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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-founders-editionNVIDIA has released its new RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics card. And custom cards from various manufactures are also now available. NVIDIA has lifted the embargo on reviews for the new Geforce flagship card. We have gathered a number of reviews and listed the links below. Here’s a bit from NVIDIA:

The GeForce RTX™ 3090 is a big ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN class performance. It’s powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture—doubling down on ray tracing and AI performance with enhanced Ray Tracing (RT) Cores, Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors. Plus, it features a staggering 24 GB of G6X memory, all to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.

NVIDIA RTX 3090 Founders Edition Reviews:

NVIDIA RTX 3090 Custom Card Reviews:

  • ETEKNIX - Zotac Gaming RTX 3090 Trinity
  • GURU3D - MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X TRIO
  • HEXUS - Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming OC
  • GURU3D - Palit GeForce RTX 3090 GamingPRO OC
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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.9.1 beta is focused mainly on fixing issues, there are no new game optimizations to be had. To begin with, the drivers fix a system crash while task-switching from games, enabling performance overlay, or having web-browsers/video-playback open on additional displays on Radeon “Navi” graphics cards. Performance issues with Project CARS 3 with performance metrics overlay has been fixed. A couple of installer errors when installing the drivers on Ryzen Mobile processors with Radeon graphics have been fixed. Power-cycling certain displays with FreeSync enabled causes them to remain black, this has been fixed. A screen flickering with Borderlands 3 with Radeon Boost enabled, has been fixed. Decoding HEVC content using AMF decoder resulting in video output corruption has been fixed. Bugs related to the application of performance fan profiles have been fixed. Intermittent random color corruption in CS:GO when playing matchmaking, has been fixed. VP9 playback issues have been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-logoBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

It’s obvious that an RTX 3080 will be hard to get. The founder edition however was out of stock the second it went life yesterday. That raised some questions.

The 3080 was made available to consumers yesterday, but it appears to be nowhere in stock as it ran dry way too fast, and that as always will drive up prices in the entire channel for AIB cards as well. NVIDIA has shared a word or two about this ordeal. NVIDIA apologizes to customers. The demand is roaring, yesterday at places like US-based Microcenter you might have seen 100 people in one line to get a card (see video below). E-tailer websites yesterday even went offline. NVIDIA had 50 major retailers worldwide supplied (which does not sound like a lot?). All of them had stock at launch.

An employee of Microcenter in Tustin, USA, stated on Reddit that the store only had 85 cards in stock. Nvidia’s own site also struggled, which was flooded with buy orders and crashed as well. Another side effect has been that bots and speculative pa[rties tried to order, so NVIDIA now is taking orders manually. NVIDIA commented that its new cards are at an “excellent” production level, which gives some hope to those who did not get to buy one. Yesterday we launched the first reviews of the RTX 3080 (which if you have not seen yet, we recommend that you do so) and is that taking into account the performance offered by this graphics card and its launch price. This does not bode well, as we expect the GeForce RTX 3070 launch is going to ruffle feathers even worse.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready software. Version 456.38 WHQL comes with support for the new GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 “Ampere” graphics cards. The mammoth software release also adds optimization for “Fortnite” with RTX and DLSS on all GeForce RTX GPUs. The new NVIDIA Reflex technology is formally launched, with support for “Fortnite” and “Valorant.” Reflex is supported on all NVIDIA GPUs going back to the GTX 900 series “Maxwell.” Optimizations are also added for “Halo 3: OSDT” and “Mafia: Definitive Edition.” Also introduced are the NVIDIA Broadcast app, and a host of new GeForce Experience features, including in-game performance/overlay, one-click performance tuning, HDR ShadowPlay Capture, AV1 decoding, support for new G-SYNC compatible displays.

Buried in the bowels of the driver change-log is a big disclosure, that the RTX 30-series “Ampere” GPUs don’t support SLI (as in implicit multi-GPU), only explicit multi-GPU through modern APIs such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan (if supported by the game). NVIDIA has already restricted the NVLink interface needed for SLI only to its topmost RTX 3090 SKU, so the lack of implicit multi-GPU effectively marks the end of SLI for future GPUs. That said, the technology itself is very much present on all GPUs that support it, provided games do. NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 30 series “Watch Dogs: Legion” + GeForce NOW bundle. Buying a new GeForce RTX 30-series graphics card now comes with a year’s membership of the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service, plus you get the next chapter in the Watch Dogs franchise, which supports a ton of NVIDIA RTX features, possibly including DLSS 8K.

