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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Overclocked To 2340 MHz, Achieves 3DMark Time Spy World Record With Over 10,000 Points

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 launch day left a lot of PC gamers who were hoping to buy one graphics card disappointed. At the same time, overclockers who had received their cards from board partners were pushing the card to its limits and achieving new world records which leave NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Titan RTX in the dust.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Cards Pushed Beyond 2300 MHz With LN2 Overclocking, Reach Over 10,000 Points in Time Spy Extreme

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080’s standard overclocking results may not be highly impressive as the best dies are kept for the top custom variants that will be introduced later on. However, even with existing GA102 dies, overclockers managed to hit clock speeds north of 2300 MHz. Interestingly, all overclockers have not touched the memory during the overclocks which means that we could get even higher scores in the coming days as more overclockers get access to custom-designed board partner cards.

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Coming to the results, the top 2 positions in the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme Hall of Fame are now conquered by the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. The top position has been scored by Ronaldo Buassali whose in-house overclocker at GALAX based in Latin America. Ronaldo is well-known in the overclocking scene but most of you would remember his famous video on YouTube where he along with his team transformed an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card into an RTX 2080 Ti SUPER by using faster GDDR6 dies from RTX 2080 SUPER series cards. You can check that out over here.

Ronaldo pushed his GALX GeForce RTX 3080 SG sample to 2310 MHz and proceeded to post 10,595 points in the Graphics segment which is 7% faster than the fastest RTX 2080 Ti (overclocked to 2745 MHz).

The second score was posted by Indonesian overclocker Lucky_n00b (Alva Jonathan). He pushed his MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio to 2160 MHz and scored 10,024 points in the Time Spy Extreme benchmark which is also faster than the same RTX 2080 Ti (2745 MHz) used to compare above.

It doesn’t stop at just 3DMark’s Time Spy Extreme since the Port Royal Hall of Fame is now also conquered by the RTX 3080. The top position is held by Ronaldo’s RTX 3080 SG (GALAX) which was overclocked a bit more to 2340 MHz and posted a score of 13,488 points which outperforms the fastest RTX 2080 Ti entry running at 2700 MHz. The overclocks definitely make the GeForce RTX 3080 the fastest graphics card on the planet right now but one can only imagine the level of GPU performance the RTX 3090 would be able to achieve when it hits the store shelves next week.

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EVGA Introduces The XR1, The World’s First OBS Certified Capture Device

EVGA announces the XR1 Capture device, designed for many users ranging from Power Users, a Working Professional, and even for Gamers/Streamers. This device also features customizable ARGB LEDs, which can even act as a way for users to see their audio levels at a glance and the build-in control dial to easily control the audio without having to make any changes in your OBS scene.

EVGA announces the XR1 Capture devices and is currently running a promotion for a free XR1 Capture card

EVGA’s XR1 capture device has been built for various users, ranging from professionals to streamers/gamers. This device is a perfect choice for any gamer that utilizes OBS and a capture card to have significantly less stress on your PC.

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Gamer Setup
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The XR1 is also perfect for the Power User and the Working Professional. The Working professional can connect the Digital Camera Recorder / Digital Camera through the HDMI input and output it through the USB Type-C port.

Working Professional
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The Last users, the Power User, usually require a few different capture cards. Still, multiple XR1 capture cards can be connected to the same PC to allow for various angles or game console screens to be quickly recorded by OBS.

Power User
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The XR1 Capture Card is the world’s first device that has been certified to work with OBS or Open Broadcaster System. OBS is a free and open-source software for both video recording or live streaming used for various streamers and content creators. OBS can be quickly downloaded and installed without a single issue.

This device is Plug and Play; this device doesn’t require a driver installation allowing players to connect the XR1 and immediately start streaming with OBS.

The XR1 Capture Card comes with the EVGA XR1 RGB Software, allows the players to fully customize more than just the ARGB lighting but also the sound through the Microphone in and the Line out.

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For connectivity, the XR1 Capture card features two 3.5 mm audio ports, a USB Type-C port, and two HDMI ports, which allows for the up to 4K HDR pass-through mode to be supported.

Currently, EVGA is running a promotion to get the ability to get a free XR1 Capture card after taking a quick survey.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 16 GB, RTX 3060 8 GB Graphics Cards Confirmed By Gigabyte

Gigabyte has spilled the beans on NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards which would include the GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 16 GB, and GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB models. The information comes from Videocardz who managed to get hold of a list of unreleased cards at Gigabyte’s Watch Dogs Legion code redeeming webpage.

