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Video Cards News (705)

Intel Plans to License AMD GPU Technology

Category: Video Cards
Posted: December 6, 2016 03:29PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD has seen some hard times in recent memory, including more layoffs and a record low market share in the GPU market in the first quarter of 2016. A rumor posted earlier this year at HardOCP indicated that there was growing tension between AMD CEO Lisa Su and the leader of the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), Raja Koduri. As a result of this, the RTG was reported to be exploring a licensing deal with Intel to provide the GPU component for the Intel iGPU. HardOCP MasterChef Editor Kyle Bennett has now provided an update on the rumor, stating that "The licensing deal between AMD and Intel is signed and done for putting AMD GPU tech into Intel's iGPU." We will have to wait and see what this will mean going forward for the two companies and Intel CPUs with integrated graphics.

Source: HardOCP



Benchmarks for Upcoming AMD Radeon RX 490 Leaked

Category: Video Cards
Posted: December 2, 2016 12:31PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Radeon RX 490 is the next high end entry into the Radeon RX 400 series from AMD, and is described as "an enthusiast aimed graphics card that will be able to power AAA experiences at up to 4K resolutions and also run VR titles smoothly." The card was listed on a Norwegian retail site with an expected availability in the second half of 2017, but no pricing information. Benchmarks listed at WCCF Tech for the Radeon Pro 490 indicate that the card outperforms the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 in three different 3DMark FS benchmarks by a fair margin, which points to even better performance from the RX 490.

Source: WCCF Tech



NVIDIA Gains GPU Market Share

Category: Video Cards
Posted: November 16, 2016 04:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga

According to a report by Jon Peddie Research, the GPU market is on an upswing with NVIDIA reaping the most rewards. Total GPU shipments in the third quarter of 2016 were up 20.4% from the second quarter of 2016, but were just 0.3% higher than the third quarter of 2015. GPU sales were up for all of the major players with NVIDIA increasing by 39%, AMD increasing by 20%, and Intel increasing by 18%. Despite the improved sales for AMD and Intel, NVIDIA was still able to increase its total market share by 2.2%. PC graphics cards were responsible for about two-thirds of all sales, with the remaining percentage attributed to console graphics cards.

Source: WCCF Tech



AMD Drops Prices of Two 400 Series Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: October 24, 2016 03:15PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD is looking to get a head start on the holiday shopping season with the announcement of a small price cut on two cards in the 400 series of GPUs. AMD has updated the suggested pricing for the Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 to $100 and $170, respectively. The new prices represent a decrease of just $10 from the launch price, but AMD is likely hoping that it will make the cards more attractive in the face of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 series from NVIDIA. Several models of the RX 460 have already hit the new pricing on Newegg, while at the time of writing PC World was only able to find a single RX 470 at the new price.

Source: PC World



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Get Official Prices

Category: Video Cards
Posted: October 17, 2016 02:52PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Earlier this month, performance information about the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti was revealed, including a suspected price tag of $150. A leaked slide now indicates that the price will be slightly less at $139 while the price of the GTX 1050 will be $109. Both cards use the GP107 GPU at 75W TDP with the GTX 1050 Ti boasting 768 CUDA cores and 4GB GDDR5 compared to the 640 CUDA cores and 2GB GDDR5 of the GTX 1050. The cards will be available on October 25 with models expected to be available from third parties including ASUS, EVGA, and MSI.

Source: Videocardz



RX 470 May See a Price Drop to Combat GTX 1050 Ti Launch

Category: Video Cards
Posted: October 12, 2016 11:18AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

According to industry sources for Tweak Town (which classifies this as a rumor) AMD will be dropping the price of the RX 470 to $169 to combat the upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA is expected to launch at $159. As the RX 470 is expected to be a better performing card than the GTX 1050 Ti, this could be a significant win for AMD in the 1080p market both companies are targeting with these cards. Of course, as this price drop and performance numbers for the GTX 1050 Ti are all technically rumor at this point, we cannot know what will happen until it actually does.

Source: Tweak Town



Rumored Performance Leaks for GTX 1050 Ti

Category: Video Cards
Posted: October 10, 2016 10:46AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Not everyone can afford or even want the most powerful GPUs you can find today. To target that market segment, NVIDIA is expected to launch its GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti GPUs later this month, so naturally we are seeing some performance numbers leak out. Obviously until actual reviews start appearing, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, or several.

