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Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost That’s gone at the top end — even when the Fury X manages to trade shots with the GTX 1080, Nvidia’s Titan X obliterates them both by 20-40%.If you want the absolute best GPU performance money can buy, the Nvidia Titan X is the best GPU on the market.

Azure N-Series Virtual Machines now in preview, offer the "fastest GPU's in the public cloud"

Azure N-Series Virtual Machines now in preview, offer the "fastest GPU's in the public cloud" One of the ways that customers utilize Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform is for running virtual machines for a variety of business use cases.For those instances, Microsoft announced today that the Azure team is placing N-Series virtual machines into preview which will optimize GPU performance for a variety of simulation applications.

Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks — but is this the best option?

Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks — but is this the best option? Neither option is appealing at their respective price points if you care about GPU performance.Now, a new Kickstarter project aims to bring additional flexibility to Macs via an external GPU chassis.

Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts

Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts Chip giant Intel has acquired it to help accelerate its RealSense project and other efforts to provide computer vision and deep learning solutions.By creating optimized, custom silicon — its Myriad chip family — Movidius has reduced the power needed to run machine learning and vision libraries by well over an order of magnitude compared to a more-general-purpose GPU.

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.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 outed, priced — and built by Samsung

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 outed, priced — and built by Samsung The GTX 1050 Ti will be a 768-core card, with 4GB of RAM, a 128-bit memory interface, 48 texture units, and 32 ROPS, while the GTX 1050 is a 640-core card with 2GB of RAM, 40 texture units, and 32 ROPS.Boost clock is 1392MHz on the 1050 Ti and 1455MHz on the 1050.

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.

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.