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 16 GB & GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB Graphics Cards Confirmed

The list includes several variants as part of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series lineup from Gigabyte.  There are variants listed with the “S” moniker which could represent a “SUPER” series branding for the higher-spec’d variants. At the same time, models are also listed with twice the memory buffer size but no “S” series tag. The graphics cards include:

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  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 (SUPER/Ti) AORUS Master 20 GB (GV-308SAORUS M-20GD)
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC 20 GB (GV-308GAMING OC-20GD)
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 (SUPER/Ti) AORUS Master 16 GB (GV-307SAORUS M-16GD)
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 (SUPER/Ti) Gaming OC 16 GB (GV-3070SGAMING OC-16GD)
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 (SUPER/Ti) Eagle OC 8 GB (GV-3060SEAGLE OC-8GD)

From the looks of it, the GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB models could get two variants based on the listed product codenames. That however is speculation for now but there are chances of a higher-end 80 series model coming out after AMD’s Big Navi unveil. The GeForce RTX 3070 seems to be getting 2x memory too. A 16 GB VRAM buffer would be great for the card, especially since NVIDIA claims that the card is going to be faster than the RTX 2080 Ti that features 11 GB memory.

Finally, there’s the GeForce RTX 3060 (SUPER) which would feature 8 GB memory, and reports are that the card would end up featuring a cut-down GA104 GPU rather than the GA106 GPU which is designed for the mid-tier parts.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 “Ampere’ Graphics Card Rumored Lineup:

Graphics Card Name GPU Name CUDA Cores / SMs Memory Capacity Memory Bus Bandwidth TDP Launch Timeframe
NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 3090 Ampere GA102-300 10496 (82) 24 GB GDDR6X 384-bit 936 Gbps (19.5 Gbps) 350W September 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti/SUPER? Ampere GA102-250? TBD 20 GB GDDR6X 320-bit TBD TBD TBD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere GA102-200 8704 (68) 10 GB GDDR6X 320-bit 760 Gbps (19 Gbps) 320W September 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti/SUPER? Ampere GA104-400? 6144 (48)? 16 GB GDDR6X 256-bit TBD TBD TBD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ampere GA104-300 5888 (46) 8 GB GDDR6 256-bit 512 Gbps (16 Gbps) 220W October 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/SUPER? Ampere GA104-200? 4864 (38)? 8 GB GDDR6? 256-bit? TBD TBD TBD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ampere GA106-300? TBD 6 GB GDDR6? 192-bit? TBD TBD November 2020?

NVIDIA is aware that AMD might try to leverage the higher VRAM capacity as a big marketing point for its RDNA 2 lineup which is why NVIDIA wants to offer its own higher VRAM offerings. The 20 GB RTX 3080 could be ideally positioned against a 16 GB card from AMD while a 16 GB RTX 3070 can be a good marketing standpoint against a 12 GB variant. That’s not to say that the lower-VRAM cards that are already out by then wouldn’t offer great performance but like I said, the amount of VRAM will be huge for marketing this gen.

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While these cards have the same names as the standard variants, don’t expect similar pricing at all. The GeForce RTX 3070 with double the memory (16 GB) could end up close to the pricing of the GeForce RTX 3080. The GeForce RT 3080 with 20 GB could end up between $799-$899. These two cards aren’t meant to replace the ones that are initially announced but rather offer a step-up in terms of memory and possibly even better core specs, at higher prices. The rumor that NVIDIA is going to adjust the prices of existing cards to make way for newer variants is untrue.

Now I know that most people running older graphics cards would not hold out for much longer and just grab an RTX 3080 (if it’s available) for their gaming need. I know that a month-long wait to see what RDNA 2 has to offer and then further wait for it to be available in the market sure seems like a lot of time but if possible, it is recommended to hold out on your purchase for a bit more to see the response from the competition and the counter-response from NVIDIA in the form of these specific variants in the coming month. With that said, the GeForce RTX 3080 is no slouch and an impressive card in its own right, you can read our review for it over here.

