Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 233

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 is the star of Issue 233, with a full review of the green team’s brand new GPU based on the Ada architecture. Can this 379mm² chip with 9,728 CUDA cores offer fast enough performance to justify its £1,269 asking price, and can it still cope with 4K gaming? We pit it against our benchmark suite to find out.

In addition, there’s a massive deep dive into the technical workings of Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace architecture. We delve into the new RT and Tensor cores, shader execution reordering, DLSS 3 and all the other new tech being touted by Nvidia at the moment. Plus, there’s the all-important mince pie megatest!

Also in this issue:

  • Mince pie megatest
  • Complete guide to RGB lighting
  • 32in gaming monitor group test
  • How to 3D-print PC accessories
  • Super-fast SSDs
  • DDR5 memory kits
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X