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AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.3.1 is here with new game support and several fixes

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 21, 2024 6:28 AM CDT

AMD has released AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.3.1 for Radeon GPU owners, and the latest driver update from Team Red is a big one - not only in terms of new game support but also in the number of 'Fixed Issues.'

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.3.1 is here with new game support and several fixes

First, the Adrenalin Edition 24.3.1 adds day-one support to the two biggest PC game releases of the week (and month), with Capcom's Dragon's Dogma 2 and Sony's Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition getting some Radeon love. Outpost: Infinity Siege, the third game listed in the release notes, is more of an unknown. It's described as an "FPS, Base Building, Tower Defense" game, launching next week on Steam.

Onto the fixed issues, high-end Radeon RX 7900 Series GPU owners playing the smash-hit Helldivers 2 will be pleased to know that Adrenalin Edition 24.3.1 resolves and improves driver timeout issues and crashes when playing the game. Another win for all Radeon owners is AMD fixing micro stutter issues with AMD Fluid Motion Frames, improving the driver-based Frame Generation solution that's part of HYPR-RX.

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NVIDIA's next-gen Vera Rubin AI GPU rumored for mid-2025, compete with AMD Instinct MI400X

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 20, 2024 11:16 PM CDT

NVIDIA only just announced and detailed its new Blackwell GPU architecture and new B200 AI GPU at GTC 2024 this week, but now we're hearing fresh rumors on the next-gen Vera Rubin GPU, which could be released in the first half of 2025.

NVIDIA's next-gen Vera Rubin AI GPU rumored for mid-2025, compete with AMD Instinct MI400X

The news is coming from sources close to Moore's Law is Dead, with the leaker saying one of his sources said that AMD is doing everything possible to get its next-gen Instinct MI400X out in the wild, which would arrive in Q1 2025 "at the earliest". NVIDIA doesn't want to stop the AI GPU domination, so don't think Blackwell is where it stops... as Vera Rubin dropping in 2025 would be absolutely insane.

Blackwell is said to be the GPU architecture for both the AI and data center GPUs from NVIDIA and its upcoming next-gen GeForce RTX 50 series graphics cards. Vera Rubin will succeed Blackwell, but will only be for the AI GPU market like Hopper and Volta are. Vera Rubin won't be for gamers, so we could expect NVIDIA to reveal its next-gen Vera Rubin GPU architecture at its GTC 2025 event.

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT modded: 6GB to 16GB, memory bus bumped to 256-bit

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 20, 2024 5:31 PM CDT

AMD shipped its Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card with 6GB of memory, but now YouTuber and modder Paulo Gnomes has more than doubled the memory capacity from 6GB to an incredible 16GB.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT modded: 6GB to 16GB, memory bus bumped to 256-bit

Not only that, but the modder also increased the stock 192-bit memory bus up to a higher 256-bit memory bus, which, when overclocked, the PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Devil graphics card that was modded was up to 29% faster than its stock 192-bit memory bus and stock 6GB of GDDR6.

The modder had to modify the BIOS on the Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Devil graphics card, adjusting the right hexadecimal code to tell the GPU to unlock the additional memory controllers inside of the Navi 10 GPU die.

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According to Intel, the Arc A750 has faster video transcoding than the GeForce RTX 4060

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 20, 2024 2:56 AM CDT

Intel's Arc Graphics platform, which covers discrete desktop GPUs like the Intel Arc A750 and mobile chips like the new Intel Core Ultra 155H with Intel Arc built-in, is designed for modern gamers and creators - leveraging the latest PC tech. For creators, Intel Arc offers hardware video encoding and decoding covering AVC, HEVC, and AV1.

According to Intel, the Arc A750 has faster video transcoding than the GeForce RTX 4060

This is all handled by Arc's Intel Xe Media Engine. In a new blog post (and video), Intel explains precisely what encoding and decoding video is about while presenting benchmarks for its Arc hardware - comparing performance to competing products. The post doubles as an excellent primer for learning about video compression and decompression while showcasing why a GPU-based hardware solution is essential in 2024.

In its head-to-head transcoding comparisons, we see the Intel Arc A750 versus the GeForce RTX 4060 and the Intel Core Ultra 155H versus the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U. And in a lot of workloads, Arc pulls ahead.

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GeForce Game Ready driver 551.86 is here, adding support for Horizon Forbidden West

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 20, 2024 1:29 AM CDT

Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition is out this week, bringing the highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive to the PC platform. Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the first major PS4 to PC ports, and this sequel, built to take advantage of the more powerful PS5 hardware, will present a significant visual upgrade to the original. A massive open-world action adventure, the Complete Edition includes the PS5-only Burning Shores expansion.

GeForce Game Ready driver 551.86 is here, adding support for Horizon Forbidden West

In addition to supporting unlocked frame rates, ultrawide displays, and advanced graphics settings to take advantage of modern GPUs, it will arrive on day one with NVIDIA DLSS 3, DLAA, and Reflex support. And with that, NVIDIA's latest GeForce Game Ready Driver 551.86 - WHQL with optimizations for Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition. Download it here.

Usually, NVIDIA provides benchmarks for high-profile releases like this. Instead, it reiterates Sony's performance info, where GeForce RTX 4080 gamers can expect solid 4K 60 FPS performance using the game's 'Very High' quality setting without DLSS. OF course, DLSS will present a notable free performance bump for all GeForce RTX owners.

