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AMD's new Radeon RX 6000 series games bundle: Callisto Protocol, Dead Island 2

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 9, 2022 6:24 PM CST

AMD has just announced its latest Raise the Game promotion, where any purchase of an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card will include free copies of The Callisto Protocol and Dead Island 2.

AMD's new Radeon RX 6000 series games bundle: Callisto Protocol, Dead Island 2 03

Anyone who purchases an AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6900 XT, 6800 XT, 6800, 6750 XT, 6700 XT, 6700, 6650 XT, 6600 XT, or 6600 will receive a free copy of The Callisto Protocol and Dead Island 2. AMD's last two graphics cards in the Radeon RX 6000 series in the Radeon RX 6500 XT or 6400 won't get a copy of The Callisto Protocol, and instead, only get a free copy of Dead Island 2 (because they're much cheaper cards).

In the US, retailers including the official AMD Store, Amazon, Newegg, and Micro Center will have AMD's new Raise the Game bundle for any new Radeon RX 6000 series GPU purchase. Across the pond, European retailers include the AMD Store, Infomax, Topachat, MediaMarkt, and others.

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PCI-SIG now considering changes to problematic 12VHPWR connector

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 9, 2022 5:23 AM CST

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card has been in the headlines for many reasons over the last few months, but one of the more controversial reasons is it uses the new 12VHPWR power connector... which has been melting and destroying products that should never have this issue.

PCI-SIG's proposed engineering changes to the 12VHPWR power connector

PCI-SIG's proposed engineering changes to the 12VHPWR power connector

But now, the organization behind the PCI-Express standard itself -- PCI-SIG -- is issued an engineering change notification for the 12VHPWR connector. This isn't exactly public yet, but the internet being the internet we have the latest leaks... with revision updates for the 12VHPWR connector posted by organization members including Amphenol.

PCI-SIG's proposed changes to the 12VHPWR connector would include more shroud, and a gripping feature for the additional 4 data pins (the 16-pin connector has 12 pins for power, and 4 pins for data). These proposed changes wouldn't be a solution to the issues surrounding NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card seeing their 12VHPWR connector melting... because the additional 4 pins aren't carrying high amounts of electrical load.

Continue reading: PCI-SIG now considering changes to problematic 12VHPWR connector (full post)

COLORFUL unveils its iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced: up to 400W power

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 8, 2022 9:23 PM CST

COLORFUL has just unveiled its new iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced graphics card, a new custom design that packs up to 400W of power.

COLORFUL's new iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced graphics card

COLORFUL's new iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced graphics card

The new COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced graphics card was teased back in September, with the company unleashing the iGame GeForce RTX 4090 Advanced OC-V (which I reviewed at launch) but the iGame GeForce RTX 4090 Advanced hasn't been released so far.

However, COLORFUL isn't launching one, but rather two iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced graphics cards... the first is at stock, and the second is factory overclocked. COLORFUL teases up to 2625MHz GPU boost clocks on the factory overclocked iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced through hits OC BIOS... chewing down up to 400W of power, too.

Continue reading: COLORFUL unveils its iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Advanced: up to 400W power (full post)

GIGABYTE intros GeForce RTX 4080 AORUS, AERO, GAMING, EAGLE series GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 8, 2022 8:32 PM CST

GIGABYTE has just announced a rather large fleet of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, with the AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE series, AORUS WINDFORCE series, AORUS MASTER, AERO, EAGLE, and GAMING series GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics cards.

Starting with the flagship AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB graphics card, for users who have an existing open-loop liquid cooling PC. GIGABYTE has improved the thermal system on its new AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB graphics card, with optimal channel spacing between the micro fins for improved heat transfer from the AD104 GPU through stable water flows.

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GIGABYTE's new AORUS GeForce RTX 4080 XTREME WATERFORCE WB graphics card

The company has sunk-designed copper micro fins that shorten the heat conduction path from the GPU, so that heat can be transferred into the water channel area quickly. GIGABYTE is using its patented "Leak Detection" technology here, which in reality is a built-in detection circuit that covers the entire fitting and water block and will alert users by flashing lights if there is any leak. This means you can jump to it, fixing the leak and stopping further damage from occurring to your system.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE intros GeForce RTX 4080 AORUS, AERO, GAMING, EAGLE series GPUs (full post)

NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is the old RTX 4080 12GB, re-unlaunched

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 8, 2022 7:55 PM CST

NVIDIA has unleashed its new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card and is barely a week away from the release of its second Ada Lovelace GPU, the upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card.

But we all know the story... NVIDIA had not one but two GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards -- the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB and GeForce RTX 4080 12GB -- but then NVIDIA "unlaunched" the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB variant. The GeForce RTX 4080 16GB is still marching ahead for release on November 16, but now we've got some more information on what NVIDIA will be doing with the Ada Lovelace GPU release after that.

We've now got leaker "kopite7kimi" that tweeted that the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB will "become" the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which will be even more cut down than the original GeForce RTX 4080 12GB specs that we were hearing about months ago.

