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An ASUS laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card has shown up online

ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop spotted online with a Tiger Lake-H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 has been listed on Amazon Italy with an Nvidia RTX 3050 mobile graphics card with 4GB of VRAM. It is coupled with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, a 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz screen, 8GB RAM and 512GB stora...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
Asus Xe DG1 is about as fast as a Radeon RX 550 in Basemark GPU Vulkan test. (Image Source: Intel)

First Asus Xe DG1 benchmark puts it within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550

A Basemark GPU Vulkan run of the Asus Xe DG1 GPU shows that it is within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550. This is the first benchmark to be discovered after the card was officially announced earlier this year. Th...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:46:00 +0200
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be launched soon

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti shipment spotted in the wild before alleged May 2021 launch

An eagle-eyed Facebook user has photographed what appears to be a mother lode of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC graphics cards. An entire pallet of said hardware is en route to the U.S., where it is expected to hit shelves a...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:39:00 +0200
Nvidia wants to take another crack at making the GeForce RTX 3060 miner-proof

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 to be relaunched with a hash rate limiter built into the GPU

Nvidia is reportedly working on a new GeForce RTX 3060 variant with enhanced anti-crypto protections. It will use a new GA106-302 GPU which will require completely new drivers. The new RTX 3060 variant is expected to hit shelves i...
Anil Ganti, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:26:00 +0200
Despite the budget-oriented build, Colorful added a high-quality 15.6-inch display. (Image Source: JD.com)

GPU maker Colorful enters budget laptop market with 15-inch gaming models featuring Comet Lake-H processors and GTX 1650 Ti graphics

The new JiangXing X15 budget gaming laptop from Colorful comes with i5-10300H and i7-10870H processor options, which can be coupled with 8 or 16 GB of RAM (upgradable to 32 GB) and 512 GB SSD storage, plus an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti dG...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:50:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
The Inspiron 16 Plus is targeted at content creators and includes a 3K screen with 16:10 aspect ratio. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell introduces Inspiron 16 Plus content creator laptop with 16:10 3K display, Tiger Lake-H CPUs and up to an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU

Dell's fist 16-inch Inspiron laptop is designed for content creators and includes a stunning 3K 16:10 display, i7 Tiger Lake-H processors, RTX 3060 dGPU, up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 2 TB NVMe SSD storage and a Thunderbolt ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
NVIDIA officially allows vGPU only on certain datacenter and high-end Quadro cards. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Hack allows unlocking GPU virtualization functionality on consumer NVIDIA cards

GPU virtualization or vGPU enables GPU resources to be shared by multiple VMs or remote machines and is traditionally restricted to certain datacenter and high-end Quadro cards. Now, a relatively simple mod has appeared on GitHub ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:47:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G desktop APU features a Radeon Vega 8 iGPU. (Image source: Chiphell/MakeUseOf - edited)

Pictured AMD Ryzen 7 5700G shows great CPU performance gains over Ryzen 7 4700G but has its style cramped by lower-clocked Vega 8 iGPU

An AMD Ryzen 7 5700G desktop APU, which has appeared in a live image, has been put through both CPU and GPU benchmark tests. While the CPU part delivered a single-thread test score that places the Ryzen 5000 Cezanne chip way beyon...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:05:00 +0200
Performance looks good on paper, but the Q421 release might be a bit late. (Image Source: Moore's Law Is Dead)

Latest Intel Xe DG2 512 EU gaming GPU detailed spec leak suggests RTX 3070 Ti performance levels and ~$400 pricing by Q421

Even if Intel manages to deliver on these impressive leaked specs, does it really matter when the cards are scheduled to release a year after Nvidia's Ampere launch? Still seems like a good start, considering Intel has not tried i...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:26:00 +0200
An all-AMD Asus gaming laptop running a Radeon RX 6800M graphics card has been spotted online

AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics card shows up online alongside a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor in an Asus laptop

