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ASRock has made the product page for its new AMD Radeon VII-based graphics cards available a week after the card first leaked onto the internet. The Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16GB graphics card has a silver heatsink with triple fans to keep things cool, and the backplate is made from metal for additional strength. Key features include support for 4K gaming, AMD Eyefinity, and Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR. Clock speeds for the video card include a GPU base clock of 1,400 MHz and memory base clock of 1GHz. Boost clock speeds are the same for the memory, but the GPU is boosted to 1750 MHz. The card pairs the 7nm GPU with 16GB of RAM and connectivity options include a trio of DisplayPort connectors... Read more...
ASUS is on hand at CES 2019, and it has unveiled a slew of new gaming gear that runs the gamut from keyboards to all-in-one CPU coolers, GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards, and routers. ASUS has three new GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards including the ROG Strix RTX 2060, ASUS Dual RTX 2060, and Turbo RTX 2060. The Strix RTX 2060 has Aura Sync RGB lighting with "almost limitless color customization" and is aimed "showpiece builds" according to ASUS. It has three patented Wing-blade fans for increased cooling efficiency and better overclocking. The card also features a unique metal brace to reduce tension on the PCB and FanConenct II headers to allow hybrid fan control. ASUS' Dual RTX 2060 is... 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 the Intel discrete GPUs once the products launch. McPhee has been in the industry for many years having... Read more...
If the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are too rich for your blood, the company's "entry-level" GeForce RTX 2070 will launch later this month. Priced from $499 for third-party cards, the GeForce RTX 2070 could find a home in many gaming rigs. Enter the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming X, which has a dual fan cooling solution, rather than the triple fan cooling solution some RTX 2070 cards utilize (a la the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070). The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming X is a dual-slot video card, which might make this appealing to gamers who need a decent video card that can fit into a case that lacks the space for a thicker triple slot card. MSI fits the card with bands of RBG lighting;... 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 new GPUs have a lot of people excited, earlier this month a rumor was circulating that the RTX... 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 in the leak about 8GB of GDDR6 is a nice surprise; previous leaks have tipped this card to come with... 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 picture shows a clearly unfinished product with a placeholder for the GPU, four small fans plopped... Read more...
Next-generation graphics cards that employ new GDDR6 memory should offer gobs of additional memory bandwidth. That new memory has been in the works for a while now and mass production has begun at various manufacturers as well. That means we could be seeing graphics cards launch soon packing the new memory on-board. In fact, NVIDIA wil soon be talking a bit about its GTX11 GPUs that will use GDDR6 memory. Micron has offered up some details that talk about some aspects of the new RAM and it sports significant updates. Micron notes that GDDR6 has several silicon enhancements, and has offered insight about performance measurements of the new memory, along with its improved signal integrity. One... Read more...
Just before the end of 2017, NVIDIA dropped a bit of a bombshell: it'd be soon dropping support for 32-bit OSes with its GeForce GPU drivers. Admittedly, such a move was inevitable, as x64 OSes have been available to mainstream audiences for at least 13 years, with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition having released on April 25, 2005.  The end is now nigh, and NVIDIA has laid out all of the details on its support website. First and foremost, NVIDIA plans to drop all 32-bit GPU driver support on the GeForce side effective this month. Security releases will continue to be issued until January 2019. What this means for those stuck on 32-bit OSes is that they will lose access to Game Ready updates,... Read more...
A few days back, a rumor was making the rounds that NVIDIA would be launching some new graphics cards at either the Games Developers Conference (GDC) or its own Graphics Technology Conference (GTC). Lots of gamers and enthusiasts out there were very excited at that prospect, as GPU shortages are making it difficult and very expensive to buy a new graphics card right now. Unfortunately, a new rumor is making the rounds that throws cold water on the rumor from a few days back. The new rumor claims that multiple sources have confirmed that the most gamers can expect from NVIDIA at GTC or GDC is an announcement and perhaps some sort of teaser of the new cards. Other sources cited by Toms Hardware... Read more...
Graphics card prices are insane right now, a direct result of the shortage created by cryptocurrency miners snatching up cards quicker than retailers than stock their shelves. This has led to huge markups on practically every mid-range and high-end GPU product, usually through third-party sellers. The solution? That is a point of debate, and interestingly enough, Newegg has begun bundling other hardware with graphics cards. This raises a question—is Newegg essentially masking the price gouging that is taking place, or trying to allocate a portion of inventory to gamers? That will surely be debated too. We have mixed feelings about this ourselves, based on the bundles we have seen so for.... 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 actually picking up steam in a big way and so is the DIY PC build market. However, there is one thing... Read more...
It's definitely been in interesting week in the world of tech, and during that time, NVIDA issued another blockbuster earnings report. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently talked about his company's quarterly earnings and hit many other topics during an new interview. During the chat, Huang was naturally asked about the biggest news to happen in the GPU market in recent memory: Intel's adoption of AMD graphics for its Kaby Lake-G family of processors.  When asked if this new AMD-Intel partnership would cause NVIDIA to alter its future GPU plans, Huang fired back, "Not really. I think it is a loss for AMD. Their leadership for future generations is now in question. It’s a most amazing... Read more...
