please do check out your motherboard manufacturer for that. But ever the past year or two all Intel and AMD chipset released in the mainstream to high-end class support it very well. M2 is interesting stuff, these smaller form factors storage units are evolving from being "just as fast" as a regular SSD towards double, tripling, heck... even quadrupling that performance. It comes in a different package, M.2. The M.2 interface is so much more capable as it can deal with way more bandwidth using PCI-Express lanes. As such, M.2 solutions are intended for enthusiast class motherboards. The series M.2 SSDs are a breathtaking series of storage technology as they offer enthusiast class performance yet remain reasonable in pricing depending on NAND type.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD 1 TB Review
Crucial has finally released their first M.2 NVMe solid-state-drive. The Crucial P1 SSD is built using QLC NAND flash, which is the next generation in flash memory, promising lower cost per GB than previous technologies. In our testing we see good results that are competitive with popular TLC drives like the Samsung 970 EVO and the Intel 760p.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Crucial P1 NVMe SSD Review: QLC Flash Gone Mild
Crucial's P1 is the company's very first NVMe SSD, but it is almost identical to the Intel SSD 660p we recently reviewed. Just like the 660p, the P1 features Micron’s latest 64-layer 3D QLC flash and a Silicon Motion NVMe SSD controller.

The P1 breaks the SATA 6Gb/s barrier with its NVMe interface and delivers sequential throughput of up to 2/1.7 GB/s read/write, but we found that its real-world application performance is similar to the company's SATA MX500 SSD. Coupled with higher-than-anticipated launch pricing, the P1 is a tough sell in the ultra-competitive SSD market.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Crucial P1 Review
The Crucial P1 arrives in three different capacities, 500GB, 1000GB and 2000GB and offers speeds up to 2000MB/s read and 1750MB/s write. We also see random 4k IOPS up to 250,000 in both directions. We're testing out the 1000GB model today, to give a good idea of rough performance of the three models.


Read full article @ Vortez

EKWB Velocity CPU and Vector GPU Water Block Preview
Coinciding with the release of Nvidia’s RTX series of graphics cards, EKWB has launched their new line of water blocks for both GPUs and CPUs . The Velocity (CPU) and Vector (GPU) lines are part of a larger premium line up called Quantum.

“It has been five years since EK initially introduced the CSQ design language, the first of its kind in the industry,” said Edvard König, EK’s Founder and CEO. “It disrupted the market and set the bar for how water blocks were designed. We knew it was time to raise that bar again, and we developed our Quantum Line to do just that.”


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming Graphics Card Review
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards starts shipping tomorrow and we are allowed to post our benchmark review today. This is NVIDIA's newest mid-range enthusiast graphics card that should be widely available in the $499 to $599 price range. Just like more expensive NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards, the RTX 2070 again features the NVIDIA Turing GPU and supports new Turing technologies like real-time ray-tracing as well as DLSS. Read on to see how the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming review sample performs!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Review
The staggered roll-out of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series of graphics cards continues today with the release of the GeForce RTX 2070. NVIDIA and its partners are at the ready with a wide array of board designs at price points starting at $499. We’ve got a somewhat pricier, all-custom EVGA board on tap for you here that’s packing a dual-fan cooler, configurable RGB lighting, and interchangeable colored accents, the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Fractal Design Define S2 Review
So we have to go back a few years to get to the Define S launch from Fractal Design. All the way back to April of 2015, a lot has changed in that time especially in the case market. The Define S came before the tempered glass explosion and there are a few other checkboxes that people look for in cases like hidden power supply mounting and some modularity for options with AIO and custom water cooling. So Fractal introducing a new Define S wasn’t a huge surprise. But I am interested in seeing what else Fractal has done to continue to evolve the always popular Define design. I’m sure they went beyond just hitting the standard features, so let's dive into the case and see what is new then build in it
to get the full experience!


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

HyperJuice Wireless AirPods Adapter Review
With the current state of the Apple AirPods still uncertain, the HyperJuice Wireless Charger adapter presents an alternative method that lets your wirelessly charge AirPods. Yes, indeed, its a wireless charging case for your charging case. Absurd? Slightly, but nonetheless, it may prove to be convenient for those that have gone all in on wireless charging.


Read full article @ 9to5Mac

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G OC Review
From a performance standpoint, it delivers performance above that of the GTX 1080 in just about every game and test that I put it through. The only exception was the Ashes of the Singularity test, where the GTX 1080 FE was the higher performing card in five out of six tests covering three resolutions, stock and overclocked. At stock speeds with the factory boost clock of 1740MHz, this is a pretty significant result. In every test, the RTX 2070 Armor 8G OC was also well ahead of the performance curve delivered by the GTX 1070 Ti FE.


