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Intel at it again with Nvidia? (Image Source: WCCFTech)

Update: Nvidia and Intel deny involvement | Polish source claims Nvidia and Intel worked together to block the marketing of premium AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops with high-end GPUs in 2020

Back in mid-2020, laptop OEMs explained that the inclusion of dGPUs more powerful than the RTX 2060 would not really make sense on Ryzen 4000H systems, as their performance would be limited by the 8x PCIe 3.0 lanes. However, the R...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:16:00 +0100
NVIDIA Ampere Mobile will not carry any Max-Q branding. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Exclusive | NVIDIA RTX 30 Ampere Mobile will no longer offer Max-Q or Max-P branding, OEMs free to decide TGP and Max-Q features to implement

NVIDIA and OEMs will no longer specify whether a given Ampere Mobile GPU is a Max-Q or a Max-P variant. Ampere Mobile will be offered in a range of TGPs, and it will be the OEMs' discretion to decide which third generation Max-Q s...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:17:00 +0100
The GeForce RTX 2060 re-run will begin next month, according to Overclocking. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER are returning for a farewell tour

NVIDIA may have got stuck into the Ampere architecture over the last few months, but it is reputedly going to have another crack at releasing Turing cards. In fact, the company and board partners will re-release the GeForce RTX 20...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:48:00 +0100
The RTX 3060 may not arrive in a Founders Edition. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's sudden configuration change of the RTX 3060 GA106 GPU puts AiBs in a quandary, no Founders Edition being planned

A last-minute configuration change for the GA106 GPU seemed to have confused NVIDIA's add-in board (AiB) partners with respect to the RTX 3060's specifications, particularly the core clocks. We are also getting to know that the RT...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:03:00 +0100
Judging by the performance figures provided by Tianshu Zhixin, the Big Island GPU seems like a good alternative to Nvidia's and AMD's similar products (Image Source: Tianshu Zhixin)

China presents its first competitive 7 nm data center GPU

China's progress with the home-grown CPUs and GPUs is relentless. The new Big Island general purpose GPUs produced by Tianshu Zhixin are able to take advantage of TSMC's 7 nm tech and provide a competitive price/performance ratio....
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0100
The Gainward RTX 3060 12 GB Pegasus is one of three single fan versions of the RTX 3060. (Image source: Videocardz)

These NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mini-ITX cards will be suitable for SFF PCs

NVIDIA's board partners have begun announcing GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card for the Mini-ITX form factor. Currently, Gainward, MSI and Palit have announced single fan versions of the GeForce RTX 3060, which has 12 GB of VRAM...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:29:00 +0100
The GPRO X070 should run silently thanks to its passive cooler. (Image source: Sapphire)

Sapphire announces a passively cooled version of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Sapphire has introduced a passively-cooled version of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, which it has called the GPRO X070. The company intends professional users to purchase the card, but it does feature four display outputs. There is al...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:20:00 +0100
Intel Rocket Lake-S will offer UHD Graphics 730 and UHD Graphics 750 Xe iGPUs. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Rocket Lake-S Xe integrated graphics will be known as UHD Graphics 730 and UHD Graphics 750

Rocket Lake-S will use the Tiger Lake Xe graphics core, but it will be named as UHD Graphics 730 (24 EUs) and UHD Graphics 750 (32 EUs), according to leaked driver listings. A UHD Graphics P750 for the enterprise is also seen. Roc...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:56:00 +0100
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G (rev 2.0) graphics card. (Image source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte revises its GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G graphics card - now 11 mm shorter

Gigabyte has added a sort-of-new product to its graphics card range in the form of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO 8G (rev 2.0). Desktop PC builders will likely be intrigued by the revisions that have been made to this RTX 3...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:33:00 +0100
Samsung's purported desktop Exynos could potentially give the Apple M1 a run for its money, especially if it's built on a sub-5nm process (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung could soon bring its Exynos chips to desktop, claims tipster, but how might it compare to the Apple M1?

