Video Cards

amd-radeon-rx-6500-xt-4gbAMD is formally launching the entry-level member of its Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards today: the Radeon RX 6500 XT.  AMD has lifted the embargo on reviews of this new video card. We have gathered a number of reviews from various websites and have listed them below.

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AMD released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 22.1.2 beta comes with optimization for “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction,” and support for new graphics cards launching today, including the Radeon RX 6500 XT, RX 6400, RX 6500M, and RX 6300M. The only issue fixed with this release addresses longer-than-expected load times for “Borderlands 3″ in DirectX 12 mode with Radeon Boost enabled, on certain RDNA2-series GPUs.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.1.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 511.23 WHQL drivers. These drivers introduce support for Windows 11 Dynamic Refresh Rate feature, and formally debut NVIDIA Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR). This is an interesting new feature that’s an inverse of DLSS, and works to improve eye-candy of older games. Your game is rendered at a higher resolution than your display head, and the render is intelligently scaled down to enhance detail. Such a feature already existed with DSR, but DLDSR adds certain “smarts” by adjusting the higher render resolution on-the-fly, to improve performance. The drivers also add support for CUDA 11.6, even more OpenCL extensions, and a handful more Vulkan extensions, besides support for even more G-SYNC compatible displays.

As a Game Ready driver, version 511.23 adds optimization for “God of War,” including support for DLSS and Reflex; and “The Anacrusis.” The fixes and known-issues list of this driver appears identical to that of the GeForce 511.17 drivers released earlier last week.

You can download the GeForce 511.23 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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msi-geforce-rtx-3080-suprim-x-12gbBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

That is correct, 12 GB! Familiarize yourself to the GeForce RTX 3080 Sumprim X 12GB and revel in the stillness. Join us as we examine the all-new GeForce RTX 3080, a refresh model that features increased memory and even faster-rendering performance. We put MSI’s Suprim X revision to the test. And you’re aware of what that entails: complete silence and enthusiast performance levels. NVIDIA’s refresh RTX 3080 graphics cards include increased graphics RAM and memory bus width. Additionally, the number of shader cores has been increased to 8960, up from 8704 on the RTX 3080 10GB. The GA-102 chip will remain the GPU of choice for the card. A 384-bit memory bus width increase gives the card 912 GB/s of bandwidth, which is comparable to the RTX 3080 Ti (which had 760 GB/s). The GeForce RTX 3080 12GB will have a thermal design power of 340-350W, which is similar to the thermal design power of the RTX 3080 Ti despite having more cores but the same memory configuration.

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AMD released the year’s first Radeon Software Adrenalin software update. Version 22.1.1 comes with optimization for “Monster Hunter Rise,” and “God of War,” with up to 7% performance increase measured at 4K Ultra settings with the RX 6900 XT, compared to the previous 21.12.1 drivers. A handful issues were also fixed. To begin with, high idle memory clocks noticed on machines with multiple high-resolution monitors, has been fixed. Power Tuning components of a saved tuning profile not correctly loading following a Radeon Software update, has been fixed. Visual corruption noticed with “Halo Infinite” when zoomed-in, on machines with products such as the RX 5600 XT, has been fixed. Flickering noticed in “Fortnite” with RX 6000 series graphics cards in DirectX 12 mode with Radeon Boost enabled, as been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.1.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce driver software. Version 511.17 debuts the 510-series version numbering for the software. This driver introduces support for the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB graphics card the company stealthily launched today. The drivers also fix a bug with “Detroit: Become Human,” where random stuttering was observed in the game; flickering text in Windows with 12-bpc color enabled; and the mouse pointer getting frozen when toggling HDR from within Windows Control Panel, after enabling G-SYNC from NVIDIA Control Panel.

You can download the GeForce 511.17 Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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asus-geforce-rtx-3070-noctua-ocBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

Enjoy the silence, who doesn’t remember that song from the 80′ties. Join us as we evaluate a GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC variant, which has been introduced onto the market recently. You can argue its looks and design, but the card does deliver as expected, it’s very silent.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 497.29 WHQL comes game-ready for “GTFO,” and optimization for “Horizon Zero Dawn” with the added DLSS feature. Among the bugs fixed include a crash-to-desktop and visual artifacts with Microsoft Flight Simulator; a performance drop noticed with “Supreme Command:Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2,” a stutter noticed with Windows Desktop when the mouse is moved after an extended period of time; and some localization issues in NVIDIA Control Panel.

You can download the GeForce 497.29 Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 497.09 Game Ready drivers. These introduce launch-day optimization for “Icarus,” including support for NVIDIA DLSS, and RTX ray-traced global illumination (RTX-GI). The drivers also add optimization for “Chorus,” including DLSS support; and “Halo Infinite.” Six new displays receive NVIDIA G-SYNC support. Among the fixes released with these drivers are TDR or system crashes with “DOOM Eternal” and RDR2, a display corruption with ye olde “DOOM 3 BFG Edition,” extreme gamma/contrast issues with YouTube on hardware-accelerated web-browsers; NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions not correctly appearing in-game after a driver update; and incompatibilities between Adaptive Sync and G-SYNC.

A curious addition with these drivers is support for the GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB graphics card. We’ve been hearing reports of NVIDIA resurrecting the RTX 2060 “Turing” with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory to target the 1080p gaming crowd; and these drivers confirm it. The 12 GB SKU could be achieved by pairing the “TU106″ GPU with 12 GB of memory across its 192-bit wide memory interface.

You can download the GeForce 497.09 Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software. Version 21.11.3 beta comes with optimization for Microsoft Flight Simulator: GOTY Edition, and Farming Simulator 22. Additional extensions of the Vulkan API are added. The drivers also fix driver-timeouts or game crashes noticed with “Battlefield 2042″ on graphics cards such as the RX 6900 XT. Stuttering or poor performance with “DayZ” on RX 5700 XT was fixed. Also fixed is elevated disk usage by the Multimedia Athena dumps folder.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.3 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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