Today what we have are performance numbers for the GTX 1050 Ti, which is expected to have 768 CUDA cores, a 1318 MHz base clock and 1392 MHz boost, but the leaker supposedly hit 1797 MHz without touching the GPU's voltage. This particular card also had a dual-slot cooling solution and came with a factory overclock of 1354 MHz base and 1468 MHz. The GPU is connected to 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with a 128-bit bus. The card also has a TDP of 75 W and a 6-pin power connector.

The GTX 1050 Ti was also benchmarked using 3DMark Time Spy and Firestrike Ultra. In the latter the card reached 1895 while it achieved 2513 in the former. The expected MSRP is around $150.

Source: WCCFtech



Specifications for AMD Vega 10 and 20 Cards Leaked

Category: Video Cards
Posted: September 20, 2016 03:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A "very good" source with access to an internal server roadmap has revealed some early details on the upcoming AMD Vega 10 and Vega 20 graphics cards. The Vega 10 is built on the 14nm GFX9 architecture with 16GB of HBM2 and 64 Compute Units. It is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017 with a dual Vega 10 available in the second quarter. The Vega 20 will use the 7nm GFX9 architecture with 32GB of HBM2 and 64 Compute Units. It will support PCI-Express 4.0, but no information on expected availability was given. AMD will also be replacing the Polaris 10 chips with the Vega 11, though no further information was made available.

Source: Videocardz



Leaked Specs Appear for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Category: Video Cards
Posted: September 15, 2016 12:04PM
Author: bp9801

Back when NVIDIA unleashed the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, there were some wondering if a GTX 1080 Ti would be on the horizon eventually. We've had it with both Kepler and Maxwell, so Pascal should follow suit, right? Well, we got word on the GTX 1060 (plus the reduced core version) and the new TITAN X running on Pascal, but a 1080 Ti was still missing. However, there might be some news on it soon, as some leaks indicate the card is real and is potentially coming soon. The specifications for the 1080 Ti have appeared, and boy is it impressive. It apparently has 52 SMUs on its Pascal core, which is just four fewer than the new TITAN X. The CUDA core count comes in at 3328, fewer than the 3584 on the TITAN X, but much more than the 2560 on the 1080.

It has 12GB of memory on a 384-bit bus, however the leaks put the memory as GDDR5 instead of GDDR5X on the TITAN X and 1080. Why the drop down, I don't rightly know, but the memory bandwidth comes in at 384GB/s. It's less than the 480GB/s on the TITAN X, which could be why it has GDDR5 instead of GDDR5X, so that people still have a reason to get that new monster. Considering the 1080 has only 320GB/s of memory bandwidth, the 1080 Ti is still far and above it. Single-point performance comes in at 10.8 Tflops instead of 11 Tflops on the TITAN X, so just a bit of a reduction there, and is again above the 9 Tflops on the 1080. Base clock speed comes in at 1503MHz, with a boost clock of 1623MHz, so it's faster than the TITAN X, but not as fast as the 1080. The TDP is 250W, with power supplied by 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe connectors, just like the TITAN X.

The card sounds impressive, although I still think if it goes with GDDR5 over GDDR5X it isn't the best idea. It is a leak, and until we get confirmation one way or another from NVIDIA, take everything here with a dose of salt. We might hear something on the 1080 Ti soon, maybe once AMD shows off its high-end flagship, and could see the 1080 Ti on shelves later this year or early next. Really, we don't know when the 1080 Ti is going to hit, just like we don't really know if all these leaked specifications are true or not. Once we hear something definitive, you can be sure to find it here.

Source: OC3D via Neoseeker



MSI Announces Five GeForce GTX 3GB Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 18, 2016 01:08PM
Author: Nick Harezga

NVIDIA recently confirmed the existence of a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060, and MSI has now added five cards based on this design to its lineup. The main differentiator between the cards is the cooling system used, which also has an impact on the base and boosted clock speeds. The GTX 1060 Gaming X 3G and GTX 1060 Gaming 3G use the Twin Frozr VI cooler with base clocks of 1594MHz and 1531MHz and boost clocks of 1809MHz and 1746MHz, respectively. The Twin Frozr VI is made up of large heatsink, 8mm copper heatpipes, and MSI TORX Fan 2.0. The GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1 and GTX 1060 ARMOR 3GV1 use the ARMOR 2X cooling system with base clocks of 1544MHz and 1506MHz and boost clocks of 1759MHz and 1708MHz, respectively. The ARMOR 2X uses TORX Fan technology, Advanced Airflow Control, and Zero Frozr technology to minimize noise while under low loads. The GTX 1060 3GT OC has a dual fan cooler with base clock of 1544MHz and boost clock of 1759MHz.

