Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,599 Reviews & Articles | 56,157 News Posts

Video Cards Posts - Page 1

AMD shows off new Radeon RX Vega logo

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 days, 8 hours ago

The official page for Radeon Technologies Group on Facebook has posted some new images from their new Radeon RX Vega roadshow, something that's just kicked off in Budapest.




RTG has shown off their new Radeon RX Vega artwork, which is looking incredibly awesome. It features a mean take on the already great looking 'V' logo, but throws in some crystal-like features and much darker reds and blacks blending through each other.


There are plenty of stars also used in the new Vega logo, continuing the space theme from Polaris and Vega marketing. AMD is expected to launch Radeon RX Vega at SIGGRAPH, which is just over a week away from now.

Samsung bumps 8GB HBM2 production, ready for NVIDIA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 days, 13 hours ago

Samsung has just announced that it is increasing the production of its 8GB HBM2 chips, in order for the company to "address rapidly growing market demand". Remember, that Samsung isn't providing HBM2 to AMD for their new Vega GPU architecture, but NVIDIA is tapping Samsung's own HBM2 chips.




The increased HBM2 production is to ensure that important and emerging markets like AI, HPC, advanced graphics, network systems, and enterprise servers are flooded with 8GB HBM2 chips.


Jaesoo Han, Executive VP of Memory Sales and Marketing for Samsung Electronics said: "By increasing production of the industry's only 8GB HBM2 solution now available, we are aiming to ensure that global IT system manufacturers have sufficient supply for timely development of new and upgraded systems. We will continue to deliver more advanced HBM2 line-ups, while closely cooperating with our global IT customers".


Now, before you get all excited and think this means that there will be a million Radeon RX Vega graphics cards released in the coming months because Samsung is ramping up 8GB HBM2 production... remember that Samsung is the main provider of HBM2 to NVIDIA.


NVIDIA uses HBM2 on their high-end Volta GPU architecture, including the new Tesla V100 graphics card. I'm sure NVIDIA will release a new HBM2-based consumer GeForce graphics card next year alongside GDDR6-based cards... but this is something to look forward to in 2018, and beyond.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid: peaks at 440W power

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 days, 16 hours ago

Now that people are getting AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition into their hands, we've arrived at the release of the Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition, which provides more stable GPU clocks - and a higher TDP that consumes much more power than NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.




Our friends over at PC Perspective have tested the new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition, rocking its 375W TDP (the air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier has a 300W TDP). AMD dropped the price of its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition just before release to $999, down from $1200 - while the liquid cooled version was $1800 (!!!) and dropped to $1200 at the last minute.




PCPer's testing shows us some interesting numbers, with the most interesting being power consumption. The performance of AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition is comparable to the GTX 1080, but the power consumption is off the charts - double GTX 1080s even in SLI.


Radeon Vega Frontier Edition uses around 300W, while Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition uses 440W when overclocked. At its lower setting, Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid uses 350W - which is still insane compared to the GTX 1080 which uses 180W.

Continue reading 'AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid: peaks at 440W power' (full post)

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid: $1499 and available now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

AMD now has its new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition graphics card available, with SabrePC selling the new card for $1489.99, and it's currently in-stock and ships within 24 hours.




Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition rocks the same impressive specs as the air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, except it draws up to 375W, up from the 300W TDP on the air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier. The watercooling and 375W TDP allow Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition to get closer to the 1.6GHz GPU clock.


AMD will be launching their consumer Radeon RX Vega in early August, and we'll be there for the launch at SIGGRAPH 2017 in LA later this month.

NVIDIA amps up EVE: Valkyrie with VRWorks Ultra graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

If you're playing EVE: Valkyrie on your VR headset with your PC, you might want to know that NVIDIA has just annoucned its VRWorks Ultra graphics setting for EVE: Valkyrie.




The new VRWorks Ultra setting improves the quality of the cockpit lighting in EVE: Valkyrie, increases the quality of lighting and shadowing in every single area and level of the game, increases the fidelity of reflections and shadows, and even projectiles receive dynamic lights.


NVIDIA's press release says: "A lighting model developed by NVIDIA and incorporated by CCP for EVE: Valkyrie uses high-quality, physically-based lighting effects from NVIDIA Volumetric Lighting to add immersive, awe-inspiring shafts of bright light (God rays) to many scenes and levels, transforming their appearance. EVE: Valkyrie also includes a new anti-aliasing technique developed by NVIDIA called Multi-Sample G-Buffer Anti-Aliasing which improves anti-aliasing by further reducing visible aliasing of geometry edges and specular highlights, giving players a superior visual experience".

Colorful announces iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Colorful has just announced their latest graphics card family, the new Neptune series of card will be led by the flagship liquid-cooled iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W.




