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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...
Cyberpunk 2077 news has been ramping up quite a bit in the past few weeks -- namely because of a recently announced delay -- but CD Projekt Red is giving us some more insight into the game leading up to its eventual launch. Today, we've getting another glimpse at Night City in all its ray traced glory. The video comes to us from NVIDIA, which managed to get some interviews with the CD Projekt Red team members to talk about what they're doing to bring Night City to life. Interspersed with those interviews are some nice gameplay images of Cyberpunk 2077 running full-tilt with real time ray tracing enabled. In this case, the demo is of course running on GeForce RTX 30 hardware, and... Read more...
It looks as though relief for enthusiasts isn't coming anytime soon if you want one of NVIDIA's highly rated GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. NVIDIA has cited overwhelming demand as it struggles to not only deliver its own Founders Edition cards to customers, but also GPUs that find their way into custom boards from its various board partners. NVIDA CEO Jensen Huang previous stated that he expected supply issues to last through at least the end of 2020. However, on this week's earnings call, NVIDIA CFO Colette Kress explained that eager customers will be waiting into 2021 for relief. "While we had anticipated strong demand, it exceeded even our bullish expectation," said... Read more...
It seems like everybody on the planet is clamoring to build a new gaming PC, and that has left many components in very short supply. That cavalcade of hardware that nobody can get their hands on started in mid-September with the GeForce RTX 30 series, based on NVIDIA's Ampere GPU technology. One just has to look at our review of the RTX 3080 to understand why; NVIDIA turned the stagnant performance to cost ratio on its head for the first time since Pascal way back in 2016. As a result, the cards are just exceedingly hard to come by right now. The supply is so outstripped by gamers' thirst for high frame rates that ASUS' ROG UK Twitter account posted an apology. It says the company understands... Read more...
Having launched its first round of desktop Ampere GPUs to consumers, NVIDIA's next move is to do the same on mobile. Well, check that—the next move should be to light a fire under Samsung to produce more 8nm wafers so the GeForce RTX 30 series will be more readily available, then focus on mobile. Skipping right to the latter, a new leak purports to know which mobile Ampere GPUs NVIDIA has on tap. As things currently stand, Ampere is available in three desktop cards for consumers. They include the GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3070. There are rumors of other cards being added to the mix—namely a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and of course we will eventually see lower end... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series launches haven’t exactly gone off without a hitch. The $699 GeForce RTX 3080 launched last week, and retail sites were quickly overrun (from both legitimate gamers and bots) with inventory selling out within minutes. The launch of the GeForce RTX 3090 yesterday wasn’t much better. However, it looks as though AMD doesn’t plan to have the same shortage when it launches its Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards late this fall. This confirmation comes Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing. He made the comment in a tweet yesterday regarding the GeForce RTX 3090 launch. Twitter user Andre Elijah was commenting... Read more...
Are you a Fortnite fan, but are sick and tired of hearing about Epic Games' battle with Apple? Well, we've got some news that might be right your alley in the wake of NVIDIA's big GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere) announcement.  NVIDIA and Epic announced today that Fortnite will be adding support for three technologies: NVIDIA Reflex, DLSS, and real-time ray tracing. As we discussed in our broad Ampere overview earlier today, NVIDIA Reflex makes better use of available CPU and GPU resources to reduce latency (i.e. input lag) by as much as 50 percent. DLSS and real-time ray tracing are already known quantities for those familiar with Turing-based GeForce RTX cards. DLSS makes... Read more...
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