Despite the fact that the GeForce RTX 3070 turned out to be much more powerful than its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 2070, Nvidia did not increase the official price: for both video cards at the time of the announcement, it was $ 500. It’s another matter that due to the shortage on the market, the GeForce RTX 3070 is much more expensive in stores, but that’s another matter: the official price of this model is the same as that of its predecessor. But the official cost of the GeForce RTX 3070 will increase by 10%.
Instead of $ 500, there will already be $ 550. However, the performance will also increase: according to rumors, GPU Ada Lovelace will be one and a half to two times more powerful than similar models of the Ampere line. The rise in price is associated with technical factors. Firstly, the GPU GeForce RTX 3070 will be produced using TSMC’s 5 nm process technology, and it will be more expensive than Samsung’s current 8-nm process technology (TSMC notified its partners about the increase in the cost of semiconductor wafers in the summer). Secondly, the cost of secondary components that are used in video cards is growing. For example, used in the power subsystem.
If the GeForce RTX 4070 rises in price by $ 50 relative to the current model, then there is no doubt that it will be even more expensive in retail than the GeForce RTX 3070. But whether the increase will be the same $ 50, or the margin will be much higher, while one can only guess. It all depends on a large number of different factors, and one of them is cryptocurrency rates.
Rumor: Nvidia Stops Production of GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs After GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Drops in Price
A steep rise in the value of major cryptocurrencies triggered a cascade of events that resulted in the collapse of prices for new video cards. Many models have fallen in price, including top ones like the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: with a recommended price of $1,200 (in the US), it is offered by the largest American retailers, Newegg and Amazon, for less than $1,000.
A small price gap between the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB of memory has led Nvidia to suspend shipments of GPUs to partners for the latter. So wrote one of the Twitter users familiar with the situation. It is impossible to confirm or refute these words, but in general such a development of events can be considered quite probable.
Up to 8 XE cores and 6 GB of memory: the first information about the Intel Arc Pro A50/A40 graphics cards appeared
The database of the SiSoftware Sandra test package has fresh data on the upcoming Arc A40 Pro and Arc A50 Pro graphics cards. These are graphics accelerators for workstations that are designed for engineering tasks.
The A50 Pro has a full ACM-G11 GPU with 8 Xe cores (128 execution units/1024 FP32 cores), while the A40 Pro is likely to get a stripped-down version of the chip. The clock frequency is 2.45 GHz.
Both cards have 6 GB GDDR6 memory, indicating a 96-bit memory bus. In this regard, both models are similar to the Arc A380 mobile card, which has almost the same configuration.
Thus, the company continues to prepare its entry-level products. When high-performance gaming and professional solutions based on the ACM-G10 GPU will appear, it is not reported. It is also not yet clear whether the Arc A40 Pro and Arc A50 Pro cards will be available in retail or whether they will appear only as part of workstations.
Earlier, Intel introduced its first gaming graphics card for $150.
Named the likely date of the announcement of the mobile processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm has updated its 2022 product launch roadmap. And there, among other things, they indicated the likely date for the announcement of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. It is expected to be shown on the first day of the Snapdragon Summit event, which will be held from November 14 to 17.
Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon X70 5G modem that will be included with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is credited with download speeds of up to 10 Gbps, as well as new advanced features for working in fifth-generation networks.
The processor (SM8550) will be manufactured using TSMC’s 4nm process. It will use a three-cluster layout. The composition is expected to include one super-powerful Cortex X3 core, two productive Cortex-A720 and A710, as well as three energy-efficient Cortex-A510. An Adreno740 graphics accelerator is also expected.
It is assumed that the first smartphone based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor will be Xiaomi 13, its presentation is expected before the end of 2022.
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