AMD announced the availability of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.9.2 driver corresponding with the release of the new Star Wars: Squadron game. Along with day 0 game support, new Vulkan extensions have been added. Most importantly, several issues have been fixed. Read the release notes and find the download links below.
For those of you out there who are folding for a cure, there is great news coming from Folding@Home and Nvidia. According to the article below Nvidia graphics cards are now CUDA enabled to help crunch the numbers faster. Based on the open-source OpenMMToolkit GPU projects using CUDA-enabled cores (core22) could now boost speeds by 15-30%.
GSkill has released new high-speed memory with low-latency in their DDR4-4000 CL16 32GB (16GBx2) and DDR4-4400 CL16 16GB (8GBx2). The new Trident Z Royal kits forgo the higher timings we are used to (CL19+) with much lower CAS latency timings. Pricing wasn’t listed for the kits, but we expect these to fetch a premium over the existing modules with slower timings.
Today we get our first taste of Nvidia’s flagship RTX 3090 GPU, and thanks to MSI, we’ll be testing their RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio. It’s been two years since Nvidia released a new architecture (not that they needed to), so we’re excited to see what Ampere brings to the table. Nvidia claims the RTX 3090 is 1.5X faster than the Titan RTX Turing-based GPU, and if true, this is a substantial generational leap in performance.
TEAMGROUP announced today it will be hosting an online launch of 24 new products including SSDs, memory, and its first-ever all-in-one water cooler. There will be new products for existing brands – such as the successful T-FORCE series – as well as the all-new T-CREATE, which is geared for content creators.
ADATA has announced its new XPG GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 solid state drive. This M.2 drive should be a serious contender in the ever-growing SSD market with reported sequential read and write speeds of up to 7400 and 6400 MB per second, respectively. It also includes an aluminum heat spreader which is said to improve cooling dramatically.
In conjunction with today’s release of NVIDIA’s 3080 GPUs, Corsair has announced an upcoming release of their latest GPU water cooling blocks: the Hydro X 30-Series XG7 RGB. Designed for both Founder’s Edition and reference designs, the newest water blocks will fit a multitude of 3080 and 3090 graphics cards.