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HBM supply growth estimated at 260% in 2024, consumes 14% of the DRAM industry

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 19, 2024 10:35 PM CDT

A new report from TrendForce reveals that "significant capital investments" have been made in the memory sector due to HBM's high ASP and profitability.

HBM supply growth estimated at 260% in 2024, consumes 14% of the DRAM industry

According to TrendForce Senior Vice President Avril Wu, by the end of 2024, the DRAM industry is expected to allocate around 14% of its total capacity to making HBM, with an estimated annual supply bit growth of around 260%. Also, HBM's revenue share is expected to increase to around 20.1% by the end of the year, up from the 8.4% that HBM had in 2023.

Wu continued, saying that in terms of production differences between HBM and DDR5, the die size of HBM is around 35-45% larger than DDR5 even on the same process and capacity (comparing 24Gb to 24Gb). Yield rates including TSV packaging (Through-Silicon Via) for HBM is around 20-30% lower than DDR5, with the production cycle taking 1.5 to 2 months longer than DDR5.

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SK hynix begins volume production of HBM3E, ready for NVIDIA's next-gen Blackwell B200 AI GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 19, 2024 9:36 PM CDT

SK hynix has just announced that it has begun volume production of HBM3E memory, the newest AI memory product for ultra-high performance that it supplied to a "customer" (NVIDIA) in late March.

SK hynix begins volume production of HBM3E, ready for NVIDIA's next-gen Blackwell B200 AI GPU

SK hynix is the first provider of next-gen HBM3E memory after enjoying great success with its HBM3 memory on various AI GPUs on the market. The company issued a press release to announce that it is the first in the industry to mass provide HBM3E memory and that supply to a customer after 7 months of development offers best-in-class performance to lead level of AI capabilities to the world's best.

The company recently invested another $1 billion into future HBM memory while filling NVIDIA's new Blackwell B200 AI GPU with ultra-fast HBM3E memory sees SK hynix at the top of its game. Sungsoo Ryu, Head of HBM Business at SK hynix said that mass production of HBM3E has completed the company's lineup of industry-leading AI memory products, adding: "With the success story of the HBM business and the strong partnership with customers that it has built for years, SK hynix will cement its position as the total AI memory provider".

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NVIDIA CEO: our next-gen Blackwell GPU will cost $30,000 to $40,000 each

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 19, 2024 9:11 PM CDT

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang told CNBC this week that the new Blackwell B200 AI GPUs will cost $30,000 to $40,000 each.

NVIDIA CEO: our next-gen Blackwell GPU will cost $30,000 to $40,000 each

In the CNBC interview, Jensen also said that NVIDIA spent a whopping $10 billion on R&D efforts into Blackwell, which is a monumental amount of money for what will be the best AI GPU technology the world has ever seen. At a price of $30,000 to $40,000 each, that's not bad considering that it was expected that NVIDIA would charge $50,000 to $60,000 each.

We don't know if Jensen meant the Blackwell B100 AI GPU or the flagship B200 AI GPU... but considering B200 was the one that NVIDIA showed off and detailed some of its specifications for at GTC 2024 this week, you'd expect Jensen meant B200. NVIDIA will be making some mighty profits if B200 costs $6000 to make, with a selling price of 5x that... profits for later this year and into 2025 are going to make the recent record gains seem like a tiny wave compared to the AI GPU financials with a B200-powered tsunami.

Continue reading: NVIDIA CEO: our next-gen Blackwell GPU will cost $30,000 to $40,000 each (full post)

NVIDIA spent $10 billion on developing its next-generation Blackwell GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 19, 2024 8:30 PM CDT

The R&D budget of NVIDIA's next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture was "something like" $10 billion, according to NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang.

NVIDIA spent $10 billion on developing its next-generation Blackwell GPU

Jensen was on CNBC this week, where he said NVIDIA's next-gen Blackwell AI GPU "will cost $30-$40K USD. The very first one, the R&D budget of this generation is probably something like $10 billion USD". Rumor has it that NVIDIA's new Blackwell B200 AI GPU will cost over $6000 to make, so they can expect some truly healthy profits from Blackwell GPU sales.

Blackwell costs $30,000 to $40,000 per AI GPU, which means at a cost of, let's say, $8000, NVIDIA is in the green, pun intended. If we thought that record-breaking share prices pushing the company over the $1 trillion market cap was good, Blackwell will hit another few home runs for NVIDIA.

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Samsung shows off next-gen GDDR7 at 32Gbps, with 28Gbps GDDR7 for GeForce RTX 50 series GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 19, 2024 6:30 PM CDT

Samsung has been showing off its next-generation GDDR7 memory at NVIDIA's GTC 2024 event, showing off 28Gbps and 32Gbps at the show.

Samsung shows off next-gen GDDR7 at 32Gbps, with 28Gbps GDDR7 for GeForce RTX 50 series GPUs

The new picture of Samsung's next-gen GDDR7 memory comes from HardwareLuxx, which spotted the GDDR7 memory at GTC 2024. NVIDIA unveiled its next-gen Blackwell GPUs at GTC 2024, but they were using ultra-fast HBM3E memory, while GDDR7 will be baked into the next-gen Blackwell-based GeForce RTX 50 series that will debut later this year.

Samsung says that its new GDDR7 memory has 20% better power efficiency at just 1.1V -- compared to the industry standard 1.2V -- much lower than the power-hungry 1.35V that GDDR6X memory modules consume.

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