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We’ve been getting “amped” for NVIDIA’s next-generation Ampere technology for quite some time, and it appears that the wait is nearly over for us to starting receiving some official information on the new GPU architecture. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang is even getting in on the action by giving us just a tiny taste of Ampere prior to his Thursday GTC 2020 virtual keynote. In a humorous video posted to NVIDIA’s official YouTube video, Jensen is just chilling in his kitchen – sans his iconic leather jacket – waiting for a delicious entrée to come out of the oven. But rather than a succulent turkey or a homemade lasagna, Jensen pulls out what looks... Read more...
The month of March is cruising right along, and as more time passes, we get increasingly closer to NVIDIA's next-gen GPU launch. Otherwise known as Ampere (unless NVIDIA announces a different name for the consumer variant), the bulk of information out there right now is all related to leaks and rumors, and here is another one for the growing pile. According to YouTube channel Moore's Law Is Dead, an engineering sample of a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sports a cooling shroud that is similar to the Founders Edition models of the GeForce RTX 20 series, but with three cooling fans and less screws on the back of the card. Assuming the YouTuber is now blowing smoke up our rear ends (and we're not ruling that... Read more...
Unless all of the leaks and rumors have it wrong, NVIDIA will eventually roll out Ampere, it's next-generation GPU architecture for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and presumably consumer applications as well (GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, anyone?). As it pertains to the former, an interesting trademark application for a "DGX A100" product has been spotted. NVIDIA's DGX products are high powered workstations built around cutting edge GPU hardware. The DGX-2, for example, features up to 16 interconnected Tesla V100 GPUs based on the company's Volta architecture. NVIDIA bills it as "the world's most powerful AI system for the most complex AI challenges," with up to 2 petaFLOPS of performance... Read more...
NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere graphics architecture is right around the corner after over a year and a half of gaming domination by the GeForce RTX (Turing) family. According to a new report from China Times, NVIDIA is already ramping production of Ampere GPUs that will be used in first-party and third-party graphics cards. That should mean that good things are on the way for those looking to score a deal on the current-generation GeForce RTX 20 series. The report indicates that Ampere will debut during the third quarter of 2020, and alleges that some AIBs are already reducing spot prices to clear out excess inventory of Turing-based GeForce RTX graphics cards. ASUS is reportedly... Read more...
There was plenty of disappointment to go around when NVIDIA announced last month that it would have to cancel its in-person GPU Technology Conference (GTC). The company then announced that the event would shift to digital-only in the wake of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, only to later reveal that new product announcements would be not be made. Well, today, NVIDIA is getting things back on track with the announcement that the official GTC 2020 keynote will take place on May 14th, with none other than CEO Jensen Huang commanding the microphone. The event will be streamed live via YouTube beginning at 9am EST. There will be plenty of topics to discuss during the... Read more...
In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geek podcast, the team talk AMD's Zen 4-based EPYC super-computer design win, NVIDIA's Ampere next-gen GPU citings, Ray Tracing in the Xbox Series X and AMD's "Big Navi" Radeon, Samsung's T7 Touch snappy external SSD, and how you could get in on our giveaway to win a killer Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition Gaming PC and 34-Inch curved Alienware monitor, sponsored by Asetek! Show Notes: 04:03 - AMD 5nm Zen 4 EPYC CPUs And Radeon Instinct GPUs To Power El Capitan Supercomputer 13:07 - Xbox Series X Ray Tracing Demos, Big Navi Radeon Unveil Rumored For AMD Analyst Day 24:33 - Samsung T7 Touch SSD Review: Fast, Secure Portable Storage 33:18 - Fresh NVIDIA Ampere GPU... Read more...
Are we having fun with all of the Ampere rumors yet? If the answer is yes, then let's keep the good times rolling. Just last week, an assumed Ampere GPU flexed its muscles on Geekbench, with the benchmarking database showing the mysterious entry as having 118 compute units (CUs), 7,552 CUDA cores, and 24GB of memory. Well, there's another database entry that potentially highlights an even burlier version of Ampere. Granted, all of this information could be the result of Geekbench reading things wrong, or clever users manipulating things to report false specifications. Likewise, we might not even be looking at Ampere. But where is the fun in disclaimers? Still, we need to point them out when dealing... Read more...
