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MSI unveils new high-bandwidth SLI bridges at Computex

Derek Strickland | Jun 5, 2016 9:31 AM CDT

Computex 2016 - With EVGA debuting its stylish RGB-illuminated SLI bridges for NVIDIA's new Pascal-based video cards, MSI has followed suit with its own 2-way HB SLI bridge.

MSI unveils new high-bandwidth SLI bridges at Computex

Unlike its 4-way SLI bridges, MSI's new Pascal-based 2-way high-bandwith SLI bridges don't have fans on them, and are designed to accommodate multi-GPU setups by 2-way SLI-ing NVIDIA's new GeForce Series-10 video cards.

At MSI's booth, the 2-way SLI bridge is seen attached to two high-end MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8G video cards, sporting an LED-lit dragon logo and a brushed chrome-and-silver style. High-bandwidth SLI bridges are encouraged for multi-GPU builds in order to hit optimum 4k 60Hz/120Hz and beyond.

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AMD explains Radeon RX 480 'image quality controversy' with AOTS

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 3, 2016 11:49 PM CDT

AMD revealed its next-gen Radeon RX 480 during Computex 2016, with one of the demos displaying during the reveal being Oxide Games' Ashes of the Singularity. The demo saw AMD comparing the Radeon RX 480 in CrossFire against NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080.

During the demo, there were a lot of people - myself included, that noticed the image quality between the two were not identical at all. Well, Robert Hallock, AMD's Technical Marketing boss, took to Reddit to provide some answers. He provided the full system specs and drivers used for the demo, which included an Intel Core i7-5930K, 32GB of DDR4, Windows 10, and for the drivers: AMD Driver: 16.30-160525n-230356E, and the NVIDIA Driver: 368.19.

Both GPUs were running the 'crazy' settings at 1080p with 8x MSAA and V-Sync disabled. Hallock went into great detail, explaining: "Ashes uses procedural generation based on a randomized seed at launch. The benchmark does look slightly different every time it is run. But that, many have noted, does not fully explain the quality difference people noticed".

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EVGA reveals NVIDIA GeForce 10 series high-bandwidth RGB SLI bridges

Derek Strickland | Jun 3, 2016 2:59 AM CDT

UPDATE: EVGA's Jacob Freeman says that the RGB high-bandwidth SLI bridges are "2-way only" and are expected to release in mid-June. Here's another shot of the lineup.

Computex 2016 - EVGA revealed three new RGB high-bandwidth SLI bridges for NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 10-series video cards, allowing users to add a bit pizzazz and style to their new EVGA-branded GTX 1080 cards.

EVGA's new 2-way HB SLI bridges sport full RGB illumination that can sync up with the RGB colors on EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1080 FTW and EVGA GTX 1080 Classified video cards, adding quite a bit of stylish flair to any enthusiast build. The new high-bandwidth SLI bridges come in three different sizes for various configurations: 1U (small size with no gap between the cards), 2U (medium-sized with a one-slot gap between the cards), and 3U (longer with a two-slot gap between the cards).

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MSI's new Vortex G65 rocks NVIDIA's mobile Pascal GPUs in SLI

Jason Evangelho | Jun 1, 2016 6:26 AM CDT

Computex 2016 -- TweakTown has learned that MSI's cylindrical Vortex G65 gaming PC is about to get a refresh that rocks a pair of NVIDIA's mobile Pascal video cards in SLI, suggesting that the 1080m and 1070m reveals are right around the corner.

When MSI debuted the Mac Pro-inspired Vortex G65 earlier this year, its high-end model rocked a powerful GTX 980 SLI configuration. Not 980m, but desktop class 980 MXM format GPUs. But as I perused MSI's booth at Computex today, I noticed something curious. When MSI first announced the system, the info card obviously said something to the effect of "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series." This info card said "NVIDIA latest generation video card (SLI)."

When I asked an MSI representative on the show floor if they were planning an upgrade, he very heavily implied (along with a joke about non-disclosure agreements) that the demo model not hooked up to any monitors contained NVIDIA's mobile GeForce 1080 card in SLI, though it wasn't clear whether these would be the proper mobile variant or an MXM format like the 980 used in their prior model. I asked him if he'd be willing to open up the G65 and he politely declined.

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AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 480 priced at $199, a mid-range VR champion?

Anthony Garreffa | May 31, 2016 8:20 PM CDT

Computex 2016 - While I'm sitting in the Westin hotel for the AMD press conference where we're expecting the price of their next-gen GPU to be revealed, The Wall Street Journal has published an article claiming that the new Polaris-based card will be priced at $199.

