NVIDIA was the first to market with a HBM2-based graphics card with its Tesla P100, but it was limited the NVIDIA's super-fast NVLink interface. The company has now just released the Tesla P100 for PCIe-based servers, rocking some serious power.
NVIDIA's new Tesla P100 for PCIe rocks 12GB or 16GB of HBM2 RAM at 549GB/sec and 732GB/sec, respectively. Both versions of the card feature 9.3TFLOPs of single-precision performance.
The big difference between the Tesla P100 in PCIe and NVLink form is that NVLink is capable of a whopping 160GB/sec of interconnect bandwidth, while PCIe is limited in comparison with 32GB/sec.
aWe've already seen PowerColor's devilishly handsome RX 580 Red Devil graphics card, but now it's time for another tease of a PowerColor card: their upcoming RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample.
PowerColor's upcoming RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample is a 2.5-slot graphics card, which rocks 6+8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a fully custom design with 6-phase VRM, a backplate, two dip switches for LED control, and the option to change the BIOS from Silent, to OC Mode.
I'm loving the inverted pentagram on the RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample, but I wonder if it'll cast a spell on you half way through a game.
NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp has caused quite the stir, so much so that I wrote an OpEd on it - asking if NVIDIA were pre-emptively striking against AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega. People have already received their new TITAN Xp graphics cards, and are taking them apart - so we can see what improvements, if any, that NVIDIA has on TITAN Xp.
The new TITAN Xp rocks the same Pascal-based GP102-450 GPU as the professional Quadro P6000 graphics card.
The upgraded cooling system on the TITAN Xp.
AMD is not far away from releasing its new Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, and now the new Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and even the RX 550 have shown up in the launch drivers, secured by VideoCardz.
We now know the GPU codenames for the RX 500 series, with the RX 580 using the Polaris 20 XTX, RX 570 uses the Polaris 20 XL, and the RX 550 uses an older Polaris 12 GPU codenamed Lexa Pro. As you can see, there is no Radeon RX Vega graphics card driver here, but it shouldn't be too long now... I hope.
The names of GIGABYTE's graphics cards continue to confuse, with their upcoming GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 AORUS XTR 8G spotted - with this model being one of three that GIGABYTE will have in the AORUS-branded Radeon RX 580 series alone.
GIGABYTE's first card in the AORUS series is the Radeon RX 580 AORUS XTR 8G, with a dual-fan setup - with what looks like a 2.5-slot design. If it is, I really don't know why GIGABYTE went with a 2.5-slot card.
The next card is the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 580 AORUS 8G, which features a lower-end version of the WindForce cooler - and it should have slower clocks than the XTR variant.
Palit is late to the custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card party, but they're bringing the good stuff with their new GTX 1080 Ti JetStream, and SuperJetStream graphics cards.
The overclocked GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream with a 2.5-slot card with dual heat sinks and a dual-fan cooling system, with Palit opting for a custom PCB that sports an 8+8-pin PCIe power setup. Palit have used a backplate on the GTX 1080 Ti SuperJetstream, but didn't reveal any pictures or renders of it.
Palit includes a dual BIOS feature on the GTX 1080 Ti Super Jetstream, with the GPU overclocked to a base/boost speed of 1556/1670MHz, while the 11GB of GDDR5X stays at its stock 11GHz.
NVIDIA surprised us all with the launch of the new, new TITAN Xp - and the new $1200 graphics card has already been picked up by a Reddit user, and benchmarked.
The new TITAN Xp is fast - super-fast, with 3DMark Fire Strike (the 1080p run) providing a score of 31,956 - up from the 28,000 or so that MSI's overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G graphics card. The new TITAN Xp is around 11% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, which costs $699 - so you're paying $500 more for 11%, which doesn't seem worth it at all.
I don't really know why NVIDIA released the new TITAN Xp, as the GTX 1080 Ti and TITAN X were already good enough - if it was using HBM2 and had ridiculous 4K and beyond numbers, then that would be a different story. But 10% gain over GTX 1080 Ti, for $500 more? What.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy - NVIDIA has just announced its new TITAN Xp graphics card - without any leaks, without any pre-release details - the first high-end/enthusiast level graphics card to arrive without major leaks.
NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp is the world's most powerful graphics card, with NVIDIA bumping up a few of the specs of TITAN X - so we have 3840 CUDA cores (up from 3584 CUDA cores on TITAN X). There's still 12GB of GDDR5X, clocked at 11.4Gbps (compared to 10Gbps on TITAN X) on a 384-bit memory bus, which provides a huge 547.7GB/sec of memory bandwidth (up from the 480GB/sec on TITAN X).
NVIDIA has also thrown in 4 more SMs (60 SMs, up from the 56 SMs on TITAN X) while the GPU clocks hit 1582MHz (up from 1531MHz on TITAN X).
The same 250W TDP applies, and the same $1200 pricing as well.
EK Water Blocks have unleashed it's new full cover water blocks for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with the new EK-FC1080 GTX Ti compatible with a large list of GTX 1080 Ti cards.
EKWB's new GTX 1080 Ti water block cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM - with water flowing over all of the most important parts of your new graphics card.
By cooling your GPU, GDDR5X (which is clocked at a huge 11Gbps on the GTX 1080 Ti) and the VRMs, you can hit higher frequencies with overclocking when all of these parts are under 100% load.
The new full-cover water block is a beautiful single-slot design, thanks to the engineering and crafting masters at EKWB.
AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 580/RX570 graphics cards are coming soon, launching in less than two weeks reportedly, and now the latest version of AIDA64 supports the refreshed RX 400 series.
AMD will reportedly launch the RX 580 and RX 570 on April 18, followed by the RX 560 and RX 550. As for the latest version of AIDA64, you can get that here - while the release notes are below:
- System Stability Test / new page for unified readings
- System Stability Test / warning message when TdrDelay is too short
- improved Windows product type detection
- improved chipset information for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
- preliminary SPD SMBus support for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
- improved chipset information caching
- CPU TDP limit detection for AMD Ryzen 5
- CPU package temperature measurement for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
- CPU VDD and CPU VDDNB voltage, current and power measurement for AMD Ryzen
- improved support for AMD Zen server CPUs
- preliminary support for AMD Zen 12-core and 16-core HEDT CPUs
- GPU information for AMD Radeon RX 570 (Polaris 10)
- GPU information for AMD Radeon RX 580 (Polaris 10)
- sensor support for Dell SMI of OptiPlex 5050
- fixed: motherboard specific sensor info for EVGA E75x, E76x, E77x
- fixed: CPU diode temperature measurement for AMD Ryzen (-20 Celsius offset on 1600X, 1700X, 1800X)