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MSI unveils its new GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2017 10:05 PM CDT

MSI is continuing to add to its roster of custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards with the announcement of the GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X, the first custom GTX 1080 Ti with a full-cover water block.

MSI unveils its new GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X

MSI's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X features a custom PCB, 8+2-phase power design, and 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors.

EK Water Blocks designed the water block, which features a gorgeous MSI dragon and logo, as well as NVIDIA's now-required GeForce GTX logo on the front. There's also a nickel-plated base cover on the GPU, memory, and VRMs.

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AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 beta drivers released

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2017 6:24 PM CDT

AMD is preparing Radeon gamers for Prey with the release of the new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.1 beta drivers, which even include some performance optimizations for the just-released Radeon RX 580 graphics card.

AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 beta drivers released

The new drivers feature a decent 4.7% performance boost for the RX 580 in Prey, but they also provide multi-GPU support for CrossFire owners who want to see additional performance from their RX 580 CF rig. There are the usual bug fixes and improvements in these new drivers as well, and AMD has also patched their auto updater so it no longer fails.

You can grab the new 17.5.1 drivers right here.

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COLORFUL details its GTX 1080 Ti with the LCD display

Anthony Garreffa | May 3, 2017 9:30 PM CDT

Colorful has one of the most interesting, and what will surely be one of the best GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards on its hands with the iGame GTX1080Ti Vulcan X OC.

COLORFUL details its GTX 1080 Ti with the LCD display

The iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC has GPU clocks of 1620/1733MHz, and the usual 11GB of GDDR5X at stock 11Gbps on the 352-bit memory bus. Colorful deploys its impressive ROG-like SWORIZER cooler, but it's the inclusion of the built-in iGame Status Monitor, the LCD display, that has us excited.

Owners of the Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC will be able to see their GPU clocks and temps, as well as the fan speed and memory used on the LCD display - as well as a load level indicator.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega specs leaked, a shy monster?

Anthony Garreffa | May 3, 2017 7:03 PM CDT

There was a new Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) update for Linux pushed out yesterday, with AMD sliding in some major Vega feature support into the open source OS.

AMD Radeon RX Vega specs leaked, a shy monster?

We now know that AMD have some interesting things planned for Vega, including GPU sensors, partial resident textures, network visualization, non-contiguous VRAM mapping, and more. But it's the internal specs of Vega 10 that we're all here for, so without getting your excitement meter up too much - please, take some of this salt and throw it over your shoulder.

Vega 10 will supposedly rock 64 next-gen compute units, each with 64 GCN stream processors - with a total of 4096 next-gen GCN stream processors in 4 divisions, each with a single shader engine. Every 1024 stream processor shader engine has two Asynchronous Compute Units, one render back end and 4 texture blocks.

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AMD: Vega GPU is 'on track to launch in Q2'

Anthony Garreffa | May 1, 2017 11:14 PM CDT

We've been hearing more and more about AMD's first truly next-gen GPU architecture in years, Vega - but now the company is getting official in PR statements for the Q1 2017 results.

AMD: Vega GPU is 'on track to launch in Q2'

In AMD's recent Q1 2017 highlights release, the company said: "AMD's "Vega" GPU architecture is on track to launch in Q2, and has been designed from scratch to address the most data- and visually-intensive next-generation workloads with key architecture advancements including: a differentiated memory subsystem, next-generation geometry pipeline, new compute engine, and a new pixel engine".

Exciting stuff, that's for sure. I'm sure we're going to see something unveiled just before, or during Computex - with a physical launch in the weeks after, sometime in late June.

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NVIDIA working on Netflix 4K support, GTX 10 series only

Anthony Garreffa | May 1, 2017 10:10 PM CDT

In order to playback 4K content on Netflix, you need a few things: Windows 10, an Intel Kaby Lake-based CPU, and you have to use Microsoft's oh-so-meh Edge browser. If you don't, Netflix will load up to 1080p and that's it.

