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Has anybody seen Dominic Toretto lately? We ask because EVGA has confirmed that a shipment of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards was recent stolen from a truck en route from San Francisco to its Southern California distribution center, and we can't help but conjure up images from the Fast and Furious franchise. It probably didn't go down quite like the way these things are portrayed in the movies. However, a thief or band of thieves did make off with thousands of dollars worth of graphics cards based on NVIDIA's latest generation Ampere architecture. In a notice posted to its support forum, EVGA product manager Jacob Freeman said each of the stolen cards ranged in MSRP from $329.99 on up to... Read more...
Nope, the depressing graphics card shortage is not yet over, and that could be the case throughout 2022 as well. Be that as it may, gamers are actually getting their hands on NVIDIA's latest generation GPUs, as evidenced by latest Steam Hardware and Software survey data. Looking at the numbers, it even appears that PC gamers are jumping into the latest gen GPU hardware at a faster clip than they did with Turing. There are some caveats that come with this analysis. For one, Steam's survey data is not the end-all-be-all of hardware adoption, and can fluctuate depending on which systems are being pinged (it doesn't take into account every Steam user). And there are other factors that can mess with... Read more...
I had not intended on writing about the continued upward trend of GPU prices at the conclusion of October, because it is starting to feel like beating a dead horse. It's not something I particularly enjoy pointing out, and by now, we all know the situation. So why am I? What I had not necessarily anticipated is that certain models would come close to reaching all-time highs. Turns out that graphics card price trends through Halloween were the real scare. This is unfortunate because after spiking to yearlong highs in April and May, GPU street prices fell sharply over the course of several weeks, before gradually ascending again. And it's been that way ever since, only now, AMD's Radeon RX 6000... Read more...
In August, there were several reports that Amazon's New World MMO, which was in beta at the time, had a penchant for killing EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. Considering that the cards retail for $1,499 and can sell for nearly $3,000 due to shortages, that's a lot of money going up in smoke. While the first fingers were pointed at the game itself, EVGA eventually raised its hand to admit that "poor workmanship" with some solder points surrounding the MOSFET circuits were responsible cooking GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs. New World is now out of beta and drawing large queues as gamers clamor to experience the game. Unfortunately, it appears that the game isn't done with killing GPUs, according to... Read more...
Earlier this week, we first received word that Best Buy was gearing up for another big NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series restock. The @GPURestock Twitter account was tipped off to Best Buy’s event and, through a series of tweets, gave gamers hope that they might finally be able to get their hands on a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or even possibly a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Today, Best Buy confirmed that the event would kick off at participating retail store locations starting at 7:30 am local time tomorrow (October 1st). As with previous in-store events, Best Buy employees will hand one ticket per person for those standing in line until all tickets are exhausted. If you have a ticket in hand, you’re... Read more...
A month ago, Best Buy allowed enthusiastic gamers to purchase current-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards at local stores... at MSRP. This was a big deal considering that most modern graphics cards are hard to buy at MSRP due to component shortages, which have pushed street prices into the stratosphere. Well, it appears that Best Buy’s July outing was successful, as it is giving shoppers another opportunity to score a GeForce RTX 30 card tomorrow. Like before, this is an in-store-only event that will be available at select Best Buy locations. Here are the Best Buy Stock Numbers & Store List for the Founders Edition 3000 Series In-Store Restock About 17,000 units total... Read more...
If you've been trying relentlessly to obtain a GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card over the past nine months at MSRP, we feel your pain. Unfortunately, due to the excellent performance that the cards offer coupled with a component shortage and the cryptocurrency boom, sellouts come swiftly online (and at brick and mortar locations). Tomorrow, however, you will have a chance to score a GeForce RTX 30 card in-person at Best Buy stores across the United States. According to the retailer, starting at 7:30 am local time, employees at select Best Buy locations will hand out tickets for current available stock. If you receive a ticket, you are guaranteed a card to purchase from the store. With your... Read more...
NVIDIA’s last major GPU releases came during early June with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. However, the number one discrete GPU manufacturer isn’t done with its Ampere architecture just yet; another refresh is allegedly coming for 2022. All the hoopla started last month when an alleged leaked Lenovo roadmap revealed that the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 would be available with GeForce RTX 3070 Super and GeForce RTX 3080 Super GPUs with 8GB and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, respectively. Then, last week, tipster Greymon55 indicated that the first RTX Super GPU for laptops would debut early next year. However, reliable leaker kopite7kimi now claims that the Super... Read more...
