Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2018 - 08:57 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: Adobe, nvidia
The Adobe MAX conference took place earlier this week. It consisted of several keynotes, live streams, workshops, breakout sessions, announcements, and it aligned with an update to several Creative Cloud applications.
One such announcement is that NVIDIA RTX is coming to Adobe Dimension CC.
While the application has not exactly taken off yet, it is interesting to see Adobe and/or NVIDIA put the engineering into bringing their ray-tracing units to it. First, for its audience, the speed boost (and thus increased preview size) should make the experience much better. Second, if NVIDIA helped with the engineering effort, which I suspect they did, then it suggests that they are hoping to bring RTX basically everywhere. I’m curious to see who else gets RTX support. Fingers crossed for an announcement at BlenderCon next week. I shouldn’t hold my breath, but I am.
So, for gamers, RTX content is still pretty-much MIA, as is constantly reported. The same is mostly true for professionals… but that might change soon. We’ll need to see.
With the launch of the GeForce RTX 2070, NVIDIA seems to have applied some pressure to their partners to get SKUs that actually hit the advertised "starting at $499" price. Compared to the $599 Founders Edition RTX 2070, these lower cost options have the potential to bring significantly more value to the consumer, especially taken into account the relative performance levels of the RTX 2070 to the GTX 1080 we observed in our initial review.
Earlier this week, we took a look at the EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, but it's not the only card to hit the $499 price range that we've received.
Today, we are taking a look at MSI's low-cost RTX 2070 offering, the MSI RTX 2070 Armor.
|MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G|
|Base Clock Speed||1410 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||1620 MHz|
|Memory Clock Speed||14000 MHz GDDR6|
|Outputs||DisplayPort x 3(v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1 (VirtualLink) /|
12.1 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches (309 x 155 x 50 mm)
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2018 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: tu106, TU104, RTX 2080, RTX 2070, GTX 1080, gtx 1070, msi, Gaming Z
Some of the RTX 2070 reviews have arrived though you can expect a slew more TU106 based GPU models arriving in the near future. The MSRP of this card is similar to the GTX 1080, so the burning question is; can it match the performance and not just mimic a slower card with the addition of Tensor Cores?
Start out with Ken's review, and then head off to [H]ard|OCP to check out the RTX 2070 GAMING Z from MSI. Does it make sense to pick up the RTX 2070 right now, or grab a highly overclocked GTX 1080? Only one way to find out!
"We have an exclusive first look at performance of the new MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z video cards sporting the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. We will be comparing performance to a MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X and ASUS ROG STRIX Vega 64 OC video cards in eight games at 1440p and 4K."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC Review @ Neoseeker
- MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8GB @ Kitguru
- EVGA RTX 2070 Black @ BabelTechReviews
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 @ Techspot
- MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor 8G OC Review @ OCC
- Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
- AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Professional Graphics Card @ Kitguru
TU106 joins the party
In general, the launch of RTX 20-series GPUs from NVIDIA in the form of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti has been a bit of a mixed bag.
While these new products did give us the fastest gaming GPU available, the RTX 2080 Ti, they are also some of the most expensive videos cards ever to launch. With a value proposition that is partially tied to the adoption of new hardware features into games, the reception of these new RTX cards has been rocky.
To say this puts a bit of pressure on the RTX 2070 launch would be an apt assessment. The community wants to see a reason to get excited for new graphics cards, without having to wait for applications to take advantage of the new hardware features like Tensor and RT cores. Conversely, NVIDIA would surely love to see an RTX launch with a bit more praise from the press and community than their previous release has garnered.
The wait is no longer, today we are taking a look at the RTX 2070, the last of the RTX-series graphics cards announced by NVIDIA back in August.
|RTX 2080 Ti||GTX 1080 Ti||RTX 2080||RTX 2070||GTX 1080||GTX 1070||RX Vega 64 (Air)|
|Base Clock||1350 MHz||1408 MHz||1515 MHz||1410 MHz||1607 MHz||1506 MHz||1247 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1545 MHz/
1635 MHz (FE)
|1582 MHz||1710 MHz/
1800 MHz (FE)
|1620 MHz/ 1710 MHz (FE)||1733 MHz||1683 MHz||1546 MHz|
|Ray Tracing Speed||10 GRays/s||--||8 GRays/s||6 GRays/s||--||--||--|
|Memory Clock||14000 MHz||11000 MHz||14000 MHz||14000 MHz||10000 MHz||8000 MHz||1890 MHz|
|Memory Interface||352-bit G6||352-bit G5X||256-bit G6||256-bit G6||256-bit G5X||256-bit G5||2048-bit HBM2|
|Memory Bandwidth||616GB/s||484 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||320 GB/s||256 GB/s||484 GB/s|
|TDP||250 W /
260 W (FE)
|250 W||215W /
|175 W / 185W (FE)||180 W||150 W||292 W|
|Peak Compute (FP32)||13.4 TFLOPS / 14.2 TFLOP (FE)||10.6 TFLOPS||10 TFLOPS / 10.6 TFLOPS (FE)||7.5 TFLOPS / 7.9 TFLOPS (FE)||8.2 TFLOPS||6.5 TFLOPS||13.7 TFLOPS|
|Transistor Count||18.6 B||12.0 B||13.6 B||10.8 B||7.2 B||7.2B||12.5 B|
|MSRP (current)||$1200 (FE)/
|$599 (FE)/ $499||$549||$379||$499|
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2018 - 07:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, radeon, adrenaline 18.10.1
If you love you some CODBLOPS and run a GPU named after a solar body you should head on over to AMD and update to Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1. The new driver will give your VEGA 64 or RX 580 a bit of a performance boost when you head out into the black.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2018 - 07:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gigabyte, GAMING OC 11G, duke, MSI TRIO, rtx 2080ti
Three custom RTX 2080 Ti cards and a single Founders Edition is not a huge roundup but it is early days yet and well worth a look. As more third party cards arrive we will see larger sample sizes but for now take a look at the performance deltas between the FE, Gigabyte GAMING OC 11G, MSI DUKE and the MSI TRIO. There are noticeable differences, but not in every scenario; check out the full review to see which card best matches your preference in games or synthetic benchmarks over at The Guru of 3D.
"In this article, we look at the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and in specific the GAMING OC 11G edition. Armed with tensor and raytracing processors this model comes slightly tweaked in the clock frequency."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti To GTX 980 Ti TensorFlow Benchmarks With ResNet-50, AlexNet, GoogLeNet, Inception, VGG-16 @ Phoronix
- Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC 8G @ Kitguru
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti PCI-Express Scaling @ TechPowerUp
- Overclocking Showdown – the RTX 2080 vs. the GTX 1080 Ti at BabelTechReviews
- Nvidia DLSS: An Early Investigation @ Techspot
- NVIDIA SLI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 with NVLink @ TechPowerUp
- ASUS ROG RTX 2080 Strix OC (08G) @ Kitgru
- igabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming OC 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
- Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Gamerock Premium 8G @ Guru3D
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2018 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: duke, Gaming Z, armor, Aero, msi, rtz 2070, TWIN FROZR 7
The RTX 2070 hasn't received anywhere near the coverage of its two bigger siblings but MSI might just change that with this announcement.
The RTX 2070 DUKE 8G OC GAMING Z comes with dual TORX Fan 3.0 in their TWIN FROZR 7 cooler , and is able to run completely silently at low temperatures thanks to the Zero Frozr design. This card will be compatible the MSI Dragon Center, which, with a single click, optimizes your GPU, SSD, monitor and network settings for gaming.
The DUKE incorporates three TORX Fan 2.0 into its TRI-FROZR cooler and will be the choice of those suffering from RGB overload. The ARMOR shares much of it's design with the GAMING Z, however it is wearing MSI's trademarked suite of ARMOR. Last but not least is the AERO, which features a blower design similar to the Founders Edition cards, good for smaller cases which need to remove heat from the case ASAP.
Check out the specifications below for frequencies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2018 - 06:12 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: turing, RTX 2080, nvidia, gigabyte, aorus
It was only a matter of time before launches of custom Turing cards started rolling out, and Gigabyte’s Aorus brand is readying a custom RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G graphics card that pairs the Turing GPU with improved power delivery, the company’s WindForce Stack 3X cooler, and seven display outputs.
The Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G features a 12+2 power phase (versus the reference design’s 8+2) that is fed by two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. The WindForce Stack 3X cooler includes a hefty fin stack with multiple heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU as well as a metal plate that make contact with the memory chips and MOSFETs. The three 100mm fans are wrapped in a rather angular and aggressive fan shroud that includes an Aorus logo on the side of the card as well as on the metal backplate. There are LEDs on the power connectors that indicate state and error codes along with the usual fare of RGB LEDs around the fans and Aorus logo with 12 preset lighting patterns. Measuring 59.9x290x134.31mm, the card is a bit over two slots and appears to offer quite a bit of cooling potential.
Display outputs include three DisplayPort, three HDMI, and one VirtualLink USB Type-C connection. Enthusiasts can use up to four traditional DisplayPort or HDMI ouptuts (any combination) along with the VirtualLink output simultaneously.
Gigabyte has not yet released clockspeed information for the TU-104 GPU and its 2944 CUDA cores or its 8GB of GDDR6 memory which sits on a 256-bit bus (448 GB/s). Unfortunately, the company is also not yet talking pricing on this beast, though you can expect it to come in at a premium versus the company’s current cards that are based around the NVIDIA reference design. I am interested to see how this and other custom PCB cards overclock and how that stacked fan cooler performs with regards to noise and the claims of increased airflow.
- The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Review
- The Architecture of NVIDIA's RTX GPUs - Turing Explored
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2018 - 08:06 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: nvidia, pc gaming, graphics drivers
Another major version bump has occurred in NVIDIA’s Game Ready Drivers over the span of around two weeks. Typically, although there has been a couple of exceptions, NVIDIA has branches that contain major new features once every two-or-so major version numbers. They then push maintenance releases along the number line, which are probably cherry-picked into various branches. In this case, the 410-series branch, which was embodied in 411.63 and 411.60, brought in support for the RTX 20-series of cards.
This has been superseded by the 415-series branch with 416.16. (Oddly enough, the root branch has an odd version number. This is the first time I remember seeing that, although I have not been paying too much attention.)
What has changed? Even though it is a Game Ready driver, it is not associated with a game launch per se. Instead, it is for Windows 10 version 1809, which includes support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR). It also adds a handful of fixes, such as removing black-square glitches from Quake HD Remix mod and improving the performance of TXAA in Rainbow 6: Siege. So basically, the main advantage of this driver will be for those who are using the RTX 20-series cards when games such as Battlefield V launch, which should have been two weeks from now but has, instead, been pushed back to November 20th. (I don’t know if they said that raytracing would be supported at launch, though.)
As always, feel free to refresh GeForce Experience and update your drivers.
With the release of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti just last week, the graphics card vendors have awakened with a flurry of new products based on the Turing GPUs.
Today, we're taking a look at ASUS's flagship option, the ASUS Republic of Gamers STRIX 2080 Ti.
|ASUS ROG STRIX 2080 Ti|
|Base Clock Speed||1350 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||1665 MHz|
|Memory Clock Speed||14000 MHz GDDR6|
|Outputs||DisplayPort x 2 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 2 / USB Type-C x1 (VirtualLink)|
12 x 5.13 x 2.13 inches (30.47 x 13.04 x 5.41 cm)
For those of you familiar with the most recent STRIX video cards, the GTX 1080 Ti, and the RX Vega 64, the design of the RTX 2080 Ti will be immediately familiar. The same symmetric triple fan setup is present, contrasted against some of the recent triple fan designs we've seen from other manufacturers with different size fans.
Just as with the STRIX GTX 1080 Ti, the RTX 2080 Ti version features RGB lighting along the fan shroud of the card.