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One of the features supported by NVIDIA's line of professional graphics cards is GPU virtualization. It is a potentially handy feature in some environments, as it enables more than one person to tap into a single GPU, through virtualization software. The feature is not officially available on NVIDIA's consumer GPUs, but as it turns out, can enabled with a rather simple hack. This is really more of a 'gee-whiz' kind of thing than a game changer in the land of consumer GPUs, as we reckon the vast majority of GeForce graphics card owners will not have a need for this. For those who do, however, there is the potential to save a lot of money by buying a consumer graphics card rather than a professional... Read more...
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...
One of the most frustrating developments over the past several months has been the shortage of PC hardware, including graphics cards, which are obviously essential to gaming (you can only go so far on integrated graphics). This has led to rumors that NVIDIA is bringing back some previous generation GPUs, which might include the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. That was once a flagship graphics card based on NVIDIA's Pascal GPU architecture, before Turing (GeForce RTX 20 / GTX 16 series) came along, and now Ampere (GeForce RTX 30 series). Incidentally, it is what I am currently running in my main PC—a Founders Edition variant with the stock cooler swapped out for an Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV. It is... Read more...
It has become increasingly difficult to secure even the most basic entry-level current generation graphics from the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 families. Even last-generation cards like the GeForce RTX 20 and Radeon RX 5000 series are in short supply as both gamers and cryptocurrency miners compete for limited inventory. NVIDIA's solution to this problem is to cripple Ethereum mining performance on its GeForce RTX 3060 (and future) graphics cards to dissuade crypto miners and push them towards an all-new Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) family of GPUs. Not surprisingly, the initial run of CMP 30HX cards has already proven to be quite popular. Now, Hong Kong authorities claim... Read more...
Between silicon yields being too low, pandemic-induced production problems, cryptocurrency mining, and high demand, it has become an awful year to be a gamer trying to buy computer components and consoles alike. GPUs have been especially hard hit in the technology sector, with stock remaining limited and scalpers ruling the roost. Now, rumors are cropping up out of China that NVIDIA will try to pump the market with a supply of older GeForce GTX 1650 cards, but is that what people need or want? If you are looking to build a PC at the time of writing, you would perhaps be better off buying from the older used market or just waiting altogether. What are meant to be top-of-the-line cards at reasonable... Read more...
So far, NVIDIA has released just three mobile Ampere GPUs for laptops, those being the GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070, and GeForce RTX 3060. Within each of those main tiers, OEMs have a million and one combinations to work with (rough estimate), leading to a dizzying array of GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPU configs. Even still, NVIDIA is not finished fleshing out its mobile lineup, and a recent leak highlights what to expect from the upcoming GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX 3050 additions. Before we get into the unannounced parts, let's quickly recap the specifications for NVIDIA's current lineup. Here's a look... Click to Enlarge The above chart gives a general overview of the different configurations... Read more...
NVIDIA hoped that the GeForce RTX 3060 would represent a new era for long-battered gamers, during which cryptocurrency miners wouldn't rain on their parade by hoarding cards. Through a combination of drivers, BIOS, and hardware modifications, NVIDIA limited the Ethereum hash rate of the GeForce RTX 3060 by roughly 50 percent to deter crypto miners. Unfortunately for NVIDIA, a beta driver allowed users to bypass the ETH limiter, and a dummy HDMI plug allowed users to bypass the limiter in multi-GPU rigs. Now, we're learning of a crypto miner that was able to amass a total of seven Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC to install in a single rig. Since the beta driver trick doesn't work in multi-GPU... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about NVIDIA's looming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but the information has mainly been sourced from rumors. However, today we're getting some more concrete evidence of the existence of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti courtesy of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The EEC is a frequent leaker of unreleased computing hardware, and this time around, the organization has provided an early look at no less than 12 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SKUs from Gigabyte. The EEC filing only gives us the product codes for each graphics cards, but if we parse that info with Gigabyte's existing graphics cards, here's what the lineup will look like: GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Waterforce WB (GV-N308TAORUSX... 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...
Emtek might not be a name that's familiar to HotHardware readers in the United States, but the brand is quite popular in its home market of South Korea. The company's latest GeForce RTX 3060 offering has us a bit jealous of its design, which doesn't go the boring "reference card" route. The Emtek GeForce RTX 3060 Miracle D6 has a bee-themed design complete with a black and orangish-yellow color scheme. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the card is its honeycomb cutout design over one of the fans. A custom graphics card wouldn't be complete without RGB lighting, so it's no surprise that the "Miracle" logo at the top of the card lights up. Muhammad Ali would be proud, as this card... Read more...
Armed with unlimited funds, we would all opt for the fastest hardware available, cost be damned. Money does not actually grow on trees (not directly), however, hence the need for cheaper options. NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3050 mobile GPU will help fill that need, and if recently leaked specifications are any indication, there will be some interesting budget gaming laptops coming out relatively soon. So far, NVIDIA has released three core GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs for laptops. They include the GeForce RTX 3080 (6,144 CUDA cores), GeForce RTX 3070 (5,120 CUDA cores), and GeForce RTX 3060 (3,840 CUDA cores). Factoring in the different power profiles and configurations available to NVIDIA's... Read more...
So far within NVIDIA's Ampere lineup, it has released precisely one "Ti" SKU, that being the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (which incidentally arrived ahead of the regular GeForce RTX 3060). Are more coming? Without a doubt, and rumor has it a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with two different memory configurations (8GB and 16GB) is in the works. Before we get to that, let's recap the regular GeForce RTX 3070. It sports 46 stream multiprocessors (SMs) for a total of 5,888 CUDA cores, along with 184 Tensor cores, 46 RT cores, 184 texture units, 96 ROPs, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory shuttling data through a 256-bit bus, delivering 448GB/s of memory bandwidth. As for clock speeds, it has a 1,500MHz base clock, 1,725MHz boost... 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...
