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It is never too early to discuss what might come next in the PC hardware space, and as it relates to NVIDIA and its GPU roadmap, its latest generation Ampere architecture is now a little over a year old. The big question is what does NVIDIA have in store for its eventual GeForce RTX 40 series. And the answer? Quite possible Ada Lovelace. Nothing is ever truly written in stone until a company makes an official announcement, and even then, chiseled plans can sometimes crumble. Nevertheless, leaker Greymon55 is very confident NVIDIA will power its next generation graphics cards built for gaming with Ada Lovelace, which is a GPU codename that has popped up in past rumors. Greymon55's comment about... Read more...
Mobile workstations come in all shapes and sizes. Recently we took a look at the HP ZBook Fury 15 G7, a powerful mobile workstation with ISV-certified drivers that could replace many desktops, but in a more portable form factor. Many engineers need the type of power and reliability offered by a machine the size of the ZBook Fury 15 G7, to work with the latest 3D modeling apps, not to mention content creators that need all the video editing punch they can get, with some portability as well. However, many others in the same organization may need the same ISV-certified drivers with more portability and perhaps less power, to get critical work done while on the road. For those folks, there's... Read more...
Well, this is not good. There are multiple complaints from GeForce RTX 3090 owners who say their GPUs have gone belly-up after spending some time playing the closed beta for Amazon's New World MMORPG. Most of the reports are coming from people who say they own EVGA's GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra card, though not exclusively. The closed beta went live yesterday morning (or afternoon, depending on your time zone), with servers available in North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. It is set to launch to the public at large next month on August 31, after being delayed from its original May 2020 launch time frame. New World is one of three games Amazon Game Studios announced in 2016, the only... Read more...
Last week, Intel became the first GPU vendor to push out an official driver for Windows 11, beating both AMD and NVIDIA to the punch. Fortunately, NVIDIA wasn't too far behind the curve. This week, it launched the GeForce Game Ready 471.41 WHQL driver for its consumer graphics cards. Tucked away in a forum post about the drivers, an NVIDIA representative confirmed support for Windows 11. "With NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver/Studio Driver branch release 470, we are introducing support for Microsoft Windows 11," wrote NVIDIA support team member Manuel. "If you are a Windows Insider user, we invite you to share your feedback and report your display driver issues with us." Given that Windows 11... Read more...
If you've been trying relentlessly to obtain a GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card over the past nine months at MSRP, we feel your pain. Unfortunately, due to the excellent performance that the cards offer coupled with a component shortage and the cryptocurrency boom, sellouts come swiftly online (and at brick and mortar locations). Tomorrow, however, you will have a chance to score a GeForce RTX 30 card in-person at Best Buy stores across the United States. According to the retailer, starting at 7:30 am local time, employees at select Best Buy locations will hand out tickets for current available stock. If you receive a ticket, you are guaranteed a card to purchase from the store. With your... Read more...
NVIDIA is far along in the process of acquiring Arm from SoftBank, and it has promised a laundry list of benefits that will come with the blockbuster tech marriage. In addition to the financial resources that NVIDIA brings to the table to keep Arm at the forefront of performance-per-watt dominance, the company has discussed the technological benefits of incorporating existing NVIDIA tech into Arm designs. NVIDIA today made two significant announcements regarding its efforts to bring Arm further under its wings. First, at this week's Game Developers Conference (GDC), NVIDIA showcased demos of Wolfenstein: Youngblood and The Bistro running with RTX ray traced effects. NVIDIA's demos were running... Read more...
For about a New York minute (not very long), it seemed as though graphics card prices would be trending back towards normal, or at least not obscenely above the various MSRPs for different models. Eventually that will happen. However, a price tracking analysis indicates it won't be occurring today, tomorrow, and probably not next week or next month. Maybe next year? Who really knows for sure. There are a variety of factors at play, none bigger than the global shortage of silicon that has companies struggling to keep up with demand. This is affecting desktop GPUs for PC gaming, as well as dedicated game consoles like the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, as well as other products. Cryptocurrency... Read more...
