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The somewhat fractured nature of the real time ray tracing on the PC is coming to a head with the upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077. We've known for quite some time that CD Projekt Red would support ray tracing effects in Cyberpunk 2077, and the company has been working closely with NVIDIA to enable support on GeForce RTX 20/30 Series hardware. However, we're getting the somewhat disappointing news this weekend that Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing support will be exclusive to GeForce RTX cards at launch. Some might be a bit confused considering that Cyberpunk 2077 isn't using some propriety NVIDIA implementation of RTX ray tracing. Instead, the developer is using the industry standard DirectX... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Tony Tamasi, NVIDIA VP Of Technical Marketing will joined us for some lively banter about the beastly GeForce RTX 3090, the GeForce RTX 3080, all things Ampere and more... Time Stamps: 00:55 - Introduction 04:38 - Explaining the enhancements made to Ampere 08:19 - Why go all in with Ampere, this generation? 10:00 - Was the new cooler a function of Ampere's higher power? 12:47 - What's special about Samsung's custom 8nm process? 14:20 - Roadmap Question, Will there be anything below 3070? 15:02 - Why SLI and multi-GPU are less of a focus 18:05 - We need faster CPUs... 18:54 - What does gamer developer support look like this generation? 21:33... Read more...
With all the leaks and information floating around, we would have expected NVIDIA to remain hush-hush on their new product lineup until their special event, which is just a few days away. This is not the case, however, as NVIDIA has dropped a video detailing some information about its new GeForce RTX Ampere series cards. In this video, a new cooling configuration is outlined, information on a notched PCB is dropped, a compact 12-Pin power connector is confirmed, a new mounting bracket with spring tension mechanism is shown, and a snippet of the new card makes an appearance. First on the docket, let us dive into the new cooling configuration. In the video (2:25), you can see a fluid dynamics... Read more...
It seems we can hardly take a breath without another leak about NVIDIA's GeForce RTX based on the company's next-generation Ampere technology. Yesterday, the top-end GeForce RTX 3090 Ti was posing for the cameras. Today, one of the smaller siblings, expected to be called GeForce RTX 3080, went for a romp on Userbenchmark.  As pointed out by _rogame on Twitter, a device with an unknown NVIDIA PCI identifier showed up in the online database with a single data point. PCI IDs are easy to parse: the first four hexadecimal characters indicate the manufacturer and the rest identify the component. This is used by drivers to match up hardware with its necessary driver software. The vendor ID 10DE... Read more...
The ongoing leaks and rumors surrounding NVIDIA's next generation graphics cards, presumably based on Ampere, should be coming to an end soon. That's because NVIDIA is hosting a special GeForce event on September 1, 2020, where it will presumably announce its upcoming lineup. Until then, there is still room for some last minute leaks, one of which claims to have the skinny on video memory arrangement. Like everything else related to the specifications for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3000 series, take this with a lick of salt, because it is not official information. Disclaimer out of the way, notable leaker and Chiphell forum user wjm47196 claims to have confirmed how the memory arrangement... Read more...
The "Ultimate Countdown" has begun over on NVIDIA's official GeForce Twitter page, only we are not entirely sure to what. From the looks of things, it could be a big bang in the making, but let's hope not—despite all our problems, we've grown fond of this world as it exists. More likely, the Ultimate Countdown will take us to the unveiling of NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce RTX 3000 series, based on Ampere. Whether they will actually be branded as GeForce RTX 3000 cards remains to be seen as well. The only seemingly sure thing is that Ampere will power NVIDIA's next-gen cards. We can hardly wait, especially with so many leaks and rumors pointing to big gains in both rasterized rendering... Read more...
Backpacking across the country "Once...there was an explosion." So opens the oft-memed narrative of Kojima Productions' first post-Konami title, Death Stranding. If you've not been paying attention to the game, which launched in November as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, this title is about to make its jump to the PC. On July 14, non-PS4 gamers will get their first look at a post-apocalyptic world where, if one person dies, entire cities could be close behind. We got early access to the game, and today we can tell you about our experience, which is probably best summed up as "wild." Of Bridges And Bridges In a near-future version of the world, a mostly-unexplained event called the Death Stranding... Read more...
