GPUs

Ultra-high-end graphics cards these days all seem to either come with a very large triple fan cooler, or more exotically, a hybrid cooling system based around a large heatsink with fans and a liquid cooling block. Naturally, these cards use two or more slots to fit all of their mass, making them look bulky. What we don't see much of these days are smaller cards designed purely around liquid cooling system, and instead those often require an aftermarket conversion. So taking aim at the market for pre-built liquid cooled cards, ZOTAC is rolling out their GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm Single-Slot, which true to its name, is an RTX 2080 Ti that comes with a single-slot water block pre-installed. The ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 Ti...

The NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 2pm PT/21:00 UTC)

Kicking off a very busy week for tech events in California, my first stop for the week is NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. As always, CEO Jensen...

36 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Stakes Its Claim at $219

Launching today is NVIDIA's next mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660. The card is based on the a cut-down version of the TU116 Turing GPU used in the...

79 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 3/14/2019

AMD Launches China-only Radeon RX 560 XT

This evening – or rather this morning in China – AMD is rolling out a new mid-to-entry level Radeon RX video card. Dubbed the Radeon RX 560 XT, the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2019

NVIDIA To Acquire Datacenter Networking Firm Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2019

CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel

With the battleground moving from single core performance to multi-core acceleration, a new war is being fought with how data is moved around between different compute resources. The Interconnect...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

15 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

NVIDIA To Move Mobile Kepler GPUs to Legacy Status in April 2019 (& 3D Vision Too)

In a note on their support website published earlier this afternoon, NVIDIA has announced that they are preparing to move their mobile (laptop) Kepler GPUs to legacy status, ending...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2019

NVIDIA Announces “RTX Triple Threat” Game Bundle for March 2019: BFV, Anthem, & Metro Exodus

With the change in seasons comes a change in game bundles for NVIDIA. This morning the company announced that they’re launching a new GeForce RTX-focused bundle – the aptly...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Sheds RTX for the Mainstream Market

Launching today is NVIDIA's new mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Based on the new TU116 it is a Turing architecture video card, but a Turing card...

155 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 2/22/2019

NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce MX250 & MX230: Entry-Level Laptop GeForce

With the launch of their GeForce 20 Series parts already well underway, it was only a matter of time until NVIDIA updated their low-end parts as well, and that...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2019

NVIDIA Earnings Report Q4 2019: Crypto Pain But Full Year Gain

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of their 2019 fiscal year, which ended January 27. As expected, revenues were sharply hit by the crash of...

31 by Brett Howse on 2/14/2019

Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Performance, Feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano

Thunderbolt 3 has enabled a number of interesting use-cases that were simply not possible with earlier high-speed external interfaces. The technology allows for four lanes of PCIe 3.0 to...

26 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1: Adds Limited Support for Consumer Radeon Cards

This week, AMD released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 WHQL. Headlining this release, on the heels of the launch of the prosumer-oriented Radeon VII, AMD is introducing Radeon...

11 by Nate Oh on 2/12/2019

The AMD Radeon VII Review: An Unexpected Shot At The High-End

Following the launch of a late-generation product refresh in November, in the form of the Radeon RX 590, we had expected AMD's consumer side to be done for a...

298 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2019

AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with GlobalFoundries: 7nm Freed, 12nm+ Targets Set Through 2021

AMD on Tuesday said it had amended its wafer supply agreement with GlobalFoundries. Under the terms of the new deal, the two companies agreed about prices and volumes of...

37 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2019

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su

One of the major highlights of CES was the reveal of AMD’s next generation Matisse processor. With the cores built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the demonstration of the eight...

60 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2019

AMD Pushing the AMD+AMD Strategy with Executive Promotions

Today AMD is announcing some realignment of its executive team along with some promotions. The idea behind the changes boils down to AMD wanting to focus its efforts on...

84 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

Colorful Offers GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Without A Cooler

There are two major things that differentiate GPUs within the same family from each other: the PCB design and the cooling system, both of which provide either headroom for...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

Sapphire Launches Mining-Focused Radeon RX 570 with 16 GB of GDDR5 Memory

Sapphire has introduced one the industry’s first Radeon RX 570 graphics cards that carry 16 GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. The board is designed primarily for cryptocurrency mining, but...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

CES 2019: Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kudan at 1.8 GHz GPU Clocks

Colorful has introduced its new limited-edition graphics card that will belong to its top-of-the-range Kudan* tier. The company plans to make only 1,000 of its iGame GeForce RTX 2080...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/15/2019

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