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NVIDIA CEO flies to Taiwan, secures TSMC 3nm wafers for next-gen GPUs in 2024

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 26, 2022 8:06 PM CDT

NVIDIA had had a shaky start to its new Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, with the launch of the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card being successful -- selling quicker than most expected, but it's been hit with controversy as well -- RTX 4090 cards catching fire, and the 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connector melting.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition graphics card

Not only that, but NVIDIA also "unlaunched" the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics card that surely pissed AIB partners off who were gearing up their custom GeForce RTX 4080 12GB cards (and retail packaging).

Now there are reports that NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has flown to Taiwan, to meet with TSMC to make sure that the company secures 3nm wafers for its next-gen GPUs that won't see the light of day until 2024. Jensen also reportedly met with multiple AIB partners, giving them a personal update on their existing GeForce RTX 30 series "Ampere" GPUs.

Continue reading: NVIDIA CEO flies to Taiwan, secures TSMC 3nm wafers for next-gen GPUs in 2024 (full post)

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 'RDNA 3' GPUs get Vulcan 1.3 support

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 26, 2022 5:36 PM CDT

AMD will be unveiling their next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture and at least a couple of members of the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card family on November 3, but ahead of that the RDNA 3 GPUs get official Vulkan 1.3 support.

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The Vulkan 1.3 specification was unleashed earlier this year in January 2022, supported by all three major GPU vendors: AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. NVIDIA's just-launched GeForce RTX 4090 powered by the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture has support for the latest Vulkan 1.3.3.1 specification, with AMD's new Radeon RX 7000 series and the new RDNA 3 GPU architecture supporting Vulkan 1.3, too.

The conformance list for Vulkan 1.3 has the Intel Arc A-series GPUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and RTX 40 series GPUs, as well as AMD and its upcoming "RDNA 3 sGPU" product family. AMD themselves have confirmed that some of their "undisclosed products" based on the RDNA 3 GPU family have successfully completed Vulkan 1.3.3.1 conformity test suite.

Continue reading: AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 'RDNA 3' GPUs get Vulcan 1.3 support (full post)

Manli intros GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB GDDR6 memory at 15Gbps (not GDDR6X)

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 25, 2022 9:46 PM CDT

Manli has released its new custom GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, with virtually identical specs to the GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB of GDDR6 memory.

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The new GeForce RTX 3060 has 8GB of GDDR6 clocked at 15Gbps but it's on a smaller 128-bit memory bus with up to 240GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Manli makes a GeForce RTX 3060 LHR (Lite Hash Rate) graphics card with 12GB of GDDR6, with this card being identical to the card except for the less VRAM, and slower memory bus.

The higher-end GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 memory is on a wider 192-bit memory bus, with far higher memory bandwidth of up to 360GB/sec, so the cull down to 8GB GDDR6 + 240GB/sec memory bandwidth is significant.

Continue reading: Manli intros GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB GDDR6 memory at 15Gbps (not GDDR6X) (full post)

AMD Instinct MI100 with Arcturus GPU pictured without cooler, beautiful card

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 25, 2022 8:37 PM CDT

AMD released its CDNA-based Instinct MI100 accelerator nearly two years ago now, back in November 2020, and while the third-gen CDNA architecture is nearly here, the first-gen MI100 accelerator has hit eBay... in the nude.

AMD's Instinct MI100 accelerator

AMD's Instinct MI100 accelerator

The AMD Instinct MI100 accelerator is based on the CDNA architecture and made on TSMC's 7nm process node, with its GPU codenamed "Arcturus" packing 7680 FP32 cores and 32GB of HBM2 memory. The card has a 300W TDP, chewing down its power from dual 8-pin power connectors -- but not regular PCIe power connectors, but rather the EPS ones that go into your motherboard.

The card was posted on eBay in non-functional order, with a price of 500 EUR (about $500 USD or so) which is a rather huge price drop from its MSRP at the time of $6400. The card doesn't work, just to be sure you know that, so this would be a collector's item. But man, in the nude the AMD Instinct MI100 accelerator is a beautiful card under that cooler.

Continue reading: AMD Instinct MI100 with Arcturus GPU pictured without cooler, beautiful card (full post)

AMD is NOT using PCIe 5.0 '12VHPWR' connector on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 25, 2022 7:07 PM CDT

AMD has confirmed that its next-gen Radeon RX 7000 series "RDNA 3" graphics card will NOT be using the new PCIe Gen5 "12VHPWR" power connector... which is something we kinda knew already, but now 100% confirmed from AMD themselves.

Scott Herkelman, General Manager for AMD Radeon (and ex-NVIDIA GeForce exec) confirmed on Twitter with Kyle "HardOCP" Bennett, where he said that the Radeon RX 6000 series and upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs will "not use this power connector".

Given that there are multiple reports of GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards MELTING, it makes sense that AMD won't use the power connector. We've known for a while now that AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series flagship GPU will be using 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, but now we have official confirmation from AMD themselves.

