GPUs

Sapphire has started sales of its external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure for video cards. The GearBox TB3 eGFX box can accommodate a high-end graphics card and also offers additional USB 3.0 Type-A and GbE ports. It is noteworthy that the box costs less than competing offerings and Sapphire also offers it with bundled graphics cards. Sapphire is a bit late to the eGFX party as most of leading suppliers of graphics cards have already released their Thunderbolt 3 eGFX boxes. However by no means is Sapphire cutting corners here. Being equipped with a 500 W custom power supply, the GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX expansion chassis can accommodate full-length double-wide graphics cards up to 266 mm long, and a max power consumption of 300 W. Technically it...

NVIDIA Releases 391.01 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Ahead of next week’s game launches, NVIDIA today released driver version 391.01 WHQL, featuring Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (3/6) and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (3/8) as Game Ready headliners...

15 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

EKWB Releases Full Cover GPU Water Block for Titan V

EKWB is releasing water blocks for NVIDIA’s flagship GPU offering in the Volta-powered GeForce Titan V. The Titan V, released in December 2017, isn’t pegged to be a gaming...

4 by Joe Shields on 2/26/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

18 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3, a smaller patch bringing support and/or performance optimizations for three new games: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (released 2/1)...

6 by Nate Oh on 2/25/2018

The Future of Silicon: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries

In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part...

39 by Ian Cutress on 2/24/2018

AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level...

23 by Nate Oh on 2/16/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 WHQL: Adrenalin Comes To Enterprise

This week AMD has released the first quarterly Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition driver drop of the year, aptly numbered 18.Q1 WHQL. Coming on the heels of December's major...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/15/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 & Inaugural Ryzen Desktop APU WHQL Drivers

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2, a smaller patch bringing support for the just-launched Kingdom Come: Deliverance, as well as performance optimizations for Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s...

9 by Nate Oh on 2/14/2018

NVIDIA Announces Record Q4 2018 Results

This afternoon NVIDIA announced yet another record quarter, with revenues of $2.91 billion, which is up 34% from a year ago. Gross margin was 61.9%, and operating income was...

46 by Brett Howse on 2/8/2018

AMD & Valve Introduce AMD TrueAudio Next Support for Steam Audio

This week, AMD and Valve announced AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN) support for Steam Audio, introducing it with the newly released Steam Audio 2.0 beta 13. Introduced just about a...

11 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2018

SK Hynix Lists GDDR6 Memory as ‘Available Now’, Publishes Final Specs

SK Hynix has updated its product catalogue and now lists its GDDR6 memory chips as “available now”. In addition, the company published final specifications of its GDDR6 product family...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1

Last week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1, a more minor bugfix-oriented driver update. 18.2.1 also brings support for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered version...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/5/2018

AMD Tech Day at CES: 2018 Roadmap Revealed, with Ryzen APUs, Zen+ on 12nm, Vega on 7nm

Updated Feb 1st! To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018...

138 by Ian Cutress on 2/1/2018

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 Review: iCX Brings the Lights and Sensors

Today, we are taking a look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2, EVGA's top GTX 1070 Ti model featuring the iCX temperature sensor and cooling system. Launched...

47 by Nate Oh on 1/31/2018

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

One of the more tricky issues revolving around the GPU shortages of the past several months has been the matter of how to address the problem on the GPU...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2018

AMD Announces Q4 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017. AMD ended the 2017 fiscal year on a high note, with earnings that beat their initial estimates...

20 by Brett Howse on 1/30/2018

Getting Radeon Vega Everywhere: An Exclusive Media Interview at AMD Tech Day, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In what is becoming an annual tradition, during AMD’s Tech Day here at CES we were given the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO...

64 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2018

AMD Reassembles the Radeon Technologies Group: New Leadership Hired & Semi-Custom Folded Into RTG

Ever since Raja Koduri abdicated his leadership post at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group in favor of a similar post at Intel, the big question on everyone’s mind has been...

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1

Opening up the new year, this week AMD released the bugfix-heavy Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1, succeeding the 18.1.1 alpha addressing crashing in certain DX9 games. The instability was...

44 by Nate Oh on 1/22/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 16Gb GDDR6 Memory ICs with 18 Gbps I/O Speed

This week, Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of its GDDR6 memory chips for next-generation graphics cards and other applications. The new chips will be available...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2018

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