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UL Benchmarks (formerly known as Futuremark) has added a new Variable Rate Shading (VRS) test to its popular 3DMark benchmarking suite, and it is now available to the public. The new test taps into a feature of Microsoft's DirectX 12 API that allows developers to improve performance by selectively reducing the level of detail in parts of a frame. The idea behind VRS is to lessen the workload on a GPU and push higher framerates, without adversely affecting the overall image quality of a scene as it is perceived by the viewer. In theory, the selective reduction of detail in any given frame will occur where it will not be noticed much, if at all. "By using VRS to lower the shading rate for parts... Read more...
One of the exciting things that AMD's third-generation Ryzen processor family and accompanying X570 chipset will usher in is support for PCI Express 4.0. This offers double the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0, paving the way for faster graphics and speedier storage drives. To help measure the impact that PCie 4.0 can have, UL Benchmarks is adding a new test to its 3DMark suite. It's actually a PCI Express feature test, meaning users will be able to run it on any modern platform, including existing PCie 3.0 motherboards. Users who dive into a newfangled Ryzen setup using the latest processors and motherboard options, however, will obviously see a better benchmark score, for whatever that is worth.... Read more...
Yes folks, there is a such thing as 'professional' overclocking, which may sound like an empty profession on the surface but actually plays an important role. That role is mainly marketing, as companies sponsor and endorse certain overclockers, in hopes of showcasing their products. If you were to take a peak into pro overclocking world right now, you would see a new world record for Port Royal, a ray tracing benchmark that UL Benchmarks recently added to 3DMark. At present, the record currently belongs to none other than Vince Lucido, otherwise known as Kingpin (or "K|NGP|N"), a nickname he derived from his skateboarding days (among other things, a kingpin is a component of the trucks on a skateboard).... Read more...
AMD recently unveiled its Radeon VII graphics card, which for the first time introduces a 7-nanometer GPU processor to the consumer gaming market (as opposed to the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60, which is a workstation accelerator for deep learning workloads). We are all eager to find out how the card performs, and some leaked 3DMark benchmarks may provide a glimpse. Before we get to the scores, let's recap the card's specs. The Radeon VII features a 7nm Vega GPU underneath the hood with 60 compute units (CUs) and 3,840 stream processors, and is clocked up to 1.8GHz. It also boasts a whopping 16GB of second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2)—that's twice as much as the Radeon RX Vega 64... Read more...
Few people are going to plunk down $2,499 for NVIDIA's beastly Titan RTX graphics card if all they want to do is play games, that's a fair statement. Those that do, however, will end up with a very fast card. This is evidenced by some early benchmarks, including a 3DMark run in which an overclocked and liquid cooled Titan RTX topped 40,000 points in the Graphics test. Titan RTX, or T-Rex, as NVIDIA has appropriately nicknamed it, is built around the company's Turing GPU. It's an unabashed representation of the full Turing TU102GPU, in fact, with 4,608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores, and 72 RT cores. At stock settings, it has a 1,350MHz base clock and 1,770MHz boost clock, and can pummel workloads... Read more...
Gamers and benchmarkers have been using 3DMark software to test out their video card prowess for many years. As GPU makers add new graphics card capabilities, the benchmarks have to change to keep up with the times. Not long ago we saw that the NVIDIA RTX 2080 was putting quite the beatdown on the Titan XP in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. Other than a raw performance increase in the RTX family, the other big deal that NVIDIA ushered in with the new graphics cards was real-time ray tracing. UL Benchmarks is rolling out a new 3DMark benchmark specifically to test out ray tracing capabilities. The benchmark is called 3DMark Port Royal, and late last month some screenshots for the demo were rolled... Read more...
UL Benchmarks' 3DMark is adding real-time ray tracing support to its suite of benchmarks thanks to support for the DirectX Raytracing API. The new test is called 3DMark Port Royal and will support any graphics card that is compatible with DirectX Raytracing. UL Benchmarks says that it worked with some of the top tech titans in the gaming industry including Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA to make sure that the benchmark is representative of the performance that we can expect from current- and next-generation hardware. Right now, the only graphics cards that support DirectX Raytracing without being hit with a severe performance penalty is NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family. Currently, the GeForce RTX... Read more...
