Showing posts with label graphics cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graphics cards. Show all posts

11.22.2022

NVIDIA - about burnt-out RTX 4090 connectors: 50 known cases, users' fault, but the case is under warranty

NVIDIA - about burnt-out RTX 4090 connectors: 50 known cases, users' fault, but the case is under warranty

NVIDIA - about burnt-out RTX 4090 connectors: 50 known cases, users' fault, but the case is under warranty

NVIDIA finally issued an official statement regarding the problem with melting 12VHPWR power connectors plugged into GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.
After weeks of investigation, the company said the source of the problem was mating connectors improperly.NVIDIA said it knows of about 50 cases of melted connectors around the world.
To date, the company has concluded that the common cause of the problem is that \"the connector was not fully inserted into the video card.\" In fact, similar conclusions were reached the other day by the experts of the YouTube channel GamersNexus, who conducted their own independent investigation.Above - incompletely inserted connector, below - fully inserted connectorThe company noted that it is studying different approaches that would allow users to make sure that the connector is connected correctly before turning on the video card.
So far, NVIDIA recommends first plugging the power connector into the graphics card, making sure it is fully inserted and has no gaps, and then plugging the graphics card into a PCIe slot on the motherboard.NVIDIA also noted that it is committed to supporting customers and providing a fast warranty process for graphics cards, \"regardless of the cable or card used.
\"NVIDIA is still reviewing reports of melted connectors and looking for ways to ensure the card is properly connected to the power supply.
At the same time, the company did not specify whether the latter would entail changes to the existing design or some other drastic measures.
Also note that NVIDIA's statement about 50 cases indicates that the problem is not that widespread, given that NVIDIA and its partners have clearly sold tens, if not hundreds of thousands of GeForce RTX 4090s worldwide.

11.18.2022

NVIDIA to unveil new GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards Jan.</br>3

NVIDIA to unveil new GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards Jan.
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NVIDIA to unveil new GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards Jan.</br>3

At yesterday's quarterly event, NVIDIA management admitted to being quite pleased with the market debut of the first two members of the Ada Lovelace gaming architecture in the form of GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, but is soon going to introduce new models in the family.
Now we found out that the next NVIDIA presentation will be held on January 3, at CES 2023.Source image: NVIDIAOn the eve of NVIDIA sent out the invitations to the press at a virtual event, which will be held during CES 2023 in Las Vegas, reports news resource PCMag.
The presentation will be broadcasted on January 3 at 8 am local time.
The only thing mentioned is NVIDIA's willingness to share information about \"cutting-edge innovations made possible by accelerated computing\".
You can watch the broadcast directly on the official NVIDIA website.It is possible that the event in early January, among other things, will allow NVIDIA to bring back the relevance of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card with 12 GB of memory, whose announcement was hastily canceled earlier.
Most likely, this graphics solution will debut under another name, because earlier NVIDIA employees acknowledged the mistake of using the designation \"GeForce RTX 4080\" for two different graphics cards.
It is assumed that the said graphics card with 12 GB of memory can go under the name GeForce RTX 4070 Ti with a price lower than the initially planned $ 899.
The launch of AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX ($999) and Radeon RX 7900 XT ($899) next month forces NVIDIA to think about countermeasures, which would not undermine profitability of GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080.
The appearance of a third video card in the family could well restore the balance of power.

NVIDIA says huge demand for RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 - the company is preparing many new GeForce RTX 40-series products

NVIDIA says huge demand for RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 - the company is preparing many new GeForce RTX 40-series products

NVIDIA says huge demand for RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 - the company is preparing many new GeForce RTX 40-series products

CFO Colette Kress took the opening remarks at the quarterly reporting conference NVIDIA called the past stages of debut of graphics cards with GPUs based on Ada Lovelace architecture extremely successful.
GeForce RTX 4090 has been sold out in many markets since mid-October, the GeForce RTX 4080 is already on sale, and in general, NVIDIA is ready to offer \"many new products\" with this gaming architecture.Image source: NVIDIAThe last promise was made by the founder and permanent head of NVIDIA Jensen Huang (Jensen Huang).
He stressed that now Ada Lovelace architecture carriers are positioned in the upper price segment.
GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards were released in large quantities, but this did not prevent customers from buying out their first batch in just minutes, as stated by the CEO of NVIDIA.
The market, he said, has received both the GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 very favorably, and therefore management is very enthusiastic about this debut.
In addition, it proves the strength, resilience and transparency of the gaming segment of the market, as summarized by the company's founder.In the third quarter of the current fiscal year, as explained by NVIDIA management in response to a related question from analysts at the quarterly event, the value equivalent of product inventory increased by $560 million sequentially.According to the company's CFO, this increase was only partly due to the need to accumulate a certain inventory of new architecture media: Ada Lovelace in the gaming segment and Hopper in c The networking segment, which is chiefly served by Mellanox products, also had a significant impact on the stock growth.
The company had to write off $702 mn of stocks, but the bulk of these losses were accounted for by A100 computing gas pedals.
Recall, the latter were intended for use in server systems by Chinese customers, but in the third quarter, after the new U.S.
sanctions the company hastily offered them a replacement in the form of a chip A800, whose performance is limited at the hardware level, and therefore avoids the U.S.
sanctions.
As a result, demand from Chinese customers switched to new \"alternative solutions\" and part of the stock of old A100s had to be written off.
As noted by NVIDIA executives at the quarterly event, the negative impact of sanctions in the third quarter was largely offset by the introduction of gas pedals A800 to the Chinese market, clearly adapted to the new U.S.
export control requirements.

