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NVIDIA has overhauled how GeForce RTX gamers and content creators access all of its apps, settings, drivers, and features with the arrival of the new NVIDIA App, which is currently in beta. It combines all of the features from the GeForce Experience app and NVIDIA Control Panel into a sleek, minimal, and fast app that offers some cool new toys and things to play with.
Two of these are brand-new AI Freestyle Features added to the NVIDIA Freestyle suite of post-processing filters. Compatible with over 1,200 games, the new NVIDIA App introduces AI-powered RTX HDR to convert any SDR game to HDR in real-time and RTX Dynamic Vibrance. And yes, this is the same technology recently uncovered in NVIDIA drivers and released by fans as an RTX Video HDR mod for games.
The latter is all about 'dynamic visual clarity' that makes colors and details pop without 'crushing colors' to help enhance and preserve immersion. RTX HDR and RTX Dynamic Vibrance, like NVIDIA DLSS, require a GeForce RTX 20 Series GPU to run because they use a GPU's AI-based Tensor Core hardware.
The new NVIDIA App is now available in beta. It modernizes the look and feel of the NVIDIA Control Panel and GeForce Experience apps while combining their features and giving NVIDIA GPU owners and gamers access to all of the company's apps and RTX technologies in a single package.
For those who have been switching between the NVIDIA Control Panel and GeForce Experience apps in recent years to do all of their display and graphics configuration and driver updating, you'll be pleased to know that NVIDIA has been working on the new NVIDIA App for some time - with the goal being unification.
In addition to a clean, modern, and minimal look, the new client is reportedly 50% more responsive than the previous GeForce Experience app for gamers while taking up 17% less disk space. And you no longer need to log in to use its features!
AMD launched a new GPU in January 2023, the Radeon RX 7600 XT, which took its mainstream RDNA 3 offering and doubled the VRAM capacity to 16GB. Per our review, adding a slight boost to clock speeds is enough to make a difference in most games, but the overall performance sits very close to the Radeon RX 7600 8GB model.
What does this have to do with the Radeon RX 6750 GRE GPU (another Golden Rabbit Edition release), an RDNA 2 GPU released exclusively in China before the Radeon RX 7600 XT? AMD has yet to release the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB in China because the Radeon RX 6750 GRE (available in 10GB and 12GB variants) is proving very popular in the region.
And for a good reason: the card is priced similarly to the GeForce RTX 4060 while outperforming NVIDIA's mainstream GPU and the more expensive GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, so much so that AMD is cracking down on retailers discounting the Radeon RX 6750 GRE by imposing fines to ensure that its profit margins remain intact.
Ten years ago, NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture debuted in February 2014 with the GeForce GTX 750 Series - introducing an 'all-new design for the Streaming Multiprocessor (SM)' on a cutting-edge (for the time) 28nm process.
The first GPUs to adopt the new architecture were designed primarily for efficiency, with the GM107 chip seen in the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti bringing massive efficiency gains compared to the previous Kepler architecture.
The Maxwell architecture is also in the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SOC for mobile devices, which pairs Maxwell-based graphics with ARM CPU clusters. In addition to appearing in NVIDIA's Android-based Shield TV hardware, the Tegra X1 (or a custom version) would eventually make its way into the Nintendo Switch.
We've all been scammed or know someone who has been scammed... but this latest one sees a Thai buyer scamming a Vietnamese gamer, sending them a pair of women's shoes... and not the graphics card that they ordered.
I was tagged in a new post on X by "I_Leak_VN," which pointed to a Vietnamese-based dealer that got scammed by a merchant in Thailand. The buyer wanted an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, but when they opened the box, they realized they were scammed: a pair of women's shoes was in the box instead.
The Vietnamese dealer was approached by a Thai seller who had the Manli GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card for sale, with the buyer taking the card and paying the asking price. However, once the item was shipped, the box was missing the important graphics card and instead had the pair of shoes inside. The packaging is great, with foam around the GPU box to make it feel like there was some weight to it, but a useless pair of shoes resided inside.
The very latest 12V-2x6 "H++" power connectors have been shipping on NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 40 SUPER series graphics cards, offering higher power delivery than what the 12VHPWR "H+" power connector is capable of.
The new 12V-2x6 power connector is shipping on most of the new GeForce RTX 40 SUPER series graphics cards, with the RTX 4080 SUPER, RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, and RTX 4070 SUPER all shipping with the newer Gen5 connectors, but there are a few models of the RTX 4070 SUPER floating around with regular 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
Now we've got @wxnod on X showing us some close-up photos of the differences between the H++ and H+ power connectors, with the new H++ design based on the newer 12V-2x6 power connector revision, which is capable of supporting up to a maximum of an insane 675W power delivery into your graphics card. Both the plugs look virtually identical, where you can see the difference by removing the top shroud as they're labeled "++H" and "+H".
Note: Just to be clear, this new connector is the one NVIDIA is using on its GeForce RTX 40 SUPER series graphics cards -- the updated 12V-2x6 power connector -- which MLID says NVIDIA is mandating on the new GeForce RTX 50 series GPUs.
NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 50 series graphics cards will reportedly feature new PCIe 6.0 16-pin power connectors, according to the latest rumors.
In a new video, Tom from Moore's Law is Dead explains that his sources have said that NVIDIA will be shifting towards their next-gen GPUs using a next-gen PCIe 6.0 16-pin connector. This move could filter all the way down to the mid-range GeForce RTX 5060, not just the higher-end GeForce RTX 5080 and GeForce RTX 5090 graphics cards.
NVIDIA's next-gen graphics cards are not in danger of sliding to 2025, as some other recent rumors have suggested, according to fresh word from the grapevine.
This comes from Moore's Law is Dead (MLID), and we need to set a quick bit of background here for the context of this comment on the subject of NVIDIA - as it came as a brief, but interesting, aside, as part of the latest chatter from the rumor mill on Intel's Battlemage GPUs.
Basically, MLID was making it clear that there were certain rumors floating around hyping up Battlemage and that the GPUs could be inbound relatively soon, whereas the YouTuber believes this is not the case at all.
AMD's RX 7900 GRE, the alternative spin on the RX 7900 for China (GRE stands for 'Golden Rabbit Edition') has come to another marketplace - the UK - making a previously rumored US launch look more likely.
If you've been following the tale (or should that be tail?) of the RX 7900 GRE, after the graphics card's launch in China, it went on sale in Europe. As VideoCardz pointed out, the GPU has been on shelves in Germany and Italy, and just cropped up in the UK as TechPowerup noticed.
The UK retailer selling the RX 7900 GRE - which sits just under the 7900 XT - is AWD-IT, but it seems that the XFX model being sold went out of stock quickly. (Even though the pricing wasn't appealing at all - ironic as it was highlighted via a popular UK deals website).
We're witnessing a fairly steady flow of rumors around NVIDIA's RTX 5000 GPUs of late - or whatever Blackwell ends up being called - and the latest batch comes from a YouTube leaker.
This is RedGamingTech (RGT) who has been tapping sources to get fresh info on purported specs for Blackwell graphics cards, as well as news on the likely release timeframe.
Obviously as with any rumor, take all this with plenty of seasoning, and the caveat that even if these are NVIDIA's current plans being relayed back accurately, the relevant specs and other details may change as Blackwell is further developed.