Category: GPU

DUAL VIDEO CARDS 2017

GTX 770 SLI

Today we see many forums with comments that dual and triple video cards are not being used. Support for a 2-way,  3-way or even 4-way is entirely by design of the game engine. The game engine developer usually has only one card installed. Very few developers have a machine with GTX 690 SLI cards installed. …

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ASUS ROG STRIX RX VEGA64 8GB

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The new ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 is the latest high-end card for PC gaming. ASUS is still using a 100 percent automated production process for its GPUs, an industry-first that helps the company ensure a specific standard of quality and longevity. MaxContact Technology that is 2X more contact with GPU for improved thermal transfer. Patented …

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GT 1030 GAME COMPABILITY LIST

GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC

GT 1030 has 384 Pascal shaders. This is somewhat more powerful than the HD 3000 or HD 4000 seen with Intel Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge processors. The MSI GT 1030 offers an active cooler however some models are passively cooled. We recommend an actively cooled cards for gaming to prevent thermal damage. GAMES TESTED AT …

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MSI GT 1030 2GB LP OC

GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC

The MSI GT 1030 is being offered for 1/10 the cost of the flagship GTX 1080 Ti. This card has a MSRP of $69. NVIDIA Pascal GP108 384 CUDA cores PCI Express x4 NVIDIA GPU boost 3 1265 MHz, 1518 MHz boost 2048MB GDDR5 6000 MHz memory speed 64-bit memory 48 GB/s bandwidth HDMI 2.0b, …

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AMD RADEON RX 550

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The AMD Radeon RX 550 is a mainstream video card that launched at $79. AMd suggests the RX 550 is about 5x more powerful than Intel IGP in the i7-6700. The RX 550 is also about double the performance of the R7 240. AMD  Polaris 12 (Lexa Pro) PCI Express 3.0 x8 14nm FinFET 512 …

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ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 UEFI VBIOS

ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2

After much digging around we finally found a UEFI updater for the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 video card. Unfortunately Asus has configured the software to only work with Asus branded UEFI capable motherboards, even though the VBIOS is for a video card. That is called compulsory tied selling and it’s illegal in Canada and many other countries. Restrictive …

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AMD RADEON INSTINCT

AMD Ryzen

AMD has introduced some new GPU produced based on the Polaris 10 under the Radeon Instinct. The new GPUs are equipped with 16GB of VRAM which is needed for running larger shader based programs. Intel, Nvidia and IBM has been more visible in the market with AI based products. Deep learning and AI are long …

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EVGA GTX 1070 & GTX 1080 VRM OVERHEATING

We have noticed some reports of EVGA GTX 1070 and EVGA GTX 1080 cards with dual fans that are overheating. The problem is the cooler does not cover the regulators which tend to run hot. This can lead to overheating. The issue affects ACX dual fan cards, blower fan cards are not affected. About 1 …

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64-BIT WINDOWS: DX12 & DUAL VIDEO CARDS

GTX 770 SLI

Ashes of the Singularity is the first game to support Windows 10 and DX12. While the game will run with 8192MB RAM, the developer recommends 16384 MB or more. This is another reason we recommend a RAM upgrade. Now that 14nm video cards are widely available we expect a flood of DX12 games now that there …

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GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti

EVGA GTX 1050 SSC GAMING ACX 3.0

The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 I have been launched to replace the older GTX 950 and GTX 750 Ti cards. AMD has responded with a price cut to pressure NVIDIA card vendors. NVIDIA’s Pascal cards have much fast base clock speeds. We expect immediate retail price cuts for the older GTX 750 Ti and …

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NVIDIA GTX 1050

EVGA GTX 1050 SSC GAMING ACX 3.0

GP107 1316 MHz 1380 boost 768 CUDA 48 TMUs 32 ROPs 128-bit memory interface 2048MB & 4096MB GDDR5 1752 MHz 75-90W The GTX 1050 will launch for maybe $150 to compete with the Polaris 11 from AMD. The GPU has 6 pascal SMM modules which provides 768 CUDA cores. This is the same as the …

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HBM2

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Main memory on a PC is designed for field replaceable slots. Video cards have their memory soldered to the logic board. Both have limitations for bandwidth. High Bandwidth Memory was proposed as an industry standard by AMD and Hynix, started in 2010 and adopted by JEDEC as JESD235 in October 2013. High Bandwidth Memory is targeted for high-performance graphics accelerators …

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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RADEON RX 480

The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 is an enthusiast video card for high performance gaming. The new Polaris 10 is the first generation of new 14nm FinFet video cards from AMD. The 8GB version of this card launched at $269, 14nm FinFet Polaris 10 GCN 4th gen 2304 stream processors 1342 MHz 8GB GDDR5 2000 MHz …

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AMD RADEON R5 300 & 400 SERIES

The AMD Radeon R5 300 series and 400 series are OEM products. There are not generally sold to retail board makers. R5 330 R5 340 R5 430 R5 435 Feature Size 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm GPU Hainan Oland Oland Hainan Die Size 90mm² 90mm² 90mm² 90mm Unified Shaders 320 384 384 384² TMUs 20 24 …

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AMD RADEON R5 430

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The AMD Radeon R5 430 is an OEM graphics solution for entry level machines. This card is not sold in retail channels however we have seen the AMD Radeon R5 430 for sale on Ebay and other used hardware sites. Typically used cards are sold by OEM branding such as HP R5 430, Lenovo R5 …

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