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Customizing A Gaming PC for Battlefield V & RTX

With Battlefield V’s Tides of War Chapter 2 update being released next week and the RTX2060 to follow soon after we’re decided it would be a great time to jump in and review what sort of gaming PC it requires to play Battlefield V with RTX on (Ray Tracing) at 1080P / 1440P and 4K.

We’ll be doing this with a focus on the RAM, CPU and most importantly the video card (GPU) as these are key components that contribute to performance. All other components do not directly contribute to in game performance so you can pick and choose your favorites based on personal preferences, aesthetics and functionality requirements.

New RTX Tech (DLSS)

When Battlefield first got it’s original RTX enabling update it only enabled real time ray tracing which arguably is one of the most impressive features of the latest generation of RTX series graphics cards. However it did not initially get DLSS, aka Deep Learning Super Sampling. For those unfamiliar with the concept, this technology is essentially a ‘smarter’ way of handling AA (anti-aliasing), the togglable option in most modern PC games that essentially smooths out rough edges.

At Nvidia’s latest press conference at the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas, they showed off performance charts that indicated enabling DLSS would not only make the game look that much better, but actually boost your in game performance when ray tracing is enabled. Now this isn’t something that’s been guaranteed to be included in the big upcoming patch but Nvidia and Dice have promised to deliver it ‘soon’.

A Closer Look at the RTX 2060

Nvidia’s newest GPU to hit the market in the wake of the RTX 2080, then 2080 TI and 2070. As the name suggests the price and performance of this card is expected to land a touch below the RTX 2070 offering the latest RTX enabled tech like ray tracing and DLSS at a new lower price point. These cards are set for release on January 15th however initial price and availability is still TBD. For more details on the upcoming RTX 2060 reach out to us or stay tuned to our website.

The Specifications

  • 6GB of GDDR6 14Gbps Memory
  • 240 Tensor Cores
  • 37 RTX Ops
  • 1680MHz Boost Clock (-/+ depending on model)
  • 160w TDP

Now you can compare these against the RTX 2070 to get an idea of the overall performance.

  • 8GB of GDDR6 14Gbps Memory
  • 288 Tensor Cores
  • 42 RTX Ops
  • 1620MHz (-/+ depending on model)
  • 175w TDP

You can checkout the full summary of the CES press conference on the Nvidia website here for a recap, videos and presentation slides.

Customize as you Go!

If you want to play along at home and while you read this article also begin customizing your next dream custom gaming PC for Battlefield V on our website simply head on over to our store page (by clicking the link here). It’s quick, easy and with a click of a button you can upgrade, downgrade, remove or add a massive range of the latest PC hardware to your build, then with a click of a button save it for later or order it online!

What you need to play at 1080P with RTX & DLSS ON

Based on the independent third party performance testing of Battlefield V coupled with Nvidia’s CES press conference data, we would recommend the following specification. Of course this doesn’t take in to account various other in game settings that can effect performance but we would base this on the high graphics pre-sets with the possibility of some minor tweaks.

  • Intel i5 8400 or Equivalent
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  • RTX2060 6G Video Card

Recommended pairing with the other non-performance delivering components for the best balance ‘bang-for-buck’ value.

  • B360M Gaming Edition Motherboard
  • 250G/500G SATA SSD Primary Drive
  • A mid range Mid-Tower chassis with decent airflow A mid range Mid-Tower chassis with decent airflow
    • eg, Corsair Carbide Spec series, Carbide 270R, Fractal Design Focus G or Meshify C
  • 550W Gold PSU
  • Windows 10 Home Edition
  • WiFi & additional hard drives if needed.

What you need to play at 1440P with RTX & DLSS ON

Scaling up from our 1080P recommendation would push the video card and CPU up a notch but keep the RAM at 16GB. RAM is something that doesn’t necessarily add anything in terms of performance simply by having more of it than you need nor is more necessarily required when you increase your resolution, frame rate or graphics settings. As a result, with 16GB being the sweet spot for value for any performance in PC gaming right now, it will be the same across all our recommendations.

  • Intel i5 8600 or Equivalent
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  • RTX2070 8G Video Card

Again, here’s a recommended set of accompanying components to fill out the rest of your build for the best ‘bang-for-buck’ value and performance when pairing with the CPU, GPU and RAM listed above.

