Custom graphics cards: Significantly less choice at AMD, Galax with 187 variants of the RTX 3000 graphics cards,

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During its lifetime, there were significantly more different models based on Nvidia’s RTX 3000 graphics cards than AMD’s RX 6000 models. The company Galax stands out in particular: To date, 187 different RTX 3000 models have been presented.

After the presentation of the Geforce RTX 4090 and soon the first RX 7000 graphics cards, the current graphics card generation is taking a back seat. Nvidia’s RTX 3000 and AMD’s RX 6000 models will continue to be produced and sold for the time being, but major innovations are no longer to be expected here. Accordingly, right now is a good opportunity to create first final analyzes for the generation – and that’s exactly what the Videocardz website has done. There, the available graphics cards were analyzed and checked how many custom designs the generation at AMD and Nvidia had brought to light.

Galax and Nvidia are ahead

In German-speaking countries, such an analysis is quite simple: A look at the PCGH price comparison shows that currently a total of 180 models based on AMD’s RX-6000 graphics cards, which come from AMD and eight board partners. With Nvidia, on the other hand, the selection is larger: Here it is 393 different models from Nvidia and eleven board partners.

Compared to the internationally available models, however, this selection is also small. According to Videocardz, which has compiled all released and announced custom models, Nvidia’s RTX 3000 graphics cards come in a total of 1,198 variations. Only models from the 14 board partners with at least ten designs were counted, so there should be a few more custom graphics cards overall.

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The international value is also significantly higher for AMD: According to Videocardz, there were a total of 291 of the eleven brands with more than ten custom designs from the RX 6000 generation. The selection is again quite small compared to Nvidia, although a direct comparison is not entirely fair. In the Videocardz analysis, for example, identical custom models with a different GPU are considered an additional variant – and the introduction of Nvidia’s LHR GPUs has almost doubled the entire product range. So there are more models of the RTX 3000 graphics card than of the RX 6000 generation, but with regard to the LHR variants there are probably twice as many as four times as many.

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Videocardz also broke down each board partner, and here’s a surprise from Nvidia. By far the most custom models are available from the companies Galax and Colorful, which are not active in this country, and which are bringing 187 and 161 different models to the market, respectively. Only the third-placed company Asus is also represented in Germany with its 131 variants. The situation is different for AMD: Globally active companies are consistently ahead here, with MSI and Powercolor taking first place with 39 designs each.

In addition to the latest generations of AMD and Nvidia, Videocardz has also recently looked at the situation with Intel’s new Arc graphics cards. Since the generation is quite small and young, the comparison isn’t entirely fair – and accordingly the Intel models have only come up with 12 designs from four manufacturers so far. Gunnir has the most choice here with 7 models, followed by Asrock with three and Acer and MSI with one custom design each. In contrast to the models from Nvidia and AMD, there should be a little more movement in the coming months.

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Source: Videocardz