GPUs

Today MSI is announcing the latest entry in the Gaming X GPU line with the Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G/4G cards as well as non-X variants. The main difference between the non-X and X cards is in the core and memory frequencies, with the X card having the higher performance. In return, there will be a small price difference between the two variants. MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming Specification Comparison GAMING X 8G GAMING X 4G GAMING 8G GAMING 4G Core Clock Silent 1266 MHz Gaming 1303 MHz 1279 MHz OC Mode 1316 MHz 1292 MHz Memory Clock (Reg/OC) 8.0/8.1 Gbps GDDR5 8.0 Gbps GDDR5 VRAM 8 GB 4 GB 8 GB 4 GB Launch Date TBD Mid August 2016 Launch Price Unknown ??? Starting with appearance, all four models shown today feature an angular, aggressive, red and black design for the cooler, which glows through the...

Eurocom Now Selling GPU Upgrades For Existing Laptops With GTX 980M and GTX 970M Options

Today Eurocom announced some interesting news. They are now selling new upgrade kits for existing laptops which feature a MXM 3.0b graphics card. This will let owners of older...

36 by Brett Howse on 2/10/2015

The DirectX 12 Performance Preview: AMD, NVIDIA, & Star Swarm

With the various pieces of Microsoft’s latest API finally coming together, today we will be taking our first look at the performance of the future with DirectX 12. The...

245 by Ryan Smith on 2/6/2015

GeForce GTX 970: Correcting The Specs & Exploring Memory Allocation

Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief...

398 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2015

NVIDIA Publishes Statement on GeForce GTX 970 Memory Allocation

On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX...

93 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 960

Editor's Note: Due to personal matters we won’t have a GeForce GTX 960 review published today. But in lieu of that we wanted to go over the basics of...

87 by Ryan Smith on 1/22/2015

AMD Executive Shakeup: Byrne, LaForce, and Naik Leave AMD

Word comes via email and an 8-K filing from AMD this afternoon that AMD’s executive lineup is undergoing a significant shakeup today. All told, 3 AMD executives are leaving...

43 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2015

MSI Goes USB 3.1 at CES 2015: The MSI Component Suite Tour

Back at Computex we reported that MSI was showing a potential mock-up of USB 3.1 on one of their motherboards. Fast forward a few months and this is slowly...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 965M

In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

In the past few years, we’ve seen NVIDIA shift their mobile strategy dramatically with time. With Tegra 2 and 3, we saw multiple design wins in the smartphone space...

193 by Joshua Ho & Ryan Smith on 1/5/2015

Samsung/NVIDIA Case Progresses: US ITC Begins NVIDIA Investigation

The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is...

30 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2014

NVIDIA 347.09 Beta Drivers Available

After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 12/19/2014

Win7 Driver Issues? Microsoft, AMD Recommend Uninstalling KB3004394

Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394...

50 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2014

Benchmarked - Assassin's Creed: Unity

The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit...

122 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Intel's Xeon Phi: After Knights Landing Comes Knights Hill

As SC’14 rolls on this week, taking part in the show’s events is Intel, who was at the show to deliver an update on the Xeon Phi lineup. As...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA 344.75 Drivers - MFAA Arrives for Maxwell

When NVIDIA initially briefed us on their new GM204 GPUs (aka Maxwell 2.0), there were several new features discussed. Most of these are now publicly available – Dynamic Scalable...

28 by Jarred Walton on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K80, GK210 GPU

Kicking off today is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU Technology Conference...

28 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

NVIDIA Volta, IBM POWER9 Land Contracts For New US Government Supercomputers

The launch of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer was in many ways a turning point for NVIDIA’s GPU compute business. Though already into their third generation of Tesla...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

Benchmarked: Lords of the Fallen

Officially launched on October 28, Lords of the Fallen had a bit of a rocky start so it took longer for me to finish running benchmarks on the game...

54 by Jarred Walton on 11/12/2014

Apple A8X’s GPU - GXA6850, Even Better Than I Thought

Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustration. Apple’s SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge, so it’s always great...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014

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