Intel Arc A380 GPU performance is worse than RX 6400 after all

After missing previous 2021 and Q1 2022 deadlines, Intel Arc discrete desktop graphics cards with the Xe HPG gaming architecture went on sale in China this month. But instead of some bombastic arrival, Intel is releasing them rather quietly, first only in China and only in the OEM market. But maybe that’s because they’re not really impressive yet – the first Arc A380 model seems to be falling well short of expectations in tests. Read more “Intel Arc A380 GPU performance is worse than RX 6400 after all” »

Intel Arc graphics require PCIe Resizable BAR. Performance reasons?

Intel has finally entered the discrete gaming GPU market, even if it’s just the cheap Arc A380 in China. Intel has tried the waters with the Iris Xe card before, but it bizarrely didn’t work with most PCs except for a few select boards. It’s only this new product that finally represents a standard graphics card. However, there are still some oddities: Intel says it requires the board and processor to support PCIe Resizable BAR. Read more “Intel Arc graphics require PCIe Resizable BAR. Performance reasons?” »

AMD Radeon roadmap: RDNA 3 has new compute unit, uses chiplets

AMD held its Financial Analyst Day 2022 last week, unveiling their future plans there – we’ve already covered what the company said about Zen 4 processors coming out this year, Zen 5 coming out in 2024, and the processor roadmap (for Ryzen 7000 and 8000, Epyc 7004 and 7005). Besides that, the GPU roadmap with the future RDNA 4 architecture was also presented, and we learned new things about the RDNA 3 GPUs coming out this fall. Read more “AMD Radeon roadmap: RDNA 3 has new compute unit, uses chiplets” »

AMD reveals future processor plans and first details on Zen 5

From AMD’s Financial Day 2022 conference on Thursday, we’ve already covered here what the company said that was new about Zen 4 and Ryzen 7000 (especially the IPC reveal). Now let’s take a look at the roadmaps for future processors. The company has revealed these plans for practically all market segments, which comes after a long time during which we didn’t see any roadmaps from it and could only rely on unconfirmed leaks. Read more “AMD reveals future processor plans and first details on Zen 5” »

Leak: when Nvidia plans to release the RTX 4090, 4080 and 4070

There’s been news today about Nvidia delaying the new low-cost graphics planned for the bottom of the company’s lineup. It seems that some delay could also occur in the highend. Apparently, the Lovelace architecture and the GeForce RTX 4000 next-gen gaming graphics based on it won’t start launching until August, not as early as July as was previously leaked. Also, the specifications of these graphics cards have been clarified a bit. Read more “Leak: when Nvidia plans to release the RTX 4090, 4080 and 4070” »

AMD rumored to also have a B650E with PCIe 5.0 for AM5 socket

Last week, AMD unveiled Ryzen 7000 processors for AM5 socket, coming with PCI Express 5.0 support. However, only the X670E and X670 are supposed to allow a PCIe 5.0×16 slot for the GPU. Boards with the cheaper and more low-power B650 chipset will only have PCIe 4.0×16. It looks like there might be a saving grace though. According to unofficial leaks, there could be a B650E alongside the B650 that will also support PCIe 5.0×16 for GPUs. Read more “AMD rumored to also have a B650E with PCIe 5.0 for AM5 socket” »

More Ryzen 7000 details: TDP and PPT, iGPU features and more…

We’ve already had an article about AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs and what was revealed about them at Computex 2022, but we need to revisit them once more. AMD has since dropped more details about the features of these CPUs, new instructions and technologies. The situation around TDP and maximum power draw was also clarified, and AMD also said something about the reported performance numbers that caused a bit of a stir on Monday. Read more “More Ryzen 7000 details: TDP and PPT, iGPU features and more…” »

