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You can pick up AMD's flagship RDNA 3 GPU, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, for $850

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 24, 2024 11:59 PM CDT

A flagship GPU rarely gets a significant price cut; when you get to the absolute high-end, the high-end performance drives interest, with price coming in second. Just look at NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090. It's an absolute monster of a GPU, but it is selling for around $100 - $200 more than its eye-watering $1,599 USD MSRP. And it's a popular option for PC gamers, according to the latest Steam Hardware Survey.

You can pick up AMD's flagship RDNA 3 GPU, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, for $850

AMD's RDNA 3 flagship, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, doesn't compete with the GeForce RTX 4090. Its closest NVIDIA counterpart is the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, released earlier this year. As the flagship RDNA 3 card with 24GB of GDDR6 memory and decent second-generation ray-tracing performance, it's still very much a 4K powerhouse for PC gaming.

This is why being able to pick one up for $849.99 is a great deal for PC gaming enthusiasts. Granted, this is limited to a single model, the PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 7900 XTX, and a single retailer - Newegg. Members can get $100 off the regular $949.99 for a limited time by entering a code at checkout.

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AMD's new RDNA 4 Radeon RX 8000 generation will use the same GDDR6 memory as previous gen

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 24, 2024 3:02 AM CDT

According to insider @Kepler_L2, known for revealing hardware info for upcoming unannounced GeForce and Radeon hardware, AMD's next-generation RDNA 4 graphics cards will skip GDDR7 and stick with GDDR6 for the memory configuration.

AMD's new RDNA 4 Radeon RX 8000 generation will use the same GDDR6 memory as previous gen

AMD won't be upgrading or changing the memory spec and will stick with 18 Gbps GDDR6 for all cards in the lineup. As previously reported, NVIDIA is moving its Blackwell and GeForce RTX 50 Series to the new GDDR7 standard, starting with 28 Gbps speeds.

Sticking to older tech for its supposed next-gen RDNA 4 lineup might sound strange, but the reasoning makes sense when you factor in that the Radeon RX 8000 series won't target the high-end.

Continue reading: AMD's new RDNA 4 Radeon RX 8000 generation will use the same GDDR6 memory as previous gen (full post)

AMD's RX 7800 XT hits a new low price - you can now grab this GPU for $469

Darren Allan | Apr 23, 2024 2:30 PM CDT

AMD's Radeon RX 7800 XT has sunk to a fresh low at Newegg, albeit with a slight twist on the usual discount offered by the retailer.

AMD's RX 7800 XT hits a new low price - you can now grab this GPU for $469

In the case of the PowerColor Hellhound RX 7800 XT graphics card, the usual discount code is in evidence, but that $50 reduction is only being offered to Newegg+ members.

What's more, it only reduces this PowerColor GPU to $480, whereas if you head to Newegg's store on eBay, you can grab this Hellhound graphics card for $469 with no need for any membership.

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GALAX has an ultra-thin single-slot GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB MAX graphics card

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 23, 2024 9:03 AM CDT

With the new MAX single-slot model (only 20mm thick), GALAX's latest GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GPU is built for tight fits and small cases with limited space. Single-slot GPUs are rare in 2024, especially for the RTX 4060 Ti class, so this one immediately caught our attention.

GALAX has an ultra-thin single-slot GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB MAX graphics card

However, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB MAX employs a blower-style fan to keep the size down. The difference between the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and 16GB variants is only 5W (bringing the rating up to an efficient 165W) in additional power, so the overall cooling requirements are about the same.

GALAX chose the 16GB variant over NVIDIA's 8GB cards probably due to AI performance, where intensive models and workloads rely heavily on VRAM capacity, with some unable to run on 8GB cards. And in terms of putting together an AI rig - a single-slot GPU option like this begins to make a lot of sense.

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New Intel Arc graphics driver for desktop GPUs and Core Ultra improves Fortnite performance

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 23, 2024 8:27 AM CDT

Intel has released a new driver (31.0.101.5444 WHQL) for its Intel Arc graphics line-up, including discrete desktop GPUs like the Intel Arc A770 and the latest Intel Core Ultra range for mobile with in-built Arc graphics.

New Intel Arc graphics driver for desktop GPUs and Core Ultra improves Fortnite performance

Intel Arc graphics driver 5444 is significant in that it brings notable performance improvements to a range of DirectX 11 titles, including Fortnite, and fixes some outstanding issues. Diablo IV will no longer "exhibit corruption on the terrain during gameplay" on Intel Core Ultra devices. At the same time, the recently released Early Access action RPG No Rest for the Wicked will no longer crash during the prologue (though it might still crash during gameplay).

As far as performance improvements go, a few of the most notable include Astroneer (DX11) getting up to a 30% boost to average FPS at 1080p with Ultra settings on discrete Intel Arc GPUs, with Mass Effect Legendary Edition (DX11) getting up to a 48% increase to average FPS at 1080p with Medium settings on Intel Core Ultra devices.

