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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti spotted with 10GB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 12, 2016 10:37 pm

We know it's coming, but we don't know when or what the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will end up as - but now we have a report that teases the GTX 1080 Ti with 10GB of RAM.

 

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10GB of RAM you ask? Weird, isn't it? Not when you consider the GTX 1080 has 8GB of RAM, and the Titan X features 12GB of RAM - the GTX 1080 Ti will sit in the middle with 10GB of RAM, so that it doesn't take many customers away from Titan X, and it doesn't lure gamers into spending more on the GTX 1080 Ti over the GTX 1080.

 

We should expect the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to use the GP102 GPU, the same used on the Titan X - but a 384-bit memory interface is interesting, and it's needed for multi-monitor and 4K gaming. We've done testing between the GTX 1080 and Titan X and that wider memory bus comes into play in a very, very big way.

 

Why release the GTX 1080 Ti when the GTX 1080 kicks enough ass, and the Titan X is there for those who want more performance and are willing to pay nearly double? Well, the GTX 1080 should arrive for $999-$1150 or so, and will see all AIB partners releasing custom boards - something we don't see with Titan X graphics cards. Once NVIDIA drops the GTX 1080 Ti, it'll be a big deal as so many have waited for it.

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AMD launches Polaris-based Radeon Pro workstation cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 8, 2016 3:35 am

AMD announced their new Radeon Pro range of workstation graphics cards during SIGGRAPH 2016 earlier this year, but now the Polaris-based cards have launched.

 

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The new Radeon Pro WX 7100, WX 5100, and WX 4100 workstation graphics cards are now shipping. The higher-end WX 7100 and WX 5100 are powered by the Polaris 10 GPU on the 14nm LPP process, both with 8GB of RAM on a 256-bit memory bus. The WX 7100 has 2304 stream processors at 1.24GHz, while the WX 5100 has 1792 stream processors at 1.09GHz.

 

AMD's lower-end Radeon Pro WX 4100 uses the Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 stream processors at 1.17GHz, with 4GB of RAM on a 128-bit memory bus. The power consumption on these new Polaris-based workstation cards is also low, with the WX 7100 using up to 130W, the WX 5100 hits 75W and the WX 4100 with 50W.

 

Pricing:

 

  • Radeon Pro WX 7100 - $799
  • Radeon Pro WX 5100 - $499
  • Radeon Pro WX 4100 - $399

Radeon 16.11.1 driver optimized for Infinite Warfare

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 4, 2016 9:35 pm

AMD has released its 16.11.1 driver just in time for the launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered.

 

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Apart from including optimizations for both titles, it grants a DirectX 11 CrossFire profile for Titanfall 2 and fixes numerous game and system issues. Most notably there are CrossFire fixes for Battlefield 1 and The Division, and a fix for OBS stuttering when capturing while accessing video content in your browser.

 

As always, hit the source for the full notes and download, or just grab the new set directly from Radeon Settings in your system tray.

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MSI's new GTX 1070 Quick Silver rocks silver styling

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 2, 2016 3:17 am

MSI has countless GTX 10 series graphics cards, and aren't stopping with the announcement of their new GeForce GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G graphics card, rocking a new 'ice-cold' silver look. It looks great, with a tweaked Twin Frozr VI cooler, and overclocked GPU.

 

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MSI has two models of its new Quick Silver graphics cards, with the GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G OC and the GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G graphics card. The overclocked model has higher GPU and RAM clocks, which we'll break down now.

 

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The overclocked GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G OC cranks up to 1607/1797MHz (base/boost, respectively) under its OC profile, while the Gaming profile sits at 1582/1771MHz for base/boost, respectively. MSI overclocks the 8GB of GDDR5 up to 8108MHz on the Gaming/OC profiles, up from 8008MHz on the Silent profile.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW catches fire on video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 2, 2016 1:29 am

EVGA has been in the headlines for a few days over issues surrounding its GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards catching fire over voltage regulation modules inside of EVGA's dual fans on the cards that supposedly overheat.

 

 

There have been multiple posts on EVGA's own forums, Reddit, and more - and now we have a video of an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW catching fire. But note: the card had no PCIe power connectors plugged in, so it could've been excessive power consumption through the motherboard, or it could be the card itself - it is hard to know right now.