Read full article @ OCC

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G Review
We review the 3rd iteration of the NVIDIA RTX series, the GeForce RTX 2070 has just landed (and I do mean that literally) for a review. Will the cards that start at 500 USD will have enough oomph to make a difference in the market? Well, let's find out as we have the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G here in the test bench.

Before we begin, there will be a limited scope of reviews during launch week. NVIDIA and its board partners have been extremely late shipping the RTX 2070 card, some of them are stuck in customs, other board partners could not get them shipped in time. Partly the core issue is that a week or so ago NVIDIA told the board partners to ship out a 499 USD product, as well they do need at least one RTX product to make some sense pricing wise. The biggest mistake, however, is that NVIDIA made the call to not supply founder edition cards. So yes, this was a disaster waiting to happen, it has been one the typical pre-launch mess. However, we'll start off with this preliminary MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G, and tackle other cards when they arrive.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC Review
Following the launch of its monster RTX 2080 series cards, NVIDIA will soon be catering to the enthusiast mid-range with its RTX 2070 lineup. MSI joins the fray with its own RTX 2070 Armor OC, featuring a 1410/1740 MHz base/boost core factory overclock that puts in the ring against the more established GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Ti offerings around the $450 to $600 USD price range. Check out our review of this Fall's newest Turing-based GeForce card!

NVIDIA designed the GeForce RTX 2070 for 1440p gaming and promises that it will best the GeForce GTX 1080 in all games at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. The 2070 will also run many upcoming DLSS-supported games in standard DLSS mode with 4K output faster than a NVIDIA TITAN Xp. The GeForce RTX 2070 is built around the Turing TU106 GPU and boasts 10.8 Billion transistors, 2304 CUDA Cores, 36 RT Cores, 288 Tensor Cores, and a GPU Boost clock speed of 1620 MHz.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G Unboxing – GTX 1080 killer?
RTX 2070 is now out in the wild, and here we unbox the MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G card and give you a quick overview of the features and design. While we do have a review of the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z for launch day, we were also sent a second card – the Armor 8G. In this video, we unbox the card and take you through all the included accessories, while also showing off some key features and design elements of the Armor card.


Read full article @ KitGuru

MSI RTX 2070 Armor Graphics Card Review
The RTX launch has certainly been interesting, offering a range of new and powerful GPUs, packed with a few new features that are sure to become standard fare over the next few years and beyond. Ray Tracing and the advanced DLSS features both seem like huge innovations. However, we’ve got the hardware, now we’re waiting for the software to take advantage of those features. I do think the value to consumers from RTX cards will improve as that happens.

However, while the RTX 2080 Ti is incredibly powerful, it’s also incredibly expensive. Furthermore, the RTX 2080 is a solid middle ground, offering all the RTX and DLSS features, but at a more affordable price. That card also brought 1080 Ti levels of performance and beyond to a non-Ti model. Now we have the RTX 2070, one of the most anticipated cards of the range, as it’s more affordable but also provides an entry-level for Ray Tracing and DLSS type features.


Read full article @ eTeknix

MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8GB Review: 210MHz faster than reference!
Nvidia has launched RTX 2070 and our first look comes from the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z. Back in August, Nvidia announced its new RTX 20-series cards based on the Turing architecture. Three cards were announced – the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, which launched almost a month ago, and the RTX 2070. With a lot made over the high prices of the 2080 and 2080 Ti cards, the RTX 2070 has almost gone unnoticed – until now that is, as today we can publish our first 2070 review.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review: Replacing GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce RTX 2070 is Nvidia’s third card based on its Turing architecture. And one month after introducing GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, the company is also juggling a third Turing-based graphics processor: TU106.

To nobody’s surprise, GeForce RTX 2070 slots in just above where GeForce GTX 1080 left off. Specifically, Nvidia says its new TU106-powered board is faster than GTX 1080 in every game at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. And across our benchmark suite, Nvidia’s claim does hold up.

The real question is whether GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition can justify its $600 price tag versus the $550 GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, any of the sub-$500 partner cards, or AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64, which also starts at $500. If not, third-party GeForce RTX 2070s should start in the $500 range, making RTX 2080 a natural replacement for GeForce GTX 1080.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Review
In general, the launch of RTX 20-series GPUs from NVIDIA in the form of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti has been a bit of a mixed bag.

While these new products did give us the fastest gaming GPU available, the RTX 2080 Ti, they are also some of the most expensive videos cards ever to launch. With a value proposition that is partially tied to the adoption of new hardware features into games, the reception of these new RTX cards has been rocky.

