Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 7
After months of rumors, leaks, and potential performance benchmarks, we're just waiting for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics card to be official. One of the most notable in recent weeks was AMD Radeon partner PowerColor inadvertently posting the full product page for its Radeon RX 7800 XT Red Devil graphics card (which was then quickly taken down).
With AMD also planning to launch a Radeon RX 7700 XT, these two GPUs will effectively 'fill the gap' between the RDNA 3 desktop line-up that includes the mainstream Radeon RX 7600 and the high-end enthusiast Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX. And it looks like we can put a timeline on when we can expect to hear all about the Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT - at Gamescom 2023 in Germany.
As the biggest global gaming event of the calendar year, AMD's presence will focus on the company's upcoming Radeon products. Scott Herkelman, Senior Vice President & General Manager Graphics Business Unit at AMD, has taken to X/Twitter to confirm that the Radeon team will be on hand to showcase the company's "next major product announcements."
Intel has just released a new driver for its Arc graphics cards, and took the opportunity to have a quick dig at NVIDIA's mid-range GPUs in terms of Team Blue working out much better value for money.
VideoCardz spotted the driver release which is version 188.8.131.5244 for Intel Arc and Iris, and it brings in official support for Arc Alchemist graphics cards with two new games: Madden NFL 24 and Wayfinder.
As well as support for Madden, though, Intel fired some flak at NVIDIA by producing a slide to accompany the driver release which shows a performance per dollar comparison between the Arc A750 GPU and NVIDIA's RTX 3060.
AMD has apparently canceled its plans to release high-end models in its upcoming RDNA 4 range scheduled to launch sometime in 2024, which would mean no generational successor to the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX. Many factors potentially led to the cancellation, from architectural complexity and issues to delays and the softer market for high-end enthusiast GPUs for PC gaming in 2023.
Today we've got some fresh info on what was being dubbed 'Navi 4C,' a high-end GPU in the RDNA 4 line-up that will most likely be shelved as AMD moves away from high-end GPUs for its next generation. This new 'Navi 4C' leak from the YouTube channel Moore's Law is Dead (MLID) showcases a genuinely fascinating, if incomplete, design of a GPU that goes all-in on the whole chiplet design.
The shift to chiplet was first seen with Navi 31 and the Radeon RX 7900 Series, but what we see with 'Navi 4C' takes the idea to a whole new level with AIDs (Active Interposer Dies), MID (Multimedia and I/O die) and SEDs (Shader Engine Dies) all working as one - plus, the same separate memory controllers as seen on Navi 31.
MSI's Ventus range of graphics cards represents the company's entry-level or MSRP models and, over the years, have become some of the most popular GPUs in the world - especially in the mid-range market. With the arrival of the GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4070 in 2023, we've gone hands-on with the MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ventus 2X and MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X and reviewed both.
Featuring lightweight two-slot designs and excellent cooling for NVIDIA's power-efficient mid-range GeForce RTX 40 Series line-up, it now looks like MSI is prepping to launch brand-new MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ventus 2X WHITE 8G OC and MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 2X WHITE 12G OC models.
White as a GPU color scheme has grown massively in popularity, to the point where it now seems like there are just as many White graphics card releases as those released in classic Black. Having MSI add new White revisions for its popular Ventus series is great news as these cards are super popular - and outside modifications to the underlying cooling and the addition of new generation architecture and hardware from NVIDIA, the Ventus line-up hasn't changed much over the years.
RADV is Mesa's unofficial open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux that adds ray-tracing support for older RDNA 2-based Radeon GPUs like the Radeon RX 6800 XT. Games like Hitman III, Quake II RTX, Control, Resident Evil Village, and Metro Exodus: Extended Edition are all supported using the Vulkan-based driver, and the RADV Ray-Tracing driver just got a massive boost to performance.
According to a new report at Phoronix, adding "support for batch acceleration structure builds within the Mesa RADV driver" has led to a massive boost to RT performance in games "that don't do any build command batching of their own." One such game is Hitman III, where Friedrich Vock noted that the updated driver triples the in-game ray-tracing performance.
A massive increase to be sure, though it's worth noting that RDNA 2 and cards like the Radeon RX 6800 XT are not known for delivering when it comes to pure RT performance in games that push several different effects at the same time like ray-traced reflections, ambient occlusion, global illumination, and shadows.
Cable management and keeping your PCs neat and tidy have evolved in recent years. From using cable ties to keeping a sea of wires in check, we're now at the point where the fewer calves you see, the better it is for a rig's overall aesthetics. In the age of liquid cooling and RGB lighting, aesthetics is king - and it's one of the reasons we're now seeing a shift to GPU and motherboard designs created to hide or even remove visible cables entirely.
INNO3D's innovative approach is one that we've covered multiple times here at TweakTown, and what makes it great is that it doesn't require additional specialized hardware like a specific case or motherboard.
And today, we've got confirmation that the company's Stealth Cable Management system is making its debut with the INNO3D GeForce RTX 4070 Twin X2 OC White Edition graphics card.
AMD might have plans to bring its Navi 31 chip - the top-end offering for RDNA 3 - to gaming laptops, if a new rumor is right.
As Wccftech noticed, this comes from Golden Pig Upgrade, a regular leaker over at Bilibili (add plenty of salt here), who reckons that AMD is going this route with Navi 31, albeit the cut-down version.
As you may have seen recently, AMD has a new spin on Navi 31 which is trimmed down compared to the original chip. This is the variant that resides inside the Radeon RX 7900 GRE (a freshly revealed graphics card).
Showing up as expected, right after their announcement, on the Siggraph 2023 expo floor, AMD is publically showing their latest professional graphics cards including one which features an innovative single-slot design.
The AMD Radeon Pro 7600 graphics cards are designed with budget-conscious professionals in mind while providing advanced features and performance. The launch of the AMD Radeon Pro W7600 not only showcases AMD's dedication to the professional graphics space but also highlights the company's commitment to making cutting-edge technology accessible to a wider range of creative experts.
Powered with dedicated GDDR6 memory, AMD Infinity Cache, AV1 Encode/Decode, hardware-accelerated ray tracing, and advanced shading techniques, the cards provide enhanced visuals, accurate reflections, and an improved visual experience for entry-level professionals. The W7600 graphics cards leverage AI-powered enhancements to optimize tasks such as denoising, content creation, and basic image adjustments, streamlining the workflow for entry-level users.
AMD's long-awaited third incarnation of its frame rate boosting tech is almost here, and could even debut in September - if we're lucky.
That's according to Moore's Law is Dead (MLID), who shares this info in the latest YouTube clip the leaker has uploaded which is mostly about discussing RDNA 4 and RDNA 5 graphics cards, and where AMD is going with those.
At any rate, we're told that FSR 3 is now almost ready, and the NVIDIA DLSS 3 rival is set to launch in Q4 - although it might just sneak out in September.
AMD will never make high-end GPUs again? There's been some panic and chatter on the grapevine recently that Team Red could be abandoning top-end graphics cards for good, but this isn't the case.
Even though that may be true for RDNA 4, as recently rumored - but there are nuances in that speculation, too.
Moore's Law is Dead (MLID), a well-known YouTube leaker, has been setting the record straight regarding the recent rumors about the top-of-the-tree Radeon graphics cards.