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AMD is gaining back GPU market share in a big way

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 23, 2016 10:39 PM CST

This time last year, NVIDIA had over 80% of the GPU market - but things have changed in the last 12 months. AMD launched their successful Radeon RX 400 series graphics cards, powered by Polaris - while NVIDIA launched an onslaught of GTX 10 series cards.

AMD was sitting with just 18.8% of the GPU market share last year, but now they've climbed up to 29.1% - while NVIDIA has fallen from 81.1%, down to 70.9%. GFXSpeak reported from Jon Peddie's data: "New market data from Jon Peddie Research shows that graphics add-in board (AIB) sales are on an upward trend. Shipments during the third quarter of 2016 (ending September 30) increased from the second quarter of 2016 by 38.2%; this is considerably above the ten-year average of 14.3%. On a year-over-year basis, JPR found total AIB shipments rose 9.2%. By comparison, total shipments of desktop PCs fell 17.1% in the same period".

There were also some quick highlights that are worth looking at:

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AMD high-end 4K/VR-ready Radeon RX 490 teased

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 23, 2016 6:15 PM CST

It looks like AMD is preparing to launch a next-gen graphics card, where the company should unveil its new Vega architecture soon - it's looking like we can expect the Radeon RX 490 to be unveiled soon.

The new Radeon RX 490 will be AMD's new 4K-ready flagship graphics card that will fight against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080, and hopefully at a lower price point. AMD has said that we aren't to expect a faster Polaris graphics card than the RX 480, so I don't see why they would announce an RX 490 when they should jump to the RX 590 with a card that can beat NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 (which will only be replaced with a GTX 1080 Ti soon enough).

But, there's some exciting things to expect, according to WCCFTech:

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AMD reaffirms HDR abilities, HDMI 2.0 is the limitation

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 18, 2016 10:18 PM CST

Just as I was laying down to hopefully fall asleep after a massive 18-hour work day, I read a story over at TechPowerUp sourced from German tech site Heise.de, that AMD Radeon graphics cards were limited in their HDR abilities... well, click bait can be bad sometimes, and we now know the truth.

The original story can be read here, which claimed that Radeon graphics cards were reducing the color depth to 8 bits per cell (16.7 million colors) or 32-bit, if the display was connected to HDMI 2.0, and not DisplayPort 1.2 - something that spiked my interest.

10 bits per cell (1.07 billion colors) is a much more desired height to reach for HDR TVs, but the original article made it out to seem like this was a limitation of AMD, and not that of HDMI 2.0 and its inherent limitations. Heise.de said that AMD GPUs reduce output sampling from the "desired Full YCrBr 4: 4: 4 color scanning to 4: 2: 2 or 4: 2: 0 (color-sub-sampling / chroma sub-sampling), when the display is connected over HDMI 2.0. The publication also suspects that the limitation is prevalent on all AMD 'Polaris' GPUs, including the ones that drive game consoles such as the PS4 Pro," reports TPU.

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AMD RSCE 16.11.4 drivers released, fix issues, and more

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 17, 2016 10:40 PM CST

AMD has released their new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers, a new set of drivers that add support for Civilization VI, and fix some problems with graphical corruption on the R9 Fury graphics cards in Titanfall 2. Grab them here.

Here's a full list of what the RSCE 16.11.4 includes and fixes:

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NVIDIA's new drivers kill VRAM speed on Pascal cards

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 17, 2016 1:57 AM CST

NVIDIA released their new GeForce 375.86 drivers, and as usual millions of gamers will manually update or have GeForce Experience update for them - but this time around, NVIDIA is seeing some pretty serious issues in their new Game Ready drivers.

NVIDIA has posted to their own forums advising GeForce owners of Pascal-based GeForce graphics cards in the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 having issues with the new GeForce 375.86 drivers, where the memory speed is capped at 810MHz. NeoGAF forum users have posted t hat Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are also experiencing issues with the new drivers.

We'd recommend not updating your GeForce graphics card (at least if you've got a GTX 10 series card) to the latest drivers just yet, and if GeForce Experience has automatically downloaded the drivers, don't install them.