Some AMD Radeon RX 6800M specs have been revealed to us via a new leak. The Navi 22-based mobile graphics card with 12GB of VRAM has been spotted on an Asus laptop alongside a high-end Cezanne processor. It is expected to feature ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 05:11:00 +0200
The Big Island GPGPU is trading blows with AMD's Instinct MI100. (Image Source: Iluvatar)

Detailed pictures of China's first competitive 7 nm compute GPU emerge, mass production starting soon

The Big Island GPGPU developed by Tianshu Zhixin is produced by TSMC on the 7 nm nodes with 2.5D CoWoS packaging. It integrates 24 billion transistors, is rated for 300 W TGP and the board includes 32 GB of HBM2 VRAM plus a single...
Bogdan Solca, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 15:18:00 +0200
The Core i9-11900K is one of Intel's new desktop processors with a UHD Graphics 750 GPU. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Intel Rocket Lake-S: UHD Graphics 750 GPU drivers will be ready a 'few weeks from now'

Intel is yet to publish GPU drivers for the UHD Graphics 750, the iGPU that it has included in its new Rocket Lake-S processors. According to a company Vice President, the drivers will not be ready for a few weeks, despite process...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 21:24:00 +0200
The thin and light chassis that Razer employs for its 14-inch models could prove too restrictive for higher-TGP dGPUs. (Image Source: Razer)

Razer's upcoming AMD-powered 14-inch laptops might get low-TGP RTX 3000 dGPU options only, R9 5900HX + RTX 3070 Max-Q configuration spotted

The inclusion of the RTX 3070 Max-Q mobile dGPU seems to be suggesting that Razer's thin and light chassis on the upcoming AMD-powered 14-inch models only allow for lower-TGP dGPU options. Can Razer also add an RTX 3080 Max-Q and ...
Column by Bogdan Solca, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:02:00 +0200
TSMC to the rescue. (Image Source: Asia Times)

TSMC wants to solve the global chip shortages with $100 billion investment in new worldwide production facilities

TSMC is ready to implement a solution for the ongoing global semiconductor shortages that will require $100 billion in investments. The plan is to build new production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Taiwan and have these ready...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:14:00 +0200
Graphics cards will probably be like gold dust in a year, if Foxconn is correct. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Foxconn predicts that the global chip shortage will remain until at least mid-2022

According to a new report, Foxconn believes that the current chip shortage will continue until at least the middle of next year. Foxconn, which supplies parts to Apple, Dell, Nintendo, and Sony, expects the situation to worsen bet...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 20:30:00 +0200
The GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti will use NVIDIA's GA107 GPU. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Exclusive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU benchmarks point to decent 1080p gaming performance for entry-level cards

We can confirm that NVIDIA plans to release the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti in multiple configurations. The GeForce RTX 3050 series will replace NVIDIA's GTX 16 series, but early benchmarks show the RTX 3050 Ti outper...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:47:00 +0200
The v9 architecture is rated to encompass a wide range of pressing computing needs. (Source: Arm)

Arm unveils its latest v9 architecture as a solution for the AI- and security-focused future

The ubiquitous chip-design IP-holder Arm perceives the future as one in which processing demands will trend strongly towards AI and data-security needs while moving away from general computing. The company aims to meet it with its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 18:40:00 +0200
PRO Hi-Tech testing the modded Palit RTX3070 Gaming Pro OC with 16 GB VRAM. (Image Source: PRO Hi-Tech)

RTX 3070 16 GB mod tested in latest games, shows what we can expect from the upcoming RTX 3070 Ti

Besides storing more high-res textures and boosting the ray tracing performance, the 16 GB mod can also help improve framerate stability. Some games like Watch Dogs Legion can be less stuttery on the 16 GB mod, as the 0.1% Low and...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:23:00 +0200
Infinity Cache may be present on Navi 23, but not Van Gogh. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Radeon RX 6500 or RX 6600 GPUs to feature 32 MB Infinity Cache; no bandwidth amplifier capabilities for the Van Gogh architecture