Continue reading: AMD is NOT using PCIe 5.0 '12VHPWR' connector on Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs (full post)

Raijintek Morpheus 8069 VGA cooler, can cool the GeForce RTX 4090

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 25, 2022 6:31 PM CDT

Raijintek is about to unleash a new aftermarket cooler for AMD's entire stack of Radeon RX 6000 series "RDNA 2" GPUs as well as NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 "Ampere" and even the new GeForce RTX 40 "Ada Lovelace" series GPUs.

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Rainjintek's new Morpheus 8069 VGA cooler, in all its chunky, huge, cooling glory

Introducing the Raijintek Morpheus 8069 VGA cooler, which has been leaked in product renders before its unveiling and launch on November 1. It's quite a beast, with an absolutely gigantic heat sink and 12 x 6mm heat pipes running through it. The coldplate will sit on top of the GPU and memory, but it won't cover the VRMs.

Raijintek includes 5 x copper and 4 x aluminum heat sink that will cool your PCB and other chips on your AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 + GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.

Continue reading: Raijintek Morpheus 8069 VGA cooler, can cool the GeForce RTX 4090 (full post)

Multiple GeForce RTX 4090 cards DEAD, melted 16-pin power connectors!

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 24, 2022 8:38 PM CDT

It looks like NVIDIA is going to be in for a pretty bad week leading into its competitors' RDNA 3-powered GPU family being announced on November 3, with GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards CATCHING FIRE and MELTING the 16-pin PCIe power connector.

Reddit users "reggie_gakil" and "NoDuelsPolicyy" posted pictures of their -- ugh, it's awful even typing this -- GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards that had melted 16-pin PCIe power connectors. First off, Reggie's using the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING OC graphics card, where both the 12VHPWR power cable and the 12VHPWR power connector on the card melted.

But man... NoDuelsPolicyy had it worse, with the custom ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition graphics card ending up in a far worse situation. Yeah, the PCIe power connector is melted, but man the damage is so much worse than what Reggie is dealing with.

Continue reading: Multiple GeForce RTX 4090 cards DEAD, melted 16-pin power connectors! (full post)

Newegg ships GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090, owner gets WEIGHTS instead

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 23, 2022 10:32 PM CDT

I can't imagine plonking down thousands of dollars for the fastest graphics card money can buy -- NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 -- and not just NOT getting the card, but getting weights instead.

Newegg thinks that a gamer can lift, sending weights in the box in place of the custom GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING OC graphics card. Sure, the box is fine, but inside the box, Reddit user u/NuclearInnardsBeep received two weights in the box and not his expected GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

Earlier this year, Amazon shipped out a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, and instead of the Ampere-based GPU, the owner got SAND instead. I don't even know how I feel, but anger would definitely be an emotion. I guess the would-be GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090 owner can now lift some weights to get some gym in, before the RTX 4090 (maybe) arrives.

Continue reading: Newegg ships GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4090, owner gets WEIGHTS instead (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile GPU on the way: 4K 120Hz gaming laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 23, 2022 9:05 PM CDT

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is now rocking along in desktop gaming PCs with some truly unbelievable power under its hood, and now we're getting some updates on the GeForce RTX 40 mobile GPUs.

NVIDIA's purported GeForce RTX 40 series Mobile GPU lineup (source: REHWK)

NVIDIA's purported GeForce RTX 40 series Mobile GPU lineup (source: REHWK)

The upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series mobile GPUs should offer some truly next-gen gaming laptop performance, where we're now hearing the "GN21-X11" GPU will be powering the GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile GPU. Under that, we've got the "GN21-X9" GPU powering the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti Mobile, and the "GN21-X6" GPU powering the GeForce RTX 4070 Mobile.

Under that, we'll get new mid-range gaming laptops with the "GN21-X4" GPU inside of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Mobile, while finally, the last one is the "GN21-X2" GPU powering GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Mobile GPU on the way: 4K 120Hz gaming laptops (full post)

COLORFUL's iGame RTX 4090 Neptune: huge 630W max TGP, highest of all RTX 4090s

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 23, 2022 7:43 PM CDT

COLORFUL has one of the best air-cooled GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards that money can buy, with its custom iGame GeForce RTX 4090 Vulcan OC-V impressing me so much in my review... but, what about the liquid-cooled iGame RTX 4090 Neptune OC?

COLORFUL's new iGame RTX 4090 Neptune OC with its record-setting 635W TGP (source: Expreview)

COLORFUL's new iGame RTX 4090 Neptune OC with its record-setting 635W TGP (source: Expreview)

The new custom COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 4090 Neptune OC graphics card has the highest TGP of any GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards on the market, with the iGame RTX 4090 Neptune OC driving up to a huge 630W TGP. There are plenty of models that are under 500W, and a few over 500W... but this is the first to hit a huge 635W.

COLORFUL's new iGame GeForce RTX 4090 Neptune OC graphics card is similar to MSI's custom GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM LIQUID X, but COLORFUL has a bigger AIO cooler. MSI is using a 240mm AIO cooler on its RTX 4090 SUPRIM LIQUID X, whereas COLORFUL has a larger 360mm AIO cooler on its iGame RTX 4090 Neptune OC graphics card.

Continue reading: COLORFUL's iGame RTX 4090 Neptune: huge 630W max TGP, highest of all RTX 4090s (full post)

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