Don't stop us if you've heard this one before—there is a leak related to NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU! We know, we know, that's not exactly shocking. But even if you're suffering from leak-fatigue, it's worth checking this one out. The leak supposedly outlines some basic specifications and performance data, and that's where things get interesting. As a quick refresher, Ampere is rumored to be NVIDIA's next-generation GPU. There's not really much in the way of official information, but past rumors suggest it will deliver a big performance uplift over Turing, and at half the power draw. It's also said Ampere will represent a shift to a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. Getting back to the... Read more...
A new report from Jon Peddie Research is giving us some insight into GPU shipment for Q4 2019, and it shows that AMD had a big quarter. According to the firm, overall GPU shipments were up 3.4 percent compared to Q3 2019. Intel saw its shipments fall by a scant 0.2 percent, while NVIDIA’s shipments decreased by 1.9 percent. AMD shipments of GPUs, however, surged by 22.6 percent for Q4 2019 compared to Q3 2019. Looking at overall GPU market share, Intel is still far and away the leader with 63 percent of the market, a decrease of 2 percent compared to Q3 2019. NVIDIA’s overall share decreased by 0.9 percent to 18 percent. AMD’s overall share, however increased from... Read more...
A series of Twitter posts are drawing attention because they purportedly detail NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere GPU, with some interesting (and potentially far-fetched) information. We're highly skeptical, for reasons we will discuss in a moment. However, it is fun to speculate as we await the next big GPU from NVIDIA, in what figures to be a busy year overall in the graphics space. We already covered what we know about Ampere to date, or think we know, based on past rumors and speculations. In short, past leaks indicate NVIDIA will be making a transition to a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, a place AMD is already at with its latest generation Navi GPU architecture, and previous generation... Read more...
On this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris discuss AMD's new Radeon RX 5600 XT mid-range gaming GPU, talk of AMD's upcoming "Big Navi" graphics offering, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 series rumors, our impressions of Microsoft's Snapdragon-powered Surface Pro X versus the Surface Pro 7, drop hints of our next giveaway, and more... Show Notes: 03:35 - Microsoft Surface Pro X And Pro 7 Review: Snapdragon And x86 Experience 17:38 - AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Zen 2 APU Delivers Strong Performance In Lenovo Laptop Benchmark Leak 18:13 - AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Benchmarks Reveal Desktop-Class Performance Punch For Laptops 27:35 - AMD... Read more...
Like a submarine with a screen door, there does not appear to be a way of containing all of the leaks associated with NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPU as we march increasingly closer to a formal launch. The latest round of unsubstantiated claims suggest NVIDIA will launch two Ampere GPUs at the outset, including one that will power its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, and another for the GeForce RTX 3070. We have been hearing about Ampere for a long time now. It is widely assumed Ampere will represent a shift in manufacturing to a 7-nanometer node, as AMD has done with its Navi GPU architecture. Generally speaking, denser nodes lend themselves to better power efficiency, with faster clockspeeds and... Read more...
This is going to be a fun year in the graphics space. AMD is said to be working on a higher end version of its Navi GPU, which will offer hardware-level support for real-time ray tracing and maybe (mayyyybe) outperform NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Meanwhile, NVIDIA is readying its next generation Ampere GPU, perhaps for a GTC 2020 debut, and it has the potential to deliver monster performance. We do not suggest marking your calendar in permanent ink, but you can at least bust out a No. 2 pencil and circle March 22-26. That is when NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference runs, and there is sure to be an interesting announcement or two. The question is, will NVIDIA actually introduce its Ampere GPU... Read more...
Strap in and secure any loose items, folks, because 2020 is shaping up to one heck of a ride. We are only a few days into the new year, and already there is a rumor floating around that NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere GPU will offer a 50 percent performance uplift over Turing, while consuming half the power. That is a bold prediction for sure, given that Turing is pretty fast in its own right (though perhaps not quite as fast as some gamers hoped it would be, in comparison to Pascal outside of ray-traced workloads). And if the rumor proves true, it means NVIDIA would be in great shape to compete against AMD's eventual Navi 20 GPU, which will even the playing field with the addition of hardware-level... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest generation Turing GPUs are built on a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, down from 16nm (TSMC) and 14nm (Samsung) parts cultivated for Pascal. Meanwhile, AMD is pumping out 7nm Navi GPUs. Wondering when NVIDIA might make the leap to 7nm as well? If a recent rumor is any indication, we could see graphics cards built around a 7nm Ampere GPU from NVIDIA next year. Manufacturing nodes are just one piece of the puzzle, though. As things currently stand, NVIDIA's latest GeForce cards are more capable than AMD's Radeon parts overall—NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series feature dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing, and are generally faster at the top end in good old fashioned rasterized... Read more...
