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2021 HP OMEN 15 (Valkyrie) Gaming Laptop Preview!

2021 HP OMEN 15 (Valkyrie) Gaming Laptop Preview!

HP just unveiled their 2021 OMEN 15 gaming laptop, codenamed Valkyrie – powered by both AMD and NVIDIA!

 

2021 HP OMEN 15 (Valkyrie) Gaming Laptop

Codenamed Valkyrie, the 2021 HP OMEN 15 gaming laptop is a 15.6-inch laptop built with serious gaming in mind, with a sleek and modern minimalistic design!

15.6-inch IPS Display

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 comes with a large 15.6-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

You can opt for a 144 Hz refresh rate, as well as a premium 144 Hz display with 300 nits brightness and 72% NTSC colour gamut.

Gaming Performance

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor, and paired with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics!

It is kept cool by the OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology, with 3-sided venting and 5-way airflow, to ensure maximum performance even during prolonged gaming sessions!

Memory + Storage

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 comes with up to 16 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, in dual-channel mode for maximum performance.

You can equip it with up to a 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD, or up to two 256 GB SSDs in RAID 0 mode for super-fast transfers.

Connectivity

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 comes with Gigabit LAN wired connectivity built in, and offers either Intel Wi-Fi 6 or Realtek Wi-Fi 5 wireless connectivity.

Audio

You do not have to rely on headphones for maximum gaming enjoyment. The new OMEN 15 comes with Bang & Olufsen speakers and support for DTS:X Ultra!

Gaming Keyboard

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 comes with an island-style backlit keyboard with integrated numeric keypad.

You have the option of simple dragon red backlighting, or RGB backlighting with 4 independent zones.

 

2021 HP OMEN 15 (Valkyrie) : Specifications + Options

The 2021 HP OMEN 15 gaming laptop comes with these specifications and configuration options :

Specifications 2021 HP OMEN 15
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display Options 144 Hz, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
144 Hz, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
60 Hz, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU Options AMD Ryzen 9 5900H
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
Memory Options Up to 16 GB DDR4-3200
GPU Options NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Storage Options Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
Up to 2 x 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC SSDs
Card Reader SD card reader
Audio Bang & Olfusen dual speakers
DTS:X Ultra support
Networking Gigabit LAN
Wireless Options Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0
Realtek Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0
I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Type C with DisplayPort 1.4
1 x USB 3.0 Type A with Sleep + Charge
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x headphone / mic combo port
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0a
Camera HD camera with dual-array digital mic
IR thermal sensor
Keyboard Options 1-zone dragon red backlit keyboard
4-zone RGB backlit keyboard
Touchpad HP Imagepad Touchpad
Battery Options 6-cell Li-Po, 70.9 Wh
3-cell Li-Po, 52.5 Wh
Charger 150 / 200 watt charger
Dimensions 357.96 mm wide
239.7 mm deep
22.5 mm thick
Weight 2.37 kg

 

2021 HP OMEN 15 : Price + Availability

The new HP OMEN 15 gaming laptop has a starting price of RM 3,899 (about US$965 / £684 / A$1,220 / S$1,272).

It comes with 2-years of Accidental Protection Damage warranty, and is available from the HP Online Store in Malaysia right now.

Here are purchase options in other countries :

 

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Dell G5 15 5500 Review : Affordable RTX Gaming @ 144 Hz!

The Dell G5 15 5500 is a 15.6-inch gaming powerhouse that offers affordable RTX gaming, with on-site warranty!

Find out why we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award, and why this could be the gaming laptop you have been waiting for!

 

Dell G5 15 Series : What Is It?

The G-Series is Dell’s range of affordable gaming laptops, with the G5 15 as the mid-range option with a 15.6-inch display.

The Dell G5 series laptops come with more powerful processor and graphics options with beefier cooling, than the entry-level G3 series.

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Specifications

First, let’s take a look at the specifications of our review sample, which is the top-of-the-line model.

Dell offers cheaper configurations with a Core i5 processor, and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics.

Dell G5 15 5500
Display 15.6-inch TN display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels (141 ppi)
– 144 Hz refresh rate, 19 ms response time
– 300 nits max brightness
– 72% NTSC colour gamut
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-10750H
– 6 core, 12 thread, 45 W TDP
– 2.6 GHz base, 5.0 GHz boost
Chipset Intel HM470
Memory 2 x 8 GB DDR4-2933
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
Storage 512 GB SK hynix BC511 PCIe SSD
Camera 0.92 MP webcam (720p video)
Audio Realtek ALC3254 with Nahimic 3D Audio
2 x 2 W speakers
Dual-array microphone
Connectivity LAN : Killer E2500 Gigabit
Wi-Fi : Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
Ports 1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x Thunderbolt 3 port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.4b
1 x audio port
Card Reader SD Card Reader
Security Wedge-shaped lock slot
Capacitive fingerprint reader
Keyboard 4-zone RGB Keyboard with G Key
– 18.7 mm x 18.05 mm key pitch
Touchpad 105 mm x 65 mm touchpad
Battery 4-cell polymer (68 Wh)
Charging 240 W charger
– 19.5 VDC @ 12.31 A
Dimensions 364.46 mm wide
254.0 mm deep
31.13 mm thick
Weight 2.65 kg

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Price + Availability

The Dell G5 15 5500 is available in the Interstellar Dark Cover colour, with a starting price of RM 4,499 (about US$1,083 / £847 / A$1,486 / S$1,482).

Here are some online purchase options :

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Box Contents

The Dell G5 15 5500 comes in a no-frills brown cardboard box. Inside, all you will find are these items :

  • Dell G5 15 5500 laptop
  • 240 watt charger + cable
  • Dell G5 Quick User Guide
  • Safety and Regulatory Information

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Hands-On Experience!

The Dell G5 15 5500 is designed to offer RTX gaming, at an affordable price point. So the first thing you will notice its thick plastic chassis and heft.

This is no thin and light laptop, not at 31 mm thick and a weight of 2.65 kg… and that’s not even counting the large and heavy 240 watt charger!

Performance

Our review model was powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H, a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a clock speed that goes up to 5 GHz.

It’s paired with 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and the the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. More than powerful enough to handle any game you throw at it.

144 Hz Display

The Dell G5 15 5500 comes with a 15.6-inch TN display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a 144 Hz refresh rate.

Thankfully, it’s paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, which should have no problem driving the high refresh rate for most games.

Storage

The Dell G5 15 5500 is spacious enough to support both a M.2 socket (for a PCIe SSD), as well as a 2.5-inch drive bay (for a hard disk drive).

Our review sample came with the 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD from SK hynix. Dell also offers a 512 GB Intel Optane storage option in some countries.

This is more than enough storage for a gaming laptop, but if you need more, there is a 1 TB SSD option, as well as a 2 TB hard disk drive option.

Next Page > Dell G5 15 5500 : A Closer Look!

 

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Dell G5 15 5500 : A Closer Look!

Available Ports

One advantage of not going thin and light is the additional ports. On the left side, you will find these ports (from left to right) :

  • its barrel power port,
  • a Mini DisplayPort 1.4b port,
  • a HDMI 2.0 port,
  • a USB 3.2 Gen 1 PowerShare port,
  • an RJ45 LAN port, and
  • a Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C) port.

On the right side, you will find the following (from left to right) :

  • an SD card reader, which supports SD, SDHX and SDXC cards,
  • a 3.5 mm earphone + microphone jack,
  • two USB 2.0 Type A ports, and
  • a wedge-shaped security lock slot

Keyboard + Touchpad

Thanks to its larger form factor, Dell could fit a full keyboard with a numeric keypad, and a horizontal key pitch of 18.7 mm.

The keyboard is backlit in blue by default, with WASD key highlights. But it can be programmed to support any RGB combination, in up to 4 zones.

It has a pretty small touchpad – just 105 x 65 mm, and it’s offset to the left, which makes it a little awkward to use, unless you are left-handed.

But this isn’t a big problem. This is a gaming laptop, and you will definitely be using a mouse.

RGB Lighting

Complementing the RGB keyboard lighting is an RGB LED light strip along the front edge. This is arguably the Dell team’s only concession towards pointless gaming bling.

Some gamers will argue that it will give a more immersive gaming feel. Whatever rocks your boat, my friend.