Source: Press Release



NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card; Fewer Cores for $199

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 18, 2016 11:10AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA recently released its GeForce GTX 1060 card, which contains 6GB of GDDR5 and 1280 CUDA cores. It's a great budget gaming card, especially with the amount of performance it offers. However, it's soon to be joined by another GTX 1060, as NVIDIA is taking the wraps off the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. This card, as the name suggests, has 3GB of GDDR5 instead of the typical 6GB, and it only features 1152 CUDA cores. The base clock and boost clock are still the same, 1506MHz and 1708MHz, respectively, while the memory speed is still 8Gbps through a 192-bit interface. Just it has less memory and a reduced core count, kind of like how the GTX 260 came with a two separate core counts. Only this time the memory helps distinguish the two apart. Interestingly, this confirms a rumor from a month ago saying the GTX 1060 would have two versions, so it's good to see that become reality.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB carries with it a $199 base price, bringing it down even further than the 6GB model, and making it ideal for those on a budget. Performance difference between the two is 5%, according to NVIDIA, while the 3GB model is still 10% faster than the AMD RX 480 8GB, again according to NVIDIA. The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is expected to launch in the next couple of weeks, with a new driver update bringing support for it.

Source: Press Release



AMD Offers Small Teaser for Upcoming Vega GPU

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 15, 2016 02:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A small teaser has been posted by AMD Senior Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations Chris Hook in the form of a Facebook photo of the venue where the company will launch the Vega GPU. The venue is a "large industrial space that’s in desperate need of 'renovations'," though it is unclear if the need for "renovations" is related to the launch. Vega is said to be AMD's challenger to the NVIDIA GTX 1080, built using 14nm FinFET technology and utilizing second generation High Bandwidth Memory. Vega was initially slated for a release in 2017, though some rumors are now pointing to a possible October 2016 release. For now it looks like we will just have to wait and see what AMD reveals at the launch event.

Source: WCCF Tech



Corsair and MSI Team Up to Create Hydro GFX GTX 1080

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 12, 2016 09:39AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Corsair has teamed up with MSI to create a new version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080. The new card combines the graphics experience of MSI with the cooling prowess of Corsair to create "a graphics card with the overclocked power to push the limits of 4K and VR gaming performance, while running not just cooler, but also significantly quieter than a stock GeForce GTX 1080." The improved cooling helps the Hydro GFX to run up to 50% cooler than stock cards despite bumping performance by up to 10%. The cooling is provided by a Hydro Series H55 all-in-one solution that features a 120mm radiator and low-noise LED fan. The card has three pre-overclocked profiles that can boost the GPU speed to 1847MHz or lower it to 1733MHz in Silent Mode.

Source: Press Release



AMD's Newest Drivers Feature Improved Performance and Several Bug Fixes

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 4, 2016 09:22AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Recently AMD released the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3 drivers that features support for the RX 470, several bug fixes, and a rather significant performance increase for Rise of the Tomb Raider. This improvement is up to 10% for RX 480 GPUs and compared to the 16.7.2 drivers. Some highlights from the bug fixes are an Overwatch crash for Crossfired RX 480s, incorrect version information for Vulkan, flickering when launching or exiting a game if Freesync is enabled, and Radeon WattMan retaining overclock settings after a failed overclock.

There are also a number of known issues, including some with hybrid graphics configurations, a crash with the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay, which can be gotten around by disabling the overlay, and some issues with Crossfire for various games. You can check out the complete release notes at the link below.

Source: AMD



NVIDIA Might Bring GeForce GTX 1000 Series Mobile Versions to Gamescom

Category: Video Cards
Posted: August 2, 2016 01:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga

NVIDIA has released a number of models for its GeForce GTX 1000 series, and the latest rumors suggest that the company will continue the trend of releasing versions for the mobile market. According to Digitimes, a number of manufacturers including Asus and Gigabyte will reveal laptops using the new GPUs at Gamescom in Germany later this month. These new cards will abandon the "M" designation of past mobile versions, perhaps not surprising as the cards have similar specifications to the desktop models. The report points to the increasing player base in Europe as the reason that the reveal will occur at Gamescom.