AMD APU driver updates for Linux may have revealed details about the company's upcoming Van Gogh architecture. Additionally, the updates seemingly confirm the Infinity Cache of Navi 23-based desktop GPUs, including the RX 6600 ser...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:17:00 +0200
The new XMG Ultra 17 laptops are ready for take off. (Image Source: XMG)

XMG readies Ultra 17 laptops with desktop-grade Intel Rocket Lake CPUs and max TGP RTX 3000 mobile dGPUs

The 2021 Ultra 17 models from XMG pack up to an i9-11900K 8-core / 16-thread CPU, which can be coupled with up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 32 TB NVMe SSD storage. Users can choose among max TGP versions for the RTX 3060 / 3070 ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 16:45:00 +0200
Owners of the iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra OC 10G-V, among others, are currently unable to access Colorful's BIOS update tool (Image source: Colorful)

Colorful seemingly forgot to post Resize BAR update files for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 owners, amid a confusing feature rollout

Major GPU OEM Colorful seems to have entirely omitted download links for Resize BAR BIOS updates on its technical support page. This leaves Colorful graphics card owners with no way to enable the feature, at least until the OEM fi...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:04:00 +0200
Resizable BAR is now available for other RTX 30 desktop cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA brings Resizable BAR to all RTX 30 desktop cards via a VBIOS update; performance boost now available for 17 games

Resizable BAR is now available for NVIDIA's full RTX 30 desktop product stack, as the company promised earlier this month. Resizable BAR is available for most modern AMD and Intel chipsets and processors, including Zen 3 and Comet...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:30:00 +0200
The ROG Flow X13. (Source: Asus)

Asus releases its ROG Flow X13 gaming convertible to the European market

Asus touts its new ROG Flow X13 as a Swiss army knife for consumers who are into content-creation as well as gaming, thanks to Ryzen 5000-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Initial European pricing and availab...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:35:00 +0200
Radeon RX cards have a new software update. (Source: AMD)

The latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 driver update adds support for DirectX ray-tracing and Outriders

AMD has released the latest version of its Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver for Radeon cards. It is hardly essential, yet may be useful for those wishing for the best experience in ray-tracing-heavy titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. It ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:26:00 +0200
Gigabyte has registered a dozen RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with 12 GB of VRAM, so far. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti appears by the dozen with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM in new EEC submission; Gigabyte preparing to release a CMP 30HX mining card too

Gigabyte has registered new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with the EEC, following NVIDIA's GPU and VRAM changes. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is expected to arrive in May with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, but it seems that Gigabyte has its eyes se...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Apple M1-series chips could challenge AMD's Threadrippers and Nvidia's Ampere cards in some tests. (Image source: AMD/Apple/Nvidia/Pinterest - edited)

Unparalleled Apple Silicon performance: TechTuber calculates 20-core M1Z outscores a 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X while M1P with 128-core iGPU beats a GeForce RTX 3080

A TechTuber has offered up some staggering guesses for the potential performance of future M1 Apple Silicon SoCs. With an M1Z chip defeating a Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in Geekbench multi-core and an M1P part surpassing a GeForce R...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 09:47:00 +0200
We are intrigued to know how effective the MIRACLE's second fan is. (Image source: Emtek)

The EmTek GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE is one of the stranger NVIDIA graphics cards to arrive this year

The South Korean hardware manufacturer EmTek has released unusual-looking graphics cards before, but the GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE will take some beating. While its dual fan design is regular for a GeForce RTX 3060, its honeycomb a...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +0200
The GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix is 177 mm long. (Image source: ASUS)

ASUS releases the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, its smallest RTX 30 series graphics card yet

ASUS has unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, a tiny GA106-based card that has one fan. The RTX 3060 Phoenix is just 177 mm long, but it is a 2.5-slot card being 51 mm wide.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 20:52:00 +0200
NVIDIA RTX 3090 with GA102-250 die repurposed as GA102-300. (Image Source: Hardwareluxx)

NVIDIA found repurposing lower bin GA102-250 originally thought to be the RTX 3080 Ti into GA102-300 RTX 3090 GPUs

