Over $300,000 Of NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Cards Have Been Stolen From a Factory In China

Over $300,000 Of NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Cards Have Been Stolen From a Factory In China

More than $300,000 Of NVIDIA RTX 3090 graphics cards have been stolen from a factory in China, first reported by Tom’s hardware

it’s reported that 40 cargo boxes of graphics cards were stolen from an MSI warehouse in the early hours of December 7. This isn’t only a financial blow to MSI and the sellers of the RTX 3090, but it’s also a consumer issue as the RTX 3090 is already incredibly hard to come by. $340,000-worth of those cards isn’t a small amount of stock to go missing.

According to the original report, because of the high amount of surveillance in the area, as well as the fact that MSI inspects trucks regularly, the company thinks it’s an inside job – someone who worked at the warehouse knew how to get the stock out without being noticed.

This situation is a little like the console scalping we’re seeing surrounding the PS5 and Xbox Series X at the moment.

MSI Chinese mainland factory was stolen, stolen 40 boxes RTX3090, the total value of 2200000RMB ……😓
MSI has been officially announced and informed to the police ,Reward of 100000 RMB for reporting effective information. pic.twitter.com/JWw8hOMioG

— 夕惕若厉 (@GoFlying8) December 7, 2020

Although it is unclear how many cards were stolen, as we just have a value of how much the boxes were worth – it’s obvious that even selling a few of these cards at a marked up price is incredibly profitable.

MSI is asking for information on the burglary with a reward of over $15,000 to individuals that can help them find the culprits and the company is working with the police to find out who stole its merchandise.

GeForce Now Finally Arrives on iPhone, iPad; Fortnite Coming Soon

GeForce Now Finally Arrives on iPhone, iPad; Fortnite Coming Soon

Nvidia GeForce Now is launching on Apple iPhone and iPad by bypassing the App Store altogether with a web experience.

Earlier 2020, Apple confirmed that game streaming platforms couldn’t be in the App Store without individual listings for each game but did leave open the possibility to run these experiences through the web. Amazon Luna launched in early access with support for streaming through Safari, and now GeForce Now is taking advantage of the same idea.

GeForce Now is launching today in beta, which means there might be a hiccup now and then. Notably, the service is also launching exclusively with support for gamepads — they recommend the Razer Kishi — but not keyboard/mouse. Nvidia says that’s due to “hardware limitations.” Notably, too, GeForce Now will have a different game library compared to other platforms where the service is available, but it’s unclear how much variation there will be. Nvidia tells us the majority of games will be available.

GeForce NOW is streaming on iOS Safari, in beta, starting today. That means more than 5 million GeForce NOW members can now access the latest experience by launching Safari from iPhone or iPad and visiting play.geforcenow.com.

There’s great news for Fortnite fans here, too. While Epic Games continues its suit against Apple, Nvidia has worked with Epic to bring a touch-optimized version of Fortnite to GeForce Now. That’s not available just yet, though, and Nvidia has no timeline for when this special version of the game will launch.

Nvidia GeForce Now offers a free tier that limits users to one-hour game sessions and has the potential for waiting in line for a slot to open up. However, there’s also a $4.99/month (or $25 for six months) Founder’s Membership that removes those limits and opens up features such as RTX.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Beats The RTX 3070

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

The latest AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi’ graphics card benchmarks have leaked out in Basemark which were spotted by Videocardz. The benchmark shows and compares the performance of the base ‘Big Navi’ GPU-based RX 6000 series variant which is launching next week.

The latest benchmark that has leaked out shows the AMD Radeon RX 6800 (listed as the Radeon RX 6900 series within the Basemark database). The graphics card shows up as an RX 6900 series card since it is based on the same Navi 21 GPU that powers the rest of the two Big Navi based graphics cards. The graphics card was tested on an X570 platform which comprised of the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard, an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12-core) CPU, and running the latest driver version (27.20.14501.1206).

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

In terms of performance, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Non-XT) GPU scored 14,635 points in DX12 API and 13,846 points in Vulkan API. The GeForce RTX 3070 scores 13,662 points in the Vulkan API and 13,368 points with DX12 API. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scores 14,089 points with the DirectX 12 API and 14,691 points with the Vulkan API. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti receives a larger boost with Vulkan API than the GeForce RTX 3070 which runs just slightly faster with Vulkan.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 ‘Big Navi GPU’ Benchmark Leaked, Faster Than The RTX 3070

Looking at the performance numbers, the Radeon RX 6800 is around 7-8% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 and 4% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (DirectX 12) and on par with it in Vulkan API. Looking at these gains, the Radeon RX 6800 is a formidable competitor for the RTX 3070, one that retails for $80 US more and offers better performance and twice the memory. Sure the card has a higher TBP of 250W compared to RTX 3070’s 220W TGP but a 30W difference doesn’t matter much when you look at the higher performance you’re getting out of the box.

