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AMD Radeon RX 580 delayed by 1 week, launch on April 18

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 14, 2017 8:28 PM CDT

AMD is expected to launch its new Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards next month, led by the Radeon RX 580 - based on the Polaris 10, alongside the RX 570 - also based on Polaris 10.

AMD Radeon RX 580 delayed by 1 week, launch on April 18

The new Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 will rock higher clock speeds than their RX 480 and RX 470 counterparts, but we shouldn't expect anything over the top with the RX 500 apart from some tweaks, this is a rebrand of the RX 400 series. But, the process has matured over the last 12 months, so AMD could squeeze some power efficiency and higher clocks without creating too much heat from the RX 500 series.

AMD's flagship Radeon RX 580 graphics card is expected to have its GPU clocked at 1340MHz under boost, offering up 6.17TFLOPs of compute performance. 8GB of GDDR5 will be used, at 8Gbps on a 256-bit memory bus. AMD is expeccted to launch the RX 580 at just $199, which will really heat up the mainstream graphics card market.

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GTX 1080 Ti hits 2.5GHz on LN2, breaks 3DMark record

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 14, 2017 7:00 PM CDT

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the best graphics card on the market - yep, I recommend it over the Titan X which costs $1200 but barely outperforms the GTX 1080 Ti that costs $699 - and now, we have a new 3DMark Time Spy world record.

GTX 1080 Ti hits 2.5GHz on LN2, breaks 3DMark record

Legendary overclocker 'Kingpin' used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition under LN2, hitting a huge 2.5GHz, with the 11GB of GDDR5X memory clocked from 11Gbps to 12.5Gbps. The memory being overclocked to 12.5Gbps is a big deal, as we're looking at over 500GB/sec of memory bandwidth - all without using the next-gen HBM2 standard that AMD will be using on their upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics cards.

The overclock in question: with Kingpin using an Intel Core i7-6950X processor overclocked to 5.1GHz, EVGA X99 motherboard and one of EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics cards.

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NVIDIA's orders TSMC to make next-gen Volta GPU on 12nm

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 14, 2017 7:12 AM CDT

NVIDIA just launched its Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with a huge performance crown earned at $699, and now we're hearing that TSMC is taking orders for next-gen HPC (high-performance computing) chips for AI applications from both NVIDIA, and Qualcomm.

NVIDIA's orders TSMC to make next-gen Volta GPU on 12nm

The new report is coming from DigiTimes, which reports: "TSMC will fabricate NVIDIA's next generation Volta GPU using a 12nm process, said the paper, which added that the Volta GPU will be paired with NVIDIA's Xavier supercomputer chips for self-driving car applications".

NVIDIA is currently having TSMC produce its 256 core Pascal-based GPU and dual-core Denver 2 CPUs for their recent Jetson TX2 supercomputing platform, all on the 16nm process. NVIDIA's next big leap will be to Volta, on the smaller 12nm node - where things will really get interesting.

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MSI unveils their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti range of cards

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 11, 2017 1:25 PM CST

MSI has just unveiled their range of upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with 5 new cards in the line up - being led by the Gaming X series, and flanked by the Armor and SeaHawk EK series of cards.

MSI will be changing the look of its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Aero - with a slicker black/green style, while the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X should arrive just how we expected it with the black/red color scheme and aggressively styled card. To the right we have what looks like a beautiful GTX 1080 SeaHawk EK graphics card that features a waterblock, and MSI's first custom PCB for Big Pascal. To the right, we have the normal GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk.

We should expect most of these cards coming soon, so prepare for an onslaught of GTX 1080 Ti reviews.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega beats GTX 1080 in leaked tests

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 11, 2017 5:37 AM CST

AMD would've been shaken to the core over the beyond impressive GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but could they be playing defensive with their one-two punch with Ryzen CPUs now out - and the upcoming Radeon RX Vega to be lurking as a monster?

