Our Test Rig and Procedures

So before getting into testing, I did want to address our test platform. With the gap between the last card reviews, I decided to go ahead and upgrade our test platform from X99 to X299. I debated on Ryzen and Z370 as well and both would have been great as well. But this seemed like a good use for our i9-7960X and the Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex is a killer board that was going way underutilized for how good it was sitting in our storage racks. To go with that Kingston upgraded us to their A100 M.2 SSD for those NVMe speeds and the capacity needed to store all of our benchmarks and their 3000 MHz Predator DDR4 for memory. Everything then went in the same Primochill Wetbench as previously used, with the same Corsair power supply and Noctua cooler because all of those have been very stable.

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Our Test Rig Configuration (with affiliate links)

CPU - Intel i9-7960X

Motherboard - Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex

Memory - HyperX DDR4 Predator 3000MHz

Storage - Kingston A1000 960GB M.2 SSD

Cooling - Noctua NH-U12S

Power Supply - Corsair AX1200w

Case - Primochill Wetbench

OS - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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