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BIG’s Rifler k1to Finds Out That he Always Had VSync ‘On’ For CS:GO

How often have we come across players asking for the best settings so as to play CS:GO as smoothly as possible. Players do this to get the maximum frame rate possible with the least amount of input lag so that their performance does not suffer, and while we do not expect a pro to face such troubles as they compete at the highest level there is always an exception. It seems BIG’s entry fragger Nils “k1to” Gruhne had no idea until yesterday that he was playing CS:GO with VSync ‘On‘ since forever.

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K1to Finds Out He Had Been Playing CS:GO With VSync On

VSync or Vertical Sync is a feature that synchronizing the frame rate of a game to the refresh rate of a monitor when turned ‘On’. While the feature is said to deliver smooth, uninterrupted gameplay for graphics-heavy 3D games, it is not recommended for use when it comes to competitive shooters like CS:GO as it limits the FPS of the game to that of the monitors refresh rate leading to a restricted performance.

The 21-year-old revealed yesterday via a Tweet that he had been playing CS:GO with VSync turned on and only after his teammate Ismailcan “XANTARES” Dortkardes pointed out the problem to him did k1to change the settings.

He further said that the game feels totally different than before and he felt the change instantly as soon as VSync was turned ‘Off’ as “The game feels so much better.” The problem was brought to his attention after XANTARES tried to play on k1to’s PC but he found it impossible to spray properly and that is when he realized that something was definitely wrong.

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Many pros reacted to this shocking revelation by the player as they could not believe how it was even possible for him to play at such a high level with that setting. Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund recommended him to continue playing with the same settings and not to switch but it seems that k1to is already practicing with VSync off.


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Astralis is Giving Away Their BLAST Sao Paulo Trophy For 6 Months

Astralis finally launched their much-hyped new CS:GO jersey today through a live event which was streamed on both YouTube and Twitch. The whole event was segregated into various sections with engaging activities and overall it was put together really well, but the highlight of the event was Astralis teasing a potential trophy giveaway.

Yes, you heard it right and no I am not making this up. The idea which was pitched by Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen during the end of the event has turned into reality as Astralis are giving their BLAST Pro Series: São Paulo 2019 trophy to one lucky fan for 6 months. 

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Astralis Are Giving Away Their BLAST Trophy For 6 Months

One of the best teams in the world who are four-time Major winners during the ‘Jersey Launch’ event that took place earlier today teased a potential trophy giveaway. During the concluding minutes of the event, dupreeh suggested that along with a jersey maybe they should also giveaway one of their trophies. 

What looked like a joke at first has turned into reality as Astralis have actually announced a giveaway contest for the fans and the prize is that the winner of the giveaway gets to keep their BLAST Pro Series: São Paulo 2019 trophy for a period of six months.


This is a really surprising announcement which is unheard off and at the time when the players had announced it, most of the fans truly felt that it was something that the organization would probably not be comfortable going ahead with. In fact, the suggestion was so bizarre that the hostess of the event was also at a loss of words as she kept asking “Are we doing this? Are we actually doing this?” over-and-over again.

This announcement by the players was followed by Astralis tweeting a mysterious post which read “So….what just happened?” which only added on to the anxiety. This was followed by Astralis turning the rumor into reality which might just be the first of its kind in esports at least.

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NiKo Talks About FaZe’s Roster Shuffles Following Thorin’s Criticism

A day after Duncan “Thorin” Shields heavily criticised the in-game leader of FaZe Clan Nikola “NiKo” Kovac for taking charge of the lineup and also for making multiple questionable roster moves, the 23-year-old entry fragger has responded by refuting his involvement with any roster shuffles that the team has ever made. 

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He even went on to say that he is open for an interview or a podcast where he can explain “How everything worked out from the moment I joined FaZe Clan,” in order to provide more clarity on the situation as the majority of the community believes that it is NiKo who is calling the shots when it comes to managing the lineup outside of the game.


NiKo Speaks Up About FaZe Clan’s Roster Shuffles 

NiKo is one of the most talented CS:GO player in the world who is often compared to Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, but despite being such a great player he has not been able to perform his best facing harsh criticism by the community. 

The reason for his drop in performance is attributed to him being the in-game leader for FaZe Clan, a position that he is clearly not comfortable with while also hindering him from giving his best. If this was not already enough the majority of the community has now turned against the player for FaZe Clan’s highly questionable player signings and roster shuffles, as they believe that NiKo is the guy calling the shots for FaZe Clan.