Fingerprint Sensor

Dell offers an optional fingerprint sensor integrated directly into the power button, right above the keyboard. There is no IR camera option for face recognition.

We highly recommend adding this feature, as it allows for convenient logging in and greater security especially in public – there’s no need to type in your password.

Webcam + Microphones

The Dell G5 15 5500 comes with a basic webcam, capable of recording 720p video. As well as two microphones – one on each side of the webcam.

This is hardly the ideal setup for video streaming, but it is perfectly adequate for gamers who just need to use it for video chats.

Note that it doesn’t come with a privacy cover, only a status light to let you know when the webcam is activated.

Speakers

The Dell G5 15 5500 comes with two side-firing speakers with a 2 watt output.

Powered by the Realtek ALC3254 with an integrated amplifier, they are loud and offer pretty decent sound quality.

Killer Connectivity

Our premium model comes with a Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN connectivity. Otherwise, you will receive Realtek Gigabit LAN, which isn’t bad at all.

Wireless connectivity is provided through Killer 1650i, which offers Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

The basic models though come with Qualcomm DW 1820, which offers Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Surface Temperatures

An important criteria that many potential buyers forget to check for in a gaming laptop is “how hot does it get?

What’s the use of buying a powerful gaming laptop if it literally burns your hands while you game?

Take a look at the surface temperatures of the Dell G5 15 5500, with an ambient temperature of 29.8°C.

As you can see, the G5 15 5500 can get pretty toasty, with the temperature of the keyboard reaching a peak of just under 52°C.

On the underside, it peached a peak of 54.3°C in the middle. It is definitely not advisable to game with it on your lap!

We highly recommend you pair the Dell G5 15 5500 with a good laptop cooler, or play in an air-conditioned room. That will greatly reduce its contact temperature, and allow for hours of comfortable gaming.

Next Page > Dell G5 15 5500 : Performance, Verdict + Award

 

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Dell G5 15 5500 : Performance

Our Dell G5 15 5500 is the top-of-the-line model, powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H.

This is high-powered 45 watt processor with 6 cores and 12 threads, and a 2.6 GHz clock speed that ramps up to 5 GHz during intensive tasks.

The processor has Intel UHD Graphics built-in, but switches to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory) for gaming and more strenuous graphics work.

Our review sample came with 16 GB of DDR4-2933 memory, and a 512 GB SK hynix PCIe SSD. Keeping all that powered is a large 68 Whr lithium-ion battery.

Work Performance : PCMark 10

The Intel Core i7-10750H is about 13% faster than the Intel Core i7-10510U, which is a 25 watt processor, with 4-cores and 8-threads.

It is, frankly, overkill for basic work applications, but will be very helpful in tackling compute-intensive tasks, like rendering videos.

Gaming Performance : 3DMark Time Spy

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 offers 6X more graphics performance than entry-level graphics like the GeForce MX250.

It is roughly between the performance of the desktop Radeon RX 5500 XT, and the desktop GeForce RTX 2060.

That means it will not only easily handle games at the display’s native 1080p resolution, it can deliver higher frame rates to take advantage of the higher Hz refresh rates it supports.

Gaming Performance : 3DMark Time Spy Extreme

We also ran a Time Spy Extreme test for those who are thinking of hooking up this laptop to an external display.

Performing between the desktop Radeon RX 5500 XT, and the desktop GeForce RTX 2060, it can handle 1440p gaming, but at roughly half the frame rate.

Gaming Performance : Strange Brigade @ 1080p

Strange Brigade is a third-person shooter game released in August 2018. We tested it at 1080p using the Vulkan API at Ultra High settings.

As you can see, the Dell G5 15 5500 has no problem exceeding 144 fps at times, with an average frame rate of 101 fps.

Gaming Performance : The Division 2 @ 1080p

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a newer third-person shooter game released in March 2019, with much higher graphics requirements.

Even at the Extreme graphics settings, Dell G5 15 5500 was able to deliver an average frame rate of 59 fps.

It was head-to-head with the desktop Radeon RX 5500 XT, and just 6% slower than the desktop GeForce RTX 2060.

Battery Life : Modern Office + Gaming

We locked the display’s brightness at 50%, and ran PCMark 10’s Modern Office and Gaming tests until it powered off.

The Dell G5 15 5500 lasted about 5.5 hours running Modern Office applications, but only about 77 minutes while gaming.

You can only game on-the-go for a short time. Realistically, it should be plugged in when you game.

Battery : Recharging Speed

Dell quotes a 4 hour recharging time using the massive 240 watt charger, when the laptop is completely powered off.

We are glad to report that its real-world recharging speed is much, MUCH faster. To test it in a real world setting, we started charging at 10% with the display brightness set to 50% :

  • 25% : 21.5 minutes
  • 33% : 26.5 minutes
  • 40% : 35 minutes
  • 50% : 46 minutes
  • 60% : 57.5 minutes
  • 75% : 75 minutes
  • 90% : 91.5 minutes
  • 100% : 148 minutes

It charges really fast to about 90%, taking only just over 1.5 hours. However, the last 10% took much longer – an addition 56.5 minutes!

This gives it a battery life : recharging time ratio of 2.3:1 for office work. As a rule of thumb, you will need to recharge its battery about 26.5 minutes for every hour of battery life.

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Verdict + Award

The Dell G5 15 5500 does a good job of focusing on what’s important for gamers, wasting little on pointless aesthetic bling.

Its powerful 45-watt Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics will have no problem driving its Full HD display beyond 60 Hz, no matter what game you play.

It also comes with fast networking capabilities – Killer E2500 offering Gigabit LAN, and Killer AX1650i offering Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

And we love its large number of ports – three USB Type A ports, one USB Type C port, as well as an SD card reader and both HDMI and miniDP ports.

Powering all that is a large 68 Wh battery, but here’s a reality check – you can’t really game on-the-go for more than an hour or so. All that performance comes at a price – battery life.

Realistically, the Dell G5 15 5500 should be plugged into a wall socket whenever you game.

It is also a chunky and heavy laptop, no thanks to its large battery and the much higher cooling requirements for its powerful components.

But if all you want is an affordable gaming laptop that offers powerful gaming performance and a 144 Hz display, it’s hard to beat what Dell G5 15 5500 offers.

And here is what Dell offers over other gaming laptop brands – 2 years of premium on-site service!

Whatever happens to your G5 15 5500, just call Dell Support and they will either remotely solve the problem or send a technician to wherever you are to fix it.

That’s why we have no qualms awarding it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Dell G5 15 5500 : Where To Buy?

The Dell G5 15 5500 is available in the Interstellar Dark Cover colour, with a starting price of RM 4,499 (about US$1,083 / £847 / A$1,486 / S$1,482).

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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2020 HP OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The new 2020 HP OMEN 15 offers better gaming performance, and a 15.6-inch display with a phenomenal 300 Hz refresh rate!

Here is what you need to know about the latest OMEN gaming laptop from HP!

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : What You Need To Know!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop, built around the 10th Gen Intel processor, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q GPU.

It features a new redesigned chassis, with a smaller footprint over the last generation, and a new OMEN diamond logo in a blue to green gradient.

Gaming Performance

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with two 10th Gen Intel processor options :

  • Core i7-10750H – a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a 12 MB L3 cache
  • Core i5-10300H – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with an 8 MB L3 cache

Graphics-wise, you have a lot more options to choose from, albeit all NVIDIA GPUs :

OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with the industry’s first IR thermopile sensor optimise cooling performance and reduce noise levels.

And its OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology features enlarged vent openings and up to a 12 V fan with three-sided venting for five-way airflow!

15.6-inch Display With 4K or 300 Hz Options!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 has a 15.6-inch display, with different panel options to suit your requirements.

Those who want to work and game on the OMEN 15 can opt for the 4K AMOLED display, with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR 400 support.

HP Fast Charge

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with either a 3-cell or a 6-cell battery, which supports HP Fast Charge.

If you are in need of a fast charge, just power it down and you can go from 0% to 50% in just 45 minutes!

RGB vs Red Backlit Keyboard

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with a full-sized keyboard, with 26-key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology.

You can opt for either a simple dragon red backlight, or a 4-zone RGB backlight, to complement its shadow black keys.

