NVIDIA is reportedly preparing a new graphics card to compete with AMD's mid-range Radeon RX 550, in what will be the purported GeForce GT 1030, and it'll be aimed at the sub-$100 market.
NVIDIA is already in the sub-$150 market with its GeForce GTX 1050 at $109, but AMD attacked the sub-$100 market with its RX 550 at $79. AMD's Radeon RX 550 has a Polaris 12 GPU, 512 stream processors, and either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. Not bad for $79, but the RX 560 is only $20 more at $99. Still, the RX 550 will appeal to those who don't have the additional $20, or don't want the PCIe power connector - think internet cafes, and budget PCs.
The purported GT 1030 will feature a GP108 GPU, with 512 stream processors, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and 2GB/4GB of RAM on a 128-bit memory bus. NVIDIA won't require an additional PCIe power connector, as the TDP will be just 35W... while the RX 550 chews 50W.
It looks like GALAX will be joining Colorful in the LCD display on a graphics card business, with GALAX's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF set to include a LCD display.
GALAX will use the LCD display on its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti HOF to display their logo, the BIOS version, VRAM capacity, GPU model and driver installed, temperatures, fan speed, GPU voltage, GPU clock, VRAM clocks, and even custom text. It sounds dreamy.
GALAX will have the highest clocks on its GTX 1080 Ti HOF, with a huge triple-fan cooler and triple-fan design, all on a custom PCB with 8+8+8-pin PCIe power connectors. It's not meant for gamers running Overwatch, but for professional overclockers and enthusiasts.
AMD is still preparing its next-gen Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but before its big launch next month - fingers crossed - the company teased its Vega GPU was used inside of the ridiculously awesome Radeon Pro SSG graphics card, video editing 4K and 8K content at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
AMD used its Radeon Pro SSG with 8K video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, while also using the next-gen card in 4K post-processing with Radeon ProRender, something that's used for rendering high-end graphics. PC World reports that the NAB show is "targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend. AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs".
8K might seem like it's years away, but with RTG boss and ice cream expert Raja Koduri saying that VR needs 16K per eye @ 240Hz for "true immersion", 8K doesn't seem that foreign anymore.
AMD has just launched its latest Radeon Pro Duo, a new dual-GPU graphics card based on the Polaris architecture. The new Radeon Pro Duo and its dual Polaris GPUs offer up to 11.45 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance, 4608 stream processors, 32GB of GDDR5 RAM (16GB per GPU) and a TDP of 250W.
If you remember back to Capsaicin 2016, AMD launched the original Radeon Pro Duo, but the 2017 refresh is a much better design, and $500 cheaper. The original Radeon Pro Duo launched for $1499, while the new Radeon Pro Duo is priced at $999. The original Radeon Pro Duo was also much more power hungry with its 350W TDP, while the refreshed one slaps 100W off, dropping to 250W.
This isn't a gaming card by any means, just like its predecessor, with the new Radeon Pro Duo joining the ranks of the other Radeon Pro graphics cards, like the insane Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics card. AMD's newly launched Radeon Pro Duo and its dual-GPUs are ready for intense professional/creation systems, where they can handle 8K content over a single DP1.4 cable (albeit, at just 30Hz). You can connect two DP1.4 cables for glorious, hair flying back in the wind 60FPS at 8K.
Colorful has just announced its huge triple-slot, triple-fan iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC graphics card, with the triple-fan cooler dubbed SWORIZER.
It's an absolute beast, with its SWORIZER cooler, LED status monitor, full cover backplate, 16+2-phase power design and of course: overclocking on the GPU.
Colorful has GPU clocks of 1620/1733MHz, but as usual GPU Boost 3.0 will throw it closer to 2GHz+, while the 11GB of GDDR5X stays at its stock 11Gbps frequency.
If someone didn't warn me, and you took the logos off and marketing designs down - you'd think this was an ASUS ROG Strix graphics card...
GALAX has just unleashed its awesomely styled GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC White Edition graphics card, with GALAX's custom GTX 1080 Ti arriving as a smaller dual-slot design.
The company has opted for a dual-fan cooling solution with LEDs, with GALAX using two heat sinks and five copper heat pipes, as well as a full cover backplate.
GALAX overclocks the GTX 1080 Ti EXOC to 1531/1645MHz, but the company is using NVIDIA's own reference PCB, but you should be able to hit 2GHz without a problem.