Continue reading: NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is the old RTX 4080 12GB, re-unlaunched (full post)

EK has water blocks ready for your Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 8, 2022 5:35 PM CST

EK Water Blocks has just unveiled its new EK-Quantum Vector² water blocks for AMD's just-announced Radeon RX 7900 XTX reference graphics card.

The new EK-Quantum Vector² RX 7900 XTX D-RGB

The water cooling giant makes note that because AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards include special memory cache dies (MCDs) next to the main chip -- or the Graphics Compute Die (GCD) -- EK had to make some modifications to the cooling engine to keep the MCDs, as well as the regular GPU components, cool (the VRMs, VRAM, Voltage Controllers, and the chip die).

EK points out that AMD is tapping TSMC's new 5nm process node for its GCD, which pushes for up to 54% more performance per watt, and that even if the GPU is efficient the power consumption is higher than the previous-gen RDNA 2-based GPUs. AMD is sucking up to 355W of total board power for its flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card and has put it into its smallest package ever: 300mm² GCD that contains 165% more transistors per mm² than the previous generation.

Continue reading: EK has water blocks ready for your Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card (full post)

Here's the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition in the PCB nude

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2022 6:45 PM CST

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card isn't too much further away now, with the second Ada Lovelace card releasing November 16 starting at $1199... and now we're getting a look under the covers of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition PCB (source: KittyYYuko)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition PCB (source: KittyYYuko)

The upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card has been torn down by @KittyYyuko on Twitter, with a cleverly placed EK sticker and even an Intel CPU placed on top of the board and GPU... so we don't know how many VRMs that NVIDIA is using on its in-house GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card.

You can see the AD103 GPU that NVIDIA is using for the GeForce RTX 4080 in the center of the card, while there's 16GB of GDDR6X memory surrounding it. There are 8 x 2GB modules of GDDR6X memory, adding up to 16GB of GDDR6X which sits on a 256-bit memory bus that provides up to 716GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

Continue reading: Here's the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition in the PCB nude (full post)

GAINWARD replacing faulty GeForce RTX 4090 power cables in Australia

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2022 5:50 PM CST

GAINWARD has one of the most impressive custom GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards on the market, and now the company is reportedly replacing faulty GeForce RTX 4090 power cables.

GAINWARD's wicked GeForce RTX 4090 Phantom "GS" (source: <em>TweakTown</em>)

GAINWARD's custom GeForce RTX 4090 Phantom "GS" (source: TweakTown)

According to Australian retailer TechFast, GAINWARD is delaying shipments of its GeForce RTX 4090 family of graphics cards for another week, spotted by Redditor 'varunbabu008". TechFast has reached out to customers providing them with some updates on their GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card orders Down Under.

TechFast customer support explained to -- I'm sure every Australian gamer who ordered a GAINWARD GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card -- that GAINWARD explained to them that the cables that were shipped with their cards are being replaced. Because of this, the company is "holding shopping on all cards until this has taken place".

Continue reading: GAINWARD replacing faulty GeForce RTX 4090 power cables in Australia (full post)

EVGA's prototype GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 teased by JayzTwoCents

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2022 5:16 PM CST

EVGA may have terminated its relationship with NVIDIA which means we won't see any GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, at all, from EVGA... except YouTuber "JayzTwoCents" has gotten his mitts on a prototype card.

EVGA's prototype GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 (source: JayzTwoCents)

EVGA's prototype GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 (source: JayzTwoCents)

The unreleased EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card was sent to JayzTwoCents in engineering form, which would've been close to the retail version of the card I'm sure, and it is a big boi graphics card. It's thicker than its Ampere-based predecessor in the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3, which he has for comparison against the prototype EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card.

EVGA was still using a triple-fan cooler on the GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 engineering sample, with the in-house ICX cooling system, and something that I love: the rear-placed 16-pin PCIe power connector. The power cables at the rear of the card are much better not just for aesthetics, but for the long (and problematic) power adapter that NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 requires. We all know about the issues, with GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards catching fire and their 16-pin PCIe power connectors melting.

Continue reading: EVGA's prototype GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 teased by JayzTwoCents (full post)

NVIDIA ships over 100,000+ AD102 GPUs for GeForce RTX 4090 so far

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2022 6:42 AM CST

NVIDIA has reportedly shipped over 100,000 of its AD102 GPUs that power its monster new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition (source: <em>TweakTown</em>)

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition (source: TweakTown)

The source of this information is coming directly from our friends over at Wccftech, who reported that they have received the figure of the total number of AD102 GPUs shipped: 100,000 so far. Wccftech along with more confirmation from "Chi11eddog" have a considerable amount of that beautiful 4N process node at TSMC for NVIDIA's new AD102 GPU.

There were rumors of the limited stock of the new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards, but I guess we know that's not a problem given there are over 100,000 of the bad boys in the world now. NVIDIA has its own in-house GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card, but then we've also got an absolute avalanche of custom GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards from AIB partners like ASUS, COLORFUL, MSI, and more.

Continue reading: NVIDIA ships over 100,000+ AD102 GPUs for GeForce RTX 4090 so far (full post)

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