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NVIDIA's next-gen Hopper GPU will be detailed at Hot Chips next week

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 20, 2022 12:19 AM CDT

NVIDIA will be detailing its next-gen Hopper GPU architecture at Hot Chips 2022, where NVIDIA engineers will be speaking during four talks across two days at the event.

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NVIDIA will have a senior distinguished engineer who will lift a bit more of the veil behind the NVIDIA Hopper H100 GPU, with 14-year veteran Jack Choquette. NVIDIA's new Hopper H100 is the world's first to use the super-fast new HBM3 memory system, which pumps away at 3TB/sec (3000GB/sec).

The virtual Hot Chips event will see the annual gathering of process and system architects, where NVIDIA teases that they will disclose performance numbers and other technical details on another interesting NVIDIA product: their first server CPU, as well as the Hopper GPU, the latest version of the NVSwitch interconnect chip, as well as the NVIDIA Jetson Iron system on module (SoM).

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ASRock's new Intel Arc A380 graphics card pre-order in the US for $139

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 18, 2022 11:31 PM CDT

Intel's new Arc Alchemist graphics card is nearly here... nearly... with ASRock's new custom Challenger Arc A380 6GB graphics card now up for pre-order on Newegg.

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ASRock's new Challenger Arc A380 6GB graphics card is up for backorder on Newegg, with the company saying that the "ETA date" is the 22nd of August... just a few days from now. The listing for the card does detail that it has the new DisplayPort 2.0 connector, but the older HDMI 2.0b standard (and not HDMI 2.1, which is capable of 4K120).

Inside, the card is based on Intel's full ACM-G11 GPU on the TSMC 6nm process node with 8 Xe-Cores or 1024 ALUs, with a max GPU clock of 2450MHz. 6GB of GDDR6 is here at 15.5Gbps on a 96-bit memory bus that pumps 186GB/sec of memory bandwidth, with a 92W TBP.

Continue reading: ASRock's new Intel Arc A380 graphics card pre-order in the US for $139 (full post)

Intel testing Arc A580 GPU, turns up in new Vulkan API benchmark run

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 18, 2022 10:01 PM CDT

The mystery that is Intel's GPU marketing plan continues, where it seems that the company is playing around with the desktop Arc A580 graphics card with the first benchmark showing up.

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Intel's upcoming Arc A580 graphics card sits right in the middle of the Arc A380 and Arc A770 graphics cards, where it uses the Intel ACM-G10 GPU with 16 Xe Cores (2048 FP32 cores) versus the Arc A380 with the ACM-G11 GPU and 8 Xe Cores (1024 FP32 cores) and the flagship Arc A770 with the ACM-G10 and its 32 Xe Cores (4096 FP32 cores).

As for the benchmark run, the Intel Arc A580 desktop graphics card was run with an Intel engineering sample CPU that rocks 16 cores, meaning it could be the new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU, or something else entirely. I'm sure it would be a new Raptor Lake CPU + Arc A580 graphics card and ran Ashes of the Singularity (in the Vulkan API, not DirectX 12) at 1080p on the Minimum graphics preset: 9300 points and 95FPS average.

Continue reading: Intel testing Arc A580 GPU, turns up in new Vulkan API benchmark run (full post)

AMD's next-gen Navi 3X GPUs: new fan-made renders, updated die sizes

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 17, 2022 11:11 PM CDT

We heard more details on AMD's upcoming RDNA 3-based Navi 3X GPUs last week: including the Navi 31, Navi 32, and Navi 33 GPUs, and a month ago we saw some fan-made renders... but now we have some updated renders, with the very latest rumored specs on the new Navi 3X GPUs.

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The new renders are from Twitter user "Wild_C" who made some new renders of the Navi 31, Navi 32, and Navi 33 GPUs after his original renders a few weeks ago. The updated die sizes are interesting to note, while some more details on the GPUs themselves (GPU specs + memory + memory bus) are provided by 3DCenter.org.

AMD's new Navi 31 GPU is looking dapper in the render, with a die size of 533 mm², that's including 308 mm² GCD (Graphics Die) and six 37.5 mm² MCDs (Memory Dies). This is up from the previous specs, where it was estimated that Navi 31 would have a die size of 633mm². Some of these specs are "pure speculation" just to note, so don't get your hopes up too much... still, it's exciting to see.

Continue reading: AMD's next-gen Navi 3X GPUs: new fan-made renders, updated die sizes (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB GPU 'production resumed', makes no sense

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 15, 2022 9:48 PM CDT

NVIDIA is reportedly resuming production of its GeForce RTX 3080 12GB SKU, after production stopped some two months ago now.

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The company released the newer GeForce RTX 3080 12GB graphics card earlier this year in January, an upgraded version over the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB graphics card. The biggest two differences between the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB and GeForce RTX 3080 12GB is that firstly, the obvious difference in 12GB of GDDR6X memory over 10GB of GDDR6X memory. Secondly, the RTX 3080 12GB is an LHR "Lite Hash Rate" model, while the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB has full-speed crypto mining performance.

But now, NVIDIA faces warehouses of current-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, in the months leading up to its next-gen Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. This is why we're hearing that NVIDIA will reportedly launch the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card first, and the GeForce RTX 4080 and GeForce RTX 4080 later... because there are too many higher-end GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards left over in warehouses, and now more GeForce RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards are being made.

