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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti review: the graphics card I want, but shouldn’t

You could fairly think of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti as a big, stump-necked brute of a graphics card. What better characterisation for the latest tippity-top-of-the-line GPU from Nvidia, who’ve already produced the best graphics card for 4K in the RTX 3080? But rather than be overwhelmed by its power, I personally feel more like the RTX 3090 Ti is trying to trick, tempt and seduce me, Old Testament-style. “Recommend meeeee” it whispers, coasting through another maximum settings benchmark. “Tell evvvvvvveryone these frame rates are totally worth £1879.” But I can’t. Sorry. While I am a sucker for go-faster…

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Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti Founders Edition cards are in stock in the UK at RRP

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti graphics cards aren only a bit faster than the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 that came before them, but they are proving much easier to get ahold of at their (admittedly high) recommended retail prices. Today, Scan’s selling both models at RRP, with the 3080 Ti costing £1049 and the 3090 Ti costing a cool £830 more than that. These are both high-end cards with a price tag to match, but the Founders Edition models are generally the cheapest you’ll find – so we thought you should know about this unprecedented stock situation!…

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 review: DLSS for less

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 might be the first GPU to benefit, in a roundabout way, from the bonkers price gouging that’s been spoiling the fun of graphics cards for nearly two years. In normal times, it wouldn’t make much sense to buy this £239 / $249 GPU – not because it’s the lowest in the RTX range, but because the much more powerful RTX 3060 would only cost a few notes more. And yet, these are not normal times. While the MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X 8G model I’ve tested has already ballooned to £380 / $450, this…

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The Nvidia RTX 3050 is a solid new entry-level ray tracing and DLSS GPU – if you can get it at the right price

It’s a weird time for GPUs, but the Nvidia RTX 3050 is a beacon of good-quality craft… if you can find one. It’s a weird, difficult time to review GPUs. The PC graphics market has been in overdrive for the last couple of years for several reasons. For one, people have been locked down, stuck indoors with disposable income unused – so where better to spend it than on a PC upgrade? But then there’s the stupid side of things – all this crypto mining BS – plus the impacts of the pandemic on the supply chain and production. As…

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The Nvidia RTX 30 series, one year on: should you upgrade?

Even if they don’t recall the exact date, plenty of gaming PC owners will remember what they were doing on September 17th 2020. They, and I, were staring at a black-and-green storefront, mashing F5 until a “Notify me” button changed to read “Out of stock”. This was the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 launch, and what initially looked like a one-off failure of Nvidia’s anti-bot measures ended up heralding the worst year in memory to upgrade a graphics card. Read more

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Nvidia DLSS now supported in over 100 games, thanks to indie push

Nvidia DLSS is usually worth turning on for an easy frame rate bump, but even after DLSS 2.0 made it easier for developers to implement, the list of games that actually support the AI-powered anti-aliasing tech has never exactly been running off the page. That said, Nvidia can now claimed to have reached the milestone of 100 DLSS-compatible games, thanks in large part to a recent adoption wave from indie games. Read more

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Nvidia’s DLSS is now freely available to any developer who wants it

Until now, any game developer who wanted to access Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) performance booster had to apply for access. But Nvidia have chosen to be a benevolent graphics god and have released the latest SDK without any restrictions. AMD did the same thing last week, releasing their FidelityFX Super Resolution tech (or FSR to its friends) as a free download. That means the two biggest leaps in overall gaming performance are free for anyone to use (even me). I await the tweet from the first developer who implements both in their game at the same time, warning…

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Get this powerful RTX 3070 Ryzen 5600X gaming PC for £290 off

AWD-IT remain one of the best shouts for getting a next-gen graphics card at a reasonable price, so I thought I’d share what I think is their best deal of the moment – their TD500 build, which combines a bleeding-edge Ryzen 5 5600X processor and RTX 3070 graphics card for a system that can handle 1080p, 1440p or even 4K gaming in AAA titles. It’s been discounted from £1500 to £1210, a reduction of £290 from its list price and a great deal for a machine of this calibre. Read more

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This RTX 3060 is £550 with a 700W EVGA power supply at Scan

I was looking for cheap graphics card earlier today, and the best I found was this deal: an RTX 3060 and a 700W power supply for £550. That’s not super cheap – the RTX 3060 is meant to cost around £300 in a sane world! – but for a friend that wanted both a new power supply and a modern graphics card at a sane price, it does the job nicely. Here’s why this Scan bundle is a good deal – and another option that brings the RTX 3060 down to just £440 when you buy it with a 2TB…

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Shiny demons! Doom Eternal finally gets its ray-tracing upgrade

For those of you lucky enough to own an RTX capable graphics card and a copy of Doom Eternal (I assume there’s a decent amount of crossover there), the ray-tracing update promised since the shooter’s launch has finally arrived. Nvidia’s tech has added a final level of polish to the game’s surfaces, and also brings DLSS support to balance out the power-hungry enhancements. Read more

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti review

When Nvidia released their RTX 3070 at the end of last year, it was by far the most compelling GPU in their initial RTX 30 line-up. Offering RTX 2080 Ti levels of power for a (supposed) fraction of the cost, it remains my graphics card of choice for those after high frame rates at 1440p and playing games in ultrawide. Even though graphics card prices and stock levels are all over the shop at the moment, the RTX 3070 comfortably sees off competition from both of its nearest AMD neighbours, the Radeon RX 6700 XT and RX 6800 (at least…

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review

It’s been almost nine months since Nvidia kicked off their RTX 30 series with the RTX 3080, and longer still since anyone has actually been able to buy a graphics card at its normal price. Indeed, as the great graphics card shortage of 2020 rumbles on, the solution doesn’t seem to be simply making more of what’s already available out in the wild, but introducing newer, more expensive ones to stretch that GPU pool even further. Indeed, despite the RTX 3080 being plenty powerful enough for 60fps 4K gaming on max settings in pretty much every game going (and well…

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Doom Eternal is finally getting its ray tracing update

Doom Eternal is finally getting its long-awaited ray tracing and DLSS update, Nvidia announced today, and they even released some lovely new ray traced footage of the game running in 4K. The shiny, realistic lighting tech has been teased and hinted at for absolutely ages, but in the run-up to the game’s launch last March, it quickly became apparent that its ray tracing support would arrive much later than planned. Happily, the new footage looks lovely, what with all those plasma beam reflections bouncing off the glass walls and polished metal floors, but honestly, when you’re ripping and tearing at…

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Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are official

Nvidia have finally lifted the lid on their latest pair of RTX 30 graphics cards, the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti. Announced this morning as part of their Computex 2021 keynote (which is a bit like E3 for hardware nerds), the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti take their place as Nvidia’s new flagship gaming GPUs for 2021. Here’s everything you need to know, including their price, specs and release date. Read more

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Nvidia’s DLSS tech is now available in VR, including No Man’s Sky

VR fans with Nvidia RTX graphics cards can now enjoy the benefits of Nvidia’s performance-boosting DLSS tech in some of today’s best VR games, thanks to a swathe of new features included in today’s GeForce Game Ready driver update. No Man’s Sky, mechanic simulator Wrench and survival shooter Into The Radius are the first three VR games to support DLSS, with Nvidia claiming you’ll be able to get double the performance in No Man’s Sky on Ultra settings to help you maintain a smooth 90fps on an Oculus Quest 2 with an RTX 3080. Read more