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China's very eager to not only rid itself of dependence on foreign silicon but also to display dominance of its domestic processors. That's likely the impetus behind some of the more bombastic claims we've seen from Chinese chipmakers, like the Fantasy One GPU. Innosilicon recently debuted its Fantasy Two GPU that... Read more...
It's pretty shocking to think about the reality of the semiconductor market. There are only a handful of vendors in each market that are relevant to most users. Take GPUs for example where there is only Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. Only the latter two have options if you want to play high-end games, at least for... Read more...
Alright, alright, I already know what you're thinking—you don't care what the new GPUs look like as long as they perform. The thing is, looking at these renders actually can give us some perspective on what to expect from each of AMD's next-gen Radeon GPUs. Created by Wild_C (@_wildc on Twitter) based on leaks... Read more...
520 mm²—that's the size of the Navi 21 GPU used in the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT, and RX 6950 XT. Even though it's dwarfed by NVIDIA's biggest GPUs, that's still a seriously sizable chip. Rumors had placed the top-end RDNA 3-based part in the Radeon RX 7000 series at a slightly larger size, circa 600 mm²... Read more...
Shopping for a graphics card is far less frustrating than it was just a short while ago, back before the cryptocurrency market crashed and when GPUs sold for outrageously high prices. There are multiple factors playing into today's more reasonable prices. We won't get into them here, but to suffice to say, you can... Read more...
Ever since the first rumors started swirling about AMD using a chiplet-based design for its GPUs (just as it had done for its Ryzen processors), knowledgeable folks expressed concern about exactly what that would mean for said GPUs' performance. Nobody's ever done a chiplet-based GPU before, and it's a lot different... Read more...
Synthetic benchmarks get a bad rap. Sure, they're not always representative of real application performance -- that much is inarguable. They're still extremely useful, though. Not only can they help developers pinpoint performance problems for specific troubleshooting, but they also can help users confirm that their... Read more...
As anyone could have predicted, cryptocurrency miners are looking to unload their used GPUs now that it may no longer be profitable to mine Ethereum and other blockchain assets. Before you buy a card at a potentially steep discount, though, be aware that you might not end up getting what you thought you were... Read more...
AMD has released a new online GPU comparison tool and it less biased than you might think. Yes, that totally sounds like a backhanded compliment, but we don't actually mean it that way. As any fellow geek can attest, we tend to be a jaded bunch when it comes to a manufacturer's own benchmark data and claims. But in an... Read more...
It's taken a minute or three, but graphics card prices are finally starting to normalize. In some cases, you can even find a GPU selling for below its launch price, something that was unheard of over the past year or so. This is all happening as the cryptocurrency market finds itself in a bit of a tailspin. That's not... Read more...
In case you missed it, Intel this week released its first desktop Arc Alchemist graphics card, officially launching the A380 in China with a promise to "expand globally during the summer." Intel also posted an online quick start guide with a curious listing under the system requirements section—it calls for a 12th Gen... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of chatter about NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce RTX 40 series and when those cards might launch, including talk of a one-month delay. Meanwhile, AMD is not standing pat. The rumor mill plays no favorites, and as it applies to AMD's own next-gen stack, we could be looking at a launch sometime... Read more...
Gamers in need of a GPU upgrade face an interesting quandary—buy a graphics card now, with prices having finally started to approach MSRP levels, or wait for next-generation models, including NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 series based on Ada Lovelace. Those who decide to go the latter route may have to wait a little bit... Read more...
For a frustrating minute (figuratively), it seemed like graphics cards would never be in stock at anywhere close to MSRP levels ever again. It's been depressing, to say the least. But over the course of 2022, prices have been steadily falling and are now at the point where the average cost for both GeForce RTX 30 and... Read more...
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accepted a $5.5 million settlement offer from NVIDIA over findings that it "failed to disclose" in its filings that "cryptomining was a significant factor in year-over-year growth" from its GPU sales. Though NVIDIA submitted the offer, which the SEC... Read more...
The top selling graphics card on Amazon is Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC with a factory overclock and custom 3X Windforce cooling solution. After that, MSI's GeForce RTX 3080 (LHR) is the next best-selling GPU, followed by Zotac's GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC. And so it goes for the top 10 best sellers—all... Read more...
The laptop versions of Intel's Arc GPUs, at least the littlest ones, officially launched on March 30th. We haven't seen and evidence of laptops containing the cards on store shelves in our areas, but some enterprising folks in South Korea have discovered that local models of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro can be... Read more...
First, a bit of context. It has been rumored for some time that NVIDIA's next-generation graphics cards for gamers after Ampere, known as Ada Lovelace, will be ludicrously power-hungry—to the tune of some 600 Watts. As an aside, AMD's RDNA 3-based Navi 30-series GPUs are expected to be quite thirsty as well. These... Read more...
Mobile GPUs are cool and all, but everyone wants to see the high-end halo product. A GPU that can run games in 1080p without drawing a lot of power is probably a lot more practical than a high-end processor that can pump out a hundred 4K frames every second, but it's just not exciting. That's why we're so interested... Read more...
AMD's marketing team has never been shy about taking shameless pot shots at its competition—even when they aren't warranted. Remember "The Fixer?" You probably do and wish you didn't. Well, Intel's just finally had its big launch event for the first of its Arc GPUs. While nobody is claiming the Arc A370M will break... Read more...
The number of gamers chugging along on pre-RTX graphics hardware is disheartening, but it's impossible to blame the gamers themselves given the state of the market in the last few years. Whatever theory you subscribe to, whether it's the fault of miners, coronavirus, scalpers, malicious market manipulation, or some... Read more...
Greymon55 is a popular, Digimon-themed hardware news leaker, and he's been busy lately. Early this month, he tweeted vaguely about a product entering its "bring-up" phase, which is the testing phase after "tape out" when a company receives its first shipment of etched dice from the foundry. As it turns out, that... Read more...
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