Video Cards & GPUs News - Page 1
Intel has announced that its former boss of the AXG graphics division will be shelved, moving back to his previous role as Intel Chief Architect... a sign that the GPU division of Intel is in serious trouble.
Raja Koduri left AMD and its Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) back in 2017, joining Intel as Chief Architect and then moving into the role of the head of a newly-created Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group (AXG). But now, Intel has split AXG into two divisions -- data center and gaming GPUs -- downgrading Koduri to Chief Architect once more.
Intel has said that its AXG division changes will "accelerate and scale their impact and drive go-to-market strategies with a unified voice to customers". The staff at Intel's AXG division that were in charge of creating consumer GPUs will now be moving onto the client computing group, which creates GPU designs for laptops and other products.
NVIDIA already has the most powerful graphics card known to man with its AD102-based GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, easily beating the best of AMD's new Navi 31-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX... but we've been hearing about the purported TITAN RTX for a while now, and now... now we have some gorgeous renders.
The new renders of NVIDIA's purported TITAN RTX "Ada Lovelace" GPU have been unleashed as a huge Christmas present by leaker Moore's Law is Dead, who says that he has real photos of an engineering sample from NVIDIA that were used to craft some gorgeous renders of the TITAN RTX "Ada" graphics card.
The renders tease a monster quad-slot design with not one, but two 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connectors, with each of the 12VHPWR power connectors offering up to 600W of power each -- meaning we're talking upwards of 1200W of power consumption on the NVIDIA TITAN RTX -- if it ever sees the light of day, which it totally, totally should.
PowerColor has already unleashed a bunch of Radeon RX 7900 series Hellhound graphics cards, but it looks like there's a very special edition version of the card hitting the market.
PowerColor's new Radeon RX 7900 XTX Hellhound Special Edition graphics card is something a little different, with a beautiful "amethyst purple" lighting design that the company mentions in their press release. But inside of the retail packaging, owners of the new PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XTX Hellhound Special Edition graphics card are in for a treat.
Inside the retail packaging, you'll get an awesome bundle of gear that will include a sweet PowerColor Hellhound coin, which Zhongzheng Evaluation has compared against the AMD 50th Anniversary coin that packs an AMD Zen 2 CPU die.
YESTON has just unveiled its new Radeon RX 7900 series SAKURA graphics cards, with a truly interesting -- and rather, very, very unique -- design. Check it out:
The new YESTON Radeon RX 7900 series SAKURA graphics cards feature an interestingly-styled "SUGAR" cooling system, with Chinese media reporting that YESTON is using the latest manufacturing techniques for the new graphics cards, which makes the durability of the design higher than other designs on the market.
YESTON is using a combination of injection molding, hot stamping, and laser etching... with some rather wicked results. The company is moving forward with a triple-fan thermal design, with each of the fans rocking a separate color -- purple, blue/green, and pink by looks of things -- with YESTON donning this the "SUGAR" heat dissipation technology.
GALAX has just unleashed GeForce RTX 4090 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card, offering a couple of different cards: the OC Lab and OC Lab Plus.
The new GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF graphics cards sport not one, but two 16-pin "12VHPWR" power connectors with a huge 666W power limit: 66W higher than the second-fastest RTX 4090 in the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition with its 600W power limit (and single 16-pin power connector I might add).
However, out of the box the GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF graphics cards aren't as fast as the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition and MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X graphics cards. ASUS clocks its ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition at 2625MHz out of the box, while MSI sits at 2640MHz with the liquid-cooled, and utterly gorgeous MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X graphics card.
PowerColor has teased that it's working on custom backplates for its upcoming Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT Red Devil graphics cards, and man, they look devilish... check them out:
The new PowerColor custom backplates will be made for the new flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT Red Devil graphics cards -- so... no, they won't work on your existing PowerColor Radeon RX 5000 or RX 6000 series GPU -- and will be sold separately to those who didn't opt-in for the higher-end Limited Edition graphics card (which has a glorious backplate by default).
The new custom backplate design from PowerColor will be dropping in 2023, with more backplates to follow, according to sources of VideoCardz. The new custom backplates will not work with existing PowerColor Radeon RX series Hellhound graphics cards, nor will they fit onto AMD's just-released Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT reference graphics cards.
If you're been portalling around inside of the gorgeous Portal with RTX, you'll be surprised to know someone has found Easter Eggs inside of the game that spawns NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 cubes with dual 16-pin power connectors.
NVIDIA seems to have hidden secret QR codes throughout the game, where they act as a regular Portal cheat code, where they change the physical design of the cubes into GeForce RTX 40 series GPU-influenced cubes. One of the cheat codes in question changes them into GeForce RTX 40 series GPU cubes, with a large axial fan, the GPU mounted on the wrong side, and get this: dual 16-pin power connectors.
YouTuber "2kliksphilip," says that it represents a real-life GeForce RTX 4090, and it does look like one, but the dual 16-pin power connectors are something that never materialized outside of GALAX's insanely high-end GeForce RTX 4090 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card that rocks dual 16-pin power connectors.
EVGA completely exited the graphics card business a few months ago now, right before the launch of NVIDIA's next-gen Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and the launch of the new GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards were released... but, they still had some tricks up their sleeve.
The company chucked around some prototype EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 (For The Win) graphics cards to influencers and YouTubers, but that was all... they were never released to the market, and consumers simply couldn't -- and never will -- get their hands-on them. Until now, that is.
EVGA is now auctioning off a prototype "next-gen GPU" which is what would've been the EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card, with all proceeds from the auction going to charity -- in particular, St. Judes Children's Hospital -- supporting their research to find cures for life-threatening diseases, and more.
The release of AMD's next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture is right around the corner, with AIB partners preparing their new custom Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card designs.
XFX is the latest to have its upcoming Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX MERC 310, and Radeon RX 7900 XT MERC 310 graphics cards leaked out ahead of their official December 13 reveal. XFX will be using a thicker triple-fan design, and an interesting black and silver design aesthetic.
XFX originally launched its "Speedster" series graphics cards a few years ago now, but the company is making a rather large -- and I don't know if I like it -- change to the backplate on their upcoming Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT MERC 310 graphics cards.
ASRock is preparing its new custom Radeon RX 7900 XTX AQUA graphics card, which is quite the beautiful Navi 31-powered beast, ready for your custom loop water cooling setup.
The new custom ASRock Radeon RX 7900 XTX AQUA graphics card uses the same board as ASRock's other custom Navi 31-powered GPU -- the Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi -- but it's designed with a dual-slot, custom full-cover water block that will slot right into your custom loop water-cooled gaming PC.
ASRock has crafted its new Radeon RX 7900 XTX AQUA graphics card to go hand-in-hand with its flagship motherboard, with the high-end ASRock motherboards featuring pre-installed monoblocks that keep your CPU and VRMs nice and cool, as well as rocking the beautiful black and silver design aesthetic that ASRock has used.