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SAPPHIRE has just introduced its new GearBox 500 Thunderbolt GPU enclosure, which can transform any PC or Mac with a Thunderbolt 3/4 connection into a desktop-class PC.
Inside, the new external GPU solution from SAPPHIRE packs their own PULSE Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB graphics card which offers plenty of performance for the desktop, and some sneaky 1080p 60FPS+ gaming on the side.
SAPPHIRE has updated the chassis design inside of the new GearBox 500 Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosure, with improved airflow that keeps the GPU inside of it cooler than before. SAPPHIRE says you can run some pretty powerful GPUs inside of the enclosure, from something as the Radeon RX 570 through to the Radeon RX 6700 XT, and from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
NVIDIA is preparing its partners in Taiwan for a "major" GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" GPU launch in 2022, with next-gen gaming GPUs tapping TSMC's new 5nm process node... but before that is something else, a new GPU refresh according to the latest rumors.
DigiTimes has a new article behind a paywall that RetiredEngineer shed a light on in a tweet: "NVIDIA gaming GPUs getting major refresh next year, Taiwan factories all-out to support 5nm RTX40 generation. NVIDIA's biennial GPU refresh coming in 2022, riding on metaverse and gaming. Following H100, based on Hopper architecture, using TSMC's 5nm + CoWoS, aimed at datacenter/AI, gaming GPU RTX40 series, based on Ada Lovelace architecture, will also tap TSMC's 5nm....".
So let's break that down a little, shall we? NVIDIA is refreshing its gaming GPUs in 2022, while Taiwan factories are "all-out" supporting the big shift to the next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series on TSMC 5nm, with the new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture.
Innosilicon has just held its "Fantasy One GPU Product Press Conference" where it unveiled the new Fantasy One GPU family, and a few interesting new graphics cards.
Starting with the Innosilicon Fantasy One GPU itself, which is based on a multi-chip (chiplet) design and flagship dual-GPU graphics card in the form of the new "Type-B" dual-GPU solution uses 2 x Fantasy One GPUs and are connected using Innosilicon's just-announced Innolink interface.
Innosilicon's dual-GPU card has up to 10 TFLOPs of compute performance, and can handle 32 simultaneous 1080p 60FPS streams, or up to 64 streams at 720p 30FPS. The dual-GPU beast packs 32GB of GDDR6X memory, but they're super limited by the 128-bit memory bus on each of the respective Fantasy One GPUs.
Palit has just unleashed its beautiful and very unique new ColorPOP graphics card series, with the introduction of the new Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ColorPOP graphics card.
The new Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ColorPOP is a full-custom design with a 2.7-slot cooling solution, with Palit changing things up by rebranding their GamingPro series to the new ColorPOP series. The changes are extensive: new colors, new stickers, and of course; new packaging.
What is special here with the Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ColorPOP is that it features beautiful color-shifting paint dabbed on its shroud and backplate, where the card will flex between different colors including green, violet, and blue when you look at it from different angles and lighting conditions.
NVIDIA is currently preparing another flagship graphics card for a big unveiling in January 2022, with the purported GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card that will rock Micron's even-more-ultra-fast 21Gbps GDDR6X memory.
The current flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 arrives with 24GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19.5Gbps, but it easily overclocks to 21Gbps and barely offers any perceivable performance difference. But, the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti will not only have upgraded GDDR6X memory (21Gbps vs 19.5Gbps) but with it, it'll have slightly more memory bandwidth at 1008GB/sec (1TB/sec) compared to 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.
Inside, NVIDIA is expected to use the GA102-350 GPU which bumps up everything across the board: 84 GPU clusters (versus 82 on the GA102-300 inside of the RTX 3090) while there's 10752 CUDA cores (up from 10496 CUDA cores), 84 RT Cores (up from 82 RT Cores) and finally: 336 Tensors/TMUs (up from 328 Tensors/TMUs).
We've been hearing more and more about NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics card, a refreshed Turing-based RTX 2060 with 12GB of GDDR6 memory (up from the 6GB GDDR6 on the regular RTX 2060).
But it looks like it'll be more than just double the VRAM of a regular GeForce RTX 2060, as the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB will reportedly have a higher TDP of 184W (with the RTX 2060 SUPER having a 175W TDP). This means that the RTX 2060 12GB will actually be around the same performance as the RTX 2060 SUPER.
The 12GB of GDDR6 memory on the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB will be on a 192-bit memory bus, while the RTX 2060 SUPER has its 12GB of GDDR6 on a wider 256-bit memory bus. Not only that, but the overclocked AIB variants of the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB could see GPU boost clocks at default 1650MHz and up to 1690MHz and beyond with OC.
NVIDIA is reportedly hearing up for the launch of the lower-end GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card in Q2 2022 according to the same rumors.
The rumors are coming from the same source that first broke that NVIDIA is working on a new GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB of GDDR6 memory, while in between we've been hearing plenty of rumors about the new mobile-focused GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
VideoCardz is reporting that the non-Ti desktop GeForce RTX 3050 should come with 8GB of memory, but this could change -- we could see a 4GB variant as well. As for performance, NVIDIA's purported GeForce RTX 3050 would be faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER but slower than the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB (which isn't here yet).
Intel has laid out its GPU roadmap right into 2025 and beyond, with what will start with the Intel 1st Gen Arc "Alchemist" GPU launching in Q2 2022 for the desktop and Q1 2022 for mobile.
But in a few years, we're going to see the Intel 4th Gen Arc "Druid" GPU arrive and that should be sometime in 2025. In a new tweet, Intel Arc Community Advocate and Driver Guru, @theBryceIsRt, replied to @Freeman2352 who joked and tweeted "2025: RTX 6090 Super | 800W".
Bryce replied, tweeting: "If all goes well, that could be when Intel ARC 'Druid' cards comes out" and ends it with adding "game on" with a controller emoticon and nice little wink tease. Interestingly, he used "ARC" in all caps which was recently noted to be "Arc" without the all-caps -- OCD to the side, the 4th Gen Arc "Druid" GPU should drop in 2025 which isn't tooooo far away.
AMD has unleashed its highest-end Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition graphics card for the DIY market in Europe.
The Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition graphics card sees AMD using a pre-binned Navi 21 XTXH GPU, with some of the very highest RDNA 2 GPU clocks in the wild. AMD explains: "AMD will be making a limited number of Radeon RX 6900 XT liquid-cooled reference design graphics cards available to select system integrators".
"System integrators are a critical part of the gaming ecosystem and offering this model through their channels helps ensure that as many of these products as possible get into gamers hands".
GPU shipments are a bit funny right now and we all know it, with analyst firm JPR (Jon Peddie Research) posting a new report that details the global GPU market has hit a milestone of 101 million units in Q3 2021 alone.
JPR also notes that GPU shipments increased by 9% year-over-year while discrete GPU numbers inside of PCs is expected to hit 31% over the next 5 years leading up to 3.24 billion GPUs by the end of 2025. AMD had its GPU market share increase by 1.4% in the three-month period, while NVIDIA GPU market share increased by 4.86% in the same quarter.
AMD GPU shipments dropped by a decent chunk, by 11.4% in Q3 2021 while NVIDIA had its GPU shipments increased by 8% for the quarter. The latest numbers have AMD with 17% of the discrete GPU shipment market share, and NVIDIA with 83% of the dGPU shipment market share.