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Why modern HDTVs still aren’t as good as monitors for gaming

Posted on 06/14 14:58 in Shows | 0

First, there’s the issue of input lag.One of the problems with HDTV gaming is that input lag on the best TVs is still higher than on top monitors.

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PC Gaming Is Only Hard If You Let It Be

Posted on 07/14 16:11 in Shows | 0

Because, in his attempt to address what he perceives as problems with the PC gaming industry, Maiberg revealed just how little he cares about—and, in fact, understands—a hobby I’ve long held dear.To the extent it’s discernible beneath his faux indignation, Maiberg’s point seems to be that PC gaming is too hard because it calls for some work.

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AMD unveils the RX 470, RX 460: Entry and lower-midrange gaming on a budget

Posted on 07/29 21:34 in Shows | 0

Today, the company is taking the lid off its entry-level follow-ups: The RX 470 and RX 460.The RX 470 is the GPU AMD claims will actually deliver on its previous power promise.

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Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

Posted on 08/03 21:49 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 08/25 17:31 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 09/06 18:35 in Shows | 0

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.

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New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20

Posted on 09/20 23:06 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 10/04 14:44 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 10/18 21:14 in Shows | 0

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.

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EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling

Posted on 11/01 13:15 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 11/02 21:50 in Shows | 0

In response, EVGA said it would ship thermal pads to any customer who requested them.On ACX 3.

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

Posted on 11/08 21:02 in Shows | 0

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.

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GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

Posted on 11/28 22:14 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 12/07 22:07 in Shows | 0

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.

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AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence

Posted on 12/12 16:11 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 12/21 21:39 in Shows | 0

These sorts of hardware products used to be more common, particularly when CD-ROMs and multimedia capabilities started to debut in consumer hardware.Those of you who were computing back then likely recall the CD-ROM + speakers + SoundBlaster kits that companies like Creative often sold.

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AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega

Posted on 01/05 16:21 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 01/06 22:56 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 01/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

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.

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

Posted on 02/02 15:29 in Shows | 0

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.Total Computing and Graphics revenue rose to $600 million in Q4, a 27% gain quarter-on-quarter and a 28% gain year-on-year.

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