Phison E26: PCIe 5.0 controller to deliver 2× faster NVMe SSDs

We are starting to see introductions of first PCI Express 5.0 SSDs, which will enable up to double the read and write speeds on AMD AM5 and Intel LGA 1700 platforms. Many or majority of these SSDs will be based on the Phison E26 controller (and often on Phison reference design and firmware). Its manufacturer has now unveiled its specs at Computex 2022, showing us what the new cutting-edge SSD for PCs will look like. Read more “Phison E26: PCIe 5.0 controller to deliver 2× faster NVMe SSDs” »

AMD AM5 platform: B650, X670, X670E chipsets and how they differ

This week, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7000 CPUs and Zen 4 architecture at Computex 2022. These new desktop processors will also introduce a brand new platform with the AM5 socket and new chipsets – B650, X670 and X670E. We now have details of these platforms and an overview of the connectivity that the AM5 boards will offer. Some of it has been revealed directly by AMD, but there’s also an unofficial leak with many more details. Read more “AMD AM5 platform: B650, X670, X670E chipsets and how they differ” »

GeForce GTX 1630 launches next week. Full specs revealed

It looks like Nvidia’s new budget graphics card, which we just wrote about on Friday, will be out a lot sooner than it might have seemed. VideoCardz has already found out practically full specs of the GPU, so we have a better idea of where it might fit in terms of price and performance. In particular, though, they write that its launch should be practically around the corner, and we’ll probably see it at the end of this month. Read more “GeForce GTX 1630 launches next week. Full specs revealed” »

Photos of GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition cooler have leaked

The news of this week is that the new GPU generation will not be waiting for September, with Nvidia planning to release (or at least unveil) the new Lovelace architecture and the first GeForce RTX 4000 graphics in July. And indeed, the leaks are starting to pour in. After the specs leak, a photo of the cooler for the top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 4090 or 4090 Ti Founders Edition cards directly from Nvidia has also surfaced. Read more “Photos of GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition cooler have leaked” »

AMD Ryzen 7000 sample leaked: Zen 4 cores boost up to 5.2 GHz

AMD CPUs bringing the 5nm manufacturing process, the new Zen 4 architecture and also a new desktop platform (AM5) with DDR5 memory, look to be quite close, these Ryzen 7000 processors could be here as early as September. An interesting teaser has emerged now: it seems AMD tested a Ryzen 7000 sample in the Phoronix Test Suite, and the result went public in the OpenBenchmarking database. And it shows quite interesting specifications. Read more “AMD Ryzen 7000 sample leaked: Zen 4 cores boost up to 5.2 GHz” »

Intel Arc graphics cards due in a few weeks, pricing has leaked

Intel’s entry into gaming GPU market currently held by just Nvidia and AMD has been long awaited. Intel took its first step with Arc GPUs in late March, but only with low-end mobile models so far. But the three-way competition could start as soon as this month with the arrival of regular Arc graphics cards in desktop PCs. According to the WCCFtech, mainstream models will come out first and we already have some price estimates. Read more “Intel Arc graphics cards due in a few weeks, pricing has leaked” »

Radeons RX 7000 to support PCIe 5.0, will get HW AV1 encoder

While so far unconfirmed, reports have surfaced that the next generation of gaming GPUs in Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4000 “Lovelace” will not yet support PCI Express 5.0 connectivity and will stay at 4.0 with half the lane speed. But it seems that PCIe 5.0 could be coming for the competition. This is hinted at in the code adding support for these GPUs to Linux, which also gave some other hints of the features of the RDNA 3 graphics. Read more “Radeons RX 7000 to support PCIe 5.0, will get HW AV1 encoder” »

Intel Meteor Lake already boots Windows. Launch pushed forward?

Late last week, Intel released Q1 financial results. In addition to sales, profits and margins numbers (which were noteably down), the company also announced news more technical in nature. The company already has the first functional CPUs manufactured using the 4nm “Intel 4” node, the 14th generation Core “Meteor Lake” chiplet design processors. This means that these CPUs could come out sooner than expected. Read more “Intel Meteor Lake already boots Windows. Launch pushed forward?” »

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