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GPU shipments up 20.4% from last quarter, PC is strong

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 16, 2016 11:50 PM CST

NVIDIA has launched a massive offensive onto gamers with their GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, while AMD has been hitting the lower/mainstream markets with their Radeon RX 400 series cards - so how are the numbers for Q3 2016? Really good, actually.

Jon Peddie Research has broken down the numbers, reporting that NVIDIA's market share increased 2.2% from the previous quarter, while AMD's overall market share dropped 0.6%. JPR notes: "NVIDIA did particularly well in Q3'16, fueled by their Pascal-based product line and the rash of new AAA graphics-demanding titles". JPR also noticed a 0.3% increase in year-to-year total GPU shipments of GPUs, while GPU shipments increased 20% from the previous quarter.

They also had some highlights that are worth noting:

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti spotted with 10GB of RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 12, 2016 4:37 PM CST

We know it's coming, but we don't know when or what the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will end up as - but now we have a report that teases the GTX 1080 Ti with 10GB of RAM.

10GB of RAM you ask? Weird, isn't it? Not when you consider the GTX 1080 has 8GB of RAM, and the Titan X features 12GB of RAM - the GTX 1080 Ti will sit in the middle with 10GB of RAM, so that it doesn't take many customers away from Titan X, and it doesn't lure gamers into spending more on the GTX 1080 Ti over the GTX 1080.

We should expect the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to use the GP102 GPU, the same used on the Titan X - but a 384-bit memory interface is interesting, and it's needed for multi-monitor and 4K gaming. We've done testing between the GTX 1080 and Titan X and that wider memory bus comes into play in a very, very big way.

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AMD launches Polaris-based Radeon Pro workstation cards

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 7, 2016 9:35 PM CST

AMD announced their new Radeon Pro range of workstation graphics cards during SIGGRAPH 2016 earlier this year, but now the Polaris-based cards have launched.

The new Radeon Pro WX 7100, WX 5100, and WX 4100 workstation graphics cards are now shipping. The higher-end WX 7100 and WX 5100 are powered by the Polaris 10 GPU on the 14nm LPP process, both with 8GB of RAM on a 256-bit memory bus. The WX 7100 has 2304 stream processors at 1.24GHz, while the WX 5100 has 1792 stream processors at 1.09GHz.

AMD's lower-end Radeon Pro WX 4100 uses the Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 stream processors at 1.17GHz, with 4GB of RAM on a 128-bit memory bus. The power consumption on these new Polaris-based workstation cards is also low, with the WX 7100 using up to 130W, the WX 5100 hits 75W and the WX 4100 with 50W.

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Radeon 16.11.1 driver optimized for Infinite Warfare

Sean Ridgeley | Nov 4, 2016 4:35 PM CDT

AMD has released its 16.11.1 driver just in time for the launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered.

Apart from including optimizations for both titles, it grants a DirectX 11 CrossFire profile for Titanfall 2 and fixes numerous game and system issues. Most notably there are CrossFire fixes for Battlefield 1 and The Division, and a fix for OBS stuttering when capturing while accessing video content in your browser.

As always, hit the source for the full notes and download, or just grab the new set directly from Radeon Settings in your system tray.

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MSI's new GTX 1070 Quick Silver rocks silver styling

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 1, 2016 10:17 PM CDT

MSI has countless GTX 10 series graphics cards, and aren't stopping with the announcement of their new GeForce GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G graphics card, rocking a new 'ice-cold' silver look. It looks great, with a tweaked Twin Frozr VI cooler, and overclocked GPU.

MSI has two models of its new Quick Silver graphics cards, with the GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G OC and the GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G graphics card. The overclocked model has higher GPU and RAM clocks, which we'll break down now.

The overclocked GTX 1070 Quick Silver 8G OC cranks up to 1607/1797MHz (base/boost, respectively) under its OC profile, while the Gaming profile sits at 1582/1771MHz for base/boost, respectively. MSI overclocks the 8GB of GDDR5 up to 8108MHz on the Gaming/OC profiles, up from 8008MHz on the Silent profile.

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