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HDD 30 TB in a couple of years. Seagate is working on second generation HAMR drives

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Seagate is already actively working on second-generation HAMR technology for hard drives, even though first-generation HAMR drives have not gone mainstream over the years.

The company has a 20TB HDD with first generation HAMR, which has been offered to partners since December last year. And now Seagate is already developing a second-generation HAMR drive, which will have a capacity of about 30 TB.

When such HDDs will be available, the company does not specify. But earlier she said that in 2025 she wants to release a 50 TB drive, so the 30 TB version will be released much earlier. Possibly 2023.

Recall that HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording) is a magnetic recording technology using local heating of plates. The technology has been around for over 10 years, but for a number of reasons it has not yet become mainstream.

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For the GeForce RTX 4090, a power supply with a capacity of up to 1200 W is recommended

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It’s no secret that Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards need powerful power supplies, but official recommendations from Nvidia partners vary.

Some manufacturers follow Nvidia’s recommendations for a standard 850W PSU, but many manufacturers list 1000W PSUs as recommended, some even insist on a 1200W PSU.

Asus recommends a 1000W PSU for its ROG Strix graphics card. Asus suggests this because the company assumes that users will be overclocking both the CPU and the GPU. The Gigabyte Aorus Master and Zotac AMP Extreme/Trinity RTX 4090 graphics cards have the same power supply recommendation of 1000W.

For the GeForce RTX 4090, a power supply with a capacity of up to 1200 W is recommended

MSI, PNY, Galax, and Inno3D recommend an 850W PSU. However, Palit recommends using up to 1200W power supply for its RTX 4090 GameRock graphics card, which is the most stringent requirement among graphics card manufacturers today.

Today we already wrote that the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can consume more than 600 watts without any extreme overclocking. And when using the most powerful processors and overclocking, the power of the entire system will be much higher.

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The first example that the GeForce RTX 4090 can consume over 600 watts. Card tested at Furmark

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The GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can indeed draw over 600W without any extreme overclocking.

The first example that the GeForce RTX 4090 can consume over 600 watts.  Card tested at Furmark

The results of testing new items in Furmark have already appeared on the Web. In the msi-01 base test, the GPU frequency reached 3 GHz, and the power consumption was 426 W, but in the notorious Donut test, the frequency, although significantly lower (2.64 GHz), consumed the card almost 616 W! This test loads 3D cards much more heavily, which, as we can see, has a noticeable effect on power consumption.

The first example that the GeForce RTX 4090 can consume over 600 watts.  Card tested at Furmark

The first example that the GeForce RTX 4090 can consume over 600 watts.  Card tested at Furmark

In this case, the tests were carried out with a liquid cooler and, judging by the core frequency, in overclocking. Of course, without overclocking and in games, the consumption of the RTX 4090 will never reach what we see in the Donut test, but at the same time, such results mean that this is far from the limit for the adapter, and consumption during extreme overclocking can only be imagined .

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Will the GeForce RTX 5090 and Radeon RX 8950 XT have such memory? Samsung to produce 36GHz GDDR7 memory

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Samsung at the Samsung Tech Day 2022 event talked about the achievements and plans for its semiconductor business, at the same time touching on the topic of GDDR7 memory for future generations of video cards.

Will the GeForce RTX 5090 and Radeon RX 8950 XT have such memory?  Samsung to produce 36GHz GDDR7 memory

There are practically no details yet, we do not know when such memory will appear on the market, but Samsung indicated its frequency – 36 GHz!

Recall that GDDR6X memory currently runs at 21 GHz in some 3D cards. Of course, in all these cases we are talking about the effective frequency, but this applies to any such memory.

If we talk about top-end graphics cards with 384-bit bus, 36 GHz memory will provide 1.7 GB / s bandwidth! Probably, this will significantly speed up the new generation of 3D maps, even without taking into account new GPUs.

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