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AMD’s Next-Generation Navi GPU Could Ship by Late 2018

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD’s Navi has been of interest to AMD fans since it first popped up on roadmaps, with hints of a next-generation memory subsystem and a “scalability” option that might be similar to the modular GPU designs that Nvidia is supposedly considering for its own products. First, the hints. As Hot Hardware reports, some driver notes for a Linux driver update back in July that were recently discovered reported: [WARNING]: Should use –pci when using create_asic_from_script()new_chip.gfx10.mmSUPER_SECRET…

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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past few years, AMD has worked on a new generation of external GPU technology that would use Thunderbolt 3 and offer a better experience. This push got a major boost when Apple announced back in June that the MacBook Pro line would support this functionality. eGPU support is still being built into macOS High Sierra, but it’s now in a sufficient state for testing. 9to5 Mac took a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 chassis for…

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AMD’s Vega Battles Nvidia for the Pole Position in Forza Motorsport 7

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD’s Vega architecture launched in August with the Vega 64 and Vega 56, but while these GPUs put AMD back on the board with higher-end architectures, they weren’t the clean sweep of Nvidia many would-be buyers had hoped for. The Vega 56 is a strong competitor for the GTX 1070, but the Vega 64 was less competitive with the GTX 1080, and the GTX 1080 Ti is out of reach. At least, it’s out-of-reach most…

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AMD’s Vega 56 Hits Store Shelves, Promptly Vanishes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yesterday, AMD’s Vega 56 GPU went on sale — and immediately vanished from the market. Availability was exceptionally brief, possibly only a matter of minutes, and the cards are now sold out at every retailer we’ve checked (Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg). Obviously new stock may trickle out to manufacturers, but snagging a card is going to require lightning-fast reflexes and a good memory for one’s own credit card number. Once again, the likely culprit is…

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally unprecedented in the modern era. Starting with the launch of the 3D Rage in April 1996, ATI/AMD have consistently churned out a new GPU every 12 to 18 months. Expectations for the company’s new Vega GPUs have been high, but reviews of the Vega 56 and Vega…

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Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this match-up might actually be the more potent of the two. A quick refresher: Vega 56 has an 1156MHz base clock,…

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AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

After months of waiting and speculation, AMD has finally taken the lid off its RX Vega series, its clock speeds, capabilities, and pricing. All of these characteristics have been hotly debated of late, with readers asking for (and making predictions about) how it would compare with Nvidia’s year-old Pascal GPUs like the 1070 and 1080. We now have some preliminary answers to some of those questions, but by no means the entire picture. So here’s how this is going to work: If you want a “regular” GPU, you’ll be able…

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