To say this puts a bit of pressure on the RTX 2070 launch would be an apt assessment. The community wants to see a reason to get excited for new graphics cards, without having to wait for applications to take advantage of the new hardware features like Tensor and RT cores. Conversely, NVIDIA would surely love to see an RTX launch with a bit more praise from the press and community than their previous release has garnered.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Review
Today we have our day-one GeForce RTX 2070 review for you and I suspect like most other publications, we were seriously under the pump for this one. Nvidia's own review guide shows the RTX 2070 easily beating the GTX 1070 and then the 970 before it, though that's a little misleading as it's priced to compete with the GTX 1080 and Vega 64, so those are the models we'll focus our attention on when comparing performance.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Nvidia RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review
So just over 3 weeks ago both the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 were unveiled. You can find my reviews of the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 at those links. While both were extremely fast, they were also expensive and a lot of the main features weren’t really out yet. With those at the top of Nvidia’s product stack that left a lot of people wondering what to do for
builds that aren’t as expensive as a used car. Some people just decided to go with last generation cards, but today the RTX 1070 is finally available and with a $499 starting point it is at least in reach of a lot more people. But before you run out and buy one, let’s take a look at how they perform. With the RTX 2070 Founders Edition in hand, I’m also curious to see how different it is than the two other RTX cards so I will take a quick look at that as well.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip Review
Earlier this year, Signify (formerly Philips) debuted a new range of outdoor Hue lighting products that are designed to bring the iPhone-controlled multi-colored lights that you're used to using inside to the outside.

There are outdoor spotlights, wall lanterns, pathway lights, outdoor bulbs, and for accent lighting, the Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor Lightstrip.Measuring in at 80 inches, the 89 Outdoor Lightstrip is perfect for balconies, patios, backyards, and anywhere else you'd like to add gorgeous and functional accent lighting that's also weatherproof.


Read full article @ MacRumors

Sonca review: A gorgeous media player for Windows 10
Sonca is a gorgeous media player and the developers threw in everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to features.

While streaming services such as Spotify and Hulu are popular, many people prefer to purchase their own media content. Sonca allows you to play local videos, songs, and other files and can stream files from cloud storage providers including OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

The app has a gorgeous design, filled with Fluent Design elements that work with touch or mouse and keyboard.


Read full article @ Windows Central

The Founders Edition of the RTX 2070 vs. the EVGA RTX 2070 Black with 38 games
The Founders Edition (FE) of the RTX 2070 costs $100 more than the $499 entry-level EVGA RTX 2070 Black that we reviewed this morning which earned BTR’s Good Value award for solidly beating the comparably priced GTX 1080 and the $599 premium Red Devil RX Vega 56. We are going to examine the Founders Edition which is clocked 90 MHz higher than the Black and run the same 38 game benchmarks to see if it is worth its price premium.

Besides comparing the Founders Edition’s performance with the EVGA RTX 2070 Black, we will compare with the RTX 2080 FE, the GTX 1080 FE, the GTX 1070 FE that it replaces, the Red Devil Vega 56, and we will measure how far it has progressed versus the GTX 980 FE.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review: Mid-Range Turing, High-End Price
When NVIDIA first announced their Turing based GeForce RTX 20 series, they unveiled three GeForce RTX models: the 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. As we’ve seen earlier, Turing and the GeForce RTX 20 series as a whole are designed on a hardware and software level to enable realtime raytracing for games, as well as other new specialized features, though all of these are yet to launch in games. Nevertheless, last month’s release of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 finally revealed their places on the traditional performance spectrum. As the ‘value’ oriented enthusiast offering, the RTX 2070 is arguably the more important card for most prospective buyers. And so, ahead of tomorrow’s launch, today we take a look at the GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Power Supply Review
When it comes to choosing a new power supply, there is a tonne of choice currently available from various vendors, but how many have integrated RGB LEDs and how many are all supported by ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light and GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion RGB technologies? Not many, but the model we have in for review to today does which is the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850 watt power supply.

The Toughpower Grand RGB 850W power supply has many different features which include an RGB Thermaltake Riing 14 RGB fan to keep the power supply cool, which also has a smart zero mode for minimal noise. The unit also has low profile cabling for easy cable management and cable routing, as well as an attractive and fully-modular design. Let’s take a look at the official specifications and take a look at the unit a little closer…


Read full article @ Play3r

Warriors Orochi 4 (PS4) Review
Dynasty Warriors has seen its time under the Far Eastern sun change from arena battles to the open world, while Samurai Warriors has stayed true to its formula. Now on its fifth iteration, the Warriors Orochi crossover series has tried to bridge the two together with snappy arena battles and none of the filler. Now, the action has shifted westward across the globe, seeing the heroes of both nations fighting together (and against one another) upon a new mystical backdrop. Does the change of scenery mean enough to pick up a weapon and charge back into battle alongside Cao Cao and Hideyoshi Toyotomi?


Read full article @ Wccftech

Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP 11 GB Review
Zotac's RTX 2080 Ti AMP is the company's current GeForce RTX flagship. The card is built around a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that delivers amazing temperatures of only 65°C. It's the first custom-design that we review that's sold at a price matching the NVIDIA Founders Edition: $1,299.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp




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