Speaking upon the topic NiKo came forward to say that “I can’t believe that most of (the) community thinks that I’m the one who was/is in the charge of all the changes happened in our team.” He went on to say that to give more clarity as to how everything worked out since he joined FaZe Clan “I’m open to do a podcast/interview.”

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Various players came in support of NiKo saying that the community has the power to turn speculation into reality and that they know us (the players) better then we know ourselves. The whole truth will only come in front once NiKo has given his side of the story in detail, until then it better to take everything with a pinch of salt.

One thing which is clear as day is that FaZe Clan is facing some serious issues and that NiKo is not fit to be the in-game leader of this lineup. But despite knowing this FaZe does not seem to be too keen on signing a player with enough experience as an IGL and this seems to irk its supporters.

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Dignitas Bench GeT_RiGhT And Xizt, Players Comment on The Decision

Dignitas has taken the decision to bench both Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund and Richard “Xizt“ Landström after a string of poor performances by the Swedish dominant lineup. The organization in their statement said that the performance by the team has not been up to the mark and “after discussing with all our players, we agreed this is the correct step moving forward.”


Dignitas Bench Get_RiGhT And Xizt

The in-game leader of the team Xizt along with one of their riflers GeT_RiGhT has been moved out of the team’s active roster following continued unsatisfactory performances by the team since starting out in late January earlier this year.

This is the first major change being made by the team as they start the search for their two new players. Another announcement is expected from the organization’s side about the direction they take from here on out. They will also be assisting both the player’s transition into the next stage of their respective careers which is not known at the moment.

It was not a decision taken by the management alone, all the players took part in a discussion after which the following decision was taken by the organization. Both the players were in complete agreement with it and openly spoke about how they felt through their Twitter posts.

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GeT_RiGhT And Xizt Talk About The Decision

Xizt said that he had not been feeling like himself for a long time now and he will taking some time off to figure out his next steps. Wishing both Dignitas and GeT_RiGhT the best for their road ahead.

GeT_RiGhT shared similar sentiments while stating that he believes the decision taken by Dignitas was the right one and he would be “rooting for them all the way”. He revealed that he had actually been thinking about his future and with his current health condition “It was clear that now was the time to make a change.”

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Dignitas overall did not find as much success as they had hoped for, they lost their foothold to compete at top-tier CS:GO tournaments quite early and even failed to achieve results in ‘Tier-2’ competitions forcing Dignitas to make some necessary changes.


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CS:GO User Trolls Hackers by Punishing Them Using Fake Cheat Software

There are a lot of ways users make content around Counter-Strike but imagine making something that is both entertaining and also helps the community indirectly. YouTuber ‘ScriptKid’ seems to have cracked this code in a rather unique way as he trolls cheaters in CS:GO by punishing them in satisfying ways using third-party software that appears to be a cheat but in reality, is a program that sabotages their attempts of cheating in-game.

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User Trolls Hackers By Punishing Them Using Fake Cheat Software

ScriptKid has found a creative way to deal with cheaters plaguing CS:GO while simultaneously creating fantastic content. The user simply created a third-party software which looks like a cheat but is actually a program meant to sabotage their attempts at cheating by punishing them in various hilarious ways in-game.

This time the YouTuber named his fake cheat ‘Blue Flame v1.0.3’ and uploaded it onto his website from where a lot of users downloaded it for free. They thought that the software was a legit cheat but it was all just a ruse to get users to download it, following which their whole game would be ruined as the software handed these cheaters various hilarious punishments like,

Whenever a user tries to open any door in CS:GO it would not open and instead a knocking sound would play loudly.

  • If the cheater tries to fire at an enemy with an AWP or a Scout while scoped-in no bullet would fire and only the sound of the bullet firing would play loudly.
  • While the above punishments are permanent and always in-effect, there are some other ‘Trip Wire Punishments’ that are activated only by executing a certain action and even then they have a 50% chance of working. 

‘Trip Wire Punishments’ include one of the following,

  • Randomize movement for 20 seconds.
  • Extremely slow movements for 20 seconds.
  • Temporary mind control, this includes either throwing the weapon out of the map or jumping out of the map (only on Vertigo).


This is not the first time that ‘ScriptKid’ has done something like this as previously he has done the same with cheaters in PUBG twice and once before in CS:GO as well. It is a great reminder to all of us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes!

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Happiness as a Business Model

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapor around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendor of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapor around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.