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Intel confirms Arc Alchemist desktop GPU is China exclusive at launch

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 10 2022 4:26 AM CDT

Intel has completely screwed the launch of its Arc GPU, with multiple delays, a whimpered appearance on select notebooks in Arc mobile GPU form, and now Intel has absolutely confirmed Arc desktop GPUs will be a China exclusive at launch. Okay.

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It was only a few hours ago that I wrote a news article that talked about Intel delaying the launch of its desktop-focused Arc Alchemist GPU, which Igor from Igor's Lab reported from his sources. But now... now this is from the horse's mouth -- and that horse's mouth... is Intel -- delaying Arc Alchemist GPUs on desktop.

Not only that, but Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs on the desktop will be exclusive to China... yeah, exclusive to China at launch. This is a mess and should've been explained to the press in detail, months ago. Nope. Instead, it comes out in a tiny little story today, which I hope truly blows up. I do love that Intel uses a picture that says: "Intel Arc, a new player has entered the game"... except that player hasn't entered the game, and when it does it'll be exclusive to China for god knows how long.

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Intel Arc Alchemist delayed AGAIN, drivers blamed: mid-summer release

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2022 10:12 PM CDT

Intel has had a troubled time getting its Arc Alchemist GPU out the door, with delay after delay, and now yet another delay that is reportedly pushing out Arc Alchemist desktop GPUs into mid-summer.

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In a new post, Igor from Igor's Lab explained: "various sources told me (some of them quite annoyed), the release of the already so often announced Alchemist desktop graphics cards could be postponed even further towards late summer. A somewhat vague period is mentioned here, which extends from July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022. Why one is then already more than half a year behind schedule can of course also be speculated creatively".

The launch has been a mess so far, and doesn't give confidence whatsoever. But in Intel's defence: you can't just build, and easily launch an entire family of graphics cards and then keep up with the two very established GPU companies (NVIDIA and AMD) in a single year, or even a few.

Continue reading: Intel Arc Alchemist delayed AGAIN, drivers blamed: mid-summer release (full post)

GIGABYTE is using a larger cooler on its Radeon RX 6950 XT GAMING card

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2022 7:14 PM CDT

AMD isn't too far away from the launch of its RDNA 2 refresh GPUs with the flagship Radeon RX 6950 XT, and the new Radeon RX 6750 XT and Radeon RX 6650 XT graphics cards... now it's time for some leaks on GIGABYTE's upcoming graphics cards.

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But what you'll notice immediately is how damn big the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6950 XT GAMING OC graphics card is, with GIGABYTE adding some chunk to the card over its custom Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING OC. THe new GIGABYTE RX 6950 XT GAMING OC is a huge, thick card... with a thicker and larger cooling system.

It looks like GIGABYTE is using the same PCB design for its new Radeon RX 6950 XT GAMING OC as it did for the Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING OC -- where you'll still need 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors -- and then 2 x HDMI 2.1 and 2 x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. That's non-standard display I/O, and welcomed -- the second HDMI 2.1 port that is.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE is using a larger cooler on its Radeon RX 6950 XT GAMING card (full post)

NVIDIA LHR crypto mining gimp has been unlocked, for Linux at least

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2022 6:31 PM CDT

Well, the LHR gimping has been cracked by the NBMiner (NebuMiner) and NiceHash teams, with NBMiner available right now with a 100% LHR unlock for NVIDIA's current-gen GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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The crypto teams seem to be running crypto tools that are unlocking NVIDIA LHR gimping, almost at the same time, which seems suspicious. How? Are they communicating with each other? Did NVIDIA help them out? Maybe. AMD is launching its RDNA 2 refresh -- the new Radeon RX 6950 XT, Radeon RX 6750 XT, and Radeon RX 6650 XT cards in the next 12 hours -- and then there's this news of the un-gimping of LHR-locked GPUs.

If you're sitting there with a GeForce RTX 30 series GPU that is LHR locked, and you're crypto mining, this will be music to your ears. If you're a crypto miner that has fleets of LHR-locked GPUs... then this is Christmas coming early in a huge way.

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ASUS x Noctua GeForce RTX 3080 spotted: quad-slot card looks... unique

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 8 2022 8:58 PM CDT

The interesting ASUS x Noctua GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been teased for a while now, but there's some official photos of the card and it gives us some greater details on the custom RTX 3080.

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Interestingly, the company is using the RTX 3080 10GB variant -- not the RTX 3080 12GB -- for the new ASUS x Noctua GeForce RTX 3080. For the cooler, the custom Noctua cooler uses a dual 12mm fan cooler that should keep the card very cool.

Very cool, because it's a gigantic quad-slot design... from the front it doesn't look thick but man, it is thick. There are a few other thick RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 graphics cards out there, but nothing like this with a Noctua cooling solution. It also looks cool, and should also be cool.

