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Basemark teases new ray tracing benchmark, releases end of 2020

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 15 2020 10:31 PM CDT

Basemark just announced that it will be updating GPUScore with a brand new ray tracing benchmark, which is a world-first coming later this year.

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The new Basemark GPUScore benchmark will introduce what the company describes as a "hyper realistic, true gaming type of content in three different workloads: Relic of Life, Sacret Path and Expedition".

Relic of Life is a new benchmark to stress test high-end graphics cards, with fancy new real-time ray traced reflections. The biggest deal here is that Basemark's new ray tracing benchmark will work on both Windows 10 and the DirectX 12 API, as well as on Linux and on the Vulkan API.

Continue reading: Basemark teases new ray tracing benchmark, releases end of 2020 (full post)

XFX China gets rid of 'almost all' Radeon RX cards to mining farms

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 15 2020 9:31 PM CDT

AMD is about to launch its new RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, with news breaking from MyDrivers that the Chinese XFX branch has sold "almost all" of its Radeon RX 500 and Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards to crypto mining farms.

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There's no confirmation of this news, but a machine translated excerpt from MyDrivers explains: "According to the information received, throughout September, XFX did not give agents several graphics cards in China. Almost all mainstream models on the market such as RX 580 8GB, RX 590 8GB, RX 5600 XT, RX 5700 XT, etc are out of stock. As for the reason, it is said that after XFX received these chips from AMD, they directly sold them to the miners , completely becoming "mining cards", causing the agents to not get the goods at all".

MyDrivers also notes that Navi 10-based graphics cards (Radeon RX 5600 and RX 5700 series) and AMD's older Polaris-based Radeon RX 500 series are very popular -- even with the release of NVIDIA's new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series, when it comes to mining.

Continue reading: XFX China gets rid of 'almost all' Radeon RX cards to mining farms (full post)

EVGA's new 'XOC 450W' BIOS for GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra released

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 15 2020 8:35 PM CDT

EVGA has just released a new "XOC 450W BIOS" for its GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra graphics card, which allows up to 450W flow through the card.

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The GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra has a stock 400W limit out of the box, with +5% offered with power limit increases -- but the new XOC 450W BIOS allows up to 450W of power flowing through the card, a larger +18% increase.

EVGA is now at the same level as the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition -- which I reviewed right here -- in terms of power limit. We should see near identical performance between the two, at least in stock form -- not taking into considering tearing it apart and putting each of the cards under LN2 cooling.

Continue reading: EVGA's new 'XOC 450W' BIOS for GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra released (full post)

NVIDIA will shift over to TSMC for new 7nm Ampere GPUs in 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 14 2020 9:02 PM CDT

NVIDIA is currently making its Ampere GPUs on Samsung's new 8nm node, but according to the latest reports the company will be shifting over most production to TSMC in 2021.

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DigiTimes is reporting that NVIDIA will shift over from Samsung 8nm to TSMC 7nm in the new year, which should see the new GeForce RTX 3080 20GB model, and mid-range GeForce RTX 3060 and other series cards that are expected towards the tail end of 2020 and more so into 2021.

DigiTimes explains: "It has also been reported that NVIDIA's previous annual masterpiece RTX 30 series uses Samsung Electronics' 8nm process at a considerable OEM discount, but will switch to TSMC's 7nm process in 2021. The order volume is not less".

Continue reading: NVIDIA will shift over to TSMC for new 7nm Ampere GPUs in 2021 (full post)

ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 GUNDAM inspired graphics card spotted

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 13 2020 11:46 PM CDT

ASUS just teased its Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM edition motherboard, and now we're seeing our first glance at the ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 series GUNDAM edition graphics card.

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The new ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 series GUNDAM edition graphics card has the same GUNDAM-inspired style, with the same triple-fan cooler that the GTX 1660 Ti TUF X3 graphics card. We have the white, blue, red style that GUNDAM brings to the custom graphics card which matches the Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM edition motherboard.

Not only do we have the Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM edition motherboard and now ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 series GUNDAM edition graphics card in the GUNDAM (and ZAKU) designs but there is AIO cooling, PSUs, new cases, and monitors all on their way.