 

Michael Duncan took the video, saying that his GTX 1080 FTW graphics card had been working for around a month without any issues before the card caught fire. He came home one day to find that his PC wouldn't boot up when it pressed the power button.

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AMD's new Radeon Pro 400 series finds a home with Apple

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 28, 2016 2:35 am

Apple unveiled its new 15-inch MacBook Pro today, something that includes AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro 400 series graphics, available first inside of the new 15-inch MBP.

 

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AMD's new Radeon Pro 400 series graphics is explained perfectly on the Radeon Pro website, which details the new Polaris GPU as the best choice for creators.

 

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Radeon Technologies Group SVP and Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, explains: "We couldn't be more proud to have Radeon Pro 400 Series Graphics launching in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, a notebook designed for performance and creativity".

 

There are three new Radeon Pro 400 series SKUs:

 

  • Radeon Pro 460 - 1.86TFLOPs/16 CUs/1024 SPs
  • Radeon Pro 455 - 1.3TFLOPs/12 CUs/768 SPs
  • Radeon Pro 450 - 1TFLOPs/10 CUs/640 SPs

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ZOTAC teams with Thermaltake on new GTX 1080 ArcticStorm

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 26, 2016 2:15 am

ZOTAC has been releasing some of the best high-end GeForce graphics cards over the last few years, with the GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme one of the best GTX 10 series cards, period. Now the company is back, celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a massive event at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong.

 

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During the event, ZOTAC unveiled their new GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition graphics card, which the company teases has a "completely new PCB which delivers 16 power phases (instead of the traditional 8+2 power phase) on the board, enabling significantly greater power regulation at higher speeds. Another feature that gives more control into user's hands is the innate ability to support dual BIOS, and enabling BIOS switching via FIRESTORM".

 

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The default BIOS on the watercooled GTX 1080 from ZOTAC has slightly increased clocks than the normal GTX 1080 ArcticStorm, hitting base/boost clocks of 1657/1797MHz, respectively. I'm sure it'll be capable of much more, and those building custom PC rigs are going to be in love with the design.

 

ZOTAC even throws in its new limited edition HB SLI bridge in the box for the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Thermaltake 10 Year Anniversary Edition graphics card.

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AMD drops price on Radeon RX 460, RX 470 graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 24, 2016 6:43 am

NVIDIA isn't far away from the launch of its GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards, with AMD dropping the "suggested e-tail price" of its Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 graphics cards. We exclusively reported that the price drops were on their way, and now it has officially happened.

 

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Here's the new pricing structure:

 

  • AMD Radeon RX 460 - $99 (old price - $109)
  • AMD Radeon RX 470 - $169 (old price - $179)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - $109
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - $139

 

AMD is now directly competing against the GTX 1050 with the new price on the RX 460, while the RX 470 is more expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti, an overclocked model will come very close to the performance of the faster, and more expensive RX 480.

 

Now we have to wait to see the performance of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti against the RX 460 and RX 470, something I'm working on right now.

NVIDIA's new GeForce 375.57 drivers are ready for BF1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 6:03 pm

NVIDIA has unleashed its new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers, optimized for the just-released Battlefield 1 and the upcoming Titanfall 2, as well as Civilization VI, and more. You can grab the new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers right here.

 

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The new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers also add an SLI profile for Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance, and new 3D profiles for Titanfall 2 and Civilization VI. Some of the flickering issues in Mirror's Edge Catalyst on Ansel have been fixed, and the system crashes and signal lost problems that users were experiencing when they changed the refresh rate from 144Hz to 240Hz on their BenQ ZOWIE gaming monitors.

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AMD's new RSCE 16.10.2 drivers ready for Battlefield 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 21, 2016 3:25 am

AMD is ready for the latest games with their new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2 drivers, which include support for Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Civilization VI, Serious Sam VR Early Access and Eagle Flight VR. Grab the new drivers right here.

 

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Not only that, but we have a new CrossFire profile for Civilization VI, fan issues on the Radeon RX 400 series graphics cards have been fixed, updates for the CF profile for BF1 have been provided, and some crashes in Gears of War 4 have been fixed - especially when using high resolution and quality configurations in specific maps. Here's the full changelog for RSCE 16.10.2:

 

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2 Highlights

 

Support For:

 

  • Battlefield 1™
  • Sid Meier's Civilization® VI
  • Titanfall 2™
  • Serious Sam™ VR Early Access
  • Eagle Flight VR™

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