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AMD's new 'Sienna Cichlid' GPU turns up, could be Big Navi GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 1, 2020 at 11:57 pm CDT

We all know AMD will be launching its next-gen Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards later this year, powered by the new RDNA2 architecture -- but now we have a new GPU that has been teased through Linux driver patches: Sienna Cichlid.

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A new driver file includes a new line of code that seems to be a tease of Navi 21 (you can read more on that here). The line of code refers to GFX1030 which is Navi 21, while GFX1010 is Navi 10 while GFX1012 is Navi 14. Phoronix says that this patch confirms it's a Navi-based GPU with VCN 3.0 capabilities to handle video encoding and DCN3 update for displays.

AMD's Alex Deucher explains Sienna Cichlid as a "GPU from AMD. This patch set adds support for it including power management, display, kfd, interrupts, gfx, multi-media, etc. The new register headers are really big so I haven't sent them to the list. You can view the new patches including the register headers on the following git branch".

Intel DG1 rumor: SLOWER than Radeon RX 560, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Anthony Garreffa | May 31, 2020 at 8:34 pm CDT

If you were expecting Intel's new DG1 discrete graphics card to come out and destroy NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti -- well, you would be wrong... very, very wrong.

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In the latest leaks on DG1, APISAK has noticed a new entry for the Intel DG1 discrete graphics card -- which is in SDV (or Software Development Vehicle) form. This card won't be sold as a consumer product at all, but DG1 is based on the Gen12 (Xe) architecture that will sport 96 execution units, which means up to 768 unified cores.

We should expect Intel DG1 to come with either 3GB or 6GB of RAM, and will not be coming out and taking swings at AMD and its Navi GPU architecture, or NVIDIA's current-gen Turing or upcoming Ampere GPU architectures. Instead, it will be a low-end offering that will be used in Tiger Lake-based ultra-low-power APUs from Intel.

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NVIDIA's new GeForce driver optimized for Valorant, Minecraft Dungeons

Anthony Garreffa | May 27, 2020 at 8:15 am CDT

NVIDIA has just released its new GeForce Game Ready 446.14 WHQL driver, which you can download right here.

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The new drivers include the latest performance optimizations for Valorant, as well as support for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible. NVIDIA has also added VRSS (Variable Rate Supersampling) to Onward -- as well as a bunch of issues that have been fixed.

There is one particular thing worth highlighting with these new drivers: they have support for Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 10 May 2020 update. The upcoming Windows 10 May 2020 update has an interesting new GPU feature: it will show GPU temperature in the Task Manager now -- thanks to the introduction of the DirectX 12 Ultimate API.

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AMD releases Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.4.2 drivers, grab them here

Anthony Garreffa | May 27, 2020 at 12:30 am CDT

AMD has just released a new set of Radeon drivers which include support for both Gears Tactics, and Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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The new AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.4.2 drivers include the usual bug fixes and issues being fixed up, with AMD fixing [email protected] issues with Radeon RX Vega class graphics cards. Overwatch players get some "intermittent crash" issues when entering a game or playing for extended periods.

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit -- download here.
  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit -- download here.

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AMD's next-gen Navi21 teased, could be the Radeon RX 6700 XT

Anthony Garreffa | May 23, 2020 at 4:59 am CDT

AMD will be launching its next-gen Radeon graphics cards later this year, but now we're hearing more on Navi21 (aka Big Navi / Navi 2X -- more on that here), but also an upcoming Navi Refresh, something that should accompany the Matisse Refresh and purported Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT -- you can read about those here.

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The new leaks are coming from HardwareLeaks, which "rogame" (on Twitter) operates -- has the Navi21 GPU IDs to share with the world. From these leaks, we get a picture of what AMD is going to do with the Navi Refresh and its upcoming Navi21 GPUs -- of which there will be 10 different SKUs released according to these GPU IDs.

We can see the flagship Navi21 XTX GPU that will be "similar to" the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition graphics card, while the next one down on the list is the Navi21 XT which will replace the flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card. From there is the Navi21 XL which will be "similar to" the RX 5700, while the Navi21 XE will be "similar to" the RX 5600 XT.