Tipster @TheGolox recently claimed that Samsung is working on Exynos chips for desktop. If true, this would mean that we might soon see another entrant in the ARM on PC space, alongside the Snapdragon 8cx and Apple M1.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:08:00 +0100
AV1 might become much more of a standard in the near future. (Source: AOMedia)

Google is pushing Android TV hardware-makers to adopt the AV1 codec in 2021

AV1 is a video codec rated to enhance file compression compared to its current alternatives. Google has become its a major proponent, to the extent that it is now reportedly insisting that manufacturers need to have it enabled in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 16 Jan 2021 23:54:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010 is official but not yet available. (Image: GT 1030)

NVIDIA quietly introduces the GeForce GT 1010 — A Pascal GP108 GPU with 256 CUDA cores, 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM, and 55 W TDP

NVIDIA appears to have silently announced a GeForce GT 1010 GPU earlier this week. The GT 1010 is a Pascal card featuring the 14 nm GP108 GPU similar to the GT 1030. The GT 1010 has only 256 CUDA cores enabled, supports 2 GB GDDR5...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 16 Jan 2021 22:07:00 +0100
The current HP Omen 15. (Source: HP)

A Best Buy leak may reveal US pricing for the RTX 3070-powered HP Omen 15

NVIDIA has all but confirmed that the 2021 HP Omen 15 gaming laptop will be powered by RTX 3000-series graphics. According to a clearly premature sales listing on bestbuy.com, they will comprise the RTX 3070 Max-Q hinted at in pre...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:27:00 +0100
DisplayPort 2.0 offers double the bandwidth of the Thunderbolt 4 connectors. (Image Source: HotHardware)

The first DisplayPort 2.0 monitors and GPUs to hit the market in late 2021

Initially supposed to hit the market in mid-2020, the DisplayPort 2.0 monitors got delayed by the global pandemic and are now expected to become available in the second half of 2021. DP 2.0 is clearly superior to HDMI 2.0, as it o...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:13:00 +0100
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition (Source: ZOTAC)

ZOTAC intros two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060-based video cards

Although they have different colors and frequencies (minor factory overclocks, of course), the two new ZOTAC video cards that use the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 as foundation stay within the 170 W TDP value of the reference design. T...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:58:00 +0100
The price of the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity has risen by US$350. (Image source: ZOTAC)

EVGA and ZOTAC raise the prices of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series by an average of 10% over MSRP with a peak increase of US$350

EVGA and ZOTAC have followed ASUS in increasing the price of their NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series custom cards. The changes range from 4% to 23%, which correlate to price increases of between US$70 and US$350. Overall, prices hikes ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:50:00 +0100
AMD and NVIDIA may struggle to meet GPU demand until the summer, at the earliest. (Image source: Forbes)

AMD and NVIDIA confirm that GPU stock levels will remain non-existent for the foreseeable future

According to AMD and NVIDIA, there will not be an uptick in GPU availability for a few months yet. Stock levels of the GeForce RTX 30 series will remain 'lean' until at least May, according to NVIDIA, while AMD believes that thing...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:28:00 +0100
The new XMG PRO 17 E21. (Source: Schenker)

XMG announces "re-designed" 15-17 inch NEO and PRO gaming laptops with Ryzen 5000 processors and RTX 3000 graphics

XMG has announced that the 2021 iterations of its PRO and NEO 15/17 laptops will have new, slim cases in addition to new specs. The NEO 15 and 17 also boasts fresh Ryzen 9 5900HX or 7 5800H AMD platforms, while the PROs stick with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:13:00 +0100
The RTX 3060 offers more VRAM than an RTX 3060 Ti. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

CES 2021 | More VRAM than the RTX 3060 Ti: NVIDIA launches the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB with resizable BAR support for US$329

NVIDIA has introduced a new member to the RTX 30 family, the RTX 3060 12 GB. The RTX 3060 is intended at those who are looking to upgrade from a GTX 1060-class card and features 3,584 CUDA cores, 12 GB of GDDR6 192-bit memory, and...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 19:23:00 +0100
The Helios 300 refresh: looks might be deceiving. (Source: Acer)

CES 2021 | Acer refreshes the Predator Helios 300 with RTX 3080 graphics and a 240Hz display

The latest iteration of the 15.6-inch Acer Predator Helios 300 could easily be mistaken for the last. However, the OEM asserts that it is rated for even smoother gameplay thanks to its new GPU and display option. Can these new spe...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:45:00 +0100
The first Ampere mobile benchmarks are in. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Exclusive | First NVIDIA Ampere mobile benchmarks: Up to 18% faster than Turing mobile, but don't expect Ampere desktop-class performance

