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Another GeForce RTX 30 Series launch from NVIDIA means another exercise in frustration for gamers. We had a chance to review NVIDIA's latest mid-range GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition yesterday and came away generally impressed with its performance. But, unfortunately, things aren't looking good for enthusiasts that want a chance to sample this bit of gaming goodness. We decided to do a quick check at the usual online retail suspects for selling graphics cards, including Best Buy and Newegg. Best Buy only has two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards on the books: NVIDIA's Founders Edition and the ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Things don't look too out of the ordinary with the Founders Edition,... Read more...
After an official unveiling at Computex 2021 and last week’s launch of the powerful GeForce RT 3080 Ti, NVIDIA is ready to go open kimono and spill all of the new, more-mainstream GeForce RTX 3070 Ti’s juicy details. Cards are due to go on sale tomorrow, but we’ve been able to put a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition through its paces and have everything laid out for you on the pages ahead. As its branding suggests, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is an update / upgrade over the original RTX 3070 which launched about seven months ago. NVIDIA didn’t just goose the clocks and call it day, however. Though its performance isn’t otherworldly versus the original standard card,... Read more...
The state of affairs with current-generation graphics cards is quite grim at the moment. Due to high consumer demand and fabs stretched to max when it comes to production, everything from "lowly" NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards to the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is hard to find at retail stores (online and B&M). In addition, they are selling for incredible sums on the secondary market. For example, the newly launched GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sold at $2,400 to $2,800 versus its MSRP of $1,199 within the first few hours of availability. Now, a new phenomenon seems to have struck the Amazon Marketplace. And unfortunately, it appears that at least one company is combining two of the most odious... Read more...
Most of you reading this who tried to purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card today inevitably struck out, because this is the 2021, the year of the GPU shortage (among other silicon-based hardware). Not everyone did, however. Apparently scalpers were successful once again, and it took all of two nanoseconds for them to begin selling the newly minted cards on eBay at prices well above the MSRP. We're not talking about just product listings appearing on eBay either, but product listings that have already sold. At the time of this writing, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is barely more than an hour old in the retail market, and there are already dozens of sales on eBay. Some of those can't be trusted,... Read more...
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA lifting the embargo on its newly minted GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card comes a fresh leak pointing to some new mobile GPUs that are presumably in the pipeline. At a glance, it seems as though Lenovo has spilled the beans on at least two 'Super' SKUs in the works, both bound for its ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 laptop. The Gen 4 model is not yet out, and every ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 configuration sports a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics chip (we reviewed the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 1, which came out with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti). According to a leaked image of a presentation deck outlining Lenovo's ThinkPad roadmap, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will also feature... Read more...
If you're on the lookout for one of the fastest graphics cards on the market, NVIDIA has you covered with the newly announced GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (be sure to check out the HotHardware review). The card offers intoxicating performance that comes within a few percentage points of the flagship GeForce RTX 3090. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti officially goes on sale on June 3rd, and Best Buy is one of the few retailers that will have Founders Edition cards available. The retailer already activated its product page for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, and it's priced at the expected $1,199.99 -- $300 less than the GeForce RTX 3090. The product listing currently shows "Coming Soon," but we'd imagine... Read more...
During their Computex 2021 keynote, NVIDIA’s Jeff Fisher, GeForce Senior Vice President, and Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing, unveiled a number of new enterprise and consumer products, targeting multiple market segments. For all of the gamers though, it was Jeff Fisher’s official unveiling of the oft-rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti cards that most likely got your juices flowing. The new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the spiritual successor to the previous-gen flagship RTX 2080 Ti, while the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti builds upon the popular RTX 3070 with much faster memory and some goosed specifications that should boost performance quite a bit. We’re about a week away... Read more...
