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ZOTAC's new MEK ULTRA gaming rigs pack GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 hours, 32 mins ago

ZOTAC has just unveiled its latest MEL ULTRA gaming PC with some beefed up internals now that NVIDIA has unveiled its new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.

 

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The new ZOTAC MEK ULTRA can be configured up to the Intel Core i9-7900X processor (10C/20T) on a X299 motherboard, with ZOTAC's custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, and up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 (upgradable to 128GB). ZOTAC offers a wide variety of storage options with a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 32GB of Intel Optane mixed with a 4TB 3.5-inch HDD.

 

There's plenty of connectivity with on-board 7.1-channel audio, 1GbE network, Killer AC 1550 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and a PS/2 port for old school keyboards and mice. There's also 2 x USB 3.1 (Type-C), 6 x USB 3.0 and 4 x USB 2.0 offering a plethora of connectivity. ZOTAC uses a 80+ Gold rated 1000W PSU that will keep all of your components fed with power.

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AMD Radeon RX 590 turns up on the 3DMark database

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

AMD has been rumored to be preparing a refresh of Polaris 20 and it has many names in the rumor mill, but now there's another leak and another purported name, this time the Polaris refresh has turned up as the Radeon RX 590.

 

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VideoCardz reports from TUM APISAK noticing the Radeon RX 590 used on the 3DMark database, with the site reporting that the RX 590 would be the same Polaris 20 GPU that was made on the 14nm node for the Radeon RX 580, but on the new 12nm node. The shift to the smaller 12nm node would provide AMD with headroom to overclock the GPU and improve power efficiency.

 

The new listing on 3DMark has the Radeon RX 590 sporting a GPU clock of 1545MHz, which is 205MHz higher than the boost GPU clock on the Radeon RX 580.

 

There's no ETA on when to expect the Radeon RX 590 if it even is real, but leading into the holidays a quick refresh of the Radeon RX 580 could be a required move for AMD given that NVIDIA is launching not just one, but three Turing-based GeForce RTX graphics cards with the impending launch of the GeForce RTX 2070. AMD heads into the holidays with... well, nothing. RX 590 could be a nice little spring back to step heading into 2019.

GPU-Z is now warning people about FAKE graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 4 hours ago

We have all heard about fake news but did you know there's fake graphics cards going around as well? Yeah, it's a thing and it was happening during the huge crypto mining boom with scammers selling fake graphics cards to people.

 

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There's no way to tell if a graphics card is "fake" from a photo online or even from holding it in your hands most of the time, it's only when you plug it in and start testing or using it that you discover you've purchased a lemon. Well, now there's something that will help you: TechPowerUp has updated GPU-Z with the ability of detecting graphics cards that are faked or old relabeled parts.

 

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A bunch of fake NVIDIA GPUs can be detected, including: G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, GK106. With that many GPUs being faked, you can only imagine how many people have been scammed this year on fake graphics cards alone. Sigh.

NVIDIA rumored to unveil GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q in Q1 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

NVIDIA is expected to unveil the GeForce RTX Max-Q series of mobile graphics cards sometime in Q1 2019 according to the latest rumors from WCCFTech. As always, this requires a bucket of salt as nothing here is confirmed whatsoever.

 

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The sources of WCCFTech said they expected availability of the new Turing-based Max-Q designs in Q1 2019 and not later this year, I don't think anyone thought NVIDIA was close to capable of making Max-Q designs this year since they have their hands full getting Turing GPUs and mass amounts of GDDR6 right now. The first to be unveiled will reportedly be the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, and will find its way into next-gen 15-inch and 17-inch gaming notebooks.

 

Apart from the RTX 2080 Max-Q there will be the RTX 2070 Max-Q while the rest of the GeForce RTX graphics cards will fill out a yet-announced GeForce RTX Mobility line of offerings. This will include:

 

  • NVIDIA RTX 2080 MAX-Q Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070 Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070 MAX-Q Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2060 Ti Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2060 Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2050 Ti Mobility
  • NVIDIA RTX 2050 Mobility

AMD rumored Radeon RX 570/580 successors launching SOON

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

AMD is rumored to be refreshing the refresh of their Radeon RX 500 series with PCOnline reporting that AMD is preparing Polaris 30 to launch in mid-October which is strange, considering that's only days away.

 

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Polaris 30 will first power the Radeon RX 570 successor which I'm guessing will be the Radeon RX 670, with 2048 stream processors on the new 12nm node. We should expect higher GPU clocks thanks to the shrunken node, with Polaris 10 and 20 being made on the 14nm process.

 

This card would feature 8GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus and should be somewhere in the $200-$250 price range and will reportedly launch on October 12-15.

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NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 drivers are ready for the world of RTX

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 5, 2018 4:26 am

NVIDIA has released their new GeForce 416.16 WHQL drivers, a new set of drivers that the company says offers the "optimal experience" for Microsoft's new Windows 10 October Update that ushers in the DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API. You can grab the new GeForce 416.16 drivers right here.

 

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The new GeForce 416.16 drivers also include optimizations for games as well as improved or added SLI profiles. Battlefield V is included in the list so you can be sure I'll be putting our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in NVLink under some pressure when DICE releases their game next month. The Game Ready side of these new GeForce 416.16 drivers is the Windows 10 October Update side of things, while we have new/updated SLI profiles for the following games:

 

  • Basingstoke - AFR profile added
  • Battlefield V - AFR re-enabled
  • Divinity: Original Sin II - AFR profile added
  • Immortal: Unchained - AFR profile added
  • Jurassic World Evolution - AFR profile added
  • Phoenix Point - AFR profile added
  • Seven: The Days Long Gone - AFR profile added

 

You can grab the new GeForce 416.16 drivers right here.