NVIDIA RTX 3070

In addition to the Basemark benchmark, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 was shown running at a average clock speed of 2.5 GHz when overclocked. The graphics card averaged at around 208W power consumption with a peak power draw of 269W which is slightly over its 250W TBP. The GPU reported a temperature of 60C and reached a max of 63C.

Big Navi clock speeds that make Nvidia cry…

➡️ 2532MHz average OC
➡️ 60° GPU core temp
➡️ stable! pic.twitter.com/nJzEbmzDtJ

— CapFrameX (@CapFrameX) November 13, 2020

A leaked screenshot of the GPU-z showed that prolonged usage saw the temps for RX 6800 reach up to 74C while clocks averaged at around 2.2-2.3 GHz. The GPU temperature hot-spot is reported at 95C. The maximum power usage is not mentioned but it should be around the 250W TBP which is advertised for the non-XT model.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Can’t Keep 4K @60FPS on an RTX 3090 GPU

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Can’t Keep 4K @60FPS on an RTX 3090 GPU

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launches tomorrow and the Russian folks at GameGPU were able to publish their PC performance results. So far, things aren’t looking great, at least on the high-end side, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can’t keep 4K @60FPS on an RTX 3090 GPU.

The first video shows Assassin’s Creed Valhalla struggling to stay above 60 frames per second at 4K and max settings on NVIDIA’s most powerful graphics card, the $1499 GeForce RTX 3090. In fact, when Eivor enters a village the frame rate drops down to around 45 FPS, which is disappointing to say the least.

The second video shows an even more struggling GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which is still a damn good graphics card performance-wise. However, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla runs about 15 frames per second slower than the RTX 3090 on this one, which means you’re down to around 30 frames per second in certain instances.

it’s worth mentioning that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an AMD-optimized game, which could mean NVIDIA graphics card have a harder time than usual with it. Still, considering there are no fancy features like ray tracing, it is indeed quite a bit disappointing.

Ubisoft officially said the game will run at 4K and 60 frames per second on the Xbox Series X, while the PS5 will do upscaled 4K and 60 frames per second.

Watch Dogs Legion Raytraced Reflections Actually Require RTX 3080 GPU and DLSS Performance Mode at 4K-Ultra

Watch Dogs Legion Raytraced Reflections Actually Require RTX 3080 GPU and DLSS Performance Mode at 4K-Ultra

According to new report, Watch Dogs Legion raytraced reflections actually requires RTX 3080 GPU and DLSS performance mode at 4K-Ultra. 

Watch Dogs Legion Raytraced Reflections Actually Require RTX 3080 GPU and DLSS Performance Mode at 4K-Ultra

The developers shared an update on Twitter featuring significant changes, particularly for the specs recommended if you wish to play Watch Dogs Legion with raytraced reflections enabled.

Not only is there an extra tier for raytracing specs at 1440p and Very High Settings, but the actual requirements have also changed as well.

Comparing them to the previous set shows that the 1080p High Settings have been actually lowered, both in terms of CPU and GPU. However, it should be noted that the updated specs specify the need to enable NVIDIA’s performance-enhancing Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), too. They also clarify that with this configuration, you should only set the ray-traced reflections to Medium quality.

Meanwhile, the 4K/Ultra specs have taken a major hit, upping the CPU requirements from Intel Core i7 9700K to i9 9900K and the GPU requirements from NVIDIA’s Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080Ti to the brand new, almost-top-of-the-line Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. More to that, Ubisoft recommends setting DLSS to ‘Performance Mode’, which means Watch Dogs Legion will be effectively upscaled from 1080p to 2160p. 

Ray Tracing On – 1080p / High Settings / Ray Tracing Medium / DLSS Quality

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • VRAM: 6 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB

Ray Tracing On – 1440p / Very High Settings / Ray Tracing High / DLSS Quality

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45 GB

Ray Tracing On – 4K / Ultra Settings / Ray Tracing Ultra / DLSS Performance

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • VRAM: 10 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • Storage Space: 45GB (+20 GB HD Textures Pack)

With the game only about two weeks away from its launch date, we’ll soon see more benchmarks performance.