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NVIDIA is pushing out a new 'Game Ready' driver for its GeForce GPUs (WHQL 456.55), and with it comes Reflex support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, along with optimizations for Star Wars: Squadrons. The GPU maker also claims its latest driver "improves stability in certain games on RTX 30 series GPUs" as well. Consider yourself lucky if you managed to pick up a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 (and have not been running into any issues with cheap capacitors). Those cards are in super high demand, and as a result, NVIDIA and its retail partners quickly sold out of initial inventories, leading to silly prices on eBay. More supply will come, of course, as well as... Read more...
NVIDIA may have their phasers set to kill in the graphics card market this year, especially with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti which has now been leaked. According to two sources for VideoCardz, the “first mid-range Ampere card to launch this year is GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.” Until AMD launches Big Navi, NVIDIA will be ruling the roost of GPUs and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti could be a beast that comes in swinging after the GeForce RTX 3070. This is what we know about the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti so far: 4864 CUDA Cores 152 Tensor Cores 38 RT Cores 8GB GDDR6 14Gbps Memory 256-bit Memory Bus Max Bandwidth 448GB/s ~180W TDP Based on the specs alone, the RTX 3060 Ti could come in striking distance of the... Read more...
For some early adopters of the exceptionally popular GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, there has been trouble in paradise. Among those who were able to get their hands on the elusive Ampere part, reports surfaced of instability issues, with some of the cards crashing at overclocked speeds that were set at the factory. Following an investigation into the matter, EVGA has traced the issue to the use of cheaper capacitors. As you can imagine, this has to be extra frustrating for affected users. The GeForce RTX 3080 was on store shelves for all of two second at launch before it sold out completely, the result of frenzied demand by gamers, an influx of bots attempting to secure as much inventory as... 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...
Having already launched the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090, the GeForce RTX 3070 is up next to bat (it releases to retail on October 15). Sometime after that, presumably, Ampere will shift over to NVIDIA's professional line of graphics cards. Hence why we are starting to see Quadro RTX A6000 leaks, including a photo that shows it having an 8-pin power connector. As you may already know, NVIDIA opted for a miniaturized 12-pin PCIe connector on its trio of GeForce RTX 30 series cards. Here is how the power requirements break down for those cards... GeForce RTX 3090: 2x PCIe 8-pin (1x 12-pin adapter included), 350W graphics card power GeForce RTX 3080: 2x PCIe 8-pin (1x 12-pin adapter included),... 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...
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...
Straight from his kitchen, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has served up to recipes for Ampere so far, including the A100 for machine learning chores and the GeForce RTX 30 series to satiate gamers' appetites for high-end graphics. So, what dish comes next? That will very likely be a line of Quadro cards for professionals. As we wait, a picture of a supposed Quadro RTX A6000 graphics card has emerged. Shown above, credit goes to Twitter user @mooreslawisdead for the image. Note that it is labeled simply as "RTX 6000," which is the same model number that already exists within NVIDIA's previously generation Turing GPU stack. However, this version is said to feature a "full GA102" GPU based on Ampere, with... Read more...
Late last week, Gigabyte accidentally leaked information for unreleased GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards via a portal on its website to claim a free copy of Watch Dogs Legion. Now it appears that Galax is joining in with further confirmation of upcoming GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards on the way from NVIDIA. An internal presentation from Galax was leaked to Baidu, and it shows a roadmap for NVIDIA’s Ampere graphics cards. On the roadmap, we see the previously discussed GeForce RTX 3060, which would take up the position as the entry-level SKU for the GeForce RTX 30 Series.  Previous rumors have pointed to a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with 4,864 CUDA cores (compared to 5,888... 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...
Last Thursday, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere graphics card launched to much fanfare, just a day after the NDA lifted on reviews of the Founders Edition. However, that launch was marred by the fact that NVIDIA's retail partners were quickly overrun with orders, with many people seeing "out of stock" messageswithin a minute or two of the 9am EST launch. Things weren't much better at NVIDIA's own online store. Not long after all of the GeForce RTX 3080 drama went down, NVIDIA posted a brief statement apologizing for the traffic issues via its online store, and promised that it is "shipping more RTX 3080 cards every day to retailers." Today, however, NVIDIA is expanding upon... Read more...
Many in the tech world are familiar with the term “Moore’s Law.” Moore’s Law has served as a guiding light for many tech companies over the last few decades when it comes to increasing transistor density. However, both scientists and tech industries have been concerned about when Moore’s Law will cease to be relevant. What will then come next? It was recently proposed that “Huang’s Law” may be the next big thing, especially with respect to artificial intelligence.  Moore’s Law is an observation named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. Moore observed in the 1960s that transistor densities doubled every year and that this process would... Read more...