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Specifications + Options

Specifications 2020 HP OMEN 15
OS Options Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
CPU Options Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i5-10300H
Chipset Intel HM470
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Options 4K AMOLED display, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, HDR400
4K IPS display, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 120 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, 300 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
GPU Options Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX GTX 1650
Memory Options 2 x SDRAM slots (dual channel)
Up to 32 GB DDR4-2933
Storage Options Up to 512 GB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane
Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
Up to 2 x 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSDs (RAID 0)
1 x SD card reader
Networking 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201 (2×2) + Bluetooth 5
I/O Ports 1 x USB Type C (GTX 1650 and 1650 Ti only)
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (all other models)
1 x USB Type A with HP Sleep and Charge
2 x USB Type A
1 x RJ-45
1 x headphone / microphone combo
1 x power port
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0a
Keyboard Options Red backlit with / without numeric keypad
4-zone RGB backlit with / without numeric keypad
Touchpad HP Imagepad with multi-touch support
Camera + Mic HD webcam + dual-array digital microphones
Audio Dual speakers by Bang & Olufsen
HP Audio Boost with DTS:X Ultra support
Battery Options 6-cell, 70.29 Wh Li-polymer battery
3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-polymer battery
Power Adaptor 200 W power adaptor
150 W power adaptor
Dimensions 357.96 mm wide
239.7 mm deep
22.5 mm thick
Weight From 2.36 kg

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Price + Availability

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is available with immediate effect, with a starting price of RM4,439 – approximately US$1,089 / £816 / A$1,469 / S$1,459.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications For RTX Gaming

NVIDIA just released updated PC specifications for RTX gaming on Cyberpunk 2077!

Check out these updated requirements to make sure you are ready to turn RTX on when Cyberpunk 2077 launches!

 

Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications For RTX Gaming

NVIDIA today revealed their updated system configurations for RTX gameplay.

CPU

  • 1080p : Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • 1440p or 4K : Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Graphics Card

Graphics Memory

  • 1080p : 6 GB
  • 1440p : 8 GB
  • 4K : 10 GB

System Memory + Storage

  • All resolutions : 16 GB RAM + 70 GB SSD

This is what NVIDIA says about RTX gaming on Cyberpunk 2077 :

The minimum GPU for Ray Tracing, at 1920×1080, is the GeForce RTX 2060. Gamers will explore Night City with Medium Ray Tracing Preset powered by DLSS.

At 2560×1440, we recommend a GeForce RTX 3070 or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Ray tracing is taken to Ultra, which greatly increases the fidelity of the aforementioned effects, and the distance at which they are visible, while DLSS provides boosted frame rates with uncompromised image quality.

And with rasterized settings also being cranked to Ultra, GeForce RTX 3070 and 2080 Ti gamers receive an incredible experience at the highest detail levels, unmatched by any other platform.

And finally, if you’re playing at 4K or beyond, the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 deliver the performance to play Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing at Ultra at this incredibly demanding resolution.

Both GPUs are powered by Ampere — NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture — with dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing, and Tensor Cores for DLSS AI acceleration, delivering an unrivaled cinematic-quality experience.

 

Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications With RTX Off

What if you don’t feel the need to turn on ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077?

Here are the recommended system specifications to game on Cyberpunk 2077 with RTX off :

CPU

  • 1080p : Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • 1440p or 4K : Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Graphics Card

Graphics Memory

  • 1080p or 1440p : 6 GB
  • 4K : 8 GB

System Memory + Storage

  • All resolutions : 16 GB RAM + 70 GB SSD

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Where To Buy?

Malaysia

RTX 3070 : ZOTACZOTAC | MSI | Colorful | GIGABYTE | ASUS
RTX 3080 :
ZOTAC | GIGABYTE | ASUS |
RTX 3090 : ZOTAC | ZOTAC | GALAX | Leadtek | PNY | INNO 3D | MSI | EVGA | ASUS

Singapore

RTX 3070 : ZOTAC | MSI | ASUS | ASUS
RTX 3080 : PALIT
| PALIT | PALIT | GIGABYTE | MSI | GIGABYTE | MSI | AORUS | AORUS
RTX 3090 : ZOTAC
| ZOTAC | ZOTAC | ASUS | GIGABYTE

United States

RTX 3070 : MSI | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | GIGABYTE | EVGA | ASUS | ZOTAC | ASUS
RTX 3080 : EVGA | ASUS | ZOTAC | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | ASUS | MSI | NVIDIA | ASUS
RTX 3090 : EVGA | ASUS | MSI | ASUS | MSI | ZOTAC | EVGA | NVIDIA | PNY | GIGABYTE

United Kingdom

RTX 3070 : MSI | PNY | GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | GIGABYTE | ASUS
RTX 3090 : MSI | MSI | ZOTAC | ASUS | GIGABYTE | PALIT | PNY

Australia

RTX 3070 : GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | MSI | MSI | MSI | ASUS | GIGABYTE | ASUS | ZOTAC | Palit
RTX 3080 : MSI | ASUS | MSI | MSI | NVIDIA | EVGA
RTX 3090 : MSI | MSI | GALAX | MSI | ASUS | MSI

 

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2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : What You Need To Know!

Acer just launched the 2020 Predator Helios 300, with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics.

Here is what you need to know about the refreshed Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop!

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : What You Need To Know!

The newly-refreshed 2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 is available in two variants, differing only in their processor choice.

The base model comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H processor, while the top-of-the-line model has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor.

They both come with a large 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

In addition to a large and fast 512 GB PCIe SSD, it comes with a spare SSD slot, and a spare HDD slot, for storage upgrades.

The 2020 Predator Helios 300 comes with Killer AX1650 for fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and Killer E2500 for Gigabit LAN connectivity.

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : Specifications

For your convenience, we compare the two 2020 Predator Helios 300 variants in this table :

Specifications Predator Helios 300
(Intel Core i7)
Predator Helios 300
(Intel Core i5)
Model PH315-53-77CF PH315-53-5462
Display 15.6-inch IPS display (144 Hz)
– Full HD resolution
(1920 x 1080)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i5-10300H
Memory 1 x 8 GB DDR4-2933 (upgradable to 32 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
1 x SSD slot, 1 x HDD slot
Connectivity Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Killer Ethernet E2500
Bluetooth 5.0
Card Reader SD Card Reader
Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 2.0 with HDCP
1 x mini Display Port 1.4
Audio DTS X Audio
Webcam Acer HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
Dimensions 363.4 mm wide
255 mm deep
22.9 mm thick
Weight 2.2 kg

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 : Price + Deal

The 2020 Acer Predator Helios 300 is available with in August 2020, with the following recommended retail price in Malaysia :

  • Intel Core i7 : RM 5,199 (about US$1,226 / £941 / A$1,724 / S$1,688)
  • Intel Core i5 : RM 4,599 (about US$1,085 / £833 / A$1,525 / S$1,493)

However, they are both available with a RM 100 discount during Acer Day 2020 (2 – 4 August 2020) :

  • Intel Core i7 : RM 5,099 (about US$1,203 / £924 / A$1,690 / S$1,656)
  • Intel Core i5 : RM 4,499 (about US$1,061 / £815 / A$1,488 / S$1,460)

In addition, you will receive these free gifts :

  • Acer Predator Mousepad (M)
  • Acer Predator Flask
  • Acer Predator Urban Gaming Backpack
  • Redmi Airdots Earbuds / Acer Slim Wireless Mouse / Predator Cestus 310 Mouse

 

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Death Stranding : How To Get It FREE With GeForce RTX!

Death Stranding is about to launch, and you can get it FREE with GeForce RTX for a Limited Time! Here are the details!

 

Death Stranding : What Is It?

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.

 

Originally released for Sony PlayStation 4, this open-world action game will be released for the Windows platform on 14 July 2020.

Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT, as well as cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.

 

Death Stranding : How To Get It FREE With GeForce RTX!

From now until 29 July 2020, you will receive a Steam code for the PC digital download edition of Death Stranding with the purchase of these selected GeForce RTX graphics card, laptop or desktop!

After you purchase from a participating retailer, you will receive the bundle code in an email. Follow these instructions to redeem Death Stranding :

  1. Install your qualified graphics card
  2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience.
  3. Open and log into GeForce Experience.
  4. Go to the Account drop-down menu on the top-right, and select REDEEM.
  5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to redeem Death Stranding. You will need to link your Steam account.

 

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Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The Dell G7 15 7500 boasts the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, with a 4K OLED display panel.

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its starting price and availability!

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Dominate In Style!

