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AMD RX 7600 GPU leaks suggest higher than expected price - but don't panic yet
Rumors around AMD's RX 7600 graphics card are coming in at a fair old pace now, and with the GPU supposedly less than a fortnight away from its launch, some retailer prices have been spotted.
The bad news is that they're slightly higher than anticipated. As VideoCardz reports, Cowcotland - a French tech site - has sources claiming that the RX 7600 cards (custom models) will weigh in at €349 in France.
As VideoCardz works out, there's a 20% sales tax to be taken into account there, which would leave a rough price conversion at $315 - apply salt now - a bit pricier than the latest rumor from the tech site's own sources, which held that the RX 7600 should cost $300 (or maybe even a touch less).
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Cryptominers are looking at converting their mining farms into AI operations
Massive quantities of GPUs all in a single location, powered up, crunching data, and performing various tasks. We could be talking about a crypto-mining setup or something newer, more high-tech, and bleeding edge, like an AI supercomputer setup in a data center.
When it comes to the former, though, GPU-powered mining operations, the demand and viability of cryptocurrency mining have significantly decreased in the past year or so. And so, with mining operations looking to capitalize on unused processing power (in addition to flooding the second-hand market with used GPUs), they're looking towards AI.
According to a new report at Bloomberg, crypto-mining company Hut 8 Mining has generated USD 16.9 million from AI clients looking for high-performance computing. Then there's Hive BLockChain which bought USD 66 million of graphics cards from NVIDIA for its AI plans.
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AMD RX 7600 GPU seen in more pics - with a rumored price that could scare NVIDIA
AMD's Radeon RX 7600 graphics card has again been spotted in leaked pics of a model from Sapphire, which among other things shows the VRAM loadout on the box - which, as previously rumored, is 8GB.
Those photos also show that the RX 7600 has 32 Compute Units, meaning 2048 Stream Processors (cores), again as speculation has contended in the past.
The images were shared by VideoCardz, and they're of the Sapphire Pulse version of the RX 7600, which some of you may recall has already been the subject of a leak from a Chinese retailer. The Pulse is one of Sapphire's more affordable products slotting under its Nitro models.
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ASUS's new water-cooled ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090 is a gaming beast
ASUS is launching a pair of new GeForce RTX 4090 models, both designed for extreme gaming performance (the RTX 4090 is still an absolute monster of a GPU) and for those with smaller cases. When the GeForce RTX 4090 launched last year, the ROG Strix and TUF Gaming models from ASUS were chunky, to say the least, with robust builds and plenty of room to keep the RTX 4090 from breaking a sweat.
The new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090 and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OG are two new cards from ASUS designed for smaller form factor builds. The former and its overclocked variant, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition, represent the pinnacle of ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 action, which uses liquid cooling that spans both the GPU die and memory.
Adding a blower-style fan keeps the 2.6 slot thickness down to a more manageable level for smaller systems, though there's the additional requirement of installing the 240mm radiator. Having a blower fan on an AIO water-cooled GPU might seem strange, but it makes sense as an additional cooling for overclocking. Regarding looks, it's ROG Strix through and through, with bold use of lines, RGB, and ASUS branding.
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Xbox Series S can run out of memory and has entered the 8GB VRAM debate
Redditors with Xbox Series S consoles have reported interesting errors when playing Borderlands 3. The message states that the console has "run out of video memory" after a crash back to the console's dashboard. What makes the error message strange is the PC-like addition of "try lowering the resolution or closing other applications that are running."
And it highlights an issue not present for gamers with the more powerful Xbox Series X console-the limited memory capacity of the Xbox Series S.
With 8GB of VRAM currently in the spotlight in PC gaming, especially when playing titles at resolutions higher than 1080p, this error report inserts the Xbox Series S console into the debate. The Xbox Series S is designed as an entry-level digital console for modern gaming, but it targets 1440p as its baseline resolution.
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NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti vs RX 7600 faceoff, AMD's GPU rumored to be $100 cheaper
NVIDIA's RTX 4060 and its Ti version are supposedly nearing launch, as well as AMD's RX 7600 graphics card, and a YouTube leaker has been discussing what he's heard regarding the potential pricing for these GPUs.
Of course, if the rumor mill is right, as we've just seen courtesy of VideoCardz, the theory is that the RTX 4060 Ti and the RX 7600 will be launching almost simultaneously - a day apart, in a couple of weeks' time - with the RTX 4060 following in two months (early July).
Price-wise, though, according to RedGamingTech (RGT) on YouTube, it's the RTX 4060 that'll be pitched at about the same price as AMD's RX 7600, with the RTX 4060 Ti getting a price tag of around $100 more expensive in the US.
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NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPU hits a staggering 3.8GHz overclock in a 3D benchmark
NVIDIA's Lovelace flagship GPU has been spotted with a massive overclock applied, and not for the first time - however, it is the first time that such a significant ramping up of boost speed has been seen while running a 3D application.
The RTX 4090 in question was a Colorful model, its iGame LAB flagship card, which was overclocked to 3.825GHz by expert overclocker 'CENS' using liquid nitrogen cooling.
The RTX 4090 was run at that speed in the Unigine Superposition benchmark, which may not be a gaming test, but it is a full 3D test that pushes the GPU as a result. When running with such high clocks, that's obviously going to add quite some strain. What's more, the benchmark was undertaken at 8K resolution to make for a steep hill to climb.
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NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti GPU could launch early to steal AMD's RX 7600 thunder
NVIDIA's RTX 4060 Ti graphics card could turn up earlier than expected, with the rumor mill now floating a release date that might be designed to beat AMD to the mid-range GPU punch.
Previously - and actually for a while now - we've been hearing that NVIDIA's RTX 4060 Ti will be launched at Computex, which is at the very end of May.
However, the latest chatter from the GPU grapevine insists that this date has been moved forward for the launch of the first version of the RTX 4060 Ti (which will have 8GB of VRAM).
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AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB spotted on retail shelves with specs confirmed
A new image over at Videocardz.com showcases the new AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics cards in stock at an undisclosed retail store in Asia. The Sapphire Pulse model confirms that AMD's mainstream RDNA 3 offering will feature 8GB of VRAM alongside 32 CUs (or Compute Units) with a fully unlocked Navi 33 GPU with 2048 Stream Processors.
This single image confirms that AMD is prepping to launch the Radeon RX 7600 later this month, where it will no doubt be compared to NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti - which is also set to debut with 8GB of VRAM. The only thing missing is an image of the GPU itself, with the packaging not showcasing the physical design and cooling.
Recent rumors for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti are pointing to a version coming in July that will feature 16GB of VRAM. This additional model could be a direct response from NVIDIA to the current debate surrounding VRAM capacity amongst the PC gaming community. Although that info comes from a single source, it will be interesting to see if AMD follows suit for the Radeon RX 7600.
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NVIDIA RTX 4070 variant is rumored - could this graphics card have 16GB of VRAM?
NVIDIA's RTX 4070 graphics card may soon be produced with a different GPU, or that's the latest we've heard on the grapevine.
The rumor is from Twitter and well-known leaker Kopite7kimi, who tells us in a short and sweet tweet that the RTX 4070 could have a variant coming based on the AD103 chip.
That's the GPU engine that drives the RTX 4080 (in slightly cut-down form from its full incarnation), and soon, the chip could be used in the RTX 4070 - but for what reason?
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