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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3070 rumored specs: two sub $500 cards

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 7, 2020 at 4:05 am CDT

We have some just-leaked rumored specs on NVIDIA's purported GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, with some interesting specs on what should be two very popular cards in the sub $500 market when they launch later this year.

The new leaks are coming from Kopite7kimi on Twitter, who tweeted out that the RTX 3070 (SUPER or Ti) should feature the GA104-400 GPU, but so too will the RTX 3070. The big difference here according to these leaks is that the higher-end GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has 8GB of GDDR6X memory, while the regular GeForce RTX 3070 will reportedly have GDDR6 -- the difference there is the X.

NVIDIA will reportedly use 3072 CUDA cores on the GA104-300 GPU inside of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, knocking it down to 2944 CUDA cores on the regular GeForce RTX 3070 according to this new rumor. Both cards would offer 512GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

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Want NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU now? You can have it... for $12,500

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 7, 2020 at 12:04 am CDT

If you're itching to own a next generation Ampere GPU right now, and simply can't wait until NVIDIA unveils its next-gen GeForce RTX 3000 series cards -- and have $12,500 burning a hole in your pocket, then you can buy an Ampere GPU right now.

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NVIDIA is now selling its Ampere A100 PCIe 4.0 card through Server Factory, where it costs £8,299 excluding VAT -- adding that and we're looking at around £10,000. This converts to roughly $12,500 -- and as PC Gamer points out, if the Ampere A100 card is available in the UK you should be able to find it in the US for roughly the same price (without the wait for shipping).

But seriously, don't run out and buy it -- NVIDIA is about to launch their new Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards in the coming months, which you can read all about here. As for the crazy high-end Ampere A100 PCIe accelerator, you can read more about that here.

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ASUS ROG gaming laptops dominate market share during COVID-19 pandemic

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Jul 6, 2020 at 10:05 pm CDT

ASUS has experienced a huge uptick in gaming laptop sales in the month of April 2020, right in the middle of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

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ASUS and ROG (Republic of Gamers) gaming laptops represent close to 25% of ASUS laptop sales in April 2020, where surprisingly the higher-end ROG models with GeForce RTX graphics being the most popular, and best-selling laptops in the ASUS lineup. ASUS and ROG gaming laptops now command 22.6% of the global market share of laptops.

The company has had some kick ass laptops out this year, unveiling the world's first gaming laptop with a super-insane 300Hz display in the ROG Zephyrus S GX701. There are countless other superb gaming laptops that ASUS has in its arsenal -- and things are only going to get better towards the end of 2020 and into 2021 with the next-gen Radeon and GeForce graphics cards launching.

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Pro gamer 'Karma' struck by LIGHTNING through her PS4 controller

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jul 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm CDT

I don't think this has ever happened, and seems to be the first time it might have happened -- a pro Rocket League player was shocked by lightning through her PS4 controller.

Rocket League streamer Karma was streaming commentary for a 1v1 Salt Mine II tournament -- but not playing the game, and was shocked through her PlayStation 4 controller and the lightning bolt didn't even hit her house. The lightning struck her neighbor's house, but transferred through to her house and into her controller.

Karma said it "somehow hit me -- the controller sparked" with "really big sparks". Scary! She said that her hands were sore for two afterwards, but with any event like this there are also mental scars from it, too.

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Kayne West running for president, gets 'full support' from Elon Musk

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Jul 6, 2020 at 9:11 pm CDT

It's official: Kanye West has said that he is "running for president of the United States" in the upcoming 2020 election. Not just that, but he has the "full support" of Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

The announcement of his run for president comes less than 72 hours after he tweeted a picture with Musk, tweeting "When you go to your boys house and you're both wearing orange". Orange Man Bad? It's not funny anymore, try different jokes, I guess.

Yeezy doesn't just have support from Musk, but also billionaire Mark Cuban who seemed to think Yeezy was a good choice. Cuban said: "If you think Biden is a joke compared to Trump you aren't paying attention. It's time to step away from all the memes and look at reality. The Pandemic Response could not be botched any worse and he refuses to take any responsibility or try to improve it. That's disqualifying".

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Intel preps Core i9-10850K: 10C/20T chip with perf close to 10900K

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm CDT

It looks like Intel is about to release another CPU into its Core i9 family of processors, with TUM_APISAK noticing a new Core i9-10850K processor in the Geekbench database.

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Intel's new purported Core i9-10850K processor features 200MHz lower stock clocks than the Core i9-10900K, the same 5.20GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0 clocks, and a Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) that we don't know about just yet.

We might even see the Core i9-10850K processor without a TVB at all, and it could be aimed at OEMs to throw into pre-build PCs. This way, OEMs aren't needing to worry about keeping the ridiculous heat from the Core i9-10900K -- especially if it has virtually the same performance as the 10900K.

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Dirt 5 runs at 120FPS on PlayStation 5, DualSense controller features

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jul 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm CDT

We know that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X console will be running Dirt 5 at 120FPS, but now the developer has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will also have a 120FPS option.

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In a recent interview with Dirt 5's development director Rob Karp with the Official PlayStation Magazine UK, who said: "The power of the PS5 also means that we will have an option for 120fps, which is very exciting for the racers who know that every frame counts".

It's not just the new horsepower in Sony's new PlayStation 5 console that gets used, the new DualSense controller is getting a work out, too. Karp added that "the DualSense is great. When we got the tech demo up and running the whole studio came around and everyone wanted a go. It offers something new and unique and we felt it fits really well for racing, especially for a game with such diversity of content and cars".

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