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EVGA offers updated BIOS, RMA cross-shipping for GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 failures

EVGA offers updated BIOS, RMA cross-shipping for GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 failures In response, EVGA said it would ship thermal pads to any customer who requested them.On ACX 3.

10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80.The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $449 GeForce 8800 GTS.

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 may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing The question is, what kind of product would Intel wind up building, and when might it hit market?This rumor comes courtesy of [H]ardOCP’s Kyle Bennet, who writes that “The licensing deal between AMD and Intel is signed and done for putting AMD GPU tech into Intel’s iGPU.

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.

Nvidia offering 'PC Gaming Revival' kits to make old hardware fresh again

Nvidia offering 'PC Gaming Revival' kits to make old hardware fresh again The company has unveiled what its calling a PC Gaming Revival Kit, and while the hardware is currently only being stocked in Spanish-speaking countries, we suspect this kind of bundle could come stateside relatively easily if Nvidia sees strong uptake.These sorts of hardware products used to be more common, particularly when CD-ROMs and multimedia capabilities started to debut in consumer hardware.

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.

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low

The Mac's user share just fell to a five-year low In the years after it converted to x86 and launched the first Core 2 Duo Macs and Mac Pros, Apple enjoyed increased market share and better Mac business performance.Even after the iPhone and iPad had dwarfed Macintosh sales, it remained a potent additional income stream and Mac market share grew throughout the Great Recession and the decline of the PC market.

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates Currently, most of AMD’s revenue is driven by console sales, and Microsoft and Sony order the most hardware in Q3 as they ramp up to meet holiday demand.The company has more cash on-hand, and while it’s carrying a higher inventory load, that’s likely related to the upcoming Ryzen launch.

Nvidia debuts line of Quadro Pascal GPUs, including superpowerful GP100

Nvidia debuts line of Quadro Pascal GPUs, including superpowerful GP100 The crop of new GPUs is headlined by the powerful GP100, but also features several more accessible options for less demanding applications.The company’s Quadro line is tailored toward users working in computer-aided design and other similar fields.

AMD announces plans to break Nvidia’s grip on the notebook GPU market

AMD announces plans to break Nvidia’s grip on the notebook GPU market At the AMD Tech Summit in Beijing this weekend, AMD vice president Scott Herkelman took the stage to discuss the upcoming Vega-powered graphics cards.While we didn’t get a release date, Herkelman did discuss AMD’s plans to stay competitive in the notebook GPU market.

Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors 9GHz base, 3.7GHz base, 3.

Nvidia debuts new Titan Xp top-end GPU, now with Mac support

Nvidia debuts new Titan Xp top-end GPU, now with Mac support Now, Nvidia is rectifying that issue with a full-fat GP102 part — the Titan Xp.The Titan Xp sports 3840 cores, 240 texture units, and 96 ROPS, compared with the 1080 Ti’s 3584:224:88 configuration.

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.

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.

AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains To understand why investors punished AMD so harshly, it helps to understand how the stock has performed in the past year.First, here’s AMD’s stock price movement over the past 24 hours: And now, here’s AMD’s stock price movement over the past 12 months.

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.

Retail Listings, Prices for AMD's Vega Frontier Editions Appear

Retail Listings, Prices for AMD's Vega Frontier Editions Appear When AMD announced that it would launch its upcoming Vega GPU for professional markets before bringing it to the consumer space, would-be customers were somewhat less than thrilled.We now know that the GPU will launch for consumer products in July, with the professional Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available in June.

Developer of A Way Out Claims PS4 is Crippling Performance

Developer of A Way Out Claims PS4 is Crippling Performance Because we can’t exactly match the specs of the PS4 in any PC hardware, we’ve compared it with the HD 7850.First, we’ll look at the Top 10 most common GPUs from both vendors according to the Steam Hardware Survey.