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NVIDIA's GTC 2021 keynote will kick off this coming Monday (April 12th) at 11:30 am EST broadcast from CES Jensen Huang's now-famous kitchen. With that initial announcement came a teaser video that featured a neuron with blinking lights. Some rather astute onlookers guessed that the blinking lights were using morse code, which spelled out HIDDEN TREASURE. Not long after that discovery, the actual link to NVIDIA's Hidden Treasure website was found, in which the company explains that it has left quite a few Easter eggs lying around for people to find. "These are clues & hidden treasures for those with eagle eyes to discover," NVIDIA explains. "Watch closely, and if you see anything out of the... Read more...
NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is already boss, and that was before Galax kicked things up a notch by slapping an LCD display and crown on top of the thing. But hey, why stop there? For spits and giggles, someone thought to flash the card with a 1,000W BIOS, without swapping the custom three-fan air cooler for a liquid or LN2 solution. So, how did it go? Well, it did not go up in flames or otherwise get destroyed, if that is what you are wondering. Nor should it—what flashing to a 1,000W BIOS basically accomplishes is to remove the power limit ceiling, so that the card can maintain a boost clockspeed for a longer period of time. It can also facilitate higher and more stable overclocks,... Read more...
NVIDIA's flagship Ampere GPU for consumers is already a beastly card, as we detailed in our GeForce RTX 3090 review. Overclocking can squeeze out even more performance, and taking that notion to the extreme, enthusiasts have been setting frequency and benchmark records by stripping the Galax GeForce RTX 3090 HOF (Hall of Fame) edition and bathing it in liquid nitrogen. Galax's recently released three HOF versions of the GeForce RTX 3090, including the 'regular' HOF edition, an HOF Premium variant, and the top dog, the HOF Limited Edition. All three sport a custom cooler with three cooling fans (102mm on the sides and 92mm in the middle), while the Premium and Limited Edition models up the ante... Read more...
Give it some time and old things seem to always come back in style. This works in tech too, not just fashion. Remember when Nintendo released the NES Classic, followed by the SNES Classic? Both were hot commodities. Perhaps taking a lesson from that, MSI's new GeForce RTX 3090 Aero graphics card is a definite throwback to the days of Fermi. NVIDIA released its Fermi GPUs a decade ago, in around March 2010. It replaced the company's Tesla GPU architecture and powered its GeForce 400 and 500 series graphics cards. That is back when blower-style coolers were all the rage. Here is a look at MSI's GeForce GTX 480 from way back in the day, with Fermi underneath the hood... See the resemblance? Obviously... Read more...
You know that opening scene in the original The Fast and the Furious flim, where Dominic and his crew surround a truck and hijack the cargo? Well, that was Hollywood fiction (which went on to spawn a whole bunch of sequels), but apparently someone (or some group) did actually make off with around $340,000 of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards, stolen from a truck in China. Sometimes, the truth is just as strange as fiction, and not necessarily more so, as this recent escapade highlights. Now I have no earthly clue if the truck was surrounded by a bunch of Honda Civics with brazen thieves leaping from their vehicles. Probably not, because real-life heists are usually not quite as wild as what Hollywood... Read more...
Blower-style coolers are starting to feel like a relic of a bygone era, but do not tell that to ASUS. The company is apparently getting ready to launch a factory overclocked GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card with a blower-style cooler attached, in place of the custom triple-fan cooling solutions that it has used on its currently available SKUs. At present, ASUS offers four versions of the GeForce RTX 3090. They include two TUF Gaming variants (stock and factory overclocked) and two ROG Strix models (stock and factory overclocked). All four sport three cooling fans, with the rotation of the center fan reversed to reduce turbulence, presumably for quieter operation. Meanwhile, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX... Read more...
Ultrabook laptops are typically not the best performers when it comes to anything outside of casual browsing or light workloads. They may have a decent CPU, but the GPU almost always lacks for people who want to game or do some heavy work, such as editing. Therefore, GPU enclosures are incredibly handy, as you can just plug them into a laptop and have the full power of a GPU at your disposal when needed. Gigabyte has now kicked things up a notch with the AORUS RTX 3090/3080 GAMING BOX, the “world’s 1st water-cooled external graphics” enclosure. The AORUS Gaming Box is equipped with either a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 or GeForce RTX 3080 that connects to your laptop... Read more...
