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NVIDIA Bracing for a Cryptocurrency Demand Drop

In what could bring cheers to PC gamers, and tears to miners, NVIDIA is reportedly wary of a possible drop in cryptocurrencies through 2018. This directly affects the company, since GPUs are used in mining various cryptocurrencies, which triggered inflation in prices of graphics cards from Q2-2017 to Q1-2018. Over the past couple of weeks, prices of popular high-end GPUs such as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti have cooled, although not back to their original levels. NVIDIA's manufacturing division, which sub-contracts silicon fabrication to TSMC, is calculating the impact a cryptocurrency slump could have on its supply-chain, and are being conservative with their orders to the foundry. A drop in demand could leave the company with vast amounts of unsold inventories based on an old-generation architecture (Pascal, in the wake of Volta/Ampere), which could result in multi-billion-dollar inventory write-offs. According to a Digitimes report, NVIDIA has placed restrictions on its add-in card (AIC) partners on marketing cryptocurrency mining abilities of their graphics cards, and selling directly to large miners.

In addition to a slump in demand for cryptocurrencies, 2018 could see introduction of purpose-built crypto-mining ASICs that are tailored for popular cryptocurrencies. Purpose-built ASICs tend to be extremely economical for medium-thru-large scale miners, in comparison to GPUs. The third horseman is policy. While several governments around the world have developed an appreciation for blockchain technology for its resilience to tampering, fraud, and data-theft (which could be implemented in safekeeping government- and bank-records); governments are, understandably, anti-cryptocurrency, as it undermines sovereign legal tender issued by central banks, and aids tax-evasion. Several governments through 2017-18 have announced measures to crack down on cryptocurrency mining and use as tender. This has led to a further drop in public interest in cryptocurrencies, as large ICO investors are weary of losing money in a highly volatile market. Close to half the ICOs have failed.

Lesson from the Crypto/DRAM Plagues: Build Future-Proof

As someone who does not mine crypto-currency, loves fast computers, and gaming on them, I find the current crypto-currency mining craze using graphics cards nothing short of a plague. It's like war broke out, and your government took away all the things you love from the market. All difficult times teach valuable lessons, and in this case, it is "Save up and build future-proof."

When NVIDIA launched its "Pascal" GPU architecture way back in Summer 2016, and AMD followed up, as a user of 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI, I did not feel the need to upgrade anything, and planned to skip the Pascal/Polaris/Vega generation, and only upgrade when "Volta" or "Navi" offered something interesting. My pair of GTX 970 cards are backed by a Core i7-4770K processor, and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 memory, both of which were considered high-end when I bought them, around 2014-15.

Throughout 2016, my GTX 970 pair ate AAA titles for breakfast. With NVIDIA investing on advancing SLI with the new SLI-HB, and DirectX 12 promising a mixed multi-GPU utopia, I had calculated a rather rosy future for my cards (at least to the point where NVIDIA would keep adding SLI profiles for newer games for my cards to chew through). What I didn't see coming was the inflection point between the decline of multi-GPU and crypto-plague eating away availability of high-end graphics cards at sane prices. That is where we are today.

MSI Brings Award-Winning Innovations to CES 2018

MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, launches three brand-new gaming products at CES 2018, and will display two other CES Innovation Award Honorees. The CES 2018 Innovation Award Honorees include the Trident 3 Arctic, the new Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, new GTX 1080TI Lightning Graphics Card, Infinite X gaming desktop and new Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor. The Trident 3 Arctic was also awarded a "Best of Innovation at Gaming" award. With these products, MSI affirms its position at the head of the high-end gaming market, bringing gamers all over the world the latest and greatest technologies.

"MSI has been dedicated to the field of gaming and is highly acclaimed by gamers and eSports teams worldwide," said Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. "We are honored to receive award recognition for these products and are excited to share them with gamers everywhere."