If you own an Acer laptop powered by a GeForce RTX 30 series GPU, we have good news to share. A free performance boost is potentially coming your way. It depends on which specific model you own, but by way of a whole bunch of firmware updates, Acer is bumping up the total graphics power (TGP) threshold by as much as 30W. When it comes to gaming laptops, the GPU is the most important component. In most cases, it is also not a part that can be upgraded, so it is sound advice to go with the most powerful GPU you can afford, since you are stuck with it for the life of the laptop (barring an external graphics enclosure). Components like the RAM and storage can be upgraded or replaced in a lot of models,... Read more...
Discrete graphics cards are hard to find on the retail market, as current-generation NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards are perennially out of stock. However, new analysis from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows that despite the supply shortfalls that infuriate gaming enthusiasts, shipments are up year-over-year. According to the firm, overall GPU shipments ballooned by nearly 35 percent during Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020. However, while the growth compared to the same quarter was quite remarkable, overall GPU unit shipments decreased slightly (0.3 percent) compared to Q4 2020, according to the report (which is the usual seasonal shift). Overall GPU market share according to JPR. When... Read more...
Intel today formally introduced its 11th Generation Tiger Lake-H Core processor lineup, and right on cue, its hardware partners have begun announcing new laptops based Intel's latest silicon. That includes MSI, which just unveiled over four dozen new models aimed at creators and gamers, all built around Tiger Lake-H and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series. MSI's Creator series is where "tech meets aesthetic," and to that end, it introduced a pair of stylish 16-inch Creator Z models, both with a 120Hz display and touch support. Pricing starts at $2,599 for a Core i7-11800H CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of NVMe SSD storage. And at the $2,999 price point, you get an upgrade to a Core... Read more...
Dell is looking to expand its Alienware gaming laptop family and is teasing the introduction of its new X-Series. With the new X-Series, a significant emphasis is being placed on improving overall performance and keeping the system cool at the same time. To this end, Dell says that the X-Series will feature an industry-first gallium-silicone thermal interface material for wicking heat away from the processor, which it calls Element 31. The new laptops will also bring another industry-first: a patent-pending, "Quad-Fan" cooling setup with extensive copper piping. Dell says that this design "Produces dedicated airflow using evacuative fans and dual opposite outlet fans," while "moving extensive... Read more...
When we think of MediaTek, the first thing that often comes to mind are budget-oriented SoCs used in low-end smartphones and Chromebooks. On the other hand, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX brand invokes high-end gaming GPUs in gaming desktop and laptop PCs. However, it looks as though those two forces are linking up thanks to a brief mention by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang during today's GTC 2021 keynote. About halfway through his presentation, Huang presented a slide entitled "Expanding Arm Ecosystem Beyond Mobile," which mentioned MediaTek's collaboration. According to NVIDIA, it will be licensing its GeForce RTX 30 Ampere IP for use in MediaTek MT819x SoCs. "We're announcing a partnership with MediaTek to... Read more...
Some of NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners have begun dishing out BIOS updates to add a potentially performance-enhancing feature to GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. That feature, of course, is Resizable BAR (Base Address Register), a PCI Express technology that promises to give gaming a boost in framerates on supported platforms. In simple terms, Resizable BAR allows the CPU and system to tap into a graphics card's full memory frame buffer over the PCIe bus, instead of capping it to 256MB increments. The technology has actually been around for several years, but was not really utilized until AMD introduced its Radeon RX 6000 series, with Smart Access Memory (SAM) support. The caveat is... Read more...
We loathe to be the bearer of bad news, but MSI has apparently decided it is going to jack up the prices of graphics cards amid tight supply. The silver lining, we suppose, is that actually finding a graphics card in stock is tougher than winning a fight with an armed grizzly bear, using just your bare hands. In other words, it is not easy by any stretch. Here's the thing—NVIDIA's latest generation GeForce RTX 30 series is always out of stock at most places, and if you do happen to find one available for sale, it's typically from a marketplace seller who wants way more than the card is actually worth. And unfortunately, the same is true of AMD's newly minted Radeon RX 6000 series. AMD and... Read more...
