It looks like NVIDIA is dominating the GPU market. According to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in Q3 of 2014 NVIDIA secured 76% of the GPU market share leaving AMD with just 24%. Both Matrox and S3 are now out of the game with Matrox losing its small 0.10% market share to NVIDIA.
The GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue just does not seem to go away for NVIDIA. Earlier this week a class action lawsuit was filed against NVIDIA for deceptive business practices and misleading advertising dealing with the GTX 970. Now Jen-Hsun CEO of NVIDIA has made an official statement on the NVIDIA blog.
It looks like the GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue is not going to go away for NVIDIA. Owners of the card have put together all of the technical information and have filed a class-action lawsuit in a US Court (District Court for the Northern District of California). The lawsuit is titled, “Andrew Ostrowsky (and others in similar situation) vs. NVIDIA Corporation and GIGABYTE Global Business Corporation”. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of unfair, unlawful, and deceptive business practices, in three separate charges, and misleading advertising, demanding for Jury Trial.
NVIDIA has upset many mobile gamers by disabling overclocking on their mobile GPUs in the GTX 900M series in a recent driver update. Under pressure from any angry users NVIDIA plans to revert this change and bring overclocking back to mobile GPUs.
ASUS’s latest GeForce GTX 960 graphics card has been revealed and it is the mini version we all were hoping for. This card is of course built for compact mini-ITX motherboards. The card more or less looks identical to ASUS’s GTX 670 Mini and GTX 760 Mini graphics cards. The dual-slot card is only 17cm long and features an aluminum heatsink stack that is cooled by a “CoolTech” fan, which is a hybrid between a top-flow and lateral-flow fan.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 is here and it is really going to hit that sweet spot for gaming when it comes to the price / performance ratio. MSI of course have released a few different GTX 960 models (4 currently) and today we will be taking a look at their highest performance part the GTX 960 Gaming 2G. This card of course falls in MSI’s very popular gaming line and comes with a factory overclock bringing the core clock up to 1216 MHz and the boost clock up to 1279 MHz. The card also ships with MSI’s new Twin Frozr V cooling solution that has many new improvements that we will go over in detail. Being part of the Gaming Series this card uses MSI’s Military Class components and also comes with a great software suite. Will this be the GTX 960 for you? Read on as we find out!
Late last year we reported that AMD had cut ties with TSMC and would be manufacturing their GPU and APU products at Global Foundries. NVIDIA still uses TSMC to manufacture their chips, but recently they have moved to Samsung for 14 nm production. TSMC has just announced that they will not make any 20 nm GPUs at all, if anything 20 nm comes out of TSMC it will be low power ASICs.
It looks like many people are no satisfied with their GeForce GTX 970’s after the memory allocation controversy has been brought to light. Leading retailers have been reporting returns of perfectly functional GTX 970 cards with customers stating, “false advertising” as the reason for the return.
AMD of course has been following the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy, which we have covered extensively. It looks like they are going to try and cash in on this by making all of their add-in board (AIB) partners lower their prices on their R9 290X, which does offer comparable performance to the GTX 970 down to as low as $299.
It looks like NVIDIA is planning to release a fix for the GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue. An NVIDIA employee posted an informal statement on the GeForce Forums saying that the company is working on a driver update that “will tune what’s allocated where in memory to further improve performance.”
Aug 27, 2015 0