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SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 500 series: 10+ cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 4, 2017 1:31 am

We've already seen what PowerColor has up its sleeve with their upcoming Red Devil RX 580 graphics card, but now we're hearing about SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 500 series - which includes 11 cards so far, with more to come.

 

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SAPPHIRE will have two variants of AMD's refreshed Radeon RX 500 series, with their usual (and great) Nitro+ cards, but there's also a new series called Pulse. Here's the full list of SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 500 series cards:

 

Sapphire RADEON RX 580 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP LE IN (11265-00-40G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11265-05-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 580 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11265-01-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 580 4GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11265-07-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 580 4GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11265-09-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 570 4GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11266-14-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 570 8GB GDDR5 NITRO + 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP W / BP IN (11266-09-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 570 MINI 4GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI-D DP PULSE IN (1266-06-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 570 4GB GDDR5 PULSE 2xHDMI DVI-D 2XDP OC W / BP IN (11266-04-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 550 4GB GDDR5 PULSE HDMI DVI-D DP IN (11268-01-20G)

Sapphire RADEON RX 550 2GB GDDR5 PULSE HDMI DVI-D DP IN (11268-03-20G)

PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 4, 2017 12:38 am

AMD will be launching its Radeon RX 580 graphics card soon, but it looks like PowerColor is about to announce its new Red Devil branded RX 580 graphics card.

 

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From the looks of it, PowerColor will be using a dual-fan design with bigger fans than the RX 480-based Red Devil. The new Red Devil RX 580 looks devilishly good, with an awesome looking Red Devil logo that's powered by LEDs, a backplate, and more.

 

PowerColor will unveil clock speeds in the near future, when AMD launches their refreshed Radeon RX 580, RX 570 and the rest of the RX 500 series on April 18.

MSI prepares two GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk models

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 4:29 am

MSI has unveiled not one, but two new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk graphics cards - with the normal Sea Hawk, and the Sea Hawk X.

 

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On the new GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk, we have a new cooler shroud - but the backplate is identical to the GTX 1080 Sea Hawk. MSI looks to have used the same custom Corsair H55 AIO cooler, with a reference PCB, and included DVI connector.

 

What's the difference between the GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk and Sea Hawk X? The Sea Hawk X has its GP102 GPU clocked at around 60MHz faster than the non-X model.

AORUS preparing GeForce GTX 1060 9Gbps model

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 2:49 am

GIGABYTE is pushing its new range of AORUS-branded GeForce GTX 10 series cards, with their GTX 1080 Ti coming soon - but also the new GTX 1080 11Gbps Xtreme Edition, and now the new AORUS GTX 1060 9Gbps model.

 

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The new AORUS GTX 1060 9Gbps model is exactly what it looks like, a revamped GTX 1060 with its 6GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked up to 9Gbps, compared to the stock 8Gbps frequency. The GPU base/boost clocks are also higher, with 1632/1860MHz (an 8.4% and 8.9% increase over the stock clocks, respectively).

 

AORUS' new GTX 1060 9Gbps will compete against the upcoming refreshed Radeon RX 580 from AMD.

AORUS GTX 1080 11Gbps Xtreme model on the way

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 1:32 am

AORUS impressed us recently with their GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition graphics card, but now the tweaked GTX 1080 11Gbps Xtreme Edition is on the way, with its 8GB of GDDR5X clocked up to 11Gbps - up from the stock 10Gbps.

 

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It should be absolutely identical in other specs, with the same GPU clock speeds, the same overall design, display output configuration, and the nifty GPU backplate all haven't received any changes. This is effectively the AORUS GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition, with its 8GB of GDDR5X clocked at 1Gbps faster, to 11Gbps.

ASUS teases its new ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 2, 2017 6:14 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new top-of-the-line ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which features a hybrid cooler that can run on its own with its dual-fan cooler, but you can plug it into your existing water loop and run it under water.

 

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ASUS says that the new ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will run hotter than the GTX 1080 Ti Strix, but once it's under water, the temperatures will come down considerably.

 

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We should expect 75C or so with the dual-fan cooler, which is around 5-10C hotter than current custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

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GTX 1080 Ti powered gaming laptops are coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 2, 2017 2:28 am

NVIDIA's super-fast GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is ripping up gaming desktops, but what about gaming laptops? It looks like NVIDIA is working on bringing its GTX 1080 Ti to laptops, something the company never usually does.

 

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According to a post on NotebookReview's forums teases that NVIDIA is working on a new SKU based on the MXM form factor, which is much faster than the GTX 1080. The screenshot shows that this purported GTX 1080 Ti rocks 11GB of GDDR5X memory on the 352-bit memory bus, and since there's only the GP102 that rocks 11GB of RAM, it looks like this is the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

The GPU-Z screenshot shows that it is the full GTX 1080 Ti, with 3584 CUDA cores - but the GPU-Z screenshot is displaying the wrong TMU and ROP numbers.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega teased, thrashes GTX 1080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 1, 2017 5:20 am

NVIDIA had the crown for a couple of weeks with its impressively fast GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but it looks like AMD is coming out of thin air with a monster graphics card in their new Radeon RX Vega - thanks to newly leaked docs.

 

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AMD will be offering Radeon RX Vega in three forms: 4GB HBM2, 8GB HBM2, and 16GB of HBM2 - with AMD promising that 4GB of HBM2 will outperform 11GB of GDDR5X - the VRAM found on the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

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Vega has a brain and a soul - with 2x the performance per clock, and 4x the performance per watt of its previous-gen GPU architecture.

 

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But, what does Radeon RX Vega look like? It's super small, with up to 16GB of HBM2 on a 2048-bit memory bus. The Vega GPU is rocking the 14nm LPP process, at up to 1600MHz.

 

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There'll also be a 'Galaxy of GPUs' released - with Rage, Rage X, Rage X Fury, and Rage X2 Fury.

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 2:28 am

Palmer Luckey has been in the headlines for years, as the co-founder of the first real VR headset: the Oculus Rift. Luckey has been embroiled in scandals for a while now, and will be officially leaving Facebook, which acquired Oculus a few years ago in a deal worth $2 billion.

 

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UploadVR reports: "Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer's legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We're thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR and wish him the best".

 

Luckey hasn't had much luck in the public eye recently, as the two most recent appearances by the Oculus co-founder have been to apologize for his contribution of spreading controversial memes, and then to testify in the legal case between ZeniMax and Oculus. Facebook wouldn't state whether Luckey left voluntarily, so maybe he was removed from the company after all this time.

ASUS announces GTX 1080 11Gbps, GTX 1060 9Gbps models

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 4:42 am

ASUS has announced two new graphics cards that will be available under the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti custom models, with the upgraded GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks 8GB of GDDR5X, clocked at 11Gbps compared to 10Gbps on the original GTX 1080 - while the GTX 1060 has its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked up to 9Gbps, compared to 8Gbps on the original GTX 1060.

 

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The new ASUS GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps Strix OC will rock the triple-fan DirectCU III cooling setup from ASUS, with a 2-slot design, and 8+2-phase power with 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.

 

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ASUS hasn't revealed the GPU clock speeds for its new Strix card just yet, but it will be launching mid-April.

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