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MSI has just unveiled its new GeForce RTX 3060 12GB AERO ITX OC graphics card, packing the mid-range GA106-400 GPU in Mini-ITX form. It's so cute:
We don't know what GPU clocks to expect, but we know it'll be reference GPU clocks at the very least with some factory overclocking considering it's an 'OC' model. The new MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12GB AERO ITX OC has a single-fan and comes in super-small Mini-ITX form.
MSI should reveal the GPU clocks for its new GeForce RTX 3060 12GB AERO ITX OC soon, with the same 12GB of GDDR6 memory ready to handle 4K gaming loads.
GAINWARD has just unveiled 4 new custom GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards, with the introduction of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ghost series, GeForce RTX 3060 Pegasus series, GeForce RTX 3060 Gold Star series, GeForce RTX 3060 Wind Chaser EX series.
GAINWARD's new GeForce RTX 3060 Gold Star graphics card, with a larger -- and more fancy triple-fan gold-themed cooler. All of the new GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards that GAINWARD unveiled have the same 12GB of GDDR6 memory @ 15Gbps while the GPU clocks on the Gold Star and Wind Chaser EX models are unknown.
The RTX 3060 Pegasus and RTX 3060 Ghost cards will be factory overclocked, with the GPU running at a base clock of 1320MHz and boost clock of 1777MHz.
AMD had some big things to talk about at the all-virtual CES 2021 this year, but during a roundtable with the media there were some new details unearthed by our friends at AnandTech.
During the roundtable, AnandTech's Dr. Ian Curtress noted that a "large part of the Q&A discussion was centered around supply and demand" in the new Zen 3 processors, RDNA 2 graphics cards, and two next-gen consoles in the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Dr. Lisa Su said: "This is the result of a demand focused environment, rather than manufacturing issues. There is tightness in the supply chain due to demand, and that invariably puts pressure on our consumer, PC, and gaming product lines. As it relates to our semiconductor production, we're putting in additional capacity to meet this unexpected demand. It will take time to catch up, but that's what we're seeing".
Uh, so it looks like NVIDIA is considering making crypto mining specific Ampere graphics cards, that wouldn't have any display outputs, where NVIDIA -- in this climate, where GAMERS can't find their Ampere graphics cards to buy -- to make cards for crypto miners, specifically.
The news is coming from Colette Kress, chief financial officer at NVIDIA said at the 19th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech/Auto Forum Conference: "If crypto demand begins or if we see a meaningful amount, we can also use that opportunity to restart the CMP [mining-specific GPUs] product line to address ongoing mining demand".
Kress added: "We don't have visibility on how much of the GeForce RTX 30-series end demand comes from mining. So, we don't believe it's a big part of our business today. Gaming demand is very strong, and we think that's larger than our current supply".
NVIDIA might have just "indefinitely postponed" its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, more on that here -- but in the meantime Palit is still preparing custom RTX 3080 Ti cards.
A new listing on the Eurasian Econopmic Commission website teases multiple new SKUs of custom Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards. There is a boat load of different SKUs listed in the EEC listing for custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards.
The list is also joined by custom GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, and finally the custom GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards that will make their way out to gamers in the coming months. It seems the RTX 3080 Ti is in a holding pattern right now until NVIDIA can get more GPUs -- AMD is in a same, and even worse position as there are even less custom Radeon RX 6000 series cards available right now.
If you were like me, you were waiting and hoping that NVIDIA would release its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB of GDDR6X memory -- then you'll be disappointed to hear it seems to have been "indefinitely postponed".
Tech Jesus over at GamersNexus said in their new video titled 'NVIDIA Indefinitely Postpones RTX 3080 Ti, Launches RTX 3060 GPU Specs, Ampere Laptops' that the "once inevitable RTX 3080 Ti" wasn't announced at CES 2021 during NVIDIA's all-virtual event.
Tech Jesus explained: "postponement is likely due to the community response to the cards in general, and you can just look at the chat window from the live event, to see why NVIDIA might think it was in poor taste to announce yet another GPU".
We live in a world where you can't even buy AMD's new RDNA 2-based graphics cards in the Radeon RX 6000 series, so here's a card that you won't want to buy -- as it's focused on the mining market, but it's technologically impressive. Introducing the new SAPPHIRE GPRO X070, a passively cooled Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card.
The new SAPPHIRE GPRO X070 rocks the Radeon RX 5700 XT underneath, so we have a 7nm GPU with 40 CUs and 2560 stream processors. There's 8GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit memory bus that is more than enough to get some great GPU compute performance -- cough crypto mining -- through the SAPPHIRE GPRO X070.
SAPPHIRE has the GPU clocks at 1607 / 1755 / 1905MHz for base, game, and boost clocks respectively. There's also a second BIOS that enables "Efficiencyt Mod" which reduces GPU clocks to 1500 / 1700 / 1750MHz for base, game, and boost clocks respectively. This would be perfect for all-day, all-night crypto mining setups.
The GPU shortage situation doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon, where they're virtually impossible to buy anywhere -- and wherever they are available, they're far more expensive than they were advertised.
Colette Kress, EVP and CFO of NVIDIA explained at the J.P. Morgan Tech/Auto Forum Conference: "This demand has remained stronger for longer. Okay? So, supply does remain tight at this time. We expect the overall channel inventories, meaning the inventories that are with our AIC partners as well as in our e-tail and retail channels will likely remain lean throughout Q1. Our overall capacity has not been able to keep up with that overall strong demand that we have seen".
Kress continued: "We've seen in terms of constraints, constraints really from the overall global surge of compute and the overall capacity, capacity that may be necessary for assembly and test and/or sub trades as well. But again, we remain focused on this and working each day to improve our overall supply situation. [...] Our channel inventory is being lean and likely remaining lean though. We'll focus in terms of how to think about that supply for our revenue as we think on Q1".
We knew it was coming, but now they are official: MSI has just announced its new GeForce RTX 30 series SEA HAWK graphics cards.
The new MSI GeForce RTX 30 series SEA HAWK graphics cards infuse the worlds of air and liquid cooling: with the card packing a dedicated cooling fan and then an all-in-one (AIO) closed-loop liquid cooling solution that MSI says is "efficient, silent and requires absolutely no maintenance".
MSI also took the time to reiterate its kick ass GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X and GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X graphics cards, both of which I was a big fan of in my reviews of them not too long ago. But the new MSI RTX 30 series SEA HAWK cards have my attention, and hopefully I get a card to review in the mail soon.
EK has just started off 2021 with such a great release in their new active GPU backplate cooling solution, which will now see NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards watercooled on both sides.
The new EK active GPU backplate cooling solution seems to be used on NVIDIA's reference design RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, which are different to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics cards as they have a single 12-pin PCIe power connector, and it's on a 45-degree angle.
EK is using two water blocks with one placed on each side of the graphics card, in what is a beautiful GPU sandwich of nerdy watercooling goodness. I'd love to see a pair of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards with EK's new active GPU backplate cooling solution. Oh boy...