AMD’s upcoming RX 6700 XT is positioned to take on Nvidia’s RTX 3070 as the 1440p performance king. For around $500, AMD is promising all the bells and whistles of its more expensive RX 6800 and 6900 , including ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and Radeon Boost. But can the RX 6700 XT actually compete with the RTX 3070? The 6700 XT hasn’t launched yet, so it’s important to wait for third-party benchmarks. Still, we rounded up AMD’s internal numbers and compared them with the performance of an RTX 3070 to get an idea of how well the card should perform in the real world. Pricing and availability The RX 6700 XT was announced during AMD’s Where Gaming Begins event on March 3 with a launch date of March 18. The card is launching with a $479 MSRP, and AMD will launch its first-party and board partner cards on the same day. The RTX 3070 released on October 28, 2020, for $499. Board partner cards launched simultaneously, priced $50 to $100 more than Nvidia’s model. You can … [Read more...] about RX 6700 XT vs. RTX 3070
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Growing up, many of us were told that playing computer or video games was a waste of time. However, when it comes to training artificial intelligence, not only is it not a waste of time, but it could be key to developing the intelligent agents of tomorrow. Several years ago, researchers from Google DeepMind impressively demonstrated that cutting-edge A.I. could be used to master several classic Atari games, without being explicitly taught how to play them. Since then, multiple researchers have tried their hand at reinforcement learning systems that use trial and error to learn how to master games. Now, researchers from Uber AI Labs and OpenAI have come up with a way to refine these tools even further that enables them to exhibit a high level of performance at more complex games that gameplaying A.I. agents have previously struggled with. “The new algorithm that we developed, Go-Explore, outperforms previous machine learning algorithms on many Atari games, including the … [Read more...] about Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?