Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 209

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In Issue #209 we fully interrogate AMD’s brand-new Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT gaming graphics cards. With ray tracing support, buckets of memory and 400fps+ frame rates, can AMD finally beat Nvidia at the high end? We find out by putting them through a barrage of gaming tests, with and without ray tracing.

There’s more than just the graphics card reviews, though. There’s also a full deep dive into AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU architecture, where we take you through all of AMD’s new ideas, from Infinity Cache to Ray Accelerators. We even show you how to go about water-cooling one of the new cards.

There might not be much stock of these cards available to buy right now, but this is a great chance to get up to speed with the inner workings of the latest PC graphics tech, so you’re equipped with all the necessary knowledge for when cards become available again.

Also in this issue:

  • AMD Ryzen 5600X and 5950X
  • Mince pie megatest
  • How to fit motherboard monoblocks
  • How to leak-test water-cooling loops
  • 240Hz gaming monitor group test
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070