The cards have been leaked over and over for the past few months, but now they're official. We're, of course, talking about the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. These are the latest entries in NVIDIA's growing Ampere gaming family and promise to deliver even greater performance than their GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 counterparts. NVIDIA describes the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti as "The new flagship gaming GPU of the GeForce RTX family," although we wonder where this leaves the GeForce RTX 3090. As such, the official specs match what's been roaming around in the recent rumor mill. That means 10,240 CUDA cores, 80 RT cores, 320 texture units, and 112 ROPs. NVIDIA is quoting a maximum boost... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you some rather outrageous pricing for GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards from Gigabyte and MSI courtesy of LambdaTek. The UK retailer’s pricing started at £1,534 ($2,200) for the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle and only went up from there. That same retailer has updated its GPU pricing to include several GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards. Unfortunately, we're still witnessing sticker shock with this latest crop of cards. LambdaTek currently has three GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards on sale; all of which come from MSI: MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Ventus 3X 8G OC: £1,285 MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G: £1,380 MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Suprim X 8G:... Read more...
The launch of NVIDIA's latest Ampere graphics cards is right around the corner (tomorrow to be exact), which means that more information is leaking out about both the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The only logical price point for the former is $599, while the latter is likely to come in at $999. However, we all know that those prices are downright "fictional" given the ongoing global chip shortage and the sky-high demand for enthusiast graphics cards at the moment. Such is the case with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which has shown up for sale at UK retailer LambdaTek. The retailer lists several Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards, including the following: Gigabyte GeForce... Read more...
Probably the worst kept secret in tech right now is the impending launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Heck, even NVIDIA can hardly contain its excitement about adding "Ti" models to the stack (there's also a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in the works, according to rumors), as it teased a formal announcement for May 31. We might already know the full specifications of one of the cards, though. Previous leaks and rumors pegged the card as having 10,240 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6X memory, and it seems those specifications are right on the money. We obviously will not know for sure until NVIDIA introduces the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti—Jensen Huang has been known to throw curve balls in the past—but... Read more...
Listen carefully, do you hear that? It's the growing whispers of "Ti" additions to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series, some of which have already been listed in Razer desktop PC preorders. Those whispers have become a rumble, in other words, and as a launch date presumably nears, one of the upcoming GPUs seems to have made an appearance at Geekbench. I say "seems to" only because you never know when it comes to leaks and rumors, especially with NVIDIA—Jensen Huang is prone to last-minute surprises. Nevertheless, there have been leaks pointing to new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti models being on the horizon, and there is a recent Geekbench entry that points to the former. Geekbench... Read more...
When it comes to the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the proverbial cat is out of the bag. For the last week, it's been rumored that NVIDIA would launch its latest and greatest Ampere cards during a keynote event at [virtual] Computex 2021. Today, NVIDIA pretty much confirmed that information. The official NVIDIA GeForce Twitter account this morning tweeted "Get Ready" with a short teaser clip (which doesn't give us any glimpses of the cards, unfortunately). However, the clip confirms that the GeForce keynote will occur at 10 pm EST on May 31st and will be streamed live via YouTube and Twitch. Earlier this month, NVIDIA announced that its second revision of GeForce RTX 30 Series... Read more...
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti are perhaps two of the worst kept secrets in the gaming hardware realm. The two Ampere SKUs have been rumored for months, and recently, we've been able to pin down exact announcement and launch windows for both cards. Now, it looks as though Razer's Chinese arm has jumped the gun by making the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti available in its preconfigured desktop systems. Systems are currently available for preorder on Razer's official store on the Tmall e-commerce platform. The listings were first discovered by @harukaze5719 on Twitter. There are multiple configurations available, including an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X system with 16GB of DDR4-3200... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you the news that the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will likely be announced at Computex 2021 on May 31st. Given the lingering effects of COVID-19, the NVIDIA keynote will take place virtually, rather than being held in person. We now have new information regarding the rollout of the two new Ampere graphics cards. While both cards will be revealed on May 31st, their rollouts will be staggered by one week. The review embargo for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is alleged to lift on June 2nd, while cards will be available for sale the following day, June 3rd. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti review embargo is rumored to lift on June 9th, with an on-sale date... Read more...