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Meta's next-gen Llama3 LLM is here and the Intel Arc A770 outperforms the GeForce RTX 4060

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 19, 2024 1:32 AM CDT

Generative AI and overall LLM performance are set to become significant elements in measuring CPU and GPU performance in the coming years. Intel's latest deep dive into Arc graphics highlights LLM performance on its current flagship Intel Arc A770 16GB graphics card for desktops.

Meta's next-gen Llama3 LLM is here and the Intel Arc A770 outperforms the GeForce RTX 4060

The GPU is generally available for around $300, and Intel is comparing its AI performance against NVIDIA's mainstream GeForce RTX 4060 8GB graphics card, which is its nearest Team Green price competitor. "We've looked at two discrete GPUs positioned in a similar price segment," Intel writes in its report.

Intel's test includes various models running with IPEX-LLM, an LLM library for PyTorch. This library contains optimizations for Intel hardware and uses the XMX AI acceleration found on Arc graphics cards to boost performance. On the GeForce RTX 4060 side, CUDA Torch is used.

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Several Radeon RX 7700 XT models from AMD partners are now available for under $400

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 17, 2024 11:59 PM CDT

AMD's Radeon RX 7700 XT has always felt a little out of place because when it launched alongside the Radeon RX 7800 XT last year, only $50 USD separated the two graphics cards. This made the Radeon RX 7800 XT look like the better option, as the extra performance meant that it competed directly with the impressive GeForce RTX 4070.

Several Radeon RX 7700 XT models from AMD partners are now available for under $400

Cut to February 2024, and AMD announced that it was officially dropping the MSRP of the Radeon RX 7700 XT from $449 USD to $419 USD. This is a modest price drop but a step in the right direction, as the Radeon RX 7700 XT's performance makes it a great alternative to the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. Immediately following the price cut, we reported on some models, like the reference Sapphire PULSE variant, sold for $399.

It looks like AMD's partners are dropping the Radeon RX 7700 XT price to under $400 across several models (thanks Videocardz.com) - with options from Sapphire, ASRock, and PowerColor below.

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DLSS comes to three new games, Manor Lords sees a 47% average boost to performance in 4K

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 17, 2024 9:58 PM CDT

With well over 500 games and apps using RTX technologies like DLSS, a new batch of PC games each week adds support for NVIDIA's AI-powered upscaling and Frame Generation tech. This week, three titles are adding support for DLSS 2 upscaling with DLAA, including the popular Manor Lords launching into Early Access on April 26.

DLSS comes to three new games, Manor Lords sees a 47% average boost to performance in 4K

The excellent news for GeForce RTX gamers is that DLSS will see a 47% average boost to performance when playing in 4K, with everything from the GeForce RTX 4070 and higher able to deliver a 60+ FPS experience at this resolution. NVIDIA notes that all desktop GeForce RTX 40 Series cards can provide a 60+ FPS experience at 1440p and 1080p with max settings.

Manor Lords is currently the most wish-listed game on Steam, with the ambitious medieval strategy game mixing city-building, social simulation, and large-scale Total War-style battles. It's the sort of game that will push PC hardware to its limits, so it's a good thing it's launching with DLSS.

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Enthusiasts are building a custom 3dfx VoodooX graphics card with 32MB RAM, DVI output

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 17, 2024 8:00 PM CDT

The days of the 3dfx Voodoo graphics card are some of my fondest PC gaming memories, so seeing X user @oscar_barea making a customized vintage 3dfx Voodo card makes me smile. Check it out:

Enthusiasts are building a custom 3dfx VoodooX graphics card with 32MB RAM, DVI output

The custom "VoodooX" graphics card is based on the 3dfx VSA-100 GPU, which was used across a few different 3dfx graphics cards including the 3dfx Voodoo 4 4500 and Voodoo5 5500 graphics cards. AshEvans81 worked on the project with Oscar, with the VoodooX using an auctioned-off "new" VSA100 chips that were used in Voodoo4 cards.

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NVIDIA unveils two new single-slot Ampere-based RTX A1000, A400 workstation GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 17, 2024 5:38 PM CDT

NVIDIA has just introduced two new entry-level workstation Ampere-based GPUs, with the new RTX A400 and RTX A1000 cards, both in single-slot design.

NVIDIA unveils two new single-slot Ampere-based RTX A1000, A400 workstation GPUs

The new NVIDIA RTX A1000 and RTX A400 workstation GPUs provide access to AI and ray tracing technologies, which are in the everyday workflows of professionals. The new NVIDIA RTX A1000 workstation GPU should have the GA106 GPU with 2304 CUDA cores, 72 Tensor Cores, and 18 RT Cores.

The RTX A1000 has up to 6.74 TFLOPS of FP32 compute performance, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory at 12Gbps speeds on a 128-bit memory bus that's capable of up to 192GB/sec of memory bandwidth. NVIDIA's new RTX A400 has 768 CUDA cores, 24 Tensor Cores, and 6 RT Cores. It'll feature up to 2.7 TFLOPS of FP32 compute performance, with 4GB of GDDR6 memory on a 64-bit memory bus with just 96GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

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