  • B360M Gaming Edition Motherboard
  • 250G/500G SATA SSD or NVMe M.2 Primary Drive
  • A mid range Mid-Tower chassis with decent air flo
    • eg, Corsair Carbide Spec series, Carbide 270R, Fractal Design Focus G or Meshify C
  • 550W Gold PSU
  • Windows 10 Home Edition
  • WiFi & additional hard drives if needed.

What you need to play at 4K with RTX & DLSS ON

4K is a very very high resolution for gaming. To play at 4K you are essentially asking your video card to render 4x as much in terms of pixels on the screen when compared to a regular 1080P display. Does this mean you need 4x the amount of GPU horsepower to achieve it? Not quiet, but don’t expect to get there on a budget. This is why the RTX2080 TI exists with it’s enormous amount of GPU compute power, and the price tag to match. This is an extreme GPU for an extreme level of fidelity in game. You will also need a 4K monitor which don’t come cheap, and even, you may need to scale back some of the other in game settings slightly to keep the dips above 60+ FPS.

  • Intel i7 9700 or Equivalent
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  • RTX2080TI 11G Video Card

Last but not least, here is the hardware we would recommend pairing with this CPU, GPU and RAM. Of course this is just a guide and you can by all means make any adjustments or choose any other hardware you wish. Our custom PC builder has built in error detection so you don’t need to worry about compatibility issues. If you wanted to get our option and some recommendations on your configuration after you’ve saved in on our website just shoot us an email with the PCID number!

  • Z390 Gaming Edition Motherboard
  • 120mm Tower Air CPU or Liquid Cooler
  • 250G/500G NVMe M.2 Primary Drive
  • A mid to high end Mid-Tower chassis with good air flow
    • eg, NZXT H500 or H700, Corsair Spec Omega or Carbide Air 540 and the Fractal Design Focus G or Meshify C
      • Avoid low airflow chassis like the MSI MAG or InWin 805C and 303
  • 750W Gold PSU
  • Windows 10 Home Edition
  • WiFi & additional hard drives if needed.

Limited Time Bonus : Get Battlefield V Free

Nvidia is also offering both Battlefield V or Anthem free with any purchase of an RTX series card from selector vendors. This offer is also included when purchasing an RTX powered custom gaming PC from our store at www.evatech.com.au. This offer is valid for a limited time only, see our site for details.

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Buy a GTX 1080 or 1080 TI powered Gaming PC, Get Destiny 2 FREE

Thank’s to NVIDIA, you can get your hands on the next big game everyone’s waiting for DESTINY 2 absolutely free with your next gaming PC.


NEW LEGENDS WILL RISE
FOR A LIMITED TIME, BUY GEFORCE® GTX, GET DESTINY 2 AND EARLY BETA ACCESS.

-Nvidia.com


Simply buy any GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI powered gaming PC from EVATECH and register your GPU online to get a free game code (instructions provided with the PC) then enter your code in to NVIDIA’s Geforce Experience software, click redeem and follow the onscreen instructions!

To get started head on over to our store page here, select the gaming PC category and begin customing your next dream gaming PC, being sure to select a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI (any model) to get Destiny 2 absolutely free.

(click here to get started!)


**HURRY : ENDS 27/06/17**

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Q: Who can squeeze 4 Liquid Cooled 1080s in a single PC? A: Evatech

When the University of Melbourne came to us and asked for 4 liquid cooled GTX 1080’s plus a liquid CPU cooler in a single PC we made it happen.

It sure wasn’t the easiest build we’ve ever done and squeezing 5 radiators and all that tubing in to a single E-ATX chassis but we did our homework, found a solution and the result was one of the highest GPU powered machines money can buy.

Powered by 64GB of DDR4 RAM, an 8-core Xeon E5 CPU, an MSI X99 X-Power Titanium, a 1000W 80+ Gold rated Corsair PSU and of course the centerpiece 4 MSI GTX 1080 Seahawks this beast of a system was built within a Corsair Air 740 E-ATX Case.

If your after a high end custom rig as crazy as this one, get in touch! Head on over to our store page, hit the contact us button and let us know what you need.

