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There is already plenty of excitement in anticipation of NVIDIA porting its Ampere GPU architecture over to the consumer market with its next round of GeForce RTX graphics cards, and adding to the hype is an early look at some benchmarks, albeit for the machine learning version (A100). Compared to Turing, the benchmark data shows Ampere way out ahead. The benchmark data was shared on Twitter by Jules Urbach, CEO and co-founder of of OTOY, a cloud graphics company. He ran the Ampere GPU through a round of testing in OctaneBench, which is based on OTOY's OctaneRender application. Here is a look at the results... Source: OTOY "A record breaking week. The NVIDIA A100 has now become the fastest GPU... Read more...
Lenovo is no stranger to using AMD processors in its PCs; after all, the company just launched bodacious ThinkStation P620 workstations powered by AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors. But Lenovo is also extending that partnership with AMD to a few new gaming laptops which have adapted AMD's latest 7nm Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs. Starting things off, we have the new IdeaPad Gaming 3, which is an entry-level laptop sporting a 15.6-inch Full HD display that can be had with an optional 120Hz refresh rate panel. Motivation for the laptop comes from up to a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which can be paired with 32GB of DDR4-3200 memory and up to a 1TB SSD.  Lenovo IdeaPad... Read more...
Turn out the lights, the party's over. The Turing GPU party, that is. Well, not officially, but you can assume the party is winding down to some degree, with NVIDIA getting ready to launch a new round of consumer graphics cards based on its Ampere GPU architecture. As it prepares for that day, rumor has it NVIDIA is discounting its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and several other GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. NVIDIA's 7nm Ampere GPU has already arrived, of course, though so far only in high performance computing (HPC) form. A consumer launch is still around the corner. Leading up to the launch, there has been an avalanche of leaks and rumors pointing to next-gen GeForce RTX 3000 series cards, including... Read more...
Back in March Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is the latest in a long line of application program interfaces (API) that has served as the middleman between the games you play and the high-end gaming hardware that you have installed in your system. DirectX 12 Ultimate is being billed as a unifying force between feature sets and programming for both Windows 10 and the upcoming Xbox Series X gaming platforms. Today, NVIDIA is claiming bragging rights as the first GPU vendor to deliver full compliance for DirectX 12 Ultimate with the release of its latest public Game Ready and Studio drivers. Although we should mention that this revelation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise,... Read more...
The last Razer gaming laptop to go under the knife was the Blade Stealth 13, which arrived in April with a 10th generation Intel Ice Lake processor, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics, and a 120Hz display option. Now, Razer has turned its attention to the top dog Blade Pro 17, which is gaining a wealth of new spec bumps over its predecessor. Kicking things off is the arrival of Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors; in this case, the Core i7-10875H. This is an 8-core/16-thread processor with a base clock of 2.3GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 5.1GHz. 16GB of DDR4 memory comes standard, but the system is upgradeable to a maximum of 64GB. For those that want an ultra-fast... 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...
Lots of folks are working from home these days, and that means endless WebEx, Zoom, Skype, or other online meeting sessions. When you're not optimally equipped to work from home, especially if you don't have a dedicated workspace, that can be a bit of a mess with lots of background noise happening while you're in a session. It's not all bad, though, because Team Work From Home can clean up captured audio in real time with the help of NVIDIA's new RTX Voice application. Video Conference Call Noise Cancellation For GeForce Owners Basically, RTX Voice works as a software layer between an audio source (a microphone) and its destination (your Zoom call, for instance). Install the app from NVIDIA's... Read more...
NVIDIA has been quite the busy bee in the mobile GPU space lately. In case you missed it, NVIDIA recently fleshed out its mobile GPUs with two new models, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super, both with support for enhanced Max-Q technologies. If you are wondering what is next, there is evidence to suggest a new GeForce MX model based on Turing is in the works. Whether it arrives before a mobile version of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super arrives remains to be seen. However, the lower powered part for thin and light laptops appears to be in the works, and has even made a supposed appearance on 3DMark. According to the leaked listing, the unnamed GeForce MX GPU is based on a TU117 GPU.... Read more...
