Additional specifications of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere Gaming graphics card have leaked out over at UserBenchmark which were spotted by Rogame. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be one of the several high-end and enthusiast gaming options that will be showcased on September 1st, utilizing the brand new Ampere GPU architecture.
According to the leak, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is still being evaluated internally as the entry on UserBenchmark is from 15th August. The listing shows the Ampere graphics card with a device ID of ’10DE 2206′. In addition to the GeForce RTX 3080 specifications, it’s PCI Id has been unveiled too which according to Videocardz is ‘2206’. Rogame also sheds some light over the PCI IDs & says that there are at least three IDs for three different cards.
Preliminary specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card have leaked out over at UserBenchmark. (Image Source: Rogame)
Moving over to the specifications, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 was spotted with 10 GB of VRAM which was running 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory dies (4750 MHz QDR effective) across a 320-bit bus interface. This should deliver a memory bandwidth of 760 GB/s. This is almost a 53% jump in the memory bandwidth over the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER which is very impressive. As for the GPU clocks, the card has a BIOS limit set to 2100 MHz so we should be looking at clock speeds similar to the Turing GPUs which also peak around 2.1 GHz.
The average clock speeds of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, especially the GA102 GPU core are likely to be rated at around 1.7-1.8 GHz as seen in previous leaks. These will be the actual boost clocks for the cards while we can expect the standard operating range near 1.9 GHz. Custom cards will allow for higher clock speeds due to better power delivery and we can expect speeds to close in on the 2.1 GHz limit.
What’s interesting is that the graphics card was running on an unreleased 455.90 driver. The GPU performance isn’t that great within the benchmark but it is likely that this is still an early design candidate for the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. There have been reports that the GeForce RTX 3080 will feature 20 GB of GDDR6X memory instead of 10 GB which was previously rumored.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 – GA102 For High-End Gaming
Moving on to the GeForce RTX 3080, the rumor reports that the card will be featuring the GA102-200-KD-A1 SKU. This cut down SKU will feature the same 4352 CUDA cores as the RTX 2080 Ti that will be arranged in a total of 68 SMs. The card is reportedly going to feature up to 20 GB of memory that is also going to be GDDR6X. Assuming the memory is running at 19 Gbps across a 320-bit bus interface, we can expect a bandwidth of up to 760 GB/s.
The switch to GA102 from TU104 on the RTX 2080 is definitely an interesting one. A high-end SKU would also result in higher wattage and thermals but I believe this could be done to raise the bar up on the sub $500 segment which should comprise of GA104 based RTX 3070 and RTX 3060. The latest performance leaks also show a considerable performance improvement over the RTX 2080 and even the RTX 2080 Ti in synthetic benchmarks. If the same could translate over to the gaming performance, then Ampere does look like a super enticing product for gamers who have waited for almost 2 years now.
In addition to the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card specifications leak, Chiphell has posted what seems to be an alleged performance chart of the GeForce RTX 30 series lineup which includes the GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070 & the GeForce RTX 3060. The chart claims to be an average performance measurement of the graphics cards purely in gaming benchmarks at various resolutions from 1080p and all the way up to 4K. It also showcases the performance per watt gains for each respective generation. Again, this chart should be taken with a grain of salt as the information on performance is yet to be verified.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ Gaming graphics card lineup is expected to be announced on 1st September at a digital event which will be hosted by CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang. We expect at the very least, three new graphics cards during the event which include the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (or RTX 3090), GeForce RTX 3080, and a next-generation Titan. There’s definitely a lot more to talk about regarding the Ampere GPUs but we will have to wait until more information comes our way.
Which NVIDIA GeForce ‘Ampere’ GPU are you waiting for the most?
Portuguese 3D printer startup Blocks will release a new model, the Blocks R21, which is due to hit the market in September. Fortunately, we were able to test the device already in its final version, which showed an impressive evolution compared to the previously tested model. One MKII.
This new printer features an all-aluminum construction, an LCD touch panel that allows you to control all printer settings. Among them is the calibration of the print tray, which, in addition to heating, has a metal coating with a texture that greatly contributes to the adhesion of the filament during printing.
Another important detail is the integration of all the main printing elements in one module, such as a two-block extruder and a hot end. The latter has a threaded screw for quick replacement, which allows you to replace the module with another one with a nozzle that is compatible with a particular type of filament. The variation can be from 0.2 to 1 mm – the hot end supplied with the printer is equipped with a 0.4 mm nozzle. This is to provide better print quality based on filament type, from traditional PLA to ABS, Flex, PETG, nylon, fiberglass, carbon fiber reinforced PET, PLA with metal or wood.
Print area: 210 x 300 x 250 mm print speed: 60 mm/s Connections: USB, SD card, WiFi Compatibility: Windows, MacOS, Linux Additionally: power cord, USB cable, USB stick, spatula, tweezers, calibration paper, adhesive spray, Dimensions: 470 x 350 x 490 mm Weight: 18 kg
Virtual RAM, also known as RAM Plus – is a memory expansion feature that is increasingly used in cell phones from major manufacturers. brands like Samsung e xiaomi to make the feature available on some smartphones, such as Galaxy devices in the case of the South Korean one, and some models of the POCO, Redmi and Mi series, on the Chinese side. The function uses the free part of the cell’s memory to expand the RAM and thus improve the performance of the device. OUR Apple also recently announced such a feature for ipad.