Turn out the lights, the party's over. The Turing GPU party, that is. Well, not officially, but you can assume the party is winding down to some degree, with NVIDIA getting ready to launch a new round of consumer graphics cards based on its Ampere GPU architecture. As it prepares for that day, rumor has it NVIDIA is discounting its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and several other GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. NVIDIA's 7nm Ampere GPU has already arrived, of course, though so far only in high performance computing (HPC) form. A consumer launch is still around the corner. Leading up to the launch, there has been an avalanche of leaks and rumors pointing to next-gen GeForce RTX 3000 series cards, including... Read more...
One of NVIDIA's major selling points when it introduced its GeForce RTX graphics cards based on Turing was the presence of dedicated RT cores to handle ray-traced visuals. It has been somewhat of a slow march to ray-traced territory by developers, though things have certainly improved. And looking ahead, Cyberpunk 2077 will embrace ray tracing effects in a big way. Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games in recent history. We are optimistic it will live up to the hype. It should certainly look gorgeous, if nothing else, from what we have seen so far. "In addition to featuring CD Projekt Red’s fantastic open-ended gameplay, Cyberpunk 2077 is also blessed with jaw-droppingly beautiful,... Read more...
Back in March Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which is the latest in a long line of application program interfaces (API) that has served as the middleman between the games you play and the high-end gaming hardware that you have installed in your system. DirectX 12 Ultimate is being billed as a unifying force between feature sets and programming for both Windows 10 and the upcoming Xbox Series X gaming platforms. Today, NVIDIA is claiming bragging rights as the first GPU vendor to deliver full compliance for DirectX 12 Ultimate with the release of its latest public Game Ready and Studio drivers. Although we should mention that this revelation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise,... Read more...
Over the past 6 months or so, we've been hearing a lot about the next-generation consumer GeForce graphics card family; at least when it comes to rumored specifications. What we know is the cards will be based on NVIDIA's Ampere GPU architecture and will allegedly fall under the GeForce RTX 30 naming scheme. What we haven't seen until today, however, are images of the actual cards. But now that we're getting closer to the rumored 2H 2020 launch window, photos of the supposed flagship GeForce RTX 3080 have leaked out. The images show a rather odd design with two cooling fans. However, the cooing fans are not situated on the same side of the PCB, as is typically the case with modern... Read more...
The last Razer gaming laptop to go under the knife was the Blade Stealth 13, which arrived in April with a 10th generation Intel Ice Lake processor, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics, and a 120Hz display option. Now, Razer has turned its attention to the top dog Blade Pro 17, which is gaining a wealth of new spec bumps over its predecessor. Kicking things off is the arrival of Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors; in this case, the Core i7-10875H. This is an 8-core/16-thread processor with a base clock of 2.3GHz and a maximum turbo clock of 5.1GHz. 16GB of DDR4 memory comes standard, but the system is upgradeable to a maximum of 64GB. For those that want an ultra-fast... Read more...
The Coronavirus pandemic has been depressing on multiple levels (not the least of which is the loss of life), and who knows if we will still be collectively cooped up this summer. Even if so, there is something look forward to—the potential launch of next generation GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA, at the tail end of summer anyway. Nothing is official, but according to a new Digitimes report, next generation GPUs are headed for a September launch. There is no word on pricing or which models will be available (assuming the report is true), but the site also anticipates new graphics cards being the catalyst for vendors to lower prices on current generation graphics cards, thereby "stimulating... Read more...
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere for the past two years, but the company is finally ready to talk about its next-generation GPU architecture. Though you won't hear any info today about GeForce RTX 30 Series of consumer gaming graphics cards, NVIDIA is discussing details about Ampere for machine learning data center and HPC markets. In short, this version of Ampere is the biggest most powerful GPU NVIDIA has ever made, and the company offers that it's also the world's biggest 7nm chip. There's no doubt, it's massive.   According to NVIDIA, its Ampere-based A100 GPU is already in full production and shipping to customers, and it is claiming that the A100... Read more...
NVIDIA's next-generation Ampere graphics architecture is right around the corner after over a year and a half of gaming domination by the GeForce RTX (Turing) family. According to a new report from China Times, NVIDIA is already ramping production of Ampere GPUs that will be used in first-party and third-party graphics cards. That should mean that good things are on the way for those looking to score a deal on the current-generation GeForce RTX 20 series. The report indicates that Ampere will debut during the third quarter of 2020, and alleges that some AIBs are already reducing spot prices to clear out excess inventory of Turing-based GeForce RTX graphics cards. ASUS is reportedly... Read more...
