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End of an era, NVIDIA has produced its last GeForce GTX GPU... it's all RTX from here on out

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 5, 2024 10:33 PM CST

Late last year, we got word that NVIDIA was planning to sunset the GeForce GTX product line - with the final GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GTX 1650, and low-end GeForce GTX 1630 GPUs produced earlier this year. Today, we've got some updated info from the same Chinese Board Channels forum source (via Videocardz) that once the remaining stock is depleted, there will be no more new GeForce GTX 16 cards for partners and retailers.

End of an era, NVIDIA has produced its last GeForce GTX GPU... it's all RTX from here on out

The source cites NVIDIA's GPU product roadmap, which lists the GeForce GTX 16 Series as "completely discontinued," with all remaining "GPU stock allocated to AIC brand manufacturers." GeForce GTX stock is expected to run out in one to three months.

The final GeForce GTX cards, including the GTX 1660, are based on NVIDIA Turing architecture, albeit without dedicated RT or AI hardware. The redesigned GeForce RTX 3050 with 6GB of VRAM and a modest 70W TDP will become the company's entry-level option.

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 551.76 is here, adds support for The Thaumaturge

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 5, 2024 9:31 PM CST

The GeForce Game Ready 551.76 WHQL driver is now available via direct download, through GeForce Experience, or the new NVIDIA App currently in Beta. The latest GeForce driver adds day-one support for The Thaumaturge, which includes support for NVIDIA DLSS 3 and Reflex technologies.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 551.76 is here, adds support for The Thaumaturge

The Thaumaturge is a new narrative-driven isometric RPG from Polish studio Fool's Theory set in early 20th-century Warsaw. With turn-based combat and choices to make, it's something fans of Baldur's Gate 3, Divinity: Original Sin II, Disco Elysium, or Pillars of Eternity should check out.

Outside of support for the Thaumaturge, the GeForce Game Ready 551.76 WHQL driver fixes DLSS 3 Frame Generation stability issues with The Talos Principle 2 as well as solving video corruption when using the NVENC hardware encoder on GeForce GTX 16 Series GPUs.

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NVIDIA's new open-source Nouveau driver for Linux: no issues with HDMI 2.1, unlike AMD

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 5, 2024 7:02 PM CST

NVIDIA's new open-source Linux graphics driver "Nouveau" won't have issues with HDMI 2.1 integration, unlike AMD that was knocked back from getting its issues on Linux with Radeon GPUs sorted.

NVIDIA's new open-source Nouveau driver for Linux: no issues with HDMI 2.1, unlike AMD

The HDMI Forum is the organization responsible for the HDMI standard, recently rejecting AMD's request for public access -- open-source level -- HDMI 2.1 functionality. AMD has had issues with Linux drivers for Radeon for years now, but NVIDIA has just breezed through, it seems.

Alex Deucher from FreeDesktop.org said: "The HDMI Forum has rejected our proposal unfortunately. At this time an open source HDMI 2.1 implementation is not possible without running afoul of the HDMI Forum requirements."

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JEDEC publishes GDDR7 memory standard: AMD and NVIDIA's next-gen graphics memory is ready

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 5, 2024 5:31 PM CST

JEDEC has just published the next-gen GDDR7 graphics memory standard, with the publication of JESD239 Graphics Double Data Rate (GDDR7) SGRAM.

JEDEC publishes GDDR7 memory standard: AMD and NVIDIA's next-gen graphics memory is ready

The groundbreaking GDDR7 memory standard offers double the bandwidth of GDDR6 memory, with up to 192GB/sec per device, and will be used as graphics memory offering oodles more bandwidth in graphics, gaming, compute, networking, and AI applications.

According to the latest rumors, NVIDIA is the only one securing itself GDDR7 memory modules for its next-gen GPUs, hearing that AMD has been buying up GDDR6 at faster 20Gbps bandwidth for its new RDNA 4-powered Radeon RX 8000 series GPUs. AMD isn't walking away from GDDR7, as beefed-up Radeon RX series GPUs should feature GDDR7 in teh future, the rumor is that AMD has received "tons of purchases" for GDDR6 at 20Gbps.

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NVIDIA RTX 5090 could launch in Q3 2024 to crush AMD in the gaming GPU arena

Darren Allan | Mar 4, 2024 11:50 AM CST

NVIDIA's RTX 5090 graphics card could be out a lot sooner than expected, and will certainly be arriving this year, a YouTube leaker reckons.

NVIDIA RTX 5090 could launch in Q3 2024 to crush AMD in the gaming GPU arena

This is the latest video from Moore's Law is Dead (MLID) in which the leaker asserts that Blackwell is currently being validated by Team Green, and that includes the RTX 5090.

Meaning that in a few months' time, we can expect the Blackwell flagship GPU to be through that validation process - and it will definitely launch this year, MLID tells us.

