Category: GPU

VRAM IN GAMES WE PLAY 2019 EDITION

evga gtx 1060 acx 2.0 single fan

We use the MSI Afterburner OSD to watch the video card for problems. We we looked at the future of video games back in 2011 we speculated about 4GB and 8GB video cards which are now widely available. After noticing some cards thermally throttle we want to make sure expensive video cards are …

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 TI

evga gtx 1660 ti

The nVidia GTX 1660 Ti was launched on February 22, 2018.  With a MSRP of $279, the new card is launching at $30 above the GTX 1060 6GB it replaces. nVidia Turing TU116 1536 CUDA 96 TMUs 48 ROPs 1500 MHz GPU clock 1770 MHz GPU boost 192-bit memory 6144MB GDDR6 288 GB/s 7680×4320 @ …

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ENTRY LEVEL VIDEO CARDS AND DUAL FAN COOLERS

msi rx 570

We often spend time looking over Video cards on NewEgg, eBay and others. We do this to check prices and availability etc. Low end cards like the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are mostly 7″ length logic boards. We often see dual fan coolers on them that extend the card length to 9″. We …

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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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SAPPHIRE NITRO RX 470

Sapphire VCX 11256-28-21G

The Sapphire Nitro RX 470 (VCX 11256-28-21G) is an enthusiast class gaming video card being sold for digital coin mining. This card launch at $399. Polaris 10 Ellesmere 14nm FinFET 2048 stream processors 4th gen CGN 32 compute units 1140 MHz with 1236 MHz boost 128 texture units 32 ROPs 4GB at 211 GB/s 256-bit …

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GT 1030 GAME COMPABILITY LIST

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The nVidia GT 1030  is the entry level Pascal architecture display adapter.  The MSRP is $79. The GT 1030 is close to the old GTX 460 for performance. It also is a bit more powerful than the Radeon Vega 8 graphics. IT is also more powerful than the HD 5770. The MSI GT 1030 offers …

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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 1,147 GFLOPS 2048MB GDDR5 6000 MHz memory speed 64-bit memory 48 GB/s bandwidth …

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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 …

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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 …

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