NVIDIA’s last major GPU releases came during early June with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. However, the number one discrete GPU manufacturer isn’t done with its Ampere architecture just yet; another refresh is allegedly coming for 2022. All the hoopla started last month when an alleged leaked Lenovo roadmap revealed that the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 would be available with GeForce RTX 3070 Super and GeForce RTX 3080 Super GPUs with 8GB and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, respectively. Then, last week, tipster Greymon55 indicated that the first RTX Super GPU for laptops would debut early next year. However, reliable leaker kopite7kimi now claims that the Super... Read more...
Back in June, China made the decision to crack down on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, leading to tumbling prices and a mass exodus of miners. This is now beginning to have rippling effects beyond cryptocurrency as Chinese miners are beginning to dump GPUs on the secondhand or used marketplace. On Twitter, a video recently posted by user Wolfie Zhao shows popular Chinese secondhand market Xianyu inundated with GPUs that were used for mining. However, since China has effectively put a stop to mining, these graphics cards, which have been in short supply, are now generally useless. Not just ASICs, Chinese miners been dumping stacks of GPUs too on Xianyu, one of the largest marketplace apps for... Read more...
NVIDIA first introduced its Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) upscaling technology with the GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs in late 2018, which was improved upon with DLSS 2.0 in April 2020. More recently, AMD debuted its competing FidelityFX Super Resolution tech, which provides similar performance benefits over running at native resolution while delivering comparable image quality. The big difference is that FidelityFX Super Resolution isn’t proprietary; it can be leveraged by GPUs from AMD, NVIDIA, and even Intel in supported game engines. It seems as though Microsoft is receptive to AMD’s more “open” approach, as the company posted two new job openings in June for a Senior... Read more...
Though it has been more than a few weeks, and we have long since passed the end of 2020, the U.K’s most powerful supercomputer is now operational. Powered by NVIDIA hardware, the Cambridge-1 is a $100 million, 400 petaflop beast of a computer that ranks “among the world’s top 50 fastest computers and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.” Under the hood, the Cambridge-1 supercomputer is powered by 80 DGX A100 systems tied together, each featuring NVIDIA A100 GPUs, BlueField-2 DPUs, and NVIDIA HDR InfiniBand networking.  The whole system is an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD that delivers the aforementioned 400 petaflops of AI performance and eight petaflops of Linpack performance... Read more...
When NVIDIA announced its intention to purchase Arm for $40 billion last year, it sent shockwaves through the chip industry. NVIDIA is best known for its high-performance GeForce graphics cards and hardware used for enterprise applications. At the same time, Arm architecture powers CPU designs featured in billions of devices globally, ranging from smartphones to cars to wireless routers to computers. Arm Has Had Enough Of Haters, Has Nothing But Love For NVIDIA With this in mind, there has been much negative attention aimed at the deal, particularly by NVIDIA's competitors and government regulators that fear that it could be anticompetitive. Arm CEO Simon Segars, however, doesn't see things that... Read more...
We were really impressed with Intel's latest high-performance notebook CPUs from the Tiger Lake-H family when we got to try them out in a test platform. Intel arguably produced the single fastest x86 notebook CPU on the planet, with blistering single-threaded speed and heavy multi-threaded prowess. However, we were itching to get our hands on a retail sample with these CPUs so we could verify that shipping products were just as fast. Enter ASUS and the powerful ROG Zephyrus M16, a brand-new model of sleek gaming notebook with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics and one of Intel's latest Core i9 processors.  ASUS didn't just incorporate Intel's latest mobile platform and call it a day, though. The... Read more...
If you own an Acer laptop powered by a GeForce RTX 30 series GPU, we have good news to share. A free performance boost is potentially coming your way. It depends on which specific model you own, but by way of a whole bunch of firmware updates, Acer is bumping up the total graphics power (TGP) threshold by as much as 30W. When it comes to gaming laptops, the GPU is the most important component. In most cases, it is also not a part that can be upgraded, so it is sound advice to go with the most powerful GPU you can afford, since you are stuck with it for the life of the laptop (barring an external graphics enclosure). Components like the RAM and storage can be upgraded or replaced in a lot of models,... Read more...
When we reviewed Doom Eternal last year, we lauded its amazing graphics and thrilling gameplay, noting it is a graphical tour de force underpinned on the id Tech 7 engine. Our initial impression still stands up, and might even undersell the experience. How so? A new update adds NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and real-time ray tracing to the mix for GeForce RTX card owners. Ray-traced reflections now abound in both the main campaign and expansions, adding another layer of visual fidelity to a game that already looks gorgeous. "Virtually all metallic surfaces and objects realistically reflect their environment, as do bodies of water and other materials with reflective properties.... Read more...
