Two years after the introduction of Nvidia’s Pascal line of graphics cards, the company has finally released some details surrounding their latest Turing based GPU architecture.
The benchmark for AMD’s Radeon RX Vega has officially been made public.
The market reports of the second quarter of 2016 for AMD and other GPU and multimedia companies has been released, with some surprising outcomes popping out.
AMD’s latest family of graphics cards will be complete in early August with the release of both the RX 470 and RX 460. The two cards join the ranks of the previously released RX 480 and all three incorporate AMD’s new, Polaris architecture.
The RX 470 will release August 4th and is being marketed for gamers who want to experience a brilliant HD experience. The card only has one available sku at launch with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and the stock models will have a base clock of 926 MHz. The 470 can be boosted to 1206 MHz, which will pair quite nicely with it’s max computing performance of 4.9 TFLOPS. To give an accurate description of the power this card has under the hood, gamers will be able to play most AAA titles at above 60 FPS with Ultra Settings, including the latest Doom, Total War: Warhammer and Fallout 4.
The RX 460 is definitely the weakest card the family has to offer, but for it’s small size it still packs quite a punch. The card is intended for gamers who wants to get into the latest and greatest e-Sports titles and will easily perform at over 90 FPS at the highest settings on Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2. The RX 460 will be the most powerful on board graphics card that AMD laptops will support to date, being 1.2x more powerful then NVIDIA’s GTX 960M. The card will release August 8 and will have two models, a 2 GB version and a 4 GB variant.
Both cards currently have no price to announce, but with their specs it’s safe to assume they will be in the mid-low tier price range of $100-$250 USD. AMD’s latest strategy to win gamer’s hearts is to market their cards and products to the everyday consumer instead of the wealthy enthusiast. Their new Polaris architecture maximizes the performance their cards can deliver, while still adding the necessary features that people want from the industries future, such as VR gaming and stable streaming capabilities.
At Computex, AMD managed to excite many GPU enthusiasts, by not only unleashing their latest cards with the Polaris chip-set on the world, but ensuring they come in at a staggering $199 price point.
PC gamers in the market for new hardware components should look no further than MSI’s booth at PAX East.
The computer hardware giant has been showcasing a variety of new powerful products and is giving attendees the ability to feel like a pro gamer on the show floor.
The big focus was on the AEGIS desktop gaming PC. This bare-bones rig is completely upgradeable, with a unique design that focuses on delivering the best air-flow possible to your hard working components.
MSI also revealed two dual SLI GPU machines, the upgradeable Vortex compact gaming tower and the GT80 Titan, a powerful notebook with an integrated mechanical keyboard.
For gamers that don’t have such a large budget, but would still love to game on-the-go, the company also showcased a new ultra-slim gaming laptop, the GS70 Stealth Pro.
Lastly, attendees of PAX East can play League of Legends on MSI’s large screen and get the feeling of e-sports gaming as shoutcasters commentate your match. MSI will also be holding raffles and giveaways at their booth (#4188) throughout the weekend.
NVIDIA’s keynote at the GPU Tech Conference 2016 discussed five core pillars the company will be focusing on when developing their GPU technology as well as revealing a host of new and powerful hardware.
NVIDIA aims to be the world’s first maker of VR ready mobile workstations with the latest announcement of the Quadro M5500 graphics card. The card is set to ship May 2016 in workstation-class notebooks with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and is similar in specs to it’s desktop counterpart, the GTX 980.
Imagination has announced its new Vulkan SDK for use with PowerVR Rogue GPUs.
It seems there is more bad news for the CPU, GPU, APU producer AMD. With a fourth straight quarter of losses, it is not looking good.