We have obtained exclusive first synthetic benchmarks run on pre-sample gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's new Ampere mobile GPUs, the RTX 3060 Mobile, RTX 3070 Mobile, and the RTX 3080 Mobile. These preliminary numbers show Ampere mobile offering anywhere between 7% to 18% performance improvements over their Turing predecessors. However, they do seem to lag behind their desktop versions considerably.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:02:00 +0100
The NIO ET7 sedan will use four NVIDIA Ampere-based Orin SoCs for AI-assisted driving. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

A cut-down RTX 3080 in a car? NIO ET7 sedan will use four NVIDIA Drive Orin SoCs for automated driving and AI

Chinese electric automaker NIO announced that its latest electric vehicle ET7 will use NVIDIA Drive Orin SoC for AI-assisted driving. The ET7 will use Orin in a cluster of four to form the Adam supercomputer, which is capable of p...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 10 Jan 2021 13:14:00 +0100
An RTX 3060 Ultra is on the way, according to a new leak. (Image source: ASUS via Wccftech)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra leaks with 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM

NVIDIA plans to release Ampere-based graphics cards with Ultra branding, of which the RTX 3060 Ultra may be the first. The first leak of the RTX 3060 Ultra confirms that it will have 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and that it should arrive l...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 06 Jan 2021 23:39:00 +0100
The RTX 3080 mobile GPUs might get as many as 10 subvariants. (Image Source: TechPowerUP)

Nvidia mobile RTX 3080 Max-P versus Max-Q: specs and estimated performance

The RTX 3080 Max-P would only be a few percent faster than the RTX 3060 Ti desktop GPU, since it appears to be limited to 115 W TGP by default. On the other hand, the 80 W RTX 3080 Max-Q would be as fast as the GTX 1080 Ti desktop...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:56:00 +0100
Variants of the RDNA 2-based Navi 22 should power the RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT graphics cards. (Image source: PhoneMantra)

Radeon RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT with 12 GB GDDR6 may launch in March as AMD braces itself for Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series onslaught

It has been reported that AMD will launch the Radeon RX 6700 and RX 6700 XT graphics cards by the end of March. Apparently, both parts will feature 12 GB of GDDR6 memory and utilize Navi 22 GPUs. However, rival Nvidia appears to h...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 06 Jan 2021 07:30:00 +0100
A possible Intel GPU roadmap. (Source: Intel via VideoCardz)

Intel DG2: new leaks may confirm 128 and 512 EU variants

DG2 refers to second-gen discrete graphics solutions from Intel, said to launch in the first half of 2021 (1H2021) at the earliest. It is rumored to have an increased execution unit (EU) count compared to its Xe Max predecessor. A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:56:00 +0100
These Asus AIB graphics cards have already been updated with the new higher prices. (Image source: Asus - edited)

Asus hikes prices for its graphics cards and motherboards: Already costly ROG Strix Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 White OC Edition Gaming goes from US$1,849.99 to US$2,109.99

Asus has revealed that a wide range of its premium graphics cards and motherboards have had their prices increased. For example, the Asus ROG Strix Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 White OC Edition Gaming card now costs over US$2,100, and ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:39:00 +0100
Upcoming Legion Legion R5 desktops will see RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, and RTX 3060 12 GB GPU options among others. (Image Source: Lenovo)

NVIDIA to offer entry-level RTX features with the GA107 RTX 3050 with 2,304 CUDA cores, upcoming Lenovo Legion R5 desktops to offer RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, and RTX 3060 12 GB options

NVIDIA may distill-down RTX features to the x050 series with the GA107-based RTX 3050 GPU. A Lenovo PSREF page for the Legion R5 desktop PC confirms RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, and RTX 3060 12 GB offerings are on the anvil in addition ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 13:17:00 +0100
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo GX551QS with Ryzen 9 5900H and RTX 3080 Mobile is expected to launch during CES 2021. (In pic: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo GX550LXS).

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo GX551QS with Ryzen 9 5900H and RTX 3080 Mobile Geekbench listing confirms 6,144 CUDA cores and 16 GB VRAM, HP Omen 15 with RTX 3070 Mobile also spotted

Geekbench listings of the upcoming Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo GX551QS and HP Omen 15 laptops featuring RTX 3080 Mobile and RTX 3070 Mobile GPUs, respectively confirm some of the specs of these mobile Ampere parts that we've already kno...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:15:00 +0100
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X OC (Source: MSI)

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X OC desktop graphics card in review