Source: Digitimes via Digital Trends



NVIDIA Unveils the New TITAN X; Releases August 2 for $1,200

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 21, 2016 08:01PM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA likes to go big whenever it can. We've had previous TITAN video cards before, but now they're outclassed by the GeForce GTX 1080. However, that wasn't going to last long, as NVIDIA took the wraps off its brand new TITAN X. Yes, we already have a TITAN X powered by Maxwell, but this is the new TITAN X powered by Pascal. NVIDIA calls this its biggest card ever with performance that is probably kind of really reckless. It features an insane 3584 CUDA cores, 12 billion transistors, and 11 TFLOPS of 32-bit floating point performance. It also has 44 TOPS of INT8, a new deep learning inferencing instruction that should appeal to the non-gaming enthusiast crowd.

So, this new TITAN X features 3584 CUDA cores, a nice bump over the 3072 CUDA cores on the previous TITAN X. It also runs at 1.53GHz instead of 1.08GHz. There's still 12GB of VRAM, but now it's the new GDDR5X instead of GDDR5, enabling 480GB/s of memory bandwidth on its 384-bit interface. This card is just staggering fast, over 60% faster than the previous TITAN X, and you can even pair it with a second in SLI. However, it does cost $1,200 when it launches on August 2 in North America and Europe. An Asian launch is coming later. You can only get the new TITAN X from the NVIDIA website, so break out those piggy banks!

Source: Press Release



NVIDIA's Order of 10 Challenge Returns, Chance to Win More GTX 10 Series Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 21, 2016 09:10AM
Author: bp9801

Everyone loves the chance to win something, especially when it's a new video card or just computer gear in general. NVIDIA launched its Order of 10 Contest back in May to give gamers the chance to win a GeForce GTX 10 Series video card. After the two week contest ended, we all thought that was it. Well, NVIDIA had some other ideas and went back to work on crafting some new puzzles for us to solve. The result is the new Order of 10 Challenge, which starts today and features a new challenge on July 28, August 5, and August 11. Weekly prizes include game codes for AAA titles and a GTX 10 Series video card, while a Grand Prize includes a full system packed with two GTX 1080s in SLI, an Intel i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, and the HTC Vive for some VR fun. There's even a "refer a friend" option to get your pals taking on the challenges and increasing your odds of winning the Grand Prize.

If you want to test your brainpower and maybe win a new video card, head on over to the Order of 10 website and see what today's first challenge offers. Who knows, maybe you'll get a new video card out of the whole thing.

Source: Order of 10



Inno3D Announces GeForce GTX 1060 Based Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 20, 2016 03:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Inno3D has announced a pair of new graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, the GTX 1060 Gaming OC and GTX 1060 iChiLL. The Gaming OC model will utilize two 10cm fans with aluminum fans and heatpipes that cover the GPU core, memory, and power components. The fans have a triangular design to improve airflow and have intelligent fan technology to turn the fans off in idle mode to save power and reduce noise. The iChiLL steps up the cooling with the Power Direct Cooling System utilizing three Scythe blade fans to blow cold air over an aluminum heatsink. The iChiLL features the same intelligent fan technology as the Gaming OC. Both cards have a clock speed of 1784MHz, 6GB of GDDR5 192-bit memory, and 8.2Gbps of memory bandwidth.

Source: Press Release




MSI Announces Two Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 19, 2016 04:09PM
Author: Nick Harezga


MSI has announced a pair of new cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 video card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G and GeForce GTX 1060 ARMOR. The 6G is cooled by a TWIN FROZR VI cooler, allowing for "higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games." The black cooler shroud features red accents as well as red LED lighting. The card uses TORX Fan 2.0 technology to generate "22% more air pressure" blowing over 8mm copper heatpipes. The ARMOR uses the ARMOR 2X cooling system with a black and white color scheme. The ARMOR 2X system utilizes TORX Fan technology and MSI Zero Frozr technology to turn the fans completely off during low intensity applications such as web browsing. MSI is also making entry level single and dual fan models for users that don't want the size or price tag of the higher performance cards.

