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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...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its shipment numbers for GPUs during the fourth quarter of 2017, and there's some mixed news to report. Looking at quarterly performance, AMD was the big winner with an 8 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in GPU shipments during Q4. AMD was able to nab market share from both NVIDIA and Intel, which saw their GPU shipments decrease 2 percent and 6 percent respectively during Q4. However, looking at the bigger picture, GPU shipments were actually down for all of 2017 compared to 2016. The overall GPU market dipped 4.8 percent (2 percent decline for desktops,... Read more...
It's a terrible time right now for gamers and DIY PC enthusiasts who are looking to build up a new gaming PC. The problem isn’t that the hardware available now is sub-par; we have some fantastic CPUs and GPUs on the market. Unfortunately, as it has been widely reported, the problem is that cryptocurrency miners are gobbling up all the graphics cards, leaving many gamers unable to find a card for an even remotely reasonable price. When you can find a graphics card, the prices are usually multiple times higher than  MSRP. The problem is that supply right now isn't meeting the demand and... Read more...
GPU juggernaut NVIDIA is flying high after announcing blowout financial results for the previous quarter, and so are shares of NVDA in after hours trading as a result. Hot on the heels of reporting a record $2.91 billion in revenue during the fourth quarter, investors responded by sending shares of company up more than 12 percent, offsetting the 5 percent drop in share price for the day before the closing bell today, in what was otherwise another bloodbath on Wall Street. "We achieved another record quarter, capping an excellent year," said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer... Read more...
Update, 2/5/2018: We have a new article posted detailing CyptoNote (Monero) mining performance with AMD's Threadripper processor with a CPU-optimized algorithm, alongside a handful of other X86 processors and a powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU. Update, 9/15/2017: We've updated our Ethereum mining benchmark numbers in this article to include AMD's recently released Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. Head here for that updated data or journey on for the full guide.  Cryptocurrency mining is a big buzz topic in technology these days. And why not? Utilizing your computer to digitally mine what... Read more...
The side effects of the recent price gouging on GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA is now filtering down to sites that use affiliate links to generate additional revenue. One retailer in particular, Newegg, is cutting off the Video Card category for affiliate linking. Newegg attributes this change in policy to the fact that "Bitcoin has gone mainstream." "The limited nature of these cards have caused a shortage in which supply can never meet demand and thus many users are actively buying these cards as soon as they go in stock," writes Newegg. "So, this means effective in 7 days from now all VGA cards will... Read more...
There are many examples today of how PC gaming is flourishing better than ever. You only have to look towards the eSports market to understand how alive and well the ecosystem is. Games like PUBG are being played by the millions, and naturally, that's making many more want to explore the PC gaming world and the components of a killer gaming rig that are the tools of the trade.  Typical crypto-mining rig - one guess as to why GPU prices are so high right now... This should be a time when every hard-core PC gamer should be gloating and grinning from ear-to-ear. PC gaming was never dead; it's... Read more...
NVIDIA appears to be gearing up to deliver some new GPU flavor to the mobile gaming market. The only thing we know about this new graphics engine right now comes from a Linux driver changelog that calls out added support for a "GeForce GTX1050 Ti with Max-Q Design." There are no tidbits about clock speeds or other performance details noted in the changelog. The deal with Max-Q Design GPU in laptops is that they are essentially desktop-equivalent configurations but designed to be more power efficient and with better cooling design that allow longer sustained performance over time with quieter... Read more...
EVGA typically uses CES to showcase a handful of new or upcoming products, and this year’s show was no exception. EVGA’s suite was packed with an array of graphics cards, motherboards, cases, peripherals, and new cooling products that squarely target enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, and gamers. Among the products on display were a monstrous 2,200W power supply and hydro-copper K|NGP|N GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Above is a quick look at a few of the stand-outs featured in EVGA’s suite. The EVGA 2,200W SuperNova P2 power supply will supplant the company’s previous 1,600W model at... Read more...
Although NVIDIA officially unveiled its Volta-based GV100 GPU over seven months ago, and an unwitting intern may have leaked pictures of the card we’re going to show you here today shortly thereafter, the NVIDIA TITAN V featuring the GV100 GPU began shipping just this past week. The NVIDIA TITAN V targets a very specific audience and is designed for professional and academic deep learning applications, which partly explains its lofty $3,000 price tag. Unlike NVIDIA's previous-gen consumer flagship, the TITAN Xp, the TITAN V is clearly not designed for gamers. But since it features NVIDIA’s... Read more...
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