The Dell G7 15 7500 is part of the Dell G Series, which are designed to deliver stylish gaming laptops for entry-level to mainstream gamers.

Thin, Sophisticated Design

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop features a Mineral Black chassis, with iridescent silver accents, that is just 18.3 mm thin.

You can equip it with a 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and chassis lighting, for an unforgettable look and feel.

Ultimate Gaming Experience

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processor, with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a dual-fan cooling system to keep them cool.

You also have the option of equipping it with dual drives, including M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD options for super-fast boot-ups.

Immersive Display Options

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop comes with a variety of 15.6-inch display options, starting with a Full HD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate.

You can boost that up to 300 Hz refresh rate, or opt for a 4K OLED display with 400 nits of brightness.

Gaming On-The-Go

The Dell G7 15 7500 starts with a 3-cell 56 WHr quick-charging battery. You can upgrade it to a 6-cell 86 WHr battery for longer gaming-on-the-go.

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Specifications

Specifications Dell G7 15 7500
Display Options FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (144 Hz)
FHD (1920 x 1080) WVA display (300 Hz)
4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display (60 Hz)
Processor Options Intel Core i5-10300H
Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i9-10980HK
Memory Options DDR4-2933 (8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB)
Graphics Options NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q (8 GB)
Storage Options 128 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35)
256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 35/40)
1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD (Class 40)
Connectivity Options 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0
Gigabit Ethernet (GTX 1650 Ti)
Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Ethernet (all other models)
Keyboard Options Spill-resistant keyboard
Backlit, spill-resistant WASD keyboard
4-zone RGB backlit, spill resistant WASD keyboard
Touch Pad Precision touch pad
Camera 720p HD webcam
Audio 2 Tuned Speakers with nahimic 3D audio
1 combo headphone + microphone jack
Dual-Array Digital Microphone
Common Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (PowerShare)
1 x Microphone + Headphone Jack
Additional Ports
(GTX 1650 Ti only)
1 x USB-C DisplayPort Alt-Mode only
1 x RJ45 LAN
Additional Ports
(All Other Models)
1 x Thunderbolt 3
1 x miniDP
1 x RJ45 LAN
Battery Options 56 WHr, 3-Cell Battery
86 WHr, 6-Cell Battery
AC Adaptor 130 Watt AC Adapter
240 Watt AC Adapter
Dimensions 357.2 mm wide
267.7 mm deep
18.3 mm thick
Weight To be determined

 

Dell G7 15 7500 Gaming Laptop : Price + Availability

The Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop will be available for sale globally from 29 June 2020, with a starting price of US$1,429.99 / ~£1,160 / ~A$2,097 / ~S$2,014 / ~RM 6,199.

It will be available for sale here in Malaysia from 14 July 2020 onwards, with a starting price of RM 6,499 / ~US$1,520 / ~£1,214 / ~A$2,196 / ~S$2,114 for the following configuration :

  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz 300 nits WVA display
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core processor
  • 8 GB DDR4-2933 RAM (2 x 4 GB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB)
  • 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
  • 4-Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

NVIDIA just unleashed GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops, as part of over 100 new designs featuring new Max-Q technologies!

Here is what you need to know about the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops!

 

Over 100 NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, NVIDIA is introducing over 100 laptop designs from every major OEM out there, offering both GeForce GTX graphics starting at $699, and GeForce RTX graphics starting at $999.

In light of the new trend of working from home, NVIDIA is pushing the tagline – Worker By Day, Warrior By Night.

The new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops will be available worldwide starting in the week of April 15, with more in May 2020.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

In addition to new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops, NVIDIA is also introducing new GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops for the first time.

With RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER options, they promise to deliver up to 25% faster gaming performance than the original GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. This is what the new line-up looks like :

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptop Specifications

The new gaming laptops will be using the same RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs as their desktop brethren, but with slightly different specifications. Check them out in this comparison :

 

New Max-Q Technologies

NVIDIA is offering these new Max-Q technologies for all new 2020 GeForce RTX SUPER, GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops :

  • Dynamic Boost
    – Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance.
    – Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption. 
  • Low-Voltage GDDR6
    – NVIDIA worked with its memory partners to increase memory efficiency while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory. 
  • Advanced Optimus
    – A breakthrough display innovation that delivers long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay from NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
    – Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.
  • Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency
    – Next-generation voltage regulators help optimise system design so the GPU runs more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance. 
  • Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0
    – Powered by dedicated AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.
    It boosts a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent. 

NVIDIA promises that these new Max-Q technologies will double efficiency over previous designs :

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER | RTX | GTX For Laptop Presentation Slides

Here are the complete set of NVIDIA presentation slides for your perusal :

 

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) Performance Comparison!

NVIDIA shaved $50 off the price of their GeForce RTX 2060 cards, just before AMD released their Radeon RX 5600 XT cards.

So now gamers have two great options at the sub-$300 price range.

For those who are wondering – which is the faster and better option – this comparison is for you!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Specifications

This table gives us a quick comparison of the two Radeon RX 5600 XT performance modes, versus the RTX 2060 and the newer RTX 2060 SUPER.

Specifications RTX 2060
SUPER
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
RTX 2060
Total Graphics Power 175 W 160 W 135 W 160 W
Stream Processors 2176 2304 2304 1920
Game Clock 1470 MHz 1615 MHz 1460 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 136 144 144 120
Max. Texture Rate 224.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 201.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 48
Max. Pixel Rate 105.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Current Price $399 $279 $279 $299

Based on specifications alone, the 160W Radeon RX 5600 XT offer the highest texture and pixel fill rates, but the RTX 2060 SUPER has more graphics memory and significantly higher memory bandwidth.

The GeForce RTX 2060, on the other hand, appears to be outclassed even by the 135W Radeon RX 5600 XT, except in memory bandwidth.

At the same TGP of 160W, the Radeon RX 5600 XT holds a significant advantage over the RTX 2060 in both texture fill rate and pixel fill rate.

Well, let’s see how they compare with each other!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : TLDR Summary

This summary is for those who just want a quick overview. The detailed results are in the next pages.

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was significantly faster than the RTX 2060 in practically every game we threw at it. In fact, it came real close to the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Benchmark Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060 SUPER
Time Spy 1440p – 4% Baseline + 14%
2160p – 7% Baseline + 23%
F1 2019 1080p – 19% Baseline + 19%
1440p – 19.5% Baseline + 5%
2160p – 24% Baseline – 2%
World
War Z
1080p – 40% Baseline – 2.5%
1440p – 33.5% Baseline – 3%
2160p – 21.5% Baseline + 2%
Strange
Brigade
1080p – 19.5% Baseline + 20%
1440p – 16.5% Baseline + 21%
2160p – 10.5% Baseline + 18%
Division 2 1080p – 28.5% Baseline + 5.5%
1440p – 22.5% Baseline + 7%
2160p – 13.5% Baseline + 10%
AOTS 1080p – 40% Baseline
1440p – 48% Baseline – 4.5%
2160p – 43% Baseline – 3%
Average – 24% Baseline + 7.5%

So it is obvious to everyone that, prices being equal, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is definitely significantly superior than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

And the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is a strong challenger to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, which costs $100 or more extra!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Best Deals!

Finally, let’s check out the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Benchmarking Notes

In addition to testing the Radeon RX 5600 XT in its two performance modes, we will compare it against both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT runs much cooler than the two NVIDIA cards. It actually runs cooler with the 160W BIOS, probably because the fan runs faster, or more often.

The 135W BIOS, on the other hand, is tuned to run quieter. So the fan tends to stay off longer.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

In the Time Spy test, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 4% at 135W, and 11.4% faster at 160W.

At 160W, it came within 13% of the RTX 2060 SUPER, which is significantly more expensive.

Here is how much of an effect they have on the overall gaming score…

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 6% at 135W, and 8% faster at 160W.

The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER was 23% faster than the RX 5600 XT at 160W, but with a 43% higher price tag.

And here are their overall gaming scores at 4K…

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : F1 2019

F1 2019 is a new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 60 fps. It was 23% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 16% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT did well at 1440p, delivering an average frame rate above 70 fps, with a good minimum frame rate above 50 fps.

At this higher resolution, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that – at the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 5600 XT matched the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was 32% faster than the RTX 2060!

