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These are the new realities of the market for top-end video cards. Asus unveils giant GeForce RTX 40 ROG and TUF

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Asus has introduced video cards of the GeForce RTX 40 line. They are not yet on the site, so there are no details yet, but we can evaluate the appearance and dimensions.

These are the new realities of the market for top-end video cards.  Asus unveils giant GeForce RTX 40 ROG and TUF

The last point is worth highlighting separately. In particular, the top model ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090, as can be clearly seen in the photo above, is simply gigantic. It occupies three and a half expansion slots, and its length reaches 357 mm! Recall that previously incredibly huge cards were 320-330 mm long. The height of the map is also impressive, but there is no exact data.

These are the new realities of the top video card market.  Asus unveils giant GeForce RTX 40 ROG and TUF

For this card, Asus increased the vapor chamber by 30% compared to the ROG 3090 models. The dimensions of the fans are not indicated, although it is clear that they are also large. As a result, the company says that the temperature and noise conditions have remained at the level of the flagships of the previous generation.

From the rest, we can note a new power connector, a couple of connectors for connecting case fans and a backlight.

These are the new realities of the market for top-end video cards.  Asus unveils giant GeForce RTX 40 ROG and TUF

The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 model also occupies almost four expansion slots, but is slightly shorter (348mm). Apparently, she uses a very similar CO, if not the same.

The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4080 16GB model appears to be identical to its big sister, as does the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 16GB.

As for the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB model, it occupies 3.15 expansion slots and is characterized by a length of 336 mm. The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 12GB card is a baby among these giants, since the length here is 305 mm.

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Previously, gamers were taken away for miners, but now it’s the other way around. XFX releases Radeon RX 6700 XL gaming graphics card

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The first photos of a not-so-ordinary Radeon video card have appeared on the Web. We are talking about the mining version of the Radeon RX 6700 XL.

Previously, gamers were taken away for miners, but now it’s the other way around.  XFX releases Radeon RX 6700 XL gaming graphics card

In this case, the XFX adapter is captured. The card is very large and has a very impressive cooling system.

Initially, the Radeon RX 6700 XL, which is equipped with 10 GB of memory, did not go on sale. Instead, AMD partners have made such cards available only to miners. Later, Sapphire released a similar retail solution called the RX 6700, and now it looks like XFX wants to do the same, only under the name RX 6700 XL.

Technically it’s the same card. It has a GPU with 2304 stream processors versus 2560 p.p. for the RX 6700XT. In addition, in the younger version, the bus has been cut down to 160-bit.

Of course, the performance of such a card is lower than that of the RX 6700 XT, but higher than that of the RX 6650 XT. At the same time, in Europe for the RX 6700 XT they ask from 470 euros, but the RX 6700 will cost 430 euros.

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The popularity of Windows 11 on Steam is growing. GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1650 and RTX 2060 are the most popular graphics cards among users

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The developers of the digital distribution service for computer games, Steam, published statistics on the use of hardware and software for September 2022, showing that the share of Windows continues to grow, while the share of macOS and Linux decreases.

The share of Microsoft Windows 11 increased by 1.06%. More and more users are moving from Windows 10 and Windows 7 to the new system, which may be due to the release of Windows 11 22H2. Overall, Windows accounts for 96.41% and OSX for 2.36%.

The popularity of Windows 11 on Steam is growing.  GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1650 and RTX 2060 are the most popular graphics cards among users

In terms of graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1650, and RTX 2060 are still the top three graphics cards with the most users, and their share has increased. The share of graphics cards for laptops RTX 3060 increased by 0.61%, this card closes the top five. And the fourth place was taken by the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

The share of Intel processors grew by 0.82% and amounted to 68.73%. The share of AMD decreased to 31.24%. It is worth noting that the latest generation of desktop processors from Intel and AMD will be available in large quantities in October.

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Here is the support: ASRock replaces motherboards under warranty if the user fails to completely peel off the sticker

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ASRock has launched new socket AM5 motherboards into the market. And they turned out to be problematic, but the point here is not in the technical aspects. As it turned out, the new boards with AMD X670E logic had a specific defect – their RAM slots were covered with a sticker that could hardly be torn off. Because of this, traces of glue remained on the connectors.

Here is the support: ASRock replaces motherboards under warranty if the user fails to completely peel off the sticker

The same sticker

According to Reddit, the problem concerned the first copies of the X670E Steel Legend line. On the sticker itself there was a warning that after resetting CMOS, the first launch could be long – up to 6.5 minutes when installing four 32 GB modules.

Here is the support: ASRock replaces motherboards under warranty if the user fails to completely peel off the sticker

And traces after it

This sticker was supposed to warn potentially dissatisfied customers about a slow system boot, but caused a warranty claim for a different reason. To the credit of the company, they decided not to tempt fate and simply changed the boards to new ones.

It is noteworthy that the slow first boot manifested itself on older BIOS versions, they were updated back in September, and new boards come without stickers. So the first buyers were just a little unlucky. At the same time, we note that it is not yet clear whether the boards are changing around the world or only in certain countries. In extreme cases, the source recommends cleaning the connectors.

Earlier, photos of the ASRock A770 and A750 video cards appeared on the network.

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