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TweakTown's new GPU Benchmarking Rig (Updated for 2017) (Page 1)

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

Our graphics card reviewing test bed needed updating, so we've upgraded to the Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7700K and more.

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 5, 2017 @ 14:56 CDT

Introduction

After a few years of using the HEDT platform from Intel and ASUS, with the Core i7-5960X and Rampage V Extreme motherboard - I've finally switched over to a more mainstream CPU. As of now, every graphics card review will be run through Intel's new Core i7-7700K processor and the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard.

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Now that I've hired some additional staff here in my office (my expansions of my day-to-day duties for TweakTown are continuously expanding), I can benchmark and run more tests and graphics cards than ever before. We're currently running all of our graphics cards through this new Core i7-7700K/AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 system, while running the same cards through our AMD Ryzen 7 1800X platform.

This way, we can introduce Ryzen CPU performance into a series of 'versus' articles, seeing how Ryzen and Kaby Lake perform against one another. There are also new resolutions that are now in our default testing, with 3440x1440 making a permanent return. I was one of the first to dive into the 21:9 aspect ratio, and have four 3440x1440 displays in the lab right now. They are an amazing alternative to 4K gaming, especially with its 21:9 aspect ratio and 34-inch size.

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In the very near future, we will be securing 5K and 8K displays as we get closer to the launch of AMD's next-gen Radeon RX Vega, which will push 8K gaming - something we will be on top of from day one.

For now, take a look around our new GPU benchmarking testbed.

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