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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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November 14, 2016

Workstation Graphics Cards: Why You Need One and Why You Don’t

What’s a Quadro? FirePro?

You’ve inevitably come across workstation cards such as Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro in your hunt for your next graphics card update. Their enormous price tags not only send shivers down your spine but also raise curiosity as to what makes them so damn expensive.

Today we’re going to answer that question.

Before diving in, let’s take a look at some of the newest professional and consumer cards graphics cards Nvidia has to offer. For the sake of comparison, I’ve chosen the Nvidia Quadro P5000 and the GeForce GTX 1080 which are most comparable in specifications except the Quadro is designed for the [...]

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January 26, 2016

NVIDIA Quietly Launches Low-End GeForce GT 710 Graphics Card

No doubt most of you are eagerly awaiting the next NVIDIA graphics card release, and today we have one. Well, sort of. NVIDIA has quietly launched the low-end GT 710, which is aimed at the low-cost sector of the market.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710, Low-Profile Discrete GPU

The GeForce GT 710 is aimed at the low-end market, which does not require high-performance for things such a games. The new GPU is definitely not based on NVIDIA’s next-generation Pascal architecture, in fact, it doesn’t even feature the company’s current-generation Maxwell architecture. Instead, it based on the older Kepler, specifically the GK208, which is a revised version of the [...]

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March 5, 2015

GDC 2015: Nvidia Announces Titan X Graphics Card with 8 BIllion Transistors, 12GB VRam

Nvidia recently surprised attendees of the 2015 GDC (Game Development Conference) by unveiling Nvidia’s upcoming flagship GPU, the Titan X.

According to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the Titan X will be the most powerful GPU on the planet. Designed for VR applications, it will feature 8 Billion transistors, a 12GB frame buffer, and will be built on Nvidia’s 28nm Maxwell architecture. Nvidia’s current flagship, the Titan Black, is built on the 28nm Kepler architecture, has 7.1 Billion transistors and a 6GB frame buffer.

To demonstrate its graphical prowess, Nvidia ran a VR demonstration using Thief of Shadows, a customized game title built on [...]

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December 10, 2014

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Rumored to be Revealed at CES 2015

Rumors have been flying high the past couple days regarding Nvidia’s upcoming upper mid-range graphics card and according to Swedish hardware site, SweClockers, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 may be set to be revealed to the press at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in January 2015 followed by a full announcement later in the month.

The new card is expected to be a mid-range card using Nvidia’s new Maxwell based GM206 GPU rather than a neutered version of the GM204 GPU that’s already shipping with the GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980. Other rumored specs include 2GB of onboard memory and a 128-bit memory bus. The GeForce GTX 960 is expected to [...]

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September 22, 2014

Nvidia Game24: Nvidia Launches GeForce GTX 980, GTX 970 Maxwell GPUs

Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to be invited to attend Nvidia’s first ever Game24 event, a 24 hour event dedicated to the celebration of PC gaming. While Nvidia made the event sound like a typical gaming event, we knew something big was up. Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen numerous rumors online pointing to two upcoming second generation Maxwell based graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980, and an event like Game24 would be the perfect stage to unveil the highly anticipated cards.

As the event began, the first order of business was a powerful keynote by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang where he revealed… you guessed it. [...]

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July 4, 2014

Possible Nvidia GeForce GTX880 (GM204) GPU Images Leaked

A couple days ago, Chinese website GamerSky posted a number of images which appear to be leaked engineering sample PCB shots for the upcoming Maxwell based Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 (GM204) GPU.

The GPU isn’t marked with a model name, so the exact GPU is still a mystery, but GamerSky believes that it may be the next generation flagship GM210 (successor to the Kepler GK110). However, based on previous Zauba import data discovered back in May, this is more than likely the GM204, or Nvidia GeForce GTX 880. The chip does show “T6A996”, which is slightly different from “T6A995” from the Zauba import data, but it’s most likely [...]

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February 13, 2015

Review: PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750 Ti OC

High Performance, Low Energy Consumption

Recently, we came away very impressed with the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming GPU, which was our first opportunity to check out a graphics card based off of Nvidia’s new Maxwell based GeForce GTX 750 series GPU. The GTX 750 series GPUs are Nvidia’s first GPUs to use Nvidia’s brand new, highly efficient SMM architecture to replace the older SMX architecture used on Nvidia’s previous generation Kepler based GPUs.

At launch, we unfortunately only got the opportunity to check out the GTX 750, which was the entry level GTX 750 series GPU. Alongside the GTX 750, Nvidia also launched the GTX 750 Ti, which is very [...]

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February 13, 2015

Review: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming 1GB

Hello Maxwell

Four years ago Nvidia launched the 40nm based Fermi GPU, two years ago Nvidia launched the 28nm based Kepler GPU, and now, two years after Kepler’s launch, it’s now time for Nvidia to launch their latest and greatest GPU – Maxwell.

Back at GTC of last year, we first officially received confirmation of Nvidia’s Maxwell GPUs, with Maxwell’s main goal of continuing the trend Nvidia began setting with their Kepler GPUs – better performance yet not at the expense of increased power consumption. Prior to Kepler, Nvidia had traditionally not worried too much about power consumption as long as performance increased by [...]

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January 18, 2014

Rumor: Nvidia Launching Maxwell Based GTX 750 Ti February 18

Nvidia will be unleashing their first Maxwell architecture based GPU, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, as soon as February 18. While specific details are still unknown at this point, Maxwell’s first introduction will be based off current generation TSMC 28nm process with future iterations coming in at the TSMC 20nm process, which should be ready Q1 this year.  While this is a bit different than Nvidia’s traditional high end first product launches, this makes sense as it allows Nvidia to test the waters with the new architecture while at the same time give TSMC time to ramp up production of 20nm ICs.

For those unfamiliar with Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture, [...]

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