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” »

Tests of Nvidia DLSS 2.0, RTX and other features for gamers

Nvidia RTX 2000 graphics cards are slowly but surely approaching the end of their production cycle, and new models are expected in the near future. But that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer anymore, quite the opposite. Their main strengths, such as RTX and DLSS, have undergone several revisions, so let’s look at how well these technologies are doing and how they affect performance, whether positively or negatively. Read more “Tests of Nvidia DLSS 2.0, RTX and other features for gamers” »

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” »

What’s the best position for your SSD M.2?

Graphics card can significantly contribute to cooling of SSD that are installed next to it. However, there’s a very thin line between helping and limiting. Let’s see when your graphics card can be a saviour for your SSD and when it’s an oppressor. As a bonus, we compared the cooling performance with and without the criticised MSI M.2 shield. Read more “What’s the best position for your SSD M.2?” »