TheaLeeex G 270 Q G fromViewsonicbreaksthetraditionaluglyappearanceofgamingmonitorsbyprovidinganultracleandesignwhilestilldeliveringgamersthefeaturesthattheywantmostfeatureslike a onemillisecondresponsetime i PS 165 Hertzoverclockdisplayblackbrushedaluminumstandwithtiltandswivelmouseandkeyboard, cableanchorsandcustomizablesubtlelighting.

5600 X t hasnowbasicallyhitthemarketifyoucan't tellasofyoursubboxesthismorning, January 21st.

Sotechnically, thelaunchday.

I don't knowifthey'regonnabeonshelvesaswespeak, butwe'vegot a newcompetitiontakingplacebetweenthe $279.300 dollarpricepoint.

Appoint a pricepointthatwaskindofleftalonefor a littlebit.

Theonlythingsthatgotuptherewherethecustoms 16 60 t eyes, whichwasokay, becauseitwasstillcheaperthanthecheapest 20 sixtiesthatyoucouldfind.

But a CStwomajorannouncementsweremade, obviouslythe 5660 andthe 2060 ko.

What's anArcticscarred, nonsuperKoandKaleUltrafrom E V G.

EtTheKonamewas a namethatusedbackinthe 9000 series, andpriortothat, whereitwaskindoflike a nowtheycallthingslikeSCorSuperClockandallthatkowasthesamekindofthing.

Itwasextraboostclocks, andthatwaskindofit.

Soit's anultrastrippeddownversionof a 2060 a standard 2060.

Soit's interestingbecausethe $299 pricepointinthiscardmadeitextremelyrelevanttothe $279 pricepointofthe 5600 x t.

Thepowercolorreddragoncardthatwehaveherhereis a dualbiosbackplatecustomPCB, which, bytheway, they'reallprettymuchgoingtocustomPCBis.

There's notlike a referencedesignfloatingaroundouttherefortheretail.

It's all a becontrolledwith a M D, obviouslysupplyingthecoresandallthatsortofstuff.

We'llstartwith a pricediscussionherefirst.

The 16 sixtiestricks.

Theteaicetricksis a $304 cardonnewegg.

Rightnowthatmakesthiscard $20 morefor $25 morethanthe M S.

R.

P of a 15 56 160.

The $299 2060 isobviously $5 cheaperthanthe 60 60 t I, which, youknowthiscardwillbefasterthanthiscardineverysingleway, eventhoughit's a verybarebonesbasiccoolerthatlooksliketheystolerightofftheir 16 60.

Sowe'rekindofshowingyouthebest 16 60 t I versus, um, notthebest 5600 extraexperienceyou'regonnahavebecausethereistheRedDragonortheRedDevil, whichis a triplecoolercard.

Andthere's otherexcuseoutthere.

They'rehigherthanthisone.

Sothisismoreof a closerto M S R P cardandthenthecheapest 2060 onthemarket.

Butitallchangedatthelastminute, asisnormalwith a MDreviewswheretypicallyit's Oh, bytheway, guys, there's a newdriver, whichissomethingwe'rereallyusedto.

Butyouknow, wegottodealwithonthisone.

Bytheway, there's a newBIOS.

Thebombshellofthiscardcomingout, whichwasclearly a collaborativeeffortbetweentheVJandinvideoandvideo, hadtohaveapprovedthisdesignatthispricepointis M.

S R.

P andallthatsortofstuff.

Soinvideohadtobeinvolvedinthepricepointofthiscard, whichwasnothingmorethan a anattempttostealsalesfromthe 5600 x t tothe 26.

60 t I thatweretakingplacewiththe 5600 x t in a MDslideswasnowgonnanotbenearlyasrelevantbecausetheyhadparedthisthesetwoup 5600 X t versus 16.

60 t i, andthe 2016 onSuperwasalwaysintendedtocompetewith, likethe 5700.

Andthenthe 50 2060 Superwaslikethecustom 5700 and 5760 wastocompetewiththe 2070 and 2070 super.

Soitallkindofchangedbecausesuddenlythat's a moreappropriatepairingwhenitcomestoperformance.