EVGA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin Hybrid Gaming graphics card (24G-P5-3998-KR) is, in a word, boss. It is also expensive, which comes as no surprise—the GeForce RTX 3090 is NVIDIA's flagship Ampere card for consumers (basically this generation's Titan RTX), and the Kingpin Hybrid Gaming edition kicks things up a notch with an all-in-one liquid cooler attached. This is basically for people who not only want the best of the best, but the best of the best of the best, if you can follow all that. And for extreme overclocking attempts. Serving as the backbone is a 12-layer printed circuit board powered by an "extreme power design with extreme overclocking in mind." It sports integrated "Smart... Read more...
If there is one thing we can count on whenever hot new component hardware arrives, it's that it will not be long before Dell integrates it into their Alienware gaming systems. So naturally, with the release of Nvidia’s latest and greatest GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards, it was no surprise to see Alienware desktops already shipping out with these cards on deck. The Alienware Aurora R11 we have in our lab today features Dell's highest-performance configuration with an RTX 3090 to create what representatives at Dell are calling a “Benchmark Bruiser.” We will, of course, get to those benchmarks, but first let’s get familiar with this new Alienware machine itself.... Read more...
NVIDIA's so-called "BFGPU," the GeForce RTX 3090 has been in short supply since its release last month. The audience for the world's fastest graphics card might be a little limited thanks to its $1,500 MSRP, but that hasn't stopped them from fetching far more than that on eBay. One element that was missing at launch was a large pool of cards from NVIDIA's manufacturing partners. However, thanks to a defective graphics card swap, one Redditor got their hands on a new model from MSI: The GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X. According to the poster "Wet-Goat", they received the card as a swap for the card they'd intended to purchase, an ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3090 that was defective. This card supposedly... Read more...
We have seen Gundam-themed PC parts before, and none of them were really up to snuff. At an event in Japan, ASUS Republic of Gamers showed off a solid execution of the Gundam theme. A whole lineup of Gundam PC parts and peripherals were showcased, and they all look pretty slick. If you are a Gundam anime fan, you may have to go to get these parts shipped from Japan and pay a bit of markup to get them. Recently, on social media site BiliBili, a video was posted giving people an up-close and personal look at the show's star: a Gundam-themed NVIDIA RTX 3090. ASUS ROG nailed the execution, as the NVIDIA card looks robotic, but not in an over the top and tacky kind of way. The card is largely... Read more...
NVIDIA would likely be the first to admit that its GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 launches were problem prone. With the former, there were glitches and an overabundance of bots snatching up stock which left many enthusiasts without cards in hand. With the GeForce RTX 3090 launch, additional precautions were taken, but stock was still depleted within mere minutes. It's become clear that NVIDIA's online web store simply isn't equipped to handle the immense demand when it comes to its own Founder Edition cards, so the company is looking for some outside help. As a result, NVIDIA announced in a forum post that Best Buy will become its exclusive retail partner in the United States... Read more...
Finding a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 in stock and at MSRP (or thereabouts) is virtually impossible at the moment, and NVIDIA warns that demand is likely to exceed supply into next year. Bummer. However, it is a different situation if buying a pre-built PC. Case in point, Dell just upgraded its Alienware Aurora R11 and Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming desktops with GeForce RTX 30 series GPU options. The GPUs are custom variants by Dell, with its own designed cooling scheme featuring 10mm copper heatpipes, vapor chambers, and dual axial fans. That also means they look a bit different than a typical Founders Edition model, or even most third-party versions. Not that the aesthetic really... Read more...
The scarcity of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 series cards has been a source of consternation for gaming enthusiasts and financial temptation for unscrupulous resellers. And it turns out that at least one of NVIDIA's board partners is up to no good as well. It was recently found that a subsidiary of MSI has been reselling NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series cards at huge markups through online storefronts, including eBay. Overnight, a reddit user brought to light the practices of Starlit Partner. On eBay, Startlit Partner had listed an MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO GPU for $600 over MSRP at $1,359. Looking through its feedback, the store is rife with additional sales which indicate... Read more...
You would have better luck trying to acquire a bucket of plutonium than getting your hands on a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card right now, and it would probably be cheaper (compared to what scalpers are asking for these cards). But unless you have a flux capacitor, what are you going to do with plutonium? Get arrested, that's what. Fortunately, EVGA has come to the rescue with a way to reserve a GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card that is both fair and, to quote the old Guinness commercials, brilliant! It is a queue-based notification system, whereby you select an out-of-stock card you want, and as more inventory comes in, EVGA will notify users in the order they requested... Read more...
