It took only a week for the price of the GeForce RTX 4060 in Europe to drop significantly below the recommended one. If a day after the start of sales, it dropped literally by 2-4 dollars, now the adapter starts from 305 euros against 330 euros of the recommended price. That is, in a week the price fell below the recommended by 7.5%, and this is hardly the limit.
There are many offers below 330 euros, and in different retail chains, so this is a systemic process. Interestingly, in the US, at least in large chains, prices below the recommended $300 cannot be found, and this is not the first case in recent times when video cards in Europe begin to fall in price more actively than in the USA.
Recall that according to the average result based on 14 large reviews, the RTX 4060 is 2.2% faster than the RX 7600. The latter in Europe is now on sale from 270 euros. The RTX 3060 Ti, which is about 10% faster than the novelty, sells for at least 319 euros.
12 processor cores and iGPU of the Radeon RX 6500 XT level with a TDP of 25-35 W. This will be the mobile Ryzen 8000
Specifications of AMD Strix Point processors, which will replace the current Phoenix, have appeared on the Internet. It is expected that such APUs will be called Ryzen 804x.
According to insider All The Watts, such processors will be produced at TSMC facilities using the N4P process technology. The crystal area will be 225 mm2.
The configuration will include four Zen 5 cores and eight Zen 5c cores, meaning Ryzen mobile processors not related to the high-performance HX line will have more than eight cores for the first time.
The APU will also include an iGPU based on RDNA 3+ architecture with 8 WGP units. In more common form, this means 1024 stream processors. Let’s remember that the Radeon 780M has 768 stream processors with RDNA 3 architecture. That is, the new iGPU, which will probably be called Radeon 880M, will be more productive thanks to the updated architecture and thanks to a significantly larger number of computing units. By the way, the Radeon RX 6500 XT also has 1024 stream processors. The source also notes support for DDR5-5600 and LPDDR5X-8533 memory and TDP 25-35+ W.
Insider All The Watts previously accurately described the Ryzen 7000 CPU before their presentation.
Intel’s new Meteor Lake processors won’t be all that new. The company admitted that there are few architectural differences from Raptor Lake
At the end of this year, Intel will introduce Meteor Lake processors, which will offer a new process technology, new architectures for large and small cores, and a new iGPU. However, as it turned out, regarding architectures everything is not so clear.
Intel itself has reported that the large and small cores of Meteor Lake processors are very similar in architecture to the cores at the heart of the current generation of Raptor Lake.
Yes, the new cores will be called differently in both cases (Redwood Cove and Crestmont), but there are apparently not too many technical differences. At the same time, we recall that the Raptor Cove cores in the current Intel CPUs are an improved version of the Golden Cove cores in Alder Lake.
Intel notes that it is not the architecture update that plays an important role, but the new Intel 4 process technology, which will allow the new CPUs to be faster and more energy efficient.
Compared to the previous generation of Raptor Lake, the microarchitecture of the P and E cores in Meteor Lake has some improvements. However, we have transitioned Meteor Lake to Intel Process 4. In general, when we introduce new processes, we strive to reduce risk from an architectural perspective. Once we achieve a stable flow of processes, we tend to take a bigger leap by improving the architecture. So, since this is a new big node upgrade for us and we can also get the power efficiency benefits of Intel 4, we made very few changes to the core architecture
That is, the tick-tock approach that was previously familiar to Intel takes place.
At the same time, it cannot be said that future Arrow Lake in this case will carry truly new cores, since this generation will also change the technical process (to Intel 20A).
GeForce RTX 3060 is officially the most popular video card among gamers on Steam
Valve has published another statistics for the Steam service. This time based on the results of the end of September.
And the changes this time are quite noticeable. GeForce RTX 3060 has finally become the clear leader in the rating. Now this card is available to 6.27% of gamers on Steam, and in just a month its share has grown by 1.4 percentage points, which is a lot.
Let us remind you that formally the leader has been the GTX 1650 lately, but, as we have said more than once, in fact it was the RTX 3060 about six months ago, because before the RTX 30 line, Steam statistics combined mobile and desktop adapters of the same name into one position. That is, the share of the GTX 1650 is the total share of the mobile and desktop GTX 1650. While in the case of the RTX 3060 there is a desktop card, which occupies the same 6.27%, as well as the mobile RTX 3060 Laptop, which has another 3.83% at this time moment.
If we return to the rating, the GTX 1650 is in second place with a share of 4.78%, and the RTX 2060 closes the top three with a share of 4.69%, which has surpassed the GTX 1060.
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