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Possible RTX 4060 Ti Specs Surface – 160W, Small PCB

Source: TechPowerup Rejoice! The (possibly) SFF friendly NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti appears to be on it’s way, if leaked specs are anything to go by. First up – ‘a very short reference board’. This is a win, no matter what. A 160W board power rating, 8GB GDDR6 and a AD106 core (with a 32MB L2 cache), a new chip based on the existing Ada Lovelace core that the card’s bigger brothers use. Reports are not clear as to whether or not this is peak AD106. Specs include 4352 CUDA cores across 34 streaming multiprocessors, 34 RT cores, 136 Tensor cores. …
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ASUS Announces the GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition Graphics Card

Press Release: When an article is marked as such, it is posted verbatim from a Manufacturer’s text, and does not reflect the views or opinions of SFF.Network. ASUS today announced the GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card, a continuation of its collaboration with the legendary cooling company, building on the previous GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua variants. This year ASUS and Noctua have worked together to tame the power of the mighty GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card. Noctua fan-design prowess and an ASUS custom-built vapor chamber combine to create the quietest air-cooled RTX 4080 on the market. …
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AMD to Refrain From Using 12HVPWR Connector for RX 7000 Cards

With the impending clusterf*ck of the 12HVPWR connector situation on NVIDIA’s current generation cards, it’s good to hear that AMD will be refraining from using the aforementioned connector on the RX7000 series. In a tweet from industry veteran Kyle Bennett, we have confirmation that neither AMD, nor their AIB partners, will use the connector. After the @NVIDIAGeForce melting drama, I have verified through multiple sources that @Radeon Navi 31 ref cards will NOT use the 12VHPWR power adapter, and I could not verify any AIBs using 12VHPWR on N31 either. Picture in case you don't know what a smoked 12VHPWR …
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Yeston’s RTX3060 Cute Pet is かわいい!

Let’s get this out of the way first, かわいい , pronounced kawaii, and is a Japanese word describing the “culture of cute” found in Japan. To this end, Yeston, a 2nd tier GPU manufacturer, has released the “Cute Pet” RTX3060, a very much non-gameresque card aimed at a different audience than the usual “TUF”, “Killer”, “Bazooka”, “Challenger”, etc branding. SFF Network user Cupsuki linked us to this particular card on our Discord server (have you joined us yet?) – found in a news post on VideoCardz.com, and it’s very… kawaii. It’s not just a paint job either, with quite a …
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Intel Arc A380 Listed on newegg.com

Intel’s controversial new Arc GPU family has made it’s first appearance on an e-tailer’s listings in the form of the ASRock Challenger Arc A380 6GB. The card has been listed on newegg.com at a price of US$139.99 with touted availability of 22 August. As noted by Gamer’s Nexus and other sources, performance of the GPU seesaws between challenging the AMD RX6500XT in some game titles, all while being handed a solid beating by the RX6400 in others. The ASRock Challenger Arc A380 6GB GDDR6 itself features a 2250MHz core clock, 1 x HDMI 2.0b and 3 x DisplayPort 2.0 ports, …
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ASRock Working on Intel’s New A380 GPU

Intel’s new Arc family of graphics cards has a mainstream board partner, in the shape of ASRock. Excitingly for us, and belying the “A380” moniker (plane nerds know what I’m talking about), it’s an “ITX” spec GPU in the shape of a Challenger branded card. The board features a single 8 pin power connector, which is interesting considering the Intel rated 75w TDP. This is likely a mid-process prototype still. Looking at the solid aluminium heatsink, it seems that this card will either run cool, or loud. Place your bets now! From early benchmarks, the A380 looks to lag behind …
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GPU Review: MSI RTX 3060Ti Aero ITX OC LHR

  Note: The conclusion of this video card has been updated due to increased availability as of 7-27-2022.   The MSI RTX 3060Ti Aero ITX 8G OC LHR (Aero 3060Ti for short) is a one-of-a-kind video card. It’s currently the only single fan RTX 3060Ti on the market, and the only 3060ti designed to fit ultra-compact ITX cases. The card’s length is a mere 172mm. The next smallest 3060Ti is the EVGA RTX 3060 TI XC Gaming, and is nearly 3cm longer at 201.8mm long. Three centimeters may not sound like much, but in the small form factor world it’s …
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Guest Review: Zotac GTX 1660 Super Twin Fan

This guest review was provided by forum member and moderator ignsvn, with editing performed by John Morrison. Want to contribute a review or editorial? Private message John (confusis) on the forum! Smaller GPUs with lower wattage may not be the most powerful out there, but they will always have a place in the heart of us SFF or HTPC enthusiasts. Today I’m going to do a short, alternative review on the ZOTAC 1660 Super Twin Fan. I said “alternative” because this review will not go into performance details (you can easily find 1660 Super specification and benchmarks on the internet). Instead, …