DRAM and NAND prices have soared over the past year due to shortages and it looks like VRAM prices are following a similar trajectory as well. According to a recent article by Digitimes, VRAM price quotes have soared by 30.8% in August, leaping from $6.50 per package in July to $8.50 per package.
The price increase is due to RAM leading RAM manufacturers shifting production focus to memory for servers and smartphones. Samsung, which accounts for 55% of the worldwide VRAM supply, has more than doubled its server DRAM production from 12% to 27%. SK Hynix and Micron which account for the rest of the world’s VRAM production has significantly increased production [...]
After about a year since we first heard about AMD Vega, AMD has finally announced the new graphics card, marking AMD’s return to the enthusiast graphics market after years of sitting on the sidelines.
AMD’s RX Vega lineup will consist of two new graphics cards, the RX Vega 64 and the RX Vega 56.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is AMD’s flagship RX Vega graphics card. The 64 in its name signifies the number of next generation compute units in the GPU, which in this case is 64. Multiply this number by 64 Stream Processors per compute unit and you get a total of 4096 Stream Processors.
The base [...]
At SIGGRAPH 2017, Nvidia announced that it will be bringing its powerful Titan Xp and Quadro graphics cards into an eGPU solution for gamers, creative professionals and AI researchers.
External graphics docks are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and massive graphics performance they bring to laptops and other mobile devices that otherwise would not have the capability.
With the new announcement, those who want Nvidia’s latest and greatest will be able to put one in an external GPU solution such as the BizonBox, which now already has the Titan Xp listed as a compatible graphics card.
If you’re just starting your research on a new graphics card, you probably have no idea where to start. This is why we’ve decided to put together a graphics card comparison chart ranking each of the latest graphics cards based on its performance capabilities.
The comparison chart below is based on research from multiple review sites as well as performance numbers gathered from own reviews and testing. Keep in mind that each of the graphics card vendors have their own preferred game development partners, so in some rare instances in specific games, a graphics card from one vendor may outperform a higher ranked graphics cards from another [...]
AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega isn’t expected to launch until AMD’s SIGGRAPH event at the end of this month, but it appears that at least one crafty individual has already gotten his hands on one of these cards an decided to leak some more 3D Mark scores to the world.
The leaker shared three runs of 3D Mark Fire Strike where the RX Vega card was able to achieve 20,949, 22,291, and 22,330. This puts the performance of the RX Vega somewhere on par with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. This is consistent with previous leaks from the 3D Mark 11 database.
According to the leaked screenshots, the [...]
Here at Custom PC Review, we love building our own custom PCs and as long as you’re up for it, we’d 100% recommend you do the same, but sometimes it’s just better to leave the PC building to the pros. Whether it’s because you lack the time or your friend who can’t even put together a desk from Ikea asks if it’s a good idea to build a custom water cooled gaming system, there’s plenty of reasons to go with a custom PC builder.
Today we’ll be sharing a few of what we think are the best custom PC builders on the market today.
AVADirect is an Ohio based custom PC builder founded back [...]
Over the past few days, Amazon has been running multiple pre-sales leading up to their big Prime Day sales event, but starting at 9PM EST today, July 11, and ending exactly 30 hours later at 3AM EST tomorrow, July 12, Amazon will be hosting their largest sale for the year with deals coming up every five minutes.
We’ve went through the first round of deals and here’s a list of some of the deals to watch out for:
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One of the biggest benefits to Intel’s latest Kaby Lake CPUs is that it supports built-in DRM as well as dedicated 4K video processing capabilities. As such, only those fortunate enough to own Intel’s latest and greatest were granted access to Netflix’s glorious 4K video library, until now.
Tucked in with Nvidia’s latest 384.76 GeForce Game Ready Drivers is support for Netflix 4K streaming for all of Nvidia’s latest 10-series Pascal architecture based GPUs. However, there are a couple caveats.First, you’ll need to download the Windows 10 Netflix App. The app features stronger forms of copyright protection than the web [...]
New benchmarks for the upcoming AMD RX Vega has surfaced in the 3D Mark database.
According to the benchmark information page, the graphics card tested is 687F:C1, which has been previously discovered to be the elusive AMD RX Vega graphics card. In previously leaked benchmarks however, the clock speeds were set significantly lower than expected of the finalized product.
The newly leaked benchmark, which is a 3D Mark 11 Performance benchmark is run with the 687F:C1 (AMD RX Vega) graphics card running at 1,630MHz, which is 30MHz faster than the recently released AMD Vega Frontier Edition.
Looking at the benchmark score, the 687F:C1 (AMD [...]
PC World was recently given the opportunity to preview AMD’s upcoming Vega Frontier Edition graphics card ahead of its release date and revealed some interesting findings about the highly anticipated graphics card.
The first is that the AMD Vega FE is significantly faster than Nvidia’s Titan Xp in compute. This was tested using SPECViewPerf 12.1 and Cinebench R15 (OpenGL). In the Catia and Creo benchmark, the Vega FE performed 28% faster, Solidworks, the Vega FE performed 50% faster, and in Cinebench, the Vega FE performed 14% faster. Considering the Vega Frontier Edition is designed to be a workstation graphics card, this isn’t surprising as [...]