If your just after a high end custom gaming PC, your in the right place. Just click here to head on over to our extremely powerful yet easy to use custom PC builder and order your next dream gaming PC in just a few clicks, delivered to your door anywhere in Australia.

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GTX 1080 TI Benchmarks & Latest Nvidia Drivers Performance Boost

The GTX 1080 TI is here and it’s dam impressive!

The GTX 1080 TI is here and GTX 1080 and 1070 series cards have dropped! It’s never been a better time to buy as far as performance / dollar ratio goes and our friends over at TechPowerUp.com have done the tedious yet important job of bench-marking this new beast.

You’ll notice the Titan X Pascal in the benchmarks below which comes very close performance wise to the TI but remember, that’s card is almost double the price and was never official distributed in Australia.

First in to the ring is Battlefield 1, Ultra Settings @ 4K resolution (3840×2160).

Next up, again at highest possible settings and 4K resolution is GTA V.

And last but not least, Watch Dogs 2, highest settings and 4k resolution.

For more benchmarks including 1080P resolution tests and much more in depth analysis checkout TechPowerUp.com

Time to buy a GTX 1080 TI powered custom gaming PC?

Well you are in the right place. Head on over to our custom gaming PC builder page linked here and start putting together your next dream custom gaming PC rig today. We’ll do all the hard work of assembly, setup and burn in testing before having it delivered right to your door or if your a local Melbournite you can drop in and pick it up at our Oakleigh South store!

As you can imagine the first shipments are limited but  arriving often so get your pre-order in soon for ‘first in, first served’ allocation!

Good news if your already a GTX 1000 series owners.

Nvidia’s latest driver release (378.78) delivers Ansel support for Ghost Recon Wildlands, GTX 1080 TI support and a whole lot of DX12 performance improvements!

 

 

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GTX1080 TI, Now Available in Evatech Custom Gaming PCs

As of this afternoon, pre-orders for the upcoming, long awaited new flagship GTX 1080TI gaming video card are now available across the range of custom gaming PCs.

Get in quick as stock is severely limited and is strictly allocated on a first in first served basis. First shipments should land late next week with system builds beginning the moment the stock arrives.

The first few weeks will be limited to the founders editions provided by Nvidia with AIB partners like MSI, Gigabyte and Asus adding their custom designed coolers and PCBs to the mix roughly a month or so after the first cards land in Australia.

Nvidia boasts that this is the biggest and best TI release with the largest performance increase of any TI edition model in history (Up to 35%).

With 3584 cuda cores, 11GB of GDDR5X memory and 11Gbps throughput this is a beast of GPU by any measure and truly secures Nvidia’s place at the top of the GPU game for the near future.

Worth noting that Nvidia has also dropped the DVI cable support natively and while there are HDMI to DVI adapters, the card itself will only come with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. However if your monitor doesn’t support HDMI or DisplayPort maybe a new monitor should be at the top of your shopping list instead of this card (which should be second).

So what are you waiting for, head on over to our store page and start customizing your next GTX 1080TI powered gaming PC today and be among the first in the world to bask in the glory of having the worlds fastest consumer gaming GPU on the market.

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Nvidia GTX 1080 TI Rumors Surface [12GB / 3328 Cores / 250w TDP]

With a GTX 1080 TI GPU from Nvidia all but inevitable, rumors have been swirling around the internet since the launch of the GTX 1080 back in June as to the specs and release date.

Sweclockers reported earlier this week that leaks from a Chinese forum known to be reliable from past releases detailed the specifications of the card and mentioned a release is slated for January 2017.

Titan X (Pascal)