A discovery by a Hardwareluxx forum member seems to indicate that NVIDIA might have scrapped plans for using the GA102-250 in the RTX 3080 TI and, instead, repurpose it as GA102-300 for the RTX 3090. This still leaves the possibil...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 01:21:00 +0200
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU should be suitable for 1080p gaming. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Leak reveals more NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU specifications

NVIDIA is currently working on the GeForce RTX 3050, a new mid-range dedicated GPU that should provide thin and light laptops with more graphics performance than an AMD or Intel iGPU could. NVIDIA is yet to announce the GeForce RT...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:09:00 +0100
Walmart is offering generous discounts for the Gateway laptops. (Image Source: Walmart)

Deal | Get the Gateway Creator gaming laptop with RTX 2060 dGPU for only US$799

The RTX 2060 dGPU is still a good mid-range mobile dGPU, especially now that Gateway and Walmart are offering laptops that integrate it for only US$799. This deal also includes a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with 120 Hz refresh rate,...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:04:00 +0100
Two versions of the RTX 3070 Ti may be coming to market in May. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA tipped to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti variants with 8 GB and 16 GB GDDR6X VRAM

According to a new rumour, NVIDIA plans to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards in May, both with GDDR6X VRAM. Apparently, NVIDIA has developed 8 GB and 16 GB SKUs that can reach 21 Gbps. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is expected to la...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:46:00 +0100
MSI cards will cost a tad bit more soon

MSI graphics cards slated to get more expensive soon

MSI has confirmed that it plans to increase the price of its graphics cards at a recent investor meeting. The company hasn't specified which GPUs will be subject to the price hike, but we can reasonably assume that the entirety of...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:33:00 +0100
We will have to wait a bit longer for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to arrive

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launch date pushed back once again; graphics card likely to be released by mid-May

A new report says that Nvidia has delayed the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launch date to mid-May. No reason has been cited, but it is safe to assume that it has something to do with the global semiconductor shortage. This will inadvertent...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 17:32:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is having a revival, albeit an unwelcome one. (Image source: Palit)

Palit releases the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in what will probably be the most baffling graphics card launch of 2021

The graphics card shortage has led to another curious product launch. Now, Palit has unveiled a new version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which it first released in 2016. Worse still, the Pascal-based card is no cheaper than it was ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 12:34:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is thought to be arriving in May. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specifications leak again, as do supposed launch dates

According to new information from board partners, NVIDIA plans to release two new powerful Ampere-based GPUs within the next two months. The cards in question are the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which should both ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:32:00 +0100
The RX 6800M may be one of four Navi 22-based laptop GPUs. (Image source: AMD)

Radeon RX 6800M leak hints at the Navi 22 GPU being at the heart of AMD's premium laptop GPU

The first sign of AMD's top-tier laptop GPU has appeared. Based on the leak, AMD has equipped the Radeon RX 6800M with its Navi 22 GPU, the same one used for the RX 6700 XT.
Alex Alderson, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 19:27:00 +0100
Intel's new Xe HPG GPU scavenger hunt landing page. (Image: Intel)

Intel Xe HPG high-performance gaming GPU could launch as soon as March 26

Intel’s long-awaited Xe HPG (DG2) graphics cards for serious gamers appear to be close to launching. The company has teased a scavenger hunt for March 26 based on hidden code found in a recent teaser video pointing to a launch as ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 03:03:00 +0100
There will be no crypto mining restrictions on Radeon RX 6000 series cards. (Image source: AMD)

AMD confirms that it will not follow NVIDIA in limiting crypto mining performance on its Radeon RX 6000 series cards

AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series is not the best choice for crypto mining, with the RX 6900 XT only generating an ETH Hash rate of just over 60 MH/s. However, the company will not be making it any worse as NVIDIA has done with the RTX ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 17:53:00 +0100
Another AMD paper launch? Apparently not. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Navi 23 entry-level desktop gaming GPUs expected to launch this April for a bit over $350

