In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our five reviews this week, NVIDIA's upcoming crypto-mining card, AMD's new Ryzen APUs, In Win bringing an old case back and more!
- CES 2018
Well it turns out that "Turing" is named after British scientist Alan Turing, who is credited with leading a team of mathematicians that broke the Nazi "Enigma" cryptography. In any case NVIDIA's "Turing" is a crypto-mining and blockchain compute accelerator. It is designed to be compact, efficient, and ready to be deployed in large scale.
It looks like NVIDIA is working on a TITAN V-style surprise for next month. A recent report by Reuters, which summarized the company's Q4-2017 results and outlook, said that the company is working on a new consumer graphics GPU for launch next month with the codename "Turing".
Cryptocurrency mining is something that flourished in 2017 and it does not look like it is slowing down in 2018. With Cryptocurrency miners grabbing up all of the available graphics cards it is really hurting those who want to build their own gaming PCs. If you haven't noticed graphics card prices have sky-rocketed over the past couple of months. I simple search for a GTX 1080 Ti returns cards going for $1200-$1400 on Amazon!
We let you know yesterday that NVIDIA is working on a fourth variant of their GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 5GB of GDDR5 memory. Well it looks like the first card has already been spotted, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC. The design is very similar to the GTX 1060 6GB Windforce OC.
It looks like NVIDIA will be expanding their GeForce GTX 1060 line with a new 5GB model. This new GTX 1060 5GB will make use of the GP106-350-K3-A1 GPU and feature 1280 CUDA Cores. It has 5GB of GDDR5 memory running through a 160-bit memory interface.
When a new graphics card is launched one of the many questions asked is "how well does it mine?" With cryptocurreny markets exploding right now it seems many people are still mining and making a profit so how well does NVIDIA's newest flagship graphics card do?
Well it was not long until benchmarks of the new card surfaced. It was benchmarked against NVIDIA's own GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card. The GTX 1080 Ti was in question was heavily overclocked running at 2581 MHz under LN2.