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October 13, 2016

AMD to Drop Prices of RX470 to Compete with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

According to unnamed sources for TweakTown, AMD is rumored to drop pricing on their Radeon RX 470 graphics card to better compete with the incoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Currently, the AMD Radeon RX 470 retails for $179, but AMD is expected to drop prices by $10 bringing it down to just $169. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is expected to launch at $149 when it launches October 25.

For comparison, the Radeon RX 470 is based on the 14nm Polaris 10 Pro GPU featuring 2,048 stream processors and 4GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus. The rumored upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be based on the 14nm GP107 Pascal GPU featuring 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 [...]

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October 5, 2016

Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC Edition Graphics Card

Gigabyte has just popped the lid off of its newest creation, the GeForce GTX1080 Turbo OC Edition Graphics card (GV-N1080TTOC-8GD).

Unlike your typical AIB custom designed card, this hot new card comes with a custom built blower-style cooler that sucks air in from inside your case and pushes it out the back. Under the shroud sits a matrix of aluminum cooling fins and 3 direct touch heat pipes which Gigabyte claims will improve cooling performance by 8%. The new pattern design on the custom shroud also adds a splash of color to the typically boring looking blower cooler style shrouds as well.

Specifications align with what you’d expect from a [...]

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October 3, 2016

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti PCB Pictured, Rumored to Launch October 26

Several days ago, GPUz specifications and 3D Mark benchmarks for the Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti were leaked in the Baidu forums and today, images of the PCB have leaked online as well.

Images of the PCB confirm a number of rumored details and specifications of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. As we see in the above image, the GPU powering the upcoming graphics card will be the GP107 GPU which will sport 768 CUDA cores as we’ve seen in previous rumors. The GPU is most likely being produced by Samsung’s 14nm process which was reported earlier this year.

The same GPU is also expected to be used in the GeForce GTX 1050, [...]

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September 30, 2016

Nvidia Alleviates Concerns Founders Editions Cards Designed to Compete Against Partners

For Nvidia’s most recent launches of high end Pascal based graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 1080, Nvidia made an unusual move to launch their own Founders Edition graphics cards before their partners were allowed to begin selling their own branded graphics cards. Given that recently launched high end graphics cards tend to be the most profitable, Nvidia partners weren’t exactly thrilled as it raised concerns that Nvidia was trying to take over the high end graphics market for themselves.

However, according to a recent article by Taiwanese tech publication DigiTimes, Nvidia CEO Jen-hsun Huang claims this is not the case. Huang claims [...]

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July 22, 2016

Nvidia Unexpectedly Unleashes Pascal Titan X and It’s a Beast

Nvidia recently surprised the tech world by revealing their brand new Pascal architecture based Titan X graphics card not at a Nvidia press event or a technology tradeshow, but rather at an AI meetup at Stanford University. After a presentation by Baidu Chief Scientist Andrew Ng, Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang unexpectedly presented Ng with the new Titan X carrying an inscription that described Ng as “a pioneer, an amazing scientist, and a hero to us all.”

Despite the launch of the Pascal Titan X being quite unexpected, the beast-like specs of the Pascal Titan X is almost exactly as you’d expect. It’s insane.

While [...]

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July 6, 2016

AMD Aims to Reduce RX480 Power Consumption With Upcoming Graphics Driver

AMD will be releasing a new driver that addresses “power gate” plaguing its Radeon RX 480 graphics card.

The AMD RX 480 made headlines not only with its leap in performance but also with its notoriety in excessive power consumption. According to several review sites, the RX 480 consumes more power than its rated Thermal Design Power (TDP). Concerns also stirred when testing showed that the reference card needed an 8-pin power connector instead of a 6-pin and that the card was drawing more power from the PCIe slot than the standard 75W it’s designed to supply.

AMD has claimed several times that it can be fixed with a driver update. [...]

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July 5, 2016

Memory Unlock Mod for AMD Radeon RX 480 Can Double Your Memory Capacity

Some early adopters of AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics card have reported that their 4GB model actually comes with 8GB of physical memory installed. This raised the question of whether the additional memory can be accessed via a software hack. AMD addressed this in an AMA on Reddit, stating that some press samples can be unlocked by flashing the card’s BIOS.

Turns out that wasn’t the case. The gurus at TechPowerUp managed to unlock a retail card using the BIOS. They first extracted the BIOS of the 8GB model using the ATIFlash, then flashed it onto the 4GB model. The BIOS image can be found here.

If you purchased an AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB, [...]

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June 29, 2016

AMD Radeon RX480 Possibly Exhibiting Excessive Power Draw on PCIe

Just hours after the launch of AMD’s newest graphics card, several reviewers have reported that the AMD Radeon RX480 is drawing too much power from the PCIe slot due to the inadequate power supplemented by the 6-pin PCIe connector.

Tom’s Hardware has reported that the Radeon RX480 drew 86W through the motherboard’s x16 PCIe slot in their power consumption breakdown. This exceeds the typical 75W power limit of the x16 PCIe slot. On average, the Radeon RX480 drew 164W in total, a figure replicated by many other sources. Tom’s Hardware suggests that an 8-pin power connector should replace the 6-pin power connector currently installed on [...]

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June 15, 2016

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 470, RX 460 Graphics Cards At PC Gaming Show

Ever since AMD showed off its Radeon RX 480 at Computex 2016, gamers have been eagerly waiting to see the rest of its lineup. And what better place to show off the whole family than the gaming event dedicated to PC gamers?

At the AMD sponsored PC Gaming show, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled some additional members of the RX 400 series graphics cards. Newly joining the RX 480 is the RX 470 and the RX 460.

Nothing was said about the RX 470 besides that it would target 1080p gaming at 60Hz. Based on that bit of info alone, it’s a good guess that it will be powered by the Polaris 10 GPU. Since the RX 460 was announced to carry a TDP of >75W, we can also [...]

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April 14, 2016

AMD Polaris 10, Polaris 11 TDP Revealed

AMD has repeatedly emphasised that its next generation GPUs are going to provide unparalleled efficiency and performance, and now we get a rough idea of just how much they mean.

According to Benchlife, the upcoming R9 480 series graphics card will be using the “Ellesmere” GPU based on the Polaris 10 architecture. The article states that not only will it be fully capable of running DX12 titles at 1440p, it will have a TDP of around 100W. That’s a huge drop from the R9 380, which uses the Tonga GPU with a TDP of 190W.

Alongside Ellesmere, Benchlife has also mentioned the “Baffin” GPU based on the Polaris 11 architecture. Baffin will [...]

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