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...

NVIDIA Announces PCI Express Tesla P100: Shipping In Q4’16

Kicking off this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the annual International Supercomputing Conference, better known as ISC. One of the two major supercomputing conferences for the year, ISC is...

55 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2016

ARM Announces Mali Egil Video Processor: VP9 Encode & Decode For Mobile

Earlier this month we took a look at ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU. Based on the company’s equally new Bifrost architecture, Mali-G71 marks a significant architectural change for the Mali...

19 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2016

A Bit More on AMD’s Polaris GPUs: 36 & 16 CUs

Along with this week’s teaser of the forthcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 at E3, AMD also held a short press briefing about Polaris. The bulk of AMD’s...

102 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2016

AMD Teases Future Radeon RX 470 & Radeon RX 460 Cards

With the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo once again upon us, this week has been a flood of gaming hardware and software news. On the PC front, AMD is once...

105 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

NVIDIA Releases 368.39 WHQL Game Ready Driver, Adds GTX 1070 Support

As the GeForce GTX 1070 approaches, NVIDIA has prepared a driver release for the upcoming card. Along with support to the coming GPU and a list of fixes, we...

30 by Daniel Williams on 6/8/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1

Here we are with AMD's next driver update, Radeon Sofware Crimson Edition 16.6.1. This brings the driver version to 16.20.1025. With the changes that come along with the update...

20 by Daniel Williams on 6/7/2016

AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

Kicking off at this moment is AMD’s Computex 2016 keynote. The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we’re going to jump right into an area that has...

376 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

Computex 2016: AMD Press Conference Live Blog

I'm here at the Westin Taipei for AMDs Computex Press Conference. We've just posted some news, and we get to hear some more!

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

HSA 1.1 Specification Launched: Extending HSA to More Vendors & Processor Types

For the last few years now we have been keeping tabs on the development of the Heterogeneous System Architecture, a set of technical standards and an associated instruction language...

6 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

ARM Unveils Next Generation Bifrost GPU Architecture & Mali-G71: The New High-End Mali

Amidst the backdrop of Computex 2016 and alongside their new Cortex-A73 CPU, ARM is announcing their next generation GPU architecture, Bifrost. A significant update to ARM’s GPU architecture, Bifrost...

55 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Republic of Gamers 10 Year Press Conference

The final press event of the day - the annual Computex Republic of Gamers press conference. This year is ASUS' 10 year anniversary for ROG, and as part of...

8 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Zotac and EVGA Reveal Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Designs

A few weeks back we saw the announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080. NVIDIA put the founders cards on sale first, with third-party cards set to be released later...

38 by Daniel Williams on 5/27/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3

New technologies come along, new games release, things break, and developers fix them. As this cycle continues we are brought to this latest update from AMD which gives us...

10 by Daniel Williams on 5/24/2016

NVIDIA Releases 368.22 WHQL Game Ready Driver

As the news has been, new game releases means more driver updates. Alongside game ready support for more titles this week and a fix we also get a heads...

13 by Daniel Williams on 5/24/2016

AMD Announces Computex 2016 Webcast: May 31st, 7pm Pacific

With the annual Computex Taipei trade show quickly approaching, AMD sends word that they will be hosting a live webcast for their annual press conference at the show. The...

50 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2016

NVIDIA Posts Full GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications: 1920 CUDA Cores Boosting to 1.68GHz

Back when NVIDIA first announced the GeForce GTX 1080 earlier this month, they also briefly announced that the GTX 1070 would be following it. The GTX 1070 would follow...

137 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2016

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Preview: A Look at What's to Come

Earlier this month NVIDIA announced their latest generation flagship GeForce card, the GeForce GTX 1080. Based on their new Pascal architecture and built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process, the...

262 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2016

AMD Quietly Unveils Radeon M400 Series: Starting With Rebadges

As our long-time readers are keenly aware, the product cycles followed by PC OEMs and ODMs for their laptops and desktops are rarely perfectly in sync with the development...

49 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2016

NVIDIA Announces Q1 FY 2017 Results: Strong Growth In All Segments

Much of the PC industry has been reporting less than strong results, with declines in PC unit sales leading to lower earnings for many of the big players such...

36 by Brett Howse on 5/12/2016

Micron Confirms Mass Production of GDDR5X Memory

Micron Technology this week confirmed that it had begun mass production of GDDR5X memory. As revealed last week, the first graphics card to use the new type of graphics...

59 by Anton Shilov on 5/12/2016

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