NVIDIA is expected to launch their new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti as a direct competitor, and killer of AMD's recently limped to market Radeon RX Vega 56. AMD's new Radeon RX Vega 56 is a great value for money card when compared to the GTX 1070, but the new GTX 1070 Ti will take care of that. Today, we have KFA2's leaked GTX 1070 Ti EX.
KFA's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti EX rocks a dual-fan cooler, with our first look at the retail packaging. We have 6+8-pin PCIe power connectors, with 8GB of GDDR5 on-board. The usual suspects of specs with the GTX 1070 Ti, which should arrive on October 26.
Another sneaky shot, this time of the PCB.
ZOTAC has just announced the latest member in its GTX 10 series of graphics cards, with the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini.
The new GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini graphics card is only 212mm (8.35 incheS) long with a full-coverage water block that sports nickel plated direct copper contact with precision 0.3mm micro-channels for the ultimate in heat dissipation. The water block is beautifully see-through, with a metal backplate on the back.
ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm Mini features standard G 1/4 type fittings, meaning you can use most third-party liquid cooling components. The only improvements I would've made to this is to make it a single-card slot, since it seems that the DVI port is now restricting single-slot GTX 1080 Ti goodness.
NVIDIA is days away from the release of their GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card, and it looks like we're being greeted with our first leaked 3DMark benchmarks, of both the 4K run and DX12 runs of 3DMark.
The upcoming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is compared to a bunch of other cards, including the GTX 1080, Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon RX Vega 56, and the GTX 1070. The GTX 1070 Ti beats out the Radeon RX Vega 56 in Balanced mode, while it barely loses to the RX Vega 56 in Turbo mode, all in Fire Strike Extreme. It easily bests the GTX 1070, while the GTX 1080 is still far and away from it, as is the RX Vega 64.
The same dominance happens in Time Spy, but this time around the new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti beats the Radeon RX Vega 56 in both Balanced/Turbo modes, while it loses to the RX Vega 64 and GTX 1080, but it is very close to the RX Vega 64 which is very surprising.
NVIDIA is expected to launch its new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card on October 26, with our first custom GeForce GTX 1070 Ti now pictured, with GIGABYTE's upcoming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming on show.
GIGABYTE's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming has a shorter PCB and new heat sink when compared to the older-gen G1 Gaming series cards, but we still don't know what GPU clock speeds to expect. GIGABYTE's new GTX 1070 Ti Gaming rocks a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, triple-fan cooler, with a dual-slot WindForce 3X cooler and backplate.
We should expect GIGABYTE to unveil their new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming very soon.
The recent leaks of HP's upcoming Raven Ridge APU-powered notebook teased some potential specs of AMD's upcoming Vega Mobile GPU, but now we have some more solid performance numbers to share.
AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 2700U will feature Vega-based graphics, with 3DMark 11 graphics performance similar to NVIDIA's GeForce MX150. Leaked benchmarks show the Raven Ridge APU losing to the GeForce MX150 by 11%, which isn't bad when you consider the GeForce MX150 is a discrete GPU.
Power consumption of Raven Ridge is going to be a hot topic, with HP's rumored Spectre x360 15t-bl100 said to feature a 45W TDP. We don't know how much power the APU has, but it's not the full 45W as the notebook has to power everything else, too. As more details arrive, we'll keep you updated.
NVIDIA is reportedly less than two weeks away from releasing their new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, a new graphics card that is going to literally be like a bomb being dropped on AMD, and more specifically against their still fresh Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card.
AMD's new Radeon RX Vega 56 is the more compelling Vega-based graphics card out of the three launched (RX Vega 56/64/64 LCE), but NVIDIA is prepared to completely demolish Vega 56 with the new GTX 1070 Ti. Now we have some leaked benchmarks to share, with numbers coming out of Ashes of the Singularity.
The benchmarks show that the GTX 1070 Ti will compete with the GTX 1080 in some games and resolutions, powered by the GP104-300 GPU. We have 19 SMs, compared to the full GP104 with 20 SMs. We have 7.2 billion transistors, 2432 CUDA cores, 152 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The big difference between the GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080 is that the latter has GDDR5X RAM, which will make a big difference to performance.
NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will reportedly not overclock at all, with no dynamic boost over the stock specs. This is something that NVIDIA has built into the GTX 1070 Ti so that it doesn't completely gobble up the GTX 1080 and make it a useless graphics card for gamers. AMD on the other hand, will see their Radeon RX Vega 56 disappear into the night.
NVIDIA has just announced its next-gen Drive PX Pegasus board, a major successor to the Drive PX 2 board that is found in some Tesla vehicles. The new Drive PX Pegasus board has a freakin' performance jump of nearly 10x, which is absolutely incredible.
The new Drive PX Pegasus board features 320 DL TOPs, up from the 24 DL TOPs found on the Pascal-based Drive PX 2 board. We have 2 x next-gen discrete GPUs inside (that are NOT Volta...), two Volta iGPUs, and 2 x Xavier system-on-a-chips (SoCs). There's also 16 x NVIDIA ARM-based CPU cores, 2 x Volta iGPU cores, and up to 500W of power consumption (up from 250W on the previous-gen board).
NVIDIA co-founder and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang said during GTC Europe 2017: "Creating a fully self-driving car is one of society's most important endeavors - and one of the most challenging to deliver. The breakthrough AI computing performance and efficiency of Pegasus is crucial for the industry to realize this vision. Driverless cars will enable new ride- and car-sharing services. New types of cars will be invented, resembling offices, living rooms or hotel rooms on wheels. Travelers will simply order up the type of vehicle they want based on their destination and activities planned along the way. The future of society will be reshaped".
Until now, you've had to use AMD's own Radeon Software and its pretty damn impressive Wattman overclocking utility, or SAPPHIRE TRIXX, and lastly ASUS' GPU Tweak in order to overclock Vega. We can now add MSI to that list.
MSI's latest Afterburner 4.4.0 Beta 19 has support for low-level access to the SMC microcontroller, providing full voltage control over Vega. This means you can adjust the voltage on Vega up and down, if you want to get into some undervolting action, too. You can't make any per P-state control adjustments, with a slider provided instead.
MSI states in its own changelog: "Added low-level AMD Vega 10 graphics processors family support. This means that now MSI AB can access this GPU directly without AMD ADL API, so more powerful voltage control (no longer limited by AMD ADL API) and extended and more efficient low-level hardware monitoring are available for Vega now. Core voltage control for reference design AMD Vega series cards is now performed via low-level access to on-die SMC microcontroller. Voltage is adjusted in offset form now, applied to all P-states (just like it was on Fiji/Polaris) and full -100..+100 range is available. Added GPU power draw graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD Vega series graphics cards. Added HBM memory temperature graph to hardware monitoring module for AMD Vega series graphics cards".
AMD has had an amazing couple of years, and an even better 2017 with the mega success of Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper knocking Intel down from its uber-throne. But what about the GPU division?
AMD launched their next-gen Vega GPU architecture, the first consumer graphics cards to feature HBM2 technology. It was back in May this year where I exclusively revealed there would be less than 16,000 Vega graphics cards available in the months post-launch... and here we are, with shortages and only a single custom RX Vega graphics card in the wild. But what about Navi?
Once again I have an exclusive story that AMD will have Navi ready to go sometime in July-August 2018, with a Navi-based professional card being launched at SIGGRAPH 2018. We're still waiting for AMD to launch Radeon Pro SSG, something they unveiled during SIGGRAPH 2017 that hasn't yet materialized. In the meantime, Radeon Technologies Group boss Raja Koduri has taken a sabbatical from the company until early-2018.
I awoke to an email this morning from Futuremark that announced they have a new entry into the 3DMark family of benchmarks, with Time Spy Extreme launching on October 11. What is Time Spy Extreme?
Futuremark's new 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark run is a 4K DX12 benchmark run of the current Time Spy benchmark that will stress multi-core processors, countless GPU combinations, and more. Futuremark explains: "A decade or so ago, hardware sites were asking, "Will dual-core processors enhance your gaming experience?" Today, we're looking at new processors from AMD and Intel that can have up to 18 cores in some cases".
The company continues: "The CPU test has been redesigned to let processors with 8 or more cores perform to their full potential. Compared with Time Spy, the Extreme CPU test is three times more demanding. It also lets processors use more advanced instructions sets up to AVX2 when supported".