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NVIDIA re-creates Pac-Man using AI, perfect for 40-year anniversary

Anthony Garreffa | May 22, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT

NVIDIA has worked with Bandai Namco on something truly unique to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of a game that changed everything: PAC-MAN.

What did NVIDIA do? NVIDIA researchers trained a new AI model called "NVIDIA GameGAN" that 'watched' 50,000 PAC-MAN episodes to re-produce a fully functional version of the game, all without "an underlying game engine".

How did all of this work? Well, GameGAN, in NVIDIA's own words "the first neural network model that mimics a computer game engine by harnessing generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Made up of two competing neural networks, a generator and a discriminator, GAN-based models learn to create new content that's convincing enough to pass for the original. You may have experienced GANs by using NVIDIA GauGAN, a deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research that turns rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease".

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AMD and NVIDIA to both launch next-gen GPUs in September 2020

Anthony Garreffa | May 21, 2020 at 7:48 am CDT

We already know that both AMD and NVIDIA will be launching next generation graphics cards later this year, where we have already heard rumblings of NVIDIA launching its next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and other RTX 30 series cards at Computex 2020 in September.

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Now we have DigiTimes with a report that teases: "With AMD and NVIDIA set to launch their next-generation GPUs in September, graphics cards vendors are expected to cut prices for older-generation products, stimulating demand further in third-quarter 2020".

There are some things to note here, as DigiTimes didn't say anything about gaming-focused graphics cards... but we all know that they're coming. We should expect to see NVIDIA unveil a slew of new Ampere-baed GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards towards the later half of the year -- with previous rumors pegging September 2020 for a Computex release.

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NVIDIA reportedly drops Tesla brand, too close to Elon Musk's Tesla

Anthony Garreffa | May 20, 2020 at 10:18 am CDT

NVIDIA unveiled its new Ampere GPU architecture last week, with the first Ampere-based product out of the gate being NVIDIA's new A100 GPU. Normally we'd see NVIDIA dub it the Tesla A100 -- just like the Volta-based Tesla V100, but nope -- now we might know why.

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According to a new report from Heise, NVIDIA is dropping the Tesla branding because it is too confusing with Elon Musk's automotive company, Tesla Motors. NVIDIA has had the TESLA brand around for over a decade now, with teh first member of the Tesla graphics card with the Tesla C870-based on the Tesla G80 GPU back in 2007.

VideoCardz has also picked up on the fact that NVIDIA has removed 'Tesla' from the name of its Turing-based Tesla T4 accelerator, now known simply as NVIDIA T4. You can still see 'Tesla' in the URL, too -- at least for now.

GPU accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro: export times now up to 400% faster

Anthony Garreffa | May 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm CDT

Adobe Premiere Pro users will be jumping for joy right now, with the company pushing out a new GPU acceleration patch that super-speeds exporting times.

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The new V14.2 update for Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder now tap the hardware-accelerated H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) encoding on both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which will super-charge export times by up to a gigantic 400% -- not only that, but After Effects and Audition also receive some GPU acceleration love.

Normally this is done by your CPU, but with task-specific encode and decode blocks, Adobe can now push an encode or decode task to your GPU. This means your other system resources (primarily your CPU) are freed up for other tasks, shifting all of the heavy lifting to your NVIDIA or AMD graphics card.

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Unreal Engine 5 demo needs GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, fast NVMe SSD

Anthony Garreffa | May 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm CDT

Epic Games blew our minds with their recent unveiling of Unreal Engine 5 and its recent video, which is an utter work of art and one of the examples of the closest we've gotten to photorealistic graphics.

Well, now we know what kind of grunt you'll need inside of your gaming PC to pull it off. Epic used Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 to run the Unreal Engine 5 demo, but World Today News has compiled some statements from Epic Games that detail just what we need to run the demo on our PCs (if we could).

Kim Libreri, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Epic Games, was paraphrased by World Today News: "Can the demo work on a modern PC with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super? According to Mr. Libreri, yes, and the results will be 'pretty good.' For comparison: the PS5 graphics accelerator, on which the demonstration was run, is capable of providing up to 10.28 teraflops (TFLOPS), and the GeForce RTX 2070 Super has a theoretical performance of 9 TFLOPS".