NVIDIA's hardware partners are starting to announce custom cooled versions of the company's GeForce RTX 2070, and soon enough websites will start posting performance reviews. In the meantime, we're left to speculate about performance based on the specs, and whatever leaks there might be. As it pertains to the latter, there is a leaked 3DMark benchmark run that suggests the GeForce RTX 2070 will be faster than the GeForce RTX 1080. For anyone who has not been following the GeForce RTX launch, NVIDIA announced three new cards built around its Turing GPU architecture: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080, and GeForce RTX 2070. All three feature dedicated RT cores for real-time ray tracing, or more... Read more...
The embargoes have lifted on sharing performance metrics for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX cards, and if you haven't done so already, be sure to check our in-depth review of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 (we also have a deep dive on Turing, if you're interested). One thing we didn't cover, however, is extreme overclocking—the Walmart clerk looked at us funny when we asked which aisle we could find liquid nitrogen. Someone else did, though, and set a new 3DMark world record in the process. His name is Vince Lucido, though you might know him better as Kingpin (or K|NGP|N). For anyone is not familiar, Kingpin is an extreme overclocker who built his first PC in 2001, and began overclocking in 2003.... Read more...
NVIDIA's new generation of GeForce RTX graphics cards are in the hands of reviewers, and today the NDA lifted on a full and exhaustive breakdown of the underlying Turing architecture, including all the new features and goodies that are underneath the hood. Performance numbers will have to wait for another day, at least officially. Unofficially, there are some leaked scores on 3DMark of the GeForce RTX 2080. What makes this leak particularly interesting is that it purports to show the performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 with a newer GPU driver package, version 411.51, which presumably has been optimized for the RTX cards. The 411.51 driver release is not yet available to the public—NVIDIA... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported on Huawei's rather suspect "optimizations" when it comes to its smartphones running 3DMark. The company was caught red-handed cheating by AnandTech, and UL took the drastic move to delist benchmark results for the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3 and Honor Play. At the time, UL stated, "We found that the scores from the public 3DMark app were up to 47% higher than the scores from the private app, even though the tests are identical... This kind of detection and optimization is forbidden by our rules for manufacturers."  Following the news story blowing up yesterday and gaining widespread attention, cooler heads have prevailed and both UL and Huawei have... Read more...
Hey, did you hear? NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX graphics cards can do ray tracing! Of course you've heard that, because real-time ray tracing has dominated the narrative. The big question mark, however, is the one that hangs over rasterization performance compared to the previous generation of Pascal cards. That will not be answered until the reviews are in, naturally. In the meantime, the leaks keep coming, and the latest one supposedly shows the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scoring much higher than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in 3DMark. Before we get to the numbers, let's talk about rasterization and ray tracing for a moment. Real-time ray tracing is the future, there's no doubt about that. The current implementation... Read more...
NVIDIA's message when unveiling its GeForce RTX series of graphics card was crystal clear—the era of gaming with real-time ray tracing has arrived, at least on the hardware and API side, with content to follow. That's all well and good, but the big question that is yet be answered is, how well do the new cards perform compared to Pascal? A new 3DMark entry might provide a partial answer. What appears to be a GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card has made another appearance in 3DMark, and specifically the DirectX 12-based Time Spy test. It's not entirely clear which of those cards it is, as the entry lists it as having 8GB of memory and a 7,000MHz memory clock, specs that are... Read more...
Most of the information surrounding NVIDIA's next round of consumer cards has been focused on the GeForce RTX 2080, which the company is expected to announce on Monday, August 20, a day before Gamescom 2018 kicks off. There will be other Turing cards, though, and one of them has seemingly made an appearance on Futuremark's 3DMark benchmarking database. Well, maybe. The database entry points to a "GTX 2060 5gb," which immediately triggers a red flag to us. Unless NVIDIA has been faking everyone out, it will use the "RTX" branding for its next generation Turing cards for consumers, just as it has done with its recently announced Quadro RTX cards. Real-time ray-tracing figures to be a point of emphasis,... Read more...
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