Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 14
NVIDIA has just pushed out its new GeForce Game Ready 537.58 WHQL drivers, which are Game Ready for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III's upcoming PC multiplayer open beta, as well as the releases of both Forza Motorsport and Lords of the Fallen.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III doesn't officially launch until November 10, but PC gamers can prepare their systems for the multiplayer beta, which is enhanced by NVIDIA DLSS 2 Super Resolution and NVIDIA Reflex technologies. You would have needed to have pre-purchased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III on the PC, with the multiplayer open beta kicking off on October 12.
If you didn't pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, then don't worry... you can still jump into the multiplayer open beta on October 14, with the beta ending on October 16.
Ooooh, it looks like NVIDIA is slowly outing its next-generation GPU lineup... where a slide from its recent NVIDIA Investor Presentation is bringing some much-needed attention to next-gen data center and AI GPUs. Check it out:
NVIDIA's new roadmap extends for a few years... covering the A100 "Ampere" GPU from 2023, the new H100 "Hopper" GPU that was unleashed this year, its upcoming H200 "Hopper" GPU in 2024, and then the "B100" Blackwell GPU that is penciled in for 2024. Not only that but we're being teased by "X100" for some time in 2025, too. Juicy.
We are to expect new data center GPU architectures each and every year, where the next one to expect after the just-released H100 Hopper GPU architecture is the upcoming H200 Hopper GPU architecture in 2024, after that we'll get the B100 Blackwell GPU architecture which will arrive for both data center and AI systems, as well as Blackwell-powered GeForce RTX 50 series desktop graphics cards... that's what I want to see.
NVIDIA has been a very tight partner of Remedy Entertainment, where back in 2019 the two companies worked on Control -- one of the first ray-traced games on the market, and one of the first DLSS-capable games, too -- and it STILL looks fantastic. But now, NVIDIA is giving away a free company of Remedy's upcoming game -- Alan Wake 2 -- with particular GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards.
The above video is a graphical showcase -- well, a quick tease -- of what to expect in Alan Wake 2 when you've got an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics card powering the game. Remedy is using Alan Wake 2 to show off the latest and greatest NVIDIA graphical technologies, including full DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction technology, and oh-so-much more.
Alan Wake 2 sees the technical partnership on the PC edition with NVIDIA even greater than it was a few years ago with control, with fully ray-traced, path-traced graphics that are "beyond anything you've previously seen". In order to push this along, Remedy and NVIDIA has announced the new Alan Wake 2 GeForce RTX 40 series bundle, which will run until November 13.
Intel has finally unleashed its A580 graphics card, a model that was announced way back, but little has been heard about since (save for a minor leak or two).
In all honesty, we felt this GPU had been canceled, especially when Intel said nothing about the graphics card at its recent Innovation show, which seemed like an ideal time to unveil it.
For whatever reason, though, Intel clearly wanted to wait until after the event to reveal the GPU, but at least we now have confirmation that it's going on sale.
As part of the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition Preview Driver for AMD Fluid Motion Frames, it looks like AMD has expanded the real-time monitoring for its Radeon hardware (specifically RDNA 3 GPUs) with the addition of a new metric - System Lag. This will allow Radeon RX 7000 GPU owners to monitor system latency, an important measurement tool for frame generation tech like Fluid Motion Frames.
Frame generation tech involves generating a frame between traditionally rendered frames to present a more fluid and performative image, a perceived performance increase that carries the cost of increased latency. NVIDIA mitigates this with tits Reflex technology, which you can monitor the effect of via GeForce overlays.
On the AMD side, introducing Anti-Lag+ (or using the existing Radeon Anti-Lag tech) is crucial in keeping the overall latency down to ensure that a game still feels great while looking smoother. The ability to look at System Lag via an overlay will make the whole process of enabling AMD Fluid Motion Frames and optimizing settings much easier. However, as of now, the monitoring is limited to Anti-Lag+ titles.
Last week, AMD released a special AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition Preview Driver for RDNA 3 owners to check out the company's new AMD Fluid Motion Frames (FMF) technology in 20 optimized DirectX 11 and 12 games. An impressive list that includes Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Resident Evil 4, Starfield, and The Last of Us Part 1.
This is the driver-level implementation of AMD's answer to NVIDIA DLSS 3 Frame Generation, allowing Radeon owners to enable Frame Gen in games that don't feature native support for it. Over the weekend, AMD updated the Adrenalin Edition Preview Driver to add support for Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs - which is great to see, as there are a lot of RDNA 2 cards out in the wild.
Like with the original preview release, this is described as an "early first look" by AMD, with some caveats. Fluid Motion Frames are automatically disabled during fast motion and, as such, "may not offer the optimal experience in fast-paced competitive titles." However, it's still exciting to see Frame Generation at the driver level like this.
ASUS is gearing up for the release of one of the most interesting -- and useful -- graphics cards of the last few years, with its GeForce RTX 4060 Ti with an SSD slot turning up at the EEC (the Eurasian Economic Commission).
In the listing at the ECC, it looks like ASUS is preparing 2 different cards: a faster model with factory overclocking, and then one that isn't overclocked out of the box. It looks like ASUS will be launching it under their DUAL family of graphics cards, so we should expect the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Ti DUAL (overclocked) and then the ASUS GeForce RTX 4060 Ti DUAL (not overclocked) in the near future, both rocking the SSD slot on-board.
Earlier this year, ASUS China teased the new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card powered by a Samsung 980 PRO 2TB SSD which was mounted to the rear of the card.
NVIDIA is reportedly planning a new high-end GeForce RTX 40 series card release, with rumors suggesting that the company is tinkering with a GeForce RTX 4080 Ti -- or GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER -- graphics card that will fall into a "similar price range" to the GeForce RTX 4080 that's on the market today.
We're hearing the news of the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti from MEGAsizeGPU, with the new GPU set to arrive sometime in early 2024... which smells like CES 2024 in January. We could see the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti or GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, although a "SUPER" branded release would feel weird on its own against non-Ti and Ti class GPUs that NVIDIA already has filling out its GeForce RTX 40 series family of graphics cards.
Now, what's going to be inside? Rumor has it that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 Ti will be based on the AD102 GPU GPU, with a bit more beef to it than the GeForce RTX 4080. We're hearing that it'll have a 380W to 420W TGP, as well as 20GB of GDDR6 memory on a 320-bit memory bus, which is a bigger upgrade over the 16GB of GDDR6X memory on a 256-bit memory bus on the regular GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card.
Intel's Arc A310 graphics card is not a new product, but it is new to the US market, with a major retailer just having listed the GPU for sale.
Originally, this was a product made and sold to PC manufacturers, and mostly outfits over in China, but now, the Arc A310 is in stock and available from Newegg in the US.
The model is the Sparkle Arc A310 Elf and it's a modest spec sitting at the bottom of the Alchemist line-up, with only 6 Xe-Cores and 4GB of VRAM (64-bit bus).
NVIDIA is preparing a new GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card for 2024, which will feature the Ampere GPU architecture and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The current GeForce RTX 3050 features 8GB of GDDR6, while the new card will have cut-down specs including 6GB of VRAM.
The current GeForce RTX 3050 was launched in January 2022, over 18 months ago now, but Wccftech is reporting that an updated GeForce RTX 3050 is on the way with the previous-gen Ampere GPU architecture and 6GB GDDR6 memory. It is a bit strange, given that NVIDIA hasn't launched the GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card, and there's nothing new about that to report... so we're moving on the GeForce RTX 3050, it seems.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card will sport the GA107-325-Kx GPU which is based on the PG173 SKU 16 PCB board, but we don't know the CUDA core count. Wccftech is reporting, however, that we'll expect lower GPU clocks of somewhere around 1470MHz, which is another part of the cut-down side of things: the new RTX 3050 will have GPU clocks that are 17% lower than the previous RTX 3050 graphics card.