Source: Press Release



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Could Have Two Versions

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 18, 2016 02:24PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The GeForce GTX 1060 is the "budget" model in the latest round of cards from NVIDIA, with a 6GB model already confirmed. Rumors are now pointing to a second card that will have 3GB of RAM, a move that NVIDIA partners appear to be confirming. The 3GB model will use a slightly less powerful GPU core, with 1152 CUDA cores compared to the 1280 found on the 6GB model. A separate rumor also seems to confirm the existence of the 3GB model, but indicates that it will be known as the GTX 1050. The same rumor indicates that the GTX 1050 would be available in December, with the 6GB GTX 1060 available tomorrow.

Source: Tech Frag and Tweak Town



More Evidence Suggests an RX 490 GPU is Coming From AMD

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 13, 2016 09:37AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

When the intended performance target for the RX 480 was first revealed by AMD, many people were left wondering about a higher-end option, because while a mainstream GPU may be able to target most computer users, plenty of us want something more. Some are waiting for Vega-based GPUs, which should release next year, but there have been occasional leaks of an RX 490 card, and now we have another that also provides some technical information and the explanation for the RX nomenclature.

Previously the RX 490 has been spotted on AMD's website, as eligible for certain promotional offers, and on a list at Sapphire's website, AMD's strongest AIB partner. This latest leak comes as what appears to be a leaked slide explaining what the RADEON RX 4XX naming scheme means. Obviously RADEON is company branding, but it turns out RX does have a specific technical meaning as well. For a GPU to earn the RX prefix it needs to surpass 1.5 TFLOPS of compute power and 100 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The 4 marks the generation, while the tens digits is for Tier and ones digits is for Revision, which we may or may not see used this generation. The tier for 7 and 8 has a 256-bit memory interface and is targeted for 1440p resolutions, while the tier for 5 and 6 has a 128-bit interface. The 5 and 6 tier apparently spans the RX requirement as it is also listed for non-RX GPUs, along with a Tier 4 with a 64-bit interface.

The leak concerning the possible RX 490 is that a Tier 9 is also listed and shows it as having a memory bus greater than 256-bit and is targeted at 4K gaming. While it is always possible this could be fake or just meant to describe how the naming would work for such a GPU, this combined with the other leaks seems to support the eventual existence of this GPU and what it will be capable of. Also, because of the AMD website leak of the RX 490, we can expect it to be available this year, while the promotional campaign is still ongoing, which means it will be based on Polaris and not Vega.

(Image is from the WCCFtech source article.)

Source: WCCFtech




Zotac Announces GeForce GTX 1060 Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 11, 2016 02:53PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Zotac is adding a pair of GeForce GTX 1060 cards to its offerings with the Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini and AMP Edition. Both cards are designed as "super compact short length cards," with the Mini putting some extra emphasis in this area. It utilizes a single 90mm fan with an aluminum heatsink to provide thermal dissipation without significant noise in a 6.85" form factor. The AMP Edition measures 8.27" and uses two 90mm wide blade fans as part of the IceStorm thermal system with 8mm vertical heatpipes and a copper cold plate. Both cards take up two PCIe slots and are VR Ready.

Source: Press Release



AMD 480 4GB Models Gain Extra Memory with BIOS Update

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 7, 2016 02:34PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Some retail versions of the AMD RX 480 4GB card are reportedly able to double their memory to 8GB with a BIOS update. The card tested was obtained from Newegg with some reviewers indicating that they received two BIOS profiles with their review cards to test both the 4GB and 8GB models. It is unknown if the cards were shipped in error or if AMD was attempting to meet its promise of a $199 card on launch. In the latter case, the company may have decided to flash the 8GB cards with the 4GB BIOS while "supply of the lower density memory chips for the 4GB variant were still ramping." Selling the 8GB model with a flashed 4GB BIOS means AMD is taking a $30 loss on each sale, and some early adopters have a shot at getting a great deal on a better card.

