Video Cards News - Page 1
COLORFUL has teamed with NVIDIA on the first GPU History Museum, which houses graphics cards from the early 1980s through to today.
The new GPU History Museum is now open in China, and will showcase the very start of VGA cards (Video Graphics Array) through to the first GPU (the NVIDIA GeForce 256) and into the world of the GPUs of today. It all started in the early 1980s but things really went to the next level when 3Dfx (back when the 'D' was capitalized before it changed to 3dfx) came onto the scene in the mid-1990s.
NVIDIA came onto the scene with its NV1 graphics chip in 1995, and then delivered the world's first GPU -- the GeForce 256. It dropped with so much impact that I changed my gamer handle to 'anthony256' which you can find me on Twitter, or any game -- but there are some real gems in the GPU History Museum.
GAINWARD has just revealed some new custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards, with a new pink-themed card.
The new GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Pink Star graphics card is exactly what you think it is: a new custom RTX 3070 Ti with a pink/gold theme that you can see in the pics above, and many more below. There's no OC branding here, with the GPU clocked at 1800MHz GPU boost, with the TDP boosting up from 290W to 310W on the GAINWARD RTX 3070 Ti Star series cards.
Like every other GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, GAINWARD's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Pink Star graphics cards have 6144 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6X memory. The pink theme looks great, and I'm sure it'll have its fans -- the pink and gold theme will have a place somewhere in some girl-gamer PC.
SK hynix has teased its next-generation memory, with some early performance numbers teasing some huge speeds. JEDEC still needs to formalize the HBM3 standard, which shouldn't be too far away now.
Back to SK hynix, which has its next-gen HBM3 memory under development and it is already hitting 665GB/sec with 5.2Gbps I/O speeds. This means that in its current form, HBM3 memory has 44.6% more bandwidth and 44.4% more I/O speed over the still-fast HBM2e standard.
SK hynix explained: "SK hynix leads the HBM market with ambitions for even faster HBM solutions: Our HBM3, under development, will be capable of processing more than 665GB of data per second at 5.2Gbps in I/O speed. A table illustrating how SK hynix's product specifications evolve between HBM2E and HBM3".
I bet you didn't think you'd be reading this right now, but NVIDIA has had discussions with Intel about the CPU giant making NVIDIA GPUs in the future if the situation arose.
In his latest video, Tom from Moore's Law is Dead has teased that NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang called Intel's new CEO Pat Gelsinger, and the two giants talked about NVIDIA making future GPUs on Intel's fabs which is just gigantic news on its own.
Tom said: "I didn't just put those last few musings for extra hype... people need to understand that NVIDIA, Intel, they're not going to roll over and let TSMC combine with AMD and crush everyone or TSMC combine with Apple and crush everyone".
I'm sure there will be thousands of people that will read this and be angry that they haven't been able to buy a new AMD Radeon RX 6000 series or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics card... yet sales are still sky-high in Q1 2021.
John Peddie Research has some numbers to share, with 119 million graphics cards shipped in Q1 2021 -- a 39% increase over Q1 2020. This is pretty damn astonishing, for a few reasons: there is a gigantic everything shortage right now -- multiple parts to build these graphics cards are super hard to find right now.
Not only that, but the market is insane when it comes to pricing right now -- with NVIDIA pricing its just-launched GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition at $1199... yet the RTX 3080 Ti can be found for $2500+ in some markets. Second-hand prices are just as insane right now, the entire market is a Bizarro world... yet GPU sales are record high.
GALAX has just unveiled its super-ridiculous flagship GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Hall of Fame OC Lab Edition graphics card, designed with enthusiasts, collectors, and extreme overclocking users in mind.
The new GALAX GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF) is virtually identical to the GeForce RTX 3090 HOF OC Lab Edition graphics card -- while there are many different HOF models, the flagship RTX 3080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition does lack one big thing that the RTX 3090 HOF OC Lab Edition had: its big LCD display.
GALAX has dropped the HOF Panel III LCD display from the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition graphics card, something that really stood out from the crowd (and inside of a gaming PC) on the GeForce RTX 3090 HOF.
AMD will be launching two gigantic architectures in 2022: the new Zen 4 architecture for next-gen CPUs as well as the RDNA 3 architecture for next-gen GPUs in 2022, 2023, and beyond.
In a new tweet, leaker Broley_X1 has said that RDNA 3 and Zen 4 will be "launched around the same time" and that the next-gen RDNA 3 architecture will "tape out later this year". AMD's next-gen Zen 4 architecture is based on the 5nm process node over at TSMC, and will arrive on the new AM5 socket with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support.
But what's interesting here is that AMD would be launching the Zen 4 + RDNA 3 architectures together, which would make for a huge end of 2022 fight against Intel and NVIDIA. Intel will have its new Alder Lake CPU platform out this year, rocking next-gen DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 technologies while AMD will be a while away yet.
We heard about the water-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XTX graphics card in April 2021 just a couple of months ago now, but it seems it's more real than we thought.
AMD's new Radeon RX 6900 XTX reference graphics card, or the Radeon RX 6900 XT LC, or whatever the hell it ends up being released as (in whatever limited form) has been spotted in China inside of a custom pre-built gaming PC.
The custom gaming PC packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor, a mid-range ASUS ROG Strix B550-A motherboard, and Deepcool's Castle 240 V2 AIO liquid cooling. On top of all of that we have the water-cooled RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6900 XT LC graphics card.
NVIDIA has uploaded a new FFA creative map to Fortnite, with a gigantic building-sized GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition for you to ogle at in all its ray-traced glory. Check it out:
The company kicked off the 59-second video reminding us that Fortnite with RTX is available now, and then as the camera is pulling back it reveals a skyscraper-sized NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card. It's absolutely mammoth, with NVIDIA welcoming us to "TiTANIUM CITY"... note the lowercase 'i' there.
There's nothing else going on here apart from a gigantic GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card being placed into a FFA creative map made by NVIDIA (with Map Code: 1866-3511-4211) into Fortnite -- there's no giveaway, nothing. Kinda random, with NVIDIA celebrating the launch of the RTX 3080 Ti with this Fortnite FFA creative map.
NVIDIA announced its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, with its GA102 GPU and 12GB of GDDR6X memory costing $1199 -- and then there's the flood of custom AIB cards.
COLORFUL announced its new iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vulcan OC-V graphics card, which as always is individual and stands out from the crowd with the inclusion of its LCD display. The LCD display on the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vulcan OC-V graphics card can be tweaked 90 degrees, so if you've got the card vertically mounted in your gaming PC then you'll still see the LCD display.
The new COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vulcan OC-V has a triple-fan cooler with a 13-blade cooling fan design, and COLORFUL's in-house iGame Vacuum Copper Plated Technics which provide "superb cooling to achieve high and stable overclocks".