Video Cards

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NVIDIA today released the GeForce 457.30 WHQL drivers. The drivers come “game ready” (optimized) for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Godfall. The SLI profile for Black Desert has also been updated. The drivers also add G-Sync support for the Acer CP3271U V, Asus XG27AQ, MSI MAG274QR and Xiaomi Mi 245 HF monitors.

Among the bugs fixed with this release are a drop in performance during gameplay for Warzone; a laptop-only error where the internal panel flashes upon resume from sleep mode or from display off; and a bug specific for Ampere, in a G-SYNC, HDR, Dual-head 8K display environment where the display screen goes black.

You can download the GeForce 457.30 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.11.1 beta comes with optimization for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, DiRT 5, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Godfall. With Godfall, the drivers offer up 7% higher performance as tested with an RX 5700 XT. The driver changelog does not mention any issues fixed with this release, and only a short list of new issues known to AMD, which it’s working on to fix.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.11.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-feNVIDIA has released its new RTX 3070 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 3070 card. We have gathered a number of reviews and listed the links below. Here’s a bit from NVIDIA:

The GeForce RTX™ 3070 is powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture. Built with enhanced Ray Tracing Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed G6 memory, it gives you the power you need to rip through the most demanding games.

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Founders Edition Reviews:

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Custom Card Reviews:

  • ETEKNIX - ZOTAC GAMING RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC
  • GURU3D - ASUS RTX 3070 TUF
  • HEXUS - GIGABYTE RTX 3070 GAMING OC
  • TECHPOWERUP! - EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra
  • WCCTECH - GALAX RTX 3070 SG
  • GURU3D - MSI RTX 3070 GAMING X TRIO

 

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 457.09 WHQL drivers. The drivers come “game ready” (optimized) for Watch_Dogs Legion, DiRT 5, Ghostrunner, and NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered. The biggest change has to be support for the new GeForce RTX 3070 which goes on sale today. The drivers also add G-Sync support for Acer XB323U GX, ASUS VG279QL1A, Dell AW2521HFLA and Gigabyte FI25F displays. Among the bugs fixed with this release are a crash-to-desktop seen with “For Honor,” a random flicker observed on G-Sync multi-monitor setups when playing back YouTube or Twitch at 144 Hz; a black screen observed during game launch on displays with DSC enabled, and a bug with Freesync displays where half the screen goes blank with G-Sync enabled.

You can download the GeForce 457.09 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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colorful-geforce-rtx-3080-igame-vulcanBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

In this review, we benchmark the GeForce RTX 3080 iGAME VULCAN OC from Colorful. perhaps this is the most beautiful 3080 out there (you’ll get it once you see it). This is a very nice customized and faster-clocked product. All with reasonable acoustics, good temperatures and a bucketload of added features.

Read the Review Here

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce software. Version 456.71 WHQL comes game-ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Beta, which includes not just optimization for the game, but also support for NVIDIA Reflex, a technology that works to reduce whole system latency. In addition, the drivers correct a handful of issues, including hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling resulting in lower performance for Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition, a bug with G-SYNC enabled games triggering a black-screen in fullscreen mode, on certain Adaptive Sync displays; and Fortnite crashing on certain notebooks with RTX reflections and shadows enabled.

You can download the GeForce 456.71 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD late Tuesday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.9.2 beta introduces optimization for “Star Wars: Squadrons,” adds three new Vulkan API extensions, and introduces a number of fixes. To begin with, 20.9.2 adds support for VK_KHR_buffer_device_address, VK_EXT_robustness2, and VK_EXT_shader_image_atomic_int64, adding to the API feature-set supported by AMD GPUs. Certain games exhibiting intermittent stuttering with RX 5000 series GPUs has been fixed. Radeon FreeSync failing to enable after driver updates without system reboot has been fixed. “X-Plane 11″ experiencing crashes when played with its Vulkan renderer has been fixed. “DOOM VFR” artefacting with RX 5000 series GPUs has been fixed. Performance metrics overlay failing to enabled after the system waking up from sleep, has been fixed.

“Call of Duty: WWII” black textures bug in the zombies mode has been fixed. Blocky display corruption in “Detroit: Become Human” has been fixed. Green video corruption when using the Windows 10 Movies & TV app to edit videos has been fixed. A bug with the VRAM performance metrics incorrectly displaying has been fixed. Windows desktop flickering with HDR enabled, has been fixed. “World of Warcraft” experiencing display corruption with AA enabled, with the DirectX 12 renderer, has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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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
  • TECHPOWERUP! - ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 STRIX OC
  • 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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