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

It was no surprise to see the Radeon RX 5600 XT do so well in this AMD-optimised game. Even at 135W, it was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 64% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The Radeon RX 5600 XT continued to be faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER at 1440p, and was 51% faster than the RTX 2060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Even at 4K, the Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER. It may not deliver 60 fps, but it was still 27.5% faster than the RTX 2060.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was superb at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 80 fps. At 135W, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2060, and 22.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

But once you boost it to 160W, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1440p, with minimum frame rates far in excess of 60 fps.

At 135W, it was 11% faster than the RTX 2060, and 23% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

Once you boost it to 160W, it was 20% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates at 4K. At 160W, it was 12% faster than the RTX 2060, and 15% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that! Even at 135W, the RX 5600 XT was 33% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 10% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 40% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates. At 135W, it was 22% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 11% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 29% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 6.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

4K was certainly not playable, not for any of the cards in this comparison. But we can see that at 160W, the RX 5600 XT was 15% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 9% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as RTX 2060 SUPER, and astoundingly – 87% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was almost twice as fast as the RTX 2060!

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 3% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 75% faster than the RTX 2060!

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Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Conclusion

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was significantly faster than the RTX 2060 in practically every game we threw at it. In fact, it came real close to the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Benchmark Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060 SUPER
Time Spy 1440p – 4% Baseline + 14%
2160p – 7% Baseline + 23%
F1 2019 1080p – 19% Baseline + 19%
1440p – 19.5% Baseline + 5%
2160p – 24% Baseline – 2%
World
War Z
1080p – 40% Baseline – 2.5%
1440p – 33.5% Baseline – 3%
2160p – 21.5% Baseline + 2%
Strange
Brigade
1080p – 19.5% Baseline + 20%
1440p – 16.5% Baseline + 21%
2160p – 10.5% Baseline + 18%
Division 2 1080p – 28.5% Baseline + 5.5%
1440p – 22.5% Baseline + 7%
2160p – 13.5% Baseline + 10%
AOTS 1080p – 40% Baseline
1440p – 48% Baseline – 4.5%
2160p – 43% Baseline – 3%
Average – 24% Baseline + 7.5%

So it is obvious to everyone that, prices being equal, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is definitely significantly superior than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

And the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is a strong challenger to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, which costs $100 or more extra!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Best Deals!

Finally, let’s check out the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) Price-Performance!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 cards received a nice $50 discount, just before AMD released their RX 5600 XT cards.

So now gamers have two great options at the sub-$300 price range, but which should they choose?

Let’s compare their price-performance value, and show you which is the best option for you!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Specifications

This table gives us a quick comparison of the two Radeon RX 5600 XT performance modes, versus the RTX 2060 and the newer RTX 2060 SUPER.

Note : We are using the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT as our AMD reference card

Specifications RTX 2060
SUPER
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
RTX 2060
Total Graphics Power 175 W 160 W 135 W 160 W
Stream Processors 2176 2304 2304 1920
Game Clock 1470 MHz 1615 MHz 1460 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 136 144 144 120
Max. Texture Rate 224.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 201.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 48
Max. Pixel Rate 105.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Current Price $399 $279 $279 $299

Let’s see how they compare with each other!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : TLDR Summary

This summary is for those who just want a quick overview. The detailed results are in the next pages.

This table summarises the price-performance value of each card, based on their performance in different games, at different resolutions, based on the formula :

Card Price (in USD) / average frame per second (fps)

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT has an official SEP price of $279, but since we are using the Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT as the AMD reference card, we used its higher price of $289.

On the NVIDIA side, we used the RTX 2060 Founders Edition as well as the RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition, with the current price of $299 and $399.

Game Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060
SUPER
Price $299 $289 $399
F1 2019 1080p $3.88
+ 27%
$3.05 $3.53
+ 16%
1440p $4.82
+ 28%
$3.77 $4.93
+ 31%
2160p $7.29
+ 36%
$5.37 $7.53
+ 40%
World
War Z
1080p $3.29
+ 71%
$1.92 $2.71
+ 41%
1440p $4.46
+ 55%
$2.87 $4.07
+ 42%
2160p $7.48
+ 31%
$5.69 $7.69
+ 35%
Strange
Brigade
1080p $2.79
+ 28%
$2.18 $2.49
+ 14%
1440p $3.69
+ 23%
$2.99 $3.41
+ 14%
2160p $5.98
+ 15%
$5.18 $6.05
+ 17%
Division 2 1080p $4.75
+ 44%
$3.30 $4.29
+ 30%
1440p $6.64
+ 33%
$5.00 $6.44
+ 29%
2160p $11.50
+ 19%
$9.67 $12.09
+ 25%
AOTS 1080p $6.49
+ 93%
$3.36 $4.65
+ 38%
1440p $7.04
+ 99%
$3.53 $5.09
+ 44%
2160p $8.28
+ 80%
$4.60 $6.54
+ 42%
Average + 45.5% Baseline + 30.5%

The Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT definitely offers more price-performance value than both NVIDIA cards.

Please remember that we are NOT looking at which card is faster, but how much it costs to deliver 1 fps of performance. The higher the value, the more bang for your buck!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Latest Price Lists!

Here is the latest price list with the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Benchmarking Notes

In addition to testing the Radeon RX 5600 XT in its two performance modes, we will compare it against both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : F1 2019

F1 2019 is a new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 60 fps. It was 23% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 16% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT did well at 1440p, delivering an average frame rate above 70 fps, with a good minimum frame rate above 50 fps.

At this higher resolution, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that – at the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 5600 XT matched the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was 32% faster than the RTX 2060!

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

It was no surprise to see the Radeon RX 5600 XT do so well in this AMD-optimised game. Even at 135W, it was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 64% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The Radeon RX 5600 XT continued to be faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER at 1440p, and was 51% faster than the RTX 2060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Even at 4K, the Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER. It may not deliver 60 fps, but it was still 27.5% faster than the RTX 2060.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was superb at 1080p, guaranteeing frame rates in excess of 80 fps. At 135W, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2060, and 22.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

But once you boost it to 160W, it was 24% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was perfect at 1440p, with minimum frame rates far in excess of 60 fps.

At 135W, it was 11% faster than the RTX 2060, and 23% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

Once you boost it to 160W, it was 20% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 17% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates at 4K. At 160W, it was 12% faster than the RTX 2060, and 15% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Will you look at that! Even at 135W, the RX 5600 XT was 33% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 10% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 40% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivered good frame rates. At 135W, it was 22% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 11% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

When boosted to 160W, it was 29% faster than the RTX 2060, and just 6.5% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

4K was certainly not playable, not for any of the cards in this comparison. But we can see that at 160W, the RX 5600 XT was 15% faster than the RTX 2060, and only 9% slower than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was as fast as RTX 2060 SUPER, and astoundingly – 87% faster than the RTX 2060.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and was almost twice as fast as the RTX 2060!

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was 3% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 75% faster than the RTX 2060!

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Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Conclusion

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

More importantly, it gave the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT a much needed boost in price-performance value. In fact, it offers more dollar for FPS than the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Game Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060
SUPER
Price $299 $289 $399
F1 2019 1080p $3.88
+ 27%
$3.05 $3.53
+ 16%
1440p $4.82
+ 28%
$3.77 $4.93
+ 31%
2160p $7.29
+ 36%
$5.37 $7.53
+ 40%
World
War Z
1080p $3.29
+ 71%
$1.92 $2.71
+ 41%
1440p $4.46
+ 55%
$2.87 $4.07
+ 42%
2160p $7.48
+ 31%
$5.69 $7.69
+ 35%
Strange
Brigade
1080p $2.79
+ 28%
$2.18 $2.49
+ 14%
1440p $3.69
+ 23%
$2.99 $3.41
+ 14%
2160p $5.98
+ 15%
$5.18 $6.05
+ 17%
Division 2 1080p $4.75
+ 44%
$3.30 $4.29
+ 30%
1440p $6.64
+ 33%
$5.00 $6.44
+ 29%
2160p $11.50
+ 19%
$9.67 $12.09
+ 25%
AOTS 1080p $6.49
+ 93%
$3.36 $4.65
+ 38%
1440p $7.04
+ 99%
$3.53 $5.09
+ 44%
2160p $8.28
+ 80%
$4.60 $6.54
+ 42%
Average + 45.5% Baseline + 30.5%

The Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT we used as the AMD reference card definitely offers more price-performance value than both NVIDIA cards.