Gamers and overclockers looking for a new NVIDIA-based graphics card have something new to lust over from EVGA. The new video card is the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N edition. Sure, that name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but the performance is there in spades. The GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N edition currently holds multiple single video card world records in benchmarks with a 3DMark Time Spy record of 14,219 and a 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme world record of 19,361. The video card also grabbed world records in UNIGINE Superposition with a score of 8,642 and in 3DMark Fire Strike scoring 31,770. To support that kind of performance, EVGA used its iCX Technology that brings a new and efficient... Read more...
It has been widely expected for the past two months that NVIDIA would be releasing a new lower-end graphics card based on its Pascal architecture, and after a few leaks and a lot of rumors, the company finally coughed up the confirmation last week. This release will be a bit of a one-two punch for NVIDIA, as it'll be tackling AMD's Radeon RX 460 and 470 series head-on with its GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and it also fills an even lower tier with its GTX 1050. The GTX 1050 Ti should prove to be a great 1080p gaming card, with some potential for 1440p gaming in certain titles (most likely MOBA-esque). With its 4GB framebuffer, the 1050 Ti shouldn't have a bottleneck at this target resolution, but the... Read more...
If you're a fan of having multiple graphics cards powering your gaming PC, you should be looking forward to what's possible with DirectX 12 and its intrinsic multi-GPU features. In essence, multi-GPU should work beautifully, without any of the caveats we've seen with certain configurations in the past. To give us some insight on what to expect from DX12's implementation of multi-GPU, AMD's Scott Wasson, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at AMD, offers a video walk-through of the technology, putting it in simple terms we can all understand. It's well worth a watch if you are able to afford five minutes of aural and visual distraction. Frame pacing comes to DirectX 12 for AMD through... Read more...
Rumor has it AMD is planning a dual-GPU graphics card based on its forthcoming Vega 10 architecture that's due out next year. The card will be aimed at the professional market (initially, at least) where it will serve up an impressive amount of power for professional level content creation and things such as deep neural learning and artificial intelligence.In a previous leak that laid out AMD's GPU architecture roadmap, Vega was pegged for a 2017 launch. It's said to feature 64 Compute Units, 24 TFLOPs of 16-bit computing power, and a 225W TDP. Assuming AMD sticks with 64 compute cores per compute unit, as is the case with GCN, we can extrapolate from that 4,096 cores for a fully functioning... Read more...
AMD's hardware partners are starting to showcase custom versions of its Radeon RX 480 graphics card with fancy cooling solutions, overclocked specs, and bits of bling. We've already seen glimpses of what ASUS and MSI have in store, and now there are leaked images of custom cooled Radeon RX 480 card from XFX.It's equipped with a two-fan cooler that runs the length of the card. XFX's logo sits on the topside and lights up when the card is running, adding some visual flair to the non-reference card. And over on the other side of the card is a snazzy looking backplate with several poked holes, presumably so the card can breathe and dissipate heat buildup.Cooling is definitely a point of emphasis... Read more...
We reported over the weekend that a few different vendors have been teasing their upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 models, which for an unreleased card is quite interesting, but it has helped increase the momentum of NVIDIA's hype train. Now, ZOTAC has decided to get in on the action by announcing its own models that are going to cater to those with SFF builds: two ITX versions of the GeForce GTX 1060. Unfortunately, ZOTAC hasn't been able to actually show us what its ITX models look like yet, but an example of what the company's GeForce GTX 960 ITX edition looked like last generation can be seen below. ZOTAC is going to offer two different SKUs for its ITX GTX 1060s, which include the Mini and AMP... Read more...
It's been quite an eventful week since AMD took the veil off of its latest graphics card, the Radeon RX 480. Right out of the gate, murmurs of issues began to surface around the internet, largely focusing on the amount of power that gets pulled through a motherboard's PCIe slot. While AMD acknowledges that this is happening, it has continued to reassure us all that there's no actual problem. As we reported just the other day, a fix is en route, in the form of an updated driver. That should have been here by now, but AMD is taking its time on this one, and now promises that we'll see it within the next couple of days. But excess PCIe power draw isn't the only thing that makes this latest AMD launch... Read more...
AMD is working on a driver fix that will address the power draw of the Radeon RX 480, its first Polaris part and a graphics card we determined is easily the best value in its price segment (see our full review for more in-depth coverage). The driver, Radeon Software 16.7.1, is in the final testing stage and will release to the public within the next 48 hours, AMD said in the wee hours of the morning. The Radeon RX 480 was designed to give gamers a potent and affordable option for VR gaming. Pricing starts at $199 for the 4GB model and $239 for the 8GB variant, both of which represent excellent price-to-performance ratios. However, it was recently discovered that the Radeon RX 480 was pulling... Read more...
It's been discovered that some Radeon RX 480 graphics cards are pulling more power from the PCI-Express slot than what is allowed by spec, which is 75W. In theory, going over spec could damage lower end motherboards and there have already been some claims of that happening. As a result, AMD is working on an updated driver to fix affected cards. We don't have the tools to check for PCIe power draw, but we've been putting the Radeon RX 480 through its paces with two different BIOS revisions, both at stock speeds and overclocked. After hours of benchmarking, we've yet to run into any stability issues or wonky behavior. That makes us confident that this is something AMD can indeed fix via software.... Read more...
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