TechPowerUp's GPU-Z graphics card information utility will now tell users when they have unwittingly purchased a fake graphics card. The updated software, now available as version 2. 12.0, will now detect Nvidia graphics cards which have been fraudulently tampered with, sold, or labeled as particular Nvidia-branded cards incorrectly. If a GPU does not have the capabilities which are claimed on the box, GPU-Z will prepend [FAKE] in the graphics card field, together with a caution triangle. See also: Nvidia RAPIDS accelerates analytics and machine learning As an example, TechPowerUp says the software would be able to detect "a fake RTX 2060, which in reality uses a GK106 GPU." The detection feature works for fake graphics cards which use relabeled, old Nvidia GPUs, in including G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, and GK106. CNET: Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrency While the company has not disclosed … [Read more...] about GPU-Z now warns users if they have purchased fake Nvidia graphics cards
Nvidia wants you to spend about the same as an entirely new computer on its latest top-of-the-line graphics card, the GTX 2080 Ti. You could get a great laptop or a very solid desktop for the same $1,200 price Nvidia’s new card commands. You could get a couple of PS4 Pros or Xbox Ones! You could get an iPhone X or a Samsung Note 9. Point is you could spend your $1,200 on a lot of different gadgets that do more than a graphics card—so how on earth can it be worth it? Nvidia’s last generation, the 10-series, came out about two years ago and is still available today, and its still plenty fast for most games. I say games and not things because unless you’re mining crypto you’re probably only in the market for an expensive graphics card so you can play games on your expensive computer. You don’t really need a pricey GPU for working in Photoshop or editing a film. GPUs are good at one thing—rendering 3D graphics, and most of us only need to render … [Read more...] about What on Earth Makes a $1,200 Nvidia 2080 Ti Graphics Card Worth It?
It’s been hardly two months since Lenovo introduced its redesigned gaming desktops, and now the electronics firm is already upgrading them with Nvidia Turing-based RTX graphics cards at IFA 2018.The Lenovo Legion T730 VR-ready tower and Legion C730 cube-case gaming PCs are both seeing Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 upgrades, which should make them ready for this year’s ray tracing-ready titles, like Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Both Lenovo Legion T730 gaming desktop tower and Lenovo Legion C730 cube-sized gaming PC will be available this November with a GeForce RTX 2070 for €1,999 (about $2,330, £1,790, AU$3,200) and a GeForce RTX 2080 for €2,699 (about $3,140, £2,420, AU$4,330).On top of featuring Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX graphics cards, the Legion T730 and C730 come equipped with the latest Intel Coffee Lake processors, and up to 32GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and two 2TB hard drives.IFA 2018 is Europe's biggest tech … [Read more...] about Lenovo’s latest gaming desktops are getting Nvidia RTX graphics cards
Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are the talk of geektown lately. And while we have yet to really see how they perform in real-world benchmarks—at least, beyond those provided by Nvidia itself—you can at least figure out whether it’s time to upgrade your own aging graphics card by testing its capabilities. If you’re a big gamer, you probably already have a good sense of what settings and games give you a lovely, smooth experience and which settings slow your system to a crawl. (If not, you can easily enable an FPS counter in your game via Steam or Nvidia’s Geforce Experience, if it doesn’t already have a built-in FPS counter.) There are two main reasons for supplementing your gaming experience with benchmarks: to have a repeatable, measurable test of what your card can and can’t do, and to be able to compare your results against other configurations to see what performance boosts you’ll get, if any, by spending a … [Read more...] about Benchmark Your Graphics Card With These Apps
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is finally a real, tangible GPU and with six times the power of Pascal-based GTX GPUs, it's a beast. But how does Nvidia’s best graphics card ever stack up to its eternal rival, AMD, with its Radeon RX Vega 64?Well, it’s never going to be apples-to-apples comparisons when it comes to products from different companies. However, since they both aim to generate incredible visuals for your favorite PC games, we’ll pit them against each other on paper before taking them into the lab later this year.That being said, from their design, to their projected performance, to how much that performance will cost you, let’s look at which graphics option for you is better: the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 versus the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.DesignRight off the bat, the designs of these two graphics card are drastically different: The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 uses a traditional, air-based cooling mechanism with a single fan drawing cool air in and driving it out … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: which ultimate graphics card is best for you?