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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.
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.
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.
The GPU rumor game has changed considerably over the last couple of years, in a pandemic-fueled Twitter and YouTuber frenzy that has seen the hype, specs, hype, rumors, and hype reach new bounds. Navi 31 is in the middle of it, with some fresh new leaks that water down AMD's next-gen MCD-based GPU design.
Industry leaker "Greymon55" has tweeted out a fresh rumor, as well as deleting his previous tweet referring to AMD's next-gen Navi 31 GPU having ~92 TFLOPs of compute performance. Greymon55 has tweeted just now, with a simple:
What does that mean? GPU cores on AMD's next-gen RDNA 3-based Navi 3X GPUs, in order: Navi 31, Navi 32, and Navi 33 with 12288, 8192, and 4096 GPU cores respectively. This is a big cut down from the previous rumors that Navi 31 would pack 15360 SPs that are now down to 12280, but as I said in the powerful salt-filled rumor of Navi 31 with 92 TFLOPs of compute performance: "There are a million and one things that can happen in the next 6-8 months".
ASUS has just launched its ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 EVANGELION Edition, a new custom GeForce RTX 3090 -- non-Ti -- themed on anime-mecha story EVANGELION.
The new ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 EVANGELION Edition graphics card uses the ROG Strix OC design and is the now fourth variant of the card. ASUS is going with a wicked-looking green/purple design, with black/red throughout -- themed like EVANGELION -- with fantastic results.
You're not going to be able to buy the card anywhere, with CoolPC store the first to take preorders. CoolPC says that they will only have 15 of the new ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 EVANGELION Edition graphics cards for sale, with the Taiwanese store selling them for 63,990 TWD which works out to around $2173 in the US.
EVGA must be having some serious fun in its OC lab, with overclocking legend Vince "KINGPIN" Lucido, playing around with not just one... but two of its crazy custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN graphics cards.
EVGA is using a very custom design with its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN, with a TGP rated at 516W and a 1200W power limit.
With KINGPIN using the two cards each with 2 x 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power connectors mean for 4 x 16-pin PCIe power connectors into 12 x 8-pin PCIe power adapters. The 1200W+ per GPU means EVGA was using a separate PSU per GPU, something that's required at this (absolutely bonkers) stage of 2400W of power from two GPUs and all those power adapters.
NVIDIA first announced its next-gen H100 Hopper GPU at GTC 2022 (GPU Technology Conference) earlier this year, its next-gen GPU is built on the new 4nm process node at TSMC and rocking a huge 80 billion transistors. Well, that next-gen GPU is now for sale... and it'll cost ya.
Japanese HPC retailer GDEP Advance has the NVIDIA H100 GPU listed for sale, which costs a whopping 4,745,950 yen (or around $36,550) which includes taxes and shipping: the card on its own costs 4,313,000 yen (around $33,200). This is also for the PCIe-based model with passive cooling for server enclosures, so the price of other SKUs is unknown at this point.
As for the NVIDIA H100 GPU, it's based on the new Hopper GPU architecture with NVIDIA using TSMC's 4nm process technology and packing 80 billion transistor into 814mm2 of silicon. The PCIe-based version of the NVIDIA H100 rocks 80GB of HBM2e memory with 2TB/sec of memory bandwidth, rocking on the PCIe 5.0 x16 connector.
AMD's next-gen Navi 31 GPU has been shaping up to be a monster so far, but with every rumor the RDNA 3 architecture is looking better and better... to the point where it could topple NVIDIA and its next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture.
In a new tweet, leaker "Greymon55" tweeted something rather simple: "~92T FP32" as a reply to his Navi 31 leaks from November 9, 2021. In that tweet, rumors had Navi 31 at 75T FP32 compute performance, but now the leaker has upped those specs by a considerable 28%.
How? How does AMD kick this much ass with Navi 31? GPU clocks... if AMD can reach 3GHz GPU clocks, then the 92 TFLOPs of FP32 compute is possible. AMD (and NVIDIA) will be tweaking things under their respective GPU hoods when it comes to gaining as much FP32 performance (and performance in general) over the competition. But... AMD will be expanding on its Infinity Cache with RDNA 3, with Navi 31 expecting to rock 256MB or even 512MB of (possibly) 3D Infinity Cache.
A wild new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card has appeared, with Japanese pre-built PC-maker introducing the new Sycom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti G-Master Hyrdo graphics card.
The new Sycom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti G-Master Hyrdo graphics card has a triple-fan cooler on its triple-slot design, but also has a dual-fan AIO cooler. Yeah, not one -- but two coolers -- the first of its kind: rocking 5 cooling fans in total, I'm sure it's going to be running pretty chill.
Sycom is using an OEM triple-fan cooler joined by the higher-end Asetek Hybrid GFX 240mm AIO cooler, which is joined by dual 12cm Noctua NF-A12X12 ULN fans. So, you should expect low GPU and GDDR6X memory temperatures, as well as near-silent operation as the fans only make 12.1 dBA of noise. The company says that their RTX 3090 Ti is up to 15C cooler with the AIO cooler.
AMD has been featured considerably in new leaks from Moore's Law is Dead, with Tom providing some more details on AMD's next-gen Instinct MI300 accelerator.
The new AMD Instinct MI300 accelerator will be the next-gen datacenter-focused GPU, where we should see multiple versions of it hitting the market. In the new leaks, the fact is made clear: "the first thing that needs to be made clear is every source tells me (Tom @ MLID) there are many variants of MI300. The one I am detailing today is just one I'm familiar with".
With the most confidence in the leaks, we're being told to expect that each 6nm die has connections for two stacks of HBM3 memory, with 12+ metal layers in total. The 6nm dies were built to "work with multiple products" that can be stacked on top. The MI300 design itself has a bottom layer that should be occupied mostly with a huge interpose (around 2750mm2 which is insane). On top of the interposer is reportedly a "series of rectangular 6nm tiles that house I/O controllers, IP Blocks, "and likely cache" of around 320-360mm2 per 6nm tile according to Tom.
AMD's next-gen Navi 31 GPU isn't too far away now, scheduled to debut later this year in Q4 2022 -- and will be the first consumer-focused MCD (multi-chip die) GPU for gamers and enthusiasts.
The new Navi 31 GPU and its "MCD" die will be made on 6nm, with some serious performance beef against not just the Navi 21 that it will replace (the GPU that powers the Radeon RX 6900 XT and soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 6950 XT) but also NVIDIA's current, and possibly even next-gen GeForce RTX graphics cards.
AMD's new Navi 31 GPU will be a multi-chip die, similar to the chiplet technology used on the Zen CPU architectures by AMD. In his latest leaks, Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead is continuing what I thought was established -- RDNA 3 will deliver twice the performance over RDNA 2, as RDNA 2 was over double the performance of the original RDNA GPUs.