Again, we have to point out that this does not mean that the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

It just means you get more bang for your buck with AMD’s latest mid-range graphics card.

Will NVIDIA counter with a price cut on the RTX 2060 SUPER? Fingers crossed!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Latest Price Lists!

Here is the latest price list with the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

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Level51 Terra 15 | Terra 15 Lite Gaming Laptops Revealed!

Level51 just announced three new gaming laptops – the Terra 15 (RTX 2060), the Terra 15 (RTX 2070) and the Terra 15 LiteHere is our primer on these three gaming laptops from Level51!

 

Level51 Terra 15 | Terra 15 Lite Gaming Laptops

These 15.6-inch ultra-portable gaming laptops pair a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics options with a high refresh rate display.

144 Hz Display

All three models come with a 15.6-inch IPS display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It supports a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, with a 100% sRGB colour gamut.

Their website did not mention G-SYNC support, but we reckon their displays should support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Intel + NVIDIA

All three models are powered by the Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core processor, paired with three NVIDIA graphics options :

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Note that these are all high-performance parts, not the lower-powered Max-Q variants.

Cooling Performance

To keep those high-performance components cool while you game, these gaming laptops feature four heat pipes and two high-speed fans, with four exhaust outlets.

Premium Chassis

All three gaming laptops feature an aluminium chassis with orange accents, and they are surprisingly light – just 1.97 kg for the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 Ti variant, and 2.1 kg for the RTX 2070 model.

They are also pretty thin – the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 Ti models are just 21.4 mm thick, while the RTX 2070 model is slightly thicker at 24.4 mm.

 

Level51 Terra 15 | Terra 15 Lite Specifications

We created this table to let you compare the key specifications of all three models at a glance :

Specifications Terra 15
(RTX 2070)
Terra 15
(RTX 2060)
Terra 15 Lite
Operating System Windows 10 Home (Trial Edition)
Windows 10 Home (+RM 479)
Windows 10 Professional (+RM 606)
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 100% sRGB
– 144 Hz refresh rate
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
Memory 16 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Storage 1 TB NVMe SSD 512 GB NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel 9560 AC Wi-FI + BT
Dimensions 361 mm wide
246 mm deep
24.4 mm thick
361 mm wide
246 mm deep
21.4 mm thick
Ryzen 3 4300U 2.1 kg 1.97 kg

 

Level51 Terra 15 | Terra 15 Lite Price + Availability

All three models are available with immediate effect, with the following starting prices :

  • Terra 15 Lite : RM 4,615 / ~S$1,529 / ~US$1,133 / ~£868 / ~A$1,651
  • Terra 15 (RTX 2060) : RM 5,375 / ~S$1,780 / ~US$1,320 / ~£1,011 / ~A$1,923
  • Terra 15 (RTX 2070) : RM 6,274 / ~S$2,078 / ~US$1,541 / ~£1,180 / ~A$2,245

But note that these laptops only come with a trial edition of Windows 10 Home, so you will need to top up RM 479 for a Windows 10 Home licence.

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 : Use These AMD + NVIDIA Drivers!

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is out, and both AMD and NVIDIA have new drivers to deliver Day 1 support!

This is important, because RDR2 apparently refuses to run properly with older drivers. So make sure you use these AMD and NVIDIA drivers for Red Dead Redemption 2!

 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the best selling games in 2018, and the PC edition with enhanced graphics, uncapped frame rates, new content and a raft of enhancements has just been released!

Here are some online purchase options for PS4 and Xbox One :

Here are the online purchase options for PC :

We will have more PC purchase links up shortly.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Issues

Once it was unlocked for the PC, gamers immediately encountered issues with Red Dead Redemption 2.

The most common problems – the launcher not initialising, or the game crashing with the vacuous error message

Red Dead Redemption 2 Exited Unexpectedly

The solution? Update your graphics driver, which was what we have been trying to tell you guys for a whole day now! 😀

 

AMD Day 1 Driver For Red Dead Redemption 2

AMD just released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.1 to support Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as new Vulkan Extension Support and a slew of other fixes :

New Game Support

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

New Vulkan Extensions

  • VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore
  • VK_KHR_shader_clock
  • VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types
  • VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties
  • VK_KHR_spirv_1_4
  • VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control
  • Clustered Subgroup Operations

Fixed Issues

  • Some users may be unable to connect their Twitch account through the Connect page in Radeon Settings for live streaming.
  • The Outer Worlds may sometimes experience an application crash when opening the characters inventory screen.
  • The Outer Worlds may experience character models being rendered incorrectly on the inventory screen.
  • Frame Rate may cap or remain limited to 60 fps in some Vulkan API games.
  • OBS streaming may experience heavy frame drops when using AMF encoding

Download Links

 

NVIDIA Day 1 Driver For Red Dead Redemption 2

NVIDIA just released their Game Ready 441.12 driver, which not only supports Red Dead Redemption 2, but also new optimisations for Need for Speed Heat and Borderlands 3.

NVIDIA also shared their recommended graphics cards that will deliver 60+ fps in Red Dead Redemption 2 :

It also adds G-SYNC support for the LG B9, C9 and E9 4K OLED TVs.

Download Links

 

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ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom + Latest Products Showcase!

ILLEGEAR, Malaysia’s top custom gaming system brand, just launched the first concept showroom, with a showcase of their latest gaming laptops and desktops!

Join us for a tour of the ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom, and the full launch coverage, including a showcase of their latest gaming systems!

 

Who Is ILLEGEAR?

ILLEGEAR was established in 2011 by hardware junkies and hardcore gamers who wanted more than just cookie-cut systems. That’s why they are focused entirely on developing custom-configured gaming desktops and laptops.

They are currently the top custom gaming system brand in Malaysia, with a wide variety of gaming desktops and laptops – all offering a myriad of configuration options.

In this video, ILLEGEAR Managing Director Chin Jiun How explains how they have grown from their humble beginnings to the rationale behind opening the new ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom.

 

The ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom Tour

The ILLEGEAR Concept Showroom is located at the drop-off point at Oval Damansara, which makes it really convenient for gamers in the Klang Valley.

If you are taking public transportation, we recommend you take the MRT Sungai Buloh (Green) line, and exit at the TTDI Station. It is a 10 minute walk to Oval Damansara.

If you are parking, please note that a Touch’N’Go card is required to park inside Oval Damansara.

 

The Latest ILLEGEAR Gaming Laptops + Desktops

Sean Lau took the opportunity to share with us their latest ILLEGEAR gaming laptops and desktops.

ILLEGEAR Gaming Laptops

ILLEGEAR RAVEN

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS display (60 Hz / 144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 1650
  • 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Blue switches
  • 2.2 kg weight, 25 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 3,039 to RM 3,797

ILLEGEAR RAVEN SE

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS display (60 Hz / 144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 1650
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 20 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 3,039 to RM 3,987

ILLEGEAR RAVEN SE-R

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 20 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 4,655 to RM 5,034

ILLEGEAR PRODIGY

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.75 kg weight, 18.5 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,034 onwards

ILLEGEAR ROGUE

  • 17.3-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 / GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / GeForce RTX 2060
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 2.35 kg weight, 27 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 4,465 to RM 5,604

ILLEGEAR LAGUNA SE

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • RGB keyboard
  • 1.9 kg weight, 21 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,035 to RM 6,744

ILLEGEAR ONYX

  • 15.6-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Brown switches
  • 1.95 kg weight, 19.9 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 5,984 to RM 7,028

ILLEGEAR SELENITE

  • 17.3-inch Full IPS 100% sRGB display (144 Hz)
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / GeForce RTX 2070 / GeForce RTX 2080
  • 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 6 TB)
  • Mechanical keyboard with GENESWITCH Brown switches
  • 2.35 kg weight, 25 mm thickness
  • Price range : RM 6,269 to RM 9,498
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ILLEGEAR Gaming Desktops

ILLEGEAR RAIDER

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,135 onwards

ILLEGEAR POSEIDON

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling / Custom Open Loop Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,515 onwards

ILLEGEAR TROIKA

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 3,420 onwards

ILLEGEAR POSEIDON XE

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 or 9th Gen Intel Core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 128 GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Air Cooling / AIO Water Cooling / Custom Open Loop Water Cooling
  • Price range : RM 4,940 onwards

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics cards are here, and here is everything you need to know about these new SUPER edition cards!

