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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).

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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.

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Sony's PlayStation Now may soon stream PS4 games to the PC

Posted on 03/14 16:22 in Shows | 0

Now, Sony may challenge that position with an update to PlayStation Now.The company’s latest blog post is light on details but states that PlayStation Now, which to-date has only offered PS3 titles, will begin offering PlayStation 4 games in the near future.

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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.

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Rumor: Nvidia's Volta to be built on TSMC's 'new' 12nm process

Posted on 03/15 13:06 in Shows | 0

Nvidia’s Pascal GPU family has been tremendously successful, but the company is already looking ahead to a new architecture, codenamed Volta.Now, rumors are flying that the chip will actually be built on TSMC’s “new” 12nm node.

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Nintendo Switch Uses a Standard Tegra X1 Chip

Posted on 03/19 17:57 in More | 0

Despite Nvidia's claims of a "custom" Tegra chip, a breakdown and analysis reveals the Switch uses the exact same X1 in the Shield Android TV.Way back in December of last year, when we were first learning about the Nintendo Switch's internal specs, Nvidia claimed that a custom Tegra chip would be used in the console.

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Nintendo Switch appears to be using an off-the-shelf Tegra X1 processor

Posted on 03/20 12:14 in More | 0

The Nintendo Switch makes use of what appears to be an off-the-shelf Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, matching that used by Nvidia in its 2017 Shield Android TV, a hardware teardown completed by Tech Insights has confirmed.When Switch was formerly announced, but before we knew much about is internals, Nvidia wrote the following in a blog.

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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.

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Teardowns confirm Nintendo Switch is built on standard Tegra X1 processor

Posted on 03/22 14:55 in Shows | 0

Ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, it’s been cagey about the exact details of the platform.But there’s been some question as to whether the Switch contained a bog standard Tegra chip, or if there was something a little more exciting inside it.

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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.

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

Posted on 03/28 21:30 in Shows | 0

9GHz base, 3.7GHz base, 3.

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Gaming April Fools Day Round-up

Posted on 04/03 00:47 in More | 0

Every year, a multitude of tech and gaming companies participate in April Fools day by trying to prank as many people as possible with the silliest-yest-still-somewhat-believable announcements they can think of.Hearthstone's April Fools joke references a long-standing World of Warcraft quest, which involves finding NPC Mankirk's Wife in the barrens.

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Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

Posted on 04/06 16:13 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Google began working on its own custom software for machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads, dubbed TensorFlow.Now, Google has released some performance data for their TPU and how it compares to Intel’s Haswell CPUs and Nvidia’s K80 (Kepler-based) data center dual GPU.

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

Posted on 04/06 23:55 in Shows | 0

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.

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The New Nvidia Titan XP is Here, and It's Glorious

Posted on 04/07 11:09 in More | 0

The new Titan XP takes it place at the top of the graphics card food chain.The Nvidia Titan series of graphics cards were introduced as an ultra-high end super-powerful solution to people with more money than they know what to do with.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Posted on 04/10 21:17 in Shows | 0

Last week, we covered Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit.Here’s Nvidia: Nvidia’s claim that the TPU has 13x the performance of K80 is provisionally true, but there’s a snag.

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Microsoft's Project Scorpio picks up FreeSync, but VR support remains hazy

Posted on 04/17 13:33 in Shows | 0

Last week we discussed the new Project Scorpio Xbox refresh, and what the enhanced gaming capabilities can do in terms of 4K and VR support.The original Xbox One isn’t thought to have put as much emphasis on HSA as the PS4 did, but Xbox Scorpio could change that, too.

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Origin PC's Newest Gaming Laptop Offers Portable Performance for Under $1,000

Posted on 04/17 18:06 in More | 0

The newest version of Origin PC's EON15-S gaming laptop offers up gaming performance in a portable package for under $1,000.If you're one of those folks that prefers their PC games on a laptop instead of a traditional desktop, then the new Origin PC EON15-S might be the perfect marriage of performance and price.

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AMD's RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results

Posted on 04/18 15:26 in Shows | 0

We’ll cover the other announcements, like the RX 550, RX 560, and RX 570 in a separate post.In this review, we’re diving into the RX 580 and how it performs relative to 2016’s RX 480 and the GTX 1060.

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AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550

Posted on 04/18 23:02 in Shows | 0

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.

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