The new Radeon RX 480 is built on the 14nm node, with all Polaris-based products ready for VR gaming in a big way, with HTC and Oculus confirming these new cards will be a great deal for VR gamers who don't want to spend an insane amount of money.

There's so much more I want to say, but we're under NDA from AMD for everything else for a little while yet - so you'll have to wait for more information on the Radeon RX 480... for now.

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EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards look amazing

Anthony Garreffa | May 31, 2016 4:58 AM CDT

Computex 2016 - We had our entire first day of Computex at the Grand Hyatt with a million and one meetings, where we got some hands-on time with some custom GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 video cards from EVGA.

EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards look amazing

EVGA had a bunch of cards on display, including the huge GeForce GTX 1080 Classified, which is sure to have gamers drooling all over their keyboards. We've got photos of them all above, and below, so we have to ask - which one do you like best? We have the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW, and the GTX 1080 Classified.

All of them looked great, but I definitely have a soft spot for EVGA's new GP104-based cards... and I simply can't wait to get them into my lab.

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GIGABYTE GTX 1080 XTREME shows VR, overclockers some love

Sean Ridgeley | May 31, 2016 1:43 AM CDT

Computex 2016 - Following up the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1 card from last week is the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 XTREME, as seen at Computex. Whereas the former appears to interested in striking a balance between temperature and performance, the XTREME seems to go all out.

GIGABYTE GTX 1080 XTREME shows VR, overclockers some love

For starters, GIGABYTE's second offering sports extra HDMI connectors, primarily for VR purposes. Then it "guarantees [...] higher overclocking capability." So it's safe to say it's not holding back, at least not much.

Other features include Windforce stack fans with alternate spinning design, 16.8M customizable colour lighting, aerospace-grade PCB coating, and four-year warranty with online registration.

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ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is a BEAST, and we love it

Anthony Garreffa | May 30, 2016 4:18 AM CDT

Computex 2016 - ZOTAC was one of the first companies I wanted to visit at Computex this year, purely to check out their new GeForce GTX 1080 range of cards. They were just setting up as we rolled past, but the one card they had in their hands was the new GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition.

ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme is a BEAST, and we love it

ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition is the company's flagship card, with a triple-fan cooling system and a custom heat sink that is just gigantic. We're sure this card is going to have some serious overclocks applied to the GPU and the 8GB of GDDR5X, but we can't confirm it just yet - this is something we should be able to clarify tomorrow.

The card is absolutely huge, but it actually weighs less than the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition. What I want to know is, how much faster will it be than the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, which we'll find out soon.

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EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1080 features ACX 3.0 cooling, and more

Anthony Garreffa | May 28, 2016 12:53 AM CDT

EVGA has chimed in with its new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, announcing four new cards powered by NVIDIA's GP104 GPU.

The new cards feature EVGA's ACX 3.0 cooling tech, with SHP 3.0 providing better heat pipes and copper contact area for improved cooling performance, as well as optimized fan curves for quieter gaming. ACX 3.0 coolers feature optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and extreme low power motor, which pushes more air flow, with less power.

Select EVGA ACX 3.0 models will feature 10cm fans and RGB LEDs, which provides gamers with total control over the look of their card. The new EVGA cards also include PrecisionX OC software, that "unlocks the power of Pascal", says EVGA.

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Colorful's new iGame GeForce GTX 1080 has stock GPU clock of 1.84GHz

Anthony Garreffa | May 28, 2016 12:40 AM CDT

We have yet to have received a Colorful sample here in our GPU labs from Colorful, but we've been in deep discussions with them for weeks now, and hopefully we can get our hands-on their exciting new GeForce GTX 1080 iGame card, which looks delicious.

Colorful's new GeForce GTX 1080 iGame card features a factory overclock on the GP104 GPU, which is at 1847MHz. Colorful has used their iGame-Modular Structure Design (i-MSD) on their GTX 1080, with their cooling technology being separated from the cooler into "functional modules and appearance modules which has the PCB, cooling fins and rear plate integrated centering on the PCB. The rear-plate also reinforces the PCB which gives the card extra durability and negates deformation from stress and long usage".

There's also customizable RGB lighting that can be tweaked through Colorful's iGame-Zone software, with the fans on the card composed by a three-piece grooved design, with interesting zigzag diversion lines on the edge for improved airflow and cooling efficiency with up to 30% increased air volume

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