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ASUS announces world's first HDMI 2.1-capable 4K 120Hz gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Aug 5 2020 11:29 PM CDT

ASUS has just announced an unnamed ROG gaming monitor, the world's first HDMI 2.1-certified gaming monitor that has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth pushing 48Gbps. This makes it support 4K at up to 120Hz, previously exclusive to DisplayPort.

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This is the perfect gaming monitor for next-gen consoles in the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X, or upcoming next-gen NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series and AMD RDNA 2 aka Big Navi graphics cards with HDMI 2.1 when they launch over the coming months and into 2021.

ASUS has baked in Auto Low Latency that allows consoles to control the processing mode of the display, where it will be able to prioritize either low latency or processing quality depending on what you're doing at the time.

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NVIDIA reportedly discontinues GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Aug 5 2020 10:45 PM CDT

We are another step closer to Ampere, with NVIDIA reportedlyt discontinuing the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card. This isn't the first time we heard about the GeForce RTX 20 series being discontinued, with the first rumors popping up back in July 2020.

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The news is coming from Chinese site MyDrivers, which reports that NVIDIA has "completely discontinued" the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card.

The last batch of Turing-based GPUs has been dispatched, with no further orders on the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER to be accepted. GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is now EOL = end of life. This list will eventually, where I'm sure the wheels are already rolling, to discontinue the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2070.

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AMD's next-gen RDNA 3: revolutionary chiplet design could crush NVIDIA

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Aug 5 2020 7:29 PM CDT

The hype is beginning to feel real about AMD's next-generation Big Navi GPU, otherwise known as Navi 2X on the RDNA 2 architecture. But what about RDNA 3? Yeah, let's dive right into it.

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A fresh batch of rumors suggest that AMD is currently in the early design phase of the RDNA 3 architecture, and it could represent the most radical change of GPU design ever. AMD could shift towards using a chiplet design for its RDNA 3 architecture, similar to the chiplet design used on the revolutionary Zen architecture.

This would let AMD mix and match many different GPU IPs together, where we could see I/O like memory controllers and other parts of the chips being put on different nodes. The main GPU dies (in this case, RDNA 3 chiplets) could be on the 'Advanced Node' (5nm with TSMC) while the other parts like the memory controller, can be on a different node.

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AMD's new Radeon drivers optimized for Horizon Zero Dawn on the PC

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Aug 4 2020 10:00 PM CDT

AMD has just released a new set of graphics cards that have support for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, which is about to hit the PC.

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Not only that, but the new AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.8.1 drivers include optimizations for Ubisoft's new battle royale game Hyper Scape, and Grounded -- which is pretty much the worlds of battle royale and the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids blended together -- the game has been popular, racking up 1 million players in 48 hours.

If you're gaming on a Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, the new AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.8.1 drivers will provide up to 9% more performance in Grounded on the Epic preset over the previous Radeon drivers.

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AMD Big Navi: November launch in reference form for RDNA 2 'Navi 2X'

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Aug 4 2020 9:21 PM CDT

AMD's upcoming Big Navi has been in the rumor mill the entire year, with whispers that it would use 24GB of HBM2e memory with 2TB/sec of memory bandwidth -- but new reports suggest AMD won't be using HBM2 or HBM2e memory on the Navi 2X cards at all.

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It has been rumored that AMD would use HBM2 memory or a 2.5D design on Big Navi, but according to the latest information that is wrong. We should see 16GB of GDDR6 (we heard that in a rumor just two weeks ago) on a whopping 512-bit memory bus, which is double the memory and bandwidth offered on the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

This doesn't mean AMD couldn't use HBM2 memory on another Big Navi GPU, so we could expect a higher-end workstation version with HBM2 memory. The consumer Radeon gaming graphics cards, they will be powered by the mainstream GDDR6 standard.

Continue reading: AMD Big Navi: November launch in reference form for RDNA 2 'Navi 2X' (full post)

ASRock unveils Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger Pro 8G OC graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Aug 2 2020 10:44 PM CDT

ASRock has just unveiled a new custom Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, with the introduction of the new Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger Pro 8G OC.

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What is new with ASRock's Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger Pro 8G OC? The triple-fan cooler, where ASRock is using 3 x 80mm fans that have 0dB silent cooling tech. It's a larger 2.7-slot card that should stay a few degrees cooler than the dual-fan Challenger.

It's a strange move, for ASRock to unveil a new custom Radeon RX 5700 XT right before AMD is about to unleash its next-gen RDNA 2 architecture... but it's also good to see ASRock continue to push into the custom Radeon RX graphics card business.

Continue reading: ASRock unveils Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger Pro 8G OC graphics card (full post)

AMD Big Navi: 5120 stream processors teased for RDNA 2 flagship again

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Aug 1 2020 8:22 PM CDT

We are getting closer and closer to AMD's big reveal of Big Navi / RDNA 2 and now we have yet another rumor to throw onto the ever-growing pile of hype.

The new rumor comes from Komachi and _rogame on Twitter, which have been teasing an 80 compute unit beast for AMD's next-gen Navi 21 GPU. With 80 compute units under the hood, we're looking at a huge 5120 stream processors which would really put the Big in Big Navi.

If AMD runs these 80 compute units and 5120 stream processors at 1700MHz, we'd be looking at a monstrous 17.5 TFLOPs of power.

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AMD Radeon Instinct MI100 Acturus teased, NVIDIA Ampere destroyer?!

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jul 31 2020 10:19 PM CDT

A huge leak on AMD's purported Radeon Instinct MI100 acclerator teases that AMD could be serious about not just contending against NVIDIA in the 4K gaming market with a new Radeon to combat the new GeForce RTX cards coming -- but also in the pro market, too.

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AdoredTV is reporting from some leaked slides that slid into their inbox that AMD's upcoming Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator is quite the beast. It is being teased in the slides in a dual socket AMD EPYC Rome/Milan system with 8 x MI100 PCIe-based accelerators.

In this system, we'd be looking at 256GB of HBM2 memory with 9.8TB/sec (yes, that's terabytes per second) of bandwidth and an insane 272 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance using just 3kW of power.

Continue reading: AMD Radeon Instinct MI100 Acturus teased, NVIDIA Ampere destroyer?! (full post)

GeForce RTX 3090: 50% faster than RTX 2080 Ti in early benchmarks

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 30 2020 9:11 PM CDT

We should expect some solid confirmation and an announcement of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards in the next month or so -- but until then, all we have are leaks:

The one today is from KatCorgi once again, who has tweeted: "RTX 3090 may up to 50% PERFORMANCE INCREASE in TimeSpy Extreme". We've heard that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or GeForce RTX 3090 (sort that naming out before launch, NVIDIA) could be up to 60-90% faster in previous rumors.

But remember that AMD's next-gen Big Navi / RDNA 2-based flagship Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card, which has been seen around as the purported Radeon RX 6900 XT -- being 40-50% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. If this is true, then AMD will indeed have a new card that could meet the performance of NVIDIA's best Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series card, at least in 2020.

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NVIDIA bundles Rainbow Six: Siege with GeForce RTX 20 series cards

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 30 2020 8:24 PM CDT

NVIDIA is bundling copies of Rainbow Six: Siege Gold Edition with their GeForce RTX 20 series graphics carrds, as part of their Frames Win Games bundle.

Rainbow Six: Siege launched back in 2015, and has over 50 million people playing the game as of September 2019. The game has recently had its Year 5 pass launch, with a bunch of DLC included in the Gold Edition -- and thus, for free when you purchased an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card.

You can buy any GeForce RTX 20 series card between the regular GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, right through to the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.

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