It looks like 3060Ti will be releasing around the same time as the 3070. Which makes sense since it's a cut down 3070.
Given how little Memory BW is on even the 3070, It's really looking like the plain 3060 will be 192 bit bus 6GB card. :(
Though that will probably get a cut down to a 3050 Ti...
Yesterday, Frank Azor of AMD, tweeted there would be something today. That something was announcing the dates, for the announcements of Zen3 and RX 6000
My favorite game developer does again, blowing my expectations. They are doing a Visual Upgrade (including Ray Tracing) for next generation consoles and PC.
Free for current owners:
Ray Tracing is...
After seeing the airflow of the new cooler, there have been some some online concerns about it overheating CPUs.
But this is NOT a cause for concern. Lets think about this from perspective of a standard PC case using just the exhaust behind the MB, and examine some points it raises.
There are a lot of bad assumptions flying around about the new NVidia 12 pin connector. From everything we have seen, this is just a smaller replacement for dual 8 pin connectors, which for reason that will be made clear, are NOT meant to carry more power than dual 8 pins.
Some people have...
This really seems like one to keep an eye on for reviews. A potential game changer for LCD TV/Monitors. It was at CES but now it has a price and is supposedly shipping next month.
It's the layering of a 1080p monocrhome LCD to modulate the backlight and a color 4K LCD for the final picture...
Massive info dump on the Xbox SX architecture with a big slide deck:
One of the slides seems to indicate dedicate ML (inferencing) silicon. When it says: "Very smaller area used".
With the product name confirmed by Micron, and some credence given the Twitter leak that first mentioned RTX 3090, there seems more likelihood that there will indeed be a 24GB version.
What do you folks think that means for pricing? Does the name 3090 signal a big price jump. How about 24GB...
Micron document inadvertently confirms 3090 Product Name, and memory config (12 GB GDDR6X, 384 bit bus), while shooting down claims that it would be 20GB-24GB. This table was cropped out of the Micron doc...
Today is NDA day for Tiger Lake and there are some interesting tidbits. 10nm+ is 10nm Superfin, and it looks like a significant improvement over previous 10nm. Allowing much higher clocks. CPU core sounds like a lot nice little tweaks as well. I look forward to reviews, though what I really...
I usually don't post rumors here, but Videocardz is calling this confirmed, and they are usually sure when the say that:
Reorg at Intel, with another high level departure. This time it's Murthy Renduchintala - Chief Engineering Officer, who was rumored leading candidate to be CEO, before Bob Swan took over. The kind of bury the lead on this one.
Oh and BTW, minor point at the end: "As a result of these changes...
Intel's Rube Goldberg Atom-Core Hybrid with multiple Layers, that performs like an Atom.
It looks like a lot more complexity (and thus cost) for a questionable benefit.
I love the atmosphere of the Fallout games. I want this to be good, but it seems like it would be easy to get wrong.
I was looking at the specs of a motherboard I like when I read this:
I don't need Wifi, but what the heck, built BT could be nice for BT keyboard...
But if I lose one of the two m.2 slots, then it isn't so interesting.
This is an interesting design, still dual fan, but one fan is on the front side and one is on the backside. I think I would like it more if this is push-pull...
Intel is teasing the Xe-HP package with a massive heat spreader. Definitely multiple chips under there, probably including memory and multiple GPU chips/chiplets. Probably Pro only device with 4 digit pricing:
A video devoted to the Gear 5 update.
I think some are getting carried away with snippets of this info from other videos.
This time they made it more clear that when the test vs 2080, that it is as close they could get in settings (no new special lighting modes enabled that would slow the...
If big Navi is RDNA 2 (with RT, VRS and nice perf/watt improvements), then they wait may be longer than expected:
"The Navi 2X architecture is expected ‘at the end of 2020’, while Navi 3X somewhere in 2021."
This is pretty freaky stuff. I know most modern movies/TV shows are heavy on the CGI department, but I just assumed lots of green screens.
But what they are doing is creating something like a Giant Holodeck, and using Unreal engine to create the environments, and then display them on the...
This would be a major shakeup. If Apple started using AMD CPUs, it would be a Major Blow to Intel and boon to consumers. A Mac Mini with new 7nm APU would be awesome.
Simplification doing away with other voltages and going 12V single rail for everything:
Interesting that EVGA has apparently decided to launch a lower priced ($299) 2060 SKU without NVidia approval:
According to TechPowerUP, who are citing EVGA representatives at CES 2020, the company is set to launch a new model based...
GN tears down the nifty new Intel NUC. I am hoping this takes off and spawns more variations and cases:
Also, I would really like AMD to get in the NUC/SFF game sponsering some alternative designs of it's own.
Update. You can also plug the element card inside your current PC, to have a PC in...
While a Lot of people wanted big GPU news, I would argue this part is MUCH more important.
Not only was this the most important PC HW announcement of CES, I would bet this is the most important PC HW of 2020.
Priced about where expected:
Today AMD introduces Radeon RX 5600 XT.
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT gets 2304 Cores, 6GB, and a 279 USD price tag
The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT features a Navi10 graphics processor with 2304 unified...
Most interesting thing, is exact same Stream Processor count as the RX 5700. I am thinking it's essentially an RX5700 with a memory channel disabled:
ASRock RX 5600 XT Challenger has 2304 Stream...
Anandtech has a nice showdown between the both version of the Surface Laptop. AMD vs Intel on the same chassis. AMD needs to get it's 7nm APU out to be competetive:
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake
There aren’t too many ways to sugar coat the...
Intel is setting up to allow back porting their designs to a previous larger and mature node. Note this is one aspect where they messed up at 14nm. They had NO plans to backport new designs, so when the stalled at 14nm, they also stalled at skylake refreshes. Of course Intel hasn't exactly hit...
This is pretty big, because previously all we had were rumors and guesses. TSMC put the value right on a recent slide.
7nm is sitting at ~.09 defect rate. VERY good.
That translates into:
Navi 10: ~80% Yield of fully working...
I am wishlisting components for a build. I had kind of settled on the Corsair RM650x, but there is a sale right now, that has the RM750x ($119) and RM850x($129) as cheaper than RM650x($135). (prices are Canadian).
Is there any reason at all to NOT get the 750 or 850 when even the 650 will...