We already know how the GeForce RTX 3080 performs, because the reviews are out (including our own), and simply put it is a gaming monster. Next on tap, however, is the GeForce RTX 3090. While NVIDIA pitches the former as its flagship consumer GPU, it is the latter that truly occupies the flagship space. But how does it perform? Some leaked benchmarks give us an idea, ahead of the card's retail launch next week. The benchmarks come from a variety of sources. One of them includes the Geekbench 5 database, where a GeForce RTX 3090 has recorded a CUDA score of 249,153. For reference, the cumulative average of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti CUDA scores in Geekbench 5 is 162,681. It is not an apples-to-apples... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we'll be taking a look at the MONSTER performance of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080, in addition to chatting about our review of a custom RTX 3080 from Palit. We'll also be looking at performance of Intel's ferocious new Tiger Lake CPU that will bring serious gains to laptops soon... Show Notes: 07:49 - Intel Tiger Lake And Xe Graphics Benchmarks: Laptops Will Roar 27:45 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Review: Ampere Is A Gaming Monster 47:08 - Palit GeForce RTX 3080 GamingPro OC Review: Big, Custom Ampere... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news that a 20GB version of the GeForce RTX 3080 is likely on the way, doubling the amount of onboard GDDR6X that is in currently-shipping cards. The news came straight from the horse's mouth, NVIDIA, via an Ampere GA102 GPU architecture whitepaper. Now we're getting further confirmation via one of NVIDIA's trusted OEM partners: Gigabyte. The company is currently running a promotion, which was first spotted by Videocardz, where those that purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 card can get a free copy of Watch Dogs Legion by entering in their purchase details and device serial number on its website. This is pretty standard fare for graphics card manufacturers, but... Read more...
It's been a big week for NVIDIA; the first reviews for the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition went out yesterday, confirming that Ampere is a magnificent beast that eats through 4K games with reckless abandon. Today, reviews for third-party GeForce RTX 3080 cards started making the rounds here, and most importantly, the cards were made available for the public to purchase... but not so fast. As we reported earlier this morning, inventory at popular online retailers like Best Buy and Newegg was depleted almost instantly. Customers that were able to quickly get GeForce RTX 3080 cards in their shopping carts were then disappointed to find that the item was... Read more...
NVIDIA hit it out of the ballpark with its GeForce RTX 3080, a $699 graphics card that beats the previous generation offerings to a pulp, including the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that launched at $999. Sounds great, right? The only problem is trying to actually get your hands on one. Predictably, the GeForce RTX 3080 pretty much sold out right away, leading to inflated prices at places like eBay. Sales of the card went live this morning at 9:00 am ET. And by 9:01 am ET, they were gone...everywhere. Demand for the card was so high some retailers buckled under the pressure of immense traffic, including Newegg, which was down for a bit (it's back online, but none of the GeForce RTX 3080 models on its site... Read more...
The GeForce RTX 3080 has launched to retail (good luck getting one at MSRP, though), and is an absolute gaming monster—the fastest graphics card we have ever tested, in fact. Next week will see the release of the GeForce RTX 3090, followed by the GeForce RTX 3070 in October. Good stuff, but what else looms? Perhaps a version of the GeForce RTX 3080 with twice as much memory. Before we get to that, let's quickly recap the specifications. The GeForce RTX 3080 is built around NVIDIA's latest generation Ampere GPU, which itself is manufactured on Samsung's 8-nanometer (8N) node. It features 8,704 CUDA cores, 68 second-generation RT cores, and 10GB of GDDR6X memory at 19Gbps on a 320-bit bus,... Read more...
The Ampere-based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 review embargo lifted yesterday and immediately got hardcore gamers and GPU enthusiasts buzzing. Cards may not be in the hands of consumers just yet, but witnessing the power and performance of the GeForce RTX 3080 alongside NVIDIA’s and AMD’s now previous-gen flagships, it is plain to see that Ampere is giant leap forward. The $699 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 skunked even the ultra-high-end Titan RTX and it blew past the similarly-priced GeForce RTX 2080 Super. What about AMD you ask? Well, for all intents and purposes, the GeForce RTX 3080 was more than twice as fast as AMD’s current flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT in GPU bound situations, essentially... Read more...
In case you missed it, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is the hottest thing to hit the PC graphics scene since... well, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti roughly two years ago. We tested NVIDIA's new mainstream gaming flagship yesterday and came away impressed by the sheer power of the Ampere GPU architecture, which doubles the performance of AMD's flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT and far outpaces the outgoing GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The only thing left for gamers to do at this point is to actually purchase the GeForce RTX 3080, and luckily, cards from NVIDIA and from its OEM partners go on sale a little over an hour from now at 9am EST. NVIDIA has set the price of the GeForce RTX 3080 at $699,... Read more...
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