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AMD Radeon RX 480 can be flashed to RX 580

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 19, 2017 9:33 AM CDT

AMD launched its rebranded Radeon RX 500 series led by the Radeon RX 580, and it is exactly what it didn't need to be - a rebrand of the RX 480, with some slight tweaking. Well, it looks like RX 480 owners can even flash their RX 480 to the RX 580, as it is the same hardware.

AMD Radeon RX 480 can be flashed to RX 580

TPU forum user 'TonybonJoby' flashed his XFX RX 480, with a BIOS from the SAPPHIRE RX 580 Limited Edition, and even took the new 1411MHz boost clocks. This is huge, and surprising news - as 1411MHz is faster than most overclocks on a Radeon RX 480... yet it's just the BIOS of a RX 580, flashed onto the hardware of the RX 480.

If you've got an RX 480 and have hit OC limitations of 1400MHz or so, then you might want to flash to the RX 580 for some additional OC goodness, or just for fun. Of course, be careful with the process - but if you want to, then you can grab the SAPPHIRE BIOS here from TPU.

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NVIDIA to launch next-gen Volta-based GeForce in Q3 2017

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 18, 2017 12:20 AM CDT

NVIDIA is dominating the high-end and enthusiast markets with so many graphics cards that AMD will have trouble fighting them off with Radeon RX Vega, but the GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, and TITAN X(P). Oh, and don't forget about the new GTX 1060 9Gbps, GTX 1080 11Gbps, and the new TITAN Xp.

NVIDIA to launch next-gen Volta-based GeForce in Q3 2017

We've reported last October that NVIDIA were preparing their next-gen GeForce GTX 2080 flagship graphics card, with a full GTX 2080 line up expected in 2018. It seems NVIDIA has "changed plans" and will launch a new series of graphics card later this year. Now we have rumors flying at us from MyDrivers, with the Chinese website teasing:

Although it's strange, as the rumor states NVIDIA is preparing to launch the GTX 1030 - and until now, we haven't heard a peep about the GTX 1030. The next part tackles what we're all here for; Volta. According to this rumor, NVIDIA has "changed plans" and will launch a Volta-based graphics card this year, instead of the previously reported early 2018 window.

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Colorful GTX 1080 Ti with LCD display is now official

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 17, 2017 4:09 AM CDT

I've been ogling over the Colorful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and its LCD display on top of the card, with the company making it official and announcing their new GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC graphics card.

Colorful GTX 1080 Ti with LCD display is now official

The new Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC features an LCD display that hasn't been detailed yet, but I'm sure that's coming - strange that Colorful would make their new graphics card formal, but don't detail what makes it stand out from the pack. Eh?!

Colorful states that their iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC features the "most advanced cooling on a graphics card for the best overclocking experience", with out of the box GPU boost clocks of 2GHz. Colorful has slapped 3 x 92mm fans and a 6-heat pipe copper plating-equipped cooling system that is up to 20% better than normal air cooling, according to Colorful.

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Project Scorpio has Vega GPU architecture in its design

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 16, 2017 6:48 AM CDT

I've just read the technical deep dive article that the amazing writers at Eurogamer tackled on Project Scorpio, and noticed some very interesting news: AMD's next-gen Vega GPU architecture is making an appearance in Project Scorpio.

Project Scorpio has Vega GPU architecture in its design

Project Scorpio rocks a mostly Polaris-based GPU, with technical features from the Polaris GPU architecture making up most of the soul of the new Xbox, but there are features like delta color compression that boosts bandwidth for 4K rendering and 4K textures. Microsoft took some of the improvements that AMD made in the Polaris architecture in Project Scorpio.

According to Andrew Goossen, Technical Fellow, Graphics told Eurogamer that performance optimizations from the next-gen Vega GPU architecture made it into the Scorpio Engine's design.

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AMD Radeon RX 580 hits 1.5GHz on watercooling

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 16, 2017 6:08 AM CDT

AMD is launching their Radeon RX 580 graphics card soon, alongside the RX 570/560/550, with the entire RX 500 series being a rebranded and tweaked RX 400 series. The flagship Radeon RX 580 has already been overclocked, hitting 1.5GHz on the GPU under water.

AMD Radeon RX 580 hits 1.5GHz on watercooling

The overclocked RX 580 in question is from XFX, with it rocking a single 8-pin PCIe connector and stock GPU clocks of 1360MHz. This means the results from this card should line up with the RX 480 clocked at the same GPU speeds, but the thing that concerns me the most is that the XFX Radeon RX 580 needed to be cooled with water cooling to hit 1.5GHz?

I can tell you that I'm hitting that on stock cooling without much tweaking. My results will be arriving very soon! :)

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AMD Radeon RX Vega teased with 8GB of HBM2

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 15, 2017 5:20 AM CDT

It looks like AMD is taking its marketing power over to China, with sections from the trailer for Radeon RX Vega shown off during a marketing campaign in China. We now know, at least from this new rumor, that AMD will be launching limited edition Radeon RX Vega reference graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX Vega teased with 8GB of HBM2

AMD's upcoming limited edition Radeon RX Vega will feature the full Vega 10 GPU and 8GB of HBM2, as well as an all-in-one liquid cooler - similar to the Radeon R9 Fury X. AMD will have its exclusive reference RX Vega with a slick silver and red style, with a GPU tach next to the PCIe power connectors.

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GALAX announces its single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 13, 2017 10:23 PM CDT

We have been teased by the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 single-slot graphics card, but now GALAX has officially announced its GeForce GTX 1070 Katana graphics card.

GALAX announces its single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana

GALAX has one of the most interesting GTX 10 series cards made with the new Katana design, with the company claiming that the GTX 1070 Katana has a full copper heat sink and vapor chamber cooling, all cooled by the blower-style fan.

GALAX used its new RazorX cooling technology, which is able to cool down the 16nm FinFET GPU and its 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.

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NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp teardown, reveals GP102-450 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 9, 2017 8:28 PM CDT

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.

NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp teardown, reveals GP102-450 GPU

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.

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GIGABYTE's new Radeon RX 580 AORUS XTR 8G spotted

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 8, 2017 8:17 AM CDT

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 new Radeon RX 580 AORUS XTR 8G spotted

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.

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NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp: faster than GTX 1070 in SLI

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 8, 2017 5:05 AM CDT

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.

NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp: faster than GTX 1070 in SLI

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.

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