Pages Navigation Menu

SHOWFUN - Show & Fun & More!

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Posted on 02/15 13:49 in Shows | 0

After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

Read More

AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing

Posted on 02/22 15:35 in Shows | 0

Here’s how the SKUs and their performance break down: Ryzen 7 1700: 3.4GHz base clock, 3.

Read More

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

Posted on 03/02 15:09 in Shows | 0

It’s been years since AMD fielded a high performance CPU design and the company doesn’t have the same market share it once commanded.Our Intel Core i7-6700K, 7700K, 6900K, and 6950X all used 32GB of G-Skill DDR4-3200 (F4-3200C14Q-32GTZ) clocked at that frequency.

Read More

Intel may cut prices in response to AMD's Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

Posted on 03/03 15:31 in Shows | 0

Earlier this week, Intel quietly began cutting the prices on some of its Core i5 and i7 processors.As of this writing, none of the list prices for Intel processors have been updated.

Read More

AMD's new 32-core Naples CPU will attack Intel's data center monopoly

Posted on 03/07 22:34 in Shows | 0

Back in 2006, AMD’s server business was one of the company’s biggest success stories.Its share of the worldwide server business peaked in Q2 2006, at just under 25% of the market.

Read More

Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

Posted on 03/08 17:21 in Shows | 0

Today at the Open Compute Summit, Qualcomm announced a significant partnership with Microsoft that could have ramifications for the entire server industry.Not only has Qualcomm created new server designs around Microsoft’s Project Olympus specifications and its own Centriq 2400 SoCs, it’s working with Microsoft to bring ARM support to Windows Server.

Read More

Review: The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is the first real 4K GPU, but who drives it better, AMD or Intel?

Posted on 03/09 15:03 in Shows | 0

Today, Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 Ti ($699), its new highest-end consumer GPU.The GTX 1080 Ti is a GP102-based design with 3,584 GPU cores, 224 texture units, and 88 ROPS (3584:224:88).

Read More

AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

Posted on 03/11 00:04 in Shows | 0

As LegitReviews notes (and ExtremeTech confirmed), there aren’t a whole lot of motherboards currently in stock for the platform.There’s currently a bit of a gap between how AMD has described the desire for its platforms (strong demand!

Read More

Microsoft's Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

Posted on 03/13 12:36 in Shows | 0

With Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro now shipping, there’s a great deal of speculation around Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio.Microsoft has implied it wants to leapfrog both the Xbox One and the PS4 Pro by a significant margin, but details on how these improvements would impact the existing Xbox One ecosystem have been few and far between.

Read More

Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit

Posted on 03/13 18:00 in Shows | 0

Now that approach has paid off handsomely for Mobileye’s shareholders, with an agreement to be acquired by Intel for $15 billion ($63.There has been a lot of attention paid to lidar technology for self-driving cars, especially with the recent lawsuit by Alphabet’s Waymo against Uber for alleged theft of intellectual property.

Read More

AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10

Posted on 03/14 14:34 in Shows | 0

In a recent blog post, AMD’s Robert Hallock shed some light on AMD’s research into this question and whether or not the Windows 10 scheduler is causing problems for AMD’s Ryzen microprocessor.From the post: We have investigated reports alleging incorrect thread scheduling on the AMD Ryzen™ processor.

Read More

The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti can hit 2.1GHz with water cooling

Posted on 03/14 21:47 in Shows | 0

Now that Nvidia’s top-end GTX 1080 Ti is in-market, enthusiasts have begun testing, to see just how much performance they can wring out of the core.That’s what the folks at Tom’s Hardware wanted to know, so they built a custom water cooling loop to see how far the GTX 1080 Ti can be pushed.

Read More

AMD announces, details its new Ryzen 5 mainstream CPU family

Posted on 03/16 03:45 in Shows | 0

With 6-7 CPUs in the Top 20 compared to 2-3 prior to the launch of Ryzen, AMD is clearly better positioned (and earning at least somewhat more money, thanks to higher CPU prices).Today, AMD is announcing its new Ryzen 5 CPU family.

Read More

Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

Posted on 03/17 13:00 in Shows | 0

According to a Microsoft KB article published last Thursday, Microsoft may soon begin blocking systems running Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs from installing updates if they’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.What makes this particularly confusing is that AMD itself has gone back and forth on the Windows 7/8.

Read More

Intel launches its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X

Posted on 03/20 13:40 in Shows | 0

Roughly 18 months ago, Intel and Micron announced they had developed a new type of memory they dubbed 3DXPoint.Today, Intel is launching its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X.

Read More

Qualcomm declares Snapdragon processors aren't 'processors' at all

Posted on 03/20 16:24 in Shows | 0

Its argument is below: The Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform takes our offerings beyond a single chip.With the Snapdragon mobile platform we can now articulate the value that we provide to a device manufacturer — from developing algorithms for great pictures and videos, to making sure that the battery is long lasting.

Read More

Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

Posted on 03/20 22:10 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s a rumor making the rounds that Ryzen 18 may not be the end of AMD’s desktop ambitions.net: Public knowledge by now but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months.

Read More

ARM announces new DynamIQ technology, will focus on AI, machine learning, and phones

Posted on 03/21 13:07 in Shows | 0

Dubbed DynamIQ, the CPU developer has created a CPU design that expands the idea of big.Here’s how ARM describes its own DynamIQ technology: The introduction of DynamIQ is an evolutionary step forward for ARM big.

Read More

AMD has a fix coming for fused-multiply-add (FMA3) Ryzen bug

Posted on 03/22 13:14 in Shows | 0

Not long after AMD launched Ryzen, a group of forum users at HWBot.The application typically hung when it reached the “Single-Precision – 128-bit FMA3 – Fused Multiply Add:” section of the test.

Read More

New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

Posted on 03/23 13:06 in Shows | 0

For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12.The answer to whether DirectX 12 was better or worse than DirectX 11 boils down to “It depends.

Read More