Hardware

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AMD today released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 21.6.1 beta introduce support for the upcoming FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) feature, AMD’s answer to the NVIDIA DLSS. The driver release notes don’t mention which exact titles support it at launch, so we’ll probably have to wait until a formal launch of the feature. In addition, the drivers also introduce support for the Radeon RX 6800M mobile graphics, and optimization for “Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.”

Among the bugs fixed with this release are one which causes FreeSync to lock up during task-switching, an application crash with “Anno 1800″ in DirectX 12 mode; AMD Cleanup Utility accidentally mopping up non-graphics AMD drivers (such as chipset, storage, etc.); lower than expected performance with “Destiny 2″ on some products; and enabling raytracing in “Ring of Elysium” causing an application crash.

Anecdotal reports of fixed idle power consumption for AMD’s graphics cards are filling the internet following the release of their latest Radeon drivers, version 21.6.1. Besides introducing support for FSR (which we have already tested with a new special image comparison code from our resident W1zzard with great results), users are reporting reduced power consumption on idle or low-intensity workloads – something that we had already covered in our latest AMD reviews, which showcased higher power consumption compared to NVIDIA.

Users are reporting drops from around 30 W to ~8 W – nothing to scoff at, and getting AMD’s offerings in line with NVIDIA’s on that particular metric. While this remains anecdotal evidence for now, rest assured that we will be testing these new drivers so as to definitely claim an improvement (or the absence of it).

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 471.11 WHQL comes with optimization for the upcoming patch of “DOOM Eternal” that enables DLSS support. The patch is expected to go live on June 29. The drivers also add optimization for “LEGO Builder’s Journey,” including RTX raytracing and DLSS support. Optimization is also added for F1 2021, and NVIDIA Reflex integration for “Escape from Tarkov.” In addition to these, the drivers add OS optimization for Windows 10 May 2021 Update (21H1).

Among the issues fixed with this release are random flickers with WoW Shadowlands; a blackscreen issue with GeForce GTX 980M SLI notebooks; FreeStyle not working on “Crossfire” (the game) after a game update; certain HDMI displays flickering in HDR mode; incorrect color rendering with the “sharpen” FreeStyle filter being enabled with HDR on RTX 30-series GPUs; and flickering and signal connectivity issues with launching a game on a machine with multi-monitor adaptive-Sync monitors.

You can download the GeForce 471.11 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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nzxt-n7-z590-moboBy Tarinder Sandhu @ Hexus

More famous for chassis and coolers, NZXT strikes divisive aesthetic notes with its latest range of motherboards. Using almost full-coverage shrouds for a smooth, minimalist look, we took a look at the AMD B550 chipset version recently.

It follows that NZXT would extend the range to encompass Intel’s Z590 chipset, so without further ado, here’s the N7 Z590.

Read the Review Here

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asrock-z590-taichi-moboBy Sebastian Peak @ PC Perspective

Positioned below the Z590 OC Formula in ASRock’s current Intel Z590 lineup, this latest Taichi builds on the Z490 version that we looked at last year. Besides the distinctive styling, the Z590 Taichi offers robust power delivery, a trio of Intel Killer networking products, the latest in high-speed connectivity including Thunderbolt 4, and what should be some impressive audio with both Realtek ALC1220 (rear multi-channel) and ESS ES9218 (front panel stereo) DACs.

Read the Review Here

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti-feNVIDIA has launched its new Geforce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. The review embargo has been lifted, and we have gathered together a number of reviews on the Founders Edition and various custom cards from different manufactures. Here’s a bit from NVIDIA:

Launching June 10th, starting at $599, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti turbocharges the GeForce RTX 3070, our most popular NVIDIA Ampere Architecture graphics card. This new Ti GPU boosts performance with more CUDA Cores and our super speed GDDR6X memory. Altogether, they enable the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to deliver a 1.5X performance improvement versus the previous-gen GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, and a 2X improvement over the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

Check out the reviews via the links listed below.

  • GURU3D - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition
  • HEXUS - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition
  • TECHPOWERUP! - MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Suprim X
  • GURU3D - Palit GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GamingPRO
  • TECHPOWERUP! - Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Ti AMP Holo
  • TECHPOWERUP! - Palit GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GameRock OC
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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 466.77 WHQL software. The drivers come with support for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. Also added is support for the DLSS feature in “No Man’s Sky,” with its latest patch. The drivers also provide optimization for “Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts 2,” “Chivalry 2,” “The Persistence,” and NVIDIA Reflex support for “War Thunder” and “Escape from Tarkov.”

A handful bugs were also fixed. For starters, a BSOD error with “DPC Watchdog Violation error” occurring on NVIDIA “Kepler” and “Turing” GPUs, has been fixed. System freezing when launching a VR game on machines connected to 4K UHD TVs, has been fixed. 4K @ 120Hz display mode not being available on RTX 20-series, GTX 16-series, and GTX 10-series; has been fixed.

You can download the GeForce 466.77 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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