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)
GALAX has one of the most interesting GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards, with a single-slot GTX 1070 teased a while ago, and now the first review of the card is out.
The review on the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 single-slot graphics card is from EXPreview.com, where we can see it just edges out NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition.
GALAX's impressive single-slot GTX 1070 has base/boost GPU clocks of 1519/1709MHz, and is just faster than the GTX 1070 FE in synthetic testing as you can see above.
AMD has just unleashed its latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.1 drivers, with new driver-level VR features, new display technologies, bug fixes, and more. You can grab the new drivers here.
Inside, Crimson ReLive 17.4.1 includes support for Oculus tech Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) for the Radeon R9 Fury series, Radeon R9 390 series, and Radeon R9 290 series - as well as support for SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection on the Radeon RX 480 and RX 470 when you've got Windows 10.
The bigger deal here is that the new 17.4.1 drivers feature DP1.4 HBR3 support, and some 8K monitor goodness with 8K 60Hz with 2 x DP cables, and 8K 30Hz with a single DP cable. This is the big thing for me, as AMD is planting the 8K seeds for its upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, that will make good use of its new HBM2 tech and High Bandwidth Cache.
AMD will be rebooting their Radeon RX 400 series graphics cards with the new Radeon RX 500 series, with a slight bump in performance, and a nice dent off the price. Now we have some leaked benchmark results on the new RX 580, RX 570, and RX 550 cards.
Radeon RX 580: 4GB/8GB = $199/$249
First off, the Radeon RX 580 will have a faster GPU clock compared to the RX 480, with 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, 32 ROPs. The GPU will be clocked at 1340MHz boost on the reference Radeon RX 580, capable of 6.17 TFLOPs of compute performance, in both 4GB and 8GB models - with GDDR5 clocked at 8Gbps on a 256-bit memory bus.
AMD will price the Radeon RX 580 4GB at $199, and the Radeon RX 580 8GB at $249 - compared to the $299 price of the RX 480 8GB when it launched last year. This will provide AMD with a huge win in the $199-$249 market, especially against the GTX 1060.
Can you believe it has already been 12 months since HTC launched its Vive headset? Well, the Taiwanese giant is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Vive's launch by launching a new subscription service, and a temporary price cut to the HTC Vive headset itself.
On April 5, HTC's Viveport subscription service will go live, with HTC giving everyone a month for free. The new Viveport subscription will let anyone choose 5 apps from the catalog of 50 apps, and try them for a month - after that, you can pick another 54 apps every month, as long as you continue paying the $7 per month. HTC hasn't announced the entire subscription catalog just yet, but TechSpot reports that the selection includes: TheBlu, Richie's Plank Experience, Everest VR, physics puzzler Fantastic Contraption, and Mars Odyssey.
HTC isn't stopping there, as they're also slashing $100 from the price of the Vive on April 5 - and will provide a free copy of Arcade Saga - a 3-game package that costs $19.99, for free.
Today has been the day for Radeon RX 500 leaks, with a look at MSI, PowerColor and SAPPHIRE's upcoming cards - and now it's time for a sneak peak at what to expect from ASUS.
ASUS is preparing at least 6 new Radeon RX 500 series cards, with the flagship ROG Strix RX 580 8GB graphics card, and the RX 580 8GB OC model. The full list of models coming, at least the models so far, are:
- ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB (ROG-STRIX-RX580-8G-GAMING)
- ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB OC (ROG-STRIX-RX580-O8G-GAMING)
- ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB (ROG-STRIX-RX570-4G-GAMING)
- ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB OC (ROG-STRIX-RX570-O4G-GAMING)
- ASUS RX 550 2GB (RX550-2G)
- ASUS RX 550 4GB (RX550-4G)
AMD is gearing up for their Radeon RX 500 series launch in a couple of weeks, with a tease of PowerColor and SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 500 series cards earlier today - now we're seeing some news on MSI.
MSI is preparing their refreshed Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 Gaming X graphics cards, with the RX 580 Gaming X 8G and RX 570 Gaming X 4G. We will have more details on them soon, and a full review once our samples arrive - right now, I'm too busy with MSI's custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G - which is bloody powerful at 4K and 3440x1440.
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.
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)
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.
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.