Computex kicked off its 2021 version yesterday on June 1. Whereas the all-virtual occasion is predicted to go on for the complete month of June, large tech names like AMD,and Nvidia had their keynotes proper in the beginning of the occasion.
We now have introduced collectively bulletins from all three manufacturers together with Nvidia’s 3080 Ti to AMD’s new APUs and Intel’s new Beast Canyon NUC Excessive equipment. Let’s start with Nvidia.
Nvidia’s largest replace on the occasion was the announcement of its new graphic playing cards, the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti. As Nvidia’s historical past of naming its graphic playing cards suggests, the brand new playing cards are barely extra highly effective variations of the RTX 3080 and 3070. The 3080 Ti is mainly an RTX 3090 with half the video reminiscence and virtually as many CUDA Tensor and RT cores. The RTX 3070 Ti comes with sooner GDDR6X video reminiscence.
The 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti will launch on June 10 for $599 and June 3 for $1,199 respectively. A number of new video games will now be supporting RTX options. Two main titles embrace Rainbow Six: Siege and Pink Useless Redemption 2, each of which can even have the ability to get higher efficiency with Nvidia’s DLSS tech.
The corporate additionally confirmed off Dying Gentle 1983 and Doom Everlasting, which can even be receiving help for ray tracing and DLSS. RTX can even be quickly coming to VR titles like No Man’s Sky, Wrench, and Into the Radius.
Nvidia additionally introduced the DGX Superpod subscription platform the place companies can harness the ability of Nvidia’s DGX 2 supercomputer at $90,000 per 30 days. Whereas that determine sounds hefty, it may be an excellent deal for companies, contemplating the DGX 2 prices $399,000.
AMD introduced two new Ryzen 5000 APUs, the Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 5 5600G. The up to date chips include RDNA 2 graphic cores and Zen 3 CPU cores. The APUs are highly effective sufficient to ship playable body charges on AAA video games with out the necessity of a devoted graphics card. The playing cards are set to launch on August 5, with the 5700G costing $395 and the 5600G costing $259.
AMD additionally introduced the brand new RX 6000M cell graphic playing cards, additionally primarily based on the RDNA 2 graphics. The three playing cards, the RX 6800M, 6700M and 6600M deliver applied sciences just like the FidelityFX suite, together with Tremendous Decision, Good Entry Reminiscence, and AMD Infinity Cach. There may be additionally SmartShift, which permits switching between Radeon graphics and a Ryzen processor to extend gaming efficiency.
The corporate additionally launched the FidelityFX Tremendous Decision, or FSR, the reply to Nvidia’s DLSS tech that brings upscaling with excessive body charges. The expertise, which is ready to launch on June 22, helps 4 high quality utilizing which AMD is ready to ship larger body charges with demanding options like ray tracing whereas conserving the picture high quality largely intact.
AMD additionally spoke about its upcoming plans together with 3D V-Cache, a expertise that stacks 64MB cache on prime of the core die to ship triple the quantity of L3 cache. This interprets to a couple of 15 per cent efficiency enchancment whereas gaming at 1080p with a Ryzen 5900X. The brand new tech is predicted to be part of AMD’s upcoming processors that are anticipated to launch by the tip of the yr.
Intel centered a big a part of its keynote on theand the way the corporate is investing in the way forward for home semiconductor manufacturing. Nonetheless, there have been some bulletins.
These embrace the Intel 5G 5000 chip that can enable 5G connectivity on Home windows laptops. The primary laptops with supporting Intel chips are anticipated to launch later this yr. The M.2 5G card has help for worldwide service certification, permitting laptops with the chip to hook up with the community anyplace. Acer,and have already got laptops within the works for this yr and Intel says over 30 extra machines that includes the chip will arrive by 2022.
Intel additionally introduced its Sapphire rapids Xeon scalable platform which is ready to launch subsequent yr. Then there have been two new Tiger Lake-U chips which promise a big enhance in efficiency on skinny and lightweight laptops. These embrace the Core i7-1195G7 with 5GHz clock speeds throughout 4 cores and eight threads and the i5-1155G7 with a clock pace of 4.5GHz throughout 4 cores and eight threads.
Each processors additionally include Xe graphics with 80 execution items (EUs) on the 1155G7 and 96 EUs on the 11995G7. The corporate additionally talked about that over 60 laptop computer fashions that includes the brand new chips can be out by the tip of the yr.
Intel additionally introduced the Beast Canyon NUC, a NUC 11 Excessive equipment that’s powered by Tiger Lake-H processors. It’s also the primary NUC to help full size discrete graphic playing cards and comes with an RGB cranium on the entrance. Intel mentioned that extra data can be popping out later this yr.