Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 10
Intel has been ordered by a federal jury in Texas to pay VLSI Technology LLC a rather large sum for patent infringement, costing Intel $948.8 million.
If you didn't know who VLSI is, they're a patent-holding company that's associated with SoftBank Group Corp-owned private equity firm Fortress Investment Group, who argued during the six-day trial that Intel's previous-gen Cascade Lake and Skylake processors violated their patents covering improvements to data processing.
An Intel spokesperson said that the company "strongly disagrees" with the verdict (of course) and that the company has plans to appeal, with the Intel spokesperson adding that the case is "one example of many that shows the U.S. patent system is in urgent need of reform". VSI's own law firm declined for comment.
MaxSun has just announced its very first GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" GPU in the form of the new GeForce RTX 4080 iCraft OC "Aijia Edition" graphics card.
The company hasn't shifted far away from its previous-gen GeForce RTX 30 series "Ampere" GPU family of cards, with the new MaxSun GeForce RTX 4080 iCraft OC "Aijia Edition" graphics card called the "Enchantment Heart Princess Edition" overseas.
MaxSun continues on with its white design and triple-fan thermal solution on its new GeForce RTX 4080 iCraft OC "Aijia Edition" graphics card, while there's also not much RGB lighting if that's your thing. As a big fan of backplates, MaxSun has splashed the back with a full-on anime-themed backplate, and it looks cool (even better if you're into anime).
NVIDIA has been embroiled in controversy with its flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card and new 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connector, and now GamersNexus have done the world a favor... pushed it to its limits... melting the cable at over 250C. Check it out:
The team at GamersNexus used an X-ray imaging and scanning electron microscope inspection for the card in a great amount of detail, done by a third-party failure-analysis lab on the 12VHPWR power connector. GamersNexus added that his personal sources at AIB partners say that the risk of issues on their GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards was somewhere between "0.05% and 0.1% which is virtually nothing... but it's still a major problem at the end of the day.
Anyone can have their 12VHPWR power connector on the flagship GeForce RTX 4090, especially if you don't plug it in correctly, or get foreign objects (how?!) or bits of plastic and metal that are induced in the process of seating the game, or at the end of the day, a manufacturing issue. The main issue seems to stem from people not seating the game properly, or pulling at it, or the cable out of the card at an angle. Boom, failure.
NVIDIA has teased its upcoming CES 2023 "Special Address" where the company is teasing it will be kicking off the year with its latest innovations, and that we should tune into the official NVIDIA website on January 3, 2023.
We did hear that NVIDIA will be unveiling its new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti "Ada Lovelace" graphics card on January 3, releasing it to the public on January 5. We should expect much more than that, with NVIDIA unleashing its new GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs for gaming laptops.
Intel should also debut its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake-HX" series laptop CPUs, while AMD should be showing off its new Ryzen 7000 series "Dragon Range" mobile CPUs. We should expect next-gen gaming laptop designs with options between those two processors, and NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 40 series mobile GPUs.
NVIDIA has been silent about the explosive issues on its new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card and the use of its 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connector.
The company explained to KitGuru: "We continue to investigate the reports, however we don't have further details to share yet. NVIDIA and our partners are committed to supporting our customers and ensuring an expedited RMA process for them".
Numerous gamers and enthusiasts have reported issues with their 16-pin power connector melting, or brand new expensive GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card dying in a ball of flames. Not that theatrical, but it's pretty close... while the organization behind the 12VHPWR power connector -- PCI-SIG -- has considered engineering changes for the 16-pin power connector in leu of these issues.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card is officially in the wild, with the company unleashing its new GeForce Game Ready 526.98 WHQL drivers.
The new NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 526.98 WHQL drivers offer official support for the new GeForce RTX 4080, based on the AD103 "Ada Lovelace" GPU and 16GB of GDDR6X memory. The new GeForce Game Ready 526.98 WHQL also has the best day-one gaming experience in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and the new update for WRC Generations in the FIA WRC Official Game.
NVIDIA is also introducing DLSS Frame Generation support for V-Sync when GeForce RTX 40 series GPU owners have G-SYNC enabled, as well as introducing support for the HDR10+ GAMING standard.
We are slowly finding out more and more about AMD's upcoming RDNA 3 GPU architecture, which will be powering the soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards. We're now hearing about the AMD Infinity Links bandwidth inside of the Navi 31 GPU-powered cards.
AMD's upcoming RDNA 3 architecture will feature GPU chiplet technology, with Infinity Links operating at 9.2Gb/s with High-Performance Fanout that will provide nearly 10x the bandwidth of the IFOP (Infinity Fabric On-Package) that AMD uses in its high-end Ryzen and EPYC processors.
The new slides were leaked out by ASCII but quickly removed, showing that the Infinity Link interconnect technology will feature industry-leading peak bandwidth of a whopping 5.3TB/sec: this is the bandwidth between the GCDs (Graphics Compute Die) and the MCDs (Memory Compute Dies).
We all know that NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can use a hell of a lot of power, but how about 7 of them running together? That's exactly what PugetSystems has done, and boy... does it look oh-so-nice.
PugetSystems built a bloody high-end setup that includes an AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995 WX processor with 64 cores and 128 threads of power, installed into an ASUS Pro WX WRX80E-SAGE Wi-Fi motherboard, joined with 128GB of DDR4-3200 memory, a 2TB Samsung 980 PRO SSD... and get this: not one, not two, but 4 x Super Flower LEADEX 1600W power supplies that have 6400W of power at the ready.
Using all of those 8-pin PCIe power connectors would be the 7 x NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards, with each of them having a 16-pin PCIe power connector -- and then 4 x 8-pin power adapters per graphics card -- meaning that PugetSystems required an insane 28 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors just to get the 7 x GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards up and running. I mean, L-O-L! The entire system will cost around $30,000 if you wanted to know... not bad.
PowerColor's upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series Hellhound graphics card has been teased by PowerColor Japan... and man, it looks great. Check it out:
The company has already confirmed its upcoming AMD RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 Devil series graphisc cads, but this is PowerColor's first foray into the high-end GPU market using the Hellhound family of graphics cards. The most powerful Hellhound graphics card was based on the Radeon RX 6700 XT, which uses the Navi 22 GPU... but this new Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series using the Navi 31 GPU is going to be leaps and bounds faster.
PowerColor is going with a totall new style, and a beautiful one at that -- with a fantastic-lookiing backplate, I must add -- featuring dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors and a great use of RGB lighting through the card. Funnily enough (well, to the beasty Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards) the new PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 Hellhound series graphics cards and their dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors have the same power connector setup as the much, much slower PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 Hellhound graphics card.
Hours before NVIDIA officially launched its new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, their official Taiwan Twitter account was hacked, promoting Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.
The Taiwanese account for NVIDIA hasn't been used all that much in the last few years, but then a tweet came out of nowhere promoting Dogecoin (DOGE), Bitcoin (BTC), and Ethereum (ETH). The NVIDIA Taiwan Twitter account was verified, from an official account... showing that everyone should be careful, always.
The tweet has since been removed, so you don't need to worry about it anymore, but screenshots were snapped for prosperity.