Continue reading: ASUS x Noctua GeForce RTX 3080 spotted: quad-slot card looks... unique (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti unlocked with XOC BIOS: 890W power limit

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 8 2022 7:16 PM CDT

NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card has a high TDP by default, with 450W at default... but now we have professional overclockers pushing it up to a huge 890W power limit.

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MegaSizeGPU has uploaded a screenshot to Twitter from GPU-Z teasing the insane 890W power limit on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. The screenshot is proof that the GPU had a power limit of 890W, which is virtually double the 450W default TDP... crazy stuff, all from a custom XOC BIOS.

This isn't for you or I, but rather extreme overclockers who are pushing their modified GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards to the absolute limits with a special XOC BIOS. MegaSizeGPU was rocking the custom ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card, with the special XOC BIOS and insane 890W unlocked power limit.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti unlocked with XOC BIOS: 890W power limit (full post)

NVIDIA H100 SXM in the flesh: 4nm Hopper GPU + 80GB HBM3 memory

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 5 2022 8:39 PM CDT

NVIDIA's next-gen Hopper H100 SXM has been spotted in the flesh, and until now... we've only seen renders, so this is the first real pics of the H100 GPU.

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The next-gen Hopper H100 SXM GPU was pictured in the flesh by Patrick Kennedy from ServeTheHome, with a device with a board model of "PG520". Inside, the NVIDIA H100 GPU is using TSMC's very latest CoWoS packaging technology, with a huge 814mm2 H100 GPU die with 6 memory modules around it: 80GB of ultra-fast HBM3 memory to be exact.

NVIDIA's new H100 GPU itself comes in two forms with two counts of CUDA cores: 16896 FP32 CUDA cores for the SXM variant and 14592 cores for the PCIe-based model. The model that we have here is the SXM variant, so we have the full 16896 FP32 CUDA cores and 80GB of HBM3 memory.

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AMD Navi 31 GPU: flagship Radeon RX 7000 series uses PCIe 5.0 x16

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 4 2022 9:34 PM CDT

AMD is still cooking its next-gen RDNA 3 architecture and flagship Navi 31 GPU, where we should see the flagship Navi 31-based Radeon 7000 series graphics card, which will have next-gen PCIe 5.0 x16 support.

I think it's a foregone conclusion even before a leaker "Kepler_L2" giving the Chuck Norris thumbs up to PCIe 5.0 x16 support on Navi 31. AMD will be launching its next-gen Zen 4 architecture for the CPU side of its business later this year, with new X670-based motherboards rocking DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support.

Intel had DDR5 first on its new Z690-based motherboards ready for its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs, and now AMD will have not only catch up with DDR5 but also introduced PCIe 5.0. Yes... Intel also has PCIe 5.0 connectivity on its flagship Z690-based motherboards, but they have no PCIe 5.0-ready GPU. AMD will have a PCIe 5.0-ready GPU (Navi 31) and a PCIe 5.0-ready chipset, right in time for the holidays.

Continue reading: AMD Navi 31 GPU: flagship Radeon RX 7000 series uses PCIe 5.0 x16 (full post)

PowerColor Radeon RX 6650 XT Hellhound teased in white/pink theme

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 2 2022 9:25 PM CDT

PowerColor has just teased its new custom Radeon RX 6650XT Hellhound White graphics card, which differs from the regular RX 6650 XT Hellhound in a big way: its pink + white color theme.

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The custom PowerColor Radeon RX 6650XT Hellhound White graphics card arrives with a white theme, with a pink accent that was influenced by cherry blossom. The announcement of PowerColor's new Radeon RX 6650XT Hellhound White came directly from the Japanese PowerColor social media account.

We should expect PowerColor to be using the same cooling design as its slightly lower-end Radeon RX 6600 XT Hellhound graphics card, with the same thickness and same single 8-pin PCIe power connector. We should expect the same GPU boost clocks as the Black SKU of the Radeon RX 6650 XT Hellhound GPU, so we should expect up to 2689MHz GPU clocks and the 8GB of GDDR6 memory at 17.5Gbps bandwidth.

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NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090: AD102 could push 100 TFLOPs+

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 2 2022 6:01 PM CDT

NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture will be fighting AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture later this year, with both GPUs rumored to provide some rather exciting upgrades in performance over the current generation GPUs.

The new NVIDIA AD102 GPU should be the chip that powers the new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 Ti and GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card -- or, according to some rumors the RTX 5090 Ti and RTX 5090 -- with leaker "kopite7kimi" tweeting that AD102 could have over 100 TFLOPs of compute performance.

100 TFLOPs of power from AD102 would make it 2.5x faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, which spits out 40 TFLOPs and 2.8x better than the RTX 3090 with its 35.5 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance. Remember: pure TFLOPs doesn't mean = gaming performance, but kopite7kimi does say "Lisa and Jensen's competition will give us a 100 TFLOPs gaming war in a few months" with a key takeaway from that: 100 TFLOPs + gaming war.

Continue reading: NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090: AD102 could push 100 TFLOPs+ (full post)

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