Over the weekend, we heard a report that NVIDIA could repurpose its flagship Ampere A100 GPU for mining purposes. According to the rumor, the new GPU would sit atop the CMP HX family of dedicated mining GPUs. At the time, we had some serious concerns about the possibility of an A100-based CMP HX card, mainly with its price. The PCIe version of the A100 is pushing $11,000, which puts it far out of reach for miners, even if it were to offer unmatched Ethereum mining performance. However, today's report sheds some additional light on the alleged mining GPU, including its performance. NVIDIA Ampere A100 PCIe Card Hardware leaker I_Leak_VN alleges that this new A100-based card will... Read more...
Earlier this month, a significant report alleged that the Nintendo Switch Pro is launching in late 2021. Today, the original story source is back with new information on the hardware featured inside the upgraded gaming console. The big news is the alleged addition of NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), which uses a GPU's tensor cores to run neural networks to upscale a game's resolution. For example, developers could use a lower 1080p target on the Switch Pro and employ DLSS to render scenes closer to native 4K resolution. While the results aren't 100 percent perfect, the increase in rendering quality is quite noticeable. It also doesn't result in the big performance hit that... Read more...
There's a crazy rumor floating around the Twittersphere concerning NVIDIA's dedicated cryptocurrency mining GPU family. As you recall, NVIDIA announced the four-SKU CMP HX family of mining GPUs back in February, reportedly based on a mix of Turing and Ampere GPUs. The highest performing family member is the CMP 90HX, allegedly based on the GeForce RTX 3080 while delivering an Ethereum hash rate of 86 MH/s. According to hardware leaker kopite7kimi, NVIDIA is looking to release a CMP HX card based on the bonkers Ampere A100 GPU. The A100 sits at the top of NVIDIA's Ampere GPU stack and is primarily designed for deep learning operations. The A100 is a bandwidth monster thanks... Read more...
Earlier this week, we learned that NVIDIA's cryptocurrency mining limiter on the GeForce RTX 3060 was easily bypassed using the 470.05 beta driver. The limiter can slash Ethereum mining performance by 50 percent or more, which was supposed to reduce the graphics card's appeal to miners. While the beta driver seems to be perfectly fine for use in a single-GPU system, it doesn't kill the limiter if the GeForce RTX 3060 is used in a multi-GPU mining rig. Hardwareluxx discovered that the ETH limiter was still active with the 470.05 beta driver if a GeForce RTX 3060 is used as a secondary adapter, with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti acting as the primary. In this case, the ETH hash... Read more...
Some significant changes are coming to NVIDIA's popular GeForce Now cloud gaming service. GeForce Now celebrated its 1st anniversary back in early February and currently has 9 million subscribers.  At launch, GeForce Now provided two tiers of service: Free and Founders. The former offered standard access to GeForce Now with 1-hour session lengths. The latter, which cost $4.99/month, brought priority access, extended session lengths, and RTX support. NVIDIA announced today that the free tier would stick around, but the Founders tier will no longer be available for new subscribers. Instead, NVIDIA is introducing a new Priority membership which is priced at $9.99/month. It should... Read more...
NVIDIA said that its first CMP HX GPUs would begin shipping during Q1 2021, and it appears that at least one retailer is jumping the gun on sales. Retailer Microless listed the Palit CMP 30HX (part number NE630HX017J9-1160X) earlier this week but quickly removed the listing. The CMP 30HX is reportedly based on Turing architecture, and Palit's card features 6GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit interface along with base/boost clocks of 1530MHz and 1785MHz, respectively. Looking at those clocks, the CMP 30HX is most assuredly a repurposed GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card. In this case, NVIDIA uses GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GPUs deemed defective to be used in these headless... Read more...
An unreleased Samsung laptop has found its way to Geekbench, though that alone is not the interesting part. What is interesting, however, is the hardware inside. The unreleased laptop is sporting an Intel Core i5-11400H processor paired up with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics chip. Neither of those parts officially exist (yet). Let's start with the CPU. According to the benchmark listing, the 11th Gen Core i5-11400H is a 6-core/12-thread processor with a 2.7GHz base clock and 4.5GHz turbo frequency. It also features 12MB of L3 cache, and of course is based on Intel's Tiger Lake architecture. It is expected to arrive around the middle of this year when Intel launches its Tiger Lake H45 lineup.... Read more...
Leading up to the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060, NVIDIA made it clear that the GeForce RTX 3060 would have limitations in place to make it unpalatable to cryptocurrency miners. GeForce and Radeon GPUs are popular with Ethereum miners, which has exacerbated the GPU shortage plaguing the industry. NVIDIA's solution was to implement a combination of hardware, BIOS, and driver modifications to slash the ETH hash rate of the GeForce RTX 3060 in half. However, as we found out yesterday, this limiter was effectively disabled without much work on the user's part. A GeForce RTX 3060 owner only needs to install the 470.05 beta driver, which automatically removes the hash rate limiter. ... Read more...
Last week we learned that NVIDIA's Ethereum crypto mining limiter might have possibly been broken. However, we quickly discovered that a GeForce RTX 3060 using the Octopus algorithm with the Conflux alt-coin was incorrectly cited as mining for ETH. Now, there is more evidence that the inevitable has finally happened. The folks over at PC Watch claim to have cut through NVIDIA's ETH restrictions, and it is simple to achieve. According to the report [via Google Translate], "The specific method is not introduced here, but it does not require modification of the driver or BIOS, and anyone can easily do it with a little effort."  Given that there doesn't appear to... Read more...
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