Another paper launch this soon after the RX 6700 XT release? MSRP is expected around $350, but we are not sure if actual retail prices could be close to those figures. Navi 23 will supposedly launch under the RX 6500 moniker and s...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:50:00 +0100
The CMP 30HX is nothing more than a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER with no display connections. (Image source: Microless)

The NVIDIA CMP 30HX is a re-branded GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER aimed at crypto miners that sells for US$815

A retailer has started selling the CMP 30HX, NVIDIA's least powerful crypto mining card. Inadvertently, the retailer has confirmed that the CMP 30HX is nothing more than a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER with the display connections remove...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:43:00 +0100
FSR is coming, but what technique would ultimately emerge as the best solution for all gaming platforms? (Image Source: AMD)

AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution should release this year, but Team Red has not yet decided what non-AI technique to employ

AMD plans to release its answer to Nvidia DLSS across all major gaming platforms, yet launch details are still sketchy. FidelityFX Super Resolution could be launched this year on PC at least, but AMD admits it is still pondering o...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:09:00 +0100
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (source: AMD)

The new mid-range: The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Desktop GPU is equipped with 12 GB of VRAM

Premium mid-range with RDNA2! A few months after the release of the new high-end GPUs based on the RDNA2 architecture, AMD has now also released the smaller version in the form of the AMD Ra...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 05:44:00 +0100
Early reviews suggest that the Radeon RX 6700 XT and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti are comparable GPUs. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT review roundup: The first Navi 22 GPU falls to defeat against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 while matching the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

AMD's cheapest RDNA 2 graphics card to date isn't entirely convincing in the first detailed tests. This is not due to the fact that the graphics card would not be good, but rather because Nvidia is represented in this price range ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 21:31:00 +0100
We should soon see many more DLSS-enabled games thanks to the simplified integration facilitated by Epic.  (Image Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia claims it is now very easy to implement DLSS support for Unreal Engine 4 games, presents System Shock and Fabled Woods as latest examples

Thanks to the new UE4 DLSS plugin created in collaboration with Epic, game developers can now add DLSS support to their games in less than a day. The performance boost offered through the DLSS implementation can especially be seen...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:49:00 +0100
Is Intel looking to release the DG2 in the second half of 2021? (Image Source: Intel)

Intel DG2 (Xe-HPG) flagship GPU tested in Geekbench along with 16-core Alder Lake-S CPU

The Geekbench OpenCL tests reveal a few new specs for both the GPU and the CPU, but the actual results appear to be too low to reflect the performance of the final product. Intel is probably testing the stability of the chips, as ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:33:00 +0100
The GeForce 470.05 development driver disables NVIDIA's ETH limiter on the RTX 3060. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA attempts to close the stable door after the horse has bolted by pulling GeForce driver that disables crypto mining limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060

It turns out that disabling the ETH hash rate limiter on the GeForce RTX 3060 is as simple as installing a GeForce development driver that NVIDIA published on its website. NVIDIA has admitted that the driver removes the limiter, c...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:17:00 +0100
Samsung seems to be preparing a refreshed range of laptops with Tiger Lake-H45 CPUs and GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs. (Image source: Nvidia/Samsung - edited)

GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU stars with i7-11800H in likely upcoming Samsung Notebook 7 series refresh: Geekbench OpenCL run reveals GTX 1660 Ti-level performance

Another Samsung laptop has appeared on Geekbench with a potent combination of Ampere-based GPU and Tiger Lake CPU. The possible Samsung Notebook 7 Force device featured an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti part and Intel Core i7-11800H c...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:06:00 +0100
The RTX 3090 Founders Edition's VRAM can run hotter than its peak operational temperature. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 mod can reduce VRAM temperatures by up to 25 °C

A YouTuber has discovered how to significantly reduce temperatures on the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. Replacing the stock thermal pads can drop VRAM temperatures by upwards of 25 °C, allowing the card to be pushed harder be...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:35:00 +0100
The GeForce RTX 3050 will be one of two laptop GPUs to use the GA107M. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU appears on Geekbench with 2,048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of VRAM