Source: WCCF Tech



3DMark Numbers Leak for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 6, 2016 10:10AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 might not be officially announced or anything, but that hasn't stopped the spread of news on it. Today we have a new piece of information and it concerns benchmarks. Rather the 3DMark performance results for the GTX 1060 have leaked out and man is this thing looking good. At the stock clocks, 1506MHz on the core with a 1708MHz boost clock, the GTX 1060 is faster than AMD's new RX 480. The RX 480 scored between 2600 and 2800 in 3DMark FireStrike Ultra, while the GTX 1060 reached 3014. In FireStrike Performance, the GTX 1060 hit 11225 and the RX 480 between 10500 and 10600. These are without official NVIDIA drivers, but even so, it's a good start for the card. Granted, these are synthetic benchmarks and in no way guarantee faster real world performance, but it's nice to see things nonetheless.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is expected to be announced tomorrow, July 7, with reviews hopefully around the same time. It is expected to have 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs on the GP106 core, with a pixel fill rate of 72.3GPixel/s and a texture fill rate of 159.6GPixel/s. We'll just have to see what it all means in other benchmarks and, of course, some actual gaming when the card hits.

Source: WCCFtech



Next NVIDIA Titan Rumored to be 50% Faster than GTX 1080

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 5, 2016 02:54PM
Author: Nick Harezga

For the past several generations of NVIDIA GPUs, the company has released a series of mainstream graphics cards before releasing its most powerful card of the series, commonly carrying the TITAN designation. The latest cards from NVIDIA utilize the Pascal architecture with GP100 and GP102 cores on the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080. While we already know quite a bit about these cards, details on the Pascal based TITAN have not been easy to come by. VR World has obtained some initial performance numbers that claim the upcoming TITAN is "at least 50% higher performance than GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition," adding that the performance is "now bound by the CPU." The sources did indicate that the Intel Core i7-6700K performed better than the i7-6950X. VR World believes that Gamescom, which runs from August 17-21, could be a good time for the official announcement.

Source: VR World



Newly Released RX 480 Appears to Have Power Draw Issues

Category: Video Cards
Posted: July 1, 2016 12:38PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Just days ago, AMD released the long-awaited RX 480 graphics card, containing the new Polaris 10 GPU. One of the features of the new GPU is supposed to be significantly increased efficiency, thanks to the new 14 nm FinFET node it uses and several Radeon technologies, but some reviewers have found the card, at least in the currently available reference design, may have significant power issues.

The card has a TDP of 150 W and a 6-pin power connector, which is meant to provide 75 W, leaving the other 75 W to come from the PCIe slot itself, which is the maximum the slot is supposed to provide. What some reviewers have found, including those at PC Perspective who have done a careful analysis of the card's power draw, is that the RX 480 is pulling above 150 W, at stock (overclocking will naturally draw even more power). On its own, pulling more power than the stated TDP is not necessarily an issue, especially if it draws it from the PSU connector, but the PCPer reviewer found it was also drawing more than 75 W from the PCIe slot. Depending on the tolerances of the motherboard, continuous power draw above the spec could cause damage to the slot. Obviously, this is not a good.

As some comments for the original PCPer article suggested examining the ASUS GTX 960 Strix, which was supposedly caught also drawing more from the PCIe slot in the past, the review pulled out his testing rig again and got to work. He found that this 960 does not in fact exceed that limit, at least not continuously. The reviewer used a second order low pass filter specifically to remove some of the spiking that can occur with phase switches of any DC switching power supply. This makes the data easier to read and the reviewers focus was on continuous power draw, not instantaneous.

It is also worth noting that there has not been any official response from AMD concerning this issue yet. The most I have seen has been an Reddit AMA response by Raja Koduri himself stating the RX 480 passed testing and that the engineering team is fully engaged on this matter. So for now, the exact nature, cause, and extent of this issue are not known, at least not publicly, and neither is if a potential fix would be software or hardware based.

Source: PC Perspective



NVIDIA Bringing Tesla P100 to PCI Express

Category: Video Cards
Posted: June 20, 2016 03:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

At the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, NVIDIA decided to unveil its plans to bring the Tesla P100 GPU to the PCIe platform. The card was first announced in April with the initial model utilizing the new mezzanine connector from NVIDIA. The cards are powered by the Pascal architecture GP100 GPU, built using the 16nm process with 3584 stream processors. Two configurations of PCIe cards will be available, with memory being the primary differentiator. The high end model has 16GB of HBM2 on a 4096-bit bus and the other has 12GB of HBM2 on a 3072-bit bus. The PCIe versions of the P100 are seen as a good option for users looking to upgrade from existing Tesla GPUs or those that don't need the use of NVLINK. The cards have an expected availability of the fourth quarter of this year at a currently unannounced price.