ELSA Releases GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ST Graphics Card

ELSA 's appearances in TechPowerUp's front pages have been few and far between, with the last iteration of a graphics card from this manufacturer having made its way into our news feed around February 5th, 2015, with its GTX 960 SAC graphics card. That doesn't mean they ELSA isn't worthy of our attention, though, so here goes: the announcement of a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The ELSA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB ST graphics card features a stock blower design that's reminiscent of those offered in AMD's base models, with a subdued black and silver color scheme. It's a pretty graphics card, though it will likely be let down by its cooling and acoustic performance. Specs are vanilla when it comes to NVIDIA's reference GTX 1080 Ti clocks: there's a base clock of 1,480 MHz (actually 1 MHz lower than NVIDIA's reference) and 1,582 MHz Boost, with 11 GB of 11 GHz GDDR5X memory. The ELSA GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ST graphics card draws power from the PCIe bus, and from 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin connectors. Display outputs on this dual-slot graphics card come in at 3x DisplayPort, 1x Dual link DVI-D, and 1x HDMI 2.0b. The card's dimensions stand at 266 mm (L) x 111 mm (H) x 39 mm (D).

ASUS Quietly Revises ROG Strix 1080 Ti PCB Design, EKWB Warns

ASUS has seemingly revised the PCB design of their ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card in such a way that it has introduced compatibility issues with already-released custom waterblocks. The warning from Ek WaterBlocks (a silent one as well) comes via an update to their EK-MLC Phoenix GPU Module FC1080 GTX Ti, and EK-FC1080 GTX Ti waterblock modules product pages, where EK wrote that "Due to changes in the PCB design, ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in the following S/N range are not compatible with EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix full cover water blocks: HBYVCM064817- HBYVCM999999; HCYVCM000001- HCYVCM059975".

Product revisions are a dime a dozen (particularly in motherboards). However, it's relatively rare that changes are enough to render cooling solutions completely incompatible with the new design. Granted, ASUS saw something worth some additional engineering, and went on to do it, so users looking towards the acquisition of a new GPU waterblock for their ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card should just look closely to the serial numbers on their graphics card packaging. Based on the range of serial numbers, graphics cards manufactured on or after November 2017 are the ones rendered incompatible with EKWB's purpose-built GPU waterblocks, so users purchasing graphics cards after this time-frame should take particular heed.

Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti RNG Edition

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions, is proud to officially announce its new products including new graphics cards developed in partnership with RNG eSports Gaming Team including the flagship iGame GTX1080Ti RNG Edition graphics card. Featuring a factory overclocked frequency of 1620Mhz base frequency and a boost clock of 1733Mhz via GPU Boost. The card boasts 11GB of GDDR5 memory wired to a 352-bit interface bus. The card feature 16+2 digital power phase reinforced by COLORFUL's IPP (iGame Pure Power). Cooled by the SWORIZER cooling solution, the iGame GTX1080Ti RNG Edition delivers maximum performance during intense gaming situation. The SWORIZER cooler also features the innovative iGame Status Monitor built-in and is fully capable of 16.8 million color RGB lighting.

Totally changing the way we see graphics cards, COLORFUL's new iGame Status Monitor allows real-time monitoring of key graphics card information including core clocks, temperature, load-line status and memory usage. This enables gamers and modders to rethink the way they show-off their GPUs inside their build whilst maintaining a functional yet aesthetically-pleasing feature display.

EVGA Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper

EVGA today introduced its flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|ngp|n Hydro Copper (model: 11G-P4-6799), tuned by the legendary overclocker Vince "K|ngp|n" Lucido himself. The card features the choicest VRM components, binned "GP102" ASIC and GDDR5X memory chips, to support not just the highest overclocking headroom among EVGA's lineup, but also its highest factory-overclocked speeds of 1582 MHz core, 1695 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory clocks.

The card is intended to be plumbed to your own liquid-cooling loop, and comes with an all-copper, full-coverage water-block. You also get EVGA's iCX technology, which puts 9 thermal sensors across various points in the card. Available now (in limited stocks), exclusively through EVGA's own online store, the card is priced at USD $1,249.

