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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.

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2? SK Hynix’ own press release suggests such a product is coming within the next 12 months, in fact, when it states “SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.” This is an interesting statement, given that HBM2, not GDDR5X/6 has been broadly positioned as the future of next-generation memory.

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor When AMD launched its Radeon Pro Duo a year ago, it was clearly an attempt to simultaneously drive VR development and carve out a niche for a high-end Radeon solution that could drive each eye from a separate GPU.At the same time, however, the $1,500 price tag and limited VRAM (just 4GB per GPU) were less than ideal for a four-digit development board.

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states.The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors Marketing materials need to be updated, and additional explanations prepared for when the new naming system and new products both go live.As for the naming scheme itself, Intel appears to be jettisoning all reference to model types in favor of precious metals — Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum.

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of Over the past year, it’s often seemed as if Microsoft and Netflix have done everything they could possibly do to prevent 4K streaming on PCs.While 4K started rolling out on Netflix several years ago, only a handful of smart TVs were supported.

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs Device coverage in the smartphone world tends to focus on high-end products, rather than midrange or upper midrange hardware.Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today, and both parts are a solid improvement over their predecessors.

Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture SAN JOSE, CA–A first-time attendee to Nvidia’s flagship GTC conference this week could be forgiven for thinking Nvidia was an AI company.The capstone was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Volta architecture and V100 chip.

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology But as far as GPU performance is concerned, outside its models with EDRAM, AMD is still considered to have an overall edge.In a statement sent to Barrons, Intel stated, “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.

Nvidia-powered Max-Q Gaming Laptops Will Be Thinner and More Powerful

Nvidia-powered Max-Q Gaming Laptops Will Be Thinner and More Powerful Most gaming laptops are very obviously gaming laptops thanks to their substantial girth and weight.By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook.

Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops

Dell Launches AMD-Powered All-in-Ones, Gaming Desktops The consumer DIY market, while important, is only a fraction the size of the market Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, and other PC vendors collectively command.At Computex this week, Dell and AMD jointly announced a new set of systems that will feature AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and some of the company’s recently launched RX 500 GPUs as well.

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X Marketing director head Alex Penello confirmed in a tweet that these options would be available across all four Xbox platforms (the first Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One / One S, and the upcoming Xbox One X).The Xbox 360 emulation in the Xbox One sometimes produces results that are superior to the Xbox 360’s own native performance.

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET Now, GlobalFoundries is making a serious push of its own with early 7nm technology availability and volume production currently planned for the back half of 2018.That’s the news from Saratoga today, where GF announced that its 7nm LP node (LP = Leading Performance) is ready for partners to begin planning their designs.

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale

In Wake of Apple Loss, Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale Earlier this April, Imagination Technologies announced that it would no longer provide key graphics IP to Apple within 15 to 24 months (July 2018 to April 2019).The plan, at least initially, was to double down on its core graphics business, which has produced the bulk of the company’s revenue in recent years.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost There’s a number of new capabilities baked into the update, but we’re going to focus on two of the gaming-centric ones in particular.This is a major addition that’s been missing for far too long, and we’re thrilled to see it in the Fall Creators Update.

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs Now, a major Hyper-Threading flaw has been discovered that can destabilize Intel CPUs based on both Kaby Lake and Skylake — not something Intel needed on the heels of AMD’s new CPUs.The Debian page notes: “You want your system vendor to provide a BIOS/UEFI update that fixes “Intel processor errata KBL095, KBW095 or the similar one for my Kaby Lake processor”.

Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Under the performance tab you’ll find both dedicated memory usage as well as shared memory usage.If you look under the details tab, there is a breakdown of GPU memory by process.

Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mining Continues to Impact NVIDIA and AMD GPU Supply

Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mining Continues to Impact NVIDIA and AMD GPU Supply Graphics cards that were champions of value as recently as two months ago are in extremely short supply or being resold at astronomical prices due to the recent rise of Ethereum mining.The current estimate for annualized global Ethereum mining power consumption is at 4.

PUBG Graphics Guide: Increase Your FPS

PUBG Graphics Guide: Increase Your FPS Let’s go over the graphics settings and what they mean for image quality and performance.This preset is one of the fastest ways to increase or decrease image quality and performance, with swings of up to 50% in framerates.