Source: Anandtech



AMD Revealed RX 470 and RX 460 GPUs at E3

Category: Video Cards
Posted: June 13, 2016 02:10PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

At the beginning of the month, AMD officially announced the Radeon RX 480 GPU, which is meant to bring the performance needed for VR to the masses at just $199. That was at Computex and today at E3 the company revealed the RX 470 and RX 460 GPUs. The RX 470 is meant to provide power-efficient HD gaming, so while the RX 480 is targeted at providing a smooth 1440p experience, the RX 470 might be aimed more at 1080p. The RX 460 is supposed to a cool and efficient GPU for e-sports.

As all three of these GPUs are based on the Polaris architecture, they support DirectX 12 and Vulkan, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4, HDR, and have an h.265 codec built-in for accelerated encoding and decoding. That codec could potentially enable 10-bit 4K 60FPS streaming with little effort.

Source: AMD



MSI Reveals Its GeForce GTX 1070 Lineup, Headlined by the GAMING X 8G

Category: Video Cards
Posted: June 10, 2016 01:12PM
Author: bp9801

Much like we saw with the GeForce GTX 1080 cards, MSI is giving the same treatment to the GTX 1070 lineup. NVIDIA's more affordable yet still crazy powerful option, the GeForce GTX 1070 is available today in the Founders Edition model, or soon in other options from the various board partners. MSI is offering four different versions of the GTX 1070 based on what you're after, just like the GTX 1080 line. The top model is the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G, which utilizes the Twin Frozr VI cooler for some serious overclocking potential without setting anything on fire. The Twin Frozr VI is the company's latest iteration of its thermal design, featuring high performance and good looks that are further enhanced with some RGB LEDs in the dragon logo. The card sports a 10-phase PCB design and Military Class IV components, as well as an 8+6-pin PCIe connector design to deliver plenty of power. Toss in the matte black solid metal backplate and you have one card that should last a long time.

Moving down the product stack brings us to the GeForce GTX 1070 SEA HAWK X, sporting a liquid cooler already attached. This cooler is the result of a partnership between MSI and Corsair, giving us all a chance to push the GTX 1070 to the absolute limit without worrying about an air cooler hitting a wall. It already has a factory overclock, but that Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler should mean there is plenty left to discover on the core.

The third card in the GTX 1070 lineup is the ARMOR 8G OC. This card has a black and white Twin Frozr V cooler and Advanced Airflow Control for enhanced cooling performance, along with a striking design that should match up nicely in any number of builds. The MSI GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR 8G OC also has Zero Frozr technology to stop the fans in low-load situations, so when you're just browsing the Web, you won't hear a thing.

MSI's finaly GTX 1070 is the GeForce GTX 1070 AERO 8G OC, featuring a thermal solution most similar to GeForce cards of old. It has a radial blower fan to push the air directly out of the case, while the black and white color scheme just makes it all look good.

Each MSI GeForce GTX 1070 video card is VR Ready thanks to the VR Gaming App, which gives one-click optimization for the best virtual reality experience. You can even pick up the VR Boost Kit, a 5.25" bay accessory that puts an HDMI connector and two USB 3.0 connections on the front panel to give you easy access for a VR headset.

No pricing for the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 lineup was announced at this time, but expect it to start at $379. Both the ARMOR 8G and AERO 8G cards have a non-OC version, too, which should be a bit cheaper than the OC model. All the cards should be on (r)etail shelves soon, so keep an eye out if you're in need of a new video card.

Source: Press Release



3DMark 11 Results Spotted for AMD RX 480

Category: Video Cards
Posted: June 9, 2016 09:52AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

While the NDA is still in place for reviews of the AMD RX 480, it looks like some 3DMark 11 scores have leaked for the 8 GB version. The score was spotted at the 3DMark database and reaches to a P score of 14,461. According to the database, that means it is better than 91% off all results, and is enough for VR. It is apparently not enough for 4K gaming though, at least not as a single card.

The date on the test is May 20, and as the driver status is marked as "Not FM Approved" it is possible the scores of the card at release will be different, and hopefully even higher. While it was the 8 GB version tested, this score should be representative of the 4GB version as well.

Source: WCCftech



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