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JPR reports biggest GPU market drop in Q3 2022 since 2009

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 22, 2022 11:18 PM CST

Jon Peddie Research has pushed out a new report for the GPU market in Q3 2022, with the biggest drop in GPU shipments since the 2009 recession.

PC GPU vendor total market share (source: JPR)

PC GPU vendor total market share (source: JPR)

GPU and CPU shipments dropped significantly year-over-year by 19% with GPU seeing a compound growth rate of 2.8% between 2022-2026, where they'll see an install base of 3.1 billion units at the end of JPR's forecast period. In the next 5 years, JPR predicts discrete GPUs inside of PCs will hit 26%.

Looking at the year-to-year total GPU shipments, these numbers aren't good: they're down 25.1% for all types of platforms and GPUs, while desktop graphics cards dropped 15.4% and notebooks by 30% which is huge: the largest since the 2009 recession. Who lost the most? AMD.

Continue reading: JPR reports biggest GPU market drop in Q3 2022 since 2009 (full post)

TSMC's next-gen 3nm wafer cost are high: new CPUs, GPUs will be more expensive

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 22, 2022 6:28 PM CST

TSMC is going to be charging more for its bleeding edge 3nm chips according to a new report from DigiTimes, which suggests the company will be charging $20,000 for 3nm wafers.

TSMC's wafer costs from 2004 to 2022 (source: DigiTimes)

TSMC's wafer costs from 2004 to 2022 (source: DigiTimes)

The current-gen 5nm designs that we're already enjoying with NVIDIA and its new GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" GPUs are made on a custom 5nm design by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), as well as Apple and soon AMD's new Radeon RX 7000 series "RDNA 3" graphics cards.

Back in 2018, TSMC was charging $10,000 (USD) per 7nm wafer -- which TSMC's 7nm process node made millions of devices sing with silicon magic: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs, and so much more -- but in 2020 when it started pumping out 5nm wafers the costs were jacked up to $16,000 per wafer. But now, TSMC's next-gen 5nm wafers will reportedly cost $20,000 meaning next-gen CPUs and GPUs from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA will be even more expensive than they are now.

Continue reading: TSMC's next-gen 3nm wafer cost are high: new CPUs, GPUs will be more expensive (full post)

TSMC boss confirms it will build 3nm chips at its Arizona, USA factory

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 21, 2022 9:28 PM CST

TSMC has announced that it will be producing next-gen 3nm chips at its new factory in the USA, with its factory in Arizona not completely finished, but TSMC founder Morris Chang has provided the world with an update.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang said on Monday: "Three-nanometre, TSMC right now has a plan, but it has not been completely finalised. It has almost been finalised - in the same Arizona site, phase two. Five-nanometre is phase one, 3-nanometre is phase two".

Chang was speaking with reporters in Taipei after he returned from the APEC summit that was held last week in Thailand, that the next-gen 3nm fabrication plant would be in the same location as the 5nm plant being built in Arizona. TSMC will be holding a "tool-in" ceremony for its new Arizona plant, which will take place on December 6, with Chang being in attendance -- along with TSMC customers and suppliers, as well as U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

Continue reading: TSMC boss confirms it will build 3nm chips at its Arizona, USA factory (full post)

AMD has LOL moment at NVIDIA: 'stay safe this holiday season'

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 21, 2022 8:23 PM CST

AMD is taking the perfect opportunity to jebait its competitor NVIDIA, teasing the company and its fiery 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connector melting, or catching fire on NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

AMD's Senior Director of Gaming Marketing, taking a stab at NVIDIA (source: Twitter)

AMD's Senior Director of Gaming Marketing, taking a stab at NVIDIA (source: Twitter)

AMD's Senior Director of Gaming Marketing Sasa Marinkovic took to Twitter a couple of days ago with a rather simple, but spicy tweet: "stay safe this holiday season" and tagged the official AMD Radeon Twitter account, with a picture of the dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors on the upcoming RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards.

NVIDIA's entire flock of GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" graphics cards are using the new 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connector, while AMD is continuing on with the industry standard 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its new Radeon RX 7000 series "RDNA 3" graphics cards.

Continue reading: AMD has LOL moment at NVIDIA: 'stay safe this holiday season' (full post)

AMD Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs: similar, better launch supply than RTX 40 series

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 21, 2022 7:23 PM CST

AMD is preparing a larger volume of RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards for the big December 13 launch according to the latest rumors.

AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX "RDNA 3" graphics card

AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX "RDNA 3" graphics card

MyDrivers has reported from sources of theirs in the upstream supply chain that AMD is increasing the number of orders for its upcoming RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards... where we could see more Navi 31-based GPUs at launch than NVIDIA had of its GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 "Ada Lovelace" graphics cards.

We know from the current reports that NVIDIA has reportedly shipped out 160,000+ graphics cards so far -- that's both the flagship AD102-based GeForce RTX 4090 and AD103-based GeForce RTX 4080 -- with over 80% of those 160,000 cards being the higher-end GeForce RTX 4090. AMD will not be competing against the GeForce RTX 4090, even with its new Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which is being aimed directly at the GeForce RTX 4080.