The GeForce RTX 3050 is on its way for laptops and has 4 GB of VRAM like the RTX 3050 Ti. Geekbench has seemingly confirmed that the entry-level dedicated graphics card will have 2,048 CUDA cores, while the PCI ID Repository sugge...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:08:00 +0100
Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Update 03/2021 It is currently not possible for customers to estimate the graphics performance of a gaming notebook based on the name of the current Nvidia Geforce GPUs. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive list of laptops with RTX 3080 graphics cards and their TGP, Dynamic Boost and GPU Boost clock values here. The list is constantly expanded and updated.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:05:00 +0100
Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Update 03/2021 It is currently not possible for customers to estimate the graphics performance of a gaming notebook based on the name of the current Nvidia Geforce GPUs. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive list of laptops with RTX 3070 graphics cards and their TGP, Dynamic Boost and GPU Boost clock values here. The list is constantly expanded and updated.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:04:00 +0100
Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Comprehensive list of all laptops featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU along with corresponding TGPs

Update 03/2021 It is currently not possible for customers to estimate the graphics performance of a gaming notebook based on the name of the current Nvidia Geforce GPUs. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive list of laptops with RTX 3060 graphics cards and their TGP, Dynamic Boost and GPU Boost clock values here. The list is constantly expanded and updated.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:03:00 +0100
The AMD Radeon RX 67000 XT will be difficult to source at launch. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT stock levels tipped to be lean across multiple regions at launch

Several sources have commented on the Radeon RX 6700 XT's expected availability, AMD's first Navi 22-based graphics card. While the new midrange card will arrive in two days, March 18 may not be the date when stock levels are at t...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:30:00 +0100
High-end RTX 3000 desktop GPU stocks will most likely remain very limited. (Image Source: BBC)

Nvidia RTX 3000 shortages expected to last at least until 3Q21

A new DigiTimes report suggests that the RTX 3000 shortages could persist towards the end of the year, despite Nvidia's efforts to limit the crypto miners and introduce GPUs specifically designed for miners. Samsung's 8 nm nodes a...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:47:00 +0100
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 will be even more scarce now

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060's Etherium mining limit has been bypassed for real this time

Multiple sources have confirmed that they have managed to bypass the Nvidia GeForce RX 3060's Etherium mining rate limiter. Installing the GeForce 470.05 development driver seems to do the trick, but one party insists that a custo...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 15:18:00 +0100
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti may get a mid-April launch. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti rumored to launch mid-April for US$999, specs still unconfirmed but 12 GB GDDR6X and 10,240 CUDA cores speculated

New rumors indicate that the RTX 3080 Ti may finally launch sometime in mid-April. The exact specifications of the RTX 3080 Ti are still elusive, but rumor is that the card would feature 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM and 10,240 CUDA cores at ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:23:00 +0100
Cryptocurrency miners in Vietnam have figured out an innovative technique to keep eight RTX 3090s chilly

Crazy mineral oil rig with eight Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards could be the future of cryptocurrency mining

A bunch of Vietnamese cryptocurrency miners quite literally have taken PC hardware to new depths by submerging eight Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards in mineral oil. While their operating parameters are not visible, empirica...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sun, 14 Mar 2021 15:49:00 +0100
The Xe-HPG (DG2) GPUs will be Intel's first competitive discrete GPUs in decades. (Image Source: Intel)

Raja Koduri teases Intel Xe-HPG (DG2) graphics engineering board with ray tracing capabilities

The engineering card appears to be equipped with CPU-grade heatsink + cooler and it is connected to an Alder Lake motherboard through a PCIe riser. Koduri does not really mention that this is the DG2 card, but the test system is r...
Bogdan Solca, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 14:16:00 +0100
The Radeon RX 6700 XT recorded 89 FPS in Crazy 1440p on the AotS benchmark. (Image source: AMD/AotS - edited)

