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Literal bugs in NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card: Red ants invade a PC and 'eat the GPU alive'

Darren Allan | Feb 14, 2024 11:00 AM CST

File this under 'w' for worrying, but a Redditor has reported an invasion of red fire ants inside their PC, with the insects apparently eating the GPU alive, we're told.

Literal bugs in NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card: Red ants invade a PC and 'eat the GPU alive'

The story goes like this: Redditor Thejus_Parol says that they noticed rising GPU temperatures with their Zotac GTX 1060.

When investigating what might be going on, checking if the fans could have malfunctioned, they discovered "ants marching on my GPU and on top of my case" and even coming out of the graphics card's heatsink.

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Fed up with sky-high pricing for NVIDIA's RTX 4090? The GPU now seems to be falling in price

Darren Allan | Feb 14, 2024 8:21 AM CST

NVIDIA's RTX 4090 GPU seems to be coming down in price (finally), though we're only witnessing some initial rumblings of this - but there should be some bigger price falls to come soon enough.

Fed up with sky-high pricing for NVIDIA's RTX 4090? The GPU now seems to be falling in price

Those looking for the most powerful desktop GPU on the market have been pretty much out of luck in recent times, what with NVIDIA RTX 4090 pricing spiralling upwards.

That's been happening ever since the ban in China on the RTX 4090, resulting in more stock being shipped to Asia - even now, post-ban - with the RTX 4090 D alternative variant seeming to have failed to capture the attention of Chinese buyers in the way NVIDIA hoped it would.

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NVIDIA DLSS support arrives this week in Skull and Bones and Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 13, 2024 10:04 PM CST

Ubisoft's open-world co-op pirate game Skull and Bones has been a long time coming; development began in 2013, and now, just over a decade later, the game is finally making its debut on PC and consoles. On day one, PC gamers will be pleased to know that the game will feature Ray-Traced Global Illumination to enhance lighting with DLSS 2 Super Resolution support to boost performance on GeForce RTX-powered rigs.

NVIDIA DLSS support arrives this week in Skull and Bones and Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Unfortunately, there is no DLSS 3 Frame Generation, but with the latest GeForce Game Ready 551.52 WHQL drivers offering optimizations for the game - odds are it will run smoothly. Or, you'd hope so, considering how long it has been in development.

What has arrived with DLSS 3 Frame Generation (and DLSS 2 and DLAA) support this week is the latest action RPG from celebrated studio DON'T NOD and publisher Focus Entertainment - Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden.

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NVIDIA's new GeForce Game Ready 551.52 drivers are out, grab them here!

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 13, 2024 7:38 PM CST

NVIDIA has just pushed out its new GeForce Game Ready 551.52 WHQL drivers, which optimize the experience for Ubisoft's upcoming Skull and Bones, which drops on February 16 on the PC. Download the new GeForce Game Ready 551.52 WHQL drivers right here (665MB download)

NVIDIA's new GeForce Game Ready 551.52 drivers are out, grab them here!

The new GeForce Game Ready 551.52 WHQL drivers offer support for Skull and Bones, whereas on the PC, it will allow GeForce RTX series GPU owners to enable Ray-Traced Global Illumination lighting to enhance image quality, as well as enhance game performance with DLSS 2 -- not DLSS 3, unfortunately.

There are also GeForce Experience's one-click optimal settings that enable you to have the optimal game configuration for over 1000 titles that are supported. NVIDIA's new drivers introduce support for 3 more games: Helldivers 2, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun.

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GIGABYTE Radeon RX 7900 GRE spotted, cut down Navi 31 GPU set to hit more global markets

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 13, 2024 12:32 AM CST

GIGABYTE is prepping to launch a new Radeon RX 7900 GRE graphics card with the company's WindForce 3X cooling. It's a design that we've across its entire Radeon and RDNA 3 line-up, from the Radeon RX 7600 to the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX. Adding a new GIGABYTE Radeon RX 7900 GRE into the mix is interesting because of the card's origins.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 7900 GRE spotted, cut down Navi 31 GPU set to hit more global markets

The Radeon RX 7900 GRE or Golden Rabbit Edition was created specifically for the Asian and Chinese markets, with the SKU and various models also making their way to other regions (like Australia) for new builds.

The Radeon RX 7900 GRE uses the Navi 31 GPU found inside the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX - albeit cut down. With 16GB of VRAM on a 256-bit bus, 80 RDNA 3 Compute Units, 5,120 Stream Processors, 160 AI Accelerators, and a total board power (TBP) rating of 260W, the card's overall performance sits in between the Radeon RX 7800 XT and the Radeon RX 7900 XT.

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NVIDIA's new business unit: custom-chip development for AI chips, next-gen consoles, cars, more

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 12, 2024 6:30 PM CST

NVIDIA is forming a new business unit that has the goal for next-gen chips for AI processors, consoles, cloud computing, and more.