AMD to unveil world's first 7nm CPUs and GPUs at CES 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 4, 2018 3:13 am

AMD has just created massive buzz for CES 2019 by announcing that it will "catapult computing, gaming, and visualization technologies forward with the world's first 7nm high-performance CPUs and GPUs, providing the power required to reach technology's next horizon".

 

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We should expect the world's first 7nm CPU to be fully unveiled and shown on stage with the next wave of EPYC processors, as well as the world's first 7nm GPU that should take form as Vega 20 inside of a new Radeon Instinct accelerator. The new EPYC 'Rome' 7nm CPUs should come with 64C/128T of processing power, utterly demolishing Intel with its flagship 28C/56T processor that is still stuck on the 14nm node.

 

10nm won't be a thing for Intel until late 2019 giving AMD a process node leadership it hasn't had in a decade. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has just unleashed its new Turing GPU architecture on the 12nm process, with 7nm GPUs coming from NVIDIA in 2019. AMD will be ahead of both of their main competitors for process node technology, and this is something that AMD should be shouting from the roof tops, or in this case the Venetian in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019 at 9AM.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000/6000 pre-orders are now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 2, 2018 2:46 am

NVIDIA has opened up the pre-orders of the new Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000 graphics cards in the US, while the flagship Quadro RTX 8000 isn't available for pre-orders right now and once it does, it'll sell for a huge $10,000.

 

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Quadro RTX 5000 costs $2300 while the Quadro RTX 6000 costs $6300 and there are vast differences between them, with the RTX 5000 packing the TU104 GPU while the RTX 6000 and RTX 8000 have the TU102 GPU. One of the large differences between the Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000 is that there is 16GB of GDDR6 is on the RTX 5000 while the RTX 6000 packs 24GB of GDDR6.

 

If you want to pre-order NVIDIA's new Quadro RTX 5000 or RTX 6000 graphics cards, you can do that here.

 

Here are the differences between Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000:

 

Quadro RTX 5000:

 

  • CUDA cores: 3072
  • Tensor Cores: 384
  • RT Cores: 48
  • GDDR6: 16GB
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • FP32 perf: 11.2 TFLOPS
  • RTX-OPS: 62T
  • 8 Giga Rays/sec

 

Quadro RTX 6000:

 

  • CUDA cores: 4608
  • Tensor Cores: 576
  • RT Cores: 72
  • GDDR6: 24GB
  • Memory Interface: 384-bit
  • FP32 perf: 16.3 TFLOPS
  • RTX-OPS: 84T
  • 10 Giga Rays/sec

 

NVIDIA has opened up the pre-orders of the new Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000 graphics cards in the US, while the flagship Quadro RTX 8000 isn't available for pre-orders right now and once it does, it'll sell for a huge $10,000.

 

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Quadro RTX 5000 costs $2300 while the Quadro RTX 6000 costs $6300 and there are vast differences between them, with the RTX 5000 packing the TU104 GPU while the RTX 6000 and RTX 8000 have the TU102 GPU. One of the large differences between the Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000 is that there is 16GB of GDDR6 is on the RTX 5000 while the RTX 6000 packs 24GB of GDDR6.

 

Here are the differences between Quadro RTX 5000 and RTX 6000:

 

Quadro RTX 5000:

 

  • CUDA cores: 3072
  • Tensor Cores: 384
  • RT Cores: 48
  • GDDR6: 16GB
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • FP32 perf: 11.2 TFLOPS
  • RTX-OPS: 62T
  • 8 Giga Rays/sec

 

Quadro RTX 8000:

 

  • CUDA cores: 4608
  • Tensor Cores: 576
  • RT Cores: 72
  • GDDR6: 48GB (!!!)
  • Memory Interface: 384-bit
  • FP32 perf: 16.3 TFLOPS
  • RTX-OPS: 84T
  • 10 Giga Rays/sec

ASUS unveils ROG-NVLink bridge, packs RGB lighting of course

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 2, 2018 1:37 am

You can't even buy a new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card right now, and while you can get the RTX 2080 it's something I wouldn't recommend over the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. That isn't stopping companies from unveiling their custom NVLink bridges, with ASUS unveiling the new ROG-NVLink bridge.

 

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As you can see, ASUS has put some amazing design work into the ROG-NVLink bridge. There's not much to work with, and while NVIDIA's stock NVLink bridge looks good, ASUS takes it to another level.

 

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ASUS has their new ROG-NVLink bridge in both 3- and 4-slot for bigger motherboards as well as Aura Sync technology with its RGB lighting.

 

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Here is a shot of our NVLink adapter, with this being the 3-slot adapter.

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MSI announces new GeForce RTX Sea Hawk EK X graphics card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 28, 2018 2:24 am

MSI has announced two new GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards with its next-gen Sea Hawk EK X series with the new flagship MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X that features a beyond gorgeous EKWB water block.

 

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MSI has also revealed the new RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk X, with both of the cards featuring identical specs in terms of GPU base and boost clocks, and GDDR6 clocks. We have Turing GPU boost clocks of up to 1755MHz (13.6% faster than RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition) on both cards, while both cards have a 300W TDP (up from 250W on the FE). Both cards have the same clocks as the air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X TRIO.

 

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It's a damn tall card, but man does that EK water block look amazing.

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