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Nvidia Fanboy Murders AMD Fan, Jailed for 9.5 Years

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We all know how fanboys behave. However, this seems to be an extreme case. A 31-year-old Russian manager Alexander Trofimov, who is also a dedicated fan of graphics card manufacturer Nvidia, murdered his 37-year-old friend Yevgeny Lyulin during a heated argument about AMD’s products.

Trofimov was found guilty of the murder earlier this month and will face nine and a half years in jail. The alcohol-fuelled incident happened on September 16th, 2016. Trovimov went to visit the victim, Lyulin, as part of a professional holiday. The pair had worked together before some years before and were meeting as professional acquaintances.

During the evening, the conversation between the two eventually turned to their favourite graphics cards. Lyulin praised AMD’s graphics chips, saying their workstation cards in particular were great for professional graphics modeling. Trofimov disagreed, instead suggesting Nvidia GeForce is the true gamers’ choice. Taking offence at Lyulin’s opinion, Trofimov struck him twice in the head with a kitchen knife before stabbing him a further 11 times. He then burned the body in an effort to cover his tracks.

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NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for Laptops and RTX 3050 for Desktops

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NVIDIA today set out the next direction of the ultimate platform for gamers and creators, unveiling more than 160 gaming and Studio GeForce-based laptop designs, as well as a new desktop and laptop GeForce RTX GPUs and technologies. NVIDIA further expanded its family of NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs with the GeForce RTX 3050.

Bringing the performance and efficiency of the architecture to more gamers than ever, the RTX 3050 is the first 50-class desktop GPU to power the latest ray-traced games at over 60 frames per second. RTX 3050 makes ray tracing, which is the new standard in gaming, more accessible than ever before.

With 75 percent of gamers still playing on GTX GPUs, the 3050, which also includes second-generation RT cores as well as third-generation Tensor cores for DLSS and AI, represents a compelling upgrade opportunity to step up to RTX. The RTX 3050, which comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, starts at just $249 and will be available on Jan. 27 from NVIDIA’s worldwide partners.

The world’s top manufacturers are bringing to market more than 160 gaming and Studio laptops based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Ampere architecture, with second-generation RT Cores for ray tracing and third-generation Tensor Cores for DLSS and AI, creating the thinnest, lightest, and most powerful laptops ever.

Based on the latest generation of CPUs, these laptops offer a wide range of form factors, such as dual screens, easels, convertibles, and 14-inch screens, many sporting G-SYNC and 1440p displays. NVIDIA’s launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU brings the flagship 80 Ti class of GPUs to laptops for the first time. Featuring 16GB of the fastest GDDR6 memory ever shipped in a laptop, the RTX 3080 Ti delivers higher performance than the desktop NVIDIA TITAN RTX™. RTX 3080 Ti laptops start at $2,499.

The new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is up to 70 percent faster than RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution. RTX 3070 Ti laptops start at $1,499. Laptops powered by both of these new GPUs will be available starting on Feb. 1.

NVIDIA announced 10 new RTX games, which use GPU-accelerated ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex gaming technologies to provide new levels of realism. The new titles include The Day BeforeEscape from Tarkov, and the highly anticipated Ubisoft title Rainbow Six Extraction. The new Reflex games include iRacing, the world’s premier online racing simulator, Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and Sony’s award-winning, fighting-based action-adventure game God of War.

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ZOTAC GAMING Launches Limited Edition Hardware to Celebrate “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City”

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In celebration of Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, ZOTAC Technology Limited has announced that its gaming brand, ZOTAC GAMING, will launch a global “Survive with Power” campaign featuring Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City-themed hardware, which will include AMP Extreme Holo graphics cards, the ultimate Mini PC, and more. The limited-edition hardware is designed to amplify your PC gaming experience and, in addition, love letters to ZOTAC’S worldwide community for supporting ZOTAC over the past 15 years since being established.

The “Survive with Power” campaign kicks off today and will run until December 17, 2021. For a limited time, ZOTAC and RESIDENT EVIL fans will have a chance to win one of the ZOTAC GAMING Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Limited Edition Graphics Card or Mini PC hardware. “Challenge yourself with our Mini Game and enter to win one of the ultimate prizes in the grand lucky draw, as well as join our social media giveaway where more awesome prizes await. Visit Official Page for more detail,” the company said in a statement.

Get equipped with the ultimate cooling and power to survive the worst of any game. The HoloBlack design turns ruby red with the limited-edition Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Graphics Card. With the power of the GeForce RTX, see with real-time ray-traced visuals, play in up to 4K with greater graphics efficiency with DLSS enhanced AI graphics processing, and react quickly with NVIDIA Reflex.

Fight the thirsty zombies and other evils and survive with the ultimate compact system MAGNUS ONE. At just 8.3 liters, MAGNUS ONE takes full advantage of the small footprint to feature the most powerful hardware including a ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card and the powerful Intel Core i7 processor to offer unrivaled performance.

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Truck Carrying NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Robbed

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Amid the supply chain delays, global microchip shortages and increased interest in cryptocurrency mining, demand for graphics cards has skyrocketed, with secondary market prices rising. Unfortunately, in light of this, some have resorted to crime, and now a truckload of NVIDIA graphics cards has been stolen.

The news broke on EVGA’s own forum, where product manager Jacob Freeman revealed that at the end of October, a shipment of its GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards had been stolen during a truck delivery run from San Francisco to the company’s Southern California distribution center.

While no specific number has been provided as to how many GPUs were actually stolen, Freeman did point out that due to increased demand for the cards, each of them had an estimated retail value of anywhere between $330 to $1,960.

He also emphasized that under state and Federal law, it’s both a criminal and civil offense to buy, receive, conceal, sell, and withhold any of the stolen items and that EVGA will not honor any product registration and warranty or upgrade claims for them.

The company is also hoping anyone with information regarding the robbery or stolen items would contact them at stopRTX30theft@evga.com.

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