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Nvidia, not AMD, will power the Nintendo NX

Nvidia, not AMD, will power the Nintendo NX For over a year, conventional wisdom has predicted that AMD would win the Nintendo NX contract and cement its hold on the console industry.By making the NX a mobile console, Nintendo will have inevitably sacrificed top-end performance — and Nvidia’s Tegra X1, with four Cortex-A57 cores at 1.

Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia? net had one RX 480 listed in-stock when I began this story and ran out of stock while I was writing it.The GTX 1070, in contrast, is now widely available from a number of companies, but again, not at its suggested MSRP.

Report: Nvidia has settled class-action lawsuit over the GTX 970’s 3.5GB memory issue

Report: Nvidia has settled class-action lawsuit over the GTX 970’s 3.5GB memory issue When Nvidia launched the GTX 970 and 980 back in the fall of 2014, Maxwell quickly rose to prominence thanks to strong performance and excellent power efficiency.Early reviews showed good results on both cards, but deeper dives into the GTX 970 post-launch turned up troubling behavior: The card strongly preferred to limit its available memory to 3.

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly The RX 460 is a smaller, cut-down version of the Polaris 10 GPU, with 896 shader cores, a boost clock of up to 1.At its best, the RX 460 wins over the Nvidia GTX 950, a significantly more expensive GPU.

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple will refresh its entire MacBook Pro line this fall, with a new design and a number of new features.Some systems will reportedly offer GPUs based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, while the lower-cost models will use Intel’s integrated graphics.

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.

Phase change memory can operate thousands of times faster than current RAM

Phase change memory can operate thousands of times faster than current RAM Conventional DRAM operates at nanosecond timescales, which means phase change memory could theoretically be thousands of times faster than conventional RAM.In theory, phase change memory could eventually present a solution to the so-called memory wall, or memory gap.

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node Now Intel announced that it would begin building 10nm hardware for companies that want to license standard ARM cores.According to ARM, this deal will cover future ARM products, dubbed ARM POP technology (POP is not an acronym).

Nvidia quietly launches new GTX 1060 3GB with fewer cores, $200 price point

Nvidia quietly launches new GTX 1060 3GB with fewer cores, $200 price point When AMD announced its RX 480, it made it clear the new Polaris family would target the mainstream market rather than the high end.Now, Nvidia has launched a new GTX 1060 at $200 to compete against AMD’s lower-end 4GB RX 480 — but despite calling it a 1060, there are some important differences.

Intel announces new Kaby Lake: Built on 14nm+, with improved video decode and better top-end frequencies

Intel announces new Kaby Lake: Built on 14nm+, with improved video decode and better top-end frequencies Today, Intel announced its upcoming Kaby Lake hardware refresh.Then again, Anandtech is reporting that 4K Netflix support, when it eventually comes to PCs, may only be available to Kaby Lake owners.

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.

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP Last year, the company announced it would bring its first custom CPU core to market in 2016.Now, it’s reportedly in talks with both AMD and Nvidia, looking for a graphics core to match its custom CPU.

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.

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.

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing

Intel launches Stratix 10: Altera FPGA combined with ARM CPU, 14nm manufacturing When Intel bought Altera last year, there was speculation on how we’d see future FPGA products fit within Intel’s existing product lines.The new Stratix 10 family does contain a microprocessor — but it’s an ARM-based design, not an Intel chip.

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from Imagination Technologies.According to a new report, however, Apple has been building its own GPU cores for years — it’s just that no one noticed.

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 - and nobody noticed

Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 - and nobody noticed Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from Imagination Technologies.According to a new report, however, Apple has been building its own GPU cores for years — it’s just that no one noticed.

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.

Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter Other sources, like Quadro, grew a modest 9%, but nothing like the leap that gaming GPUs saw.Data center revenue grew by 59% as well, though this was much smaller in absolute terms ($230 million in data center sales, versus over $1 billion in gaming revenue).

Nvidia builds its own supercomputer, claims top efficiency spot in the TOP500

Nvidia builds its own supercomputer, claims top efficiency spot in the TOP500 This year, Nvidia has made its own entry — and no, I don’t mean that Nvidia is powering someone else’s system, or that the company collaborated with a different firm.According to Nvidia, the new machine is 2.