Nvidia has confirmed that the latest R470 GA5 graphics driver will be released on August 31st, with support for older GPUs and older versions of Windows.
The next driver R495, which is expected on October 4, will no longer support Windows 7/8 / 8.1 and video cards based on the Kepler architecture and older. Kepler is the architecture that brought the GeForce GTX 600 and GTX 700 series 3D cards to life. The GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti models are based on the Maxwell architecture and will continue to be supported.
Nvidia explains the abandonment of the Kepler GPU by the fact that they are simply outdated and do not support many modern technologies. True, in an era of total shortage of video cards, such a move by the company can really upset a number of gamers. For example, the GeForce GTX 760 in Steam statistics is even higher than the GTX 980 and RTX 3060. And the performance of the GTX 780 Ti is enough for many modern games even now.
“Revenge” of the market for huge margins on video cards. Adapters continue to get cheaper, and the Radeon RX 6800 in Europe collapsed in price by more than 20%
Video cards continue to get cheaper, despite the fact that the average markup on the market is already near zero.
|Minimum price on May 31, euro||178||178||315||419||449||529||609||829||879||968||1229|
|Minimum price for today, euro||159||169||295||389||409||499||580||649||759||949||1199|
|RX 3050||RTX 3060||RTX 3060 Ti||RTX 3070||RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3080||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3090||RTX 3090 Ti|
|Minimum price on May 31, euro||309||420||534||619||750||869||1249||1619||2000|
|Minimum price for today, euro||300||399||499||599||699||849||1049||1600||1889|
As you can see, absolutely all models have fallen in price. In some cases, the price reduction is very small, but some individual adapters have fallen in price quite noticeably. The record holder here is the Radeon RX 6800, which for a long time maintained a very large margin compared to other models in the line. Immediately, the card fell by 22% in a month.
We can also note the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which continues to get cheaper, although it has long been sold much cheaper than the recommended price. At this price, it simply does not have any competitors with comparable performance. Nvidia does not offer anything new in this segment, and the same GeForce GTX 1650 is sold more expensive.
An insider claims that AMD is preparing new processors with 3D V-Cache technology – there will be, among other things, budget solutions
AMD is not done with socket AM4. According to the insider Greymon55, who publishes his forecasts on Twitter, the “red team” will expand the list of processors with Ryzen 3D V-Cache technology, and the list will include both top-end solutions and budget ones.
According to Greymon55, AMD is preparing several new Zen 3D solutions for socket AM4. It appears to be versions of the Ryzen 5000 line of processors. For example, the existing AMD 5800X3D is based on the 5800X with more cache, while retaining 8-core/16-thread execution.
The source believes that the new chips may be based on Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X. At the moment, it is not known how much cache memory such processors can get, but the very fact of increasing the amount of cache will have a positive effect on gaming performance.
If this information is correct, then processors with 3D V-Cache will allow owners of AM4-based computers to get an update without having to change the motherboard and RAM.
In addition, WCCF Tech journalists believe that processors for socket AM5 can also potentially receive versions with 3D V-Cache technology. However, this has not yet been confirmed.
Earlier, an insider accurately predicted a reduction in the cost of video cards.
Official: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2022 will receive Intel Core 12 P-series processors along with a 4K OLED screen
Tomorrow Xiaomi will officially present its best laptop Mi Notebook Pro 2022, but for now we are considering new teasers that say that the device is based on the Intel Evo platform and will be equipped with Intel Core 12 P series processors.
The teaser features a Core i5 with 76% more multi-threaded performance than the 11th generation Core i5 in the previous model. However, the top version will probably have a more powerful processor – Core i7. Also components of the Intel Evo platform are laptop fast wake-up, long battery life, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Thunderbolt 4 interface. Mi Notebook Pro 2022 will, of course, have all this. It will also have a 4K OLED screen and a thin metal case.
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