'Radeon Monster Profile' tool for RDNA 2: RX 6800 XT beats RTX 3090 Ti

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 26, 2022 12:46 AM CDT

We are only weeks away from AMD's big next-gen Radeon RX 7000 series "RDNA 3" graphics cards reveal on November 3, but ahead of that there's Radeon Monster Profile.

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Radeon Monster Profile (RMP) is made by developer Yuri "1usmus" Bubliy, who is the creator of Hydra, and last teased Hydra 1.2 and its new OC tool that would auto-tune your RDNA 2 GPU, as well as including Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPU support.

But the new Radeon Monster Profile is something exciting: it combines the unique settings and a new volt-frequency curve for AMD's current-gen RDNA 2 GPUs, which will let the graphics card you own "reveal its maximum potential". Yuri explains that he paid particular attention to the memory subsystem, where the operating voltage was reduced by 6% which reduced the heat of the GDDR6 memory modules.

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TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta DDR5-7200 RAM arrives, costs $350 for 32GB

Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Sep 26, 2022 12:17 AM CDT

TEAMGROUP has some wicked-fast new DDR5 memory available on Newegg right now, with the new T-Force Delta RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-7200 memory. Yeah, DDR5-7200 memory.

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The company itself actually doesn't even list the new DDR5-7200 speeds on their own website, with TEAMGROUP officially listing DDR5-6600, 6400, 6200, 6000, 5600, and 5200 memory speed kits. The new TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-7200 kit is listed on Newegg for $350 right now, ready for your new Zen 4 or Raptor Lake PC.

VideoCardz suspects this could be one of the first memory kits with the new Hynix A-die memory, as we saw M-die memory being pushed up to DDR5-7000, but now DDR5-7200 is here. The specific model number for TEAMGROUP's new T-Force Delta RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-7200 memory is "FF3D532G7200HC34ADC01", because you'll remember that.

Continue reading: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta DDR5-7200 RAM arrives, costs $350 for 32GB (full post)

PNY unveils VERTO GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 16GB + 12GB cards

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 26, 2022 12:05 AM CDT

PNY has outed their new custom GeForce RTX 4090 that will drop into their XLR8 Gaming family of GPUs, with the introduction of the VERTO GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 16GB, and GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics cards.

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The new PNY VERTO GeForce RTX 4090 features a base vapor chamber, 8 heat pipes, a triple-fan cooler, and durable twin ball bearing fan hubs, with it all build into a sleek aluminum backplate that protects the important (and very sensitive) components on the card, as well as act as additional cooling.

PNY's new VERTO GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics card has the same 8 heat pipes but drops the base vapor chamber, but retains the rest: triple-fan cooler, and more. PNY does kick things down a notch or two with the VERTO GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics card, with 7 heat pipes compared to 8 heat pipes on the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 16GB.

Continue reading: PNY unveils VERTO GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 16GB + 12GB cards (full post)

NVIDIA kills NVLink support for Ada Lovelace, a silent death for SLI

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 25, 2022 11:37 PM CDT

NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs do not support NVLink, and have no NVLink physical connector on the cards whatsoever... disappointing, but expected.

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The news is coming directly from NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, who on a call with the tech press he said that Ada Lovelace drops the NVLink connector so that the I/O room for "something else". We do know that NVIDIA has crammed a helluva lot more into Ada Lovelace GPUs, with transistors, CUDA core, and ROP counts going through the roof.

Jensen said that NVIDIA engineers wanted to use as much of the silicon area they had their hands-on to "cram in as much AI processing as we could". We also now know: Ada Lovelace does NOT support PCIe 5.0, but NVIDIA included the Gen5 power connector.

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NASA still watching weather as Artemis I rollback prep continues

NASA postponed the launch of Artemis 1, scheduled for September 27, because of Tropical Storm Ian's path off Florida's Atlantic coast.

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The National Hurricane Center expects Ian to be upgraded to a hurricane on Monday, with it reaching normal hurricane strength the day after - when Artemis 1 was expected to launch from the Kennedy Space Center.

As of Sunday evening, NASA still hasn't ordered a rollback of the Orion spacecraft or Artemis uncrewed space launch system rocket back to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Engineers will monitor the weather situation overnight, then make a final decision tomorrow - but are hesitant to put the Artemis or Orion in danger.

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NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series lack DP2.0 connectivity, silly

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 25, 2022 11:26 PM CDT

I really thought we'd see NVIDIA unveil its next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, and the new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture sporting an also next-gen display connectivity: DisplayPort 2.0 aka DP2.0, but nope.

