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    Anyone think this guy is right?

    I don't watch clickbait.
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    VideoCardz: AMD to introduce Zen3 on October 8, Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28

    This is about APUs though. Ultimately these are lowest common denominator parts. They need small dies to be cheap enough for high volume. Of course you can make a specialized high end APU with a big GPU, those are what Microsoft and Sony get for their consoles. But now you have a much more...
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    Anyone think this guy is right?

    New tech releases with pent up demand always have shortages and rising prices. We don't need conspiracy theories for that to happen. When supplies run short, it isn't proof of said conspiracy theory, just the normal case of demand that exceeds supply, that even happened for some tiers of...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    Similar alarmist story when they sold to Softbank: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3709836/Sale-hi-tech-giant-Japan-risks-crushing-UK-innovation-Lobby-group-warns-24bn-takeover-benefits-Britain.html They will make some noise about job guarantees, but it's mostly smoke. UK will approve...
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    3080Ti speculation

    Agreed. People argue way to much over NVidia naming like everything related to that name has to be set in stone. Though this release does feel like a return to Pascal structure in many ways. If this does follow Pascal model, then we will probably see a 3080 Ti many months after 3080, much...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    Sometimes, but unlikely that's the case here. ARM fills in the missing pieces of NVidias end to end computation solution. NVidia is going to leverage the hell out of ARM. The first thing they plan is to try up-selling GPU and AI licenses to ARM licensees. This isn't speculation, this what...
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    VideoCardz: AMD to introduce Zen3 on October 8, Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28

    Because GPUs cost more to make these days, and it now costs > 100 million dollars in upfront costs to start manufacturing a new series, so they need decent margins to recoup those costs as quickly as possible. Recoup costs too slowly and you are looking at a new GPU series, before the old one...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    This time the FE cards look the best value, if you can get your hands on one. New cooler is supposed to be much better than the last FE cooler which wasn't that bad itself. If I wanted an 3080, I would definitely be trying for an FE card, but that might be difficult for quite some time, this...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    That's because you are comparing across tiers. Old x80 Ti, vs new x80. Compare it to the old x80 to new x80 and the performance gain is in the 70-80% range, and that is what people are excited about. These kind of gains were NOT normal before Turing. They happens maybe once in a decade...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    GPUs these days, tend to already be at diminishing returns for clock speed. You may end up increasing heat by 30% (and noise) to squeak out 5% performance gain which will be undetectable playing games. So mostly OC'ing a GPU makes things you can notice (heat and/or noise) worse, for a...
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    Where will you be getting your reviews for Ampere and RDNA2?

    GN just updated it's GPU methodology in time for this new round of reviews:
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I doubt it matter to most people. I expect rates of GPU OC'ing are rather low.
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    Nvidia expresses interest in SoftBank's chip company Arm Holdings: Bloomberg News

    We have to recognize that most of the Windows market, is a laptop market, and I don't think Microsoft is ever backing down from Windows on ARM. They are going to keep at it, while ARM SoCs keep getting better. Eventually they are going to start getting it right, at least in laptops. It's a...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    No not the only one, that is what I said from the start, though I think Intel is in trouble too. Though that's the long view, not in the next couple of years. x86 clings to it's stronghold largely because of Windows. Everything elsel left, is running fairly portable code that can be easily...
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