Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 8
A fresh new rumor on AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture has floated up into the rumor mill, with AMD software engineers pushing out new patches for the new GFX11 architecture -- otherwise known as RDNA 3.
The new patch teases AMD is working on its own instructions that can operate on matrixes, with support for advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, to super-power their super-resolution technologies on RDNA 3-based graphics cards, spotted by @0x22h on Twitter. Effectively, this would be like Tensor cores on an NVIDIA GPU, hardware-based assistance for DLSS.
AMDGPU is a backend for AMD GPUs for LLVM compiler library, which gets updated by AMD employees, and if you're keen-eyed enough you can get a sneak into what next-gen GPU architectures will bring. In this case, the Wave Matrix Multiply-Accumulate was added to the new GFX11 architecture, GFX11 being the codename of AMD's next-gen RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
EVGA's new PowerLink 41s has been announced, acting as a next-gen cable management accessory for your EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 graphics card.
The new EVGA PowerLink 41s provides maximum stability, improved case airflow, and of course it glows with fully-customizable ARGB LED lighting. EVGA has designed its PowerLink 41s exclusively for its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 series of GPUs, which rock the new 16-pin PCIe power connector... this is where PowerLink 41s helps.
PowerLink 41s connects to the end of your EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 graphics card, and turns the single 16-pin PCIe power connector into 4 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, which then get connected individually to your power supply. You'll also get some beautiful RGB lighting on the back of it, so the EVGA PowerLink 41s connected to an EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 will look beautiful... cleaner, and has RGB lighting to boot.
The closer we get to AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU launch, the more details that are leaking out: today, we have news that the rearchitected RDNA 3 GPU Compute Units will have "enhanced ray tracing" capabilities, and even faster GPU clocks.
AMD itself has confirmed the news of the boosted ray tracing capabilities and higher GPU clocks during its Financial Analyst Day 2022. AMD's SVP of Engineering at Radeon Technologies Group, David Wang, explained that the company has architectured the compute units inside of RDNA 3 that will increase ray tracing capabilities.
We don't know what these "enhanced ray tracing capabilities" are going to do, but it should be obvious that ray tracing performance and upgraded (and new) features inside of the next-gen AMD RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs will be plenty. AMD will better compete against NVIDIA in the ray tracing department, as NVIDIA is the clear dominating GPU in ray tracing, but RDNA 3 won't be messing around.
We only just heard about Intel's first Arc workstation GPU -- the Arc Pro A40 -- just yesterday, and now we're already hearing about the Intel Arc Pro A50 workstation GPU.
Intel recently launched its new desktop Arc GPUs in a China exclusive, with benchmarks and more being revealed over the last few days, then news of the Arc Pro GPUs started. First, we heard about the Intel Arc Pro A40 workstation GPU, and now news of the Arc Pro A50 workstation GPU is here.
In new listings on SiSoft Sandra, the Intel Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro 40 workstation GPUs are found -- with the new Arc Pro A50 workstation featuring the full ACM-G11 GPU with 8 Xe-Cores (128 Execution Units and 1024 FP32 cores). Both the Intel Arc Pro A50 and Arc Pro A40 workstation GPUs seem to be packing 6GB of GDDR6 memory, which should be pumping through a 96-bit memory bus.
AMD isn't too far away now from launching its next-gen RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, and now we're hearing about higher power consumption on the RDNA 3 chips... because NVIDIA is using more power.
The news is coming from Tom's Hardware, which spoke with AMD Senior VP Sam Naffziger, who was one of the minds behind AMD's revolutionary chiplet architecture. AMD has recently said that it would have a 50% projected performance-per-watt uplift with its new RDNA 3 GPUs over RDNA 2, but now those numbers are getting clearer.
Naffziger said that since NVIDIA is cranking up the power consumption on its next-gen Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, that it would be boosting the power consumption on its RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 Ti and GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards -- in Founders Edition form -- have been teased in some new renders. Just remember, this could be completely fake, so I've got a link here to make sure this is safe.
The new renders are courtesy of Moore's Law is Dead, with the alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition both shown off in their BFGPU goodness. NVIDIA will reportedly using a 3-slot, or 3.5-slot cooling design with more fins and more heat sink surface area with its new Ada Lovelace GPUs in the high-end RTX 4090 Ti and RTX 4090 designs.
In a new tweet about his video, Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead explains: "Tonight I share renders of the leaked #NVIDIA RTX 4090 Ti cooler, and break down what there is to learn about AD102 from said leak! 💚🧵 I also provide information about when you can expect decent Lovelace Volume this fall".
AMD is celebrating the first anniversary of the first-gen FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 (FSR 1.0) technology, by making its next-gen FSR 2.0 technology open source, and available to download right now.
AMD has now published the source code of FSR 2.0 on GitHub, which should see many more FSR 2.0-capable titles in the future. AMD explains that with the introduction of FSR 2 "our temporal upscaling solution earlier this year, there are now over 110 games that support FSR. The rate of uptake has been very impressive - FSR is AMD's fastest adopted software gaming technology to date".
With over 110 games supporting FSR 1.0, there is now a dedicated FSR 2.0 page that also includes the FSR 2.0 API, the full C++, and HLSL source code behind it, with AMD adding that you'll "also discover our Cauldron-based sample and comprehensive API documentation to help you with your integration".
NVIDIA looks to be making some changes to its upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, with leaker "kopite7kimi" revealing "some updates" on the new Ada Lovelace graphics cards on Twitter.
In a new tweet, the leaker has provided some updated specs on NVIDIA's three first Ada GPUs: the second-flagship GeForce RTX 4090, the new GeForce RTX 4080, and the GeForce RTX 4070. Let's tackle the elephant in the room: the GeForce RTX 4090.
The updated specs for NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 4090 see its CUDA core configuration tweaked, with kopite7kimi noting that the AD102-300 GPU will have 16384 CUDA cores (up from 16128 CUDA cores). The SMs (Streaming Multiprocessors) have changed slightly, with the leaker saying NVIDIA is using 128 SMs on the GeForce RTX 4090 (up from 126).
Intel's new Arc desktop GPUs are only just launching now... at least as an exclusive in China... but we're already seeing the first whispers of a new Intel desktop workstation GPU.
A new "Intel Arc Pro" graphics card has been spotted on the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA), where the certification for Intel's new Arc Pro GPU is listed with certification number "RR-CPU-DG2IPC" on June 22, 2022 -- today.
Intel has changed its Arc GPU roadmap a bit over the last 6 months, but it did have Arc mobile GPUs in notebooks in Q1 2022 -- promised Arc desktop GPUs in Q1 2022, then Q2 2022 and barely made it with an exclusive, super-limited launch in China -- with Arc workstation GPUs teased for Q3 2022.
Intel's first foray back into the GPU space since its AGP-powered i740, the new Arc A380 desktop GPU is here... at least kinda... released in China as an exclusive for now.
The new custom GUNNIR A380 Photon OC graphics card is the first, and only (so far) custom Arc desktop graphics card, but that's something we already knew. What's new here is that we have the first benchmarks tested by Shenmedounengce benching the Core i5-12400 processor, mid-range B660 motherboard, and DDR4 memory.
Intel's new Arc A380 desktop GPU was benched against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce GTX 1650, while AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 were also tested. These are all low- to mid-range graphics cards, against the Intel Arc A380 with its ACM-G11 GPU (up to 2.45GHz GPU boost clocks) with Xe-Cores and 6GB of GDDR6 memory on a 96-bit memory bus.