Since Nvidia announced the RTX 30 series GPUs, many people have been scrambling to get the latest hardware which promised an astonishing jump in performance over the last generation. However, since users got their hands on the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬, numerous reports of crashes and black screens have been reported, and EVGA has confirmed that the issue has to do with the type of capacitor solutions used in the graphics card.
Recent reports have cropped up online detailing potential problems with the new lineup of Ampere-based GPUs, and weirdly only seems to be affecting certain models. Multiple investigations by third parties online have looked into the matter, but EVGA has now officially confirmed it.
Nvidia’s recently announced RTX 30 series was missing a decent mid-range/mainstream GPU at launch, with the ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬, ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬, and ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ all aimed towards enthusiasts. But according to some new sources, the ¬¬gc_id:5016[RTX 3060 Ti]¬¬ will be launching soon after the RTX 3070 launches on October 15th.
Multiple rumors have been coming out seemingly confirming the existence of the RTX 3060, including the rumored specs of an RTX 3060 Ti, and these new leaks corroborate directly with those previous rumors, including a late October release date. A few more specs were also revealed, which you can see below:
Amazon is jumping into the world of cloud gaming with their newly announced Luna service, which offers a selection of games at a monthly price. It’s a lot like Google’s Stadia in many ways, but also does quite a few things differently. According to a recent interview with the press, Amazon’s Luna service will be running on Nvidia T4 GPUs.
What’s also interesting is that Google Stadia uses Linux-based data servers and the Vulkan API, which has caused many issues for developers porting over their games onto the service. But Amazon is doing things differently, and will be supporting Windows games to make for less work when it comes to porting.
Thanks to the recent announcement of Nvidia’s next-gen RTX 30 series graphics cards and the fact that next-gen consoles are right around the corner, everyone is fighting to obtain some of the most powerful PC hardware you can buy today. Unfortunately Nvidia seems to have underestimated the demand, as all stores were sold out almost immediately after release.
This now puts a bit of pressure on AMD, as they themselves are gearing up to launch their own next-gen Radeon RX 6000 GPUs on October 28th. Now some users online are afraid that AMD will be a “paper” (or, “soft”) launch. But according to Frank Azor, the Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing at AMD, that won’t be the case.
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card just launched last week, and the monster 8K gaming GPU RTX 3090 is set to release today. But since last week’s launch, many users who bought the RTX 3080 have been reporting several issues with crashing to the desktop, or even experiencing strange performance issues in-game.
By no means should the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ be struggling in games at this point, so the exact issue is still rather unclear, but many fingers are pointing towards the overclocked boost speeds above 2.0GHz. Users are reporting their games crashing once the GPU’s clock speed reaches a certain point.
Nvidia recently released a short blog post in preparation for the official launch of the ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ graphics card, detailing some performance numbers and warning potential buyers of limited stock during today’s launch. Nvidia also confirmed that the RTX 3090 is only 10-15% faster than the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ at 4K gaming, and up to 50% faster than the ¬¬gc_id:4075[Titan RTX]¬¬.
Of course, the RTX 3090 is mostly focused on workstation and content creation and focused more towards the prosumer market; those who want a decent workstation GPU and a good card that can also play games. So in that sense the mild improvement in 4K gaming is not very surprising, but 8K performance is sure to be much better than the RTX 3080 at least.
As we get closer and closer to the official reveal of AMD’s next generation of Radeon graphics cards, rumors and leaks start to come out hot and fast, just like what happened before Nvidia’s RTX 30 series announcement. This time however, the leak was due to a recent Linux update, and seems to have spilled the specs on 2 of AMD’s upcoming GPUs.
Sienna Cichlid and Navy Flounder are codenames for AMD’s next-gen graphics cards, referring to the famed Big Navi (or Navi 21) and the Navi 22/23 respectively. We’re unsure whether the Navy Flounder is the Navi 22 or Navi 23 GPU, but we do know that Sienna Cichlid refers to the flagship Big Navi card at least.
After Nvidia’s recent announcement of the RTX 30 series cards lineup, many have been anxiously awaiting higher memory variants as well as the mainstream ¬¬gc_id:5015[RTX 3060]¬¬ GPU. Well, now it looks like they have been confirmed, as an ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ 20GB variant as well as an ¬¬gc_id:5014[RTX 3070 Super]¬¬ with 16GB of memory and the RTX 3060 have all been seemingly confirmed by Galax.
A photo has surfaced online from a recent internal roadmap presentation, in which Galax seems to have confirmed the existence of the 3 cards mentioned above. The photo was uncovered on a Chinese forum site which shows 3 new SKUs that Nvidia is planning to release soon.
The days of multi-GPU setups are slowly coming to a close, as Nvidia has announced that they will be ending their SLI driver support by the start of next year. It doesn’t mean the end completely though, but Nvidia may well have started the downfall.
Starting on January 1st 2021, Nvidia will cease to add any more SLI driver profiles for the RTX 20 series and below. There is a kind of shining light though, as the implementation of new APIs like DirectX12 and Vulkan has allowed developers to now add native SLI support within their games, bypassing the need for an SLI driver profile.
AMD is gearing up to officially announce their lineup of next-gen Zen 3-based processors as well as the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Both will be announced separately, with Zen 3 focusing on October 8th, and the Radeon 6000 GPUs on October 28th. To get some of the hype already going, AMD shared an official render of one of their new GPUs, but some new leaks show what the flagship RX 6900 XT supposedly looks like in the flesh.
One online user sent leaked images of the new GPU to a well known and popular online content creator, the images were actually sent weeks ago but were unable to be verified, but thanks to the official render from AMD we know it to be legit. The one thing that isn’t certain is the name of the card, which will supposedly be the RX 6900 XT: