Video Cards

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce Hotfix 461.81 drivers to expeditiously fix bugs discovered with the previous driver. Based mostly on the GeForce 461.72 WHQL, the drivers come with shader cache optimizations for “Fortnite,” which work to reduce stutter on certain PC configurations. A display flickering issue on some machines with GeForce GTX 1660 Super, has been fixed. Pixellated black dots noticed in “Red Dead Redemption II” has been fixed. Stuttering noticed with moving windows of certain desktop applications, has been fixed. NVIDIA Surround failing with 4K HDMI 2.1 TVs has been fixed. “Detroit: Become Human” crashing with image sharpening enabled, has been fixed. Also fixed, is long game loading times with “Rocket League.”

You can download the GeForce Version 461.81 Hotfix via GeForce.com.

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060NVIDIA today released its new Geforce RTX 3060 graphics card. The review embargo has been lifted, and we have gathered together a number of reviews on various Custom cards from different manufactures. Here’s a bit from NVIDIA:

Having been built using the same NVIDIA Ampere Architecture as the rest of the GeForce RTX 30 Series, the new GeForce RTX 3060 offers all the same advancements, benefits and features, improving your gaming, live streaming, content creation, and work.

2nd Generation Ray Tracing Cores give you the hardware to run the latest ray-traced titles with solid performance. 3rd Generation Tensor Cores power NVIDIA DLSS to boost frame rates in ray-traced and rasterized games.

NVIDIA Reflex reduces system latency in competitive multiplayer games, helping get shots off faster, which can make all the difference between success and defeat. NVIDIA Broadcast uses Tensor Cores and AI to enhance your live streaming and conference calls with near-magical noise removal, virtual green screens, and more features that transform your space into a home studio. And the GeForce RTX 3060 also includes our initial support for Resizable BAR on desktop GPUs.

Check out the reviews via the links listed below.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce drivers. Version 461.72 WHQL introduces support for the new GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, and adds optimization for “Outriders” demo. In addition DLSS support is added for “Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition” and “Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.” NVIDIA Reflex support is added for “Rainbow Six Siege.” Among the issues fixed are stuttering noticed with “Hitman 2″ and “Edge of Eternity” with G-SYNC enabled and in windowed mode; a performance drop noticed in Vulkan apps when switching between windowed and fullscreen modes with G-SYNC enabled; an application crash for “X4: Foundations” with Windows 10 1803; a legacy bug with Blu-ray playback flickering with HDMI display output; Chrome and Edge experiencing random TDR on “Ampere” graphics cards; and LG CX OLED TVs not being recognized as being G-SYNC capable.

You can download the GeForce 461.72 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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gigabyte-radeon-rx-6900-xt-gaming-ocBy W1zzard @ TechPowerUp!

The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC is the company’s first custom-design RX 6900 XT “Big Navi” graphics card. It is positioned a notch below the company’s flagship RX 6900 XT AORUS Master and designed for those wanting a simple, air-cooled custom-design RX 6900 XT card to get gaming. The company paired the RX 6900 XT with its latest-generation WindForce 3X cooling solution that made its debut with the NVIDIA RTX 30-series custom cards, and a custom-design PCB by Gigabyte that pulls power from a trio of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The card also features a moderate factory overclock to sweeten the deal.

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msi-radeon-rx-6900-xt-gaming-x-trioBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

MSI is back with their finest customized offering of AMD’s Flagship consumer graphics card, the Radeon RX 6900 XT in the flavor GAMING X TRIO. It’s big, agile, and a treat for the eyes. Join us in this extensive review; much like the 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO, this 6900 XT version shows a bit more TLC as it has been fitted with custom cooling. The result is a graphics card that looks both handsome and is remarkably silent as well. The card was fabbed around a custom PCB, premium components, a triple fan TriFrozr cooler, increased clock frequencies, as well as an increased power limiter for this X revision. This by far, is one of the best performing acoustic products in its default operating modes.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.2.3 beta adds optimization for “DIRT 5 Energy Content Pack.” Among the handful of issued fixed with these drivers include HDMI audio device (such as home-theater receivers) failing to install on Radeon RX 400 series and RX 500 series “Polaris” graphics cards; hot-plugging TVs and displays in multi-monitor configurations causing a system hang; “Substance Painter” experiencing a crash with Radeon RX 6000 series; HP Reverb G2 VR HMD causing a system crash when plugging into RX 6900 XT, and the Radeon Software application sometimes failing to look up the latest version of the software.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.2.3 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.2.2 beta doesn’t add any new game optimization (since there haven’t been any big releases since the previous 21.2.1 driver release; but fixes a handful legacy issues. To begin with, 3D objects failing to render correctly with the EEVEE renderer in Blender, on “Polaris” GPUs, has been fixed. A performance drop noticed with “Wolfenstein: Youngblood” when Smart Access Memory is enabled, has been fixed. Lastly, AMD addressed a display corruption issue with “Quake III Arena” (yes, that 22-year old game). Apparently AMD discovered display corruption issues during game load and gameplay, with Q3A just now.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.2.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.2.1 beta comes with optimization for “Medium,” with a 9% performance increase at 4K measured using an RX 6800 XT graphics card, over the previous driver. A number of bugs and issues are also addressed. To begin with stuttering noticed on certain RX Vega series graphics cards at high refresh rates. A screen flickering observed with MSI Afterburner has been fixed. A bug that caused recording and streaming with Radeon Software, on Radeon HD 7800 series GPUs, has been fixed. A rendering error with SketchUp on RDNA GPUs has been fixed. Samsung CRG9 displays waking up from screen to black screens, has been fixed. Application crashes with “Metro Exodus” with DXR enabled, have been fixed. Video playback on other displays in a multi-display setup, during “Doom Eternal” gameplay on one of the displays, experiences stutter, which has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.2.1 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready drivers. The drivers add optimization for “The Medium,” including support for RTX raytracing and DLSS. The drivers also introduce support for the Mobile GeForce RTX 30-series “Ampere” graphics. Among the issues fixed with this release include game crashes and broken HUD with “X4: Foundations” on RTX 30-series GPUs; game crashes for games based on the RE2 game engine in DirectX 11 mode; “Error 707″ application crash with DaVinci Resolve; an application freeze with MPE GPU acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro; a problem with color distortion in Zoom meetings with NVENC enabled; random crashes with “Detroit: Become Human;” and stuttering/lagging with game launches in Steam VR.

You can download the GeForce 461.40 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD late Thursday released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.1.1 beta graphics drivers. The drivers add optimization for “Hitman 3,” with up to 10% performance uplift measured at 4K with an RX 6800 XT, compared to the previous 20.12.1 drivers. The new 21.1.1 drivers also add support for “Quake II RTX.” A large number of issues were fixed. For starters, an issue with Radeon Software that caused recording/streaming overlay indicator to reset itself to its default position has been fixed, sometimes even after task switch, which have been fixed. The performance metrics overlay flickering on displays with HDR enabled has been fixed.

Reflections failing to appear in “GTA V” with reflections MSAA enabled, has been fixed. PUBG session timer continuing in Radeon Software even after exiting the application has been fixed. “DOOM Eternal” crashing with Steam Overlay enabled, has been fixed. Radeon Software recorded content appearing cropped or at an incorrect resolution on Radeon RX Vega series has been fixed. Samsung Odyssey G9 C49G95T noticing display corruption at 5K 240 Hz has been fixed. Anisotropic filtering forced through Radeon Software not taking effect in Direct3D 9 applications on RDNA graphics cards, has been fixed. Sceptre C series or Samsung Odyssey G9 displays experiencing intermittent black screens with Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs has been fixed, as were issues related to Oculus Link on “Polaris” and “Vega” GPUs.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.1.1 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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