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(Test report) KFA2 RTX 3070 Ti SG: A real board!

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(Analysis) KFA2 RTX 3070 Ti SG – Today we have one of the newest graphics cards from giant NVIDIA for analysis, which, RTX 3070 Tiwhich, as you may know, was released in the middle of one of the greatest crises of all time in the graphics card world! In which we had a mixture of two terrible situations, the Explosion in value of cryptocurrencies, of course, the Production crisis due to the increased demand for technology in this new pandemic world.

However, in the summer of this strange year 2021, things are already looking up! The cryptocurrency market suffered a major crash, and NVIDIA began to rely on a severe restriction on its new generation cards, making Ethereum mining impossible.

Additionally, both AMD and NVIDIA can finally ramp up production, which in turn becomes a falling prices! A trend that should continue for some time and which of course will also enable many players to finally update or build their dream machine.

This is exactly where the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti comes in!

A graphics card that stands between the already excellent RTX 3070 and the almighty RTX 3080. But is it worth choosing this card instead of the already known alternatives? Let’s try to understand.



(Test report) KFA2 RTX 3070 Ti SG: A real board!

introduction

The KFA2 RTX 3070 Ti is part of this manufacturer’s “Serious Gaming” series (KFA2) which, in case you didn’t know, is a brand known as Galax in other parts of the world and now strong and ugly on the European one Market when it comes to products of undeniable quality and more attractive prices in direct comparison to traditional brands that are normally an indispensable part of our market.

In short, it is a manufacturer that focuses heavily on quality / price.

As already mentioned, however, this graphics card is already part of the new ‘LHR’ range, which in turn means Lite hash rate. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, this is NVIDIA’s big initiative to stop the “pillaging” of the gaming graphics card world.

In other words, any LHR card has Ethereum mining power capped at 50%. All new high-end boards are now LHR, with the exception of the RTX 3090.

What is the difference between this RTX 3070 Ti and the “old lady” RTX 3070?

While the RTX 3070 Founders Edition has 5888 CUDA cores, 184 SMs and 46 RT cores, the RTX 3070 Ti from KFA is equipped with 6144 CUDA cores, 192 SMs and 48 RT cores. While the RTX 3070 had 8 GB of GDDR6 memory in the memory area, we have 8 GB of GDDR6X memory here, which in turn means a very significant increase in bandwidth from 448 GB / s to 608 GB / s.

In practice, the specifications of the RTX 3070 Ti are closer to the RTX 3070 than to the more sought-after RTX 3080. In other words, we have about 10% more than the old model, but now we’re off to the benchmarks!

Extras in the box!

We have to talk about it, because so far it has not occurred in any analysis of a graphics card. KFA2 offers a few extras in the box, including the ‘Anti-Sag’ RGB support with the slogan “What’s Your Game?” need to highlight. The idea here is to avoid the famous “sag”, which means the board starts to fall with the weight of the board.

In addition, the KFA2 offers a fourth fan that can be mounted on the rear for better ventilation.

cooling

The KFA2 design is almost always different from what you can find on the market, after all, even the fans are RGB. But the important thing is that it is 92mm “wings” fans that are not only nice and quiet, but also cool the board efficiently.

However, we still have to point out that RGB can be controlled via the Xtreme Tuner from KFA.

In terms of dimensions, we have a card with 317 x 113 x 61 mm that occupies 2.5 slots inside the box. In my opinion, it is a nice board that looks best when mounted vertically, i.e. with a riser.

Frequencies and OC

In terms of frequencies, we have the base of 1575MHz, with a boost of 1800MHz or 1815MHz with the 1-Click OC. However, the memory runs at 1188MHz, which shows good OC potential.

Test PC:
  • CENTRAL PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 9 3900 XT / AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Motherboard: ASRock Taichi X570
  • R.A.M.: 16GB Corsair Dominator 3200MHz
  • JUST: Windows 10
  • source: Corsair RMx 850W

Font recommendation:

  • At least one 650W power supply.

