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May 23, 2017

Nvidia Volta Titan X Leaked by Intern?

Though Nvidia’s GPU roadmap shows that Volta consumer graphics card won’t be coming until 2018, a Facebook post may have leaked the very first glimpse at what the Titan X Volta could look like.

The card in question sports a never-before-seen cooling shroud bearing the “Titan” logo. It uses an 8-pin and 6-pin power connector. Aside from the obvious appearance features, sharp-eyed users have also pointed out that it lacks the SLI connector. In its place are little notches (just above the logo) that bear resemblance to the NVLink connectors on the recently announced Nvidia GV100 workstation card.

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May 17, 2017

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

Rounding out the Radeon lineup, AMD has launched its budget friendly RX 560 graphics card which will sit between the RX 550 and the RX 570.

The AMD Radeon RX 560 aims to deliver high performance and top notch energy efficiency to gamers on a budget. The new graphics card is powered by AMD’s new Polaris 21 GPU built on Global Foundries 14LPP (Low Power Plus) process. The GPU packs 16 Compute Units for a total of 1,024 Stream Processors. Core clock is set at 1,175 MHz base and 1,275 MHz boost. Memory configuration includes either 2GB or 4GB GDDR5 running on a 128-bit interface.

Model AMD RX 560GPU Polaris 21CU / Stream Processors 16 / 1,024Core [...]
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May 17, 2017

AMD Vega Frontier Edition Graphics Card Unveiled

AMD unveiled its first purchasable Vega GPU during its Financial Analyst Day meeting. The AMD Vega Frontier Edition is aimed at professionals requiring heavy compute performance: data scientists, engineers, and product designers. This move is undoubtedly to steal some thunder from the newly announced Nvidia Tesla V100 graphics card and to gain market share in the machine learning and data science sector.

The Vega Frontier Edition packs 64 Next-Gen Compute Unit, dubbed nCU. In total, they carry 4,096 SMPs. As promised, the card also comes with 16GB of HBM2 memory, which means that it will have four stacks 4GB memory chips on its interpose. [...]

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May 16, 2017

Intel Reportedly Licenses AMD Graphics IP for Integrated Graphics

In a recent report from tech publication, Fudzilla, Intel is now confirmed to be dropping their graphics licensing agreement with Nvidia and will instead license graphics technology from AMD. This confirms previous rumors that Intel was expected to drop Nvidia as their graphics licensing partner after their previous six year, $1.5 billion licensing agreement ended.

While Intel and AMD seem like unlikely partners, it does make quite a bit of sense. Intel’s integrated graphics technology infringes on graphics technology held by Nvidia, which ultimately led to Nvidia suing Intel, leading to the previous six-year, $1.5 billion licensing deal as a part of the final [...]

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May 10, 2017

Nvidia Unveils Volta in $149,000 DGX-1 Supercomputer

Nvidia dropped a bombshell at their GPU Technology Conference today, launching their new DGX-1 supercomputer platform powered by the new Volta GPU architecture.

As expected the new Nvidia DGX-1 is a beast of a system, equipped with eight of Nvidia’s latest Volta powered Tesla V100 GPUs linked together using Nvidia’s NVLink technology which features a massive bandwidth of up to 300GB/s. The system in total is capable of outputting up to 960 Tensor TFLOPS making it as powerful as approximately 400 general compute servers.

Powering the Nvidia DGX-1 is the Tesla V100 which is powered by Nvidia’s latest Volta GPU. [...]

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May 8, 2017

AMD Vega 3D Mark FireStrike Benchmark Results Leaked in 3D Mark Database

Following the leak of 3D Mark Time Spy benchmark scores for AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics card last week, some new 3D Mark FireStrike benchmark scores may have recently been revealed on 3D Mark’s benchmark database as well.

Before we jump into the results, let’s take a quick look at the specifications. While the card is still unnamed on the database at this time, we can see that it’s an AMD graphics card with a core clock of 1,200MHz, memory bus clock of 700MHz, and 8GB of graphics memory. This is in line with what we’re expecting for AMD’s Vega graphics card. It also features a device ID of 687F:C1, which is [...]

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May 2, 2017

Possible Early AMD Vega 3D Mark Benchmark Leaked

A mysterious Time Spy benchmark result has appeared on the 3DMark benchmark database, which may belong to AMD’s upcoming enthusiast Vega GPU.

According to the benchmark result page, the unnamed graphics card was able to achieve a graphics score of 5,721, which is around the performance level of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. As far as specifications, the benchmark result page shows an AMD graphics card with 8GB of memory, 1.2GHz GPU core clock, and 700MHz memory bus clock paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.

If this is indeed a Vega graphics card, the numbers are a slightly worrying. That said, there are a lot of unknowns here. First and foremost is [...]

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May 2, 2017

Nvidia Plans on Launching New GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 for Mobile

Nvidia is expected to launch lower-clocked versions of its GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 mobile GPUs.

Images captured from a system show a version of a GTX 1080 with all cores enabled but running at 1,290MHz base clock. This is much lower than the 1,556MHz base clock on the dekstop GTX 1080. By lowering the core clock, it lowers the power and thermal envelope of the GPU. This allows it to be fitted into thinner gaming laptops.

The card scored a 1,7000 in 3D mark, 4,000 lower than a fully-fledged desktop GTX 1080. Not much was shown regarding the new GTX 1070 during the presentation.

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April 27, 2017

Nvidia Reportedly Planning to Launch GeForce GT1030 to Compete Against AMD RX 550

The release of the $79 AMD RX 550 is giving AMD a huge advantage in the ultra low end segment in the graphics card space and according to a recent report at WCCFTech, Nvidia is reportedly planning to strike back.

The upcoming low-end solution from Nvidia will not feature the GTX moniker, and will just feature the GT prefix. The card may be dubbed as the GeForce GT 1030/1040 and will feature a minuscule 35W power profile.

The upcoming card is expected to feature the GP108 GPU which was previously expected to be for mobile applications. GP108 will contain just 521 SMPs, 32 TMUs, and 16 ROPs. Just as the Polaris 12 GPU in the Radeon RX 550, the GP108 won’t [...]

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April 26, 2017

AMD Vega Confirmed to Launch This Quarter

In a Twitter post, AMD has confirmed that Vega is approaching completion and that it will be coming in Q2 2017.

AMD’s VEGA GPUs will be AMD’s high-end offering designed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. In an interview with WCCF Tech, Don Woligroski, Desktop CPU Marketing Manager at AMD, stated that Vega’s performance looks “real nice” compared to the Nvidia competitors.

AMD had previously demonstrated Vega running real-time rendering and stitching a 4K 3D environment at CES in Las Vegas, where AMD has also revealed some information behind Vega’s features.

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