It also works without RGB! As a smaller offshoot of the high-end Amps graphics cards, we were able to get hold of a relatively inexpensive representative of the coveted graphics cards wit...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:54:00 +0100
AMD Navi XTXH, XLE, and Nashira Point variants spotted on the USB-IF website. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Navi XTXH, XLE, and Nashira Point variants spotted on USB-IF: XTXH could be a possible Navi 21 variant with HBM2(E) support

New AMD variants viz. XTXH, XLE, and Nashira Point have been discovered on the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) website. It is not yet clear whether these are Navi 21 or Navi 22 parts. However, the XTXH variant could potentially be...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 19:50:00 +0100
Nvidia's Ampere architecture delivers greater ray-tracing performance than Turing. (Image source: Nvidia)

GeForce RTX 3070 Super and RTX 3080 Super graphics cards could be in the works as Nvidia looks to further expand the Ampere-based series

It has been rumored that Nvidia is working on even more Ampere-based graphics cards to join the growing GeForce RTX 30 series. Although the names for the two new parts are not currently known, it has been suggested that they could...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 05:13:00 +0100
Future AMD GPUs could sport MCM designs. (Image Source: AMD)

Patent shows future AMD RDNA-based GPUs could leverage multi-chip modules a la Intel Xe HP Arctic Sound and NVIDIA Hopper, but RDNA 3 will likely be monolithic

AMD could be offering multi-chip module (MCM) designs in GPUs in the near future. A patent filed in 2019 details how an MCM design can help lower costs and improve yields. Since most GPU-bound programs work best with monolithic co...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 00:23:00 +0100
SKIKK already offers SKUs with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU. (Image source: SKIKK)

Custom gaming laptop company offers Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 mobile GPU configuration options from €1,699 (US$2,087)

A Dutch company called SKIKK has started offering gaming laptops with mobile variants of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080. The entry-level device costs €1,699 (US$2,087) and features an RTX 3060 GPU with an Inte...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 30 Dec 2020 05:44:00 +0100
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470 is among the first Intel Xe Max-powered laptops. (Image Source: Asus)

Intel Iris Xe Max-powered Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470 in review: Good gains over Xe Graphics G7 96 EUs, MX350, and GTX 1050 in synthetic GPU tests

We ran several synthetic GPU benchmarks in our Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470 review unit and found that Intel's new Xe Max dGPU offers perceivable gains over the ...
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics | 14.00"
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 29 Dec 2020 12:46:00 +0100
NVIDIA Lovelace AD102 GPU will launch before Hopper. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Rumor | NVIDIA 5 nm Lovelace AD102 (RTX 4080/4090?) specs leak, looks to be a monster GPU with 18,432 CUDA cores and nearly 66 TFLOPs of FP32 performance

Specs of NVIDIA's Ampere successor codenamed Lovelace seem to be already available and all signs point to a monster of a GPU. Going by initial rumors, it seems that the AD102 GPU will have 2x the number of GPCs compared to Turing ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 28 Dec 2020 20:00:00 +0100
The MSI MAG B550M Mortar is among the first B550 boards to receive Resizable BAR support (Image source: MSI)

MSI AGESA 1.1.9.0 update brings Resizable BAR support to X570 and B550 motherboards

MSI has started rolling out a new AGESA update for its B550 and X570 motherboards, enabling Resizable BAR support for older Ryzen systems, as well as NVIDIA Ampere GPUs.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 26 Dec 2020 09:31:00 +0100
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio (source: MSI)

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G desktop graphics card in review

Consistently good! The Gaming X Trio graphics card series has been on the market for a long time and always offers a bit more performance than Nvidia's reference due to the very g...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 19 Dec 2020 18:34:00 +0100
Next-gen RDNA should emerge sometime soon. (Source: AMD)

A new leak purports to unveil code-names for upcoming Zen3- and RDNA 3-based AMD products

The blog CoreTeks claims to have sifted the release notes for AMD's latest firmware patches for some nuggets of potential gold on this company's upcoming high-performance GPUs and APUs. They include at least 1 Rembrandt variant, a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 18 Dec 2020 22:41:00 +0100
Smart Access Memory could deliver a performance boost to a wider range of hardware configurations (Image source: AMD)

ASUS, MSI set to enable Smart Access Memory support for Ryzen 1000, Ryzen 3000 configurations, with NVIDIA Ampere also supported

