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Intel is getting awfully close to revaling its first gaming-focused GPU ever -- let's forget about the Intel i740 as it wasn't technically a GPU -- with Intel DG2 being "right around the corner" says Intel Senior Game Developer Relations Engineer Pete Brubaker.
Brubaker said it pretty plainly in his tweet, which was linking to a job posting by Intel which is looking for a new Senior Game Developer Relations Engineer. In the tweet, Brubaker said: "Come work with us at Intel! DG2 is right around the corner, it's about to get exciting".
This marks an exciting turn for Intel and its upcoming Xe-HPG gaming GPU, with Intel actively working with game developers on getting their games optimized for Intel's future graphic cards. Intel DG2 is a big step up from the DG1 which was effectively just a developer kit.
The last we heard on Intel's new DG2 GPU was on April 8 with a juicy rumor that it has the same performance as the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and packs 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
I just finished writing an article about AMD and its RDNA 3 GPUs taking the performance crown from NVIDIA in 2022, with the star of that show being the purported Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card.
AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card is getting some more solid rumors from Tom at Moore's Law is Dead, who says in his new video that the Radeon RX 7900 XT "should at a minimum be 40% better than the RX 6900 XT" and that "Ray Tracing & Geometry Performance should get a decent uplift per DCU".
The new RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 XT is where AMD could actually take the performance crown from whatever NVIDIA has at the time from Ampere + Samsung to battle the RDNA 3 + TSMC GPU from AMD. NVIDIA will at most have an Ampere refresh, but the Samsung 8nm node is holding them back -- AMD however, will be sliding into the next-gen 5nm node from TSMC on top of the next-gen RDNA 3 architecture.
AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 architecture has been in the headlines quite a lot this past week, with rumors flying hot and fast -- but now we have some solidification on those hot AF rumors.
Our mate Tom from Moore's Law is Dead has published a new video that says that his sources have said the current rumors of RDNA 3 being 3x faster than AMD's current RDNA 2-based flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT are "utter bullshit" and that his sources told him in "harsh terms" that the performance numbers are "horse shit".
We're being told to expect at least a 40% performance uplift from RDNA 3 over RDNA 2, and that it should be 3x faster -- than RDNA, not RDNA 2 -- something AMD itself has said for a number of years now.
- Read more: AMD Navi 31 GPU rumor: at least 2.5x faster than the Radeon RX 6900 XT
- Read more: AMD Navi 33 GPU: next-gen RDNA 3 with 80 CUs + 5120 cores = beast GPU
- Read more: AMD Navi 31 teased: chiplet GPU design should be revealed this year
- Read more: AMD Navi 31 spotted: is this Bigger Navi? GeForce RTX 3090 destroyer?!
We aren't far away from the launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, with another custom card turning up: the new GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC.
GIGABYTE's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC graphics card was leaked by our friend Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead, who posted the picture he received from someone who had the GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC in-hand. The retail box is virtually identical to the non-Ti model, except for where it has 12GB of GDDR6X versus the 10GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3080.
It was only just back 4-5 weeks ago now that GIGABYTE had 12 -- yes, 12 new custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in the pipeline sliding through the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission). This new GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC is just one of them, but now spotted in-person ahead of launch.
We've already seen crazy pricing on NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards that is landing between $1300 through to a huge $2250 -- but that doesn't hold up against the stupidly high $3500 pricing of the RTX 3080 Ti in the UAE.
MSI's custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card is being sold at a UAE-based retailer for $3500, which I cannot even begin to comprehend. $1300 was bad enough, but $2250 was just insane... and now we're talking about $3500. That should be the entire cost of a kick ass new gaming PC **and** a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Reddit user FaisalKhatib saw the new MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card at a retailer in the UAE, priced at $3500 and available to buy right now a month out from it being released, and available even before NVIDIA itself has confirmed the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the first place.
We heard some rumbles about AMD's upcoming Navi 33 GPU just over 24 hours ago now, and now it's time for news on the bigger, next-gen Big Navi GPU -- Navi 31 which is reportedly up to 3x faster than Navi 21 that powers the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards.
KittyYYuko was behind the recent Navi 33 rumors and is now fueling the new Navi 31 rumors, where in reply to Paul Eccleston from RedGamingTech on Twitter who said Navi 31 and Navi 32 would have MCM designs (multi-chip modules) with 2 chiplets for compute (with 80 compute units each) and 1 x I/O die.
He said that Navi 33 was a monolithic GPU with 80 compute units (the way GPUs have been made for decades) while performance-wise, Navi 31 is "about 2.5x faster than Navi 21". Navi 31 will reportedly have similar ray tracing power as NVIDIA, with Eccleston saying that it would be "a tiny bit slower like for like" while machine learning "still handled as lower precision ops".
Can you believe we're barely a month out from NVIDIA revealing new graphics cards already? Computex 2021 is right around the corner -- if you can believe that we're nearly half way through the year already -- meaning it's new hardware time (again).
The last that we heard, NVIDIA had pulled the reveal of its GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card up to May 18, from a May 25 announcement, but now VideoCardz says it can confirm NVIDIA is planning to announce the new GPU on May 31 alongside the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.
NVIDIA is reportedly setting product review NDAs separately for the two cards, with the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti review NDA lifting on June 2 while the higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review NDA lifts on June 9. As for when the new GPUs will be released... well we don't know that exactly, but it shouldn't be long after the reviews -- will you be able to find one, that's an entirely different question altogether.
Call of Duty: Warzone was recently updated and included with it NVIDIA's magic DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology which provides a gigantic injection of performance for GeForce RTX gamers. COD: Warzone actually hits 8K 60FPS on the GeForce RTX 3090 with DLSS on Ultra Performance mode.
The new Warzone update with DLSS enabled and turned onto "Performance Mode" sees the GeForce RTX 3090 going from 100FPS average at 4K to a huge 151FPS average... around 50% free performance turning DLSS on. But what about 8K? That's where the fun really begins, and something I just personally did a few days ago on my Dell UP3218K monitor, the Core i9-10900K processor and MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X graphics card.
Call of Duty: Warzone at 8K simply requires the GeForce RTX 3090, it's unplayable at anything less than 60FPS or so at 7680 x 4320 as its driving those 33 million pixels in front of your eyeballs and melting your graphics card in the process.
NVIDIA is ramping into the announcement and release of its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti which will pack 12GB of GDDR6X memory, with some online retailers teasing custom GIGABYTE and MSI models early.
The new listings for MSI's upcoming custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC have appeared on Polish retailer X-Kom, as well as Australian and New Zealand outlets listing GIGABYTE and MSI custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards.
The pricing of the custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards from these early listings has it pegged at between $1300 or so through to an insane $2250. These are most likely placeholder prices so I wouldn't be putting away the Benjamins or Dogecoin just yet -- and yeah I'm serious about buying your GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with Dogecoin because Newegg will do that for you.
We are still quite far away from the release of AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 architecture, but early rumbles of the Navi 33 are now making their way out of the cracks of the internet.
KittyYyuko posted on Twitter that Navi 33 (or something close to that) is like the Navi 21 (a flagship GPU) but with "Next Gen IP Core" (which would be RDNA 3). The new Navi 33 GPU is reportedly based on a new GPU architecture, and has 80 compute units (CUs) and 5120 cores.
With this much raw power inside of the Navi 33 we would expect the Radeon RX 7600 XT, or whatever it is named, should have similar power to the current near flagship Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards. That would be a big deal for AMD, and great for gamers -- if there's enough of these new Navi 3X cards to go around whenever they make it to market.