NVIDIA working on Netflix 4K support, GTX 10 series only

But, things are changing - slowly, and in not such a good way with NVIDIA preparing Netflix 4K support in the near future. In order for the Netflix 4K content support, you'll need:

NVIDIA seems to be providing very access to Netflix 4K content, as there are some large caveats right now: you need a GTX 10 series card with over 3GB of RAM, and now you can use the Netflix app from the Windows Store (instead of requiring Edge only), and you won't be able to use SLI at all.

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Radeon RX Vega barely beats GTX 1070 in leaked results

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 30, 2017 10:27 PM CDT

Things aren't looking good for AMD with all of these lukewarm rumors on Radeon RX Vega, with the latest purported results of the HBM2-based graphics card barely edging out NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 in 3DMark TimeSpy.

Radeon RX Vega barely beats GTX 1070 in leaked results

The leaked result on Radeon RX Vega was powered by AMD's own Ryzen 7 1800X processor, with the system scoring 5950. If we compare this to our results, the GTX 1070 scores 5703, while the GTX 1080 pushes 6709, and the GTX 1080 Ti leaps ahead with 8312.

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega seems to have its GPU clocked at 1GHz base, and 1.2GHz boost - at least in reference form. There's 8GB of HBM2 with 512GB/sec of memory bandwidth, and a TDP of 225W. If these results are true, Vega isn't exactly a GTX 1080 killer, let alone a GTX 1080 Ti killer. But then remember that AMD could be under delivering with performance right now, and things will change with tuned drivers and final hardware.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega loses to GTX 1080 at 1080p

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 28, 2017 11:35 PM CDT

We're beginning to hear more on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, with the TechPowerUp GPU database being updated, and the upcoming Radeon RX Vega is now listed with 'relative performance' results at 1080p against various graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX Vega loses to GTX 1080 at 1080p

TPU's relative performance chart shows the RX Vega being 5% slower than NVIDIA's stock GeForce GTX 1080, and 27% slower than the GTX 1080 Ti, at 1080p. Radeon RX Vega beats the Radeon R9 Fury X by 31%, and is just 11% faster than the GTX 1070 at 1080p. These results should be taken with massive handfuls of salt, and real-world testing will need to happen to ensure we're not being fooled.

The listing shows that AMD has 8GB of HBM2 on a 2048-bit memory bus, with the Vega GPU clocked at 1GHz stock, while it can be boosted up to 1.2GHz in reference form. The 8GB of HBM2 is clocked at 1GHz, and shouldn't be confused with the 11GHz+ on the GDDR5X on the new GTX 1080 11Gbps and GTX 1080 Ti cards because they use GDDR5X compared to the HBM2 tech on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega.

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GeForce GT 1030 to cost $80, will compete against RX 550

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 27, 2017 4:01 AM CDT

NVIDIA is reportedly preparing a new graphics card to compete with AMD's mid-range Radeon RX 550, in what will be the purported GeForce GT 1030, and it'll be aimed at the sub-$100 market.

GeForce GT 1030 to cost $80, will compete against RX 550

NVIDIA is already in the sub-$150 market with its GeForce GTX 1050 at $109, but AMD attacked the sub-$100 market with its RX 550 at $79. AMD's Radeon RX 550 has a Polaris 12 GPU, 512 stream processors, and either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. Not bad for $79, but the RX 560 is only $20 more at $99. Still, the RX 550 will appeal to those who don't have the additional $20, or don't want the PCIe power connector - think internet cafes, and budget PCs.

The purported GT 1030 will feature a GP108 GPU, with 512 stream processors, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and 2GB/4GB of RAM on a 128-bit memory bus. NVIDIA won't require an additional PCIe power connector, as the TDP will be just 35W... while the RX 550 chews 50W.

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GALAX GTX 1080 Ti HOF, 3 x 8-pin PCIe power & LCD panel

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 26, 2017 5:24 AM CDT

It looks like GALAX will be joining Colorful in the LCD display on a graphics card business, with GALAX's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF set to include a LCD display.

GALAX GTX 1080 Ti HOF, 3 x 8-pin PCIe power & LCD panel

GALAX will use the LCD display on its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti HOF to display their logo, the BIOS version, VRAM capacity, GPU model and driver installed, temperatures, fan speed, GPU voltage, GPU clock, VRAM clocks, and even custom text. It sounds dreamy.

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