ASUS Intros ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Assassin's Creed Origins Edition

ASUS rolled out a special variant of its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card commemorating "Assassin's Creed: Origins." The card features a special cooler shroud with bronze-gold die-cast color forming the top half, and a groovy hieroglyph print with ROG and Assassin's Creed logos, on the back-plate, again in bronze-gold. The SKU includes a coupon to the standard edition of "Assassin's Creed: Origins," redeemable on UPlay.

The card is otherwise identical to the ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC, including its out of the box clock speeds of 1569/1683 MHz (core/boost), and an untouched 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory. It also retains the RGB LED lighting along inserts on the cooler shroud, and the ROG logo on the back-plate. This card could be priced at a slight premium over the ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC.

Zotac Announces World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - ArcticStorm Mini

ZOTAC International, a Hong Kong based and a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to announce the launch of ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini. Get the best of both worlds with the most compact GeForce GTX 1080 Ti water blocked graphics card packing the ultimate gaming performance combined with fearless cooling.

The card combines the 212 mm (8.35-inch) long super compact design of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini with a full-coverage water block utilizing a nickel plated direct copper contact with precision 0.3mm micro-channels for maximum heat extraction. The see-thru tinted acrylic top allows the cooling magic to be visible, supported by a metal backplate, the overall color neutral design adds the finishing touches with an all-white LED lit touch. Builders now have the option of making one of the most compact with extreme cooling PC gaming systems around and have it fit into any color scheme.

NVIDIA Giving Away "Destiny 2" with GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA is giving away copies of "Destiny 2" with new purchases of GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. The "New Legends will Rise" game bundle sees NVIDIA add-in card (AIC) partners give away coupons that can be redeemed on the NVIDIA website for game keys to the season's hottest online multiplayer first-person shooter. The offer covers both reference-design and custom-design GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards sold in the retail channel; and gaming notebooks and desktops based on the two graphics cards. In addition to the game itself, you get early-access to the PC betas.

MSI Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio and Gaming Trio

MSI is proud to announce its latest high-end graphics card, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO. This new card features three fans and a beautiful Mystic Light RGB implementation with detailed controls. Boasting an improved thermal design with Military Class certified components, it's bound to enhance your high-end gaming experience.

MSI's Mystic Light enables you to customize the RGB effects of your hardware to give your system a different look whenever you feel like it. Using the MSI Mystic Light software, you can control three zones of LED individually on the shroud and backplate. Furthermore, you can synchronize colors and effects of your graphics card, motherboard, case-fans and peripherals to enhance the gaming atmosphere surrounding you.

EVGA and K|NGP|N Break New World Records

Extreme overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido has once again set new performance World Records. Armed with the latest EVGA hardware, a new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU and Liquid Nitrogen cooling, K|NGP|N was able to overclock the EVGA hardware to new heights, setting the standard for PC enthusiast hardware. Upon obtaining these new World Records, K|NGP|N had this to say:

"Using the new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU at over 5.7GHz on an EVGA X299 Dark and 4x EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N's at over 2.3GHz, allowed me to annihilate the existing 3DMark Time Spy World Record at 37,596 points! The new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU, EVGA X299 Dark and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N are incredible!"

EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ELITE Graphics Card

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ELITE cards are now available with 12 GHz of GDDR5X memory, giving it 528 GB/s of memory bandwidth! These cards are available with either the ELITE Black or White shroud, and of course comes with EVGA's exclusive iCX technology, giving you 9 thermal sensors, onboard thermal LED indicators and incredible cooling with quiet operation.