The iPhone manufacturer revealed the functionality during the presentation of new items iPadOS 16 at the beginning of June. The operating system update will bring for those devices that are equipped with M1 or M2 processors, the replacement of virtual memory. According to Apple, the update will use ipad offer up to 16GB of storage to help run the heaviest apps like phones do android.
RAM (meaning “RAM” in English) is a type of component that stores data used by the system, allowing you to quickly access that information when needed. In order to make its virtual expansion, the smartphone will be able to virtually allocate the amount of internal memory of the mobile phone, determined by the manufacturer, in RAM and thus help in the performance of the device when using heavier applications.
Virtual RAM is not native to devices and became available after a software update. That is, everything will depend on how up-to-date the user’s operating system is, and even so, this is a feature that is far from being released to everyone. The available size depends on the smartphone. when Samsungfor example, Galaxy A52S can be used additionally up to 4 GB, but Galaxy A53 you can use up to 8GB more via RAM Plus.
when Applewhich provides additional memory for iPad models only ipad 11″ Pro (3rd generation), ipad 12.9″ Pro (5th gen) and ipad Air 5th generation, equipped with the giant’s own processors, will be able to use this feature. OUR xiaomi more democratic, with more than 30 compatible devices, including Xiaomi Mi 11, Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G, Poco F3 and others.
Apple’s iPadOS 16 combines multiple overlapping windows into a single view – Photo: Handout/Apple
Benefits of using virtual RAM
Among the benefits of enabling virtual RAM is the ability to run multiple applications at the same time without crashing, as the system allocates storage according to the needs of the device – but, of course, within the limit set by the manufacturer. Heavier applications that require more from smartphones can be downloaded and used without delay.
in devices android, the choice of the amount of memory plus is made by the user in the memory settings, but cannot be disabled. On a Galaxy A53 5G phone from Samsungfor example, you can choose to use 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, or 8 GB, which will prevent the system from using more internal memory than the user actually wants to free.
RAM Plus can be accessed in the Samsung Android memory settings – Photo: Reproduction/Katarina Bandeira
Disadvantages of using virtual RAM
Despite the performance benefits, there are some limitations that the user must be aware of before enabling a significant amount of virtual RAM. First, even with the addition of RAM, the performance is not the same as the physical version. It is also not possible to disable this feature on devices that support this feature.
That is, if your phone has 128 GB of internal storage, at least 2 GB will be dedicated to the device’s virtual RAM, which will reduce the space to 126 GB. Also, using this feature to use a heavier application may result in performance degradation of other applications running in the background.
It is important to note that in order to use this function, the mobile phone must have free internal memory, that is, it cannot be occupied by files of any nature or systems. Otherwise, the function cannot be activated. on the site Samsung, the manufacturer itself warns of the limitation “RAM Plus is a technology that uses part of the smartphone’s internal memory as RAM. You must have free space on the internal memory, ”is written in small print on the manufacturer’s website.
Launch of Xiaomi, Mi 11 has sold over 1 million units. — Photo: Publicity/Xiaomi
How to find out the amount of virtual memory on your mobile
To check if virtual RAM is enabled on devices from Samsung, just go to Settings > Device & Battery Support > Memory > RAM Plus. There you can view and even select the amount of internal memory that will be available depending on the device model.
for instruments xiaomi, the path is almost the same: Settings > Advanced settings > Memory expansion and enable the function. On devices from both manufacturers, you must restart the cell phone after activating or selecting the amount of virtual RAM to use. When iPadOSYes Appledespite what has been announced, this feature will only be available when the new operating system becomes available for new devices, which should happen in the second half of the year.
Windows Updates can be a real mess, but in some situations, they can fix a lot of problems. We’ve seen this happen in the past, and it looks like it’s happening again.
This week, a new system update from Microsoft was released that fixes a number of issues with Windows 11. This is an optional update, but it is recommended for anyone who has problems with this system.
Patch Tuesday in June was not positive for Windows 11. In addition to the security fixes and general improvements it introduced, it also brought several issues to users of this system.
One of the biggest complaints was related to Wi-Fi and loss of connection when activating a hotspot in Windows 11. It was a strange situation, but Microsoft quickly investigated it to find a solution.
Is arrive now in an optional update available to everyone. Marked as KB5014668, it will put Windows 11 on build 22000.778 and will permanently fix this hotspot issue and its loss of connection.
In addition to addressing this issue, Microsoft has added another new feature in KB5014668. This one focuses on research and brings what Microsoft has labeled as Highlights, which are dedicated to special days or holidays, with images hinting at those moments.
Of course, KB5014668 also solved other Windows 11 issues that caused the system to work incorrectly. Here, we've had video playback crashes, Bluetooth device pairing issues at startup, and even Microsoft's own system update.
Anyone who wants to install this new Windows 11 update must go to Settings and then find the news on Windows Update. KB5014668 is optional and will only be displayed this way, so you need to follow these steps. If you have problems with Windows 11, the best thing to do is to install this system update from Microsoft.