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January 2, 2018

Intel Adds Core i7-8809G with AMD RX Vega Graphics to Lineup

Several weeks ago, Intel and rival AMD made headlines when the two companies announced that Intel would begin using AMD Vega graphics in some of its mobile CPUs. It appears that the first SKU is finally rolling off the production line with the model name Core i7-8809G.

The Core i7-8809G carries a 4 core, 8 thread CPU. When Intel teased this chip in November 2017, it did so under the moniker “Kaby Lake G”, which suggests that it’ll likely feature Kaby Lake architecture with some tweaks rather than the new Coffee Lake architecture that’s rolling out on some of the newer 8th Generation Core Processors.

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August 25, 2017

AMD Vega Graphics Cards Supply Constraint May Continue to October

Low package yield rates may be to blame for AMD Vega graphics cards shortages according to a recent report by DigiTimes.

Unlike traditional graphics cards, AMD Vega graphics cards have both the GPU and the memory integrated in a common interposer layer for improved performance. The newspiece claims that according to sources from the supply chain, manufacturing is experiencing difficulty integrating high-bandwidth (HBM) memory into the GPU interposer. While it’s unclear why this is the case, several sources believe it could potentially be due to problems with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s (ASE) packaging technology which is used on AMD Vega [...]

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July 31, 2017

AMD Confirms Radeon RX Vega Nano, Promptly Gives One to Tim Sweeney

AMD recently confirmed the a new Vega architecture based graphics card, the RX Vega Nano.

During their event at at SIGGRAPH 2017, Radeon Technology Group SVP and Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, invited Founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, to the stage to say wonderful things about AMD hardware and at the same time, give him one of the first working samples of RX Vega Nano.

Very little is currently known about the RX Vega Nano as it was shown off for the first time at the event. However, RX Vega Nano is not a surprise. HBM’s stacked memory design removes a lot of the physical space that was traditionally needed for video memory allowing for such compact [...]

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January 24, 2019

The Best Graphics Cards of 2019

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 RTX 2080 Ti

Nvidia late last year announced the RTX 2080 Ti, the fastest gaming graphics card on the market. Packing a punch when it comes to [...]

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January 31, 2017

SK Hynix Readies 4GB 2nd Gen HBM2 for 1Q 2017 Launch

According to SK Hynix 1Q2017 Databook for graphics, it’s confirmed that SK Hynix’s 4GB HBM2 memory modules are getting ready for production in 1Q2017.

One of the hottest consumer products that is expected to take advantage of HBM2 is AMD’s highly anticipated Vega graphics cards. Among the memory lineup, the 5mKGSD SKU is the most likely candidate to be featured on the Vega GPU. The 5mKGSD configuration is 4 stacks tall and features a memory density of 4GB/ stack. At CES 2017, we saw a glimpse of an engineering sample of Vega carrying 2 stacks of HBM2 on its interposer. It was rumored to have 8GB of VRAM, which helps confirm our [...]

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January 18, 2017

CES 2017: AMD Vega Architecture Partially Detailed, Launching 1H2017

Alongside Ryzen, the Vega GPU is considered by many as AMD’s spearhead product for 2017. As it’s is slowly being finalized for mass production, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Scott Wasson and discuss the details of what Vega can bring to the table.

Scott started off the meeting by pointing out a major problem floating in the graphics industry today: graphics memory could no longer keep up with the demand of the processing power. In addition, conventional GPU architectures can’t adequately scale to handle big data. The media creation industry is using petabytes of working data, and the deep learning sector is extending into the [...]

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January 2, 2017

New AMD Radeon VEGA Leak Surfaces – 2x Peak Throughput per Clock, 4x Power Efficiency, 8x Capacity Per Stack

AMD recently launched a teaser website at for their upcoming high end VEGA architecture based graphics cards announcement which shows a Radeon VEGA teaser video along with a countdown timer to its launch at CES 2017.

While AMD is waiting until CES to officially launch their VEGA architecture based GPUs, some keen eyed members of the 3D Center forums recently discovered a wordcloud image saved on the website which shows a number of VEGA’s upcoming features.

While most of these features have been previously rumored, this is the first time it’s been confirmed by materials directly from AMD. From the top down, the features [...]

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August 23, 2016

Samsung, SK Hynix Discuss HBM3 – Faster, Cheaper, Up to 64GB Per Package

Samsung and SK Hynix had a lot to show off in the previous weeks with back to back to back Flash Memory Summit followed by Intel Developer’s Conference and now Hot Chips.

At the HotChips conference, Samsung already talked about what to expect with GDDR6, and both Samsung and SK Hynix also talked about their work on HBM3 (or xHBM, Extreme HBM, HBMx, and whatever else it’s being called these days). HBM3 is expected to be faster, cheaper, more power efficient, and supports higher capacities than current generation HBM2. Those who missed our original article detailing HBM technology, be sure to check it out here.

According to early HBM3 specs, HBM3 [...]

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July 15, 2016

SK Hynix Catalog Confirms 4Gb HBM2 Memory Shipping 3Q2016

After being the first to introduce first generation HBM with their partnership with AMD, SK Hynix has since fallen behind on second generation HBM, or HBM2, as Samsung announced that they began mass production earlier this year. While Samsung has had a comfortable lead over SK Hynix for some time, it seems like Samsung may not be the only producer of HBM2 come this fall. SK Hynix recently revealed in their product catalog that they’ll be shipping HBM2 in 3Q2016.

According to the catalog, SK Hynix will offer two 4GB, 4Hi-stack SKUs – H5VR32ESM4H-20C, which runs at 2.0Gbps (256GB/s per stack), and H5VR32ESM4H-12C, which runs at 1.6Gbps (204GB/s per [...]

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February 12, 2016

Quantum Break Coming to Windows 10 April 5th – System Requirements Revealed

In what would be one of the most surprising game announcements made this year. Remedy Games the developers of the upcoming third-person shooter, Quantum Break, have confirmed that the title will be released on Windows 10 alongside the Xbox One version on April 5th. The game will be the first DirectX 12-only title to be released and technically the first Windows 10-only PC title.

Quantum Break PC System Requirements Revealed

The developer also released the PC system requirements for the game, which are quite high for the recommended experience. UPDATE:  Remedy has updated the system requirements listings. It has changed the former “Recommended” [...]

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