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March 16, 2017

AMD Releases ReLive 17.3.2 Beta Drivers, Boosts Radeon RX480 Performance by up to 12%

AMD recently released the beta version of the latest Radeon Software Crimson 17.3.2.

Among other improvements, the new driver update claims to improve performance of the AMD Radeon RX 480 by as much as 12% compared to the previous driver release, Radeon Software Crimson 17.3.1. Other improvements include support for Mass Effect: Andromeda as well as fixes for The Division and For Honor.

Those interested in trying out Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.2 can download it from AMD’s website here. However, be warned. As they’re beta drivers, they also come with quite an extensive list of known issues as well.

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March 16, 2017

Early AMD Radeon RX VEGA Images Leaked in Customary Blurrycam Format

In a recent post at the Chiphell forums, a member by the username gtx9 posted some of the first images of what could be the launch video for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX VEGA graphics card. According to the poster, this was recently shown at the AMD Technology Summit in Beijing, China.

While the images only show limited angles, it looks like the RX VEGA reference design may feature a black and white color theme with red accents for the logo. The GPU also appears to have a GPU load indicator which is something AMD has done previously on their Radeon R9 FURY X graphics card. This of course leaves the universal question, why does every leaker own the same freaking [...]

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March 14, 2017

Phanteks Unveils Stunning Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition Full Cover Waterblock

Looking for a new full cover waterblock for that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti arriving any day now? Good, because Phanteks has got you covered.

In a recent announcement, Phanteks unveiled the new Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition full cover waterblock designed for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card. Sporting a nickel-plated copper cold plate, acrylic top, sandblasted cover plates, and of course obligatory RGB lighting, the Phanteks Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition is one of the most beautiful full cover waterblocks we’ve seen for the new graphics card.

While detailed information about cooling performance was not provided at this time, [...]

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March 12, 2017

AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Benchmarks Leaked, Outperforms GTX 1080 in OpenCL Performance

Some keen eyes over at Videocardz recently discovered that benchmarks for the highly anticipated AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU have inadvertently been leaked in the CompuBench benchmark database. The leaked benchmarks also reveal some GPU specifications for the first time including potential clock speeds and compute unit count.

Starting off, we can see that the leaked CompuBench benchmarks shows a device ID 687F:C1. This is the same device ID of the AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU that we saw running the Doom 4K demo at CES.

Using the information on the info page, we get several important pieces of information about the GPU.

CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS = 64 – [...]
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March 9, 2017

Nvidia GeForce 378.78 Drivers Delivers Up to 33% Increase in DX12 Gaming Performance

After recently launching the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia also released the GeForce 378.78 driver package which among other improvements significantly increases performance in games running on DirectX 12.

According to Nvidia, the new drivers increase DX12 performance by an average of 16% across the board with games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and HITMAN boasting performance improvements by 33% and 23% respectively. Additional improvements include a wider array of games supporting Nvidia’s ANSEL in-game screenshot feature, support for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and improved SLI support in several games.

Nvidia’s latest driver can be [...]

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March 6, 2017

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Benchmarks Leaked, Scores 24,550 in 3D Mark Fire Strike

Last week at GDC, Nvidia launched their new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and although performance testing of the graphics card is still under NDA, that hasn’t stopped some McDonalds chicken nugget lovin’ guys at ChipHell from leaking 3D Mark benchmarks on the new card.

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March 3, 2017

EVGA Teases GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Sporting Triple-Fan iCX Cooler

With the launch of Nvidia’s latest flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it looks like they’ve also given the green light for their AIB partners to unveil custom designs of the upcoming graphics card as well.

In a recently released teaser photo, EVGA took the wraps off the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3, which will likely be the flagship custom designed air cooled card for EVGA. Aside from the picture, EVGA hasn’t supplied much information such as clock speeds, onboard component information, and others, but we can see that it does sport a new EVGA triple-fan iCX cooler design which should provide better cooling performance compared to their dual fan iCX [...]

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March 2, 2017

Faster VRAM Coming to Nvidia GTX 1080, GTX 1060 AIB Custom Graphics Cards

Slow, last generation GDDR5 and GDDR5X? No Deal! …is what you probably thought about Nvidia’s entire 10 series graphics card lineup after Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti featuring the new 11Gbps GDDR5X memory at their Nvidia Gaming Celebration event.

If that was you, Nvidia has some good news for you as they also announced at the event that they will allow their AIB board partners to utilize the newer and faster 9Gbps GDDR5 and 11Gbps GDDR5X for new custom GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards designs. The newer and faster VRAM won’t be an official reference design specification, but this will give Nvidia AIBs options to differentiate [...]

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February 28, 2017

Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card – Faster Than Titan X for $699

Nvidia GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration |

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February 22, 2017

Nvidia to Launch GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at GDC 2017

There’s no question that AMD has stolen the thunder over the past few weeks with the launch of their highly anticipated Ryzen CPUs, but Nvidia wants you to know that they have something coming out as well.

Nvidia recently added a popover on their site which includes a countdown timer that’s about 6 days and a bit away (February 28th) with the line “IT’S ALMOST TIME #ULTIMATEGEFORCE” with the bolded TI of course referring to the upcoming flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

No additional details of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080Ti were provided at this time however, according to previous rumors, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is [...]

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