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Chinese GPU maker: Biren BR100 has 77 billion transistors, 64GB HBM2e

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 9, 2022 9:53 PM CDT

Chinese company Biren Technology has just unveiled its new GPGPU architecture for next-gen computing at its recent Biren Explore Summit 2022 event.

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Biren's new BR100 GPU is built on the 7nm process node at TSMC using their TSMC 2.5D CoWoS packaging technology, featuring 77 billion transistors, 300MB of on-chip cache, and 64GB of super-fast HBM2e memory that pumps up to 2.3TB/sec of memory bandwidth. We have up to 256 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance, with the GPU supporting both PCIe 5.0 and CXL interfaces.

The new BR100 GPGPU is based on Biren's own BiLiren architecture, but with the BR100 the company is also introducing the whole family of OAM-compatible cards, as well as the PCIe-based BR104 GPU. Biren is also unveiling their own software platform alongside the BR100 GPGPU launch, which is called BIRENSUPA, with support for mainstream deep learning frameworks like Baidu's PaddlePaddle.

Continue reading: Chinese GPU maker: Biren BR100 has 77 billion transistors, 64GB HBM2e (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 latest: 320W power, previously rumored at 420W

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 9, 2022 9:33 PM CDT

NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card is rumored to use up to 320W of power, which is down considerably from the previously rumored 420W of power.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 latest: 320W power, previously rumored at 420W 516 | TweakTown.com

The news on NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU-powered GeForce RTX 4080 is from leaker "kopite7kimi" who tweeted: "We can expect RTX 4080 with 320W and RTX 4070 with 285W". The previous rumor for the RTX 4080 is that it would use 420W, so the drop to 320W is a lofty 100W... and that's a great thing.

NVIDIA has an additional 100W of power it can use for some monster overclocking on custom GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, something kopite7kimi addressed in a follow-up tweet, by saying: "Not much. The original power consumption limit is too loose which means great overclocking potential".

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 latest: 320W power, previously rumored at 420W (full post)

TEAMGROUP ELITE+ DDR5-6000: 32GB DDR5-6000 RAM for $270 for Intel, AMD

Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Aug 9, 2022 9:13 PM CDT

TEAMGROUP has just announced its new ELITE+ DDR5 RAM, with a new simple design that looks rather dapper I must say.

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The new TEAMGROUP ELITE+ DDR5 RAM comes in DDR5-4800, DDR5-5600, and DDR5-6000 speeds with prices starting at $92 for a 16GB kit (2 x 8GB) of TEAMGROUP ELITE+ DDR5-4800 memory up to $352 for a 64GB kit (2 x 32GB). The fastest speed ELITE+ DDR5-6000 memory starts with a single 16GB stick for $135, while a 32GB kit of DDR5-6000 will cost $270.

TEAMGROUP says that its new ELITE+ DDR5 memory launches in early September 2022, which should be right alongside AMD's new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series and X670E + X670 motherboards, which will be compatible with DDR5 memory.

Continue reading: TEAMGROUP ELITE+ DDR5-6000: 32GB DDR5-6000 RAM for $270 for Intel, AMD (full post)

AMD X670E motherboards are with reviewers right now, benching begins

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Aug 9, 2022 8:39 PM CDT

AMD is getting closer and closer to the launch of its next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and new X670E and X670 motherboards, with some X670E motherboards already in reviewers' hands.

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GIGABYTE's upcoming X670E AORUS MASTER motherboard, with overclocker SkatterBencher receiving the new X670E motherboard in the mail. The X670E AORUS MASTER motherboard is the second-best X670E motherboard, rocking 16+2+2 phase power design, and so much more.

The new AM5 socket motherboard will also have 4 x DDR5 DIMMs, support for PCIe 5.0 x16 graphics cards, 4 x M.2 SSD slots which are split into: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x4 and 2 x PCIe 5.0 x4 which are also all with a screwless design. GIGABYTE is also providing a quick release system for its PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, too.

Continue reading: AMD X670E motherboards are with reviewers right now, benching begins (full post)

Intel Arc GPU story goes live, global launch 'later this year'

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 9, 2022 8:20 PM CDT

Intel is continuing its "marketing" for their upcoming Arc GPUs with something that leaker Moore's Law is Dead talked about: the Arc desktop GPU story. There's not much new here, but it's interesting that it's all playing out like this.

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You can check out the "story" on Intel Arc GPUs on the official Intel website, where we find out that ex-PC Perspective owner and reviewer Ryan Shrout has a major hand in Arc. Shrout seems to be steering the Arc GPU ship, as the Intel website itself says that "Intel Gaming Access met with Ryan Shrout, Senior Director of Graphics and HPC Marketing at Intel".

Intel explains that "when it came to the creation of Intel Arc, Ryan and Intel's engineers had plenty of graphics experience to call on". Interesting, it seems that Ryan was integral to the entire Arc GPU process... so this marketing plan is his, and he's calling the shots.