NVIDIA's new business unit: custom-chip development for AI chips, next-gen consoles, cars, more

The news is coming from 9 different sources of Reuters; NVIDIA wants to help companies make their own custom AI chips... businesses that otherwise go to their competitors like Broadcom and Marvell. Right now, custom silicon design for data centers is "dominated" by the likes of Broadcom and Marvell, so NVIDIA wants a slice of that pie (and many others).

Research firm 650 Group says that the data center custom chip market will grow by up to $10 billion this year, and then double that in 2025. The broader custom chip market was worth around $30 billion in 2023, amounting to around 5% of annual global chip sales, says Needham analyst Charles Shi.

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Sycom's new GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER features hybrid AIO cooling, dual Noctua fans

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 12, 2024 6:03 PM CST

Japanese manufacturer Sycom has just teased a new cooling solution for NVIDIA's just-released GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER graphics card, using dual 120mm fans from Noctua.

Sycom's new GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER features hybrid AIO cooling, dual Noctua fans

Sycom has been releasing interestingly-styled GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards for a while now, with RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti graphics card releases using Noctua cooling. Now, the new RTX 4080 SUPER graphics card from Sycom replaces the GPU's vapor chamber with a cooling solution in the hopes of thermal dissipation that's much better for these new "power-hungry" GPUs.

The new hybrid GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Hydro graphics card from Sycom is only packaged with its G-Master Hydro series desktop gaming PCs, but the cooler itself is from Asetek in the form of the "Hybrid GFX 240mm" which features a dedicated 240mm radiator, and dual Noctua NF-A12x15 120mm fans.

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NVIDIA's new RTX 2000 Ada: entry-level workstation GPU, with small form factor design

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 12, 2024 5:13 PM CST

NVIDIA has just announced its new RTX 2000 Ada workstation GPU, which offers 1.5x the performance of the previous-gen RTX A2000 12GB workstation GPU (and 4GB more framebuffer, with 16GB GDDR6 ECC memory).

NVIDIA's new RTX 2000 Ada: entry-level workstation GPU, with small form factor design

The new NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada workstation GPU features the AD107 GPU with 2816 CUDA cores, 16GB of GDDR6 ECC memory on a 128-bit memory bus and PCIe 4.0 x8 lanes. Not bad, considering NVIDIA is charging $625 (before taxes) for the workstation GPU.

Still, there is up to 1.7x faster ray-tracing performance, up to 1.8x AI throughput over the previous-gen workstation GPU, up to 2x the performance boost across professional graphics, rendering, AI, and compute workloads, all within the same 70W TDP as the previous-gen workstation GPU.

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GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER sold out at several retailers, premium and MSRP models difficult to find

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 11, 2024 10:32 PM CST

NVIDIA has just launched the new GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER GPU; a $200 price cut to $999 USD alongside a small increase in performance has made it feel more like a relaunch than a refresh. Replacing the existing GeForce RTX 4080 as a powerful 4K gaming GPU, many retailers in the US are selling out of the flagship SUPER GPU - with MSRP models especially hard to find.

GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER sold out at several retailers, premium and MSRP models difficult to find

According to a report by Videocardz, retailers like BestBuy and MicroCenter are still offering models at the $999 price point. However, these are 'pick-up' only in stores with available units. It looks like the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER is very popular with enthusiast PC gamers, especially with rising prices for GeForce RTX 4090 cards.

The report also notes that buying stock directly from vendors like ASUS, MSI, and Zotac is not an option, with many 'out of stock' GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER cards no longer available for purchase.

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AMD's next-gen Navi 48 GPU: 3.0GHz to 3.3GHz, up to RX 7900 XTX performance, not using GDDR7

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 11, 2024 9:36 PM CST

The very latest on AMD's next-gen RDNA 4 GPU architecture and new Navi 48 and Navi 44 GPUs is here, where we're learning more about the two new GPUs and their rumored specifications.

AMD's next-gen Navi 48 GPU: 3.0GHz to 3.3GHz, up to RX 7900 XTX performance, not using GDDR7

In his latest video, Tom from Moore's Law is Dead covers the latest he's heard from his industry sources on Navi 48 and Navi 44 GPUs from AMD. Starting with AMD's new flagship Navi 48 GPU, which will be a monolithic die manufactured on TSMC's N4P process, with MLID hearing that Strix APU and RDNA 4 discrete GPU engineering samples have been boosting between 3.0GHz and 3.3GHz.

Not only that, but AMD has added FP8 and Matrix Hardware, with RDNA 4 reportedly "ready" to be "able" to launch in Q4 2024, but MLID notes that there is a "slim chance" for a Q3 2024 release or later Q1 2025 release. MLID adds that he has "no proof" that AMD ever planned to support GDDR7 memory on smaller configurations, with the company reportedly toying with GDDR7 on a multi-chip GPU, but for the monolithic Navi 48 and Navi 44 GPUs... we're looking at GDDR6 memory.

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