GeForce RTX 4090 no longer lit, but Intel proposes to change the design of the power connector 12VHPWR
Intel offers to improve the new 12VHPWR power connector, which is currently used on GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards.
Intel itself did not release video cards with such a connector, but suggests changing the design somewhat. In particular, Intel believes it would be better if the crimp contacts inside the cable plug use a four-spring design instead of a three-pocket design. This will increase the contact area for electrical current to flow inside the 12VHWPR connector and reduce the temperature rise of each contact.
Curiously, this roughly corresponds to the recommendations given by a well-known enthusiast and insider from the Igor’sLAB channel. Actually, Nvidia itself used adapters from two different suppliers for its cards, and these adapters just differed in design.
By the way, it is not a fact that Intel will use the 12VHPWR connector even in the next generation of video cards, as the company noted that it focuses on the middle segment and a TDP of about 250 watts.
It is also worth noting that after the first wave of excitement around melting power connectors on the RTX 4090, this problem no longer surfaced on the Web.
Micron calls Crucial T700 world’s fastest SSD
Promotional materials for the Crucial T700 solid-state drive have been published on the Web. In them, Micron lists all the characteristics of the device and notes that the T700 is the fastest SSD on the planet.
Claimed sequential read and write speeds are 12,400 and 11,800 MB/s, respectively. The creators talk about two times the superiority of PCIe 4 SSDs and 22 times the superiority of SSDs with SATA interfaces.
The device uses 232-layer Micron memory and a Phison controller. Retail options will come with 1, 2 and 4 TB of flash memory. Interestingly, the T700 will have both a version with a heatsink (with advanced fins and no noisy fan) and a regular version without any cooling. One of the materials demonstrates very well what a cooling system is.
GeForce RTX 3050, which you can always take with you. ADLink Pocket AI external graphics card introduced
ADLink has expanded its range with an unusual device called Pocket AI. This is a portable video card in a very compact package.
Technically, this is a stripped-down mobile GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop, that is, we are talking about 2048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of memory, but the bus is halved to 64 bits.
At the same time, TGP is only 25 watts. True, despite this, the device still requires a power connection, although almost any charger with USB Power Delivery 3.0+ support will do here. Connection to a PC is implemented via Thunderbolt 3.
The dimensions of the novelty are 106 x 72 x 25 mm with a weight of 250 g, that is, you can easily take a 3D card with you if necessary.
The price is still unknown, and sales will begin in June.
Among the Radeon RX 7900 and GeForce RTX 40, there is no such offer. Radeon RX 6950 XT sells for just $656
All the latest news regarding the reduction in the price of AMD video cards concerned the latest RX 7900 models. Meanwhile, the previous generation sometimes looks more attractive. For example, the Radeon RX 6950 XT is currently on sale for just $656!
Apparently, this is the lowest price (or one of the lowest) for such an adapter since the release. Recall that the RX 6950 XT initially started at $1,100.
For $ 656 they give the XFX Speedster Merc 319. But this is in the USA, that is, the price is excluding taxes. In Europe, the cheapest option already with taxes is given for 720 euros, and this is the Sapphire Nitro card.
According to AMD itself, the RX 7900 XT is only 5-7% faster than the RX 6950 XT. At the same time, the cheapest RX 7900 XT will now cost $ 800. The GeForce RTX 40 line also does not offer similar price-performance ratios, since the RTX 4070 Ti will cost at least the same $ 800.
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