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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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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 [...]

 
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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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January 23, 2018

The Best Graphics Cards of 2018

Picking out the best graphics card for your PC is one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. Finding the best graphics card at the right budget can take hours and hours of research and can be a daunting task even for those well versed in technology. To make things easy, we’ve researched and compiled a list of the best gaming graphics cards whether you’re planning on doing casual gaming, competitive eSports, 4K gaming, VR gaming, or anything in-between.

 

Best 4K & VR Graphics Card Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

Nvidia recently rounded off its Pascal lineup with the announcement of the 1080 Ti. With impressive performance and a more affordable [...]

 
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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 560 GPU Polaris 21 CU / Stream Processors 16 / [...]
 
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July 30, 2017

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 570 4GB Review

Polaris Enhanced?

A few weeks ago, AMD launched the Radeon RX 500 series, which is mostly a refresh of the previous-generation RX 400 series they launched less than a year ago. Mostly because the Radeon RX 500 series is based on the very same Polaris architecture as its predecessor, albeit on a slightly more mature process. Whatever your stance on rebadges, it’s clear that AMD has decided to double-down on its Polaris architecture in 2017, at least for the midrange and entry-level segments until its RX Vega GPUs appear later on to cover the high-end market. So like it are not, Polaris is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Today, we’re going to take a [...]

 
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April 20, 2017

Zotac announces GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, GTX 1060 6GB AMP+ with Faster Memory

Today, ZOTAC has announced refreshed versions of their GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme, and GeForce GTX 1060 AMP+. The new cards will feature NVIDIA’s new, faster 11 Gbps and 9.0 Gbps memory for the two GPUs.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme with 11 Gbps Memory

Starting with the higher-end of the two, we have the ZOTAC GeForced GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme. This card is virtually identical to the previous version of the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme which the company debuted alongside the GeForce 10 series last year. However, this new model features faster 11Gbps GDDR5X memory, compared to the 10Gbps memory of the previous version.

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April 19, 2017

PowerColor Launches Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 Red Devil and Red Dragon GPUs

With the release of the Radeon RX 500 series, PowerColor has just launched a variety of new graphics cards based on the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 GPUs. Keeping in line with the theme of their RX 400 series graphics cards, the new cards will be dubbed Red Devil and Red Dragon, with the former offering higher factory overclocks and superior cooling solutions at a bit of a price premium.

PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Devil and Red Dragon

Starting with the RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample (pictured above), which is the top of the company’s top of the line, heavily factory-overclocked model featuring a three-slot cooling solution with dual fans. It features a [...]

 
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April 18, 2017

AMD Launches Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards

Today, AMD launched their refreshed, Radeon RX 500 series graphics which focus on the mid-range, and entry-level gaming markets. These new cards are based on the same Polaris architecture as the previously released Radeon RX 400 series of GPUs, albeit with a few notable enhancements. These new GPUS will go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s GeForce 10 series, specifically the GTX 1060 6GB and 3GB, and the GTX 1050 and GTX 10580 Ti. If you were hoping for some competition on the higher-end from AMD, you’ll have to keep waiting for their upcoming RX Vega GPUs who’s availability is still currently unknown, but AMD assures us Vega is “just around the [...]

 
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April 7, 2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Detailed: Specs Reveal Major Upgrade Over Xbox One

Microsoft’s next update to the Xbox gaming console codenamed Project Scorpio was announced at Microsoft’s E3 briefing last year however, little information about the console has been revealed thus far. Besides having announced that it will host a GPU capable of up to 6 TFlops of compute performance and designed for 4K, Microsoft has been keeping things pretty tightly under wraps.

While the launch of the console is still quite a ways away, just like candy there will always be ones who gets to taste it early and YouTube channel Digital Foundry was recently invited by Microsoft to get an exclusive first look at the Scorpio’s guts and what they [...]

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