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AMD teases massive multi-GPU improvements with EMA

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 2, 2017 10:17 PM CST

GDC 2017 - Radeon Technologies Boss, and self proclaimed ice cream connoisseur announced during AMD's second annual Capsaicin & Cream event that the company has been working on improving the multi-GPU experience for gamers.

AMD has been working closely with developers on Explicit Multi-Adapter (EMA) technology, alongside DX12 and Vulkan, which bypasses the driver-based SLI and CrossFire technology.

During the event, AMD teased Sniper Elite 4 on the stage running in DX12 with EMA - with near perfect CF scaling. A single Radeon RX 480 graphics card was pushing around 30FPS at 4K with Very High textures enabled, but with EMA enabled and RX 480s in CF, the performance jumped to 60FPS - a significant, and very important increase.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 priced dropped to $499

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 2, 2017 9:37 PM CST

NVIDIA had quite a lot to talk about during its recent Editor's Day in San Francisco alongside the Game Developers Conference, with the unveiling of the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - priced at $699.

But when the new GTX 1080 Ti is priced at $699 and beats the Titan X which costs $1200... what happens to the GTX 1080? Well, NVIDIA has provided quite the price drop - slicing $100 from the price, with a fresh new price of $499. Yes, $499 for the GTX 1080. But we're not finished yet.

At the same time, NVIDIA announced a new spruced up version of the GTX 1080 with the faster 11Gbps GDDR5X memory. Not only that, but there's also a new GTX 1060 with 9Gbps GDDR5 memory. We'll let you process that for a moment - because it's a lot of Team Green news to hear all at once.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti now available for pre-order

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 2, 2017 8:29 PM CST

NVIDIA unleashed the graphics card beast of 2017 - or at least so far, during GDC 2017 with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Faster than both Pascal champions in the GTX 1080 and Titan X, and priced at a not-so-damn-bad $699.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti now available for pre-order

NVIDIA has now opened up pre-orders on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, available in its Founders Edition form directly from NVIDIA's website. There will also be AIB partner cards on offer, with both ASUS and MSI teasing them so far - and I'm sure the rest will follow.

If you haven't read up on the new GTX 1080 Ti, it rocks 11GB of the fastest VRAM known to man - with 11Gbps-capable GDDR5X, up from the 10Gbps GDDR5X used on GTX 1080 and Titan X. Priced at $699, it's offering Titan X beating performance - while the Titan X is priced at $1200. Amazing stuff, isn't it?

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AMD's Roy Taylor teases the future of VR: 16K and 120Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 2, 2017 7:09 PM CST

GDC 2017 - During AMD's recent Capsaicin & Cream, Corporate VP of Alliances Roy Taylor - who beams with excitement and passion every time I see him, provided 3 world exclusives for AMD during Capsaicin & Cream.

AMD's Roy Taylor teases the future of VR: 16K and 120Hz

His first talk was 'The Key to VR is Immersion' tackled a few of the big problems of VR as Taylor said that the screen door effect of current-gen VR headsets breaks "the spell" of immersion. He said that "we must be entirely in the experience", teasing that AMD and Radeon Technologies Group are working on next-gen graphics and VR relationships which is exciting.

The reason? Roy talked about "making great narratives and VR content brings along some difficult compromises", and touted it as the "rock, paper, scissors" situation. Roy teased that the future of VR is 16K, "billions of entities/objects" at 120FPS. This is absolutely mind boggling, requiring not just next-gen GPUs like Vega, but a few generations away - maybe Navi, or even the GPU architecture after that.

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NVIDIA announces its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 28, 2017 10:02 PM CST

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2017 - NVIDIA hosted tech press and analysts from all over the globe today during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to brief us on all of their latest goodies - but the crown jewel was the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

Countless gamers have been waiting for NVIDIA to unleash the GTX 1080 Ti, and today is your day - NVIDIA have made it even more special, by making the new GTX 1080 Ti the best Ti card ever.

