Asus has Wi-Fi 6 routers specially certified for PlayStation 5

Next-gen consoles coming this week might be the biggest leap in recent times and attract record interest. As for other gaming, the Internet will likely be much more important with these consoles (e.g. games will be distributed mostly through downloads). As this will make the connection more and more important, Asus has now come up with a range of Wi-Fi 6 routers that aim to be a perfectly fit for the Sony PlayStation 5. Read more “Asus has Wi-Fi 6 routers specially certified for PlayStation 5” »

Nvidia cooking new Ampere card with 7424 shaders, 10 GB GDDR6X

This week, attention is focused on the unveiling of AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics, which took place this Wednesday. But Nvidia is already preparing an answer to that. The company reportedly plans to offer another GeForce RTX 3000 model, which will be based on the most powerful Ampere chip, the GA102 GPU. The resulting card should have performance (and price) between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 while retaining 10GB of GDDR6X memory. Read more “Nvidia cooking new Ampere card with 7424 shaders, 10 GB GDDR6X” »

Ampere deep dive: what’s new in GeForce RTX 3000 architecture

In terms of hardware, September was a green month with the release of the new generation of Nvidia GPUs, GeForce RTX 3000. They are based on the new Ampere architecture. In this article we are going to discuss what’s new compared to Turing: the new SM architecture doubling the number of shaders, the manufacturing process and the characteristics of the two chips that have been unveiled so far. Read more “Ampere deep dive: what’s new in GeForce RTX 3000 architecture” »

Cheaper Zen 3 in early 2021: AMD to launch Ryzen 5 5600 at $220

The Ryzen 5000 processors announced last week give AMD a shot at becoming the performance king fully overtaking Intel this generation, however they brought unwelcome news, too. Particularly the price: the cheapest Zen 3 based Ryzen 5 5600X with just six cores will cost $299, a long stretch from Zen 2 based Ryzen 5 3600. But it seems this might improve soonish as AMD is reportedly readying cheaper hexa-core Ryzen 5 5600. Read more “Cheaper Zen 3 in early 2021: AMD to launch Ryzen 5 5600 at $220” »

Some RTX 3080 cards reported unstable. Driver fix lowers boost

It looks like the release of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 “Ampere” will not be amongst those GPU launches that were free of initial issues at the start. Last week, first owners of GeForce RTX 3080 cards began to report instability of the cards allegedly associated with the GPU Boost. The problems might be due to the capacitors used, but Nvidia also solves them by updating the drivers which could probably affect performance. Read more “Some RTX 3080 cards reported unstable. Driver fix lowers boost” »

ClockTuner for Ryzen auto-tunes performance and power draw

Overclocking and tweaking performance on Ryzen is not an easy thing because, compared to the automatic boost, it cannot often squeeze too much extra and silicon does not have large reserves. But if you are not satisfied with a “stock” processor, you will now be able to use automated OC. The new ClockTuner tool will allow you to automatically undervolt Ryzen 3000 CPUs or automatically overclock them, separately for both CCX blocks. Read more “ClockTuner for Ryzen auto-tunes performance and power draw” »

Ampere GPU: new PAM4-based GDDR6X memory & more details

Next-gen Nvidia GeForce GPUs are almost here, with reveal on September 1th, but we have interesting new information on them like some specs for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. But more importantly, it turns out Ampere introduces a complely new memory. Micron has confirmed developping special GDDR6X chips for Nvidia that will increase clocks and bandwidth by 50% over GDDR6. So what do we know so far? Read more “Ampere GPU: new PAM4-based GDDR6X memory & more details” »

Years of development and new Noctua fans made of Sterrox

There is probably no such thing as a dominant company in the world of cooling. But if we talk just about fans, Noctua is close enough. Their fans with characteristic brown rotors are relatively expensive but also generally considered to be a quality standard. Now, this Austrian company introduced a new generation that promises big changes. Read more “Years of development and new Noctua fans made of Sterrox” »

Ryzen processors with iGPU and 35W TDP

For computers with a low consumption, and even more for passive configurations, it is good to have a processor with reduced TDP, ideally 35 W or lower. Intel have such models on the market (T models), but they are still missing in AMD’s offer, at least among their new Zen CPUs. This is about to change with the arrival of new Ryzen (4 cores + iGPU) based on APU Raven Ridge. Read more “Ryzen processors with iGPU and 35W TDP” »

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