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You aren't able to buy AMD's new Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled graphics cards, as it's only available for OEMs -- but that hasn't stopped a review of the new water-cooled GPU going live.
PC Games Hardware secured themselves one of AMD's new Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled graphics cards and played around with it exactly as you would if you had a super elusive new GPU. AMD is using its own AIO cooler here, compared to the dual-fan cooler on the Radeon RX 6900 XT reference graphics card.
We have GPU clocks of 2250MHz and 2435MHz for base and game clock, respectively -- while the Radeon RX 6900 XT LC has its 16GB of GDDR6 memory overclocked (and is the only Radeon RX 6000 series GPU to have its GDDR6 memory overclocked) to 18.5Gbps which provides up to 591.1GB/sec of memory bandwidth.
You might not be able to buy a GPU right now, but that doesn't stop some retailers from selling them -- even the non-LHR models -- to crypto miners.
Vietnamese retailers have secured themselves some ultra-rare ASUS ROG Strix GUNDUM GeForce RTX 3080 graphic cards, but the non-LHR (Lite Hash Rate) models so they're not crypto mining gimped. This means they're highly sought-after mining GPUs but get this, they cost $2300 each.
VideoCardz made a point here in their article by writing "This probably wouldn't be newsworthy if not for the fact that the ASUS ultra-rare GUNDAM series were used for those rigs" and they're right. I would've written about it anyway because I like to cover as much as I can in the GPU and crypto mining worlds -- but these are ultra-rare, ultra-expensive, super-hard-to-get GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards... and they're being used for crypto mining.
GIGABYTE has just unveiled its latest AORUS Gaming Box, with a pre-installed GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in the form of the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AORUS Gaming Box. Check it out:
GIGABYTE's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AORUS Gaming Box which is virtually identical to the existing RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 AORUS Gaming Box, but with the new RTX 3080 Ti and its 12GB of GDDR6X memory. We have an AIO (all-in-one) cooling solution with a 240mm radiator, with dual 120mm fans and the pump installed on top of a large copper base for the GPU, VRAM, and MOSFETs.
You will connect the RTX 3080 Ti AORUS Gaming Box through its Thunderbolt 3 connector, and on the outside you've got 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and 2 x HDMI 2.1 connectors. 4K 144Hz and 8K 60Hz supported, as well as new HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors and TVs driving up to 4K 120FPS and 4K 144FPS.
MSI is reportedly working on a new high-end custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, with rumors now beginning on the GeForce RTX 3090 Hydrogen card.
The GeForce RTX 3090 Hydrogen was mentioned in a new EEC filing from MSI, which mentions the "GeForce RTX 3090 HYDROGEN 24G" alongside a plethora of other graphics cards. There is a gigantic list of refreshed GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards under the new LHR (Lite Hash Rate) series that are ETH crypto mining gimped.
The last time MSI released a graphics card in its Hydrogen range was with the Fermi GPU architecture, and the GeForce GTX 580 Hydrogen. MSI had a pre-installed waterblock on the GeForce GTX 580 Hydrogen, something that wasn't very common at all back then.
MSI looks to be working on a new custom graphics card, with the GeForce RTX 3070 SUPRIM SE x GODZILLA teased -- and it looks incredible.
But I think the biggest interesting fact is here that MSI managed to get the word "sex" into the graphics card name, "SUPRIM SE x GODZILLA" -- I mean, LOL. Anyway, the new MSI GeForce RTX 3070 SUPRIM SE x GODZILLA is part of the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) series which has its crypto mining powers gimped.
The custom theme that MSI has used on the GeForce RTX 3070 SUPRIM SE x GODZILLA looks fantastic, with the front cooler getting a red/black theme treatment -- but man-oh-man the backplate is something I need in my gaming PC as soon as humanly possible.
It looks like NVIDIA is preparing to add a new mode to DLSS with the rumored Ultra Quality mode for DLSS 22.214.171.124 spotted in some Unreal Engine 5 documentation.
The reference to DLSS and its new Ultra Quality mode was spotted by a Redditor, and would offer improved image quality over the Quality mode that DLSS offers right now. AMD just launched its new FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) with an Ultra Quality mode, so NVIDIA seems to be responding to that with its own Ultra Quality mode.
AMD and its in-house FSR technology will scale the resolution by 1.3x under the Ultra Quality mode, compared to 1.5x with Quality -- the same 1.5x scaling that NVIDIA DLSS does with its Quality mode. NVIDIA's new Ultra Quality mode for DLSS will offer the highest image quality possible, better than the native resolution of your monitor -- but with more performance.
COLORFUL's new uber-premium iGame GeForce RTX 3090 KUDAN was unleashed into the world recently, with the first samples of the most prestigious RTX 3090 yet going out to reviewers.
The new COLORFUL iGame RTX 3090 KUDAN sells for at least $5000 in China, with just 1000 made it will be a very exclusive run. Well, the card itself is beautiful -- CNC machined aluminum shroud with black/silver aesthetics and a huge triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that should keep the RTX 3090 KUDAN as cool as possible.
There's a hybrid cooling design used here with a 240mm radiator, which COLORFUL includes a pump and hard-sleeved tubes that are plugged into the inlet/outlet on the card. You can move the tube ports when you're installing the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3090 KUDAN graphics card into your system.
You might be struggling to find one of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards, but that doesn't stop the constant flow of custom GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards from being unveiled.
AX Gaming Renegade has just announced two new Ampere GPUs in the form of the AXGaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti X3W, and the new AXGaming GeForce RTX 3070 Ti X3B graphics cards. The AXGaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti X3W has a triple-fan cooler and dual-slot design, almost identical to the Inno3D GeForce RTX 3080 Ti X3 OC dual-slot graphics card that I reviewed not too long ago.
That would be because Inno3D is owned by the same company that runs the AX Gaming brand, so the designs are heavily influenced (virtually the same) except with some slight tweaks and a color change from black, to white.
NVIDIA is preparing an even higher-end Ampere GPU beast, with the introduction of the Ampere A100 PCIe accelerator with 80GB of super-fast HBM2e memory.
The GA100 GPU inside of the NVIDIA Ampere A100 PCIe accelerator rocks an incredible 54 billion transistors, on an 826mm die -- with the original A100 offered with 40GB of HBM2e memory, the newly-upgraded A100 rocks double the framebuffer with 80GB of HBM2e memory deployed.
NVIDIA already has an 80GB model of the A100, but that's variant with an SXM connector -- this is the PCIe model, now with 80GB of HBM2e memory. It's not official just yet, but NVIDIA is already referring to the new Ampere A100 PCIe accelerator with 80GB of HBM2e memory -- right on NVIDIA's own Data Center documentation.
NVIDIA has had some major shifts with DLSS over the last few days, with Deep Learning Super Sampling technology now supported in DOOM Eternal with new GeForce Game Ready 471.11 WHQL drivers.
The upgraded DLSS 2.2 was recently deployed in Rainbow Six Siege, and will soon be introduced into Red Dead Redemption 2 as well.
NVIDIA works with the biggest game developers in the world, and has been working closely with Epic Games on their next-gen Unreal Engine 5 technology. Unreal Engine 5 developers can now download the NVIDIA DLSS plugin, which will let them tweak DLSS for their games in-development and have huge performance increases thanks to DLSS.