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There is no disputing that AMD has made some giant strides in the enthusiast market, especially with its Zen CPU architecture, though also with its Vega GPUs. The latest incarnation of the latter is the recently announced Radeon VII with a 7nm Vega GPU inside. It's a beastly card in its own right, though NVIDIA still has the edge in overall performance with its own Turing GPU architecture. Will AMD ever close the performance gap? That is an interesting question to mull, in light of recent patent applications that AMD filed. First let's talk about the performance of the Radeon VII. The only numbers... Read more...
GeForce RTX 2060 rumors began circulating soon after the launch of the initial batch of cards. Some of the news suggested that NVIDIA would do away with the RT and Tensor cores in the more mainstream-targeted RTX 2060, and omit support for real-time Ray Tracing and DLSS as a result. Well, as it turns out, those rumors couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, the new GeForce RTX 2060 we’ll be showing you here today is based on the very same Turing TU106 GPU that powers the higher-end GeForce RTX 2070, with a handful of tweaks, of course. Just like its x60-branded predecessors, the GeForce... Read more...
Post launch, NVIDIA’s board partners ramped-up their custom GeForce RTX designs relatively quickly. It’s not uncommon for some of the larger, premiere partners to have custom cards ready on launch day, but with the GeForce GTX series, some of them had literally dozens of different cards at the ready. Gigabyte didn’t hit the ground running quite as hard as some others right on launch day, but WOW has the Taiwanese manufacturer since hit its strike and shipped a wide array of GeForce RTX cards. The company’s website lists no less than 26 GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards,... Read more...
Make no mistake folks, Intel is serious about competing in the discrete graphics space starting in 2020, which is when the company anticipates launching its first discrete GPU solution. Whether Intel kicks things off with a professional graphics card or a consumer oriented one remains to be seen. Either way, Intel wants to get this right, and it's been actively engaging with the online community to make sure it's headed in the direction users want it to go. More than a marketing stunt, Intel was seen taking the feedback it solicited from a recent AYA (Ask YOU Anything) session on Reddit and sharing... Read more...
Last week, we had the opportunity to chat with Ari Rauch, Vice President of the Core And Visual Computing Group and General Manager of the Visual Technologies Team at Intel. We had a long discussion about Intel’s current plans to enter the discrete GPU market in 2020 and what made this most recent endeavor different from the company’s previous attempts. If you’re relatively new to the PC graphics scene, you may be unaware that Intel has tried this before. In 2010, the company cancelled plans to introduce its Larrabee GPU architecture to the consumer market. Larrabee was first... Read more...
We have seen a flurry of product launches over the past few months from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. While we get to reap the rewards of technology’s ever steady march of progress, their partners have been hard at work ensuring their offerings can withstand the ever increasing demands of bleeding-end hardware, and appeal to consumers at the same time. In this spirit, Gigabyte recently invited us to a launch event in Miami for its newest Aorus branded motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals. Technically, everything Gigabyte showed us had already been announced, but the presentations... Read more...
Intel has been uncharacteristically vocal about its most recent plans to enter the discrete GPU market. Over the last year or so, the company has disclosed some tantalizing information and made a few high-profile hires, in its bid to build-up and flesh-out a plan that was first set in motion a few years ago. Like any major semiconductor player, Intel is continually looking for growth opportunities in areas where the company may potentially shape the future direction of a particular market segment. As GPUs have morphed from targeted gaming and graphics devices alone, into massively-parallel AI and... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about  our upcoming Intel GPU news, beastly 18-core Intel Core i9 CPUs, lots of AMD news including our Radeon RX 590 review, Lenovo's swank and powerful ThinkPad X1 Extreme, HP's Always-Connected Envy X2 convertible, and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 03:15 - Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Supercharged, Many-Core Skylake-X 20:26 - Round Table: Intel Ready To Talk GPUs 35:52 - AMD Radeon RX 590 Review: Benchmarks And Overclocking 12nm Polaris 44:44 - AMD Unveils Zen 2 EPYC 7nm CPU With 2X Performance... Read more...
NVIDIA has been busy getting Game Ready drivers for Windows PCs ready for the launch of the highly anticipated Battlefield V from Dice and EA. Battlefield V launches on November 20 and NVIDIA notes that ahead of the game launch, its driver to support DXR ray tracing is also now available for download. NVIDIA says that its Game Ready Drivers are typically available on or before launch day for major titles, to give GeForce gamers the best experience possible, though some wondered if ray tracing would be supported day 1. This announcement apparently brings things a bit more in focus. ... Read more...
Intel has been pushing hard to get its own discrete graphics group up and running. Part of that push has been hiring some of the best executives from competitors around the industry. Intel has already hired a former AMD marketing director Chris Hook and former AMD executive Raja Koduri for its discrete GPU team. Intel has added another former AMD name to its roster with the hiring of Darren McPhee. McPhee is a former AMD marketing guru, and he will come onboard with Intel as the Director of Product Marketing in the Discrete Graphics Group. McPhee and Hook will work together in the marketing of... Read more...
The staggered roll-out of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series of graphics cards continues today with the release of the GeForce RTX 2070. NVIDIA and its partners are at the ready with a wide array of board designs at price points starting at $499. We’ve got a somewhat pricier, all-custom EVGA board on tap for you here that’s packing a dual-fan cooler, configurable RGB lighting, and interchangeable colored accents, the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC. EVGA has a few RTX 2070 cards coming down the pipeline with various cooler configurations and clocks. The EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC is actually... Read more...
Back in August, during SIGGRAPH, AMD announced the latest addition to its professional graphics card line-up, the Radeon Pro WX 8200. Like its predecessors, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 features the distinctive YInMn blue signature color of other Radeon Pro WX cards and is geared towards content creators and creative professionals. This latest addition to the line-up, however, is actually a slight step-down from the current flagship Radeon Pro WX 9100 – sort of. The two cards are both based on AMD’s Vega GPU architecture, but the core counts and memory configurations differ between the two.... Read more...
The latest version of the enthusiast tool GPU-Z has launched bringing with it new features and stability updates. The latest version is GPU-Z v2.12.0, and one of the main goals for this version of the benchmark was to detect fake NVIDIA graphics cards. The "fake" cards don't have the GPU that is listed in its specifications according to the benchmark results. When such a video card is detected, GPU-Z will add "[FAKE]" to the name field for the graphics card, as seen in the screenshot below. The update promises to be able to detect a fake RTX 2060 that has a GK106 GPU, for instance. Another... Read more...
Although NVIDIA just launched the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti last week, its board partners were at the ready with a wide array of custom offerings right out of the gate. We were lucky enough to show you a couple of custom cards from MSI and EVGA in our initial launch coverage, and today we’ve got a brand new combatant to evaluate from ASUS, namely the GeForce RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Edition. As we’ve come to expect from ASUS, the GeForce RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Edition is about as extreme as an air-cooled GPU can get. Of course the card is factory overclocked,... Read more...
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