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On this episode of Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be peeling back the lid on NVIDIA's Ampere GPU architecture, and also looking at the new Reviewer's Toolkit from NVIDIA that arrived just in time for our GeForce RTX 30 series review efforts. We'll also be chatting about Intel Lakefield vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx in ultra-low power laptops and more… Show Notes: 05:18 - Microsoft's Xbox Series S Entry-Level Next-Gen Console Officially Announced At Just $299 07:54 - Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD Family Listed With Blazing Fast 7,000MB/Sec Read Performance 09:40 - Radeon RX 6000 And Zen 3 October Surprise: AMD Sets Dates For A New Journey 13:08 - Samsung Galaxy Book S Shoot-Out: Intel Lakefield... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced its GeForce RTX 30 Series of graphics cards, which consists of the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090. Luckily for us, we have the “flagship” GeForce RTX 3080 in our hands right now along with an unboxing video for you to enjoy. As we detailed before the GeForce RTX 30 Series was even revealed (thanks to leaks), the GeForce RTX 3080 uses a push-pull cooling system with a blower exhausting hot air through the PCIe slot (as we’ve typically come to expect). However, there is a second fan on the opposite side of the board that draws air through the actual graphics card and exhausts it on the side... Read more...
We can tell you all day long and until we are blue in the face that the GeForce RTX 3090 is a monumentally big card, with sheer size to match its beastly specifications. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Fortunately, someone has gathered up the entire GeForce RTX 30 series and plopped them next to each other for a photo shoot. It is easy to spot the GeForce RTX 3090 among the bunch—it is the hulking graphics card on the left, situated next to a GeForce RTX 3080 in the middle, and a GeForce RTX 3070 on the right. Hat tip goes to Twitter user @davideneco25320 for digging the photo up from the web, most likely from China's Weibo forum. It is an Ampere family photo shoot... Read more...
A couple of days after NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang officially unveiled the company's Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series of GPUs, the company held a few additional briefings to give press and analysts a deeper dive into its latest innovations. Should you have missed NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series event and our additional coverage of Ampere’s architecture and new features, we’d suggest checking out those articles to set the stage for what is in store over the next few weeks. Intermingled with one of NVIDIA’s follow-up talks, company officials also unveiled a new set of tools it’s calling the “NVIDIA Reviewer Toolkit for Graphics Performance”. We're lucky... Read more...
One thing we can say with reasonable confidence about NVIDIA's recently unveiled GeForce RTX 30 series is that more cards will be added to the mix as time goes on. As things stand, there are precisely three models: GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3070. However, a fresh rumor is pointing to a GeForce RTX 3060 coming to the lineup in some way, shape. or form. Before we get to the unannounced part, let's quickly recap the existing lineup. All three cards feature NVIDIA's newest generation Ampere GPU underneath the hood, built on Samsung's custom 8-nanometer (8N) manufacturing process. And all three are potent parts that promise to outperform last generation's GeForce RTX 2080... Read more...
NVIDIA laid down the hammer last week when it announced its Ampere family of gaming cards. Although details of the cards had been rumored for months, the actual generational performance uplift of the three-card family is nothing less than impressive.  During its virtual event, NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 priced at $499, $699, and $1,499 respectively. While the price of the GeForce RTX 3090 is beyond the means of most mainstream gamers, the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 are definitely more approachable. The GeForce 3070 in particular has the potential to be an incredibly popular choice with gamers when it launches next month. Looking... Read more...
NVIDIA is giving its GeForce RTX 3080 top billing as this generation's flagship graphics card for gaming, a designation that could also be applied to the monstrous GeForce RTX 3090, except that part is basically the newest iteration of the Titan RTX (only not named as such). Can the GeForce RTX 3080 handle the flagship spotlight? Some early benchmarks suggest it can, and with aplomb. We will post our own hands-on analysis with benchmarks and observations as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are left to look at two things—NVIDIA's own performance claims, and leaked benchmarks. Speaking to the latter, NVIDIA claims the GeForce RTX 3070 is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and that... Read more...