Coinciding with the launch of Intel 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors is the arrival of the GeForce RTX Super mobile GPU refresh from NVIDIA. The company is launching the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super for laptops, both of which now support enhanced Max-Q Technologies. This time around, NVIDIA is bundling in some new features under the Max-Q Technology umbrella to enable even thinner and lighter laptops. When all of the new features are combined, NVIDIA is touting up to a 2X improvement in efficiency over previous Max-Q implementations in gaming laptops. Among these new additions are Dynamic Boost, which brings automatic and intelligent per-frame balancing... Read more...
It appears at least some of EVGA's newly minted GeForce RTX 2060 KO and GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra graphics cards are shipping with Turing-based TU104-150 dies, rather than the TU106 dies that other GeForce RTX 2060 cards have used up to this point. It's not clear if this is specific to EVGA, though. In case you missed it, EVGA launched its GeForce RTX 2060 KO models two weeks ago. The cards preceded an official price drop to the regular (read: non-Super) GeForce RTX 2060 family, as NVIDIA has since lowered the cost on its Founders Edition model to $299 on its website. Most custom models on the market are still selling for $330 and up, though we expect that will change in the coming weeks. Why... Read more...
Back in November, we heard rumblings that NVIDIA was looking to give its GeForce RTX/GTX Mobile lineup a "Super" refresh; just as it had previously done with its desktop counterparts. Things have been quiet on that front until now, as we're seeing the first additional evidence confirming the existence of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. Confirmation of this news comes by way of TUM_APISAK, which unearthed a Geekbench entry for the mobile GeForce RTX 2080. In this particular instance, the GPU is paired up with an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor (Comet Lake-H), which indicates that is likely a desktop replacement gaming laptop. Intel announced its Comet Lake-H processors at CES... Read more...
NVIDIA has already unleashed a "SUPER" refresh of its GeForce Turing family of desktop graphics processors across RTX and GTX product ranges. However, according to a new leak, NVIDIA is looking to extend the SUPER loving to its mobility GPUs in the opening months of 2020. AMD announced its Navi-based Radeon RX 5500M GPUs for notebooks back in early October, and it's expected that there will be RX 5700M and RX 5300M offerings flanking it. To counter the threat from AMD, NVIDIA's SUPER refresh on the mobility side is expected to keep it in the driver's seat with respect to performance. Inside information on this new GPU lineup comes from NotebookCheck, which indicates that there... Read more...
NVIDIA is flexing its muscle once again when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) inference workloads, and this time around, the company is claiming benchmark supremacy in MLPerf Inference 0.5. AI performance is becoming increasingly more important for usage scenarios like image recognition, voice recognition and autonomous vehicles (among other fields). To that end, NVIDIA says that the one-two punch of its Turing-based AI accelerators and the Xavier SoC allowed it to take top honors in all five of MLPerf's inference benchmarks. For its Turing offerings (with a focus on data centers), the Turing GPUs were able to top the charts in both server and offline scenarios on a "performance per processor"... Read more...
NVIDIA is expanding its GeForce GTX family of graphics cards today, with a pair of new Turing-based GPUs. As their branding suggests, the new GeForce GTX 1660 Super and GeForce GTX 1650 Super sit above their “non-Super” branded counterparts in NVIDIA’s line-up, but a notch below GeForce GTX Ti variants. It is only the GeForce GTX 1660 Super that is arriving on store shelves today, however. The GeForce GTX 1650 Super will be arriving at little later in November. NVIDIA is introducing some new driver and GeForce Experience-related features today too, which we will cover in a just bit. We’ve got a couple of GeForce GTX 1660 Super cards on hand, one from Gigabyte and the other... Read more...
A few months ago, NVIDIA dropped a bombshell on us with the revelation that it's working with Microsoft on a real-time ray traced version of the widely popular game Minecraft. Leveraging the dedicated hardware included on Turing-based graphics cards like the GeForce RTX series, NVIDIA is promising some rather dramatic visual upgrades to the notoriously "basic" game with realistic shadows, reflections, and lighting effects. NVIDIA is now giving us performance targets for this upgraded version of Minecraft, which by itself isn't exactly a very demanding game. However, with a handful of ray tracing effects enabled, NVIDIA says that it is targeting performance of 60fps at 1080p with the... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about NVIDIA's upcoming "Super" refresh of its GeForce GTX Turing family of graphics cards. Over the past few weeks, we seen leaks concerning Zotac's upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Super-based gaming card, and ASUS is already reportedly ready to unleash a number of new SKUs based on the GPU. Today, we're getting some clarification on the final specs for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super thanks to well-connected hardware sleuth momomo_us. momomo_us stumbled across a product listing on a Chinese-based e-commerce site that lists a Maxsun GeForce GTX 1660 Super graphics card. Judging by the images, this is a custom design complete with that looks like a relatively beefy heatsink... Read more...