Are you in the market for a gaming laptop? If so, ASUS has just done you and other potential laptop buyers a solid by specifying the parameters of the GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs employed in more than two dozen laptop models. This kind of information is important to have, because NVIDIA's hardware partners have a bit of flexibility in how to configure the various Ampere SKUs at their disposal. For example, the mobile variant of the GeForce RTX 3080 sports 6,144 CUDA cores, but the power range can be anywhere from 80W to 150W and even beyond. These directly affect the clockspeed. At the lower end of the TGP scale, the GeForce RTX 3080 runs at 1,245MHz, while higher powered configurations run at... Read more...
NVIDIA unveiled its Ampere-based RTX 30 series mobile GPUs at a special GeForce Event during this year's virtual CES 2021 festivities. A wide range of notebook design wins were also showed off at various events, spanning a variety of form factors. With the GeForce RTX 30 series, NVIDIA is targeting high-performance gaming notebooks in form factors as thin 16mm, even with the flagship GeForce RTX 3080. Thinner, higher-performance form factors aren’t the only features NVIDIA is touting. A number of upcoming notebooks will also be sporting 1440p, ultra-high refresh rate IPS displays. In fact, the test vehicle we were lucky enough to evaluate for this article – an MSI GS66 Stealth... Read more...
Lenovo's Legion family include scores of rock-solid products that hit a number of different price points. Now, at CES 2021, Lenovo is updating its Legion lineup with some new styles and the latest processors and GPUs to make the laptops perform like how they look: incredibly good.   Legion 5 The Legion 5, in both 15” and 17” sizes, is the runt of the bunch, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Both Legion 5 variants feature up to AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX mobile GPUs with up to 16GB of RAM in the 17” model and up to 32GB of RAM in the 15” model. The 15” model can also have up to 2TB of NVMe PCIe storage whereas... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a bevy of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards for desktop PCs of the last few months, but gaming notebooks have remained chained to the previous-generation GeForce RTX 20 family. That all changes today, however, as the company just announced new GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs based on its latest Ampere GPU architecture. These GPUs should slot into laptops at a variety of price points, so gamers of virtually any budget should find something of interest. Let's dig in... Meet The Mobile GeForce RTX 30 Family The first member of the family is the mobile GeForce RTX 3060. NVIDIA says that the GeForce RTX 3060 will deliver 90 frames per second on the latest games with the highest settings... Read more...
Over the last few weeks, we've seen plenty of leaks for ASUS' upcoming gaming laptops that will be unveiled next week at CES 2021. Unlike in years past, the CES 2021 will be held virtually due to COVID-19, which means that tech journalists won't be mingling by the thousands in Las Vegas, hopping from the LVCC to various hotels along The Strip. ASUS is telegraphing its plans a bit ahead of schedule with teasers for both its incoming ROG Strix and ROG TUF Gaming laptop families. ASUS posted short video teasers for both its ROG Strix and TUF Gaming lineups, which you can view below. Both will be unveiled next week on January 12th.  SOON. January 12 10AM PST.#CES2021 #ForThoseWhoDare... Read more...
NVIDIA and Microsoft first launched the Minecraft with RTX beta back in mid-April, and it made the typically rudimentary-looking game look absolutely amazing with ray traced water, lighting, and shadow effects. Well, NVIDIA has spent the past eight months optimizing its RTX makeover of Minecraft and is now ready for the full-scale, public release. Rather than being a standalone client as it was when the beta initially launched, RTX functionality is now fully backed into the mainline Minecraft client for Windows 10. In addition, there are two new worlds that NVIDIA will introduce (Colosseum RTX and Dungeon Dash RTX), which means that there are now 15 free “RTX” worlds available... Read more...
It seems like NVIDIA is on the verge of announcing some new mobile GPUs perhaps, if recently leaks are any indication. It started yesterday when some Gigabyte Aero and Aorus laptops with unannounced GPUs leaked courtesy of @momomo_us on Twitter. Today the leaks keep on coming, and this time it's ASUS. A small army of Zephyrus and TUF Gaming notebooks has been spotted on South African retailer Pinnacle's website.  At the top is GX551QR, which is a Zephyrus 15.6" notebook with an also-unannounced AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, 32 GB of memory, a 1 TB SSD, and a supposed NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 mobile GPU with 16 GB of VRAM. That's a bit of a surprise to us considering desktop GeForce RTX 3080... Read more...
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