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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by thegrommit » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 am

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... l-hardware
... while benchmarks in a vacuum may impress, once you actually start to play for any length of time, fluctuations in performance are just too impactful. Our Metro Exodus benchmark numbers suggested that the 1080 Ti wasn't that much slower than RTX 2060, but the bottom line is that we could run the game at 1080p60 with RT on the 2060, while the GTX 1080 Ti struggled to maintain 1080p30 across the run of play.
TL;DR - DXR performance on Pascal will vary far more drastically than on Turing depending on the features being utilized.
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by powerarmour » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 am

I don't think DXR on GTX is anything more than a sales pitch to GTX owners to encourage them to buy an RTX card, which is fair enough really.

It's like 'Hey you can see what it looks like, but if you want to play an actual DXR enabled game you'll need RTX...', and that might be why AMD are hesitant to support it on Vega also.
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by thegrommit » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:22 pm

New nvidia drivers today, hadn't noticed they dropped support for some older cards a year ago:

https://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/146343
Effective April 12, 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only for desktop Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, and Turing-series GPUs, as well as for systems utilizing mobile Maxwell, Pascal, and Turing-series GPUs for notebooks.
They also dropped 3D Vision support, and added support for variable rate shading in the upcoming May 2019 Windows update.
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by impar » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:54 am

Greetings!
NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 1650: Budget Turing For $149, Available Today

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14255/nv ... able-today
DOA: NVIDIA GTX 1650 Review, Benchmarks, & Overclocking vs. RX 570

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3 ... -vs-rx-570
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by impar » Sat May 04, 2019 9:27 am

Greetings!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Review, Feat. Zotac: Fighting Brute Force With Power Efficiency

https://www.anandtech.com/print/14270/t ... feat-zotac
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by powerarmour » Sat May 04, 2019 6:05 pm

impar wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:27 am
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Review, Feat. Zotac: Fighting Brute Force With Power Efficiency

https://www.anandtech.com/print/14270/t ... feat-zotac
Reads like a horribly biased review that, the GTX 1650 is completely lacklustre performance wise per $, and it's bizarre to dress it up based around power consumption and 'technical superiority'.
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by thegrommit » Mon May 13, 2019 2:12 pm

It would be a good idea to update your nvidia drivers to 430.64:

https://pcper.com/2019/05/nvidia-430-64 ... ity-fixes/
The second issue (CVE-2019-5676) involves the driver installer not correctly validating DLLs that it loads, which could allow malicious software to receive higher privileges.
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by impar » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 am

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NVIDIA SUPER Lineup Will Consist Of Three Cards: Faster RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 Variants With $100 Off MSRP And Souped Up GDDR6

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-super-lineu ... -up-gddr6/
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by powerarmour » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Yup, new 'Super' lineup:
- RTX 2080 Ti SUPER (based on a new GPU )
- RTX 2080 SUPER based on a TU104-450 with 3072 shader cores (+128 shader cores or one extra SM compared to current RTX 2080)
- RTX 2070 Ti SUPER (based on a new GPU )
- RTX 2070 SUPER based on a TU104-410 with 2560 shader cores (+256 shader cores or two extra SMs compared to current RTX 2070)
- RTX 2060 SUPER based on a TU106-410 with 2176 shader cores (+256 shader cores or two extra SMs compared to current RTX 2060)
https://videocardz.com/81046/nvidia-gef ... h-mid-july
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Re: What's NVIDIA up to...? v2

Post by thegrommit » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 pm

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06 ... computing/
The Association for Computing Machinery grants one or more $10,000 Gordon Bell Prize every year to a research team that has made a break-out achievement in performance, scale, or time-to-solution on challenging science and engineering problems. Five of the six entrants in 2018—including both winning teams, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—used Nvidia GPUs in their supercomputing arrays; the Lawrence Berkeley team included six people from Nvidia itself.
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