An XFX spokesman has released an image showing that the company is preparing to release a video card with water blocks.
The logo in the lower right corner of the water block indicates that EK Water Block, a company specializing in components for liquid cooling systems, is participating in the development. The waterblock will be created specifically for the XFX, as indicated by the huge logo on the lid.
XFX is known to be a partner of AMD. Judging by the size of the card, this is Big Navi 21, that is, we can expect the release of the XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT models. A full-coverage waterblock removes heat from the GPU, memory, and voltage regulators in the power subsystem. The lid of the waterblock is made of transparent plastic and is decorated with an illumination, probably addressable. In the PC case, the card will occupy two slots. The mounting plate appears to have a standard set of outputs: three DiaplayPort and one HDMI.
Prices and release dates are still unknown.
For the GeForce RTX 4090, a power supply with a capacity of up to 1200 W is recommended
It’s no secret that Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards need powerful power supplies, but official recommendations from Nvidia partners vary.
Some manufacturers follow Nvidia’s recommendations for a standard 850W PSU, but many manufacturers list 1000W PSUs as recommended, some even insist on a 1200W PSU.
Asus recommends a 1000W PSU for its ROG Strix graphics card. Asus suggests this because the company assumes that users will be overclocking both the CPU and the GPU. The Gigabyte Aorus Master and Zotac AMP Extreme/Trinity RTX 4090 graphics cards have the same power supply recommendation of 1000W.
MSI, PNY, Galax, and Inno3D recommend an 850W PSU. However, Palit recommends using up to 1200W power supply for its RTX 4090 GameRock graphics card, which is the most stringent requirement among graphics card manufacturers today.
Today we already wrote that the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can consume more than 600 watts without any extreme overclocking. And when using the most powerful processors and overclocking, the power of the entire system will be much higher.
The first example that the GeForce RTX 4090 can consume over 600 watts. Card tested at Furmark
The GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card can indeed draw over 600W without any extreme overclocking.
The results of testing new items in Furmark have already appeared on the Web. In the msi-01 base test, the GPU frequency reached 3 GHz, and the power consumption was 426 W, but in the notorious Donut test, the frequency, although significantly lower (2.64 GHz), consumed the card almost 616 W! This test loads 3D cards much more heavily, which, as we can see, has a noticeable effect on power consumption.
In this case, the tests were carried out with a liquid cooler and, judging by the core frequency, in overclocking. Of course, without overclocking and in games, the consumption of the RTX 4090 will never reach what we see in the Donut test, but at the same time, such results mean that this is far from the limit for the adapter, and consumption during extreme overclocking can only be imagined .
Will the GeForce RTX 5090 and Radeon RX 8950 XT have such memory? Samsung to produce 36GHz GDDR7 memory
Samsung at the Samsung Tech Day 2022 event talked about the achievements and plans for its semiconductor business, at the same time touching on the topic of GDDR7 memory for future generations of video cards.
There are practically no details yet, we do not know when such memory will appear on the market, but Samsung indicated its frequency – 36 GHz!
Recall that GDDR6X memory currently runs at 21 GHz in some 3D cards. Of course, in all these cases we are talking about the effective frequency, but this applies to any such memory.
If we talk about top-end graphics cards with 384-bit bus, 36 GHz memory will provide 1.7 GB / s bandwidth! Probably, this will significantly speed up the new generation of 3D maps, even without taking into account new GPUs.
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