NVIDIA gaming revenue collapsed by more than half, but server revenue grew by 31%--the company's net income fell by 72%

NVIDIA gaming revenue collapsed by more than half, but server revenue grew by 31%--the company's net income fell by 72%

NVIDIA gaming revenue collapsed by more than half, but server revenue grew by 31%--the company's net income fell by 72%

NVIDIA's long-awaited quarterly report was not a complete disappointment for analysts, as revenue of $5.93 billion slightly exceeded their expectations, and only earnings per share of $0.27 missed forecasts.
On the other hand, NVIDIA expects revenue in the fourth quarter not to exceed $6 billion, while investors were expecting a little more at $6.09 billion.
Only the server and automotive segments maintained positive year-over-year revenue dynamics.Source image: NVIDIAIn this area NVIDIA's revenue in the third quarter rose by 31% compared to the same period last year to $3.833 billion.
In fact, about 65% of all revenue in the last quarter the company received exactly from sales of components for data centers, and the presence of positive Consistent growth was hampered by weak demand in China, but even so, revenue increased by 1%.
As for the impact of U.S.
sanctions on the supply of calculator gas pedals in China, NVIDIA managed to largely offset it by the supply of alternative solutions to the PRC market - we are talking about recently introduced A800.The total revenue of the company at the same time decreased by 17% year-on-year, to $5.931 billion.
Consistent decline reached 12 %.
In the gaming segment, the company generated only $1.574 billion in revenue, down 51% from the same quarter last year, and down 23% from the second fiscal quarter.
By the way, the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 is already on the NVIDIA calendar, so the captions in the table may be confusing to the uninformed reader.Image source: NVIDIAAccording to NVIDIA representatives, the dynamics of gaming revenue in the third quarter reflected the decline in supply of GPUs to its partners, who had to find ways to reduce accumulated inventory as quickly as possible.
Demand for graphics cards was undermined by both macroeconomic problems and the impact of lockdowns in China.
While a 51 percent year-over-year decline in gaming revenue was blamed on declines in both desktop and mobile graphics chip sales, the 23 percent sequential decline was primarily driven by mobile graphics solutions.There were few comments from the CFO about the impact of the cryptocurrency sector on NVIDIA's business.
According to Colette Kress, the transition of Ethereum to a new mathematical model reduced the degree of suitability of video cards for cryptocurrency mining.
In turn, this contributed to the influx of used graphics cards in the secondary market and reduced the demand for new graphics cards in some regions of the world, especially in its budget part, according to NVIDIA.In the direction of professional visualization NVIDIA's revenue decreased by 60% to $ 200 million, in annual comparison, the decline reached 65%.
In contrast, the automotive segment increased 86 percent to $251 million in year-over-year revenue and 14 percent in sequential revenue - primarily due to demand for autopilot systems.
For OEM and other, NVIDIA revenue decreased 69% year-over-year to $73 million and sequential revenue decreased 48%.
Sequential decrease in NVIDIA explain the decline in demand for Jetson platforms and components for notebooks, and revenue from sales of CMP gas pedals for cryptocurrency mining in the past quarter was negligible, although a year ago, reached $ 105 million.
Operating expenses of NVIDIA in the third quarter rose by 7% sequentially to $ 2.576 billion and by 31% year on year.
Operating income increased 20% sequentially to $601 million, but was down 77% year over year.
Net income rose 4 percent sequentially to $680 million, but was down 72 percent year over year.
NVIDIA's revenue per share also fell proportionally, from $0.97 last year to $0.27 this year.
It is noteworthy that NVIDIA's overall revenue in the segment of computing and network solutions grew by 27% year over year to $3.816 billion, although as you can guess in this case, the company helped the server segment.
Graphics sales alone were 24 percent less than the previous quarter, and 48 percent less than the year before - only $2.115 billion.
As a side note, NVIDIA was forced to write off $702 million in the third quarter due to a backlog in its inventory, but it was mainly due to problems with its server component A100 sales in China.
The breakdown was as follows: $354 million was for products that were already in stock, while $34 million was for products that were out of stock.

