GPUs

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August. This latest jump in memory prices is apparently due to the pair of DRAM manufacturers repurposing part of their VRAM production capacities for server and smartphone memories instead. As Digitimes’ sources report, this VRAM pricing is expected to increase further in September, impacting graphics card and gaming notebook manufacturers. Consumers have already felt the pain through skyrocketing DDR4 prices, and TrendForce/DRAMeXchange expects the upward trend of PC DRAM chips to continue to 2018. Generally speaking, this production prioritization is not new. Late last year, the top three memory suppliers, Samsung (55% market share), SK Hynix (35%...

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 & RX Vega 56 Review: Vega Burning Bright

We’ve seen the architecture. We’ve seen the teasers. We’ve seen the Frontier. And we’ve seen the specifications. Now the end game for AMD’s Radeon RX Vega release is finally...

204 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh 4 days ago

NVIDIA Announces Earnings Of $2.2 Billion For Q2 2018

NVIDIA announced its earnings this afternoon for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year (not a typo). As we’ve seen over the past several quarters, NVIDIA has been...

44 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Software for Vega: Crimson ReLive Edition Vega Pro

Update (7/31/17): The original version of this article incorrectly stated that AMD had released this software update. Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition for Vega-based Radeon Professional Graphics is...

8 by Nate Oh on 7/31/2017

Radeon RX Vega Unveiled: AMD Announces $499 RX Vega 64 & $399 RX Vega 56, Launching August 14th

At this point, one must give credit to AMD for their marketing program for the Radeon RX Vega. The company has opted to drip feed information over many months...

162 by Ryan Smith on 7/30/2017

Spotted: AMD's Radeon RX Vega, Air & Liquid Cooled

In a very brief update this evening, as part of their trickle marketing campaign, AMD has allowed us to release photos of two of their upcoming Radeon RX Vega...

48 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3

This Thursday marks AMD’s third quarter update of Radeon Pro Software Enterprise, AMD’s enterprise and workstation graphics drivers. While Radeon Pro Software Enterprise 17.Q3 is not as extensive as...

4 by Nate Oh on 7/27/2017

EVGA Introduces the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition Video Card

Since the release of NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, specifically the fully enabled Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, many enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting card partners' flagship parts built off the big...

6 by Joe Shields on 7/27/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2: ReLive Edition Refined for Gamers and Developers

It’s been roughly 7 months since AMD released the Crimson ReLive Edition update for Radeon Software, the latest entry in their annual cadence for major driver revisions and feature...

29 by Nate Oh on 7/26/2017

NVIDIA Releases 384.94 WHQL Game Ready Driver: ShadowPlay Highlights for LawBreakers

Following up on the July 4th 384.80 hotfix resolving Watch Dogs 2 crashing on startup, today NVIDIA has released driver version 384.94, an update heavily focused on game support...

2 by Nate Oh on 7/24/2017

Samsung Increases Production Volumes of 8 GB HBM2 Chips Due to Growing Demand

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it is increasing production volumes of its 8 GB, 8-Hi HBM2 DRAM stacks due to growing demand. In the coming months the company’s 8...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/19/2017

Intel Releases Graphics Driver 15.46 for Windows

With last week’s release of Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two, Intel has released their Graphics Driver 15.46 to provide launch support, as well as bugfixes, feature updates, Computer...

21 by Nate Oh on 7/18/2017

Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W: All-in-One Liquid Cooling With 240mm Radiator

The past few months have been full of announcements and releases for all-in-one liquid cooled graphics cards, and now Colorful is joining the fray with their iGame GeForce GTX...

14 by Nate Oh on 7/12/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1

After the release of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 and a follow-up bugfix in the form of 17.6.2, AMD has brought a new major driver update with Crimson...

4 by Nate Oh on 7/11/2017

Mining Cards Update: Zotac, Manli and Biostar Products Formally Confirmed

Although ASUS and Sapphire cryptocurrency mining cards were officially outed last week, other pieces of evidence have suggested other vendors were also producing cryptomining cards. Both the GPU manufacturers...

11 by Nate Oh on 7/6/2017

Biostar Goes Mining: New TB250-BTC PRO Motherboard and RX 470D Mining GPU

With cryptocurrency mining specific motherboards and even graphics cards becoming the new normal for certain manufacturers in their offerings, Biostar has thrown two new products into the ring: the...

20 by Nate Oh on 7/5/2017

NVIDIA and Baidu Sign Multi-Facet AI Tech Partnership for Tesla, DRIVE PX2, & SHIELD TV

This morning NVIDIA and Chinese Internet juggernaut Baidu are announcing that they have signed a multi-faceted AI technology partnership that will see the Internet giant utilize NVIDIA’s hardware for...

1 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2017

GIGABYTE Announces AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Edition 11G and Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition 11G

Following up after last week’s teasers, GIGABYTE has officially announced two ultra-high-end graphics cards under its AORUS brand: the AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Edition 11G and...

26 by Nate Oh on 6/30/2017

NVIDIA Releases 384.76 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Update: On 7/4/17, NVIDIA released the 384.80 hotfix driver resolving Watch Dogs 2 crashes on startup. A few weeks have passed since driver version 382.53, and it’s time again for...

4 by Nate Oh on 6/29/2017

AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Formally Launches: Air Cooled For $999, Liquid Cooled for $1499

After what appears to be a very unusual false start, AMD has now formally launched their new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card. First announced back in mid-May, the unusual...

68 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2017

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