Continue reading: Intel Arc GPU story goes live, global launch 'later this year' (full post)

Intel Tejas Project: Pentium 5 CPU at 7GHz to 10GHz story explored

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Aug 9, 2022 7:51 PM CDT

If you're old enough then you'll remember the GHz race of the day between Intel and AMD, the race towards 1000MHz (1GHz) was a huge deal... and then we went to dual-core CPUs, and the Pentium brand was left behind for entry-level CPUs in the last decade.

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But man, did Intel have a huge plan for the Pentium CPU family with Project Tejas and Jayhawk, where after all of these years we're hearing about the next-gen Pentium 5 projects that were headed towards 7GHz. Intel kicked off Project Tejas in 2003, expected in 2004 and later pushed into 2005 after issues forced Intel to redesign the chip. Before the company could do that, the Tejas Project was shelved on May 7, 2004.

Intel Prescott CPUs could hit 5GHz+ but had huge power and temperature numbers, but Tejas was expected to clock higher than Prescott -- with Intel chasing the huge 10GHz CPU clocks within 10 years between 2000 and 2011 -- but it ended up not happening at all. AnandTech was the last to report on the Tejas processor, but now Fully Buffered has a new video after getting his hands-on Tejas and Jayhawk processors from John Culver of CPU Shack (eBay) for an "undisclosed amount" of money.

Continue reading: Intel Tejas Project: Pentium 5 CPU at 7GHz to 10GHz story explored (full post)

Apple AR headset: 'most revolutionary consumer product after iPhone'

Apple is expected to release its next truly revolutionary product with its upcoming AR glasses, but now we're hearing that the price could be $2500+ and that it "may be the next revolutionary consumer electronics product after the iPhone".

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In a new post by industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo, we get an idea of what to expect in terms of new products in 2023 which obviously we know will be the AR/MR headsets. Kuo has expectations of Apple shipping less than 1.5 million units of its AR/MR headset, but said it's expected that Apple will release its new AR/MR headset "as soon as January 2023".

Apple is expected to price its AR/MR headset at $2000 to $2500 or more, which Kuo says will "affect shipments" but notes that the high price will "verify the existence of market demand, rather than price/shipment. If the market demand is verified to exist, under the improvement of production, technology and cost, the price will be gradually reduced in the future, which will facilitate the rapid growth of shipments".

Continue reading: Apple AR headset: 'most revolutionary consumer product after iPhone' (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce GPU sales drop 44% pulling Q2 2022 revenue down with it

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Aug 9, 2022 6:30 PM CDT

NVIDIA has posted its preliminary Q2 2022 financial results, showing us that GeForce GPU revenues "declined significantly".

NVIDIA GeForce GPU sales drop 44% pulling Q2 2022 revenue down with it 504 | TweakTown.com

The numbers are so bad that NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang himself said that NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card sales "declined significantly". Jensen continued: "Our gaming product sell-through projections declined significantly as the quarter progressed, As we expect the macroeconomic conditions affecting sell-through to continue, we took actions with our Gaming partners to adjust channel prices and inventory".

Gaming revenues were at $2.04 billion, down 44% quarter-over-quarter and down 33% year-over-year... seeing the data center revenue taking the top spot once again with $3.81 billion in revenue, up 1% quarter-over-quarter, but NVIDIA has been doing well there with the data center revenues up 61% year-over-year.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce GPU sales drop 44% pulling Q2 2022 revenue down with it (full post)

GTA V ships nearly 170 million copies, makes up 44% of franchise sales

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Aug 9, 2022 3:03 PM CDT

Grand Theft Auto V has shipped nearly 170 million copies worldwide across physical channels, continuing the game's incremental monthly growth.

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Even after 9 years with releases on 3 console generations, GTA V still isn't slowing down. Take-Two Interactive has confirmed GTA V has sold-in nearly 170 million copies worldwide. Total franchise sales are now at 380 million, so GTA V makes up 44% of total GTA sales.

GTA V has sold copies than these entire franchises:

  • Assassin's Creed (155 million+)
  • Final Fantasy (165 million+)
  • Resident Evil (127 million)
  • Monster Hunter (84 million)

Continue reading: GTA V ships nearly 170 million copies, makes up 44% of franchise sales (full post)

Intel putters out of the gate with Arc Pro graphics at SIGGRAPH 2022

Rob Squires | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 9, 2022 2:27 PM CDT

Intel has officially entered the battlefield of professional graphics cards this week at SIGGRAPH 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Today, Intel is showing off their upcoming professional discrete card offerings for the first time. They displayed their Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro A50 video cards in their booth on the exposition floor.

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Unfortunately, none of their demonstration systems used in the booth on the show floor are powered by their premier Arc Pro A50 solution. The Intel demo team was extremely proud and enthusiastic about the Arc Pro A40 and its current status.

One takeaway from seeing both cards next to each other is the physical size difference between the Arc Pro A40 and much larger Arc Pro A50 graphics cards. Although the smaller Arc Pro A40 card can fit in a small form factor solution, Intel likely will not be pushing their upcoming higher-end card into their smaller factor offerings in this generation of cards.

Continue reading: Intel putters out of the gate with Arc Pro graphics at SIGGRAPH 2022 (full post)

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