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GeForce RTX 4080s with brand new AD103-301 silicon might lead to lower prices

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 16, 2023 12:04 AM CST

The GeForce RTX 4080, like the RTX 4090, is a powerful GPU capable of delivering triple-digit 4K performance with ray-tracing and in-game detail settings cranked up. Like its beefier sibling, the main issue for many is the cost of entry, with pricing for the GeForce RTX 4080 starting at around USD 1200.

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Reports show that the upcoming silicon for the still-to-be-announced GeForce RTX 4070 (the non-Ti version) uses two variants - AD104-250 and AD104-251. The latter is built without a "comparator circuit" and fewer components. And with that, we've now got word that the RTX 4080 is following suit. Cards with the brand-new AD103-301 GPU silicon are starting to ship - with Gainward being the first to do so.

Continue reading: GeForce RTX 4080s with brand new AD103-301 silicon might lead to lower prices (full post)

GALAX Hall of Fame GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is for extreme overclockers

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 15, 2023 10:58 PM CST

GALAX is prepping to launch two variants of its Hall of Fame (HOF) GPU range covering the most recent addition to the GeForce RTX 40 Series line-up - the RTX 4070 Ti.

GALAX HOF GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

GALAX HOF GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

The HOF OC Lab PLUS will include a Performance mode with a boost clock speed of up to 2760 MHz, with the HOF OC Lab (no PLUS) going up to 2715 MHz. What's most interesting about the HOF range and these models is the increase in power draw, which can go up to 366W - a massive increase over the 285W found in stock models. They do so via three PCIe 8-pin power connectors and a single 16-pin power adapter. Most RTX 3070 Ti GPUs on the market only support two PCIe 8-pin connectors.

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German repair shop says AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs are mysteriously dying

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 10, 2023 11:27 PM CST

AMD is currently dealing with the RMA issues surrounding faulty vapor chamber cooling in reference model Radeon RX 7900 XTX cards, so a report of older Radeon RX 6000s GPUs mysteriously failing is a little concerning. And bad timing.

Of course, the following is anecdotal and comes from a single outlet, KrisFix Germany, but the sample size is pretty significant. Several AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards (RX 6800 and RX 6900) have been sent to the shop for repair - 61 in total. And out of that batch, 48 have dead GPUs with the same shorted SOC rail and shorted memory rail.

Continue reading: German repair shop says AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs are mysteriously dying (full post)

MSI is launching its first Radeon 7000 GPUs using its own Gaming Trio design

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 10, 2023 9:27 PM CST

MSI is set to bring its first batch of Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs to market in January, with two models, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic and Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic. In terms of cooling, these will not use the AMD reference designs that have recently been making the news due to vapor chamber issues but instead use MSI's recognizable Gaming Trio design.

MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic 24G

MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic 24G

Both cards use MSI's TRI FROZR 2 thermal system with TORX FAN 4.0 technology, enhanced PCB materials, and an anti-bend backplate. Both will ship with brackets for that extra dose of physical support, 325 x 141 x 56 mm dimensions, and 3 x 8-pin power requirements, and this puts their physical real estate in the 2.5-slot region.

Continue reading: MSI is launching its first Radeon 7000 GPUs using its own Gaming Trio design (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition pictures have emerged

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 10, 2023 11:29 AM CST

The recent release of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti happened without a Founders Edition from NVIDIA, on account of the card essentially being the uncancelled GeForce RTX 4080 12GB renamed. So the odds are that NVIDIA didn't have enough time to create new branded coolers and packaging.

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According to a new leak showcasing the packaging from the upcoming still-to-be-announced GeForce RTX 4070, it looks like Founders Edition cards are back on the menu, with the RTX 4070 following the design of the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 FE models.

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MSI Afterburner, the GPU OC tool, is facing an uncertain future due to funding

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 9, 2023 8:24 PM CST

For many MSI Afterburner is the tool of choice when it comes to overclocking and tweaking their desktop GPU, and has been a mainstay for several years. Although it falls under the MSI banner it works on pretty much any GPU as it "gives you complete control" and "lets you monitor your hardware in real-time". And it's reliable to boot, offering easy-to-use overclocking tools to anyone; which makes the news that its future is uncertain, a concern.

