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Intel has its Xe-HPG gaming-focused graphics card in the oven right now, but according to a content creator on Weibo, Intel will be launching its DG2 family of GPUs at CES 2022.
Hardware Academy is the one behind the post, with a translated explanation teasing that Intel has "basically decided" that its next-gen DG2 discrete GPU would be released during CES 2022. At CES 2021 earlier this year, Intel unleashed their 11th Gen Tiger Lake vPRO processors, portable gaming Tiger Lake-H35 series, and the new NUC 11 series PCs.
We already know that Intel has begun sampling its DG2 GPUs last month, one of the last tick boxes required for the company before volume production kicks off.
We've been hearing very positive news on NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, with the last news in the last 24 hours or so teasing that the new GPU will use 400-500W of power and be 100%+ faster than the GeForce RTX 3090.
A new rumor from Ulysses teases that NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPU will offer the same generational performance jump that we experienced from Maxwell to Pascal, which was fantastic. We all remember how good the GeForce GTX 980 Ti was, but the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was a true generational leap.
In between now and then we should expect NVIDIA to unleash a "SUPER" refresh of its current Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. That should happen later this year, or early 2022 before the big launch of Ada Lovelace and the new GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs in the second half of 2022.
NVIDIA and AMD's next-gen GPUs are going to be utter performance beasts, but you'll need some serious PSU horsepower behind you as well.
That's to be expected if we're going to get 100%+ performance gains over the current Ampere and RDNA 2 flagship GPUs, with leakers @kopite7kimi and @Greymon55 stating that both AD102 and Navi 31 GPUs will use between 400W and 500W of power.
AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 architecture will reportedly be offered in multiple versions, with the flagship Navi 31 being an MCD design (Multi-Compute Die). This means it'll be a dual-die GPU beast, and could be as huge as 800mm2 -- but power on Navi 31 and the future Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card shouldn't go over 500W. We should expect somewhere between 420-450W.
AMD's new mid-range RDNA 2 graphics card is here, with the introduction of the Radeon RX 6600 XT debuting during Chinajoy (and a press event online that I attended).
The new Radeon RX 6600 XT is aimed at the 1080p gaming market, and will be competing directly with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060. AMD's new Radeon RX 6600 XT rocks 8GB of GDDR6 memory, while NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 features 12GB of GDDR6.
Inside, the new Navi 23 XT-based Radeon RX 6600 XT has 32 Compute Units, has its GPU clocked at 2359MHz (at least in reference form), 32MB of Infinity Cache, and 1 x 8-pin PCIe power connector and 160W TDP.
SAPPHIRE has just unveiled its latest custom RDNA 2 graphics card with the introduction of the TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT air-cooled, joining the ranks of the AIO liquid-cooled version of the TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition that I reviewed not too long ago now.
The new SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT air-cooled graphics card should have the same PCB as its liquid-cooled sibling, while GPU clocks are 2235MHz and 2425MHz for the game and boost GPU clocks, respectively.
You'll need an 850W PSU for the card (you'll get away with less) while the card itself will consume up to 400W or so, but you will need 2 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin PCIe power connectors.
AMD is simply performing at its very best right now, battling both Intel and NVIDIA at the same time in multiple markets -- CPUs and GPUs -- and doing a fan-freaking-tastic job at it.
The company has announced that its next-gen AMD Instinct MI200 "Aldebaran" accelerator is now shipping, its first -- and the world's first -- MCM (multi-chip module) GPU. During its recent Q2 2021 earnings presentation, AMD said that "Initial shipments of next-generation AMD Instinct accelerators featuring 2nd Gen CDNA architecture".
In layman's terms, they were referring to the next-gen Instinct MI200 which is the successor to the MI100 accelerator, which is based on the Arcturus GPU. AMD has beaten Intel to the game -- with its MCM-based Xe-HP and NVIDIA with its upcoming Hopper-based H100 accelerator. AMD, like McCain's, have done it again.
ZOTAC has just released its latest custom graphics card, with the release of the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti X-Gaming Naraka Bladepoint Edition.
Naraka Bladepoint is a game that is about to come out, an online game with up to 60 players in a battle royale showdown. It's a Chines game that will be launching globally, with gamers able to play it on both Steam and the Epic Games Store starting on August 12.
ZOTAC teamed with developer 24 Entertainment on the fully custom ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti X-Gaming Naraka Bladepoint Edition graphics cards, which the design is ripped right out of the game.
AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 architecture is getting the same amount of rumor love that NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace and Hopper GPU architectures have over the last week... but this news is all about Navi 31.
AMD's next-gen flagship Navi 31 GPU is reportedly going to pack 15360 cores, but they won't be called cores anymore -- they're called RDNA Workgroup Processors (WGP). The latest rumor is that Navi 31 will rock its dual-die (MCM, or multi-chip module) with 256 shading units (FP32 cores/Stream Processors) which is double what the RDNA 2 GPUs have.
I'm looking forwrd to seeing how this change in core design works, with workgroups packing Compute Units -- an MCM-based GPU is going to be interesting on its own. We should expect an upgrade to AMD's Infinity Cache, where the high-end RDNA 2 cards have 128MB of Infinity Cache, the new flagship Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XT should have a huge 512MB of Infinity Cache... while the memory bandwidth should sit at 256-bit.
I was just alerted to a story on PC Gamer from Igor's Lab after @GravXReviews tagged me on Twitter -- and boy-oh-boy is it a doozy.
So, we have all heard that Amazon's new game New World has been bricking and killing super-expensive graphics cards with EVGA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra front and center of this silicon-killing shit. But it seems Igor's Lab has worked it out: the fans on the cards are trying to spool up to not 2000RPM, not 20,000RPM, but 200,000 freaking RPM. Yeah... they can't do that, and maybe that's what is murdering the cards.
We know that the fans on ANY graphics card on the market can't spin at 200,000 RPM... but that doesn't stop them from trying to do that. Not all cards are doing this, and not all cards are dying -- but FYI it's not just the EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra that New World is killing, either.
NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture has been in the headlines for the last couple of weeks, with rumors and rumbles, and everything in between -- now we have some more solid specs based on all of the rumors swirling about Ada Lovelace.
3DCenter.org has compiled a list of the NVIDIA AD102 GPU specs, which are all based on rumors from @kopite7kimi and @greymon55. 3DCenter.org actually did this in December 2020, but we have some firmer specs here and some beefy upgrades to the expected TFlops performance from AD102.
In the specs, NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 is expected to be made on TSMC's fresh new 5nm node, with an insane 18,432 CUDA cores (GA102 in the RTX 3090 has 10496 CUDA cores for comparison). The GPU clocks expected are now 2.2GHz and above, which will result in around 81 TFLOPs of compute performance (35.5 TFLOPs on the GA102 or RTX 3090).