Intel has hired an executive to promote Arc graphics cards that has turned ASUS into a leading PC gaming brand

Intel has hired an executive to promote Arc graphics cards that has turned ASUS into a leading PC gaming brand

Intel has hired an executive to promote Arc graphics cards that has turned ASUS into a leading PC gaming brand

Intel has gained a valuable executive with a wealth of experience.
Vivian Lien announced that she has already joined Intel's graphics division as vice president and general manager.
\"I can't wait to get into building the Intel Arc graphics graphics graphics graphics adapter business,\" she wrote on Linked In, and promised that \"there's more to come.
\"Image source: Vivian LienLien is expected to play an important role in promoting the next generation Intel Arc Battlemage discrete graphics cards as well as attracting Intel's PC-ready partners to incorporate these products into their systems.
Intel Arc Battlemage is expected to be the next evolution of Alchemist to compete with AMD and NVIDIA products.Image source: Vivian LienThe appointment of Lien to a senior position at Intel suggests that the company needs her expertise and extensive partner relationships in the gaming PC business.
Lien was at Corsair by the middle of the decade before last, but made her name and reputation with a successful career spanning years at ASUS in PC and component marketing.
In fact, she was instrumental in ASUS becoming one of the premier suppliers of gaming PCs and components.
For the past few years, Lien has been Dell's VP of Alienware and Dell Gaming.
So this is someone with a wealth of experience in promoting gaming PCs and components.Image source: IntelIf Intel really wants to succeed in commercializing its discrete graphics cards, appointing someone who has been in PC and component sales to this position looks like a good choice.
And beyond that, Vivien's appointment is the nail in the coffin of persistent rumors about scaling back development or cutting back Intel's discrete graphics Arc business.

11.14.2022

AMD explained why its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are better than the GeForce RTX 4080

AMD explained why its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are better than the GeForce RTX 4080

AMD explained why its Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are better than the GeForce RTX 4080

Two days before the launch of the GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, AMD has decided to try and divert the attention of its potential customers and turn it towards its newly introduced Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards based on the new RDNA 3 architecture.
AMD noted the details, which should, in its opinion, should convince PC owners to opt for its gas pedals.Image source: AMDI AMD had already confirmed earlier that the main competitor of graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT will be just the model GeForce RTX 4080.
Thus, the GeForce RTX 4090 will remain the fastest gaming graphics card, at least for the foreseeable future.
Radeon RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900 XT and GeForce RTX 4080 specificationsThe Radeon RX 7900 XTX has a VRM power subsystem with 20 phases, three more than the GeForce RTX 4080 in the Founders Edition benchmark.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900AMD graphics card board also draws attention to the fact that its new graphics cards are more compact than its competitor.
They are shorter and thinner than the GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition.
In addition, unlike GeForce RTX 40-series cards, Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT gas pedals are equipped with DisplayPort 2.1 and USB Type-C connectors.
AMD once again reminds that unlike the competitor its new graphics cards do not require any adapters and new power connectors.
They are equipped with two regular 8-pin PCIe power connectors, making them fully compatible with most power supplies.It is also fair to say that in the $900-1200 price range AMD graphics cards will offer more video memory.
The Radeon RX 7900 XTX gets 24GB of GDDR6 and the Radeon RX 7900 XT gets 20GB of GDDR6.
The flagship GeForce RTX 4090 has 24 GB of faster GDDR6X memory on board, but its recommended price is $1600.
The GeForce RTX 4080, on the other hand, has \"only\" 16 GB of GDDR6X at a recommended price of $1200.
Unfortunately, neither AMD nor NVIDIA are yet ready to directly compare the performance of their gas pedals against each other.
Since the GeForce RTX 4080 is not yet available, AMD is comparing its RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics cards against its own flagship Radeon RX 6950 XT gas pedal from last generation.
Raster performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XTThe company has shared two graphics.
According to them, the raster performance of new generation graphics cards in games when using 4K resolution is up to 67% higher than the Radeon RX 6950 XT, and the performance of the light tracing technology in the new graphics cards up to 82% higher than the Radeon flagship on the RDNA 2 architecture.
Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT ray tracing performanceTill the launch of Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT are still a month away.
Their release is scheduled for December 13.