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NVIDIA's huge GeForce RTX 40 series GPU reveal came and went, and after it all happened one of the biggest disappointments was the lack of DisplayPort 2.0 connectivity. We've had DisplayPort 1.4 connectors forever now, and while HDMI 2.1 has joined the party that's really for big, high refresh rate TVs (HDMI 2.1 is capable of 4K120).

But, DisplayPort 2.0 is the future... people using GeForce RTX 4090s and GeForce RTX 4080s, and other GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards in 2023, 2024, and 2025... all without DP2.0 connectivity. So DP2.0 starts taking off in 2023, more prevalent in 2024 and 2025, yet the biggest quantum leap in GPUs doesn't have the very latest display standard in the tail end of 2022, which sucks.

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NVIDIA details AD102, AD103, AD104 GPU specs: transistors, ROP counts

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 25, 2022 11:06 PM CDT

NVIDIA has provided more details on its next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs and their die sizes, transistor counts, and more for the upcoming AD102, AD103, and AD104 GPUs.

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The company provided some more details on its flagship AD102 GPU, but some of the pieces of the AD103 and AD104 GPU puzzles weren't there. AnandTech's Ryan Smith reported the detailed specifications of the GPUs, where we now know that NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 GPU has a 608 mm² die, 76.3B transistors, AD103 has a 378.6 mm² die, 45.9B transistors, while AD104 has a 294.5 mm² die, 35.8B transistors.

We also know that the ROP count on Ada Lovelace is significantly higher, with AD102 rolling out with a huge 192 ROPs, AD103 with 112 ROPs, and AD104 with 80 ROPs. For comparison's sake, the current-gen GA102 "Ampere" GPU has 112 ROPs (so the same as AD103). Increased ROP count = higher rasterization performance.

Continue reading: NVIDIA details AD102, AD103, AD104 GPU specs: transistors, ROP counts (full post)

ADATA XPG CYBERCORE II ATX 3.0 PSU: up to 1300W, ready for RTX 40 GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Sep 25, 2022 10:34 PM CDT

ADATA has just announced a monster new ATX 3.0-compatible power supply under its high-end and gaming brand: XPG. The new XPG CYBERCORE II series PSUs have been announced, ready for just about everything you can throw at it.

The new XPG CYBERCORE II series PSUs come in 1000W and 1300W models, they're fully modular 80 PLUS Platinum certified and are the most compact high-wattage PSU form factor that XPG has made so far. Inside, the new XPG CYBERCORE II series PSUs are cooled by the XPG VENTO PRO 120 PWM fan by Nidec.

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Now, the business end of this PSU: ADATA's new XPG CYBERCORE II series PSUs are ATX 3.0 compatible, ready for the future wave of devices, and they're PCIe 5.0 ready. There's a native 16-pin (12+4) PCIe 5.0 "12VHPWR" connector, which is something you're going to want if you buy one of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4080, but more so the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

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MSI's new SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD: up to 4TB, up to insane 12GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Sep 25, 2022 10:05 PM CDT

MSI has just unleashed its next-gen SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS, a next-gen SSD that pushes read speeds up to a huge 12GB/sec with the latest PCIe Gen5 connectivity.

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MSI's new mean-looking, but holy-heck-it's-fast SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS SSD

The new MSI SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS SSD slots into the next-gen PCIe 5.0 standard, but is backward compatible with PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 3.0 systems, while inside MSI is using high-quality 3D NAND flash and "advanced cooling". The new MSI SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS will be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities with varying prices (that we don't know just yet).

Inside, MSI is tapping the new Phison E26 SSD controller that features up to 12.3GB/sec (12,300MB/sec) sequential reads in CrystalDiskMark benchmarks, while writes are up to a huge 10.1GB/sec (10,100MB/sec).

Continue reading: MSI's new SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD: up to 4TB, up to insane 12GB/sec reads (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X breaks 4 x HWBOT records with just an AIO cooler

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 25, 2022 9:47 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X processor is doing the benchmark rounds, with 4 x HWBOT records smashed and there was no exotic LN2 cooling used: just AIO cooling for the beasty new Zen 4 flagship CPU.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" slaughtering benchmark records

The new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X was installed into a few different motherboards depending on the overclocker, with the following motherboards used to smash the HWBOT records: GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER, ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, ASRock X670 Taichi, and MSI's new X670E MEG ACE motherboards. Cooling-wise, the overclockers were using a Corsair H115i AIO liquid cooler.

Cinebench R15, Cinebench R20, Cinebench R23, and 7-zip records were achieved with the overclocked Ryzen 9 7950X processor, with the CPUs running at between 5.4GHz and 5.5GHz across all of the Zen 4 cores, with temperatures between 87C and a rather toasty 108C according to the Benchmate data.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X breaks 4 x HWBOT records with just an AIO cooler (full post)

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