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AMD Radeon RX 570 spotted, features up to 8GB of VRAM

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 9, 2017 8:07 PM CST

CES 2017 - AMD hasn't talked about its upcoming Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards just yet, but that doesn't mean its partners aren't putting the new GPUs in their products yet - like Samsung, during CES.

Samsung was teasing its Odyssey series of notebooks at CES, with options of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD Radeon RX 570. There is an option for the RX 570 with 4GB or 8GB and follows up with Lenovo's recent Y520 featuring the Radeon RX 500 series mobility graphics.

It looks the Radeon RX 500 series is a rebranding of the Radeon RX 400 series cards, with someone visiting AMD's booth at CES and writing on Reddit: "The card IS an OEM version of the 470. I asked an AMD rep at their booth about it. The 500 series is an OEM rebadge of the 400 series, like how the 8000 series was to the 7000 series".

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti rumored for early March

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 9, 2017 6:30 PM CST

Some expected it during CES, some expected it before - but AMD stole the GPU show at CES with its big Vega unveiling event - but the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was nowhere to be seen.

The current rumor has NVIDIA revealing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on March 10, at PAX East. I've had my own sources say something similar, with "it's coming very soon". The source of the PAX East rumor is an NVIDIA AIB partner employee, and with a release of the GTX 1080 Ti at PAX East, it could be a big deal with an event for gamers, about gaming.

You should be able to buy GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards from all major AIB partners at launch, so don't worry about it being a limited launch with only Founders Edition cards. NVIDIA knows the GTX 1080 Ti is going to be a popular card no matter the cost, and gamers will be throwing down their hard earned cash instantly.

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AMD's next-gen Vega graphics card spotted at CES 2017

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 8, 2017 4:25 PM CST

CES 2017 - We had a few meetings, discussions, drinks and amazing chats with AMD and both their Ryzen and Radeon teams at CES 2017 - but LinusTechTips actually had some hands-on time with their next-gen Vega graphics card. Check out the video below.

We don't get any new information from the video, but it's great to see it in person for once. AMD's prototype has a USB 3.0 connector on it so that hardware and software developers can take a bunch of data directly from the card.

During AMD's recent Tech Summit 2016 in Sonoma, CA - I was the first in the world to put my hand behind the card to see the heat being pushed out... and it's a lot. Like, a damn lot. But, as I've said previously - this is a pre-production, super beyond early version of the card.

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AMD Vega 10 details leaked: dual-GPU Vega teased as well

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2017 7:58 PM CST

There have been rumors of the technical specifications of Vega 10 before, but VideoCardz are reporting again about the old slide from September and "what we know today".

This is great, as it can show how much the rumors nearly 6 months ago were pretty solid - so let's go over it again. Vega 10 will rock its 14nm GPU goodness, with 64 compute units (which are now called NCU). Vega 10 will consume up to 225W of power, and will be released in the first half of this year.

We should see two variants, one with 8GB of HBM2, and another higher-end card with 16GB of HBM2 - both offering 512GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

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ZOTAC's new external graphics dock is nearly here

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2017 12:24 PM CST

CES 2017 - ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Mini is mighty impressive for its size, but ZOTAC's upcoming external graphics dock was another thing that surprised me at CES.

The new external graphics dock supports one graphics card at up to 13 inches in length, so you'll have no issues with nearly any card you can throw inside - and it supports up to 3-slot width cards, so even the chunky ones are fine, too.

We have 3 x USB 3.0 connections, 1 x quick charge 3.0 port, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C connector), LED lighting, and a 400W built-in PSU. We should see it released before Computex in June, and as for pricing, hopefully under $200.

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ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, a super-small beast

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2017 1:28 AM CST

CES 2017 - ZOTAC has their new GeForce GTX 1080 Mini on display at CES 2017, showing off the super-small, but very powerful graphics card in all its glory.

ZOTAC has used a custom PCB for the GTX 1080 Mini, their awesome cooling technology as always, and a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

The backplate has small holes that will let some of the heat out and away from the PCB, and the heat sink itself runs off the end of the card - and still, it's small.

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AMD Radeon RX 560M teased, probably not a Vega-based GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 4, 2017 10:55 AM CST

CES 2017 - AMD's unannounced Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards have made a surprise appearance here at CES, with Lenovo unveiling their new Y520 laptop that can be optioned with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti... or the Radeon RX 560M with up to 4GB of RAM.

It was most likely a mistake on Lenovo's part - because none of these graphics cards have been unveiled yet, but we should expect the Radeon RX 500 series part in question - with the Radeon RX 560M in question, possibly being a rebranded RX 460M as VideoCardz calls it.

AMD could use a new Polaris 12 GPU as well, but I'm taking away from this is that it's a lower-end SKU that won't be a Vega part. This means the RX 500 series should include a larger stack of cards, leaving the Vega cards to be branded as just that - Radeon Vega, like the Radeon R9 Fury line of cards from 2015.

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AMD announces FreeSync 2, enthusiast level monitor tech

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 3, 2017 9:36 AM CST

If there's one thing that AMD has nailed throughout 2015 and 2016, it was pushing its FreeSync technology into 121 monitors on the market - nearly 5x that of its competitor in G-Sync from NVIDIA. But now AMD has stepped up the monitor refresh technology game with the announcement of FreeSync 2.

AMD announces FreeSync 2, enthusiast level monitor tech

FreeSync has been great, offering up to 144Hz refresh smoothed out with FreeSync on 2560x1440 monitors - and even 100Hz on the latest 3440x1440 monitors on the market.

There are now 121 monitors with FreeSync technology inside, and AMD has 20 partners working on Radeon FreeSync monitors, while only 8 monitor partners work with NVIDIA.

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AMD teases Vega with its 'After the Uprising' teaser

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 1, 2017 6:04 PM CST

AMD has released its teaser for their upcoming Vega GPU architecture, something that I saw a few weeks ago during their Tech Summit 2016 event - check it out below.

The new 'After the Uprising" video does an extremely good job of continuing the efforts that AMD put into the Radeon Rebellion marketing triumph from last year, but I take a personal spin on it - I consider the drums stream processor cores, and there's a lot of them in the video.

AMD has also launched a new website for all things Vega, which you can find right here at ve.ga - yeah, another nice touch. There's a countdown on the website right now for 3 days and a few hours from now - which is at the start of CES 2017, so expect some big announcements during that time - and keep clicking back here at TT HQ, my article will be waiting for you.

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ZOTAC unveils its GeForce GTX 1080 Mini graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 30, 2016 6:17 PM CST

ZOTAC has been keeping some secrets for an unveiling days before CES 2017, with the new GeForce GTX 1080 Mini graphics card - perfect for those blistering fast SFF gaming PCs you want to build.

It has a fully-enabled GP104 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5X at its full 10Gbps bandwidth, with 1620/1759MHz base and boost clocks, respectively. We have 3 x DP 1.4 connectors, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, and 1 x DVI output.

ZOTAC has made totally-new custom PCB with compatible GDDR5X RAM, but we don't know if ZOTAC went with NVIDIA's 5+1-phase VRM, or altered the VRM design. The GeForce GTX 1080 Mini rocks a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and two SLI-HB bridges. It will consume up to 180W of power, with ZOTAC using a shortened PCB and custom cooler that rocks 2 x fans to keep everything nice and cool.

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