11.10.2022

NVIDIA just now stopped production of GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2060

NVIDIA just now stopped production of GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2060

NVIDIA just now stopped production of GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2060

NVIDIA has stopped production of GeForce RTX 2060 Super and GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics cards on the Turing architecture generation before last.
This is reported by the Chinese media, citing its sources.Image source: NVIDIAThe GeForce RTX 2060 video card with 6 GB of memory was introduced in early 2019.
During this time, NVIDIA managed to release two more variants of the gas pedal - GeForce RTX 2060 Super in mid-2019 and GeForce RTX 2060 model with 12 GB.
The company introduced the latter in December 2021.
The decision was made against a backdrop of significant remaining stock of Turing generation GPUs, and as a response to the peak chip shortage that left video card manufacturers struggling to produce more advanced GeForce RTX 30-series models.During its existence, the GeForce RTX 2060 managed to become the second most popular graphics card on Steam gaming platform.
Model GeForce RTX 2060 Super did not win such interest, but was still in high demand among gamers around the world because of its relatively low cost.
Source image: SteamAccording to the Chinese media, NVIDIA has stopped shipping GPUs for the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 Super.
The company also asked its partners to reduce the amount of production of these graphics cards by the end of this month.At the time of release GeForce RTX 2060 was the most affordable graphics card with NVIDIA support for hardware ray tracing.
Among current models, this title belongs to the GeForce RTX 3050.
However, if you believe the leaks, NVIDIA is already in development of a model GeForce RTX 4050 as part of a new generation of gas pedals Ada Lovelace.
The GeForce RTX 4050 package was spotted at the Galax event on GeForce RTX 40-series in October.
Image source: TheBloodNinja/Reddit GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards can still be found on sale.
However, amid recent announcements, their stock could be depleted quite quickly.

11.08.2022

Gigabyte introduced six versions of GeForce RTX 4080 with different cooling systems

Gigabyte introduced six versions of GeForce RTX 4080 with different cooling systems

Gigabyte introduced six versions of GeForce RTX 4080 with different cooling systems

Gigabyte has introduced six versions of its own Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce WB, Aorus RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce, Aorus RTX 4080 Master, RTX 4080 Gaming, RTX 4080 Aero and RTX 4080 Eagle graphics cards at once.
Image source: GigabyteThe Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce WB version is designed for those who are going to use graphics cards in a PC with a custom liquid cooling system.
The gas pedal is equipped with a full-coverage waterblock, which allows you to connect the video card to the circuit of liquid cooling.For the GPU of this version is specified factory GPU overclocking to 2565 MHz.
Recall that the reference maximum frequency of the graphics chip in GeForce RTX 4080 is 2505 MHz.
The dimensions of the Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce WB version are 235 × 169 × 29 mm.The key feature of the Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce is a maintenance-free liquid cooling system with an external radiator of 360 mm.
It is cooled by three 120mm fans with ARGB illumination.
The length of the hoses connecting the liquid cooler to the radiator is 460mm.
Like the Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce WB model, the Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Xtreme Waterforce GPU runs at 2565 MHz.
Dimensions of the gas pedal (excluding the radiator) - 236 × 146 × 40 mm.Model Aorus GeForce RTX 4080 Master is equipped with a massive air cooling system with three fans with a diameter of 110 mm.
The size of the gas pedal is 357 × 163 × 75 mm.
The new graphics processor has been factory overclocked and runs at a frequency of 2550 MHz.
The graphics card has a small LCD, which displays various information about the state of the graphics card.
In addition, it can display various animated images.The size of the RTX 4080 Gaming OC version is 342 × 150 × 75 mm.
The graphics chip of the novelty works at a frequency of up to 2535 MHz.
The gas pedal is equipped with a slightly simpler air cooling system.
However, it is still very massive, and it includes three fans.
The latter have the function of full stop when there is no load on the graphics subsystem.
The company notes that the fans use a lubricant based on graphene nanoparticles, which doubles their lifespan.GeForce RTX 4080 Aero variant is very similar to the Gaming OC model, but there is nothing extra and pretentious in its appearance.
In minimalistic design the only thing that stands out is RGB backlighting, and the video card itself is made in white.
The cooling system is similar to the previous model.
The size of Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4080 Aero graphics card is 342 × 150 × 75 mm.
The graphics processor runs at a frequency of 2535 MHz, which is 30 MHz higher than the reference value.The GeForce RTX 4080 Eagle will be available with a small factory overclock and without it.
In the first case, the maximum GPU frequency is claimed to be 2520 MHz.
The graphics card has got the most simple cooling system.
The size of the gas pedal is 342 × 150 × 70 mm.The company notes that all novelties are equipped with a dual BIOS, and their set of external connectors include three DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1.
For all of the presented graphics cards manufacturer recommends using power supply unit with a capacity of 850 watts.
Each video card comes with a power adapter from four 8-pin connectors to one 12+4-pin connector.