Release date: June 3, 2021 (rumoured) GPU: Nvidia GA102-225 Core configuration: 10,240 CUDA cores (80 SMs) Memory: 12GB GDDR6 384-bit Performance: Faster than an RTX 3080, particularly at 4K, but only just Price: $999 most probably, although yet to be announced With a rumoured Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release date of June 3, the one thing we're sure of is that it's definitely coming. When it comes to the rumoured RTX 3080 Ti release date of June 3, 2021, however, we can't be quite so definite. That's the latest rumour, with a potential announcement happening (presumably from Jen-Hsun's kitchen) on May 31 and reviews supposedly going live on June 2. There's still no official word about the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release date from Nvidia though. The rumoured May launch was been pushed back, but the first as-yet-unreleased MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC models have begun hitting warehouses, so they do exist and that means it won't be long now. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: When is the release date, how much will it cost, and how will it perform?
After a month-long wait since Nvidia unveiled the GeForce RTX 20 series, we can finally bring you our performance review. As you all know by now, we have a new flagship graphics card in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with pricing starting at $1,000 for partner cards and $1,200 for the Founders Edition version, we're talking Titan X money here. Meanwhile the vanilla RTX 2080 is landing at $700 for partner models and $800 for the Founders Edition. Later next month we'll also get the RTX 2070 at $500 or $600 for the FE card. This means gamers are looking at somewhere between $100 and $300 more for an equivalent model from the previous generation. On top of that, the Founders Edition models carry a further $100 to $200 price premium, and just know these will be the only models in stock from time to time. Nevertheless it's worth noting that graphics card prices are down to regular levels . After a year of inflated prices due to indirect mining demand, the now two-year old GTX 1080 … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti Review
Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
The past year introduced a lot more people to the world of Chromebooks as everyone snatched them up for remote learning and at-home work during the pandemic . It's likely because of this that I spent more time fielding questions about them from family and friends than I have since they first launched in 2011 . Most of my Chromebook conversations are with people buying them for kids. But these Q&A sessions regularly end with them asking "Should I buy one for myself?" And the stock answer is usually, "It depends on your needs." But after just a little digging, many people realize they simply don't need to do any more than what can be done on a Chromebook. Read more: Best Chromebooks for 2021 A common argument against getting a Chromebook is that you can do so much more with a real computer, i.e. a laptop running on MacOS or Windows. This is generally true, but again, many people don't need to do more. What can be done with web and mobile apps is increasingly … [Read more...] about Are Chromebooks worth it?: Why I recommend them for most laptop buyers
The Intel Core i5-11400 slots into the Rocket Lake family as a surprisingly well-priced and nimble chip with six cores and 12 threads for a mere $182, or you can opt for the graphics-less F-series model for as low as $157. Surprisingly, AMD doesn't have a modern chip to fend off the 11400, so it squares off with AMD's two-year-old $199 Ryzen 5 3600 that isn't competitive with the 11400 in gaming. That makes for a one-sided battle, leaving Intel to reign uncontested in the entry-level PC gaming market and earning the Core i5-11400 a spot on our list of Best CPUs . Ryzen-refresh XT series last year that didn't address the sub-$250 market. AMD followed with the Ryzen 5000 series with an incredibly steep $300 price of entry with the beastly Ryzen 5 5600X , again not refreshing its sub-$200 lineup. Ryzen 5 3600 is also hard to find anywhere near acceptable pricing. Rocket Lake Headliners Suggested Price Cores / Threads Base (GHz) Peak Boost (Dual/All … [Read more...] about Intel Core i5-11400 Review: Unseating Ryzen’s Budget Gaming Dominance