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MSI has detailed its new Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO graphics card during its recent MSI Insider livestream, check the beast out:
We have the huge GAMING X TRIO look and style that MSI uses the same look and style -- for the most part, to the GeForce RTX 30 series GAMING X TRIO graphics cards. THatj's not a bad thing because they look great, but now theyu'll have some beefy custom Big Navi GPU underneath.
We have a large triple-fan cooler and 2.7-slot design, with cards expected to be with reviewers in very early 2021 and on shelves hopefully not too long after -- maybe, hopefully.
NVIDIA has reportedly signed a new deal with Samsung for the production of more Ampere GPUs on the 8nm process technology.
The Korea Economic Daily reports that "Samsung, the world's second-largest foundry player, has clinched a deal to make NVIDIA's next-generation graphic processing unit (GPU), the Ampere GeForce RTX30 series, using its 8-nanometer process technology".
"Analysts said the contract is significant in that Samsung won the deal amid market talk that NVIDIA's new GPU has been in tight supply due to unsatisfactory 8 nm process yield rates at its foundry partner Samsung, raising speculation that the US company may award the contract to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the industry leader".
NVIDIA will be showing something off on January 12, 2021 with the company announcing its new 'GeForce RTX: GAME ON' event.
NVIDIA's upcoming 'GeForce RTX: GAME ON' will be hosted by Senior Vice President of NVIDIA's PC business, Jeff Fisher. Fisher will "unveil the latest innovations in gaming and graphics". The GeForce RTX: GAME ON event will begin on January 12, 2021 at 9AM PST.
What to expect? Well, there's the rumors of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti coming in February-March 2021, and then the GeForce RTX 3060 in January 2021.
NVIDIA's next-gen GPU architecture was meant to be the new Hopper GPU which was expected to be a monster multi-chip module (MCM) GPU. Think of how AMD's new Zen CPUs are built from smaller chiplets, an MCM-based GPU would be very similar -- lots of small GPUs working together as one big beast.
But new rumors suggest NVIDIA has delayed its new Hopper GPU architecture, which was expected to pop its head up in 2021 sometime on the new 5nm node. But it seems that the new GPU architecture coming from NVIDIA will be code named Lovelace, after British mathematician Ada Lovelace.
We don't know which company NVIDIA will make its new 5nm GPUs on, but it have a choice between Samsung and TSMC when the time comes to start making 5nm GPUs. We also don't know if the Lovelace GPU architecture will find its way into gaming cards -- Hopper and Lovelace could be HPC GPUs for all we know.
NVIDIA only just released its new GeForce 460.89 Game Ready driver, which introduced support for the new Vulkan 1.2 Ray Tracing feature in certain games.
But, NVIDIA were quickly bombarded by users complaining about some key issues they addressed in this now new GeForce Hotfix Driver 460.97 release. NVIDIA explained: "The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes".
"The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down".
COLORFUL has announced its new flagship iGame GeForce RTX 3090 Neptune OC graphics card, which is one of the most expensive cards in this new generation of cards with the price tipping over $2000.
The new COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3090 Neptune OC is a slimmer dual-slot design, with an AIO cooling solution and powerful 26-phase power design. We should expect this card to be one of the best overclockers, and best performers -- right up there with the high-end ASUS, EVGA, and MSI graphics cards.
COLORFUL's use of a powerful 26-phase power delivery system is used as a 14+8+4, meanwhile the out-of-the-box GPU clocks are at 1395/1755MHz for base and boost, respectively. COLORFUL provides you with that awesome Turbo Button on the back of the graphics card.
Henry Cavill is no stranger to PC gaming, with the Man of Steel and Witcher actor an avid PC gamer and was even in a World of Warcraft raid when his agent called to tell him he secured the role of Superman in Man of Steel.
Earlier this year in July 2020, Cavill was upgrading his personal gaming PC. But now Cavill is upgrading his PC with NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, with a post on his personal Instagram.
Cav-El said: "My Christmas break is creeping ever closer and I have some projects to attend to. The second one is definitely the Christmas tree....". Perfect... Superman is hyped for Christmas and buys himself a GeForce RTX 3090, I don't know how much cooler it gets than that.
NVIDIA has pushed out its new GeForce Game Ready 460.89 WHQL drivers -- which weigh in at over 600MB, by the way -- with support for the new Quake II RTX update that supports the new Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions.
The Khronos Group is behind the Vulkan API, releasing its new Vulkan SDK that includes support for Vulkan Ray Tracing. The new Quake II RTX v1.4.0 update enables support for the just-released Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions in the game, which means any GPU that supports Vulkan Ray Tracing can play Quake II RTX with its path-traced graphics.
Andrew Burnes from NVIDIA explains: "Quake II RTX was initially released in June 2019, reimagining the classic game's graphics with amazing ray-traced lighting, shadows, and reflections. With the 2019 release coming well ahead of cross-vendor Vulkan APIs for ray tracing, Quake II RTX implemented ray tracing using NVIDIA's 'VKRay' extensions".
Corsair has just announced its new Hydro X water blocks that were made for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards -- not just the Founders Edition cards either, but a range of custom AIB models.
The new Corsair Hydro X Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Blocks has over 50 high-density cooling fulls, a full-length aluminum backplate, and 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs. This brings some of the best cooling, style, and customization to a water-cooled GeForce RTX 3090 or GeForce RTX 3080 yet.
Corsair's cooler doesn't just keep the Ampere GPU cool, but the GDDR6 memory and VRMs will also stay much cooler with the Hydro X Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Block. The Hydro X Series XG7 RGB GPU Water Blocks comes pre-applied with thermal material and thermal pads, making installation into your system easier.
NVIDIA has just announced its new RTX A6000 workstation graphics card, offering the full Ampere GA102 GPU with all of the CUDA cores enabled.
The new RTX A6000 workstation graphics card packs a huge 10752 CUDA cores, compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 with 10496 CUDA cores and the Quadro RTX 8000 with 4608 CUDA cores. But the single-precision compute performance on the new RTX A6000 is 3.1 TLFOPs higher than the RTX 3090, with the RTX A6000 pushing 38.7 TFLOPs.
NVIDIA has used 48GB of GDDR6 memory on the new RTX A6000 workstation graphics card, which at 16Gbps, provides 768GB/sec of memory bandwidth. This is higher than the 672GB/sec on the Quadro RTX 8000 workstation graphics card, but less than the gaming-focused GeForce RTX 3090 with its 24GB of GDDR6X at 19.5Gbps and 936GB/sec of memory bandwidth.