Portal VideoCardz reports a record price reduction for the flagship graphics gas pedal Radeon RX 6900 XT in the United States and Europe.In some stores the card is offered for less than $ 700 and € 740, which is up to 1000 dollars or euros cheaper than it was at the beginning of this year.Image source: VideoCardzThe Radeon RX 6900 XT is based on the Navi 21 graphics processor.The card has 16 GB of GDDR6 memory on board.On U.S.Amazon graphics gas pedals XFX Radeon RX 6900 XT Speedster SWFT 319 and XFX Radeon RX 6900 XT Speedster MERC 319 are offered for $690 and $700 respectively.Back in January, these cards were selling for about $1,700 more.Image source: AmazonOboth cards feature very large and efficient cooling systems.Similar offers can be found in the North American retail chain Best Buy.The dynamics of the Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card price reduction in the United States.Source image: CamelCamelCamelThe best deal is at US online retailer Newegg.There ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT Phantom Gaming D graphics card is ready to go into the hands of buyers for $670.Image source: NeweggIn Europe you can find Radeon RX 6900 XT for €736, as reported by German price aggregator Geizhals.Over the past September the graphics card has fallen in price by 250 euros.Back in January this year it was offered at 1000 euros more expensive.Dynamics of Radeon RX 6900 XT video card price decrease in Europe.Image source: GeizhalsThe new flagship graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 will soon begin international sales.AMD has no competitor for it yet.The new series of Radeon graphics cards will be introduced only on November 3.Therefore, the only solution for AMD until the release of Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards is price reduction for models of still current generation Radeon RX 6000.
Manufacturers usually don't show early prototypes of their products.However, there are exceptions.On the popular YouTube channel Gamers Nexus, NVIDIA engineer Malcolm Gutenberg (Malcom Gutenburg), which deals with graphics card cooling, shared some interesting details about the development of the new flagship GeForce RTX 4090.Image source: Gamers NexusIn particular, Gutenberg talked about the cooling system features GeForce RTX 4090 graphics gas pedal, and also showed early prototypes of cooling systems that NVIDIA has designed for this graphics card. An NVIDIA engineer showed a cut radiator of the GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition reference version.In comparison with the previous generation flagship, GeForce RTX 3090, the new graphics card has changed the design of the evaporation chamber.It became wider, due to which the contact area with the graphics processor increased.The radiator of the cooling system of the new flagship also underwent changes.For example, the company's engineers increased the height of its ribs to increase the area of heat dissipation.Also NVIDIA engineer showed early prototypes of the parts of the radiator, which are installed fans.These prototypes were used to design the cooling system based on airflow and noise level data. NVIDIA had previously said that it had developed multiple fan models for use in the GeForce RTX 4090, but ultimately chose the most optimal one.The fan has increased in size relative to the GeForce RTX 3090.The manufacturer did this not only to increase airflow, but also to improve the acoustic characteristics of the cooling system to reduce its noise level. Gamers Nexus video also showed the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card board with the Ada Lovelace AD102 GPU and other elements.Recall that sales of the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card will begin on October 12.
Sapphire Radeon 6700 Pulse video card presented earlier this week went on sale.Photos of its product packaging, as well as the characteristics shared by one of the users of Twitter.Image source: Twitter / @Zed__WangRemind that Sapphire Radeon 6700 Pulse, in fact, is a gaming version of the gas pedal Sapphire BC-2235 GPRO X080 10GB, designed for mining.Due to the declining demand for graphics gas pedals from cryptocurrency miners, the manufacturer apparently decided to convert it into a gaming gas pedal.AMD has not officially announced the Radeon 6700.Thus, the initiative comes exclusively from its partner Sapphire.By the way, the latter also released a model Radeon 6700, not related to any of its gaming series.It exactly copies the appearance of the above mentioned Sapphire mining video card.The only difference between the versions is the GPU frequency and the presence of external video connectors.At the heart of the Radeon 6700 uses a graphics processor Navi 22 XL with 36 execution units, which includes 2304 stream processors, 144 texture blocks and 64 rasterization units.The chip runs at up to 2230 MHz in gaming mode and up to 2495 MHz in Boost mode (the screenshot shows lower frequencies, probably in \"silent\" BIOS mode).The card offers dual BIOS support. Sapphire Radeon 6700 Pulse has 10 GB of GDDR6 memory with 160 bit bus and 16 GB/sec per pin.The declared TDP of new items is 220 watts.A set of external video interfaces consists of one HDMI and three DisplayPort.According to GPU-Z program, the card works with an old version of Radeon Software driver 22.3.1.There is no information about Sapphire Radeon 6700 Pulse cost.
Steam has published statistics about its users' systems for May.The most interesting part of the fresh data is that it shows a noticeable increase in users of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards.This is not surprising - the deficit is receding, and prices are returning to normal, so gamers begin to update their systems with fresh cards.The strongest growth was shown by GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 graphics cards - for May they gained 0.24 and 0.19 percentage points respectively.In third place was unexpectedly the GeForce GTX 1070, in fourth place was the GeForce RTX 3060, and in fifth place was the Radeon RX 5700.The growth of the share of old video cards can be explained by the fact that they are very popular in the secondary market, and still quite good in games. Nevertheless, GeForce GTX 1060 is still the most popular graphics card among Steam users.In second place is GeForce GTX 1650, and in third place - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.The most popular AMD graphics card is also not the new Radeon RX 580. As for CPUs, here AMD continues to gradually take away Intel's share.For May, the Reds gained 1.24 percentage points, and their share was 32.80%.Intel still has more than twofold advantage - 67.19%. Also note that six-core processors are popular on Steam: their share is 33.6%, while four-core CPUs have 33.22%.Six-core units have already been ahead of quad-core units since March, but succumbed in April and are now back in the lead.In third place, with a share of 18.68% are octa-core processors. Finally, with regards to operating systems.64-bit Windows 10 is still the most popular, with 73.89% of users.Windows 11 is in second place, with 19.59%.Note that Windows 11 is growing faster than others, but still quite slowly - in May it gained only 0.65 percentage points.
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...