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TweakTown's new GPU Benchmarking Rig (Updated for 2017)

By: Anthony Garreffa | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 5, 2017 7:56 pm

Wrapping Up

 

The fruits of this new Core i7-7700K/Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard labor are already here, with our latest graphics card reviews being benchmarked and powered by the new 7700K rig. I have a review of MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G locked and loaded, ready to go - as well as EVGA's newish GeForce GTX 1080 SC2 iCX graphics card - and I've now started testing the new AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G graphics card.

 

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Shifting to the more mainstream Core i7-7700K means we'll get more 'real-world' results instead of using a ridiculously expensive Core i7-6950X, which most people don't own, and can't afford. This doesn't mean I won't be benchmarking with higher-end CPUs, but for our graphics card benchmarking system - the 7700K it is.

 

 

I do have another rig with AMD's latest Ryzen 7 1800X in it, and we're benchmarking a lot of our graphics cards in there as we're preparing for a Core i7-7700K vs. Ryzen 7 1800X article, which is coming soon. Then we'll be able to continue to push out 7700K vs. 1800X articles, showing the difference between both sides of the fence.

 

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