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Weekly Review & Outlook: New Graphics Cards Cast Their Shadows Ahead

In the weekly review of the last seven days, it became clear that the upcoming graphics cards are likely to be big numbers with their performance, but also with the challenges in terms of cooling.

After editors found problems in testing the Asus GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF OC with its 450-watt TDP and the culprit was eventually identified in the form of an insufficient case, further analysis followed this week. Because the high TDP problem is one that will not go away, but rather will actually accelerate.

Because the next generation AMD RDNA 3 (RX 7000) and Nvidia Ada (RTX 4000) graphics cards should draw up to 600 watts and possibly even more. The test with thousands of measured values ​​of the graphics card in three cases shows: even 450 watts present many cases with a practically impossible task. Only the Fractal Design Torrent had no problems with the 450-watt graphics card at the end and will probably still be able to handle a 600-watt GPU just fine.

The rumor mill around AMD RDNA 3 (RX 7000) and Nvidia Ada (RTX 4000) also made the news, but was overshadowed by two other reports. In the end, there was even something strange on top: a Verbatim write-once SSD.

Outlook: AMD RDNA 2 and Intel VisiON Update

The fourth place in the news charts already makes it clear, but now it should finally take place: the update of three RDNA 2 graphics cards. The spring edition of the new Intel ON events, which inherit the IDF, will also start on Tuesday . Last fall’s InnovatiON will be followed by Vision next week, before the wheel turns again to InnovatiON in the fall. ComputerBase is on site in Grapevine, Texas and will report starting Tuesday night German time with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote address.

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With this reading material in your luggage, the editors wish you a relaxing Sunday!