Continue reading: ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 GUNDAM inspired graphics card spotted (full post)

GIGABYTE reveals high-end custom AORUS RTX 3080, RTX 3090 cards

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Oct 9 2020 12:53 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has just unveiled four new custom graphics cards, with two new AORUS EXTREME and two new AORUS MASTER graphics cards in both the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090.

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First up we have the new AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 XTREME 24G and AORUS GeForce RTX 3090 MASTER 24G, if you want the very best -- while mainstream 4K gamers will want to check out the new AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 XTREME 10G, and AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 MASTER 10G.

GIGABYTE receives some of the best-binned Ampere GPUs for its new AORUS graphics cards through its GIGABYTE GPU Gauntlet sorting technology -- while the cards are cooled with MAX-Covered Cooling technology. We also have a wicked embedded LCD monitor, which can display the status of the card, GIFs, text, and pictures.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE reveals high-end custom AORUS RTX 3080, RTX 3090 cards (full post)

Dell built its own custom GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3090 for Alienware PCs

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 8 2020 11:20 PM CDT

Dell unveiled its new Aurora R11 gaming desktops today, with some custom-built GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. Check them out:

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The new custom GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards were built by Dell to improve custom, packed with 10mm copper heat pipes, integrated vapor chamber, dual axial fans with positive rear pressure relief and shorter lengths. Custom made for the new Alienware Aurora R11.

Inside of the new Aurora R11 gaming desktops you can expect up to an Intel Core i9-10900KF, up to 128GB of RAM, and PCIe NVMe SSDs -- starting at $3410 with the GeForce RTX 3080. You can expect over $5000 for the higher-end GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards.

Continue reading: Dell built its own custom GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3090 for Alienware PCs (full post)

AMD Radeon RX 6000 series teased with new Zen 3: 4K 60FPS gaming

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 8 2020 11:30 AM CDT

AMD has just unveiled their next-gen Zen 3 architecture that will power next-gen Ryzen CPUs, but AMD did have just "one more thing" for gamers... a big tease of its next-gen Radeon.

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During the Zen 3 reveal event, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that the new RDNA 2-powered cards will be the Radeon RX 6000 series. There are no model numbers just yet -- so we could have the Radeon RX 6700 XT, or the rumored Radeon RX 6900 XT -- or something totally different.

AMD simply confirmed 'Radeon RX 6000 series'.

We did get some performance numbers teased, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare running at 4K on Ultra settings on the new RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series card at 88FPS average. This means that whatever this card is, it is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti -- won't beat the RTX 3080, and should equal the RTX 3070 (at least in COD:MW).

Continue reading: AMD Radeon RX 6000 series teased with new Zen 3: 4K 60FPS gaming (full post)

NVIDIA's new GeForce driver ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 7 2020 10:58 PM CDT

NVIDIA has just released its new GeForce Game Ready 456.71 WHQL drivers, which are optimized for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Beta coming on October 15.

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The new drivers also enable NVIDIA Reflex in the beta, something that NVIDIA will be driving home with GeForce gamers in the coming months and into 2021. NVIDIA Reflex reduces system latency, which is a key part of having the absolute fastest response time between you (the gamer), your input (the mouse) and your display and the game.

Grab the new NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 456.71 WHQL drivers here.

Continue reading: NVIDIA's new GeForce driver ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (full post)

ASUS reveals its new GeForce RTX 3070 TUF GAMING series

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 6 2020 9:05 PM CDT

ASUS has just unveiled its new GeForce RTX 3070 TUF GAMING series of graphics cards, with two models in the new RTX 3070 TUF GAMING family with an OC and non-OC model.

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The new ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF GAMING cards arrive in triple-fan coolers, in a 2.5-slot design. ASUS requires dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors on the new RTX 3070 TUF GAMING cards, with 3 x DP 1.4 and 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports on the back.

As for when the cards will be available, NVIDIA pushed the GeForce RTX 3070 out by two weeks so the new release is October 29. AMD will be unveiling its new RDNA 2-based "Big Navi" Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28, the day before the RTX 3070 becomes available.

Continue reading: ASUS reveals its new GeForce RTX 3070 TUF GAMING series (full post)

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