AMD Radeon RX Vega beats GTX 1080 in leaked tests

According to the latest benchmarks, Radeon RX Vega has been spotted with 4096 stream processors and 8GB of HBM2 on a 2048-bit memory bus (half that of the 4096-bit memory bus on the Fury X, so we could be looking at 'Little Vega'). The benchmarks teases some impressive performance, with the SiSoft benchmark showing 9414Mpix/s of half-float GP compute performance - versus 7551Mpix/s on the GTX 1080.

The same dominance is there - right through to double-float GP compute performance on this version of RX Vega with 806Mpix/s compared to the GTX 1080 and its 565Mpix/s in comparison.

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ZOTAC reveals GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 11, 2017 5:26 AM CST

With each passing GeForce GTX series of graphics cards, there's always a few to look out for in the absolute high-end: with ZOTAC's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition graphics card being one of those.

ZOTAC reveals GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition

ZOTAC will be delivering its highly custom, triple-fan GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition with a triple-slot design, with a massively packed aluminum fin array heat sink that features five copper-based heat pipes. ZOTAC's signature metallic ExoArmor shroud and backplate sport LEDs, so we can expect some lucious looks coming from this card.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition Features:

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GeForce 378.78 drivers: increased DX12 perf, much more

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 9, 2017 10:46 PM CST

NVIDIA unleashed a virtually perfect high-end/enthusiast graphics card with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, but the new GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers are an important step, too.

GeForce 378.78 drivers: increased DX12 perf, much more

NVIDIA says that there are over 500 engineering years of work in the new GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers, with DX12 performance boosts in many games - with up to 33% more performance on offer for Rise of the Tomb Raider. 368.25 drivers were used as a comparison, with the following performance improvements in these games:

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AMD releases new ReLive Edition 17.3.1 drivers

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 8, 2017 2:08 AM CST

AMD has just launched its new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 drivers, with the company offering up to 6% performance increases on a Radeon RX 480 8GB graphics card - when compared to the previous 17.2.1 drivers.

AMD is also providing support for Ghost Recon Wildlands, with multi-GPU issues present - CrossFire owners will see flickering, or the game not launching at all. There should be a new driver that will fix multi-GPU issues in Wildlands soon. The new Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 drivers fix various flickering texture issues in Battlefield 1, texture/character model flickering in For Honor, stuttering issues in CS:GO when using Radeon Chill, and stuttering issues in DOTA 2 with ReLive enabled.

There are also some issues fixed surrounding Radeon WattMan on the Radeon R9 380, and more. Grab the new AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 drivers right here.

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Inno3D's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3, X4 teased

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 6, 2017 1:08 AM CST

Inno3D is the latest to be showing off its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with a tease of their new GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 graphics cards, each featuring the tweaked 11GB of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.

Inno3D's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3, X4 teased

The new Inno3D GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 will feature the company's flagship iChill cooling solution, which provides cooler temperatures and a quieter operating card. Inno3D will be using the Herculez Armor backplate for cooler temps and protection from any damage on the back of the card.

Ken Wong, Inno3D's Product Manager explains: "I believe gamers will love our new iChiLL gaming GPU. The entire series of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with extreme performance, and we have used the highest quality components worthy of such a product. The iChiLL cooling solution makes the INNO3D custom-built graphics card to be the perfect weapon for every gamer".

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EVGA's new GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 teased, new style on show

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 5, 2017 9:21 PM CST

We're slowly getting introduced to the AIB partner GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, but EVGA has put some serious work into its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 with a slick new look.

EVGA's new GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 teased, new style on show

EVGA will be using its new ICX cooler on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3, which is why we have a totally new look - with many different technologies inside that provide you with higher stability and thermal monitoring of EVGA's card. There's a fully custom design here with modified power delivery, so expect some great overclocks on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3.

EVGA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 rocks 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, ready for those higher GPU and GDDR5X clocks - remember, we have Titan X beating speeds here, too.

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