Find out if these are the graphics cards you are looking for!

 

NVIDIA SUPER Teasers + Briefing

The new SUPER graphics cards are designed to extend NVIDIA’s performance lead against the new AMD Navi-based graphics cards.

NVIDIA actually started teasing us about its impending launch with this video from 26 May 2019, before Computex 2019 :

That was followed up on 28 June 2019, with another teaser NVIDIA Super video called “The wait is almost over…” with the hashtag #RTXon

Finally, just hours before they unveiled the new SUPER graphics cards, they gave us a cursory briefing :

As you can tell – they were basically not telling us much. That’s partly because the new cards are basically cut-down versions of more powerful but existing GeForce RTX models.

It’s okay. We have everything you need to know about the new SUPER graphics cards!

 

The NVIDIA RTX SUPER Graphics Cards

NVIDIA announced just three models, two of which replaces existing GeForce RTX models :

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the top-of-the-line RTX graphics card that money can buy.

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Price + Availability

First, these were the official launch and availability dates :

  • 2 July 2019 (6 AM PST) : Soft launch – the NVIDIA SUPER series announced.
  • 9 July 2019 :  The 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER available for sale. Custom cards revealed.
  • 23 July 2019 : The 2080 SUPER and custom cards available for sale.

The new cards will cost the same, or a little more, than current RTX cards…

NVIDIA dropped the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 because they were no longer competitive, so this is what the new GeForce RTX 20 line-up will look like :

  • RTX 2080 Ti : $999 / ~£801 / ~€897 / ~RM 4,114
  • RTX 2080 SUPER : $699 / ~£551 / ~€620 / ~RM 2,486
  • RTX 2070 SUPER : $499 / ~£394 / ~€442 / ~RM 2,079
  • RTX 2060 SUPER : $399 / ~£314 / ~€351 / ~RM 1,649
  • RTX 2060 : $349 / ~£275 / ~€309 / ~RM 1,454

Yes, there will only be FIVE GeForce RTX 20 series cards, when it all shakes out…

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Custom Cards

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 32 RTX 2060 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 30 RTX 2070 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 28 RTX 2080 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Best Deals! New!

For your easy reference, we created these tables of the most recent SUPER custom cards available in the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060S EVO
$419.99 £423.74 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060S EVO OC
$429.99 £439.99 NA RM 2,050
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060S OC
$469.99 £473.88 $869.37 RM 2,200
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060S Advanced
$464.99 £479.99 $847.98 NA
EVGA RTX 2060S XC Gaming
$439.99 £439.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060S XC Ultra Gaming
$449.99 £449.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060S SC Ultra Gaming
$409.00 £389.99 NA NA
GALAX RTX 2060S EX
NA NA $689.00 RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060S
$449.99 £449.98 $845.99 RM 2,299
GIGABYTE RTX 2060S Gaming OC
$419.99 £428.85 $749.00 RM 2,179
GIGABYTE RTX 2060S Windforce OC
$445.00 £421.19 $749.00 RM 2,089
MSI RTX 2060S Ventus OC
$409.99 £411.59 $756.33 RM 1,890
MSI RTX 2060S Gaming X
$429.99 £424.99 $785.23 RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060S Armor OC
$419.99 £451.28 NA RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060S AERO ITX NA NA $738.18 NA
PNY RTX 2060S Dual Fan
NA £409.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2060S XLR8 OC Dual Fan
NA £454.74 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060S AMP Extreme
$439.99 £438.99 $989.98 RM 2,089
ZOTAC RTX 2060S AMP
$574.99 £419.00 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060S Mini
$399.99 £389.94 NA RM 1,849
ZOTAC RTX 2060S Twin Fan NA NA NA RM 1,899

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2070S EVO NA NA $1018.02 NA
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070S EVO OC $1044.23 £569.79 NA RM 2,750
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070S Advanced $584.99 £683.64 $1121.06 RM 2,999
EVGA RTX 2070S XC Ultra Gaming $549.99 £539.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S XC Gaming
$629.99 £656.18 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S Black Gaming NA £569.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S Gaming $519.99 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2070S EX
NA NA $890.02 RM 2,348
GALAX RTX 2070S EX Gamer Black NA NA $912.09 NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070S
NA £599.99 $1059.89 RM 2,929
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Gaming OC White $749.99 £569.99 NA RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Gaming OC
$529.99 £548.99 $984.44 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Windforce OC
$579.00 £548.99 $950.71 RM 2,559
MSI RTX 2070S Ventus OC
$519.99 £529.99 $946.63 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070S Gaming X Trio
$722.79 £578.99 NA RM 2,590
PNY RTX 2070S XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £579.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2070S Blower 8G NA £559.99 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2070S AMP Extreme NA £559.99 NA RM 2,599
ZOTAC RTX 2070S AMP
NA £509.00 NA RM 2,379
ZOTAC RTX 2070S Twin Fan $549.99 £489.00 NA RM 2,369

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080S EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080S EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080S EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080S Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080S Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080S Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080S Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080S Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080S XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080S Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080S AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080S AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080S Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

 

The NVIDIA SUPER Game Bundle

All three models will come bundled with two free gamesWolfenstein : Youngblood and Control.

You will be able to install and play Wolfenstein : Youngblood with immediate effect, but 505 Games will only release Control on 27 August 2019.

 

NVIDIA SUPER Specifications Compared!

To make it easier to compare the new Super cards against current models, we created this table to compare their specifications and launch prices.

Specifications RTX
2080 Ti
RTX
2080
SUPER
RTX
2080
RTX
2070
SUPER
RTX
2070
RTX
2060
SUPER
RTX
2060
GPU TU102
-300
TU104
-450
TU104
-400
TU104
-410
TU106
-400
TU106
-410
TU106
-200
CUDA Cores 4352 3072 2944 2560 2304 2176 1920
Base Clock 1350 MHz 1650 MHz 1515 MHz 1605 MHz 1410 MHz 1470 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1815 MHz 1710 MHz 1770 MHz 1620 MHz 1650 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 272 192 184 160 144 136 120
Min. Texture Fill Rate 367.2 GT/s 316.8 GT/s 278.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 203.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s 163.8 GT/s
Max. Texture Fill Rate 420.2 GT/s 348.5 GT/s 314.6 GT/s 283.2 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 224.4 GT/s 201.6 GT/s
ROPs 88 64 64 64 64 64 48
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 118.8 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 97.0 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 90.2 GP/s 94.1 GP/s 65.5 GP/s
Max. Pixel Fill Rate 136.0 GP/s 116.2 GP/s 109.4 GP/s 113.3 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Tensor Cores 544 384 368 320 288 272 240
RTX-OPS 76 T 63 T 57 T 52 T 42 T 41 T 37 T
Giga Rays/s 10 8 8 7 6 6 5
Memory Size 11 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 616 GB/s 496 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 336 GB/s
TGP 250 watts 250 watts 215 watts 215 watts 175 watts 175 watts 160 watts
Launch Price $999 $699 $699 $499 $499 $399 $349

 

Increased TDP Across The Board!

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The new cards not only have more CUDA cores, and higher clock speeds, they also have a higher TDP.

The 2060 SUPER has a 175 watt TDP – a 15 watt (9.4%) increase

The 2070 SUPER has a 215 watt TDP – a 30 watt (16.2%) increase

The 2080 SUPER has a 250 watt TDP – a 35 watt (16.3%) increase

Recommended : The Exclusive NVIDIA DLSS Tech Briefing + Demos

 

The Correct RTX 2070 SUPER TMU Count

It looks like everyone posted the wrong TMU count for the RTX 2070S graphics card, giving it an unfair performance lead over the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT on paper.

The GeForce RTX 2070S actually has a TMU count of 160, not 184. This makes it slightly slower than the Radeon RX 5700 XT on paper, instead of being significantly faster in texture fill rate.

Recommended : Read our full report and analysis!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Reviews + Performance

For in-depth reviews and game benchmarks and analyses, check out these articles :

Recommended : How & Why NVIDIA Calculates RTX-OPS For GeForce RTX!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER vs. AMD RX 5700 Series

Here is a quick and dirty price-performance comparison from our comparison article.