Both ASUS and MSI are apparently working on bringing Smart Access Memory (or Resizable BAR) to a wider range of hardware configurations than Big Navi and Ryzen 5000. We're now seeing SAM on B450 boards and on systems with Ryzen 30...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 18 Dec 2020 12:34:00 +0100
January 12 will mark the arrival of yet more RTX 30 series graphics cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX event for January 12; GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 30 mobile GPUs and more expected

NVIDIA has unveiled its plans for CES 2021. The company will make an announcement on January 12 at 09:00 PST. Rumour has it that NVIDIA plans to bulk out its RTX 30 series with new desktop cards like the RTX 3060, along with its f...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:24:00 +0100
Expect to see even more MSI laptops relevealed at CES 2021. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI teases redesigned GS76 Stealth gaming laptop and a Summit E16 Flip business convertible launching at CES 2021

The GS76 Stealth could be one of the first gaming laptops to feature the Tiger Lake-H processors coupled with the mobile RTX 3000 GPUs. Apart from the redesigned chassis, the GS76 could also get a 360 Hz screen (still in validatio...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 17 Dec 2020 16:13:00 +0100
The Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 with Ryzen 7 4700U performed well in our tests. (Image source: Acer/Notebookcheck)

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U to star in upcoming Acer Swift laptop with gaming-capable iGPU boost of 1.80 GHz

An Acer Swift SF314-43 laptop has been discovered on Geekbench being tested for its graphics prowess with the help of an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, which is from the upcoming Zen 2-based Lucienne family. It seems the Radeon iGPU component...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 Dec 2020 22:42:00 +0100
AIDA64 now supports four unreleased RTX 30 series cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti added to AIDA64 Extreme ahead of anticipated releases

FinalWire has added support for the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in the latest stable update of AIDA64 Extreme. However, the utility also now supports the GeForce RTX 3050, GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, all...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:47:00 +0100
Nvidia is hoping to sell more mid-range cards in Q1 2021, production permitting, of course. (Image Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia rumored to postpone the RTX 3080 Ti launch to February, pushing the RTX 3060 12 GB release to January 2021

Despite the production problems and shortages, Nvidia is planning for new RTX 3000 releases in early 2021. Previously believed to launch in January, the RTX 3080 20 GB version that is essentially an RTX 3090 with 4 less GB of VRAM...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:54:00 +0100
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 has been a favorite target for scalpers. (Image source: Nvidia)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series scalping generates over US$22 million in sales via eBay as AMD's Big Navi GPUs and Zen 3 CPUs also fall victim to profiteering

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 series, and the AMD Ryzen 5000 range have all fallen victim to scalping activities, with an analysis report detailing just how much profit scalpers are making from these new...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 15 Dec 2020 02:41:00 +0100
The price tag for the upcoming RX 6900 XT variant from Gigabyte will also likely be an eye-opener. (Image source: Gigabyte/VideoCardz)

Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 series prices are a big oof for gamers compared to AMD's MSRPs: US$250 more for an RX 6800 XT-based AORUS Master variant

Gigabyte has just held a launch event for its AORUS brand of products where the prices for its AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series-based boards were revealed. Unfortunately for gamers, there seems to be a high premium between Gigabyte’s pri...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:35:00 +0100
Ark 2's trailer highlighted Vin Diesel's character, but it remains to be seen how important he'll be in the game (Image source: Studio Wildcard)

ARK: Survival Evolved sequel is outed at The Game Awards for next-gen consoles, featuring Vin Diesel

Studio Wildcard recently announced a sequel to ARK: Survival Evolved, Ark 2, set to release on PC and next-generation consoles, at The Game Awards. While the dinosaur-hunting survival game was a surprising candidate for the sequel...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 13 Dec 2020 12:29:00 +0100
Playing with RTX off is often more practical, because sacrifices in resolution and graphical fidelity are so severe as to make RT effects not worth it.

I believe in ray tracing, but I do not believe in Nvidia's RTX 3000-series GPUs

It is possible to believe in real-time ray tracing while also at the same time acknowledging that the RTX 3000-series GPUs have, basically, no place in that future.
Column by Stanislav Kokhanyuk, Sun, 13 Dec 2020 05:18:00 +0100
It did not take long for NVIDIA to reverse its decision against Hardware Unboxed. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA u-turns on its decision to block Hardware Unboxed from receiving GPU review units

Much was made of NVIDIA's apparent decision to block Hardware Unboxed from having access to GPU review samples. The company has already done an about-turn on the matter though, possibly because of the outcry from reviewers and fan...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 13 Dec 2020 01:35:00 +0100

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