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Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together Now, there’s talk that Apple might switch back to Nvidia.As for the proverbial feather in Nvidia’s cap, Apple occupies a weird spot in the overall PC market.

New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 The new machines reportedly feature some significant new technologies, but at least one product — the 11-inch MacBook Air — is reportedly going away, its niche filled by the 12-inch, single-port MacBook.The rumors from Japanese site Mac Otakara suggest a pair of new MacBook Pros at 13-inch and 15-inch, and a new, 13-inch MacBook Air.

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro

Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro Buyers who are looking for a MacBook Pro at a price that won’t break the bank have the option to buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 with CPU options ranging from 2.While both machines offer 2560×1440 panels, the old MacBook Pro has a maximum brightness of 300nits with an SRGB color gamut.

EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling

EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling Reports from Reddit and the EVGA forums suggest that a number of cards have failed catastrophically and in high-profile fashion.During our recent testing, we have applied additional thermal pads between the backplate and the PCB and between the baseplate and the heatsink fins, with the results shown below.

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape.No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia.

AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence

AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence It’s still fairly early days for the AI and deep learning markets, and AMD could definitely use the cash — but what’s it going to bring to the table?(It’s not clear how much AI and deep learning workloads depend on RAM, but AMD presumably wouldn’t sell the chip into this market if it didn’t have a viable use-case for it.

Some AMD RX 460s can be modded to unlock missing cores, additional performance

Some AMD RX 460s can be modded to unlock missing cores, additional performance From time to time, AMD and Nvidia release a GPU that can be modded to function like a different class of card.These modifications either set new clock rates and memory frequencies or unlock additional cores within the GPU itself.

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness The new release brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance improvements, but it also promises a new power-efficiency feature, dubbed Radeon Chill.It’s fully compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, and AMD claims it can improve frame rate responsiveness, not just improve power consumption.

Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, MacOS

Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, MacOS First, Tim Cook made several posts to an Apple employee bulletin board, detailing Apple’s thinking on thinking on both desktops and the intersection between hardware and software design.According to that investigation, Apple has made a number of strategic decisions that took emphasis away from the Mac design teams.

AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega

AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega These entry-level to midrange cards would be followed by a full high-end refresh based on a new GPU design, codenamed Vega.One of the most common misconceptions about GPU RAM allocation and the popular freeware utility GPU-Z is that GPU-Z is capable of telling you how much RAM the GPU is actually using.

Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans

Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans Details on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio and how it might handle 4K gaming have been hard to come by ever since Microsoft announced the new platform.According to Microsoft’s documentation, the Xbox Scorpio ditches the ESRAM cache the Xbox One relied on to deliver higher performance and acceptable frame rates.

Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here's what we'd like to see

Microsoft will unveil Scorpio on June 11: Here's what we'd like to see The Xbox One was a multimedia system where you could watch TV and game (despite lacking a DVR).The PS4 / PS4 Pro have outsold the Xbox One by nearly 2:1 (an estimated 28.

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs 37x higher than the Xbox One, while the GPU’s core count has increased by 3.The Xbox One was criticized for its decision to rely on cheaper DDR3 rather than going the unified GDDR5 route Sony chose.

AMD's RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results

AMD's RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results We’ll cover the other announcements, like the RX 550, RX 560, and RX 570 in a separate post.In this review, we’re diving into the RX 580 and how it performs relative to 2016’s RX 480 and the GTX 1060.

AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550

AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550 While our review focuses on the RX 580, AMD is also shipping new SKUs for the RX 460 and 470, as well as a new part, the RX 550.The RX 560 and RX 570 are both iterative improvements of the RX 460 and RX 470 GPUs AMD launched nearly a year ago.

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea According to Overclock3D, some users are flashing their older RX 480s with an updated RX 580 BIOS and discovering that this can work as well.There are two major problems with flashing an RX 480 to behave like an RX 580.

If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind

If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind For nearly a decade, common sense has dictated that most people don’t need a standalone graphics card in their computer.Generally graphics card makers quickly retire the old architecture when the new one arrives.