The new Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W is a beast, offering everything the GTX 1080 Ti has to offer with its GP102 GPU, 11GB of GDDR5X @ 11Gbps, but changes the game offering a liquid-cooler with a huge 240mm radiator. Colorful's new iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W sports the company's Vultune Shield, which offers up RGB lights that can be controlled through Colorful's own iGame-Zone II software.




Cooling wise, the new iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W rocks a waterblock base and copper pipes that are built with red copper that has "extreme thermal conductivity" that will push teh heat into the liquid cooler, and out through to the radiator. Colorful uses an integrated die cast aluminum plate on the card, while the two 120mm fans on the radiator will keep the card nice and cool - and virtually silent while running.

Continue reading 'Colorful announces iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W card' (full post)

AMD Radeon RX Vega: XTX, Vega XT, and Vega XL teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega is so close I can almost smell the PCB, and now we have news of 3 versions of Radeon RX Vega that gamers will have to choose from, something that we've heard previously. The names being used from 3DCenter are: Vega XTX, Vega XT, and Vega XL.


  • Vega XTX: water-cooled Radeon RX Vega (375W TDP)
  • Vega XT: air-cooled Radeon RX Vega (285W TDP)
  • Vega XL: cut-down Radeon RX Vega (285W TDP)




The cut-down Radeon RX Vega XL product reportedly has 3584 stream processors and a 285W TDP, with what I'm sure will be 8GB of HBM2, and I'm going out on a limb by saying this will be the GTX 1070 competitor. I'm hoping that AMD will release a Radeon RX Vega Nano, similar to the Radeon R9 Nano, but my sources said earlier this year "there will be no Nano-like RX Vega card". Boo.


There's no 16GB HBM2 model listed here, but I would say AMD will save the HBM2 chips for a dual-GPU card with 8GB HBM2 per GPU, for 16GB HBM2 total and 2 x Vega XT GPUs. This would be a monster, but I don't think AMD has the Vega or HBM2 yields to pull this off. I think we'll see Vega 20 with a dual-GPU offering later this year, or early 2018... before we start to float towards Navi.

AMD's new 17.7.1 drivers support RX 470 mining cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

AMD has released a new set of drivers ready for mining cards, with the new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.1 drivers. The new drivers also include some fixes for games and applications.




There have been new AMD Radeon RX 470-based mining cards released in the last few weeks, with the new 17.7.1 drivers supporting both the RX 460 and RX 470-based mining cards. There hasn't been a RX 460-based mining card announced, but there's support for it in the driver, so expect an announcement any minute now.


The new 17.7.1 drivers also include official support for the Radeon RX 550 and RX 560, cards that were launched in April. There are some issues fixed with Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 10, as well as some improvements to games like the crashing errors with Radeon 300 series cards running Final Fantasy XIV, and Little Nightmares. Radeon R9 380 series owners shouldn't have any issues with Tekken 7, either.

AMD takes Radeon RX Vega on the road to gamers next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

AMD is hopefully close to the launch of Radeon RX Vega if they're showing off actual boards in person, with Team Red taking Radeon RX Vega on the road to gamers. Their first stop will be in Europe, where they'll be meeting fans in Budapest, Hungary on July 18 at the Akvárium Klub from 2 to 7 CET.




Radeon RX Vega will land back on US soil between July 21-23, where gamers will be able to see it running in a "Radeon RX Vega area" at PDXLAN in Portland, USA. The next step will be the big launch at SIGGRAPH 2017, which takes place in LA on July 29-30.

AMD Radeon Vega FE: Crysis 3 @ 46FPS average at 1440p

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 10, 2017 4:36 am

AMD is weeks away from launching the consumer-oriented Radeon RX Vega, but some gamers have got their hands-on the professional-oriented Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and ran it through its paces in games.



YouTuber 'DudeRandom84' has played around with the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Crysis 3, running it at 1440p with Very High settings enabled (including 2 x MSAA). Vega FE was pushing only 46FPS average, dipping below 35FPS in some points. This isn't the results most people are looking for, but there are a few caveats to be aware of.


First, this isn't the gaming card AMD is bringing out next month, this is a professional card that also games - not a gaming card that does professional content. Second, the drivers are still very early and I could almost put money down that AMD are making massive optimizations as we speak to not just Vega FE, but RX Vega. Third, I've been saying for a very long time that I expect the performance of Radeon RX Vega to not beat the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and that it will sit somewhere between GTX 1080, GTX 1080 11Gbps and GTX 1080 Ti depending on the resolution and game used.

Continue reading 'AMD Radeon Vega FE: Crysis 3 @ 46FPS average at 1440p' (full post)