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Cryptominers in Iran Cause Power Shortages and Smog

Sodar, 15 January 2021, 13:11

Power shortages, darkness, lots of smoke and... cryptocurrencies. Cryptomining has become very popular in Iran, resulting in the aformentioned effects, and stems from the coutry's rather specific situation.

GeForce RTX 3000 Up to 20% More Expensive

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2021, 10:42

ZOTAC and EVGA have introduced price increases for RTX 3000 series GPUs. In some cases, the differences reach more than 20%. The reason is the new tariff on components manufactured in China, imposed by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

Crypto Responsible for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 Shortages? Nvidia and AMD Respond

Sodar, 14 January 2021, 18:29

The new GPUs offer much better performance than the previous generation, only unfortunately it's hard to experience that in person. Both the new RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 are hard to find in stores. How do their manufacturers explain this fact?

Nvidia Unveils RTX 3060 12GB and Mobile RTX 3000s

Bartlomiej Sagan, 12 January 2021, 21:54

During the GeForce RTX: Game On Nvidia conference, the company officially announced the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GPU. In addition, the mobile RTX 3000 chipsets from the Ampere family were unveiled.

Crypto Mining Rig With 78 RTX 3080 GPUs Will Brake Even in 7 Months

Bart Swiatek, 12 January 2021, 13:06

Photos of a rig built to „mine” cryptocurrency known as Ethereum have appeared in the web. Owned by Simon Byrne, the setup is equipped with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 cards.

GTX 970 in 2021 - Dinosaur GPU Battles RTX 3060 and RX 6800

Sodar, 11 January 2021, 18:19

Does a Geforce GTX 970 in 2021 make sense? A renowned youtuber has tested this by comparing the 2014 GPU in new and older games against fresh designs - RTX 3060, RTX 3080 and RX 6800.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 Launch May be Delayed

Sodar, 07 January 2021, 16:47

The launch of Radeon RX 6700, a rival of RTX 3060, may be slightly delayed. The new schedule mentions the end of the first quarter of 2021, that is March. Is this due to problems with the availability of other RX 6xxx cards?

Global PC Component Prices Are in For an Increase

Adrian Werner, 06 January 2021, 12:33

This year we will pay even more for PC components. The reasons include customs and problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Asus was the first company to introduce price increases.

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20 GB and RTX 3060 12 GB Inbound; Super Models Planned

Musiol, 04 January 2021, 21:19

Further rumours suggest the imminent launch of the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060 12GB GPUs. There are also rumors of the series being refreshed with the addition of Super models.

First Reviews: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT - Almost Like RTX 3090 and Cheaper

Bart Woldanski, 08 December 2020, 19:27

First reviews of AMD's top-shelf GPU Radeon RX 6900 XT, which was supposed to compete even with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, appeared on the web. Did it close the performance gap?

First Reviews: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - More Than RTX 2080 Super for Price of RTX 2060 Super

Bart Woldanski, 01 December 2020, 20:47

Reviews of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU have appeared online. This is the fourth chipset in the Ampere family to succeed the RTX 2060 Super. How does its performance compare to the RTX 2080 Super, which was supposed to be faster?

AMD Promises Reduced Prices of Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT

Bart Woldanski, 30 November 2020, 13:29

The launch of AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT turned out to be equally, if not even more theoretical than that of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000. Stock shortages, price gouging - when can we expect a return to normal?

Cyberpunk 2077-themed GeForce RTX 3080 Available in China

Bart Swiatek, 30 November 2020, 12:35

A competition organized by CD Projekt RED on the Chinese website Bilibili offers a special edition of GeForce RTX 3080 GPU as the main prize.

Crypto Miners May be Responsible for RTX 3000 Shortages

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 November 2020, 19:06

RTX 3000 family GPUs remain unavailable in stores not only because of production problems. According to analyst Mitch Steves, Nvidia sold $175 million worth of chipsets to cryptocurrency miners.

Leak Suggests GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is Only a Bit Slower Than RTX 3070

Bart Swiatek, 27 November 2020, 17:03

The latest leaks suggest that Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be about 10% slower than the RTX 3070, which means the GPU will also be a little faster than the RTX 2080 Super.

