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When you buy a laptop with a GeForce RTX 3070, you might not get an RTX 3070. Dell has cut GPU cards against Nvidia specs

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It’s no secret that buying a gaming laptop should be approached carefully, since the power limits of the same video card model, depending on the PC model, can be very different. It turns out that in some cases they are not the only ones.

The mobile GeForce RTX 3070 should have 5120 CUDA cores, which is clearly indicated on the Nvidia website. However, in the Alienware m15 R5 laptop, this adapter for some reason only has 4608 CUDA cores. This was discovered by the buyers of this device. That being said, the m15 R4 offers the normal version of the RTX 3070.

When you buy a laptop with a GeForce RTX 3070, you might not get an RTX 3070. Dell has cut GPU cards against Nvidia specs

Supposedly Dell has reduced the number of CUDA cores to reduce the power consumption of the adapter, but in any case, the card no longer meets the specifications of Nvidia itself. There are no comments from Dell or Nvidia yet, but they will be important for understanding the situation. If this is not a problem for any of the companies publicly, other manufacturers may follow Dell’s example.

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Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling. Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

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Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti 27 backlight modes and

Thermaltake has unveiled two new Divider series computer cases. The common feature is reflected in the name – the devices are equipped with fans with customizable lighting. Moreover, you can switch the glow modes (there are 27 of them in total) with a button on the top panel of the case – very convenient. Moreover, proprietary backlight control systems via the motherboard are supported – ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync and ASRock Polychrome. And the side panels of both the older model and the younger one are framed with tempered glass 3 mm thick – for the convenience of observing lighting effects.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

The Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB is a mid-tower case, and it has excellent compatibility with PC components: you can install a CPU cooler up to 170 mm high, two 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, a power supply up to 230 mm long and video card up to 40 cm long (this is without a radiator installed in front, and if with it, the length of the 3D card is limited to 340 mm). A GeForce RTX 4090 Ti will easily fit into such a case, and there will still be a couple of free slots. By the way, Divider 370 TG ARGB allows you to install the video card vertically – this significantly reduces the load both from the PCIe x16 slot and from the motherboard itself.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

To illustrate the possibilities of installing 3D cards, we took the GeForce RTX 3090, but the RTX 4090 Ti will fit here

The Divider 370 TG ARGB is equipped with three 120 mm fans by default: two are mounted on the front panel, one on the back. If necessary, the case can be stuffed with fans (you can install nine 120 mm or five 140 mm fans in total) or LSS (you can install two 360 mm radiators at the same time, one 240 mm format and one more 120 mm format).

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB has a variant called Divider 370 TG Snow ARGB – it is not completely black, but in a combined black and white design. But everything else is exactly the same as the all-black version.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

This is what the Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB interface panel looks like

Dimensions and weight Divider 370 TG ARGB – 491 x 220.3 x 469.1 mm and 7.44 kg.

The Thermaltake Divider 170 TG ARGB is a Micro ATX chassis designed for smaller motherboards. You can’t install the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti right there, and the GeForce RTX 3090 too. Yes, and the vertical installation of the video card is not supported. But top-end 3D cards are not installed in such cases.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

The Divider 170 TG ARGB comes standard with two 120mm fans installed on the front panel. You will have to take care of the blower fan yourself.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

The case can accommodate a CPU cooler with a height of 160 mm and a power supply unit up to 20 cm long. The maximum length of a compatible video card is 350 mm, but the fan can interfere with this. You can also place four drives inside (two 3.5-inch formats, two 2.5-inch ones). In terms of motherboards, the Divider 170 TG ARGB is compatible with Mini-ITX and microATX models.

Compatible with GeForce RTX 4090 Ti, 27 backlight modes and maximum cooling.  Thermaltake Divider 370 TG ARGB and Divider 170 TG ARGB PC Cases Introduced

Divider 170 TG ARGB also has a black and white version called Divider 170 TG Snow ARGB. The dimensions and weight of this case are 426 x 210 x 408.5 mm and 5.26 kg.

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Targeting the budget segment? Intel showed the power of mobile video cards A770M and A730M in games

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Targeting the budget segment Intel showed the power of mobile

Intel continues to declassify data about its new graphics cards. This time the company has released official gaming performance figures for the A770M and A730M mobile graphics cards.

Targeting the budget segment?  Intel showed the power of mobile video cards A770M and A730M in games

Both models are based on the Alchemist ACM-G10 GPU and can compete with Nvidia’s budget models. The company positions the A770M as a competitor to the mobile RTX 3060, while the A730M will compete with the mobile RTX 3050 Ti. Note that the list does not include the RTX 3070 and more powerful solutions, so it seems that the “blue” video cards are aimed at the lower price range.

Here are the configurations Intel tested:

  • Intel Arc A730M (TGP 80 – 120W): Core i7-12700H, 16GB DDR5-4800;
  • Intel Arc A770M (TGP 120 to 150W): Core i9-12900HK, 16GB DDR5-48004
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (TGP 60W) (ROG Zephyrus M16): Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4-3200;
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (TGP 85W) (MSI Pulse GL66): Core i9-12900HK, DDR5-4800.

And this is what the game tests look like:

Targeting the budget segment?  Intel showed the power of mobile video cards A770M and A730M in games

A total of 17 games were tested at 1920 x 1080, with the A730M averaging 13% faster than the RTX 3050 Ti and the A770M running 12% better than the RTX 3060.

Note that until now, A730M laptops were presented only in China, and models with A770M are not yet available to anyone.

And earlier, official specifications and tests of the Intel Arc A380 desktop graphics card were published.

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Is it a video card or a brick? GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

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Renders of the promising 3D Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Ti card, the flagship of the consumer line on the Ada Lovelace GPU, have been published on the Web. The images could be mistaken for someone’s fantasy, but they were provided by the source Moore’s Law is Dead, which previously repeatedly published data on new CPUs and GPUs that were subsequently confirmed. So with a high degree of probability, the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition will look like this.

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

In terms of design, there’s not much that’s new here compared to Nvidia’s current Founders Edition flagships, but the thickness is certainly impressive. In terms of its dimensions, such a 3D map approached the proportions of a brick. The renders show a three-slot version, but there are rumors that it will occupy 3.5 slots in a PC case. That is, in compact cases designed for microATX and ITX motherboards, one such video card will be installed. However, the same can be said about some cases designed for ATX motherboards. Another limiting factor will be the space between the two PCIe X16 slots on the motherboard – it must be at least four slots so that something else can be installed next to such a video card.

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

Of the other features, one can only note the illuminated name on the top of the radiator. You can also note the presence of two fans, one of which, judging by the pictures, is visible only from the back of the video card.

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

If there are many details about the characteristics of other representatives of the line, then little is known about the specifications of the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti. On the other hand, its characteristics are likely to be similar to those of the GeForce RTX 4090, which is credited with 16,384 CUDA cores and 24 GB of 21 GHz GDDR6X memory connected to the GPU by a 384-bit bus.

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

Is it a video card or a brick?  GeForce RTX 4090 Ti Founders Edition renders published

When the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti will be released is also unclear. Judging by the current line, it will be released after the main lineup is formed.

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