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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 gaming laptops start at $1999, pack 16GB GDDR6

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Jan 12 2021 7:02 PM CST

NVIDIA has made its new GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobility GPU official, with RTX 3080 mobile GPU-powered gaming laptops starting at $1999 to shake up the gaming laptop market in 2021. Check out the new GPUs:

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU in Max-Q form will have a TGP of 80W, while the RTX 3080 Mobile GPU in Max-P form has a much larger TGP of 150W. We can expect GeForce RTX 3080 gaming laptops to start from $1999, but if you want all that Ampere grunt you'll be paying much more.

NVIDIA says that its new GeForce RTX 3080 gaming laptops are capable of 2560 x 1440 (1440p) gaming at over 100FPS on Ultra graphics -- keeping up with, and easily beating out anything the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles can do (albeit, at a much higher price -- but I guess a laptop has everything unlike a console where you also need to buy a TV, etc).

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 gaming laptops start at $1999, pack 16GB GDDR6 (full post)

GIGABYTE's new AORUS 17G gaming laptop: RTX 3080 GPU + 300Hz display!

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Tue, Jan 12 2021 6:29 PM CST

GIGABYTE has just unveiled its new flagship AORUS gaming laptop, the new AORUS 17G which is aimed at "hardcore gamers" that want the very, very best.

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Inside, GIGABYTE's new AORUS 17G gaming laptop rocks a large 17.3-inch 1080p display that comes at up to an insane 300Hz. You'll get up to Intel's latest Core i7 H-series processors and NVIDIA's newly-announced GeForce RTX 3080 mobile GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory.

The new AORUS 17G is the new Ultimate Mobile Gaming Solution from GIGABYTE, but there is also the new AORUS 15G which has a 15.6-inch 1080p 240Hz IPS LCD... not as good as the AORUS 17G, but 1080p 240Hz is nothing to sneeze at. We have the same RTX 3080 mobile GPU, and up to the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10870H processor.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE's new AORUS 17G gaming laptop: RTX 3080 GPU + 300Hz display! (full post)

ASUS ROG Flow X13: ultra-portable notebook with external RTX 3080 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Tue, Jan 12 2021 6:09 PM CST

ASUS has just unveiled its new 13-inch ultra-portable gaming laptop, that the company has used a custom-built external docking station with an interesting PCIe 3.0 x8 interface designed specifically for the new ASUS ROG Flow X13 ultra-portable laptop.

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This is the new ASUS ROG Flow X13 ultra-portable laptop, inside it packs AMD's new Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5980HS processor (8 cores, 16 threads) at just 35W which can boost up to 4.8GHz when pushed. As for the external GPU dock, ASUS has called it the "ROR XG Mobile" which is a custom graphics card that looks like a power brick with a stand.

Inside of the ASUS ROR XG Mobile is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with a beefed-up 16GB of GDDR6 memory. ASUS offers a thin 15.8mm laptop that weighs just 1.3kg, while offering a 13.4-inch 16:10 display at 1080p @ 120Hz or up to 1440p if you want to spend more money.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Flow X13: ultra-portable notebook with external RTX 3080 GPU (full post)

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ announced: 4K 144Hz + HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Tue, Jan 12 2021 5:26 PM CST

ASUS have just made their new ROG Swift PG32UQ monitor official, their first HDMI 2.1-capable gaming monitor with a huge 32-inch IPS panel and native 4K @ 144Hz refresh rate.

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The new ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ gaming monitor has a 32-inch IPS panel with 138 PPI, providing a good balance between a sharp image on the 32-inch size, and a huge gaming experience with a native 4K resolution and super-smooth gaming @ 144Hz. ASUS has a 1ms gray-to-gray response time on the IPS panel, too.

We have not just 1 but 2 x HDMI 2.1 connectors on the ROG Swift PG32UQ, which will both provide 4K 120Hz goodness through the dual HDMI 2.1 ports and up to 4K 144Hz through DisplayPort 1.4 and its DSC (Display Stream Compression) technology.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ announced: 4K 144Hz + HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor (full post)

Yeah, it seems Intel DG2 GPU could be made on TSMC 7nm node

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Jan 12 2021 5:12 PM CST

Intel is hard at work getting DG2 made with a new report from Reuters adding fuel to the fire of rumors that the company will indeed tap TSMC and its enhanced 7nm node to make the Intel DG2 discrete GPU.

