The Best Cheap Heavy Gaming Special VGA
The Best Cheap Heavy Gaming Special VGA
GIGABYTE GTX 980 XTREME GAMING
Like the Xtreme Gaming line of graphics cards made by Gigabyte that have visited the HWM Indonesia test lab, the GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming offers high factory overclock speeds and an attractive appearance with light play. The high factory overclocking performance of the Xtreme Gaming line was achieved by Gigabyte thanks to GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology.
This technology sorts GPU chips to get chips with high power efficiency and overclocking capabilities. Durability is also a serious concern for Gigabyte by providing an anti-moisture and dust coating on the PCB board. GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming overclocking stability is supported by a 12+2 phase power design as well as cooler and high-durability choke and capacitor components. Overclock stability is also supported by a powerful three-fan cooling system, namely WindForce 3X. All three cooling fans have protrusions on their blades which are claimed to improve airflow. The three fans operate independently and stop rotating when the GPU temperature falls below a set limit followed by the “Silent” LED on the top of the metal cooling jacket. Five 12mm copper heatpipes disperse heat to the heatsink fins which are assisted by two 8mm heatpipes to dissipate heat away from critical components. Temperature testing recorded 72 degrees Celsius as the highest number with the fan operating quietly.
There are LED lights surrounding the three fan bays on the cooling cape. Using the Gigabyte OC Guru II application, you can customize up to 16.8 million colors. The structure of the GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming is strengthened by the complete backplate on the back. The GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming provides two 8-pin PCIe connectors to supply power. For video connectors, there is one Duallink DVI-I and HDMI port each and three DiaplayPort ports. GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming proves its ability to drive with high overclock speeds. Without increasing the voltage, we managed to increase the base clock up to 1301 MHz or up 85 MHz from the default version of 1216 MHz. When compared to the reference version’s base clock, the increase reaches 301 MHz. For memory, we managed to increase it to 2436 MHz (effective 9744 MHz) from the default memory clock speed of 1801 (effective 7204 MHz). The overcocking effort increased scores by about 9% in the 3DMark13 Fire Strike synthetic test. The GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming underscores the performance and high quality of the Xtreme Gaming line that Gigabyte has to offer. Even though it comes with a factory overclock speed, the GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming can still be run faster, making it ideal for those of you who have deep pockets and want the best performance.
- ASUS ROG STRIX GEFORCE GTX 1060OC
The design of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC is similar to other Pascal-based ASUS ROG Strix graphics cards. That is, black cooling robes that can look boring. It looks boring at first glance but once the graphics card is plugged into the PCIe x16 slot, the LEDs on the cooling cape and sides light up. This lighting is part of the ASUS Aura RGB feature and can be customized using the Aura software.
The ASUS graphics card comes with the highest manufacturer overclock among other multitest participants with a base clock of 1645 MHz and a boost clock of 1873 MHz in OC mode. To handle high speeds, ASUS equipped it with a DirectCU III cooling solution with triple wing-blade fans. We set the maximum fan speed to reveal the noise level. Even though it’s quite loud, the sound isn’t as annoying as a Gigabyte graphics card fan at maximum rotational speed. In total there are five heatpipes that extend from the GPU baseplate to the aluminum heatsink fins. Thus, this graphics card has adequate passive cooling capability before switching to active cooling so that the fan idle time can be longer. ASUS also equipped it with a 6+1 phase power design or an upgrade from the previous 3+1 phase power supply system on the Founders Edition graphics card. Another standout feature is the ASUS FanConnect technology which is available via two 4-pin fan headers on the back of the graphics card. ASUS is the only brand that offers this feature and allows you to connect two case fans to the GPU so that the fan speed is determined by the temperature of the GPU, not the CPU. An interesting idea and makes sense since the GPU is usually the biggest source of heat in the case.
TRANSISTORS : 4.4 billion
CORE CLOCK : 1645 MHz (OC mode)
MEMORY : GDDR5 6GB
MEMORY CLOCK : 8208 (OC mode)
Pros: Strong performance and good cooling.
Disadvantages: Relatively expensive for its target market.