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Intel XeSS 1.3 released, improved AI upscaling and big performance gains for Arc graphics

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 4, 2024 10:31 PM CDT

Intel XeSS (Super Sampling) is the company's answer to NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR. It was developed primarily for the company's discrete Intel Arc desktop GPUs and the integrated Arc Graphics found in the new mobile Intel Core Ultra series of processors.

Intel XeSS 1.3 released, improved AI upscaling and big performance gains for Arc graphics

Intel XeSS is platform agnostic and works with Radeon and GeForce RTX graphics cards. It also takes advantage of AI technology, and when paired with an Arc GPU and AI hardware, it can deliver even better results. Although adoption is far from the level of DLSS, XeSS support can be found in over 100 titles.

Today, Intel announced that XeSS 1.3 is coming soon. This update dramatically improves performance in several games while offering "more detailed reconstruction, better anti-aliasing, less ghosting, and more temporal stability." Impressive stuff.

Continue reading: Intel XeSS 1.3 released, improved AI upscaling and big performance gains for Arc graphics (full post)

MSI EXPERT CLASSIC GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER and ASUS DUAL fan Radeon RX 7900 XTX on the way

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 4, 2024 8:31 PM CDT

Yesterday, we got news that MSI was resurrecting its 'Duke' lineup of graphics cards with the arrival of a new 'Gaming Duke' GeForce RTX 4060. Today, a new wave of potential GPUs is coming from MSI and ASUS courtesy of EEC regulatory listings (via Videocardz), and for MSI, it looks like there's more Duke coming and more EXPERT GPUs.

MSI EXPERT CLASSIC GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER and ASUS DUAL fan Radeon RX 7900 XTX on the way

MSI's EXPERT line-up debuted with the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER (check out our full review here), sporting a push-and-pull cooling design reminiscent of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 Series Founders Edition models. According to new EEC filings, MSI is on track to release a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 16G EXPERT and an EXPERT CLASSIC. There's also a GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 'EXPERT CLASSIC' coming.

As for what CLASSIC means, it may signify the same all-metal build with more traditional cooling or something else entirely. We'll have to wait to find out.

Continue reading: MSI EXPERT CLASSIC GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER and ASUS DUAL fan Radeon RX 7900 XTX on the way (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 552.12 released, supports Call of Duty's latest season

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 4, 2024 6:56 PM CDT

The latest NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 552.12 driver is here. It optimizes Season 3 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone, which features DLSS 3 and Reflex. The new driver also supports Diablo IV's new ray-tracing update, and NVIDIA's internal benchmarks showcase that you'll need to enable Frame Generation for playable performance.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 552.12 released, supports Call of Duty's latest season

On the plus side, at 1080p, it's playable with max settings and ray-tracing on a GeForce RTX 4050 or RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, with the latter hitting close to 100 FPS. Looking at Call of Duty: Warzone, with DLSS 3, the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 can hit an impressive 235.9 FPS at 4K, followed by the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER with 184.3 FPS.

In addition, the new driver adds more one-click optimal settings in GeForce Experience and the NVIDIA App for nine new titles, including Dragon's Dogma 2 and Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 552.12 released, supports Call of Duty's latest season (full post)

MSI brings back a blast from the past with new triple-fan 'Gaming Duke' GeForce RTX 4060

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 4, 2024 2:32 AM CDT

MSI's Duke series of graphics cards was last seen during the Turing generation, with the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2070. The Duke series slots between MSI's affordable Ventus line-up and the more OC-ready Gaming series. However, it was a no-show during the Ampere generation of GeForce RTX 30 Series cards, leading many to believe that MSI has simply retired the Duke in favor of the popular Ventus and gaming models.

MSI brings back a blast from the past with new triple-fan 'Gaming Duke' GeForce RTX 4060

Well, the Duke is back - at least for those in the Chinese retail market, with MSI launching a GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming Duke 3X in the region. As per the name, this new GPU features a triple-fan cooling setup with a physical design that is all-black and closer to the Gaming series than Ventus.

It's a long one, measuring 319 mm, but thankfully, it's a slim design with a two-slot thickness that includes a black brushed aluminum backplate for additional support. Three fans for a GeForce RTX 4060 is overkill, but that should mean that the Gaming Duke runs quiet and coolly.

Continue reading: MSI brings back a blast from the past with new triple-fan 'Gaming Duke' GeForce RTX 4060 (full post)

DLSS 3.7 update arrives, with early testers reporting improved motion clarity and performance

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 4, 2024 1:59 AM CDT

NVIDIA has released a new version of its Streamline tool for developers (SDK 2.4.0), which includes DLSS 3.7.0 - the latest version of its upscaling and Frame Generation tech. Streamline is a tool developed by NVIDIA to make it easier for game developers to implement DLSS technologies in their projects.

DLSS 3.7 update arrives, with early testers reporting improved motion clarity and performance

It's also similar to Microsoft's upcoming DirectSR in that it's open-source and supports third-party plugins and upscalers like Intel XeSS and AMD FSR.

The updates were spotted by the creator of DLSSTweaks (on Reddit), a popular tool that lets users update a game's version of DLSS and add support for DLAA. So, the arrival of DLSS 3.7.0 is the more exciting update for gamers, and people are already testing it to see what difference it makes.

Continue reading: DLSS 3.7 update arrives, with early testers reporting improved motion clarity and performance (full post)

US government is adjusting export regulations for China, RTX 4090 D and H20 AI GPUs now banned

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 3, 2024 10:08 PM CDT

The US government is clamping down even harder on high-performance GPUs and AI GPUs being imported to China, with beefed-up US trade regulations stopping the cut-down GeForce RTX 4090 D graphics card, and H20 AI GPU.