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GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is already listed in Steam's hardware survey for February 2024

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 4, 2024 12:31 AM CST

It's only been available for a month or so, launching with the same price point as the GeForce RTX 4070 but offering a notable bump to performance. Still, the new GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER has already entered the most popular GPU list in the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for February 2024.

GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is already listed in Steam's hardware survey for February 2024

Usually, it takes a few months, at least, before a new discrete desktop GPU appears in the Steam hardware survey, so it's safe to say that among PC gamers upgrading or putting together a new rig, the new GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER is a popular choice. Granted, it's near the bottom of the list, but with the Radeon RX 7900 XTX still the only RDNA 3 or non-NVIDIA current-gen GPU to make the list - it's a testament to NVIDIA's dominance in this space.

The GeForce RTX 4070, which saw its price drop to $549 USD following the launch of the SUPER variant, is the most GPU from the current generation - shooting into the number 13 spot after a strong showing last month. The RTX 4070 is joined by the GeForce RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti in the top twenty.

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MSI is reportedly prepping to launch another EXPERT GPU for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 3, 2024 10:28 PM CST

MSI debuted its latest flagship GPU design for the recent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER launch. The MSI GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER EXPERT is a head-turner for several reasons, but mainly because it's unlike any GPU we've encountered outside of NVIDIA's iconic Founders Edition design.

MSI is reportedly prepping to launch another EXPERT GPU for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

Sporting a full brushed metal shroud with a stylish metallic grill, it's quite the looker. The push-and-pull fan setup (dubbed MSI Flow Frozr) mimics NVIDIA's founders' design for unique airflow, with a vapor chamber rounding out the cooling in this solid package built with premium materials. Check out our full review for a complete design, thermal, and performance breakdown.

MSI's EXPERT cards join the company's SUPRIM flagship range, albeit as a more minimal and arguably stylish flagship design choice. Today, thanks to a new report from Videocardz, it looks like MSI plans to expand its EXPERT line-up with a new MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER EXPERT coming soon.

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Microsoft announces DirectSR for DirectX, a single API for NVIDIA DLSS, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 29, 2024 11:01 PM CST

With the revelation that Windows 11 was getting an 'Automatic super resolution' feature called Auto SR, powered by AI, the recent DirectSR announcement from Microsoft's DirectX team had many assuming that the company was planning to unveil its version of DLSS, FSR, or XeSS at GDC in the coming weeks.

Microsoft announces DirectSR for DirectX, a single API for NVIDIA DLSS, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS

It turns out that's not the case; DirectSR sounds very exciting as it's a new API designed in partnership with GPU makers like AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA "to enable seamless integration of Super Resolution (SR) into the next generation of games." Integrating upscaling or Super Resolution (SR) technologies within DirectX aims to make it a lot easier for developers to add this support to their games.

"DirectSR is the missing link developers have been waiting for when approaching SR integration, providing a smoother, more efficient experience that scales across hardware," Microsoft's Joshua Tucker writes.

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AMD RDNA 4 flagship GPU rumor sounds disappointing - and it has us scratching our heads

Darren Allan | Feb 29, 2024 11:50 AM CST

It's time to put your skeptical hat on - and your coat of caution as well, for good measure - as we dive into the latest rumor drop for AMD's next-gen graphics cards.

AMD RDNA 4 flagship GPU rumor sounds disappointing - and it has us scratching our heads

This is from RedGamingTech (RGT) on YouTube who has new details about RDNA 4 GPUs, namely Navi 48 and 44, which will be aimed at the mid-range market. (AMD isn't doing high-end products this time around, as you're likely aware).

RGT has an update from sources which changes the predicted specs for these GPUs, with both of them now said to run with GDDR6 RAM (rather than GDDR7 as previously stated by the YouTuber).

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NVIDIA announces new RTX 500 and 1000 Ada Laptop GPUs for 'highly portable workstations'

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 28, 2024 2:03 AM CST

NVIDIA has announced two new GPUs that will join its Ada Generation Laptop GPU line-up this year - the NVIDIA RTX 500 and RTX 1000, designed for 'highly portable mobile workstations.' The announcement notes that mobile workstations with these new GPUs will be available from partners including Dell, HP, Lenovo, and MSI this spring.

NVIDIA announces new RTX 500 and 1000 Ada Laptop GPUs for 'highly portable workstations'

The new RTX 500 and RTX 1000 GPU-powered workstations will ship with a neural processing unit (NPU) as part of the CPU configuration, with the addition of NVIDIA's Tensor Cores for more demanding AI workloads.

On the high-end, the NVIDIA RTX 5000 offers 682 TOPS of AI performance, with the new RTX 500 and RTX 1000 sitting on the entry-level side with 154 TOPS and 193 TOPS, respectively. NVIDIA adds that these workstations and new GPUs will be useful for video conferencing with AI effects, AI upscaling video content, generative AI, and content creation.

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