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January 12, 2019

AMD Announces Radeon VII Packing Vega II, 16GB HBM, $699 Pricepoint

At CES 2019, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa SU spoke on several products at their keynote and while many users were disappointed that AMD did not announce a rumored $250 GPU that would give GTX 1080 class performance, AMD did surprise the world by announcing the world’s first 7nm GPU for the consumer market. Rather than being built on the Navi architecture, the new GPU is based on the second iteration of Vega, and will be named Radeon VII. The new GPU is expected to bring performance comparable to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and GTX 1080TI.

This year marks the first time that AMD has ever had a keynote at CES, and this product was definitely a shocker. The Radeon VII will heat [...]

 
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January 12, 2019

Nvidia Announces Support for Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) Displays on GeForce Graphics Cards, What It Means For AMD

In a stunning move from Nvidia earlier this week, the GPU company announced that they would finally begin supporting adaptive sync functionality on AMD FreeSync monitors. Previously, Nvidia graphics cards were only compatible with their proprietary G-Sync system, which is technically a slightly better implementation of adaptive sync monitor technology when compared to FreeSync however, monitors that support G-Sync require an additional piece of hardware from Nvidia to handle the variable refresh rate of the monitor which makes the monitors supporting G-Sync more expensive (usually in the range of $100-$250) than monitors of similar feature sets without the G-Sync [...]

 
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January 10, 2019

Nvidia Unveils its RTX 2060 Priced at $349 Packing 6GB of GDDR6 at CES 2019

With the launch of Nvidia’s 20-series GPUs seemingly an eternity ago, Nvidia has finally announced a January 15th release date for their Geforce RTX 2060. The new graphics card uses the same GPU core as the GTX 2070, the TU106, though is cut down featuring 1920 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores, 30 RT cores, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. This allows the card to be capable of up to 6.5 TFLOPS, which is roughly equivalent to the performance of a GeForce GTX 1070 while still maintaining a 160w TDP compared to the 120w and 150w of the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively. It comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 running on an 192-bit bus, providing a bandwidth of 336GB/s (the same as the older GTX [...]

 
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August 21, 2018

Gigabyte Announces GeForce RTX 2000 Series Graphics Cards

Gigabyte, one of the more familiar names in the PC Enthusiast hardware space has announced their newest GeForce RTX 2000 series cards powered by Nvidia’s brand new Turing architecture GPUs.

According to the announcement, Gigabyte will be launching five new graphics cards:

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC 11G Geforce RTX 2080 Ti WINDFORCE OC 11G Geforce RTX 2080 GAMING OC 8G Geforce RTX 2080 WINDFORCE OC 8G Geforce RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G

All five graphics cards feature Gigabyte’s Windforce 3X cooling system with alternate spinning fans, RGB fusion, sleek metal back plate, Gigabyte certified ultra-durable materials and one-click overclocking so that all [...]

 
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December 29, 2017

Nvidia to Release GTX 1060 with 5GB Memory

Rumors are abound that Nvidia may be gearing up to release a variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB GDDR5 of memory. This new card will be strictly targeted towards the Chinese PC cafe market.

The new variant is rumored to feature a new GP106-350 GPU core. It features the same 1,280 CUDA cores as the GP106-400 in the GTX 1060 6GB, but will feature a narrower 160 bit memory bus which will help reduce cost.

In addition to shaving off 1GB of memory, the card is also rumored to use less robust packaging to save cost. This won’t matter though, since this card is targeted towards internet cafes rather than off the shelf retail. No word on pricing or [...]

 
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December 13, 2017

AMD Launches Radeon Adrenalin Edition Drivers

As the end of the year approaches, AMD packed a special surprise for its graphics card users – the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition (Yes, that’s Adrenaline without an “e”) which is now available for download at AMD’s website here. The new update brings a healthy boost to features as well as many refinements to existing features.

 

Performance Latency

Performance has always been the paramount focus when it comes to any driver. According to AMD, the new Andrenalin driver ups the performance in some popular titles like Overwatch, Prey, and Project Cars 2. Input latency has been optimised slightly for DX11 titles. however, [...]

 
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November 8, 2017

AMD RTG Chief Raja Koduri Leaves AMD, Joins Intel’s New Core and Visual Computing Group

AMD’s former Radeon Technology Group Chief, Raja Koduri, has had an eventful week. After Hexus recently reported on an internal memo Koduri sent to his staff announcing his departure from AMD, Intel recently sent out a press release announcing that Koduri has joined Intel’s newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group.

Back in September, Koduri announced that he’d be going on a sabbatical for personal reasons. In an email, he explained to his staff that he was taking a temporary break to spend some time with his family. Given that Koduri had just overseen AMD’s launch their latest Vega GPU, it didn’t seem like a huge deal at the time. [...]

 
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October 19, 2017

Zotac Launches Tiny, Water-Cooled Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Arctic Storm Mini

Zotac just launched the the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Arctic Storm Mini, the world’s smallest GTX 1080 Ti.

The card which measures just 6.46″ wide by 8.35″ long features Zotac’s ArticStorm open loop waterblock to minimize footprint and maximize cooling potential. The waterblock utilizes a nickle plated direct copper contact capped with a transparent, tinted acrylic top. It’s a full coverage waterblock, so it not only covers the GPU, but also the VRMs as well. To give it some extra shine, it also comes with white LEDs installed around the edge.

The robust cooling means higher overclocking potential. Out of [...]

 
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October 19, 2017

Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti 3DMark Benchmarks Surface

Videocardz has recently discovered a few benchmarks of the hotly rumored upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

The benches are from 3DMark 11, Fire Strike, and Time Spy. When compared against Videocardz own database, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti was shown to be faster than AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 in Time Spy, but was about even in Firestrike.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is expected to use the same GP104 GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 but with just one SM disabled. This gives it a grand total of 2,432 CUDA cores. The GPU will also be paired with standard GDDR5 and not the faster GDDR5X.  It’s also speculated [...]

 
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October 9, 2017

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Confirmed in Latest MSI Afterburner Beta

Information about Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has been rumored extensively over the past month, but nothing has been confirmed until now. Some keen observers recently spotted a line in the patch notes for the latest beta of MSI’s Afterburner software which reveals that the GTX 1070 Ti does exist and is likely coming sooner rather than later.

According to the patch notes for MSI Afterburner Beta Version 4.4.0:

“Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GT 1070 Ti series graphics cards”

*Note there does appear to be a typo in the changelog as it shows GT 1070 Ti rather than GTX 1070 Ti.

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