In previous iterations of the Ti cards in the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and GTX 980 Ti, we've seen improvements of 18-25% over the non-Ti cards. The GTX 780 Ti was 18% faster than the GTX 780, while the GTX 980 Ti was 25% faster than the stock GTX 980.

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AMD announces Radeon RX Vega, next-gen GPU coming soon

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 28, 2017 3:43 PM CST

AMD has finally announced the name of its next generation graphics card family: Radeon RX Vega. AMD announced the news during their Capsaicin and Cream event at GDC 2017.

Radeon RX Vega will have some incredible technology powering it, with AMD's next-gen Vega GPU architecture, as well as what I'm most excited for: High Bandwidth Cache. HBC will be providing some huge performance improvements versus "traditional VRAM mode" - something RTG boss Raja Koduri showed off on stage with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Koduri also talked about the Packed Math compute performance of Vega, saying that "doing FP16 and FP32 units" are "like having twice as many shader units" for specific tasks.

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NVIDIA has 70.5% GPU market share, AMD has 29.5%

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 23, 2017 9:32 PM CST

GPU market share numbers change every couple of months, with Jon Peddie Research releasing their latest numbers for Q4 2016 - showing that AIB shipments increased quarter-to-quarter.

JPR notes that AMD's market share dropped to 29.5% in Q4, 0.3% down from its 29.8% in Q3 - but comparing it to Q4 2015 with 21.6% - AMD has come a long way. NVIDIA has increased with AMD's missing 0.3% to 70.5% this quarter, but they have dropped significantly from 78.3% in the Q4 2015.

Jon Peddie Research has been collecting AIB shipment numbers quarterly backing all the way through to 1987, where they noticed that the AIB market increased 5.6% this quarter - while the desktop PC market also increased by 19.4%.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 VR dev kit program

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 23, 2017 6:30 AM CST

MWC 2017 - Qualcomm recently launched into the stratosphere with its push for 5G technology leadership, but now the company has announced its Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 processor is the heart and soul of the new VRDK, providing developers with early access to VR HMDs powered by the Snapdragon 835, something that includes an upgraded VR SDK that works with the headset. Cristiano Amon, Executive Vice President for Qualcomm Technologies., and President of QT, said: "With this new VRDK, we're providing virtual reality application developers with advanced tools and technologies to accelerate a new generation of VR games, 360-degree VR videos and a variety of interactive education, healthcare and entertainment applications".

He continued: "We see great potential for the exciting new experiences made possible by truly mobile, untethered virtual reality that's always connected to the internet, and we're excited to help mobile VR developers more efficiently deliver compelling and high-quality experiences on upcoming Snapdragon 835 VR-capable products".

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The latest photos and details on AMD Radeon Vega

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 23, 2017 2:59 AM CST

AMD launched its new Ryzen CPUs with a brief tease of Radeon Vega, in the form of the new Radeon Vega logo being shown on the year to come for AMD.

The latest photos and details on AMD Radeon Vega

The company had some of its new Radeon Vega graphics cards on show at its Ryzen Tech Day event, with some great photos taken by ComputerBase.

The company had a Radeon Vega graphics card in plain sight, rocking an 8+6-pin PCIe power setup.

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NVIDIA to reveal GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on February 28

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 22, 2017 5:56 PM CST

Anyone who loves GPU technology, graphics cards, or gaming will mark February 28 on their calendars as the day everything changes. AMD is hosting their second annual Capsaicin event during GDC 2017 where we're going to see "exciting new details" on Radeon Vega, with NVIDIA choosing the same day to host their own Editor's Day to unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

NVIDIA is now teasing the GTX 1080 Ti on their official GeForce.com website, teasing a video that runs in the background saying "It's Almost Time #UltimateGeForce" with the 'Ti' in 'Time' being highlighted. Ti = GTX 1080 Ti for the uninitiated.

VideoCardz.com checked out the HTML code of the website, and noticed that it was actually called "GTX 1080 Ti Countdown"... so, there you have it. GTX 1080 Ti will be unveiled in a few days time, as well as more details on Radeon Vega. I seriously, can barely contain my excitement.

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