Category: GPU

NVIDIA RTX 2080 TI

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NVIDIA is now taking preorders for the new RTX 2080 Ti card which is the new flagship consumer video card with the new RTX GPU architecture shown at SIGGRAPH 2018 earlier this week. Cards will be shipped circa September 20, 2019. Limit of 2 per customer for SLI which will be needed given the plethora …

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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. We tested games …

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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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