Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 5
Intel kicked off its weeks-long Intel Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt event, where gamers could win 100 Premium and 200 Performance Arc Alchemist desktop graphics cards bu finding hidden information that Intel was hiding across its social media pages.
But now that the competition is over, there are 300 Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt winners that get to know, and so do we, which graphics cards that they'll be receiving soon. Intel explained that the "Premium" graphics card for the Grand Prize winners is their new Intel Arc A770 graphics card with 16GB of memory, while the First Prize winners get the "Performance" card in the Intel Arc A750 graphics card with 8GB of memory.
Intel explained that it has "started the ramp toward the full desktop launch" of its Arc A-series GPUs, mentioning its "recent tech press interviews" with Ryan Shrout and Tom Peterson, as well as the "surprise reveal of the Intel Arc Gaming Truck" that is headed towards LANFest Colorado in September.
AMD is still a couple of months away from launching its new RDNA 3-based GPU architecture, with the Navi 31, Navi 32, and Navi 33 to fill out the new Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards.
The new AMD Navi 31 GPU is expected to debut with a chiplet design, with a GCD (Graphics Core/Compute Die) and MCD (Memory Complex/Compute Dies). You can see in the new Navi 3X renders from Wild_C on Twitter that the Navi 31 GPU is going to be a bigger design than the Navi 32 -- which is also a chiplet design -- while Navi 33 is a regular monolithic GPU design.
Navi 31 could be enough to topple AD102 from NVIDIA for its next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, with NVIDIA reportedly waiting for Navi 31 to see if it needs to unleash AD102 again with 600W+ of power. The OG AD102 GPU should have 450W TDP, but 600W+ is going to be a big thing to see... really big.
Just imagine... you've ordered yourself an expensive, new, super-fast flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and it arrives in the mail... but there's no graphics card inside.
This is what happened to a Brazilian man who ordered himself a Palit GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GameRock graphics card, but instead found himself with sand instead. In a not-so-funny coincidence, AIB partners did reportedly tell NVIDIA to "pound sand" over Turing and Ampere stocks sitting in warehouses ahead of the Ada Lovelace GPU launch.
Brazilian gamer Mauricio Takeda ordered a Palit GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GameRock graphics card, opening it to find pots of sand. He did notice that the weight of the package was weird once he received it, asking his wife to record it... which is how we have these pictures. It's pretty ridiculous, with Takeda saying he's usually a calm person but wasn't after he saw this.
AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture isn't too far away now, with the flagship Navi 31 GPU rumored to roll out with a 350mm² graphics die... smaller than the current RDNA 2-based Navi 21 GPU.
In a new tweet, leaker "Greymon55" says that the next-gen AMD Navi 31 GCD (Graphics Complex Die) comes in at a small 350mm², making it much smaller than the 520 mm² on the Navi 21 GPU. VideoCardz has a mock up of the Navi 21 GPU next to the Navi 31, where you can see the GCD in the middle with the MCD (Memory Complex Die) flanking the GCD.
AMD is reportedly using 1 x GCD and up to 6 x MCDs through advanced packaging technologies, where we're expecting to see hybrid 5nm + 6nm nodes being used. AMD is reportedly using this hybrid 5nm + 6nm advanced packaging technology on its Navi 31 + Navi 32 GPU designs. Navi 33 is reportedly secure on 6nm, no hybrid 5nm + 6nm GPU there.
I'm sure you can tell that the tech press isn't happy with what Intel has done with what they're calling the "launch" of their new desktop Arc Alchemist GPUs -- first out of the gate is the new Intel Arc A380 -- a total mess of a launch.
Intel is on a roll with its absolute disaster of GPU launch with marketing campaigns shilling videos on LinusTechTips, where it's all smiles... but the real reviewers, they say the Intel Arc A380 discrete GPU is "like living in the middle of a minefield, while playing drunk".
While Intel is bringing suitcases of cash and some Intel Arc A770 graphics cards to YouTubers, traditional tech media that has been around before YouTube was even a word, have been left out of the cheques and cards. Some media worked together to secure an Intel Arc A380 from China, saving on shipping fees. Golem, ComputerBase, and Igor's Lab (all out of Germany).