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Intel Arc GPUs use DirectX 9 to DirectX 12 emulator, no native DX9 API

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 15, 2022 8:34 PM CDT

Intel has officially dropped native DirectX 9 hardware support for its integrated Xe GPUs on its 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs, as well as its upcoming Arc A-series desktop GPUs.

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In its place, Intel will be using a DX9 to DX12 emulator called "D3D9On12" from Microsoft, where it will send 3D DirectX 9 graphics commands to the D3D9On12 layer, instead of directly to the D3D9 graphics driver. As soon as the D3D9On12 layer gets the command from the D3D9 API, it will convert all of the commands into D3D12 API calls.

D3D9On12 is pretty much a GPU driver on its own, instead of a GPU driver with DX9 support from Intel. Microsoft says that the performance out of its DX9 to DX12 emulator should be nearly, if not as good as native DX9 hardware support. I don't see how native DX9 hardware support inside of Intel Xe and Arc GPUs isn't here, but DX9-based games should be able to run even on the mid-range first-gen Arc A-series GPUs.

Continue reading: Intel Arc GPUs use DirectX 9 to DirectX 12 emulator, no native DX9 API (full post)

Intel Arc A770 GPU used in Blender's Cycles benchmark with ray tracing

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 15, 2022 7:52 PM CDT

Intel had its Arc A770 discrete graphics card at SIGGRAPH 2022 recently, with the company running its Arc A770 graphics card in Blender Cycles with ray tracing.

Intel's Director of Graphics Community Engagement, Bob Duffy, tweeted out that he was running Blender Cycles with ray tracing and live denoising running on an Intel Arc A770 graphics card, inside of an Intel NUC 11 Extreme PC. CPU-wise, it is powered by an Intel 11th Gen Core CPU.

As for the Intel Arc A770: we have the full ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe-Cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Interesting to note, given SIGGRAPH is a professional event and not for gamers, but the gaming-focused Intel Arc A770 graphics card was used... and not the recently announced Intel Arc A50 and Arc A40 workstation cards.

Continue reading: Intel Arc A770 GPU used in Blender's Cycles benchmark with ray tracing (full post)

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT now $699, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti now $869

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 14, 2022 8:46 PM CDT

AMD and NVIDIA are both about to announce and release their next-gen graphics cards in the coming months, but before then we've seen pricing on both sides of the GPU camp drop significantly... thanking the GPU gods.

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We've already seen EVGA slice and dice the price of its high-end GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 by $1000, dropping it from $2149 down to $1149... but now the AMD's second-fastest Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card, and NVIDIA's third-fastest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti are both experiencing healthy price cuts which are now dipping their toes in -30% below MSRP territory.

Our friends at Wccftech have noticed that the ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT Phantom Gaming D graphics card is now just $699, down -30% over its $999 MSRP. If you don't want to go with ASRock, Newegg has a listing for the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING OC graphics card, also $699... down from its usual $899 pricing on the site. Not bad, not bad at all...

Continue reading: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT now $699, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti now $869 (full post)

Intel has no Arc GPUs for Arc Scavenger Hunt winners, CPUs instead

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 14, 2022 6:55 PM CDT

Intel kicked off its Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt in early 2021, and a rather large 18 months later we have no Arc graphics cards in the wild... meaning no Intel Arc graphics cards to give away to Arc Scavenger Hunt winners.

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The company is now offering an alternative prize because there are simply no Intel Arc GPUs, so instead of an Intel Arc A7-series graphics card (Intel was giving Grand Prize winners an Intel Arc A770, while the first place prize was an Intel Arc A750) winners can now opt for an Intel Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K processor.

Intel sent an email to its winners, explaining to a Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt Top 300 prize winner that they would be provided with an alternative to the original hardware prize, in addition to the standard merchandise and swag prizing. The company confirms that the winners only have a few days to decide -- up to August 19 -- if you want to switch over your Arc GPU to an Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU.

Continue reading: Intel has no Arc GPUs for Arc Scavenger Hunt winners, CPUs instead (full post)

AMD Navi 32 'Wheat Nas' GPU: Navi 31's little brother expected in 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 13, 2022 11:32 PM CDT

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards will begin their journey into our lives, benchmark charts, and hearts later this year... but in flagship Navi 31 GPU form first, and then comes Navi 32 aka "Wheat Nas".

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The next-gen Navi 32 GPU is codenamed "Wheat Nas" with some new purported details on the smaller version of Navi 31, which will be re-using the same MCDs (Memory Chiplet Dies) as the Navi 31. AMD will be using its flagship RDNA 3-based Navi 31 GPU for desktop Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards (Radeon RX 7900 XT, and others) while the Navi 32 GPU will be offered in mobile, and high-end desktop GPU form as well.

Angstronomics reports that Navi 32 was planned with 128MB Infinity Cache (as a 1-hi version) but AMD is reportedly going with just 64MB of Infinity Cache for Navi 32, down from the 128MB on the upcoming Navi 31 GPU. While the current-gen RDNA 2-based Navi 21 has 128MB of Infinity Cache, and Navi 22 has 96MB of Infinity Cache, meaning Navi 32 comes with less Infinity Cache than Navi 22... interesting.

Continue reading: AMD Navi 32 'Wheat Nas' GPU: Navi 31's little brother expected in 2023 (full post)

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