Video Cards

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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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 466.63 WHQL software. These drivers introduce support for the recently announced GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, which we reviewed here. The drivers also introduce optimization for “No Man’s Sky” DLSS update, NVIDIA Reflex support for “Escape from Tarkov,” “Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2,” and day-zero optimization for “Chivalry 2.” A couple of issues are also fixed. A bug that caused the system to hand when connected to a 4K UHD TV and launching a VR game, has been fixed. 4K @ 120 Hz not being available to machines running GeForce GTX 16-series and 10-series graphics cards, has been fixed.

You can download the GeForce 466.63 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-founder-editionNVIDIA has launched its new Geforce RTX 3080 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:

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, launching June 3rd, is our new gaming flagship, running games 2X faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and 1.5X faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at 4K. And the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti supercharges our most popular RTX 30 Series GPU with more CUDA Cores and G6X memory, making it 1.5X faster than the previous-gen GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.

Check out the reviews via the links listed below.

  • TECHPOWERUP! - ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti STRIX LC Liquid Cooled
  • TECHPOWERUP! - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition
  • GURU3D - GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC
  • ETEKNIX - MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X
  • TECHPOWERUP! - EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
  • GURU3D - Palit GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GameRock OC
  • TECHPOWERUP! - Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMP HoloBlack
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AMD has updated its Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition version 21.5.1 drivers, bringing many features on board as well as fixing a lot of issues that have appeared in the past. Starting with support for the Resident Evil Village PC game, AMD promises to deliver up to 13% better frame rate at 4K maximum settings, while using the Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card. The comparison was conducted with a reference to the previous driver, 21.4.1, which didn’t allow the card to reach as high FPS as it is now possible with the proper support for the game. Another game that is added to the support list is Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. Some fixes have been implemented, as the incorrect performance metrics that may have incorrectly reported temperatures on Ryzen 5 1600 series processors.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.1 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 466.24 WHQL adds optimization for Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. This includes additional raytraced effects, and support for DLSS 2.1. Optimization is also added for Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Resident Evil Village. The drivers also add support for the DirectX 12 Agility SDK, and Shader Model 6.6.

The drivers also confirm the existence of a new hardware revision of the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB graphics card, which will be generally available from mid-May, 2021. These cards will require at least GeForce 466.24. The revision will likely come with a different device ID from the original RTX 3060 12 GB, and will re-engage the hash-rate limiter. Read more about this card in our article from earlier this week, here. A handful bugs were also fixed. These include performance issues related to NVIDIA Reflex and Rainbow Six Siege; an artificial FPS cap when V-Sync is off on displays connected via HDMI 2.1; and an application crash with RigidGems Prepar3D.

You can download the GeForce 466.24 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 drivers, which introduce major updates to the soft-product that completes your AMD Radeon graphics cards. The drivers come with updates to the Radeon Software interface, and the AMD Link remote-gameplay utility. Radeon Software now comes with an improved installer with installation presets that let you choose between a Full (typical) installation, with all software features installed; a Minimal installation with an interface that only has basic settings related to the display and GPU; and “driver-only” that only installs the display driver, and no additional software.

There are several new features introduced within Radeon Software. Vivid Gaming Display Color Enhancement is a new monitor color profile that enables a more “vivid” color palette that lets you liven up “color deficient” scenes. The interface lets you take control of protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia components of the color. The search bar that lets you dig through the hundreds of features, has been improved. There are many other minor UI improvements, such as stats in the Games tab, a toggle for the in-built web-browser, and global controls for the hotkeys.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 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. Version 466.11 WHQL comes with optimization for “Mortal Shell,” including support for raytracing and DLSS. The drivers also add NVIDIA Reflex support for “Valorant” with its latest patch. The drivers also integrate NVIDIA Broadcast noise reduction feature into OBS. The list of monitors with support for NVIDIA G-SYNC grows, with the addition of LG’s 2021 G1, B1, C1, and Z1 series monitors; and the MSI MAG301RF.

Among the bugs fixed with GeForce 466.11 drivers are low frame-rates on “Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2,” RAW files showing up black on Adobe Lightroom; “Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR” stuttering on machines with hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling disabled; and some displays showing incorrect color levels after booting into Windows.

You can download the GeForce 466.11 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce Software. Version 465.89 WHQL comes with optimization for “DiRT 5″ update with raytracing support; “Outriders,” and “Evil Genius 2: World Domination.” More importantly, the drivers formally introduce Resizable BAR support for GeForce RTX 30-series “Ampere” desktop and mobile discrete GPUs. Priliminary (beta) support is also added for virtualization on GeForce GPUs. Other major changes include support for the new OpenCL 3.0 compute API, NVIDIA SLI support for “Shenmue III” and “The Medium” (on “Turing” GPUs only). Support for 8K TVs is improved by extending the DP-to-HDMI 2.1 PCON clock frequency range.

Among the handful issues fixed with 465.89 WHQL are pixellated smoke with “Rainbow 6 Siege” in Vulkan API mode; a crash with X4 on RTX 30-series; a BSOD when a Samsung Odyssey G9 display is paired with HDMI TV; a BSOD when playing games and watching YouTube videos simultaneously on an RTX 2060; “Sunset Overdrive” showing green display corruption with in-game DOF enabled; Realtek DP to HDMI 2.1 converters being limited to 600 MHz pixel clock, abnormal idle power draw on “Turing” and “Ampere” GPUs with higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors; and screenshots captured using GeForce Experience appearing washed out with HDR enabled.

You can download the GeForce 465.89 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD today released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.3.2 beta drivers. The drivers come with optimization for “Outriders,” “Evil Genius 2: World Domination,” and the DirectX Raytracing update for “DiRT 5.” A handful issues have also been fixed. Radeon RX 6700 series GPUs incorrectly reporting clock speeds in the Performance tab of Radeon Software, has been fixed. Artifacts noted with shadows in “Insurgency: Sandstorm,” has been fixed. A bug with desktop resolution changing after a power cycle, on certain displays, has been fixed. Screen blacking out when playing games in the borderless fullscreen mode with FreeSync enabled on RX 6000 series GPUs, has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.3.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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