Specifications RTX
2080
SUPER
RX 5700 XT
(50th)
RX 5700 XT RTX
2070
SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060
SUPER
Launch Price $699 $449 $399 $499 $349 $399
Min. Texture Fill Rate 316.8 GT/s 268.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 211.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s
$ Per GT/s $2.206 $1.670 $1.554 $1.943 $1.654 $1.996
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 105.6 GP/s 107.5 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 93.8 GP/s 94.1 GP/s
$ Per GP/s $6.619 $4.177 $3.885 $4.859 $3.721 $4.240
AVERAGE
$ / (GT/s + GP/s)
$4.413 $2.924 $2.720 $3.401 $2.688 $3.118

 

Gaming Performance Comparison

Here is a quick summary of their gaming performance :

 

Price-Performance Value Analysis

Here is a quick summary of their price-performance value :

 

Power Efficiency

Here is a quick summary of their power efficiency :

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER?

The rumoured 2080 Ti SUPER card will use a brand new Turing GPU. However, with no AMD Navi graphics card posing a direct challenge, it’s possible this card may never see the light of day.

If NVIDIA eventually brings it out, it will definitely have more CUDA Cores, more TMUs and probably more ROPs than the current TU102 that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti uses.

This new GPU will also be “unlocked”, so card manufacturers will have carte blanche to go crazy with it. It will be possible for them to design a card with a 300 watt TDP!

We also expect it to have faster GDDR6 memory, probably 16 Gbps. That would give it a memory bandwidth of 704 GB/s, assuming NVIDIA sticks with a 352-bit bus width.

Recommended : NVIDIA Ray Tracing Techniques – Showcase + Explanation!

 

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Update History

Updated @ 2019-08-18
– Updated the best deals for the RTX 2060S, RTX 2070S and RTX 2080S cards.
– Added various other updates.

Updated @ 2019-08-06
– Added the RTX 2080 SUPER custom card price list.
– Added various other updates.

Updated @ 2019-07-26
– Added the RTX 2070 SUPER custom card and RTX 2060 SUPER custom card price lists.

Updated @ 2019-07-25
– Added the gaming performance, price-performance and power efficiency summaries.

Updated @ 2019-07-24
– Added all three in-depth reviews (RTX 2080 SUPER | RTX 2070 SUPER | RTX 2060 SUPER), as well as other articles and guides.

Updated @ 2019-07-03
– Added the correct GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER TMU count and performance.

Updated @ 2019-07-02
– Added the official NVIDIA SUPER tech briefing and first look videos.
– Added a new NVIDIA SUPER vs AMD RX 5700 comparison section.
– Added details of new GIGABYTE SUPER custom cards.
– Updated the specifications.

Updated @ 2019-07-01
– Updated the price list.
– Added a new section on the NVIDIA SUPER game bundle

Updated @ 2019-06-30
– Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Super cards.
– Updated details of their availability and custom cards
– Added a new Increased TDP section.

Updated @ 2019-06-28
– Added details about ASUS and GIGABYTE Super cards.
– Added the CONFIRMED announcement date and time!
– Added a new NVIDIA Super video teaser!

Updated @ 2019-06-27 : Added the first-ever picture of the NVIDIA SUPER graphics card, and RTX-OPS calculation.

Updated @ 2019-06-21 : Added new shocking rumours about their launch prices, and dates.

Updated @ 2019-06-14 : Added new details to various sections, including price and launch date.

Originally posted @ 2019-06-13

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

Of the three NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is the one true SUPER card.

Instead of using cut-down versions of existing cards, it boasts a full TU104 GPU, higher clock speeds and faster GDDR6 memory!

Find out how the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER matches up against the competition, including the flagship AMD Radeon VII graphics card!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Primer

Designed to extend NVIDIA’s performance lead against the new AMD Navi-based graphics cards, the NVIDIA RTX SUPER graphics cards are based on cut-down versions of existing GeForce RTX models.

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the most powerful RTX graphics card that money can buy.

This is how the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series compares to the older NVIDIA GeForce RTX series.

Specifications RTX
2080 Ti
RTX
2080
SUPER
RTX
2080
RTX
2070
SUPER
RTX
2070
RTX
2060
SUPER
RTX
2060
GPU TU102
-300
TU104
-450
TU104
-400
TU104
-410
TU106
-400
TU106
-410
TU106
-200
CUDA Cores 4352 3072 2944 2560 2304 2176 1920
Base Clock 1350 MHz 1650 MHz 1515 MHz 1605 MHz 1410 MHz 1470 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1815 MHz 1710 MHz 1770 MHz 1620 MHz 1650 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 272 192 184 160 144 136 120
Min. Texture Fill Rate 367.2 GT/s 316.8 GT/s 278.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 203.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s 163.8 GT/s
Max. Texture Fill Rate 420.2 GT/s 348.5 GT/s 314.6 GT/s 283.2 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 224.4 GT/s 201.6 GT/s
ROPs 88 64 64 64 64 64 48
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 118.8 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 97.0 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 90.2 GP/s 94.1 GP/s 65.5 GP/s
Max. Pixel Fill Rate 136.0 GP/s 116.2 GP/s 109.4 GP/s 113.3 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Tensor Cores 544 384 368 320 288 272 240
RTX-OPS 76 T 63 T 57 T 52 T 42 T 41 T 37 T
Giga Rays/s 10 8 8 7 6 6 5
Memory Size 11 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 616 GB/s 496 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 336 GB/s
TGP 250 watts 250 watts 215 watts 215 watts 175 watts 175 watts 160 watts
Launch Price $999 $699 $699 $499 $499 $399 $349

Recommended : How & Why NVIDIA Calculates RTX-OPS For GeForce RTX!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Price + Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER has a launch price that starts at $699 / ~£560 / ~€623 / ~RM 2,875. This makes it $100 more expensive than the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are some direct purchase links and prices of various AIB custom cards (prices accurate as of 18 August 2019) :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59
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Unboxing The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) comes in a large cardboard box that doubles as a stand. Let’s take a quick look around, before we unbox it and see what we find inside!

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) package is rather basic, but for those who are still using monitors with DVI ports, the bundled DP-to-DVI dongle will be very useful.

Next Page > NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER : Hands On + Key Features

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Hands On!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 3072 stream processors.

This gives it 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Even though the TU104 GPU is fabricated on the 12 nm process technology, the card only needs 250 watts of power.

 

NVIDIA Turing

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series continues to use the NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture, the first to introduce real-time ray tracing capabilities and new Tensor Cores.

It also continues to benefit from NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling), which can be used to deliver better than TAA quality with a significantly lower performance penalty, or much better image quality – equivalent to 64X super sampling.

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RTX 2080 SUPER Power Requirements

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is a true SUPER version of the GeForce RTX 2080.

It uses the full TU104 GPU with additional 256 stream processors, so it comes to no surprise that it would require 250 watts of power as well.

Like the GeForce RTX 2080 and the RTX 2070 SUPER, you will need a power supply with both 6-pin and 8-pin PCI Express power cables.

 

RTX 2080 SUPER Display Ports

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, each supporting up to 8K HDR resolution at 60 Hz, or 4K HDR at 120 Hz or more.

There is also a tiny USB-C VirtualLink port, which allows you to connect a VR headset. But guess what – it works like a standard USB-C port, so you can also connect any USB-C device to it!

For compatibility with older displays, there is a HDMI 2.0b port, which supports up to 4K HDR displays at up to 60 Hz… as well as a DP-to-DVI dongle, which allows you to hook it up to older monitors with a DVI port.

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : Thermal Output, Noise Level + 3DMark Results

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at its gaming performance, in comparison to 7 other graphics cards :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Min. Texture
Fill Rate
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
Memory
Size + Type
Memory
Bandwidth
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 331.5 GT/s 130.2 GP/s 11 GB GDDR5X 484 GB/s
Radeon VII 336.0 GT/s 89.6 GP/s 16 GB HBM2 1028 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 316.8 GT/s 105.6 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 496 GB/s
Radeon RX Vega 64 319.2 GT/s 81.5 GP/s 8 GB HBM2 484 GB/s
GeForce GTX 2070 SUPER 256.8 GT/s 102.7 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 211 GT/s 93.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 199.9 GT/s 94.1 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 163.8 GT/s 65.5 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 336 GB/s

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage Western Digital Black²
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Noise Level

In case you are wondering how loud the cooler is, we recorded it running Time Spy Extreme benchmark at the 4K resolution.

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