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 [...]
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.
User NVGPU on the AnandTech forums recently posted what appears to be an official slide from Intel showing the upcoming chipset roadmap for 3Q2016 to the 2H2018.
For the 300 series, Intel is updating the entire lineup of chipsets likely due to the new socket being introduced. An interesting new reveal is the flagship Z390 chipset which is expected to be launched in the 2H2018. It’s the first time we’ve seen mention of the Z390 chipset and no further details were made available at this time.
The roadmap is also bad news for those looking to pick up lower cost H370 and H310 motherboards as the roadmap suggests we will only see Z370 motherboards [...]
In a recent press release, Intel announced that they’ll be launching the 8th Generation Core Processors, codename Coffee Lake, on August 21 at 8AM PDT. For users of Facebook, the launch of the new processors will be live-streamed via Facebook Live on Intel’s Facebook page or another live-stream will be available at Intel’s Newsroom.
Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake 8th Generation Core Processors are expected to be Intel’s fourth iteration of processors on their 14nm manufacturing process following Intel’s Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake architectures.
Aside from rumors, very little is known about Coffee Lake [...]
Details of Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation Core Processors, Coffee Lake, are pouring out as last month we first got a glimpse of some leaked Geekbench benchmark scores and now we have a possible full CPU-Z information page confirming clock speeds, cache sizes, socket, and TDP.
Looking at the information leaked in the CPU-Z screenshot, we can see that we’ve got an unnamed 14nm Intel Core Engineering Sample CPU featuring 6-cores/12-threads, a base clock of 3.5GHz and possibly a maximum turbo clock of 4.3GHz based on the 8-43 multiplier. It will also support the Intel Socket LGA 1151 socket, have a 12MB L3 cache, and feature a TDP of 80W.
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 [...]
With Intel cancelling their IDF (Intel Developer Forum) event this year, Intel is making their big reveal at Computex, introducing their highly anticipated, high end Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X Series CPUs. The new Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X-Series CPUs are expected to be Intel’s answer to AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs which feature up to 16-cores and 36-threads.
According to Intel, the new Intel X-Series CPUs will be designed for content creation, 4K gaming, streaming, and overclocking. The new processors will feature up to a 15% performance increase in single threaded workloads and a 10% performance increase in multi-threaded [...]
Recently, Fuad Abazovic of online tech publication Fudzilla published an article, “Intel is licensing AMD’s graphics”, which confirmed without providing sources that AMD and Intel had struck a licensing deal for Intel to license AMD’s graphics technology. While the story was plausible given Intel and Nvidia’s history, it turns out that this was nothing more than rumor and speculation.
According to a recent article at Barron’s, Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog recently received a statement from Intel stating that “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.” Intel [...]
Confirming previous rumors, it turns out that the Ryzen 7 1800X is not the top-end chip for AMD. At AMD’s 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD officially confirmed a new 16 core and 32 thread Ryzen CPU codenamed Threadripper along with a new HEDT platform.
This powerful chip is likely AMD’s direct answer to Intel’s 12-core Core i9-7920X and the beginning of their assault on Intel’s dominance in the workstation and datacenter. AMD also has a 32-core, 64-thread chip codenamed Naples in the works as well. Details are currently scarce on Threadripper, though the chip is expected to make its appearance at Computex. Recent rumors have also indicated [...]
In a recent report from tech publication, Fudzilla, Intel is now confirmed to be dropping their graphics licensing agreement with Nvidia and will instead license graphics technology from AMD. This confirms previous rumors that Intel was expected to drop Nvidia as their graphics licensing partner after their previous six year, $1.5 billion licensing agreement ended.
While Intel and AMD seem like unlikely partners, it does make quite a bit of sense. Intel’s integrated graphics technology infringes on graphics technology held by Nvidia, which ultimately led to Nvidia suing Intel, leading to the previous six-year, $1.5 billion licensing deal as a part of the [...]