US government is adjusting export regulations for China, RTX 4090 D and H20 AI GPUs now banned

We've seen NVIDIA and AMD restricted on the number of silicon it can send to China, depending on specific performance metrics by the Biden administration. Starting on April 4, GPUs with rated compute performance that is over 70 TFLOPs -- including the cut-down GeForce RTX 4090 D and H20 AI GPUs -- are now restricted, as they offer over 70 TFLOPs of compute performance.

The updated SEC document explains: "License is required (NLR) for computers with an "Adjusted Peak Performance" ("APP") not exceeding 70 Weighted TeraFLOPS (WT) and for "electronic assemblies" described in 4A003.c that are not capable of exceeding an "Adjusted Peak Performance" ("APP") exceeding 70 Weighted TeraFLOPS (WT) in aggregation".

Continue reading: US government is adjusting export regulations for China, RTX 4090 D and H20 AI GPUs now banned (full post)

GeForce RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 are the most popular current-gen GPUs, and it's not even close

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 3, 2024 1:04 AM CDT

The Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for March 2024 are now available, and the data once again shows that the GeForce RTX 3060 is still the most popular GPU among Steam gamers. As reported earlier today, its share rose dramatically in March, with 6.71% (+0.71%) of PC gamers rocking the mainstream Ampere card.

GeForce RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 are the most popular current-gen GPUs, and it's not even close

What about the current generation of GPUs? The GeForce RTX 40 Series, the Radeon RX 7000 series, and Intel's first generation of Arc graphics cards. Although we've seen new models and variants arrive at a steady clip, most recently with the SUPER refresh from NVIDIA and the Radeon RX 7900 GRE global relaunch from AMD, we're now well over a year into the generation.

Now's as good a time as any to take stock and see what's hot and what's not. So, let's examine some trends, starting with the current generation of GPUs - where the GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070 are the most popular new cards.

Continue reading: GeForce RTX 4060 and RTX 4070 are the most popular current-gen GPUs, and it's not even close (full post)

RTX 3060 cements its place as the most popular GPU on Steam as NVIDIA remains dominant over AMD

Darren Allan | Apr 2, 2024 8:20 AM CDT

NVIDIA's RTX 3060 is busy cementing its lead as the most popular graphics card with Steam gamers.

RTX 3060 cements its place as the most popular GPU on Steam as NVIDIA remains dominant over AMD

If you follow the Steam hardware survey, you'll likely be acquainted with the dominance of the RTX 3060 in the GPU department of late, as the NVIDIA board has been at the top of the rankings since October 2023 (when it dethroned the GTX 1650, in fact).

The RTX 3060 has been up and down a little in its percentages since then. The GPU rose to a mighty 6.27% last October, then dropped back down towards the 5% mark - still remaining in place as the top graphics card, mind - before grabbing a 6.17% share of Steam gamers in February.

Continue reading: RTX 3060 cements its place as the most popular GPU on Steam as NVIDIA remains dominant over AMD (full post)

Top RDNA 4 GPU performance to be slower than Radeon RX 7900 XTX, faster than 7900 GRE

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 1, 2024 11:56 PM CDT

Ahead of a new generation of discrete GPU hardware for gaming, especially when a release is expected within months, not years, a steady stream of information arrives from known sources and leakers. On the Radeon front, several credible sources have confirmed that AMD won't be releasing a flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX killer for its upcoming RDNA 4 generation. Instead, AMD is focusing on the mid-range and competitive markets.

Top RDNA 4 GPU performance to be slower than Radeon RX 7900 XTX, faster than 7900 GRE

The reasoning for this comes down to AMD's next-gen chiplet design not being ready, so it will instead release monolithic Radeon RX 8800 XT, RX 8700 XT, and Radeon RX 8600 XT GPUs. Today, we've got some performance expectations from known Radeon leaker @All_The_Watts over on X - albeit in cryptic form.

As you can see, we get emojis instead of actual words - a fun presentation that, although posted on April 1, is not an April Fool's joke. The rumor, as deciphered, is straightforward, offering performance info for Navi 48 (Radeon RX 8800 XT) and Navi 44 (Radeon RX 8600 XT).

Continue reading: Top RDNA 4 GPU performance to be slower than Radeon RX 7900 XTX, faster than 7900 GRE (full post)

AORUS RTX4080 SUPER Xtreme Ice will launch with highest clock speed of all RTX 4080 SUPERs

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 1, 2024 10:01 PM CDT

GIGABYTE is preparing to launch a limited-edition GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, with only 300 units to be made. The AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Xtreme ICE will boast the highest out-of-the-box overclock of all RTX 4080 SUPER cards, with an impressive Boost Clock speed of 2700 MHz. This is roughly 6% higher than the reference Boost Clock speed of 2550 MHz and 30 MHz higher than the ROG Strix model.

AORUS RTX4080 SUPER Xtreme Ice will launch with highest clock speed of all RTX 4080 SUPERs

Unlike other Xtreme models from GIGABYTE, the AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Xtreme ICE is air-cooled via the company's WINDFORCE system that includes a vapor chamber, "Bionic Shark Fans," and plenty of heat pipe action. This info comes from a leaked GIGABYTE presentation for the new GPU via @I_Leak_VN on X., showcasing the GPU's design, goals, and specs.

GIGABYTE also lists the AI performance for the AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Xtreme ICE in its slides, with its 885 AI TOPs performance being considerably higher than the reference RTX 4080 SUPER's 836 AI TOPs.

Continue reading: AORUS RTX4080 SUPER Xtreme Ice will launch with highest clock speed of all RTX 4080 SUPERs (full post)