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Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the most important choices every PC builder makes is which graphics card to buy. That choice has been getting much more stressful lately as the price of GPUs skyrockets. You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. “Trying” is the operative word here. As recently as the middle of last year, you could get a high-end…

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GPU Prices Skyrocket, Breaking the Entire DIY PC Market

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re looking to build a PC today, chances are you’re in trouble. Cryptocurrency mining has driven the prices of GPUs from “inflated” to “utterly absurd.” In fact, prices are so high, they’re actually higher, in some cases, than we’d expect a person to spend on an entire computer. It’s one thing to say people shouldn’t buy in when a GPU (See on Amazon) is running $ 50 to $ 100 over MSRP (and we’ve…

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Samsung Now Producing 16Gbit GDDR6 for Upcoming GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung is throwing its hat into the GDDR6 ring and joining Micron in ramping the new memory technology for upcoming GPU products. It’s not a surprising move, but it does suggest that GDDR6 will be more widely adopted than its predecessor, GDDR5X. Samsung is touting the new memory as being built on a 10nm* process at double the density of its previous RAM. 16Gbit chips means scaling up to 2GB of RAM per GDDR6 chip….

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New VR Tracking Tech Could Solve Platform’s Biggest Woes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Virtual reality has a problem. It’s not a security issue, a cost overrun, or something better lenses, higher resolutions, or lower power consumption can fix. When you put on a VR headset, the real world disappears and can’t be “re-entered” until you take the headset off again. So long as VR is confined to fixed seating, this isn’t a huge issue, but it’s a challenge for any room-sized VR installation. So far, companies have dealt…

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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel and AMD announced they’d be cooperating on a new CPU with an Intel processor paired with an AMD GPU, it was easy to see who the loser was going to be. Nvidia has a dominant overall position in the GPU market, including the types of all-in-one and small form factor systems that might opt for one of Intel’s new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega graphics rather than an Intel CPU with Nvidia GPU….

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Nvidia Goes All-In On G-Sync With New ‘BFGD’ Ultra-High-End Displays

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At CES 2018, Nvidia announced a new line of gaming monitors designed to round up and deliver every single high-end feature you can buy in a monitor or television today. The company’s new BFGD monitors — the acronym stands for Big Format Game Display, obviously, and not the kind of profanity-fueled phrase that might lead one to label such a display a “BFGD Screen” — are serious business, as the saying goes. All of the…

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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since AMD teamed up with Razer and Intel to create the XConnect concept, we’ve seen more companies tiptoeing into the external graphics market. The basic idea is simple: Slap an external GPU into a chassis, hook it to a laptop (or even a small desktop, with proper Thunderbolt 3 support), and you’ve got a high-end game station that weighs 2-3 pounds when detached, but plays like a 6-10-pound desktop replacement when hooked up. Asus…

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