What is fast becoming the worst kept secret in tech is the pending launch of a GeForce GTX 1660 Super model. NVIDIA has not yet officially announced any such product, but the leaks keep coming. The latest one is a series of what look to be official press renders of a couple Zotac brand SKUs. We will get to those in a moment, but first let's discuss the Super brand. NVIDIA refreshed its higher end Turing cards with Super models shortly before AMD launched its Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 cards. So far there are three Super SKUs. They include... GeForce RTX 2080 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2060 Super There has been plenty of chatter pointing to NVIDIA refreshing other Turing... Read more...
It appears that we haven't heard the last of NVIDIA's "Super" refreshes for its Turing-based GeForce graphics cards. Earlier this summer, we witnessed the launch of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, GeForce RTX 2070 Super and the GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Now there's a rumor making the rounds that NVIDIA is looking to spread some Super lovin' to its Turing GeForce GTX cards. This latest rumor comes from MyDrivers, which suggests that NVIDIA is working to deliver a GeForce GTX 1660 Super, which would slot in between the existing GeForce GTX 1660 (TU116-300) and GeForce 1660 Ti (TU116-400). It's reported that the GeForce GTX 1660 Super will use a vision of the TU116-300 die, with the... Read more...
Razer's Blade Stealth 13 is getting a big upgrade this week with respect to its graphics subsystem. Razer is labeling the new Blade Stealth 13 as the world first's gaming ultrabook, which now features a GeForce GTX 1650 discrete GPU with NVIDIA Optimus technology. The previous version of the notebook was available with a relatively puny GeForce MX150 GPU, but the inclusion of the Turing-based GeForce GTX 1650 gives it some much needed graphics muscle. In addition to the graphics upgrade, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is also rocking Intel's latest 10th generation "Ice Lake" Core processors. In this case, you'll find the quad-core 10nm Core i7-1065G7 processor (25W) with a base... Read more...
The final member of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Super-series officially arrives today, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super. In case you missed it, a couple of weeks back, NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super, to preemptively zing AMD in the lead-up to the Radeon RX 5700 series launch. The GeForce RTX Super-series will supplant and eventually replace their original, “non-Super” counterparts once availability dries up. At the top and bottom of the stack, however, the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will remain. It is in the meat of the 20-series where the Supers reside, with the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super we’ll be showing you here today leading the charge,... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news of a number of third-party GeForce RTX Super cards from EVGA, MSI and Zotac. Today, we've got another round of cards from ASUS and Gigabyte.  ASUS always goes completely overboard with its product releases, and its GeForce RTX Super lineup is no exception. In fact, the company is releasing a total 19 graphics cards based on the new GPUs. For those looking for a GeForce RTX 2060 Super solution, there are seven cards available: ROG STRIX RTX2060S-08G GAMING (OC) ROG STRIX RTX2060S-A8G GAMING (Advanced) ROG STRIX RTX2060S-8G GAMING (Standard) DUAL RTX2060S-08G EVO DUAL RTX2060S-A8G EVO DUAL RTX2060S-8G EVO TURBO RTX2060S-8G EVO If you are of the GeForce... Read more...
NVIDIA dropped a hint that something “Super” was coming just prior to Computex and since then a handful of leaks have let the cat mostly out of the bag. Today, however, we can dispel the rumors, officially reveal what NVIDIA’s got coming down the pipeline, and show you exactly what NVIDIA’s Super branding is all about. NVIDIA is overhauling its Turing-based GeForce RTX line-up with an array of “Super” GPUs, specifically the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super. In the short term, like two days from now, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super will hit store shelves. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super is coming in a few weeks though, and... Read more...
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