Intel is throwing some money around... I mean, on a marketing parade for its first GPU since the Intel i740 from the 90s... with its new Arc A770 flagship benched at LinusTechTips.
GPU reviewers aren't getting their hands-on samples, so Intel is doing what Team Red used to do under RTG's broken-apart GPU marketing team from AMD (that are mostly now at Intel, which explains things) but they've got time to stop by GamersNexus, LinusTechTips... and now, a shilly new video.
In the expensive new video, Intel shows off its new flagship Arc A770 desktop GPU that the company says is going to "kill everyone in price to performance" in optimized DX12 titles. Furthermore, and for the largest "Tech YouTuber", this video is embarrassingly slim on actual performance details (frame rates, settings, etc). The video does show Tomb Raider and F1 2021 running DX11 + DX12 APIs, but other than that... Linus must've had a large suitcase to keep those details under wraps.
GUNNIR is the first out of the gate with an Intel Arc A380 graphics card, officially releasing its new GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon 6G OC graphics card... at least in China.
The new custom GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon 6G OC graphics card isn't something that you'll want to run out and buy right now, it's just too late, and too slow against many other competitors from AMD and NVIDIA that you could not just buy right now, but months ago... years ago.
If you're in China, you can secure yourself a custom GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 Photon 6G OC graphics card for 1299 RMB which works out to around $192 USD. Intel isn't sending any of the GUNNIR Intel Arc A380 graphics cards out to reviewers, as it seems ex-reviewer and now Intel GPU marketing guy Ryan Shrout, is about the only one with hands-on with it.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 has been in the headlines this week with teases of 66% more performance in synthetic 3DMark benchmarks, but now we're hearing rumors of the "full-fat AD102 GPU" and some truly brute performance.
In a new tweet, the "hunter of fake leaks" aka @XpeaGPU teased: "Got first in game score. Full AD102 at "high power draw" (whatever does it mean, maybe OC?) in Control Ultra 4K RT + DLSS reaches 160+fps. Don't know which CPU, RAM, GPU clock, but it looks very high to me. What a 3090Ti does in this bench?"
Now, if we compare this against NVIDIA's second-top Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3090, which can run Control at 4K with RT + DLSS at around 72FPS average (thanks Hassan @ Wccftech) which means the new full-fat AD102 GPU with "high power draw" absolutely destroys the GA102-based RTX 3090 with a huge 160FPS+.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is getting closer and closer, with the very latest on the next-gen GPU and some 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme benchmark scores.
The new AD102-powered GeForce RTX 4090 reportedly scores over 19,000 points in 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme, making it 62% faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and 82% faster than the GeForce RTX 3090. Bloody impressive, eh? For comparison, personally, I overclocked MSI's custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X and hit just under 12,000 points in TimeSpy Extreme.
Leaker "kopite7kimi" tweeted rather simply "RTX 4090, TSE > 19000". Remember, this is a synthetic benchmark and not a game so we should expect similar, if not better (and sometimes worse) performance in games from NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090. The last we heard on the GeForce RTX 4090 is that it'll be powered by the AD102 GPU with 450W, while NVIDIA is reportedly saving up another AD102 with 600W TDP that will be released after AMD unleashes its next-gen RDNA 3-based Navi 31 GPU.
Intel has officially unveiled its upcoming Arc A750 desktop GPU, with the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card being shown off for real this time... kinda.
Ryan Shrout, ex-PC Perspective, now Intel GPU marketing boss, has benchmarked and shown off the Intel Arc A750 graphics card. Inside, there's the Intel ACM-G10 CPU, which Shrout benchmarked in Cyberpunk 2077 at 2560 x 1440 on "High" settings with 60FPS average -- 17% faster than NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060.
Ryan Shrout explained: "Performance results shown here are from a small subset of the games, that work very well with Intel® Arc™ and the Alchemist architecture. I'm not asserting that ALL GAMES will show these results, but it's a view of what Intel Arc A-series cards are capable of with the right software and engineering enablement".