Samsung will make GDDR6 50% faster than today, already sampling

Since HBM2E is no longer used in gaming GPUs due to its price, the highest performing graphic memory is now the PAM4-based GDDR6X, developed by Micron for Nvidia and reaching transfer rates of up to 21.0 GHz. However, it could now be outperformed by the classic GDDR6. Samsung has announced 20GHz and even 24GHz samples of GDDR6 (or GDDR6+?), that could bring about a 50% bandwidth increase when compared to current GDDR6. Read more “Samsung will make GDDR6 50% faster than today, already sampling” »

GeForce RTX 2060 12GB quietly released. More memory costs more

GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB of memory is officially here. Earlier leaks had it coming on December 7, which is the date of store availability. In the end Nvidia already “revealed” the card last week. But extremely quietly, the company just published the specs of the “new” on its website. The return of the RTX 2060, or arguably RTX 2060 Super is now a real thing. But unfortunately there are some questions around the price. Read more “GeForce RTX 2060 12GB quietly released. More memory costs more” »

Nvidia launches improved DLSS and FSR competitor Image Scaling

It’s been a little over a year since Nvidia announced the 2.0 generation of their FPS-increasing AI upscaling DLSS, with significantly better quality thanks to temporal reconstruction and stabilization. Now it has been refined into DLSS 2.3, which brings a new AI for better quality, but at the same time Nvidia also introduces a purely spatial upscaler, which is actually a competitor or alternative for the similar AMD FSR technology. Read more “Nvidia launches improved DLSS and FSR competitor Image Scaling” »

Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse: RTX 3060 is no match in Full HD

Radeons RX 6600 XT are the most powerful graphics cards with the small AMD Navi 23 core. The Navi 22 in the RX 6700 XT is naturally better, but it still humbles the GeForce RTX 3060 with ease. However, in making this bold claim, it should be clarified that this dominance only works perfectly under certain circumstances – at lower resolutions without ray-tracing. This graphics card, in short, begs for high-speed monitor gamers with FHD resolutions. Read more “Sapphire RX 6600 XT Pulse: RTX 3060 is no match in Full HD” »

Hynix already has HBM3. Clocks up to 6.4GHz with huge bandwidth

GDDR7 is still far in the future (though Nvidia got ahead with their own Micron-made GDDR6X). But high-performance GPUs could get another new memory technology in the near future: HBM3 chips. Hynix has now announced that it has developed the first generation of this memory, which could lift graphics bandwidth by almost an order of magnitude. A single HBM3 chip (package) has a bandwidth higher than the entire RTX 3080. Read more “Hynix already has HBM3. Clocks up to 6.4GHz with huge bandwidth” »

Extreme TDPs for GPUs? Nvidia Hopper is allegedly above 1000W

It seems that after the power consumption increase brought by Nvidia’s latest GPU (GeForce RTX 3000) was not the last time we’ll see this happening. We had news of 450W GeForce cards and even 550W future SKUs coming, but the crowning jewel will be the high-performance server GPU codenamed Hopper. Nvidia is supposedly planning a four-digit consumption exceeding 1000 W, requiring a completely new power supply solution. Read more “Extreme TDPs for GPUs? Nvidia Hopper is allegedly above 1000W” »

Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE

The legitimate announcement of the Asus RTX 3070 graphics card, in which Noctua had a significant role, was hanging in the balance. This is evidenced by the premature leak of its photos last week. But we have all the details on this graphics card only now, after the press release was published. The GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition promises sovereignly the quietest operation in its performance class. Read more “Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE” »

Nvidia shares experimental new DLSS models for public testing

The version of Nvidia DLSS integrated in games can be upgraded manually by replacing DLL files by newer and better ones from another game. TPU has an archive for various versions extracted from games, but there’s an even better opportunity to tweak the upscaling quality in games now: Nvidia will offer development DLSS models for testing directly, this will allow you to try even the newest pre-release experimental versions. Read more “Nvidia shares experimental new DLSS models for public testing” »

GPU Intel Arc graphic cards produced by Asus, MSI and Gigabyte

As you probably know, graphic cards come in reference editions with Nvidia or AMD-designed coolers, or in so-called non-reference versions with cooler and PCB designed by the producers (e.g. Evga or Sapphire) themselves. Such designs are often quieter and faster (overclocked). According to recent news you can look forward to the same with the upcoming Intel Arc, which will be produced by multiple well-known companies. Read more “GPU Intel Arc graphic cards produced by Asus, MSI and Gigabyte” »

Radeon RX 6600 leaked: still 8 GB, release in a month?

Last month, the cheapest Radeon graphics card with the RDNA 2 architecture, the RX 6600 XT was released with the Navi 23 GPU. But an even cheaper model could be joining it very soon: the vanilla Radeon RX 6600. Official images of the Eagle Edition graphics card have surfaced on the web, which means that presumably, the release date is getting closer. The leak also confirmed that the cards will still have 8 GB of memory. Read more “Radeon RX 6600 leaked: still 8 GB, release in a month?” »

MS Flight Simulator July update test: More than twice the FPS

The announced update to increase performance in MFS is out, and we have a “before” and “after” comparison for you. Developers has worked to ensure that the processor does not significantly bottleneck the GPU. So far, the performance of the graphics card did not matter much, because only a fraction of its potential was used. But newly, you will achieve better performance on low-end hardware than you did before on a top-end rig. Read more “MS Flight Simulator July update test: More than twice the FPS” »

Radeon RX 6600 XT with Navi 23 revealed: specs, price, benches

Reports that AMD was to unveil a new and so far the cheapest graphics card with RDNA 2 architecture on Friday turned out to be true and AMD has announced Radeon RX 6600 XT. Full specifications has been revealed, but with a price a bit higher than what has been leaked. The card using the new Navi 23 GPU should offer higher performance and a slightly lower power draw than Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060, but for a price 15% higher. Read more “Radeon RX 6600 XT with Navi 23 revealed: specs, price, benches” »

Noctua seems to be working on a cooler for Asus Strix graphics

We have exclusively come across an information leak, which indicates that some of the upcoming ROG Strix graphics cards will have a cooler from Noctua. The headline could easily have a tabloid undertone “we’re first to know!”, but on the contrary, we will approach this thing with humility. There is little information and it is rather about clues. But it seems that the question at the moment is not IF, but WHEN. Read more “Noctua seems to be working on a cooler for Asus Strix graphics” »

Graphics card prices fall sharply, now lowest since February

Last month we had tentative reports of possibly improving  situation in graphics card market, which is afflicted by shortages and high prices this year—largely due to the return of cryptocurrency bubble and the resulting Ethereum mining obsession. The crisis seems to really be on its way out. Prices continue to fall, in Germany they’re already at lowest levels since February. And their decline is pretty fast too. Read more “Graphics card prices fall sharply, now lowest since February” »

Leak shows performance of 1024 and 3584 shader Intel Xe GPUs

Data on the performance of two of Intel’s gaming graphics cards with the DG2/Xe HPG architecture have been leaked: cheaper cards could compete with the GeForce GTX 1650 to GTX 1650 Super, mainstream cards with 448 EU are expected to be just behind the RTX 3070. Which means that a full-fat version with 512 EU could be even faster. Intel thus could have a chance to take hold in a large parts of the gaming graphics market. Read more “Leak shows performance of 1024 and 3584 shader Intel Xe GPUs” »

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