Though Nvidia’s GPU roadmap shows that Volta consumer graphics card won’t be coming until 2018, a Facebook post may have leaked the very first glimpse at what the Titan X Volta could look like.
The card in question sports a never-before-seen cooling shroud bearing the “Titan” logo. It uses an 8-pin and 6-pin power connector. Aside from the obvious appearance features, sharp-eyed users have also pointed out that it lacks the SLI connector. In its place are little notches (just above the logo) that bear resemblance to the NVLink connectors on the recently announced Nvidia GV100 workstation card.
While we know [...]
Rounding out the Radeon lineup, AMD has launched its budget friendly RX 560 graphics card which will sit between the RX 550 and the RX 570.
The AMD Radeon RX 560 aims to deliver high performance and top notch energy efficiency to gamers on a budget. The new graphics card is powered by AMD’s new Polaris 21 GPU built on Global Foundries 14LPP (Low Power Plus) process. The GPU packs 16 Compute Units for a total of 1,024 Stream Processors. Core clock is set at 1,175 MHz base and 1,275 MHz boost. Memory configuration includes either 2GB or 4GB GDDR5 running on a 128-bit interface.Model AMD RX 560GPU Polaris 21CU / Stream Processors 16 / 1,024Core [...]
AMD unveiled its first purchasable Vega GPU during its Financial Analyst Day meeting. The AMD Vega Frontier Edition is aimed at professionals requiring heavy compute performance: data scientists, engineers, and product designers. This move is undoubtedly to steal some thunder from the newly announced Nvidia Tesla V100 graphics card and to gain market share in the machine learning and data science sector.
The Vega Frontier Edition packs 64 Next-Gen Compute Unit, dubbed nCU. In total, they carry 4,096 SMPs. As promised, the card also comes with 16GB of HBM2 memory, which means that it will have four stacks 4GB memory chips on its interpose. [...]
A mysterious Time Spy benchmark result has appeared on the 3DMark benchmark database, which may belong to AMD’s upcoming enthusiast Vega GPU.
According to the benchmark result page, the unnamed graphics card was able to achieve a graphics score of 5,721, which is around the performance level of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. As far as specifications, the benchmark result page shows an AMD graphics card with 8GB of memory, 1.2GHz GPU core clock, and 700MHz memory bus clock paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.
If this is indeed a Vega graphics card, the numbers are a slightly worrying. That said, there are a lot of unknowns here. First and foremost is [...]
Nvidia is expected to launch lower-clocked versions of its GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 mobile GPUs.
Images captured from a system show a version of a GTX 1080 with all cores enabled but running at 1,290MHz base clock. This is much lower than the 1,556MHz base clock on the dekstop GTX 1080. By lowering the core clock, it lowers the power and thermal envelope of the GPU. This allows it to be fitted into thinner gaming laptops.
The card scored a 1,7000 in 3D mark, 4,000 lower than a fully-fledged desktop GTX 1080. Not much was shown regarding the new GTX 1070 during the presentation.
The low-powered variant of the [...]
The release of the $79 AMD RX 550 is giving AMD a huge advantage in the ultra low end segment in the graphics card space and according to a recent report at WCCFTech, Nvidia is reportedly planning to strike back.
The upcoming low-end solution from Nvidia will not feature the GTX moniker, and will just feature the GT prefix. The card may be dubbed as the GeForce GT 1030/1040 and will feature a minuscule 35W power profile.
The upcoming card is expected to feature the GP108 GPU which was previously expected to be for mobile applications. GP108 will contain just 521 SMPs, 32 TMUs, and 16 ROPs. Just as the Polaris 12 GPU in the Radeon RX 550, the GP108 won’t [...]
In a Twitter post, AMD has confirmed that Vega is approaching completion and that it will be coming in Q2 2017.
AMD’s VEGA GPUs will be AMD’s high-end offering designed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. In an interview with WCCF Tech, Don Woligroski, Desktop CPU Marketing Manager at AMD, stated that Vega’s performance looks “real nice” compared to the Nvidia competitors.
AMD had previously demonstrated Vega running real-time rendering and stitching a 4K 3D environment at CES in Las Vegas, where AMD has also revealed some information behind Vega’s features.
The first GPU that will be release [...]
MSI recently announced a new lineup of souped-up NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards under the Gaming X+ and Gaming+ moniker, adding to its ever-expanding catalog of custom gaming graphics cards.
Based on the MSI Gaming+ series design, the two new MSI GeForce graphics cards will feature NVIDIA’s newer, faster GRDDR5 and GDDR5X memory modules. In addition, they also come with fairly heavy factory overclocks for the GPU clock itself. The new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X+ cards also feature custom PCBs backed by an aluminum backplate.
As expected, cooling will be handled by the updated MSI Twin Frozr VI Cooler. The iconic cooler is now [...]
GALAX has just released a razor thin GTX 1070 for systems tight on horizontal space.
The new GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA features the the power efficient GP104 GPU paired with a custom blower style “Turbo Cooler”, which consists of a copper cooling fin and a vapor chamber. A single fan is placed in the rear of the card to push air out of the case. This allows the entire graphics card to measure just 16mm in thickness.
In addition to the single slot cooler, the GTX 1070 KATANA features a custom designed PCB and high-quality components. It also has “optimisation of electrical circuit” that has “overwhelmingly better [...]
At this point, the release date for AMD’s RX 500 series is pretty much confirmed. Though AMD hasn’t made any official announcements, PowerColor Philipines recently hinted on its Facebook page that a new Red Devil card, likely based on the AMD Radeon RX 580, is coming on April 18. This aligns with the AMD Radeon RX 500 series launch date reported in previous rumors.
According to previous rumors, the Radeon RX 500 series is likely a rebadge of the Radeon RX 400 series with some minor tweaks. The full RX 500 series lineup is expected to consist of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and the RX 550.