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MSI Afterburner developer Alexey Nicolaychuk aka "Unwinder", is based in Russia, and in a recent post over at the Guru3D Forums he outlines that funding has been a major issue due to the recent conflict in the region, the ongoing war, and the current tech ban imposed on the country. This has made it just about impossible for MSI to pay Alexey for his work, to the point where he notes that the "MSI afterburner project is probably dead". The silver lining, and that's a pretty grim way to summarize the situation, is that MSI has provided a statement to Wccftech advising that it's still working hard to try and find a solution.

Continue reading: MSI Afterburner, the GPU OC tool, is facing an uncertain future due to funding (full post)

NVIDIA may use AI to tweak graphics drivers and squeeze out more performance

Derek Strickland | Jan 9, 2023 2:27 PM CST

First DLSS, now drivers: NVIDIA reportedly has plans to use its advanced AI tech to tweak graphics drivers to squeeze out more performance from its GeForce RTX video cards.

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NVIDIA could use its ever-evolving artificial intelligence systems to tighten up drivers for its latest GeForce video cards, allowing users to glean more tangible performance across in-game and GPU workload applications. This is just a rumor and NVIDIA hasn't confirmed anything, and the report comes from frame rate expert CapFrameX on Twitter:

"NVIDIA is working on AI optimized drivers. Release maybe this year (Q1)," CapFrameX says. "Take this with a grain of salt. If true NVIDIA drivers will be real fine wine."

Continue reading: NVIDIA may use AI to tweak graphics drivers and squeeze out more performance (full post)

AMD explains why it can't replace faulty RX 7900 XTX graphics cards just yet

Derek Strickland | Jan 9, 2023 11:21 AM CST

AMD has publicly acknowledged thermal issues that are pushing Radeon RX 7900 XTX video cards to abnormally high temps, but the company won't be able to offer new cards any time soon.

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AMD has a big issue with its top-tier Navi 31 video cards. Faulty AMD reference RX 7900 XTX cards are being throttled to immensely high temperatures of up to 100-degrees Celsius during gaming sessions, especially at 4K 120FPS. AMD has officially recognized and commented on the problem, saying that temps are caused by a vapor chamber issue, but it could be while before affected consumers can RMA for a new replacement card.

Why? The short answer is that AMD has run out of stock and the company doesn't know when they'll get more RX 7900 XTX cards in.

Continue reading: AMD explains why it can't replace faulty RX 7900 XTX graphics cards just yet (full post)

GeForce RTX 40 Series laptops coming soon, from RTX 4090 down to RTX 4050

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 8, 2023 11:38 PM CST

It was only a matter of time before NVIDIA announced that it was bringing Ada Lovelace graphics to gaming laptops, and in doing so it has lifted the lid on what to expect hardware-wise in addition to pricing. And it's the entire range too; RTX 4090, RTX 4080, RTX 4070, RTX 4060, and even RTX 4050. There's a lot on the way.

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Built on the same Ada tech found in the desktop variants, these new lower-power laptop versions of the GeForce RTX 40 series will benefit from the impressive power efficiency of the Ada architecture. And on that note, NVIDIA is touting that the new laptop RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 graphics will run with up to 3X the efficiency of the previous gen flagship laptops - with a release date of February 8. It's worth noting that the laptop RTX 4090 is very different from the desktop RTX 4090 - with specs more in-line with the desktop RTX 4080.

Continue reading: GeForce RTX 40 Series laptops coming soon, from RTX 4090 down to RTX 4050 (full post)

NVIDIA to produce two new RTX 40 Series GPUs using the RTX 4070 Ti's AD104 die

Kosta Andreadis | Jan 8, 2023 10:32 PM CST

With the recent release of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, the desktop line-up of new GeForce RTX 40 Series cards built on NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace architecture expanded with its third entry. And as is the case with GPU line-ups, each variant uses a different chip.

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The RTX 4070 Ti's AD104 GPU block diagram.

In terms of the Ada dies used so far, the GeForce RTX 4090 utilizes the cut-down AD102-300, the RTX 4080 AD103-300, with the RTX 4070 Ti using AD104-400. The latter is the fully unlocked and enabled AD104 chip, with Wccftech reporting that NVIDIA is preparing to mass-produce two more AD104-based GPUs. Which, yeah, would potentially be the GeForce RTX 4070 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti respectively.

Continue reading: NVIDIA to produce two new RTX 40 Series GPUs using the RTX 4070 Ti's AD104 die (full post)

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