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AMD is having one of the best years in its history, with the successful launches of its new Zen 2-powered CPUs in the Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs, Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs, new Ryzen Threadripper PRO chips, new EPYC processors, and so much more.
But the GPU dominance hasn't started just yet, and while AMD might have shaken the GPU tree with the RDNA-powered Radeon RX 5000 series and its flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT -- we ain't seen nothing yet. The new rumors from Moore's Law is Dead suggests we should expect AMD to outright dominate 2020 in more ways than one.
We are already expecting a huge 40-50% increase in performance from the flagship RDNA 2 card over the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which would make the -- let's call it the Radeon RX 6700 XT -- twice as fast as the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
The rumors for NVIDIA and AMD's next-generation GPUs is getting hot and heavy, with Moore's Law is Dead posting a new video with some updates from his sources for July 2020. Check it out:
There's a lot to cover with this video, with a July 2020 update confirming that we're still to expect a huge 3-4x performance upgrade in ray tracing performance with the Ampere GPU architecture over the current-gen Turing GPU architecture.
If this is true, the next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 series cards will indeed makes "Turing look like Kepler trying to run DX12". This is some exciting stuff, as the next wave of games coming through next-gen consoles that have hardware ray tracing thanks to RDNA 2 -- it means NVIDIA wants to go for the throat when it comes to ray tracing performance dominance.
The latest version of MSI Afterburner and Riva Tuner Statistics Server might be the most exciting yet, with some big upgrades for those (like myself and many others use) for benchmarking, comparisons, and so much more.
The above video is by Alexey Nicolaychuk, who is the developer of MSI Afterburner and RTSS. He goes through and tests out all of the exciting new features in the OverlayEditor plugin, which can be completely customized to your liking.
You can now even add in sprite images, third-party sensor sources, and so much more. You can download MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta and RTSS 7.3.0 Beta 6 here.
Xiaomi has just unleashed its new 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide gaming monitor, in the new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor.
Xiaomi's new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor features a 34-inch panel with a native 3440 x 1440 resolution, and super-slick 144Hz refresh rate. We have a 4ms response time for gamers, and a 1500R curvature for the 34-inch 21:9 aspect ratio panel.
The company is going with a barely-there bezel design, which also looks really nice as well. We have 121% coverage of the sRGB color space, 300 nits of brightness, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio.
AMD has just released its new Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers, with the new 20.7.2 beta providing optimizations for Hideo Kojima's masterpiece Death Stranding, which just dropped on the PC.
There's an additional 8% performance using a Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card with these new Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.7.2 beta drivers in Death Stranding. F1 2020 also gets some optimizations on the Ultra High preset with the Radeon RX 5700 XT with 5% more performance.
Ubisoft just launched its new battle royale game Hyper Scape, with the new Hyper Scape beta recdeiving support from AMD inside of the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.7.2 beta drivers.
You can read more about, and then download the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2 drivers here.
NVIDIA is expected to have many large design changes over previous-gen graphics cards, and not just design changes over previous-gen GeForce graphics cards -- but an entire new power connector.
A new rumor has surfaced from Chinese tech site FCPOWERUP, which claims NVIDIA will be using a new power connector on its next-gen Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. I have heard something similar from sources, but thought it would come down to something different than this.
It looks like we're expected to see a strange new 12-pin PCIe power connector on the reference GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. Not just that, but power will exceed 300W -- so with a 12-pin PCIe power connector and radically new design cooling (fans on the front, and back according to previous reports) big changes are coming with Ampere.
The spotlight has been on NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU architecture and the upcoming GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards for a while now... so it's now time for AMD's next-gen RDNA 2 architecture to enjoy that light.
A new rumor for Big Navi is teasing some truly huge performance, with YouTuber Moore's Law Is Dead saying that AMD's flagship RDNA 2-based graphics card will be 40-50% faster than NVIDIA's current flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.
Big Navi being 40-50% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti is a huge, huge deal.
The leak says that AMD will be using 72 SMs with "two clusters of 36 CUs in each", with an unknown amount of GDDR6 on a 384-bit memory bus. The GPU has a game clock of 2.05GHz and boost clock of 2.15GHz in its current form.
Ubisoft detailed Watch Dogs: Legion recently, where the London-based open world game was run on the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card by the good folks at Digital Foundry. Check it out:
In their hands-on time with Watch Dogs: Legion, Digital Foundry may have been using the most powerful graphics card you can buy in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti -- yet it couldn't handle the game at 1080p and anything over 30FPS. Ubisoft had locked Watch Dogs: Legion's preview build to 30FPS, for some stupid reason.
Nothing Digital Foundry could do would bump it above 30FPS into the much-more-playable 60FPS region. The outlet notes Ubisoft is using SSR (Screen Space Reflections) on certain types of surfaces, like rivers, etc but they're using SSR in the preview build of Watch Dogs: Legion -- but this might change in the final build with ray traced reflections.
We all remember how insane the first wave of cryptocurrency mining was, with graphics cards sold out across the world and gamers being very, very mad about it.
Well, it looks like we could be preparing to see a second wave hit us very soon. The folks at MyDrivers are reporting that NVIDIA send out an internal notice to their AIB partners telling them to expect a boost in demand as cryptocurrency mining is growing, again.
We also just heard that NVIDIA is reporting ending their GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, and GeForce RTX 2070 -- all leading into the warm, welcoming arms of the Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series which should drop in September.
NVIDIA is reportedly discontinuing a bunch of its highest-end GeForce RTX series graphics cards based on the Turing architecture.
The new rumors come from ITHome, which is reporting NVIDIA is going to discontinue and delist the following graphics cards: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070.
I've been noticing that it's been harder and harder to source GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards on Amazon as it is, and checking today was no different. There's not many GeForce RTX 20 series cards in stock on Amazon right now, and it has been an issue for weeks and even a couple of months now.