It was seven months ago that NVIDIA announced it was working to give Minecraft a makeover, thanks to the ray tracing hardware acceleration hardware built into its GeForce RTX line of graphics cards. Well, unless you've been living under a rock -- or haven't been spending as much time on our news page as you should -- you know that Minecraft publisher Microsoft will make a beta of this new techology available to the public at 1 PM Eastern time today. We've been playing Minecraft RTX with its new graphics features the last few days, and now we can show you what it's all about.  While real-time ray tracing with DXR has been the headlining feature, NVIDIA and development studio Mojang... Read more...
No, your PC's water cooling loop did not spring a leak (we hope not, anyway), it is just sweating in the face of a rumored Crysis remake potentially being in the works. While nothing is certain (yet), the official Twitter account for Crysis posted a cryptic tweet hinting that something is afoot. Could it be a remaster with real-time ray tracing, perhaps? The tweet simply states in all caps, "RECEIVING DATA," with no other information, pictures, links, or videos attached. It is the first tweet to come from the official account since December 13, 2016, so it has been dormant for nearly three and a half years. At this point, it seems like only something big would awaken the account from its slumber.... Read more...
NVIDIA has been talking up Minecraft with RTX for nearly a year now, but we're getting very close to the first public beta for the game. As its name implies, this enhancement to Minecraft brings everything that you know and love about the popular game with the inclusion of GeForce RTX effects. According to NVIDIA, the Minecraft with RTX Windows 10 Edition Beta will go live on April 16th. With RTX enabled, Minecraft adds ray-traced reflections, global illumination, emissive lighting, volumetric fog effects and more, which brings a bit of added realism to the still blocky environments. The effects can be quite dramatic; especially with the reflections and atmospheric lighting. In addition,... Read more...
NVIDIA made some big promises when it first outed its Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology. Through the wonders of artificial intelligence and machine learning, DLSS aimed to make games look better at higher resolutions, and boost framerates without overburdening the GPU. Results were mixed, though, and certain limitations held the technology back. Now with the introduction of DLSS 2.0, NVIDIA is promising even bigger and better things. DLSS 2.0 delivers a "big leap in AI rendering" and breaks free of several existing constraints. The biggest one is game support—DLSS 2.0 has the potential to be more broadly supported in games because, unlike before, it does not require training... Read more...
For the longest time, replicating a desktop-class gaming experience on a laptop meant spending a hefty premium on a comparable mobile configuration, and to some extent, that still holds true today. The situation is much improved, however, as the cost of entry into PC gaming territory in general has continuously fallen on the hardware side, for both desktops and laptops. Simply put, the bang-for-buck proposition on a gaming PC has never been higher than it is right now. HP's newest model Omen 17 gaming laptop highlights this. It also accentuates the shrinking divide between desktops and laptops, in terms of how far you can stretch your dollar. Not to be overlooked, this is especially intriguing... Read more...
There is no need to worry if you missed out on the avalanche of Black Friday bargains, there is still ample opportunity to score a deal or two (or three, or four...). Cyber Monday has arrived, and really, this is just one big season of deals, as has become the case the past few years. That said, we have rounded up a bunch of hardware bargains to kick your PC gaming into next year. Shown above is a 15.6-inch Dell G3 gaming laptop for $699.99 at Best Buy. That's $300 below its list price, and the standout feature here is the inclusion of a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. You don't often find that kind of GPU horsepower in a laptop at this price, but here it is. The system also features a Core i5-9300H... Read more...
When we last visited Corsair, the company had acquired Origin PC to beef up its portfolio when it comes to crafting boutique gaming PCs. Today, Corsair has announced updates to its One and One Pro gaming systems that bring 9th generation Intel Core power to the table along with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. Starting off with the new additions to the Corsair One family, we have the One i145 and One i164. The One i145 brings an octa-core Intel Core i7-9700K processor to the table paired with a potent GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. Moving up to the One i164 will get you an upgrade to the Core i9-9900K (8-core/16-thread) with a flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. No matter which system you... Read more...
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