Continue reading: AMD Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs: similar, better launch supply than RTX 40 series (full post)

NVIDIA: we've only had 50 cases of melted 12VHPWR connectors on GeForce RTX 4090

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2022 10:09 PM CST

NVIDIA has finally, finally weighed in on the explosive issue of 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connectors melting on their expensive new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.

NVIDIA's official statement on the 12VHPWR power connector (source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's official statement on the 12VHPWR power connector (source: NVIDIA)

After an extensive investigation and wicked video put out by the folks at GamersNexus, NVIDIA has released an official statement on what the hell is going on with the melting 12VHPWR power connectors. NVIDIA has said that they are "aware of about 50 cases globally" of melting GeForce RTX 4090 power connectors.

NVIDIA says that their findings to date suggest that the common issue with faulty GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards is that the 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector is "not fully plugged into" the graphic card. The company suggests that you plug in the power dongle (the 16-pin to 4 x 8-pin PCIe adapter) into the graphics card first, to ensure that the 12VHPWR power connector is firmly, and evenly plugged in, before you put the GeForce RTX 4090 onto your motherboard.

Continue reading: NVIDIA: we've only had 50 cases of melted 12VHPWR connectors on GeForce RTX 4090 (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 sales hit 130,000 while RTX 4080 sits on shelves

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2022 9:11 PM CST

NVIDIA's monster new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is out in the wild, with reports from last week teasing the company had shipped 100,000+ of its AD102-based GPU... but now those numbers are climbing quickly.

Look at all of those GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, just sitting there (source: Sabin)

Look at all of those GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, just sitting there (source: Sabin)

According to a few sources, NVIDIA has reportedly shipped over 130,000 of its flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards... which is interesting to see, considering how expensive these graphics cards are. The new GeForce RTX 4090 has absolutely no competition on the market right now, and even when AMD launches its new Navi 31-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX, it won't match the GeForce RTX 4090.

We are being told that NVIDIA has shipped 130,000+ of the flagship GeForce RTX 4090, and just 30,000 of the second-fastest Ada Lovelace GPU -- the GeForce RTX 4080. It shouldn't come as a big surprise considering the GeForce RTX 4090 is fantastically fast, and only a few hundred more dollars than the GeForce RTX 4080... leaving the AD103-based GeForce RTX 4080 sitting on retailer shelves.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 sales hit 130,000 while RTX 4080 sits on shelves (full post)

GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF breaks another 14 world records, pushed to 3.85GHz

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2022 6:24 PM CST

GALAX has already been smashing overclocking world records left, right, and center with its new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 HOF... recently smashed 20 world records, and now the team is back destroying 14 more world records.

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The new GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card was pushed to an impressive 3.5GHz in the previous overclocking mission, but now the team has pushed the AD102 GPU even further: 3.825GHz, the highest GPU clock on NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 so far.

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang did promise during its GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card reveal that the team had pushed Ada Lovelace to past 3.0GHz in their labs... and in my own testing you're not going to breach much past 3.0GHz, but with the GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF and chilled with LN2 cooling... it seems 4.0GHz isn't too far away now.

Continue reading: GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF breaks another 14 world records, pushed to 3.85GHz (full post)

PowerColor shows off Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2022 5:42 PM CST

AMD's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards are nearly here if you can believe it, and while we've seen ASUS show off its custom Radeon RX 7900 series cards... now it's time for PowerColor to come out of the shadows with a tease of its new cards.

PowerColor's new Radeon RX 7900 series "Red Devil" graphics card

PowerColor's new Radeon RX 7900 series "Red Devil" graphics card

PowerColor has teased its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT Red Devil graphics cards, posting to their official Facebook page to show off the new cards. PowerColor refers to "Devil 13" for these cards, adding that the ruler of the underworld created a new Devil to rise from the underworld and master all creatures... adding that "Red Devil as he was named" known to be the only Devil beside his creator to master all elements of the Pentagon: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void.

Alrighty. Sounds like some demonic spell or something guys, it's just a graphics card. But anyway, underneath of that will be AMD's next-gen RDNA 3-powered Navi 31 GPU -- the world's first consumer-focused GPU chiplet, using GCDs (Graphics Compute Dies) and MCDs (Memory Compute Dies) -- battling it out with NVIDIA's second-fastest Ada Lovelace GPU, the GeForce RTX 4080.

Continue reading: PowerColor shows off Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil graphics card (full post)

Intel forced to cough up $949 million in patent troll to VLSI

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 17, 2022 11:26 PM CST

Intel has been ordered by a federal jury in Texas to pay VLSI Technology LLC a rather large sum for patent infringement, costing Intel $948.8 million.

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If you didn't know who VLSI is, they're a patent-holding company that's associated with SoftBank Group Corp-owned private equity firm Fortress Investment Group, who argued during the six-day trial that Intel's previous-gen Cascade Lake and Skylake processors violated their patents covering improvements to data processing.

An Intel spokesperson said that the company "strongly disagrees" with the verdict (of course) and that the company has plans to appeal, with the Intel spokesperson adding that the case is "one example of many that shows the U.S. patent system is in urgent need of reform". VSI's own law firm declined for comment.

Continue reading: Intel forced to cough up $949 million in patent troll to VLSI (full post)

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