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Stephen Nellis at Reuters wrote: "The chip, known as "DG2", will be made on a new chipmaking process at TSMC that has not yet been formally named but is an enhanced version of its 7-nanometer process, the two people familiar with the matter said".

Intel confirmed last year that it would be making its DG2 GPU at an external foundry, then came the rumors that Intel's next-gen DG2 GPU would be made at TSMC on 7nm.

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Supermicro's new SuperWorkstation: up to 64C/128T with 2TB RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Tue, Jan 12 2021 4:49 PM CST

Supermicro has just unveiled its next-gen SuperWorkstation which is powered by the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors that offer up to 64 cores and 128 threads with a huge 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.

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The new A+ SuperWorkstation 5014A-TT -- which wink-wink, nice TT there Supermicro -- can take a single AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor with up to 64 cores and 128 threads with TDP support up to 280W. There's the Super M12SWA-TF motherboard.

We have up to 2TB of Registered ECC DDR4-3200MHz memory, 6 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, 1 x 10GbE connector, plenty of storage can be thrown into the Supermicro A+ SuperWorkstation 5014A-TT and a huge, beefy 2000W Platinum Level PSU.

Continue reading: Supermicro's new SuperWorkstation: up to 64C/128T with 2TB RAM (full post)

EK is upping its standards to support autonomous vehicle cooling

Kevin Carbotte | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Tue, Jan 12 2021 4:41 PM CST

EK Water Blocks is expanding its business and getting even more serious about quality control because it's moving into the automotive industry with autonomous vehicle cooling solutions.

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EK is hosting a 3-day digital event called the EK Expo this week, and the company had some surprise announcements today. Most notably, one of those announcements is not like the other. EK's business is primarily in cooling computer components-namely CPUs and GPU; however, in 2021, it is getting involved in the automotive industry.

EK revealed that it is developing a liquid cooling system for a client that is developing autonomous vehicles. The company recently hired several experts with automotive cooling backgrounds to fulfil that commitment.

Continue reading: EK is upping its standards to support autonomous vehicle cooling (full post)

AMD's mid-range killer GPU: Radeon RX 6700, RX 6700 XT made official

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Jan 12 2021 3:28 PM CST

AMD has just officially teased its new Radeon RX 6700 series graphics cards, which will include the Radeon RX 6700 XT and Radeon RX 6700 cards both launching in March 2021. Check it out:

The new Radeon RX 6700 XT and Radeon RX 6700 will be powered by the Navi 22 GPU, but there's also a super-cute, super-small, single-fan card that should be based on the Navi 23 GPU. We don't know about what is ticking along inside, but we should expect this card to eventuate into the Radeon RX 6500 series.

As more information is made available, we'll let you know -- but it's very disappointing that we don't know more about the new Navi cards outside of a picture screenshotted from their virtual CES 2021 keynote. Come on, AMD.

Continue reading: AMD's mid-range killer GPU: Radeon RX 6700, RX 6700 XT made official (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB of RAM costs $329, drops in February

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Jan 12 2021 3:15 PM CST

We knew it was coming, but now things are clear -- NVIDIA has just made the GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB of GDDR6 official and it'll cost $329 and drops in late February 2021.

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This is the 5th GeForce RTX 30 desktop series GPU, with 12GB of GDDR6 and will have 13 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance, and offers much better performance across the board in games like Cyberpunk 2077 with RT + DLSS enabled, Fortnite, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with all RT + DLSS enabled are better on the new RTX 3060 over the previous-gen Turing-based RTX 2060 graphics card.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 will battle AMD's new Radeon RX 6000 series with their higher-stacked 16GB GDDR6.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB of RAM costs $329, drops in February (full post)

Mass Effect remaster trilogy should release before EA's FY2021 ends

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Tue, Jan 12 2021 2:32 PM CST

According to now-deleted listings on retailer websites, the Mass Effect trilogy remaster will launch in early March.

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EA plans to finish out its FY2021 timeline with a hefty catalog boost from BioWare. Retailers may have accidentally leaked a March 12, 2021 release for the new Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which is a strategic launch for EA. The remaster should launch before the Fiscal Year 2021 timeline ends on March 31, giving EA a few weeks of sales before the period closes.

Neither EA nor BioWare have officially confirmed a launch date for the remaster trilogy. Right now Spring 2021 is the targeted release.

Continue reading: Mass Effect remaster trilogy should release before EA's FY2021 ends (full post)

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