Now, letmecaveatthiswithonething.

Thereisonlyoneskewonthemarketthathasthatpricepointof $299 tryingtofinditrightnowwouldprobablybelike a needlein a haystackbecauseof $300.2060 is a hellof a bargain.

A performance, ah, priceofperformancebargain.

Infact, rightnowwhat?

We'reeditingthisvideo.

Wedecidedtokindofseewhat's goingonwiththepricing, becauseit's been a whilesincehiscardwasannounced.

Itbecameavailable, andbigsurprise.

ItiscurrentlysoldoutonneweggaswellasDVD.

Hisownwebsiteandsomeknuckleheaduphereisactuallytryingtosellonefor 380 someodddollarsmakingthe $319 KoUltrathecheapestcaryouconcurrentlyget, makingmyfearsexactlycometotruthortookformission, whichisit's Thisisjust a Thisiskindofjust a papermarketingthing.

Butnumber 2 a.m. D.

Respondedbycomingoutwith a performanceincreasedbios, whichwerewhichraisedpowertargets.

Now I wouldhighlyrecommendyouguyswatchmorethanmyreview, obviously, becauseotherreviewersgotdifferentsamplestoPrincecuestoforbrandsindifferentbios, differentboosttables.

Although A M.

D isreallylikeputting a noosearoundtheperformancethatyoucoulddowiththesecardsforobviousreasons, theydon't wanttostepontheperformanceof a 57 100 becauseyou'restartingtogetprettyclosetotheperformanceofthatfor a lotless, whichwouldmake, well, 5700 maybelessenticingpeopleinthiscard.

ButwegotsomereallystrangeAnd I meanstrangethingshappeningwiththiscardonHitman, where I wasgettingextremelyinconsistentreadings.

I wouldget 140 average, onetestandthenthenexttestget 120 thenthenextoneand 136.

Soitwasallovertheplace.

Unfortunately, I hadtothrowitout.

I thinkobviouslythe 16.

60 t i and a premiumpackagelikethisisjustnowcompletelyirrelevant.

You'vegotthesetwocardsoccupiedthatpricepoint, butitdoesn't endtherebecause, like I said, tryfinding a 209 $9.2060 andstocksummerandthefactthatonlyoneskewisatthispricepoint.

May I beboardsbeingsomewherearound 3 20 yearwhatever, whichislikewhatthe K Ultraisbecausewe'regonnafindasthemedianpriceisreallymorelike $335 to $340 for 20 sixties, not a 2 99 pricepoint, whichmakesthenthe 5600 x t obviouslythevalue, becauseit's veryclosetotheperformanceof a 2060 atnearly $50 less.

But I'm hopingthatthecar's gonnabeuptothetaskbecausemybigconcernwiththisisthatbysuddenlyincreasingallofthelimitsonsomethingthatwasclearlydesignedwithin a certainspecrangeisnowjustbeenpushedanother 10% ormoreaslongasitallstayswithinspecofthe V.

R.

EMSandthepowerdeliveryandthecoredesign, anditdoesn't hurtanythingthat I cantellyourightnow.

Thentheyshouldhavehadthisbiosallalong.

Theotherthingis, ifsuddenly, invideoisabletoreducethepricepointof 2060 down 22 99 whencompetitiontakesplace.

But 300 bucksisyou'regonnahellof a cardnowfor 300 bucks.

Okay, Jason, whichcardshould I buythe 5600 x T ortheArtie X 2060?

Well, that's gonnadependon a coupleofthings.

Honestly, canyougetyourhandson a 2060 koat $299.

The 2060 givesyoumoreconsistentexperience.

Thedriversaremuchmorefrequentwithinvideo.

Thedriversarearesolid.

Werarelyhavedriverproblemswithvideo.

AMGthough I gottatellyou, thisisthefirsttime I'vedone a reviewwith a ndwhere I didn't haveweird, funkydriversthatwerebeingupdatedfourtimesduringthepressreleasecycle, wherewehadtodoallofourtestingalloveragain.

Itisthefirsttime I everhad a BIOSupdate, thoughthatmeant I didyoutestingalloveragain?