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Hot on the heels of NVIDIA releasing its GeForce RTX series based on Turing with fancy-pants real-time ray tracing and AI technologies embedded within, AMD is set to launch...another Polaris part? So it goes, if the rumor mill is to believed, with AMD said to be prepping a new graphics card based on a 12-nanometer tweak of Polaris. It's been a rough year for AMD in terms of graphics development. Vega is not the Pascal killer that many people hoped it would be, and by extension, it's not on the same level as Turing (even without real-time ray tracing and DLSS). AMD also lost multiple members of... Read more...
To date, NVIDIA has disclosed a number of details regarding its GeForce RTX series graphics cards, based on the bleeding-edge Turing GPU architecture. We covered NVIDIA’s official announcements direct from Gamescom, where high-level features like Ray Tracing, DLSS, NVLink, and pricing were initially revealed and followed up with a nice, long podcast chat with NVIDIA’s own Tom Petersen, during which a handful of interesting tid-bits were divulged. We were able to dive into the Turing architecture last week, where we detailed and explained what makes Turing tick in all of its brain-melting... Read more...
Gamers and enthusiasts who are looking forward to getting their grubby little mitts on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be interested in hearing what NVIDIA has to say about the graphics card. NVIDIA has posted in the GeForce forums that general availability for the RTX 2080 Ti is delayed to September 27. That is a week delay for those not keeping track. NVIDIA says that it expects pre-orders to land between September 20th and September 27. The good news for those who ordered the GeForce RTX 2080 is general availability for that card is unchanged. That means it will still land on September 20. NVIDIA's... Read more...
A few weeks back, at an event just prior to the Gamescom kick-off in Cologne, Germany, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang officially unveiled the company’s initial GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics card line-up, based on its new Turing GPU microarchitecture. Jensen discussed a number of the cards’ new features and capabilities, including real-time hardware accelerated ray tracing, a new deep learning assisted anti-aliasing technology dubbed DLSS, and he covered some specific speeds and feeds regarding the upcoming GeForce RTX cards themselves. Many other deeper technical details regarding... Read more...
Talk of new NVIDIA Turing GPUs has left many gamers positively frothing over the last month with an alleged GeForce GTX 2060 5GB turning up on 3DMark giving us something to salivate over. A new rumor is now making the rounds that has to do with a forthcoming GeForce RTX 2070, and this card sounds like a beast with a launch date tipped for some time in September. The specs leak for the RTX 2070 will have some reaching for wallets in preparation; this card is tipped to have 2304 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. Those 2304 CUDA cores are packed into 18 SMs according to the leak. The tidbit... Read more...
It seems a little late in the game to be reviewing Arctic's Accelero Xtreme IV GPU cooler, so what gives? Well, I recently upgraded my ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition model, and while that is a solid GPU upgrade for sure, it is a downgrade acoustically and thermally. Some people prefer the blower style cooler that ships on Founders Editions cards. I am not one of them. My main system sits in an open air Thermaltake Core P5 chassis, so there really is not a benefit to expelling hot hair out of the rear of the case, as Founders... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly wrapping up development of an all-new in-house GPU design, which has reportedly been dubbed SGPU. SGPU is a brand-new GPU design that potentially will be able to scale from devices like smartphones to applications in the supercomputing realm. Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, known as CP, has been brought in by Samsung to help put the finishing touches on the product and to ensure that it has a successful launch. CP is a known quantity in the tech space, having been involved with the development of NVIDIA's ahead-of-its-time nForce IGP along with his subsequent work at MediaTek. According... Read more...
To the delight of anyone who's been eying a new graphics card for a while, there seems to be a definitive end in sight to the price-gouging supply/demand effect in the GPU market. In recent months, mining has seemingly died down quite a bit, as a result of cryptocurrency values likewise taking a major turn for the worse. Currently, crypto values are low enough that for the vast majority of people, mining is much less lucrative than it was even just a few months ago, with the most ardent miners continuing along in hopes that the value of their coins of choice increase over time. Some of those miners... Read more...
A few days after NVIDIA posted a birthday message to Alan Turing on Twitter (and perhaps teasing that what its next generation GeForce GPUs will be called), a picture of purported prototype GeForce card appeared on the web (shown above). If the picture is legitimate, then it is the first look at an upcoming GeForce GTX Turing card with what is presumed to be GDDR6 memory and a few other bits. The card appeared on Reddit and drew a bit of buzz on the Internet before the post was ultimately deleted. This being the Internet and all, once the cat is out of the bag, there is no putting it back in. The... Read more...
Cryptocurrency mining appears to be evening out somewhat with regards to demand on hardware, which has thankfully resulted in GPU prices heading closer towards normalcy. However, for those that are still committed to build kickass rigs to mine for cryptocurrencies, ASUS is launching the new H370 Mining Master motherboard, which is based (obviously) on Intel's H370 Coffee Lake chipset. The LGA 1151 motherboards supports 8th generation Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors, and includes two DIMM slots for a maximum of 32GB DDR4-2666 memory. You'll find a single PCIe x16 slot,... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has published its latest report that looks at the overall GPU industry. The latest report shows that the GPU market increased year-to-year by a scant 3.4% while GPU shipments have declined compared to last quarter to the tune of 10%. That decline may show that the cryptocurrency mining boom is waning, which is good news for gamers. Despite GPU shipments declining on the quarter, JPR says that the crypto market is still having a significant influence on the PC graphics market overall. Compared to the same quarter of last year, JPR’s data shows that the overall... Read more...
For the past year, graphics card manufacturers have been on a bit of a sugar high given the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency mining. Those looking to earn a bit of cash on the side have gobbled up graphics cards from both the AMD and NVIDIA camps, which in turn inflated sales numbers for NVIDIA and AMD along with their AIB partners. It appears that the sugar high is now waning, as the obsession with cryptocurrency mining starts to taper off. That's according to DigiTimes, which says that Taiwanese graphics card manufacturers like Gigabyte and MSI are expected to experience... Read more...
When AMD's former graphics boss Raja Koduri landed at Intel after taking a much-earned hiatus from the company (he led AMD's Radeon Technologies Group and spearheaded the launch of Vega), it was seen as a major coup for the Santa Clara chip outfit, one that seemed to signal that Intel might be targeting to compete in the discrete graphics card market. While nothing has been announced in that regard, some analysts are claiming that there will indeed be a gaming variant of Intel's upcoming discrete 'Arctic Sound' GPU. Motley Fool's Ashraf Eassa says Intel originally planned to build Arctic... Read more...
It is very likely that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be the final Pascal-based desktop GPU to arrive for gamers, before next-generation architectures hit the scene in the not too distant future. As most of you probably know, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti targets enthusiasts and hardcore gamers and is positioned in the narrow gap between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. We took an extended look at NVIDIA’s Founders Edition card in our launch coverage. But here we’re turning our gaze toward a couple custom variants from Zotac and ASUS. In this piece we're pitting the Zotac GeForce... Read more...
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