GTX 1080 Ti

GTX 1080

GTX 1060

Tech

16 nm TSMC

16 nm TSMC

16 nm TSMC

16 nm TSMC

GPU

GP102

GP102

GP104

GP106

Length

471 mm2

471 mm2

314 mm2

200 mm2

Transistors

12 m

12 m

7,2 m

4,4 m

Architecture

Pascal

Pascal

Pascal

Pascal

CUDA Cores

3 584

3 328

2 560

1 280

Texture Streams

224

208

160

80

ROPS

96

96

64

48

GPU Base

1 417 MHz

1 503 MHz

1 607 MHz

1 506 MHz

GPU Boost

1 531 MHz

1 623 MHz

1 733 MHz

1 708 MHz

GFLOPS

10 974

10 803

8 873

4 372

bits

384-bit

384-bit

256-bit

192-bit

GDDR5

12 GB  X

12 GB X

8 GB X

6 GB

Memory Clock

10 000

10 000

10 000

8 000

Memory B/w

480 GB/s

480 GB/s

320 GB/s

192 GB/s

Power

6+8-pin

6+8-pin

8-pin

6-pin

Outputs

DL-DVI
HDMI 2.0
3x  DP 1.4

DL-DVI
HDMI 2.0b
3x DP 1.4

DL-DVI
HDMI 2.0b
3x DP 1.4

DL-DVI
HDMI 2.0b
3x DP 1.4

TDP

250 W

250 W

180 W

120 W

Bare in mind these are still unofficial, pricing is unknown and release dates are uncertain. Anything could change between now and the release of the the GTX 1080 TI, but from what we can see, these specifications would make a lot of sense.

Founders editions cards are likely to be all that’s available with the first shipment or two out of Nvidia but we expect all the usual suspects (Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA etc) to bring factory overclocked non-reference editions to market shortly there after.

Stay tuned to Evatech for more details as they arise.

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GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080’s From MSI, Asus and Gigabyte in stock!

With stock shortages plaguing retailers and distributors world wide, stock comes and goes so fast we barely have time to scan in them in before they are shipped out or picked up from our store! While stock allocations are slowly improving we still advise customers to place orders online and wait for the ‘ready for pickup’ email or get your pre-orders if you require shipping ASAP to avoid disappointment.

With some of the big resellers out of stock for extended periods of time we secure multiple shipments a week to make sure you wait as little possible to get your hands on your brand 10 series GPU.

With some of Australia’s best prices, quick fulfillment of orders, first class after sales support and the best first tier partner brands and models to choose from, what are you waiting for? Check out the range by clicking here, or get an entirely new custom gaming PC powered by one of these beasts fully assembled, setup, burn in tested and ready to go right out of the box by clicking here.

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GTX 1080 Graphics Card Announcement from Nvidia

Nvidia’s long anticipated next generation Pascal GPU is set to hit stores in the form of the GTX 1080 within a month or two boasting 8GB of 10Gbps GDDR5X, 2560 CUDA cores and a new, much bolder stock cooler.

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Claims of 2x-3x the performance in VR gaming with 1.5x + the performance in regular DX12 games over it’s GTX 980 predecessor line the Nvidia announcement page. Checkout the announcement trailer below for a quick run down of the headline features.

Until we have a better idea of pricing and get our hands on one of these ourselves to truly test Nvidia’s claims we can’t say whether it’s best to wait a month or two for a GTX 1080 powered custom PC or just build one today with the current 900 series. That being said, expect launch prices to well above that of the GTX 980 and stock shortages for a few weeks come launch day.

If past experience is anything to go by, expect GTX 1080 TI’s, 1070’s and 1060’s to replace the rest of the 900 series slowly over the rest of the year with the full line up in place by Christmas. But if you want don’t want to wait and are itching to get your game on sooner, the very formidable Maxwell powered 900 series is still a great choice and available right now at over at out custom gaming PC page.

Stay tuned to Evatech for details (price, release date, stock availability etc) as we creep closer to launch!

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Custom Gaming PC Best (& Least) Selling Hardware By City

Here at Evatech we love data! Not selling or sharing personal data with ad agencies, but generalized market data that can help us better understand and serve our customer base.  Just in case anyone else finds this as interesting as we do,  here is a look at what gaming hardware PC gamers are buying broken down by city.

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Nvidia GTX 950 and 950TI Rumors Circulate.

Repeated by several unverified sources, the claim that Nvidia is preparing GTX 950 and 950 TIs to replace their long standing GTX 750’s currently doing battle with the AMD R7 line up.

If the rumors are true (and they do seem to be) the new cards will be based upon the GM206-300 GPU currently powering the GTX960, at lower clock rates and a 128bit memory bus.

No specifics announced in terms of release dates or pricing but it seems likely the move will come sooner rather than later and that these new X50 series cards will replace the GTX 750TI price point at the $150-$200 mark.

The now 18 month old GTX 750TI was amazing value for it’s entry level gaming GPU price point and we have every reason to expect the same from its inevitable replacement.