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AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver

AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver Now, thanks to some leaked benchmarks and sleuthing at WCCFTech, we’ve got our first glance at how AMD’s Zen engineering samples perform against other hardware in Ashes of the Singularity.This last point is extremely significant, because it’s common for prototype chips and engineering samples to offer less performance than the final version.

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070 review: a stellar performer for its price

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070 review: a stellar performer for its price Gigabyte was kind enough to send over its G1 Gaming GTX 1070, and we’ve put the card through its paces.46x faster than the GTX 980 and 11% faster than both the R9 Fury X and the GTX 980 Ti.

Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors

Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors The new GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 for laptops are almost identically specced to their desktop counterparts.The GTX 1080 is identical, with 2560 cores in both form factors, while the GTX 1070 actually has slightly more cores than its desktop counterpart (2048 in mobile, 1920 on desktop).

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017 Polaris would arrive in mid-2016, while Vega, the company’s big GPU follow-up, would slip in at the end of the year.If Vega has really been pushed back to May or June, it’s a serious blow to AMD’s graphics strategy.

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices More than three months after Nvidia officially kicked off the 14nm refresh cycle, GPU prices still running hot.The RX 470 is supposed to sell for $179; the least expensive RX 470 we found was $199, which is where the RX 480 4GB is supposed to sit.

New specs on Nvidia GTX 1050 may have leaked ahead of launch

New specs on Nvidia GTX 1050 may have leaked ahead of launch Now, specs of the upcoming GP107 / GTX 1050 have supposedly surfaced.That’s still a significant step down from the GTX 1060, which offers a base configuration of 1280:80:48 at 6GB and 1152:72:48 at 3GB.

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB review: one of the best midrange GPUs you can buy today

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB review: one of the best midrange GPUs you can buy today If you’ve read our coverage of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070, you’ll recognize the GTX 1060’s cooler and fan layouts.The Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1060 and G1 Gaming 1070 both use the same Xtreme Software Tuner, so I’ll refer you back to the GTX 1070 review if you have specific questions.

New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20

New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20 There’s a new set of rumors cropping up about AMD’s Vega.That works out to up to 1TB/s of memory bandwidth for a full implementation — and the first-generation HBM implementations that AMD shipped were full implementations.

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.