Nvidia Admits: RTX 3000 Will be Unavailable for a Few More Months

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 November 2020, 14:55

As part of Nvidia's summary of recent financial results, the issue of unavailability of GeForce RTX 3000 family GPUs in stores was raised. Unfortunately, according to the company, the supply problems may take several more months.

First Reviews: Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT - AMD Throws Down the Gauntlet

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 22:08

Reviews of AMD's latest graphics chipsets, the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, have been released online. How do they compare to competing Nvidia GPUs?

Nvidia on DLSS Performance: Up to 120% More FPS

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 15:24

Nvidia has published slides and videos showing how DLSS works in several more games. In some cases the performance gains are really big, and the best examples are the shooters Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War and Ready or Not.

Leak Reveals Ray-tracing Performance of Radeon RX 6800 XT

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 14:35

The leak published by the well-known website VideoCardz revealed the possible performance of the Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU in games with ray tracing.

Leak: RTX 3060 Ti Faster Than RTX 2080 Super

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 14:12

According to the latest leaks, the new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be several percent faster than last year's GeForce RTX 2080 Super. The card will most likely be also $300 cheaper.

Leak Suggests Radeon RX 6800 is Faster Than RTX 3070

Bart Swiatek, 16 November 2020, 17:20

Radeon RX 6800's score in Basemark benchmark has appeared on the web. It looks like AMD's new design is faster than the competing GeForce RTX 3070.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 May Bring Back Cryptocurrency Boom

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 15:56

A rumor has surfaced on the web suggesting that the Radeon RX 6800 GPU can offer much better performance in cryptocurrency mining than Nvidia's top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090.

Leak Reveals Nvidia's Cheaper RTX 3060 and 3050 GPUs

Bart Woldanski, 09 November 2020, 18:04

There were leaks about Nvidia's graphics cards from lower shelves. The chipsets in question are GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050, which are due for release in 2021.

Radeon 6800 and 6800 XT Availability May be Severely Limited

Musiol, 08 November 2020, 21:11

Asus has reported that interest in the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT cards is much greater than AMD's deliveries. So we may have another imaginary launch.

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Later Than Expected

Bart Woldanski, 02 November 2020, 18:23

Nvidia is reported to have once again delayed the release of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. We've lerned the new launch date.

AMD Boasts Radeon RX 6000 Performance

Bart Woldanski, 01 November 2020, 23:13

AMD has released more benchmarks of RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 on its website. Additionally, screenshots from the benchmark of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which show the capabilities of the weakest GPU when dealing with ray tracing.

Here's a Digital Store That Will Never Run Out of RTX 3000

Frozen, 31 October 2020, 18:37

Galax has prepared a trade fair that we can visit without having to leave home. On the shelves of virtual stands we can find, among others, GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs.

Radeon RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Launch, Price and Specs

Bart Woldanski, 28 October 2020, 21:13

The official presentation of AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards is over. We learned their specs, price and expected performance. Will they be able to compete with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3000 series?

Let's Watch AMD Radeon RX 6000 Presentation

Bart Woldanski, 28 October 2020, 15:16

Today, AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs, intended to compete with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3000 series, will be officially revealed. Watch the show with us.

First Reviews: GeForce RTX 3070

Bart Woldanski, 27 October 2020, 19:42

Today, first independent reviews of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition GPU have been released online. Have the announcements suggesting GeForce RTX 2080 Ti-like performance been confirmed? Here's a summary of independed benchmarks.

Leak Confirms RTX 3060 Ti; Possible Price Revealed

Bart Swiatek, 27 October 2020, 13:13

Several recent leaks on the web confirm the existence of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU. The new Ampere chip may appear on sale in mid-November and will probably be priced at about $400.

Radeon RX 6800XT Faster Than GeForce RTX 3080 in 3DMark

Bart Woldanski, 23 October 2020, 19:05

Unofficial benchmarks of AMD Radeon RX 6800XT appeared on the web, which proved to be faster than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in 3DMark Firestrike Extreme and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks.

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti May Launch After All as Nvidia Arms for War

Bart Woldanski, 23 October 2020, 18:51

Nvidia may be preparing to release another high-performance GPU, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The end of the year promises to be an exciting battle against AMD.