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT takes apart the RX 5700 XT by up to +35% on gaming benchmark and even posts 4K score that's higher than the Navi 10-based card's 1080p score

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card has been baring some serious fangs on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark. In a case of Navi 22 XT vs. Navi 10 XT, the upcoming board scored up to +35% higher than the RX 5700 XT. The RX ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 08:34:00 +0100
The Legion 7i. (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Get US$500 off a Lenovo Legion 7i gaming laptop with 10th-gen Intel silicon

The last weekend of Lenovo's Annual Sale in the US has arrived. It still has some decent deals, however, which include dropping the price of the Intel Core i7-10750H-powered Legion 7i to US$1,199. Alternatively, the Legion Tower 7...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 00:13:00 +0100
DLSS is now on. (Source: Crytek)

Crysis Remastered finally acquires DLSS support for RTX 20- and 30-series graphics cards

Crytek has announced that DLSS can be switched on in Crysis Remastered with the game's latest update. Therefore, its performance while running on NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards with RTX may be boosted considerably. Then again, the ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:27:00 +0100
The new Tuxedo Book XP15 and XP17 laptops come with some expensive high-end options. (Image Source: 9to5Linux)

Tuxedo launches Book XP15 / XP17 Linux laptops with Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs

The latest Linux-based laptops from Tuxedo offer quite a wide array of options when it comes to displays and GPUs. The i7-10870H CPU might not be the best solution when the AMD Ryzen 5000H are already available, but users can choo...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 15:39:00 +0100
AMD GPUs may be better than NVIDIA ones if you have a low-end CPU. (Image source: Forbes)

NVIDIA GeForce GPUs appear to be performing up to 30% worse than AMD Radeon GPUs when bottlenecked by older CPUs

High-end NVIDIA Turing and Ampere GPUs are not friends with older CPUs, according to new findings. Apparently, the likes of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 struggle so much when bottlenecked by a CPU that they performance worse than AMD...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 13:39:00 +0100
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT's gaming prowess has been tested

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT gaming benchmarks surface online

The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card has pitted against its main competitors, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070. The AMD mid-ranger manages to best the RTX 3070 in only a handful of titles while managing to consistent...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 01:49:00 +0100
The NVIDIA CMP 30 HX is one of four crypto mining cards set to arrive this year. (Image source: Videocardz)

First pictures of NVIDIA's CMP 30HX mining graphics card leak

NVIDIA officially unveiled its suite of mining GPUs a few weeks ago, albeit without any pictures of what they look like. Now, Videocardz has leaked a CMP 30HX model produced by Gigabyte, which has a dual-fan design. As expected, N...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 21:52:00 +0100
More references to AMD Nashira GPUs have appeared online. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Nashira Summit, Nashira Point and Nashira Creek codenames leak with references to consumer gaming, Radeon Pro and a possible mobile variant mentioned

Another reference to an AMD Nashira Summit GPU has appeared online. This time, Nashira Summit has been joined by five Nashira Point codenames and one for Nashira Creek. At least two of the codenames imply Radeon Pro models, while ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:44:00 +0100
The RX 6700 XT has shown up in a few early benchmarks. (Image source: AMD)

Initial AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks appear online as ASUS registers the RX 6700 with 12 GB of VRAM at the EEC

Benchmark data for the Radeon RX 6700 XT has been published online ahead of the card's launch next week. It seems that AMD still plans to release the RX 6700 though and with 12 GB of VRAM instead of 6 GB.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 14:59:00 +0100
An all-AMD laptop with Zen 3 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures could be on the cards for 2021. (Image source: Dell (G5 15)/AMD - edited)

AMD Radeon RX 6600M GPU joins surprising choice of Ryzen 5000 CPU as gaming benchmark leak hints at upcoming Zen 3/RDNA 2 laptop

An AMD Radeon RX 6600M has been spotted as part of the hardware configuration for a device apparently being tested on a well-known gaming benchmark. Not only does this seemingly confirm the RX 6600M should be coming soon, but the ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 09:52:00 +0100

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