RTX On vs RTX Off (some examples of technology in the game)

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

DLSS: It’s not just the RTX that makes the difference on NVIDIA boards

First of all, NVIDIA graphics cards based on the Turing architecture and, more recently, the Ampere architecture have brought many new technologies to the table. Where it is clear we need to highlight ray tracing. However, we also have another super interesting new feature, DLSS technology, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, which is just as powerful but much more difficult to explain.

After all, DLSS technology is only there to increase graphics fidelity while increasing the performance of your card … In other words, it may be more important than ray tracing.

DLSS? After all … what is it?

In short, Deep Learning Super Sampling or DLSS technology uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a high resolution image. This without ruining the processing power of the GPU.

In other words, NVIDIA algorithms learn through tens of thousands of images generated by supercomputers so that DLSS can later offer images as more beautiful or beautiful without making the graphics card work hard.

It’s almost like the job is already done and DLSS just needs to bring it into play.

Example: The control in 4K Extreme with RTX On can reach 57 FPS with DLSS switched on, while in the picture on the right with DLSS switched off, the frame rate is 36 FPS. We’re talking almost doubling the frames with some simple functionality inherent in any RTX 2000 or RTX 3070, including this RTX 3070 Ti from KFA2.

All tests are done taking into account the optimal resolutions for this card, i.e. 1080p and 1440p.

performance

Synthetic benchmarks (with Ryzen 9 3900XT)

  • 3DMark FireStrike: 25468
  • FireStrike Ultra: 8996
  • TimeSpy: 12228
  • TimeSpy Extreme: 6541
  • 3DMark DirectX ray tracing: 29 FPS
  • Unigine overlay: 8831
Benchmark games (with Ryzen 7 5800X)

Cyberpunk 2077

  • 1920 x 1080 – 96 FPS
  • 2560 x 1440 – 62 FPS

Red Dead Redemption

  • 1920 x 1080 – 98 FPS
  • 2560 x 1440 – 82 FPS

Death stranding

  • 1920 x 1080 – 166 FPS
  • 2560 x 1440 – 149 FPS

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

  • 1920 x 1080 – 86F PS
  • 2560 x 1440 – 70 FPS

Conclusion

The market is recovering, but it is still a long way from offering “normal prices”. It’s still very difficult to say if this card is worth it compared to the competition as it always depends on the price you find. However, if we use the manufacturer’s price recommendation, the RTX 3070 Ti is only ~ 100 € more expensive than the old RTX 3070, as it offers an increase of around ~ 10%. Which makes the RTX 3070 Ti a brutal option if you want to play in FHD or QHD at high frame rates. (at 1080p the RTX 3080 is only ~ 5% faster).

However, if you’re looking to play around in 4K or opt for an ultra-wide or super-ultra-wide QHD monitor, it might be a good idea to check out the RTX 3080.


Besides, what do you think of all of this? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Squid Game: Netflix Needs To Make Changes!

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Squid Game is hands down one of the most talked about series around the world, for good and bad reasons. On the one hand, it’s a fantastic South Korean production. On the other hand, it makes the educational community concerned about the impact it can have on children. In any case, nobody is indifferent. Even Netflix decided to make changes because of Squid Game. In practice, it has changed the way views and TV series are measured. Did you see the effect of a simple series well?

Squid Game: Netflix Needs To Make Changes!

Netflix has announced that it will be abandoning the two-minute-per-view metrics system it has used in recent years. That is, it takes into account the total viewing hours of a project, movie, or series in the first 28 days after its release.

That is, Netflix shows the total hours of actual viewing of movies and TV series.

While Squid Game had a huge impact on it, it’s not the first time it has happened. Before 2019, it was considered a preview when a person saw more than 70% of a project.

This series premiered on September 17 and ranks first in 97 territories, including the United States.