Unofficial RTX 3070 Benchmarks Confirm Performance Comparable to 2080 Ti

Bartlomiej Sagan, 22 October 2020, 17:00

The first benchmarks of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 have emerged. They show that a much cheaper, performance equivalent of previous-gen flagship GPUs will soon appear on store shelves.

Rumor: Launch of GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16 GB Canceled

Bart Woldanski, 21 October 2020, 22:59 has revealed that Nvidia is reportedly not going to release GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16 GB GPUs. What is the reason for this decision?

Ray Tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 Initially Only on Nvidia Cards

Bart Swiatek, 21 October 2020, 21:15

Artur Knapik from CD Projekt RED announced in a press interview that on day one ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 will be available only for Nvidia GPU owners.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 With TBP Comparable to RTX 3000

Bart Swiatek, 21 October 2020, 20:06

Youtuber Igor Wallosek calculated that the reference models of Radeon RX 6900 XT and Radeon RX 6900 GPUs will require 320 W and 290 W respectively. In case of custom designs the power consumption may be even higher.

AMD Avoiding Nvidia's RTX 3080 Launch Mistakes; Provides Retail Guidelines

Bartlomiej Sagan, 21 October 2020, 14:46

The launch of new generation of AMD hardware is approaching. The manufacturer wants to implement measures to ensure the availability of RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs.

Another Ghost GPU Launch; RTX 3070 Stocks Pretty Much Non-existant

Bart Swiatek, 20 October 2020, 14:36

Danish store Proshop has so far received only 6.7 percent of all GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs it ordered. It looks like the availability of Nvidia's new chipsets may be very limited despite a two week delay in launch.

The Witcher 3 and More in 8K on RTX 3090

Musiol, 19 October 2020, 15:29

How does the GeForce RTX 3090 handle 8K games? One of the youtubers has tested several games on his machine, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

AMD Reveals Ryzen 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 CPU

Bartlomiej Sagan, 08 October 2020, 22:54

After many weeks of waiting, AMD presented its new series of processors, the Ryzen 5000. Based on Zen 3 architecture, these chips are to beat Intel in every possible application.

RTX 3080 With 20 GB VRAM Inbound

Bartlomiej Sagan, 08 October 2020, 14:12

The GeForce RTX 3080 was a performance hit and the GPU sold out on release. Surprisingly, there are reports that a version with doubled memory will be released in the near future.

MSI Scalped Its Own RTX 3090 GPUs on eBay

Michael Kulakowski, 07 October 2020, 21:57

Gamers discovered that MSI scalped its own GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 models, selling them at increased price on eBay. The highly sought-after GPUs were offered by one of the company's sales divisions.

GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Unlikely to be Available This Year

Musiol, 06 October 2020, 13:26

The problems with availability of GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 will take much longer than everyone expected. Nvidia's boss revealed that the shortages in stores will last at least until the end of the year.

GeForce RTX 3070 Launch Delayed

Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2020, 21:11

Nvidia has decided to postpone the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 for a few weeks because of the desire to provide a sufficient number of chipsets.

Radeon RX 6000 Specs Leaked

Musiol, 28 September 2020, 14:54

Specs of the Radeon RX 6000 were leaked. AMD is preparing at least three models to compete in the mid-price segment.

Leaks Confirm Existence of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Bart Swiatek, 28 September 2020, 11:01

According to the new leaks, the next chipset in the Nvidia Ampere family will be the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The GPU may debut in late October.

GeForce RTX 3090 Reviews Reveal High Performance for High Price

Bart Swiatek, 24 September 2020, 21:00

Today marks the launch of the GeForce RTX 3090, the most powerful representative of the Nvidia Ampere family. We will take a look at what experts think about Nvidia's current top product.

RTX 3090 is 15% Faster Than RTX 3080 but Few Will be Available

Bartlomiej Sagan, 24 September 2020, 12:55

Nvidia revealed the performance of the top-shelf model of the Ampere family, the GeForce RTX 3090, and informed of a relatively small number of cards to be available in stores on the day of release.

RTX 3080 Taking Flak for Significant Issues Reported by Users

Musiol, 24 September 2020, 10:49

Selected RTX 3080 models face serious problems. Owners report games crashing when the card reaches high clock. Manufacturers have aknowledged the issue and are trying to find a solution.