It has already been known that NVIDIA will be making use of HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) in their next iteration of their graphics cards. Just last month NVIDIA had taped out their GP100 silicon on TSMC’s 16nm process. The latest reports are now saying that we should expect two GPUs coming from NVIDIA, both of which will feature HBM2.
Our graphics card test bench has been long overdue for an upgrade. We really can’t even call the old system a test bench as it was housed in a PC case. Taking into account that graphics card reviews are some of our most popular articles and the fact we really wanted to provide the best, in-depth, and thorough articles possible it was time for an upgrade. Our new test bench houses some of the latest hardware available, is a true test bench, and we have some extra accessories for testing power consumption and sound levels as well.
AMD has just released the Catalyst 15.7 WHQL driver suite, this is the first WHQL-signed Catalyst driver to be released in 212 days (since 14.12 Omega). The drivers add official support for Radeon R9 300 series and R9 Fury graphics processors that have launched recently.
ASUS held a press event to show off their GTX 980 Ti offerings and three new unreleased cards shows up at the event. These cards included the ASUS ROG MATRIX 980 Ti, ASUS POSEIDON GTX 980 Ti Platinum, and the ASUS GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Edition Gold Platinum.
It looks like Sapphire will be releasing two Radeon R9 Fury cards coming next week! These cards are the 11247-01-40G which has a core clock of 1040 MHz and the 11247-00-40G which has a stock clock of 1000 MHz.
Gigabyte has just released two new graphics cards that make use of their new super-compact dual-fan WindForce 2X cooling solution. These two cards include the 4GB N960OC-4GD and the 2GB N960OC-2GD, both are of course GeForce GTX 960 models.
Now that their high-end models have been very successful it looks like NVIDIA is planning to return to the sub-$150 market with some new entry-level cards. From a recent report by VideoCardz NVIDIA could be preparing not one, but two GM206-based graphics cards. These will inevitability be the GeForce GTX 950 Ti and GeForce GTX 950.
New graphics card have just been revealed in NVIDIA’s latest drivers. The first two card are the Quadro M5000 and M4000. These two cards are likely to launch at SIGGRAPH 2015 which starts on August 9th. Last year NVIDIA launched their Quadro Kx2 parts at the same event last year.
So you think having one AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is enough? How about four? Matt Buck who is an AMD Technical Support Engineer has built a system that he calls “The Furious Red Baron” with not one, but four AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards!
Over the weekend we go our first glimpse at MSI’s Radeon 300 series and it looks like it is Sapphire’s turn now. Sapphire listed all of the cards in their Radeon 300 series lineup on their website apparently. So let’s see what they have!