NVIDIA held some virtual briefings yesterday to provide some additional color to CEO Jensen Huang’s GeForce RTX 30 series event from earlier this week. There weren’t many significant new announcements made, but a number of the slides Jensen presented were fleshed-out a bit more, with additional details and a few new visuals revealed, that paint a more complete picture of Ampere and the GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. If you haven’t already read our coverage of the launch event, we strongly suggest checking that out. There overview provided will lay the foundation from some of the deeper details presented here – and the pictures of the cards and Jensen’s... Read more...
Multiple reports suggest NVIDIA is the front runner to acquire Arm Holding, should parent company SoftBank ultimately decided to sell it, in whole or in part. And at a glance, it appears to be a savvy play by NVIDIA, one that could disrupt the technology industry in a major way. But might it also be savvy for another reason? Arm co-founder Hermann Hauser has weighed in on the matter and has an interesting perspective. Rather than leverage Arm's extensive intellectual property (IP) portfolio, Hauser suggests NVIDIA could be looking to buy the company so it can bury it. "They are the semiconductor company that can buy Arm to destroy it—and it is very much in its interest to destroy Arm because... Read more...
Today, MSI hosted a virtual summit event in which it announced new business and productivity laptops with a new logo and design features while being powered by Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors. At the open of the event, MSI interviewed business professionals who requested features for the world we are in today.  With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSI is now targeting the work-from-home movement after getting the feedback it needed. First up, MSI is has a new premium business device, the “Summit”.  They quote the device as being “the highest point or top” of the lineup, hence the “Summit” name. According to MSI, "Summit Series... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we're going to discuss NVIDIA's brand new GeForce RTX 30-Series based on the Ampere architecture, Intel’s new branding and just-announced line-up of Tiger Lake-based 11th Gen Core mobile processors, and more... Show Notes: 03:50 - Microsoft Boldly Outs DirectX 12_2 Feature Support For AMD Big Navi, Intel Xe-HPG And Qualcomm GPUs 07:03 - DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: A Powerful Drone For Any Skill Level 08:54 - TeamGroup Targets Data Hoarders With Massive 15.3TB QX Consumer SSD 12:09 - NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 And 3070 Debut With Killer Gaming Performance 37:22 - Intel Unveils Entire Tiger Lake 11th Gen Family, Smokes Ryzen... Read more...
We already know that the GeForce RTX 3080 is going to be a performance monster, but just how good will it be in the real world? Well, NVIDIA is giving us a nice taste of what to expect with the first official gameplay footage of the GeForce RTX 3080 running Doom Eternal at 4K resolution. And we should say; this isn’t 4K with just some of the trimmings – this is Doom Eternal running at 4K with the Ultra Nightmare preset. In other words, this is as good as Doom Eternal gets when it comes to image quality and fidelity, and the GeForce RTX 3080 simply slices through the game like a hot knife through butter. We can see the GeForce RTX 3080 hovering around 120 to 160... Read more...
It is fair to say that as far as launch events go, NVIDIA's high-anticipated GeForce RTX 30 series reveal was a hit. NVIDIA announced a trio of Ampere cards for the consumer sector—GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3070—with specs and somewhat pleasantly surprising prices. It also left the door open for some questions, several of which it addressed in a follow-up question and answer session on Reddit. Several members of NVIDIA's community team coordinated with Reddit to make this happen. Questions were posed to the forum on September 1, and then answers were posted the next day, after NVIDIA had a chance to review them and extract information from the appropriate... Read more...
The prevailing fear leading up to the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series was that pricing would get jacked way up, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the GeForce RTX 3070 debut at $499, with NVIDIA claiming it bests a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. On top of that, NVIDIA has announced a GeForce RTX 30 series bundle with some nice extras. Yes, "extras," as in plural. There are precisely two—for a limited time, NVIDIA is gifting a digital download code for Watch Dogs: Legion and including a full year of a GeForce NOW Founders membership to people who purchase a qualifying GeForce RTX 30 series. Watch Dogs: Legion is not out yet, but is slated to release on October 29, 2020. Pricing starts at... 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...
NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang, just finished hosting a special GeForce webcast that was chock-full of major announcements. Of course, the star of the show was NVIDIA’s brand-new, oft-leaked Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series – which will be available soon -- but a number of additional technologies for gamers and creators were revealed as well, including RTX IO, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Broadcast, and NVIDIA Omnibus Machina. Needless to say, there’s a lot to cover here; let’s start with the hardware, because we know many of you are eager to see some official GeForce RTX 30 series info, directly from Team Green... NVIDIA Ampere And The GeForce RTX 30 Series – 2X Faster Than... Read more...
The big day is finally here—in just a few hours (and perhaps by the time you're reading this), NVIDIA will kick off its anticipated GeForce Special Event, where it will unveil its next-generation of consumer graphics cards based on Ampere. That leaves very little time for last-minute leaks. Getting in before the official buzzer, however, is a set of images purporting to show the printed circuit board (PCB) for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3090. By all accounts, the GeForce RTX 3090 is going to be an absolute unit. Some early looks at press renderings by NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners pretty much confirm the muscular SKU will arrive with 5,248 CUDA cores and a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X... Read more...
It's been a long time coming, but we're less than 24 hours away from the big launch of NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce RTX 30 Series family of graphics cards, aka Ampere. It's been roughly two years since NVIDIA launched Turing, which at the time were GPU monsters delivering massive gains in performance over their Pascal-based predecessors. Can NVIDIA do it again with Ampere? If you want to find out, NVIDIA will be hosting its virtual launch event today at 12pm EST. At this time, NVIDIA has only provided a link to its Twitch channel as the official way of viewing the stream. It's likely that NVIDIA will also provide a YouTube livestream as well, and we'll update this article with that link if... Read more...
In just a few more days, NVIDIA will official lift the wraps on its next-generation GeForce RTX lineup, with Ampere underneath the hood. Now that we are in the home stretch, leaks have shifted to what look like official press renders, from a pair of upcoming Gainward Phoenix Golden Sample cards, with specifications listed for the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080. Assuming these renders are the real deal—and they certainly look like it—they pretty much confirm what the specifications will be on those SKUs, and that NVIDIA will in fact be rolling into next-gen territory with the 'GeForce RTX 3000 series' nomenclature (past rumors had called this into question). So, what do we have... Read more...
We’re still more than a few days away from NVIDIA’s planned unveil for its GeForce RTX 30 Series of Ampere graphics cards, but it appears that one of the company’s OEM partners just couldn’t wait to spill the beans. That fortunate [or unfortunate depending on how you want to look at it] company is Zotac, which leaked its entire lineup consisting of GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards. The first hints of the leak came from momomo_us, who posted a Zotac page with the product names listed, but without any images filled in. Since that time, the floodgates have opened and numerous images of the graphics cards have been discovered. The... Read more...
The big day is just around the corner—on Tuesday, September 1, NVIDIA will hold a GeForce Special Event in which it is expected to reveal all the juicy details about its upcoming GeForce RTX graphics cards, based on Ampere. We have questions, and NVIDIA presumably has answer. Perhaps spoiling some of the surprises, however, supposed specifications of the next-gen stack have leaked out. Of course, there have been a million and one leaks and rumors up to this point already, and not all of them align. In theory, though, the closer we get to launch, the more accurate the information should be. But there's also been chatter that NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang makes decisions at the final hour, so take... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we're going to dive deep on NVIDIA's recently disclosed GeForce RTX Ampere cooling and power design, kick the tires on a great new AMD Ryzen 4000-powered, thin and light Lenovo ThinkPad X13 laptop and cover some of the latest headlines in tech! Show Notes: 08:04 - LG Velvet Review: Stylish 5G Phone Lacks Excitement, Brings Value 08:44 - ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 Series Review: Great Coolers, Solid Value 09:35 - Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Review: Samsung's Most Powerful Phone Yet 12:09 - NVIDIA Confirms Leaks, Highlights Cooling And Power Solutions For GeForce RTX Ampere Cards 30:53 - Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Review: A Fantastic... Read more...
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