NVIDIA kicked off its 7-nanometer Ampere party with the A100, a massively powerful machine learning GPU that began shipping to customers a little over a year ago. The company would later flesh out its machine learning lineup with an 80GB model, though up until now, it has only been offered in the SXM4 form factor. That is about to change with the introduction of a PCI Express variant. The A100 is the biggest and baddest (in a good way) version of Ampere. NVIDIA packed 54 billion transistors onto a die size measuring 826mm2. It has a total of 6,912 FP32 CUDA cores, 432 Tensor cores, and 108 streaming multiprocessors. FP32 performance checks in at a staggering 19.5 teraFLOPS, which is only half... Read more...
When it comes to graphics cards, we typically think of NVIDIA and AMD as being roughly equals. Both companies offer competitive performance these days across their respective product lines and provide robust driver software packages supporting their hardware. Each has had its fair share of software [and hardware] bugs over the years, but they are typically squashed with a subsequent update. So, we were certainly shocked when it was brought to our attention that electronics retailer Micro Center was spreading misinformation about AMD graphics cards. In a post to Micro Center's official website, a buying guide was presented to help customers choose the best hardware components for their gaming... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, there have been various reports that the GPU crunch is starting to subside across Europe, with a resultant decrease in currently astronomical street prices. Although we haven't seen significant price erosion here in the United States, a new report suggests that NVIDIA is poised to ramp production for at least one of its current generation GPUs: the GeForce RTX 3060. The GeForce RTX 3060 was introduced in mid-February and was the first Ampere GPU to introduce the [easily defeated] cryptocurrency mining limiter. However, a new report from ITHome alleges that NVIDIA is boosting production of these GeForce RTX 3060 Lite Hash Rate (LHR) GPUs, in part, as a response to demand... Read more...
Have you ever had a friend or family member casually drop big news on you, as if the subject they are talking about is an everyday occurrence? For example, "Yeah, the weather was great this weekend, I got a lot of yard work done. Next month I'm going to the moon with Elon Musk. Oh, I bought a new hedge trimmer at Walmart, it works great!." Well speaking of Musk, Tesla is that friend, after having casually announced it owns one of the most powerful supercomputers ever built. How powerful, exactly? Oh, just 1.8 exaFLOPs, which is equivalent to 1,800 petaFLOps, or 1.8 quintillion floating point operations per second. And this is not even Dojo, which Musk teased last year as being under development,... Read more...
NVIDIA DLSS is an AI rendering technology used to increase performance while allowing players to still enjoy high-fidelity and quality in games. As of late, this technology has been added to a myriad of games, such as Rainbow Six: Siege earlier this year. Now, the tech is slated to come to five new game titles in the coming weeks. Announced today, NVIDIA DLSS will make its way to Facepunch Studio's multiplayer survival game Rust and becomes available on July 1st. Rust's Project Lead, Helk, explained that this is important because, "in Rust split-second reactions can be the difference between life and death, with NVIDIA DLSS offering our players a performance boost, without sacrificing visual... Read more...
AMD is looking to make a splash in the mobile gaming market with its recently introduced Radeon RX 6000M lineup for laptops. Based on the same second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) architecture as its desktops Radeon RX 6000 series, the mobile GPUs look promising on paper. How do they perform in the real world, though? Some leaked benchmarks of a supposed Radeon RX 6600M may give us an idea. That is one of three mobile GPUs that comprise the Radeon RX 6000M series at the moment, the other two being the Radeon RX 6700M and Radeon RX 6800M. Here's a quick and dirty specification comparison of the three... Radeon RX 6800M: 40 CUs, 2,300MHz game clock, 12GB GDDR6, 192-bit bus, 96MB Infinity Cache... Read more...
NVIDIA announced its intention to purchase Arm last year for a record $40 billion. With Arm under its helm, the company would play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the chip architecture that powers billions of devices (and growing) around the globe. Given the many players that leverage Arm chip designs – including heavy hitters like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, and countless others – the deal has faced heavy regulatory scrutiny. With this in mind, incoming Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon is offering an alternative to an NVIDIA-only agreement. Incoming Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon Amon suggested to The Telegraph that Qualcomm could join a consortium of key industry players... Read more...
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