  • Includes EVGA iCX Technology
  • 12 GHz GDDR5X Memory
  • 528 GB/s of Memory Bandwidth
  • Available in ELITE Black and White Colors

Colorful iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan Breaks 3DMark Records

Colorful announced that its flagship graphics card, the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan, broke several 3DMark records. The company revealed that the GTX 1080 Ti ASIC driving each Kudan graphics card is binned in a "best of 100" lot (the best performing ASIC from 100 are picked out for the Kudan SKU, leaving the rest for other SKUs by the company). Colorful ran the card at an out of the box OC of 2050 MHz core, yielding 3DMark graphics scores of 30,328 points (graphics score) in Firestrike, 14,858 points (graphics score) in Firestrike Extreme, 7,406 points (graphics score) in Firestrike Ultra, and 10,445 points (graphics score) in Timespy.

Corsair One Updated with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and NVMe SSD Storage

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components, today announced three powerful new configurations of its multi-award-winning CORSAIR ONE performance PC. Hailed by press as "the new benchmark for small-form-factor gaming systems*" and "a triumph in both performance and design," CORSAIR ONE has redefined what gamers, content creators and power-users can expect from a small-form factor PC.

Now CORSAIR takes CORSAIR ONE even further, with three new configurations pushing the limits of PC performance. Equipped with a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-7700K CPU, Intel 200 Series motherboard and iconic bead-blasted aluminum casing, CORSAIR ONE PRO is now available with NVIDIA's most powerful GeForce GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in top-end models, high-speed M.2 NVMe SSD storage, and up to 32GB of CORSAIR DDR4 memory. Incredibly small and unbelievably quiet, CORSAIR ONE is now available fully loaded to master the most advanced games and demanding workloads. It's the fastest ONE yet.

EVGA Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was designed to be the most powerful desktop GPU ever created, and indeed it was. EVGA built upon its legacy of innovative cooling solutions and powerful overclocking with its GTX 1080 Ti SC2 and FTW3 graphics cards. Despite the overclocking headroom provided by the frigid cooling of EVGA's patented iCX Technology, the potential of the GTX 1080 Ti still leaves room for one more card at the top...and man is it good to be the K|NG.

Colorful Announces the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, officially debuts the international name for its liquid-cooled GPUs with the announcement of the Neptune series of graphics cards, starting off with the most powerful model which debuted in COMPUTEX, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W.

The iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W ships with 3584 CUDA cores, and runs at a base clock frequency of 1594 MHz while the GPU Boost clock speed can go up to 1708 MHz. To improve the performance even further, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W has also been outfitted with GDDR5X memory module running at 11 Gbps that bring gamers more powerful game performance.

EVGA Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID Graphics Card

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID w/ iCX Technology combines the cooling advancements of the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid cooler with EVGA's exclusive iCX Technology. Featuring a total of 11 global patents, iCX is the very definition of Interactive Cooling. With EVGA's iCX Technology, users will have a better understanding of their graphics card's operation. This includes temperature monitoring on key components (not just GPU) and targeted cooling, which provides better overclocking capabilities.

On top of that, we took our award-winning HYBRID solution and cranked it up a notch by including a dedicated memory cooling plate that makes direct contact with the cooling block. The VRM area of the card is covered by a dedicated heatsink/fan that keeps the power areas of the card cool, even during a long gaming session. Of course, the HYBRID water cooling solution gives you unbelievable GPU temperatures, sometimes cutting your GPU load temperatures in half! Best of all? The water cooler is completely self-contained, with an included 120mm radiator and fan, no filling, no custom tubing, and no maintenance. Just plug and play! All backed by EVGA's legendary Warranty. The choice is simple: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID is truly water-cooled domination.

