GPUs

This morning SAPPHIRE is announcing their latest card in the NITRO+ family, the NITRO+ Radeon RX 480. Some key features of SAPPHIRE’s new NITRO+ RX 480 cards include higher clock speeds, an improved cooler with a back plate included, and software fan health monitoring. Along with this we’ll also get RGB lighting and power delivery that is improved over what we saw on the reference RX 480. The cooler is improved from SAPPHIREs last generation with two 95mm dual-ball bearing fans. Meaning longer fan life and potentially quieter operation. In fact, SAPPHIRE isn’t content simply improving the quality of their fans. They also are including a feature called “Fan Check” in their upcoming SAPPHIRE TriXX 3.0. Fan Check allows users to check the health of...

NVIDIA Announces “NVIDIA Titan X” Video Card: $1200, Available August 2nd

In 2014/2015, it took NVIDIA 6 months from the launch of the Maxwell 2 architecture to get GTX Titan X out the door. All things considered, that was a...

170 by Ryan Smith yesterday

Cards Galore: A Quick Look At the Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Launch Lineup

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is here to contend for mainstream space. Alongside the NVIDIA-only Founders Edition card, we will see a large number of cards released from other...

49 by Daniel Williams 2 days ago

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 Founders Editions Review: Kicking Off the FinFET Generation

It has taken about 2 years longer than we’d normally see, but the next full generation of GPUs are finally upon us. Powered by FinFET based nodes at TSMC...

179 by Ryan Smith 3 days ago

Futuremark Releases 3DMark Time Spy DirectX 12 Benchmark

Today Futuremark is pulling the covers off of their new Time Spy benchmark, which is being released today for all Windows editions of 3DMark. A showcase of sorts of...

75 by Daniel Williams on 7/14/2016

Doom Vulkan Patch Released

Bethesda PR has sent over a quick note this morning that the long-awaited Vulkan patch for Doom is now available, allowing the game to be played with either the...

73 by Ryan Smith on 7/11/2016

ASUS, Inno3D, & Gigabyte Tease Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Cards

Yesterday we saw the announcement of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060. Though NVIDIA is producing a reference Founders Edition card, as this is a more mainstream product, NVIDIA is leaving...

55 by Daniel Williams on 7/8/2016

AMD Posts Radeon 16.7.1 Drivers, Fixes RX 480 Power Consumption Issues

In what’s hopefully the final chapter on AMD’s saga over the last week with the Radeon RX 480’s power consumption, AMD has posted the previously promised 16.7.1 driver set...

104 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1060: Starting at $249, Available July 19th

Excitingly, GPU Season 2016 is now in full swing. In the last two months we have seen NVIDIA launch a pair of high-end cards – the Pascal-based GeForce GTX...

227 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

NVIDIA Releases 368.69 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA is back once again with their first driver release for the month of July. This latest update, 368.69 WQHL, is focused on the usual mix of fixes, along...

2 by Daniel Williams on 7/7/2016

AMD's Tuesday Radeon RX 480 Status Update: New Driver By Late Thursday

Following up on this weekend's statement from AMD about a potential power issue with the reference Radeon RX 480, AMD has just sent over their previously promised update on...

121 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2016

GIGABYTE Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC

As the various board partners finally begin unveiling their custom GTX 1000 series designs, GIGABYTE has arrived with their latest entry in the Mini ITX game. GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX...

19 by Daniel Williams on 7/5/2016

AMD Releases Statement On Radeon RX 480 Power Consumption; More Details Tuesday

Following up on this week's Radeon RX 480 launch, there has been some questions raised about the power consumption of the card. This is after some sites whom directly...

180 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.6.2 Drivers

AMD has now brought us their latest card in the Radeon RX 480. With new cards comes new drivers. We are also getting fixes and a list of new...

4 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

ASUS Reveals Their New RX 480 GPU Design

After a lengthy tease from AMD we are finally seeing the new AMD Radeon RX 480 roll out. As we saw in our preview the card successfully makes leaps...

33 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

The AMD Radeon RX 480 Preview: Polaris Makes Its Mainstream Mark

Back in December of last year, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group began slowly trickling out the plans for what would be their first GPU architecture built for the now-modern FinFET...

444 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2016

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...

104 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

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