SK Hynix has just teased the world saying that they're pushing out their new GDDR6 RAM, with up to 16Gbps of bandwidth - a massive increase from the already huge 11Gbps available on the GDDR5X that NVIDIA has on its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and its refreshed GTX 1080 with 11Gbps.
In the PR statement, SK Hynix said: "SK Hynix Inc.today introduced the world's fastest 2Znm 8Gb(Gigabit) GDDR6(Graphics DDR6) DRAM. The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16Gbps(Gigabits per second) per pin, which is the industry's fastest. With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768GB(Gigabytes) of graphics data per second. SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs".
GDDR6 will be a replacement for GDDR5 and GDDR5X, with SK Hynix "collaborating with a core graphics chipset client to timely mass produce the GDDR6 for the upcoming market demands". I'd say that the core graphics chipset client is NVIDIA, and that their new GDDR6-based graphics cards that I talked about in this report on the purported GeForce GTX 20 series, led by the GTX 2080.
Now, for the tech nuts - you'll notice that SK Hynix has the "world's fastest 2Znm 8Gb(Gigabit)" GDDR6 DRAM, and as you can see on the chart above, we've come a long way in 10 years.
NVIDIA could name the new cards as the GTX 11 series, but I think the large jump in performance will see them replacing the '1' of the GTX 10 series, with '2', and then '3', and so on. This would result in the Volta-based GDDR6/HBM2-based graphics cards as GTX 20 series, then GTX 30 series, and so on. Nothing is confirmed so far, but it would make sense. What do you think NVIDIA will call their new cards?
AMD has launched their new Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, led by the Radeon RX 580 and RX 570, and now it's time for HIS to unleash their new RX 500 series cards.
HIS leads their new cards with the Radeon RX 580 XTR IceQX2 Roaring Turbo, which is virtually identical to its RX 480-based predecessor - except that the refreshed RX 580 requires even more power. HIS has used a 6+8-pin PCIe power setup, thanks to the Polaris 20 XTR GPU sucking up so much power - something we went over in our review of the SAPPHIRE RX 580 Nitro+ and its high power consumption.
HIS has 4 different Radeon RX 580 graphics cards:
- HIS RX 580 8GB XTR IceQX2 Roaring Turbo (1256/1430MHz)
- HIS RX 580 8GB IceQX2 Turbo (1256/1405MHz)
- HIS RX 580 8GB IceQX2 OC (1256/1366MHz)
- HIS RX 580 4GB IceQX2 OC (1256/1366MHz)
- HIS RX 570 4GB IceQX2 OC (1168/1264MHz)
Out of the 4 different RX 580 models, one of them has 4GB of RAM - and its clocked at 7GHz, compared to 8GHz on the RX 580 8GB models. The one and only RX 570 model has 4GB of GDDR5, also clocked at 7GHz.
The mountain of custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards continues to grow, with GALAX unveiling their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF - joining their expanding Hall of Fame family of graphics cards.
GALAX provides a fully custom PCB and massive power delivery system with 16+3-phase VRM, but the power requirements are huge: 8+8+8-pin... yes, triple 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Insanity. GALAX will be eyeing down ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition graphics card, which is the best GTX 1080 Ti out so far.
GALAX has opted for a 2.5-slot design with a triple-fan cooler, with its signature white colored PCB and white colored fans.
The PCB on the GALAX GTX 1080 Ti HOF looks amazing, with the 16+3-phase power delivery, while the VRMs are cooled by low profile aluminum heat sinks.
AMD launched its not-so-impressive Radeon RX 500 series with our review on the flagship SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ already up, MSI has launched a RX 500 series offensive, with 15 different graphics cards available.
MSI has 11 different Radeon RX 580s alone, while there are also 4 different RX 570 models. The flagship MSI RX 580 Gaming X Plus rocks a 7.5% overclock on its Polaris 20 XTX GPU at 1441MHz, while the 8GB of GDDR5 is overclocked by 1.3% to 8.1GHz. There's also the non-X version, the MSI RX 580 Gaming Plus which has a 6.8% overclock at 1431MHz, while the 8GB of GDDR5 is at its stock 8GHz frequency.
The rest of the cards roll out with nearly identical Twin Frozr VI coolers, while the RX 580 4GB models have their GDDR5 clocked at 7GHz. The RX 580 8GB and 4GB 'Armor' and 'Armor OC' models include a different style cooler, while the RX 570 repeats the Gaming X range, down to the Armor/Armor OC models.