A success-story

Netflix must have imagined that the Squid Game series would be hugely successful, but they never thought it would spark a massive war that divides groups of parents and educators. Some parents feel that it is a series like any other and that they shouldn’t leave this Netflix because the parents have the task of controlling the children and not letting them see. On the other hand, parents and educators are calling for an immediate exit from the Netflix series. In fact, they don’t even want there to be a second season. On which side are you?

Squid Game is causing a great war between parents!

It is true that the famous Netflix series has strong scenes and is definitely not for everyone. But is that a reason to disappear from the well-known streaming platform and not even have the right to a second season? This is the problem that severely divides the groups of parents and educators.

In this war, which is taking on new contours every day, there are more moderate positions that just appeal not to watch the series.

Then there are also those who reiterate the idea that parents need to take care of their children and control what they normally see.

But there are also more extreme positions that worry many fans of the Netflix series. They are calling for the series to end immediately and sequels to be canceled.

All of this happens because it appears that there are several children who have already seen the series. And so far, so good, they had their parents’ permission to do so. The problem, however, is that the games they saw and learned on the series are made in schools with multiple colleagues.

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Squid Game: This Secret Will Change Season Two!

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Squid Game is perhaps one of the most popular series on Netflix lately. This makes an excellent “walk” for the second season. Which, to be honest, has not yet been revealed or even mentioned by the platform or the team responsible for the project.

The truth is, however, that there are some questions in the air that fans would like to see answered. After all, there’s one big hidden secret that season two could really change. But what are we talking about and what does this mysterious secret mean?

Squid Game: This Secret Will Change Season Two!

Let’s not even say “beware of spoilers” at a time like this because everyone should have seen this fantastic show. And so it is best to go straight to the topic. After all, I don’t know if you remember when players wanted to leave the game after the first challenge and later returned to fight for the money. Recall? Well the truth is that not all of them have returned and this seems to have been on purpose. In other words, a secret that is kept in Squid Game

Not many did not want to return like this. And contrary to popular belief, they weren’t killed because they didn’t want to continue playing. But watched so that the game went on in secret. One of the rumors circulating on the internet is the fact that the same players might actually return in season two of the series. But does that make sense? And what can the content of the second season look like? We’ll really have to wait and see.

In short, did you watch the first season of Squid Game? So what do you think of the show? I can say I just loved it, but let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Galaxy Watch 4 receives an update full of news!

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In August of this year, Samsung hosted the Galaxy Unpacked Event, where it took the opportunity to showcase various devices. There were the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, as well as the Smartwatches Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and finally the Galaxy Buds 2. Today we have a new update thanks to it.

Galaxy Watch 4 receives an update full of news!

Since the launch that the Samsung has released some software updates for the Galaxy Watch 4. However, none of them added essential functionality. That has now changed as the Korean giant released a major update for the two new wearables. Right from the start we have new watch faces, new gesture controls, and improvements to fall detection.

This update has started to reach devices in South Korea for the time being, but will reach more regions in the coming days.

As mentioned, one of the changes is the addition of new watch faces, but in reality there is one more detail worth mentioning. So we now have an option that allows us to use GIFs as displays.

This update also contains a fix for a heartbeat tracking problem that was present in the previous version. This drop detection has also been improved with a new sensitivity option.

Other new features include a new button to turn off the microphone on calls and improvements to emojis.

The update comes with version R8 ** XXU1DUJA and has a size of 477 MB.

Did you know there is another Galaxy Watch 4 out there that costs 800 euros?

The design queen of the Android world is without a doubt Samsung. A great example of this is what this manufacturer can do with smartwatches. However, we have had devices with a really interesting design since the first Galaxy Watch. However, there is always room for the better. If the Galaxy Watch 4 Class is one of the most attractive Android smartwatches and is even good value for money, it is possible to go even further and develop an even more beautiful device. This is how the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Thom Browne Edition came about and costs around 800 euros. You can read more about it here.

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