We've got some not-so-good news for you, if you've been hoping to [easily] get your hands on a new GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 this holiday season. During a Q&A with the tech press, following the company's onslaught of GTC 2020 announcements, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang noted, relating to Ampere gaming GPUs, that "demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year." "The demand issue is that it is much greater than we expected - and we expected really a lot." That's a serious bummer considering that the initial supply of GeForce RTX 3080 cards was depleted within a few minutes when it launched on September 17th. Even after NVIDIA and its partners implemented some failsafe... Read more...
The Kingpin line of GPUs from EVGA is generally regarded as beastly and over the top. Following the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere line of cards, this generation will be no different. The GeForce RTX 3090 is getting the Kingpin treatment from EVGA, and holy smokes, it is certainly shaping up to be a beast. Vince Lucido, better known as the man behind Kingpin Cooling, has been working with EVGA on the Kingpin line of cards since the GeForce 780 Ti era. The Kingpin line of cards typically come decked out with robust cooling solutions, superior power phase design, and higher clock speeds than other cards. The GeForce RTX 3090, while already beastly based on reviews such as our own, can... Read more...
Ever since NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang first revealed the GeForce RTX 30 Series earlier this month, excitement around the Ampere-based graphics cards has been incredibly high. So, it should come as no surprise that the launch of both the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 were met with immediate sellouts, much to the chagrin of gamers eager to get their hands on the most powerful 4K (and 8K) capable GPUs. Most simply assumed that NVIDIA was playing fast and loose with inventory when it comes to the GeForce RTX 3080 and the GeForce RTX 3090. There have been wild rumors that NVIDIA was purposefully limiting the number of cards available at launch to manage its margins, or to... Read more...
As promised, the GeForce RTX 3090 launched to retail today, and as expected, it disappeared pretty much right away. But then something a bit unexpected happened. I saw it back in stock, both on NVIDIA's own website and at Best Buy (a few listings, anyway). But was it a mirage? Can you really order one? Or is it truly out of stock? Yes. So here's the deal—the GeForce RTX 30 series is a hit, starting with the GeForce RTX 3080 that launched to retail last week and has been crushing benchmarks, followed by today's launch of the GeForce RTX 3090. The card that came first flew off store shelves, the result of hyper demand by both eager gamers and annoying scalpers armed with bots. This prompted... Read more...
What happens when you take the burly GPU powering the GeForce RTX 3080, enable a couple thousand more cores, widen the memory interface, more than double the memory capacity, boost the texturing capabilities, and outfit the beast with a quiet, oversized, high-performance cooler? Well, we’ll tell you. You end up with the GeForce RTX 3090, or the “BFGPU” as NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang called it during its official unveiling. If you’re unfamiliar with the Doom BFG reference there, we’ll let you look it up. Rest assured, the BF doesn’t stand for Best Friend. Whatever you want to call the GeForce RTX 3090, one thing is for certain. As of this moment, the GeForce... Read more...
When NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the GeForce RTX 3080, he billed it at the company's new gaming flagship. Priced at $699, the GeForce RTX 3080 is twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080 and is a 4K gaming champion. But the true flagship of the Ampere family is actually the GeForce RTX 3090, which can drive certain games at 60fps at a stunning 8K resolution. We already knew that the GeForce RTX 3090 would be arriving tomorrow, September 24th, but NVIDIA is further driving that point home with a new blog post. If you thought that it was nearly impossible to get a GeForce RTX 3080 last week when it launched, your fortunes will likely be much worse if you're attempting to purchase... Read more...
It remains to be seen what the demand will be like for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, the big daddy of the GeForce RTX 30 series. What I can say is that pricing will start at $1,499, as NVIDIA has already announced. However, some of the custom models from NVIDIA's add-in board partners will cost up to a few hundred dollars more, it seems. In contrast, the GeForce RTX 3080 starts at $699, and has proven immensely popular. NVIDIA and its retail partners quickly sold out of available stock, partly because scalpers and bots flooded the scene. This prompted an apology from NVIDIA, along with a self-imposed Q&A explaining the shortage situation, and a promise to handle things... Read more...
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