You can download the GeForce 456.38 WHQL Game Ready drivers via

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-founders-editionNVIDIA  has released its new RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics cards, along with custom cards from MSI, ASUS, Zotac and more.  Here’s a bit from NVIDIA about its new RTX 30 series cards…

Powered by Ampere, NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture, GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards feature faster 2nd gen Ray Tracing Cores, faster 3rd gen Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors that together bring stunning visuals, faster frame rates, and AI acceleration for gamers and creators.

GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs also feature several world firsts: they’re the first gaming-class graphics cards with up to 24GB of new, blazing-fast GDDR6X VRAM; they’re the first GPUs with HDMI 2.1, for 4K high refresh rate and 8K gaming; they’re the first discrete GPUs with support for the AV1 codec, enabling you to watch high-resolution streams using significantly less bandwidth; and our Founders Edition cards are the first with innovative dual axial flow through cooling solutions.

We’ve gathered a large number of reviews for your convenience and posted the links to the reviews below.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Custom Cards

  • HOT HARDWARE - Palit GeForce RTX 3080 GamingPro OC
  • TECHPOWERUP! - MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
  • GURU3D - ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC
  • OC3D - Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC 10G
  • TECHPOWERUP! - Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity


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geforce-rtx-3090-logoBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

In this technology preview and a bit of analysis, we’ll be discussing the pending GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 from NVIDIA as well as Ampere architecture. This article is preliminary based on what NVIDIA has been sharing (to date) as well as the stories that made the news in the past weeks. All that to get a grasp of what NVIDIA is releasing, with their new Ampere GPU architecture. During the presentation today, we’ll try and fill in the gaps in specifications as anything you read hereafter this point, some are unconfirmed.

Read the Preview Here

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AMD has posted the Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.8.3 WHQL drivers. This was earlier released as a beta in late-August. Besides the WHQL certification, nothing appears to have changed since 20.8.3 beta. The drivers come with optimization for “Marvel’s Avengers” (the game), “Project CARS 3,” and “Fortnite” (specific to DirectX 12 model in “Epic” setting). Other changes over the previous 20.8.2 drivers include new Vulkan API extensions, a number of game-specific fixes, improved compatibility of YouTube playback on certain browsers when paired with AMD Ryzen processors, and more.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.3 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released the latest update to its Radeon graphics drivers in the form of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1, which brings a list of improvements and bug fixes. Starting off, the new driver brings support for Horizon Zero Dawn PC port, which is coming out this Friday. Next, the driver brings some improvements to the performance of the Radeon 5700XT graphics card, which scored 9% higher FPS in the game Grounded, when using Epic preset. Another important supporting feature is for game Hyper Scape, which this new driver enables.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD late Thursday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 graphics drivers. Version 20.7.1 beta adds optimization for “Disintegration.” The software also introduces an improved AMD Bug Report Tool. A number of bugs were fixed with this release including stuttering observed on machines running RX 5000 series GPUs with Radeon Replay enabled; “Vega” based graphics cards experiencing performance loss with Performance Metrics enabled; an error switching between apps while previewing your stream; custom fan- and clock- tuning settings not applying in Radeon Performance tuning tab or retaining after reboot; and display resolution failing to stretch with display scaling enabled in CS:GO. Bugs related to Valorant, DOTA2, and DOOM Eternal were also fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released GeForce 451.67 WHQL Game Ready drivers. The drivers provide optimization for “Death Stranding,” “Horizon: Zero Dawn,” and F1 2020. Among the issues fixed are a bug that caused refresh rates of 144 Hz monitors not being able to set above 120 Hz, SLI + G-Sync causing driver TDR crash on machines with “Kepler” GPUs; random crashes with “Detroit: Become Human,” Lumetri color panel adjustments causing videos in Adobe Premiere Pro to appear noisy; system crashes observed with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (mobile).

You can download the GeForce 451.67 WHQL Game Ready drivers via

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