We’ve been witnessing the maturing of NVIDIA’s Turing family of professional and gaming graphics cards (which now blanket just about every price point possible from the entry-level to the very high-end), and now we’re beginning to hear a little about the company’s next-generation GPU. In this case, we’re talking about Ampere, which is said to be built on a 7nm manufacturing process instead of Turing’s current 12nm digs. A new report from TweakTown suggests that we could first learn about Ampere at GTC 2019, which kicks off tomorrow in San Jose and runs through March 21st. Now before you start salivating at the prospects of an even more powerful... Read more...
Two years after the launch of Pascal, the gaming community is eager to see what NVIDIA has in store for its next generation of graphics cards. Luckily for us, SK Hynix may have just given us some additional insight into when NVIDIA's upcoming consumer graphics cards – which include the GeForce GTX 1180 and GTX 1170 -- will launch thanks to comments that were made at GTC 2018. SK Hynix told Gamers Nexus that mass production of its GDDR6 memory (operating at speeds of at least 16Gbps) will take place within the next three months, which puts us on target for June/July. NVIDIA's next generation consumer GPUs are expected to use GDDR6, so we're probably looking at a July announcement at the... Read more...
A few days back, a rumor was making the rounds that NVIDIA would be launching some new graphics cards at either the Games Developers Conference (GDC) or its own Graphics Technology Conference (GTC). Lots of gamers and enthusiasts out there were very excited at that prospect, as GPU shortages are making it difficult and very expensive to buy a new graphics card right now. Unfortunately, a new rumor is making the rounds that throws cold water on the rumor from a few days back. The new rumor claims that multiple sources have confirmed that the most gamers can expect from NVIDIA at GTC or GDC is an announcement and perhaps some sort of teaser of the new cards. Other sources cited by Toms Hardware... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its shipment numbers for GPUs during the fourth quarter of 2017, and there's some mixed news to report. Looking at quarterly performance, AMD was the big winner with an 8 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in GPU shipments during Q4. AMD was able to nab market share from both NVIDIA and Intel, which saw their GPU shipments decrease 2 percent and 6 percent respectively during Q4. However, looking at the bigger picture, GPU shipments were actually down for all of 2017 compared to 2016. The overall GPU market dipped 4.8 percent (2 percent decline for desktops, 7 percent decline for notebooks). The JPR report goes on to indicate that while Q4 and full year... Read more...
Word around the water cooler is that NVIDIA is preparing to launch a couple of new graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070, during its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) next month. The new cards are said to be based on NVIDIA's upcoming 12-nanometer 'Ampere' architecture, which itself has been the subject of rumors and speculation over the past few weeks. None of this is confirmed, but if the rumor mill is on point, NVIDIA will skip over Volta for the gaming crowd and introduce Ampere. Volta, as many of you reading this might be aware, debuted around a year ago as the graphics engine driving NVIDIA's Tesla V100 accelerator. The primary markets for Volta was and remains high performance... Read more...
NVIDIA's Pascal architecture has been underpinning its GeForce series of gaming GPUs for nearly the past two years – it’s high time for an upgrade. We've heard rumors of a GA104 GPU called Ampere that is supposed to underpin a new GeForce GTX 2000 series of graphics cards. But there's another wrinkle in speculation of NVIDIA's next-generation GPU equation that was recently invoked by Reuters. The publication says that NVIDIA has another new GPU incoming codenamed "Turing," and makes just a passing reference to the GPU, noting, "The new GPU gaming chip, code named Turing, is expected to be unveiled next month." It is unknown if the GPU will be unveiled at the Game Developer Conference... Read more...
We are at the tail end of the work week, so let's cap things off with a juicy rumor, shall we? Or maybe it better to refer to this as wild speculation. Whatever you want to call it, chatter on the web suggests that NVIDIA is preparing a next generation GPU called "Ampere," and that NVIDIA will officially introduce new graphics cards based around Ampere in or around April. Wouldn't that be something? This feels more like a shot in the dark to us. It certainly is not leaked information. The rumor traces back to a German-language website, 3DCenter, which posted an article with information plucked from its readers in a forum discussion. And in that discussion, one the readers suggests that TSMC had... Read more...
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