Video Cards News - Page 3
GPU prices are already out of control and the situation won't be getting any better, not even for the next 12-18 months, and now a copper foil shortage is making things worse.
Copper foil is used to make PCBs (printed circuit board) for motherboards and graphics cards, with the cost of copper rising from $7845 per ton towards the end of 2020, to $9262 now. The rise of cost for copper as well as rising energy costs in China is making for the perfect storm of rising costs of production, and an unsure world of product pricing moving forward.
PCB costs won't just affect graphics cards and motherboards, but anything that has a PCB -- it's just that graphics cards and motherboards have many more connectors and thus, more copper is required. This won't drive the price up on products by much, but high-end components rising 10% in cost would matter when you're talking $500-$1000+ or higher. Manufacturers can eat the cost of course, but motherboards and graphics cards are only costing more and more, especially with the impending launch of Intel's 12th Gen "Alder Lake" platform.
SAPPHIRE's new PULSE Radeon RX 6600 graphics card isn't too far away now, with the non-XT version of the card reportedly launching October 13 for 590 EUR -- or a shave under $700.
I've already taken a look at the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 6600 XT, but the PULSE Radeon RX 6600 (non-XT) model has made an early debut at a Portuguese retailer. The new SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 6600 is a bit smaller than the RX 6600 XT variant, but it still retains the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
AMD cuts down the Navi 23 GPU inside of the RDNA 2-powered Radeon RX 6600, with 28 Compute Units (1792 Stream Processors), a custom PCB, and a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. We'll have our review of all of the custom Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards as soon as the cards are in my hands, and the NDA is up.
NVIDIA is welcoming developers of all kinds to come and use their powerful supercomputers and test out the latest builds of their DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling).
The company is wanting developers to test out the new DLSS builds and then provide feedback about their experiences on the developer forum of their website. The company explains: "NVIDIA is enabling developers to explore and evaluate experimental AI models for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). Developers can download experimental Dynamic-link libraries (DLLs), test how the latest DLSS research enhances their games, and provide feedback for future improvements".
"Powered by dedicated AI processors on NVIDIA RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, NVIDIA DLSS technology has already been adopted and implemented in over 100 games and applications. These include gaming franchises such as Cyberpunk, Call of Duty, DOOM, Fortnite, LEGO, Minecraft, Rainbow Six, and Red Dead Redemption, with support coming soon for Battlefield 2042".
Right up until now, I've been referring to the Intel Arc series GPUs as the Intel ARC -- will be not be capitalized and I totally agree with Usman Pirzada at Wccftech when he said he's disappointed Arc isn't capitalized. I agree with how NVIDIA is capitalized, and personally, I think that is more powerful.
I hate to say it, but the capitalization in some branding works wonders. AMD wouldn't be as powerful as AMD, but Apple would look kinda weird as APPLE. Intel is fine, but INTEL would be weird... but ARC looks natural, while Arc feels weaker. Arc just doesn't feel or look as good as ARC.
Disappointment of Arc not being capitalized aside, the new Intel Arc GPUs will reportedly be named Arc a170, Arc a150, and Arc a130. Wccftech has put some guesswork into the naming schemes, where we could see Intel Arc a300, a500, and a700 as well as the Arc a130, a150, and a170 that will be joined by the Arrc A800, a600, and a200.
Intel will have multiple of its ARC Alchemist series graphics cards next year, with Tom from Moore's Law is Dead giving us some more rumors to nibble on.
MLID is reporting that there will be at least 3 different Intel ARC Alchemist GPUs launching next year: one with 512 EUs, another with 384 EUs, and another with 128 EUs -- EUs being Execution Units. Each of the cards should have varying levels of GDDR6 memory.
The high-end Intel ARC Alchemist with 512 EUs will reportedly have 16GB of GDDR6 memory at 16Gbps, although we could see this ramped up to 18Gbps but this hasn't been confirmed yet. Board power-wise we're looking at this card requiring 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors and a 225W TDP.
The very latest rumors of NVIDIA's refreshed GeForce RTX 30 SUPER series are here thanks to kopite7kimi, check them out below:
The new GeForce RTX 30 SUPER series graphics cards will be debuted in the coming months, before we ramp up into the release of NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and the new GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs that we've been hearing more and more about.
NVIDIA's new desktop-focused GeForce RTX 30 SUPER series sounds exciting, with a few cards in the lineup: the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER with 24GB GDDR6X memory, GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER with 12GB of GDDR6X, GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER with 8GB of GDDR6X and finally, the GeForce RTX 3060 SUPER with 12GB of GDDR6 (non-X) memory.
AMD has just launched its RDNA 2-powered Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card and now we're ramping up into the Radeon RX 6600 non-XT launch.
AMD's new Radeon RX 6600 has already been teased but we're expecting AMD to require all AIB partners to list their samples by last week, on September 15 -- these samples can start shipping on September 29, but they're not allowed to arrive before October 4.
The NDA for the Radeon RX 6600 is reportedly October 13... and the GPU itself will feature 1792 Stream Processors and 28 Compute Units on the kick-ass RDNA 2 graphics architecture, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory joining the mid-range 1080p gaming GPU party.
HP seems to be getting ready to launch its new ENVY 34 All-In-One PC with NVIDIA's unannounced GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER graphics card.
We should expect to see HP launch its new 34-inch AIO system to also rock AMD's unreleased codenamed Rembrandt CPUs in the new Ryzen 6000 series. Both the GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER and AMD Ryzen 6000 series chips should launch at CES 2022 in January.
HP's new system will go on sale next month, so maybe we'll see the first wave of ENVY 34 AIO systems come out with different GPU offerings and then an updated model would launch in early 2022 with the new GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER graphics card. The model launching next month will cost $1999, rocking what should be a beautiful 34-inch 5K Ultra-Wide 21:9 display and an Intel 11th Gen Core i9 processor.
NVIDIA has just released its new GeForce 472.12 WHQL drivers which offer official Windows 11 support, with Microsoft's new OS just weeks away with a release on October 5.
The new drivers give GeForce RTX games support for DirectX 12 Ultimate, as well as enhancing SDR games with Microsoft's built-in Auto HDR, as well as DirectStorage which is all ready to crank your games to the next level on Windows 11.
There's also some tweaks and improvements that are included in the new GeForce 472.12 WHQL drivers, including improvements to Microsoft Teams and NVIDIA Broadcast thanks to the new features in Windows 11. NVIDIA has also taken the time to add 28 games supporting DLSS, which has super-speeded along thanks to DLSS powering Unreal Engine 4 and Unity including DLSS plugins.
NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture has been teased again, with the very latest rumor on the AD102 GPU is that it will have clock speeds that will hit 2.2GHz, and above.
The new rumors have come from @greymon55 on Twitter, who has said that AD102 will have its GPU frequency above 2.2GHz and that it will arrive on the 5nm node, and have its GDDR6X memory on a 384-bit memory bus. This should give the AD102-powered GeForce RTX 4090 a heck of a lot of GPU horsepower, and memory bandwidth.
We're looking at 18432 CUDA cores on the latest specs rumors for AD102, with 80 TFLOPs+ of compute performance that would blow away the 36 TFLOPs of compute performance that the GA102-based GeForce RTX 3090 is capable of. It won't be cheap, with rumors teasing the AD102-powered GeForce RTX 4090 could cost $2999... but you'll probably be able to Your next TV should be this huge new 85-inch 4K 240Hz... yeah, 240FPS.