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Micron to launch GDDR6 graphics memory this year

This is going to be an interesting year as far as GPU memory goes as not only are we expecting HBM2 to debut on AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics card but it seems that Micron might be gearing to launch GDDR6 by the end of 2017. This new memory was initially …

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Nvidia could debut Pascal ‘GTX 1080’ in May

Nvidia is gearing up to launch its new Pascal GPU architecture this year. While early rumours pointed towards a Q1 2016 release it is clear that the timeline has shifted a bit. The latest unofficial word on the street is that Nvidia may launch the GTX 1080 in May, with …

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New AMD Zen details have begun to surface

With AMD set to release its Zen architecture processors towards the end of this year, the company has begun giving out more details during its quarterly earnings call. This week, AMD reported its quarterly earnings and in that call, CEO Lisa Su revealed a few more details on the Zen …

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AMD cuts the price of the R9 Nano GPU

The AMD R9 Nano is an impressive graphics card in many ways, it was the first Fiji card to be shrunk down to a Mini-ITX form-factor, it is very power efficient and now, it is getting a pretty nice price cut. AMD announced today that the R9 Nano will now …

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AMD said to be working on Zen APU with HBM

It looks like we can expect an AMD APU based on the Zen architecture in the future, though rather interestingly, it will include stacked High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) with bandwidth speeds of 128GB/s along with a larger onboard GPU for better gaming performance. This information comes to light from a paper(via: …

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Micron comments on recent GDDR6 reports

Earlier this week, reports began circulating surrounding the existence of GDDR6 memory for future graphics cards. The news originated from news site, Fudzilla, which claimed to be in contact with sources familiar with the matter but it seems that right now, Micron is looking to squash any talk about GDDR6 …

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Sapphire Trixx unlocks AMD R9 Fury X voltage and HBM

When the AMD R9 Fury X launched this year, reviewers quickly found out that there would be limited overclocking potential due to voltage locks, as well as limitations placed on the speed the card’s high bandwidth memory (HBM) could run at. Now, it looks like things are loosening up a bit, …

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AMD rumoured to be using GDDR5x on new 14nm GPUs

Recently, we have been hearing quite a bit about GDDR5x, with rumours suggesting that Nvidia intends to use it in addition to HBM2 on its Pascal graphics cards next year. Now it would seem that AMD is also planning a similar move, with GDDR5x rumoured to appear on its new …

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Asus white Radeon R9 Nano spotted

AMD officially launched its tiny Radeon R9 Nano graphics card a while back, bringing the full power of a Fiji graphics core and High-Bandwidth Memory to a tiny 6-inch PCB. Several AIB partners have already launched their own branded models and now, it looks like Asus is planning to release …

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Rumour suggests Nvidia may use GDDR5X on Pascal GPUs

Nvidia is on track to launch its new Pascal architecture in 2016, with reports suggesting that Nvidia is already testing both its GP100 and GP104 chips. Now, new rumours circulating say that there will be a successor to GDDR5 video memory known as GDDR5X, which will début with some of …

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XFX is working on liquid-cooled Radeon R9 Fury graphics card

XFX is gearing up to release a Radeon R9 Fury-based graphics adapter featuring a liquid cooling system. The card will feature overclocking potential on par with AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X, which will help to at least partially close performance gap between the “Fury” and the “Fury X” products. The …

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Nvidia gets first samples of GP100 from TSMC, begins internal tests

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has successfully produced the first samples of Nvidia Corp.’s code-named GP100 graphics processing unit. Nvidia has already started to test the chip internally and should be on-track to release the GPU commercially in mid-2016. 3DCenter reports that Nvidia has sent the first graphics cards based on the …

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Nvidia changes roadmap: ‘Volta’ is now due in 2018

Nvidia Corp. has slightly changed its roadmap concerning GPU architectures. As it appear, its next-gen GPUs code-named “Pascal” are now due in 2016, whereas their successors will be released only in 2018. Based on a new roadmap that Nvidia showcased at a tech conference in Japan, the company will release its …

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Shortages of AMD Radeon R9 Fury-series graphics cards persist

About three months since the formal announcement, Advanced Micro Devices’ flagship products based on the code-named “Fiji” graphics processing units are still in extremely short supply, according to a market analyst and various retailers. At present, AMD offers Radeon R9 Fury X and Radeon R9 Nano based on the fully-fledged …

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AquaComputer unveils full-cover water-block for Radeon R9 Nano

AquaComputer, a leading maker of components for custom liquid-cooling solutions, on Friday introduced its full-cover water-block for AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics cards, thus making high-performance liquid-cooled gaming PCs in mini-ITX form-factor a reality. The Kryographics R9 Nano single-slot full-cover water-block for AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics boards is made …

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Micron to unveil third-gen hybrid memory cube in 2016

Micron Technology is working on the third generation of its hybrid memory cube technology, which will be unveiled next year. If the third-gen HMC doubles data rate of the memory from 15Gb/s today, then the new memory technology will offer unprecedented bandwidth. HMC uses advanced through-silicon vias (TSVs) – vertical …

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AMD will not allow partners to modify specs of Radeon R9 Nano

Even though Advanced Micro Devices will allow its partners to build their own versions of AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics cards, it will not let them significantly alter specifications of such graphics adapters. As a result, the difference between the original Radeon R9 Nano and custom versions from AMD’s partners …

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AMD started to work on HBM technology nearly a decade ago

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) introduced along with AMD’s code-named “Fiji” graphics processing unit radically changes the way graphics adapters are built and also dramatically improves potential performance of future graphics processing units. But while HBM looks ingeniously simple on paper, it was extremely hard to develop and is not easy …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano: Extreme performance in mini-ITX form-factor

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday introduced its highly-anticipated AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, which combines massive performance with relatively low power consumption and ultra-small form-factor. The new graphics card uses fully-fledged “Fiji” graphics processor and its peak compute performance even exceeds that of Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX Titan X. …

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Pricing and launch date of AMD Radeon R9 Nano leaked

Specifications and capabilities of AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 Nano graphics card have been largely known for quite some time now. The new graphics adapter will be the highest-performing mini-ITX add-in board ever built and will be among the fastest graphics cards available today. According to a new leak, the product will not …

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