GPUs

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers. Unmentioned, but inextricably intertwined, is NVIDIA’s highly controversial and recently-announced GeForce Partner Program (GPP), of which there's little first-hand information, but is widely perceived as being a consumer-unfriendly project. NVIDIA describes GPP as a consumer transparency program with partners and OEMs that include incentives such as early access to new technologies, engineering support, and joint marketing (though the distinction between market development funds and co-operative funds was not made), types of programs that are common in the industry. However, unique to GPP and key to today's announcements is that Partners are required to place NVIDIA cards...

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC Windforce 2X, To Release RX Vega 56 Version Soon

Adding on to the recent slew of custom RX Vega announcements, last week Gigabyte announced the Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, featuring their dual-fan Windforce cooling system...

9 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent: 3 Slot Bracket, ACX 3.0 Cooler

This week, EVGA launched another model for their GeForce GTX 1070 Ti family: the FTW Ultra Silent, featuring the ACX 3.0 cooling system. Starting from its triple slot wide...

12 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

AMD Silently Lowers Radeon RX 560 Specifications, Now Covers RX 460-class Products (Updated)

Spotted yesterday by Heise.de, AMD has silently lowered the specifications of the Radeon RX 560 to encompass parts with 14 CUs (896 Stream Processors), allowing them to be sold...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

PowerColor Announces Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56

Last week, PowerColor announced two custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards: the Red Devil RX Vega 64 and Red Devil RX Vega 56. With triple-fan coolers and 2.5-slot wide...

8 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With the launch of DOOM VFR on Thursday, NVIDIA has released driver version 388.43 to bring DOOM VFR support. And for those who miss the NVIDIA system tray icon...

0 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4

Late last week, AMD released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4, bringing a few bug fixes and support for the Oculus Dash open beta and DOOM VFR ahead of...

2 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2017

Cryptomining Demand Wanes as Q3 2017 Discrete Graphics Cards Shipments Hit 5-Year-High

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) released their quarterly discrete video card sales report for Q3 2017. According to JPR's figures, the quarter was a strong one for discrete...

25 by Nate Oh on 12/1/2017

AMD Unveils Radeon Software "Adrenalin" Edition, Coming Soon

For AMD, 2017 has been rather eventful, not just for new hardware releases but also for the curious application of embargoes for product photos and unboxings. But leave it...

16 by Nate Oh on 11/30/2017

XFX to Release Custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 Double Edition Cards

XFX has quietly introduced its first new custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 video card designs. The custom Radeon RX Vega Double Edition graphics adapters from...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2017

NVIDIA Releases Maxwell-based GeForce MX130 & MX110 Mobile GPUs

Earlier this month, NVIDIA quietly released the Maxwell-based entry-level GeForce MX130 and MX110, joining the earlier Pascal-based MX150. The MX130 and MX110 product pages were later updated to specify...

27 by Nate Oh on 11/28/2017

EVGA Launches Single-Slot GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper

EVGA has released a version of its custom-built GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N video card with a pre-installed bespoke water block. Courtesy of EVGA's customized selection of video outputs...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

AMD Launches Prey & Wolfenstein II Game Bundle for Radeon RX Vega Cards

AMD has kicked off a new campaign that adds free digital copies of Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to select Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

GALAX, KFA2 Launch SNPR External GPU Enclosure with GTX 1060 6 GB

GALAX and KFA2 have announced their first external graphics solutions for laptops and SFF PCs with a Thunderbolt 3 interconnection. The SNPR External Graphics Enclosure, equipped with a GeForce...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/24/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2

Update (11/27/17): AMD has released a Radeon RX Vega hotfix as 17.11.3, addressing intermittent crashing on some RX Vega cards. Just ahead of tomorrow’s Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) release...

5 by Nate Oh on 11/16/2017

NVIDIA Releases 388.31 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Ahead of Friday’s Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) release, today NVIDIA has released driver version 388.31, featuring Game Ready support for the aforementioned Battlefront II, as well as the...

5 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2017

VESA Announces DisplayID Version 2.0 Standard to Succeed EDID

This week, VESA has officially announced the DisplayID v2.0 standard, intended to succeed the venerable Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) used by monitors, TVs, and embedded displays. Like EDID/Enhanced...

2 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2017

Samsung Pre-Announces 16 Gbps GDDR6 Chips for Next-Gen Graphics Cards

In a surprisingly early revelation, Samsung has confirmed their plans to produce GDDR6 memory. The announcement was made as a part of Samsung’s pre-CES marketing campaign and does not...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Intel Releases Graphics Drivers for Windows 15.60: HDR10 and Windows Mixed Reality

In light of the recent feature-filled Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, this week Intel has released their Graphics Driver 15.60, bringing HDR10 and Windows Mixed Reality support to a...

17 by Nate Oh on 11/10/2017

NVIDIA Announces Earnings of $2.6 Billion for Q3 2018, Once Again Sets Profit Record

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced its earnings for their 2018 fiscal year’s third quarter, which spans July 31 to October 29, 2017 (and not to be confused with the 2017...

23 by Nate Oh on 11/9/2017

Intel to Develop Discrete GPUs, Hires Raja Koduri as Chief Architect & Senior VP

On Monday, Intel announced that it had penned a deal with AMD to have the latter provide a discrete GPU to be integrated onto a future Intel SoC. On...

200 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2017

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