Rumors have been swirling around the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti for weeks. Although we have a good idea of what to expect from these gaming cards, the official handoff from NVIDIA will likely take place later this month at Computex 2021. NVIDIA today announced that it would hold a digital keynote event on May 31st at 10:00 PM PDT. The executive keynote is entitled "The Transformational Power of Accelerated Computing, From Gaming to the Enterprise Data Center" and will be spearheaded by Jeff Fisher and Manuvir Das. Fisher's presence is the most critical for the enthusiast community, as he is the Senior Vice President for NVIDIA's GeForce unit. In other words, Fisher the perfect... Read more...
Gigabyte yesterday jumped the gun when it comes to its announcement of Lite Hash Rate (LHR) GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards. While NVIDIA’s beta 466.24 driver released late last month confirmed that new GPU revisions were on the way, there was no mention of the LHR terminology at that time. Today, however, NVIDIA officially confirmed that its new LHR GPUs will now ship in late May. While the cryptocurrency limiter was first introduced on the GeForce RTX 3060, the new LHR series will extend to the GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070, and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. All these new LHR cards will have software/hardware controls implemented to slash the Ethereum hash rate in half compared to previous... Read more...
Gigabyte today made its new Lite Hash Rate (LHR) GeForce RTX 3060 cards official. We've heard about upcoming GPU revisions for the GeForce RTX 30 Series with a second-generation Ethereum limiter onboard, but Gigabyte is among the first to post actual product pages confirming the change. NVIDIA's GeForce 466.24 driver confirmed that this change was on the way, stating, "This driver updates the hash limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and is required for product shipped starting mid-May." Gigabyte's LHR series is currently limited to its GeForce RTX 3060 family, which includes the following cards: Aorus GeForce RTX 3060 ELITE 12G GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING OC 12G GeForce RTX 3060 VISION OC 12G GeForce... Read more...
It's no secret that NVIDIA is on the verge of releasing the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Despite the continued supply issues with both non-Ti versions of these cards, NVIDIA’s performance train must keep moving. However, it looks as though MSI jumped the gun a bit earlier today when it updated its website to include a product category for its upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card family. When visiting MSI's website, you can navigate to Products --> Graphics Cards --> NVIDIA GPU to see a listing of all its available NVIDIA-based graphics cards. You can filter your search based on the GPU, and this is where MSI jumped the gun by including a filter for the GeForce... Read more...
In a deleted post on Reddit, a user shared a photo of multiple retail boxed MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards that a retailer in the UAE supposedly shared with them. NVIDIA has not yet announced the new SKU, but the leaks and rumors are piled up a mile high at this point, leaving little doubt that a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launch is imminent. We still do not know with 100 percent certainty what the specifications will be and how pricing will shake out. Unofficially, the new SKU is expected to feature 10,240 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6X memory tied to a fat 384-bit bus, the same bus width as found on the GeForce RTX 3090. It's also said the Ti variant of the 3080 will have a 1,396MHz base clock... Read more...
It seems you will have to wait a little bit longer to not be able to buy an upcoming Ti variant of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 graphics cards. Rumor has it NVIDIA pushed back the launch of both cards. It's only a delay of around a couple of weeks, and for what reason, only NVIDIA knows. Not that it really matters in the grand scheme of things. Why is that? Well, we're certainly looking forward to NVIDIA fleshing out its Ampere lineup with faster versions of its existing cards, stamped with the "Ti" moniker. But the landscape being what it is right now—silicon shortage, scalpers and bots, cryptocurrency mining—most gamers inevitably will strike out trying to buy one, like every... Read more...
Let's face it, suggested retail pricing on graphics cards is largely academic, because any available inventory sells out in nanoseconds anyway. Scalpers then hawk them on eBay and Craigslist for jacked up prices. Be that as it may, every SKU still gets an MSRP, and that includes NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. We don't have any official word on what that will be, but some early retail listings make it clear the Ti variant is going to be expensive. Rumor has it the card will launch at $999, same as AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT. That at least seems plausible, considering NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 carries a $1,499 MSRP. Here's how it would fit into the MSRP hierarchy, if that ends up... Read more...
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