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  • NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti Launch and What is next on the Hardware Asylum Retro PC Channel


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 32:53

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    Originally recorded April 2022

    Show Notes

    NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti Launch
    By now it is no surprise that the NVIDIA RTX 30 Series has had a very difficult time in the market.  When the cards were first released, they were quickly gobbled up to put in work mining cryptocurrency.  The cards allocated to OEMs were the prime targets due to companies being able to make large bulk purchases and these were quickly sold off to crypto farms.  The remaining stocks were also in high demand from gamers looking to do upgrades along with casual miners looking to get their hands on whatever they could.

    NVIDIA fired back with an attempt to curb mining demand by locking cards with a Low Hash Rate limiter that would prevent cards from being used to their full capacity in mining farms. 

    Of course, the global shutdown had a severe impact on supply chain and further limited how many products could be produced which caused prices to skyrocket due to limited supply.

    Well, the final iteration of the RTX 30 Series has been released and it is a monster of technology drawing an insane amount of power and delivering the highest performance of any video card currently available.  This card is one of the few supporting NV Link allowing to you bind two of these GPUs together for even more performance.

    Thing is, the RTX 3090 Ti is only about 10-15% faster than existing RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti cards making it an expensive product with very little market appeal aside from the more hardcore of Hardware Enthusiasts with more money than brains.

    What is next for the Hardware Asylum Retro PC YouTube Channel
    For those of you interested in Retro PCs or has been around long enough to have use any of these machines you will be familiar with the performance aspects of old hardware.  The performance numbers are heavily documented and there are really no surprises when it comes to their overall lack in the performance arena.  They are old computers after all.

    However, this was a time before Dennis was really doing much with computers and that discovery is what is driving the YouTube channel while also adding his unique spin to testing and build combinations.

    Be sure to check out the Hardware Asylum YouTube channel, throw in a few likes, maybe subscribe and leave a comment if you find the videos and/or information useful.

    Episode 134 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)