GIGABYTE Intros Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti WaterForce Xtreme

GIGABYTE, which had two variants of its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the air-cooled Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition, and the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, that comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block; introduced a third variant, the WaterForce Xtreme Edition. Unlike the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, which you plumb to your own water-cooling loop, this card comes with a self-contained AIO liquid-cooling loop. The cooling solution consists of an pump-block base which makes contact with the GPU and a base-plate that draws heat from the VRM and memory; and a 120 mm radiator with an included 120 mm fan. The cooler-shroud features some groovy acrylic windows, and RGB LED lighting controlled by GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The card is based on the same exact PCB as its two other siblings, with the same clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.2 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory out of the box, against NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480 MHz core, 1582 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz memory. The software-enabled "OC mode" runs the card at 1632 MHz core, 1746 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.44 GHz memory. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, three HDMI ports (two on the rear panel, one internal HDMI port for VR headsets); and a dual-link DVI connector. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Intros the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition

GIGABYTE launched a variant of its flagship Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is prepped for water-cooling. The new Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, which you plumb to your water-cooling loop. The block is made of nickel-plated copper, with a clear acrylic top, and an aluminium+plastic top-plate with a cutout the shape of the Aorus logo. The acrylic top is studded with RGB multi-color LEDs, which can be controlled using GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with out of the box clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, with a software-enabled "OC mode" which cranks up clocks to 1632/1746 MHz; compared to NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480/1582 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors; and features a similar, VR-optimized display connector layout to its air-cooled sibling, which includes three DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and one dual-link DVI-D where you'd expect them, plus a third HDMI connector near the card's tail end (facing the front of your case). The company didn't reveal pricing.

MSI Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card

MSI is proud to officially announce the latest of its legendary LIGHTNING graphics cards. Built to be perfect, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z combines cutting edge new technology with proven features such as TRI-FROZR design with TORX 2.0 Fans, SuperPipe technology and Military Class 4 components. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is nothing short of an engineering masterpiece.

MSI's reputation in thermal design is well-known to be excellent. The improved TRI-FROZR design on the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z utilizes two 10cm and one 9 cm TORX 2.0 Fans combining the advantages of both traditional fan blade and dispersion fan blade, generating huge amounts of airflow while remaining virtually silent. Two 8mm SuperPipes transfer heat much faster to the fins, enabling up to a whopping 700W of heat dissipation.

ZOTAC Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition

ZOTAC introduced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core Edition graphics card (model: ZT-P10810F-10P). Positioned between its flagship air-cooled AMP Extreme and AMP Edition SKUs, the AMP Extreme Core Edition retains the product design of the AMP Extreme, but comes with lower clock speeds. The card ships with factory-overclocked speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.2 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory; compared to the 1645/1759 MHz the AMP Extreme comes with, and the 1480/1582 MHz NVIDIA-reference clocks. Besides clock speeds, everything is identical between the AMP Extreme Core Edition and the original AMP Extreme. There could be a minor price difference between the two.

EK Water Blocks Announces EK-FC1080 GTX Ti TF6 Full-coverage VGA Block

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block designed and engineered to fit four MSI GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti based graphics cards. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

This water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under full load and high overclocks. EK-FC1080 GTX Ti TF6 water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

ZOTAC Launches the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is thrilled to announce the launch of the the world's smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini - which strives for the excellence in smaller builds, with zero compromise on performance.

As a constant pioneer in developing small form factor graphics cards, ZOTAC has made another unprecedented paradigm, the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini, which only measures a minuscule 211 mm (8.3-inch) in length harnessing the power of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU simultaneously. The smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti within NVIDIA Pascal architecture, it fits in 99% of systems on the market and gives you superior performance and power efficiency.

Manli Announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with RGB Lighting

Manli Technology Group Limited, the major Graphics Cards and other components manufacturer, today announced the latest overclocking solution, Manli GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gallardo with RGB lights. The name of Gallardo is in Italian, and represents "elegant" and "bravery." The golden and soldier elements are exactly as "elegant" and "bravery" image which Gallardo Series would like bring luxurious gaming experience to gamers.

Manli GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gallardo equipped with triple 9cm fan to improve cooling performance also up to 7 shining RGB light effects: from red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple to white that flash and fade between those colors. Moreover, Manli GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gallardo provides two overclocking solutions: one is overclocking version which increases up to 4% (1544 / 1657MHz), and super overclocking version is with up to 7% (1594 / 1708MHz) compared with standard version.
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