GPUs

When NVIDIA first announced their Turing based GeForce RTX 20 series, they unveiled three GeForce RTX models: the 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. As we’ve seen earlier, Turing and the GeForce RTX 20 series as a whole are designed on a hardware and software level to enable realtime raytracing for games, as well as other new specialized features, though all of these are yet to launch in games. Nevertheless, last month’s release of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 finally revealed their places on the traditional performance spectrum. As the ‘value’ oriented enthusiast offering, the RTX 2070 is arguably the more important card for most prospective buyers. And so, ahead of tomorrow’s launch, today we take a look at the GeForce RTX 2070...

Razer Launches Core X TB3 eGFX Enclosure: Cost-Down Version Complements Core v2

Razer launched the Core v2 eGFX enclosure in Q4 2017. It came with a unique industrial design and dual Thunderbolt 3 controllers that justified its price premium over other...

33 by Ganesh T S on 5/22/2018

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB: More RAM, Fewer ROPs?

Adjusting their GeForce GTX 1050 Family info page over the weekend, NVIDIA quietly announced that the expansion of the GeForce 10-series of cards with another entry: the GeForce GTX...

49 by Nate Oh on 5/21/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

PowerColor Confirms Plans for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega: Due Next Month

Over the past few months, we have seen two makers of video cards laying the groundwork for Mini-ITX graphics adapters based on the Radeon RX Vega GPU. This week...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

NVIDIA Updates on G-Sync HDR: 4Kp144 Monitors On Sale at End of May, Other Models Coming Later This Year

While NVIDIA's upcoming ultra-premium G-Sync HDR monitors have been in the public eye for some time now, the schedule slips have become something of a sticking point, prompting the...

47 by Nate Oh on 5/16/2018

VESA and MIPI Announce VDC-M 1.1: Display Compression Standard for Mobile Devices

As of late, the pursuit for higher resolutions, faster refresh rates, better contrasts, higher brightness, and more colors in displays, has created bandwidth demands that are pushing the limits...

17 by Nate Oh on 5/15/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

39 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

NVIDIA Announces Record Q1 FY 2019 Results

In what seems like a never-ending trend, NVIDIA today announced record results for their first quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. NVIDIA had revenue of $3.21 billion for the...

15 by Brett Howse on 5/10/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL: Support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Not long after Windows 10’s first semi-annual major update of the year, AMD today has released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL, bringing full support for the April...

5 by Nate Oh on 5/9/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

NVIDIA Terminates GeForce Partner Program

Just as quickly as it came into being, NVIDIA’s GeForce Partner Program has come to an end. In a short article posted to their website today, NVIDIA’s Director of Product...

92 by Ryan Smith on 5/4/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1: Windows 10 April 2018 Update Support

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1, bringing beta level support for the just-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). A more minor update for this Microsoft...

6 by Nate Oh on 4/30/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.31 WHQL Drivers: Vulkan 1.1 Support, NVIDIA RTX, And More

After quietly announcing legacy support status for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit operating systems earlier this month, NVIDIA today has released the first Release 396 drivers with 397.31 WHQL, headlined...

7 by Nate Oh on 4/26/2018

AMD Announces Q1 FY 2018 Results: Big Gains

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and their recent trend of performance has continued, with revenues for the quarter up...

14 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2018

AMD Launches Combat Crate Bundles: CPU, GPU, & Motherboard In a Box

AMD on Wednesday announced its Combat Crate bundles, an initiative aimed to deliver a complete set of barebones PC hardware straight to the hands of gamers. The bundles will...

12 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

ASUS Introduces “AREZ” Brand for Radeon Cards as AMD Discusses New Consumer-Friendly AIB Branding

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...

35 by Nate Oh on 4/19/2018

AMD Releases OEM Desktop & Mobile Radeon RX 500X SKUs: The Radeon Rebadge Returns (Updated)

Tucked inside today's HP’s announcement of their new Pavilion gaming systems is an interesting item: a mobile Radeon RX 560X graphics option. This is in fact not a typo...

45 by Nate Oh on 4/11/2018

NVIDIA Moves Fermi GPUs to Legacy Status, Ends Mainstream Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

This week, NVIDIA has announced that they are ending mainstream graphics driver support for Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. Effective as of this month (i.e. immediately), all Fermi products are being...

43 by Nate Oh on 4/7/2018

NVIDIA Quietly Rolls out Slower, Lower TDP GeForce GT 1030 With DDR4 VRAM

For the lowest-end video cards, a common practice by manufacturers is to substitute in slower VRAM – recently, this meant swapping out GDDR5 for DDR3 – saving costs in...

44 by Nate Oh on 4/4/2018

Interview with Aicha Evans, Intel’s Chief Strategy Officer

Expanding into several different new markets has challenges that only the most well positioned and structured companies can achieve. Having covered the growth of Intel over the last ten...

30 by Ian Cutress on 4/4/2018

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