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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Vega GPU thread
« on: May 04, 2017, 07:02:12 PM »
It's time for a topic on AMD Vega 10/11 GPUs...

AMD Vega 10 specifications:
- 4096 shader cores (64 Next-Gen compute units, with 64 shader cores per compute unit)
- 4 shader engines (with 1024 shader cores per shader engine)
- 64 ROps
- 256 TMUs
- memory interface: 2048-bit
- memory: 8GB HBM2

First graphics cards based on Vega should be launched near the end of June 2017.

- AMD Radeon RX Vega Specs Leaked In Linux Patch – Features 4 Shader Engines, 256 TMUs & 64 ROPs






Vega Benchmarks:

- 3DMark TimeSpy Benchmark Of Early Radeon RX Vega Prototype Leaks Out




Three Radeon RX Vega SKU could be launched: the slowest is faster than GeForce GTX 1070 and the fastest chip should compete with GTX 1080 Ti.
- AMD Works on At Least Three Radeon RX Vega SKUs, Slowest Faster than GTX 1070?







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The CPU benchmark of CPU-Z has been updated after the release of AMD Ryzen processors. The following article brings some elements of answer as well as some scores:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170504/cpu-benchmark-cpu-z-1-78-and-cpu-z-1-79-scores/




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: AMD Ryzen Downcore Control
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:16:43 PM »
Here is a quick article about the core control available in the latest AMD Ryzen processors:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170503/amd-ryzen-downcore-control/



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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / FurMark 1.19.0 released
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:10:59 PM »
FurMark 1.19 is a maintenance release. More information and download:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170502/furmark-1-19-gpu-burner-stress-test-opengl-benchmark/



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3D-Tech News Around The Web / Re: Download Zone - Latest Updates
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:40:34 PM »
Cool!

Added to the download zone:
- pestudio 8.58
- rweverything 1.6.9

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Version with more information:



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According to some recent news, NVIDIA could probably use the new GDDR6 graphics memory on Volta-based graphics cards planned for 2018.

- SKHynix: GDDR6 for high-end graphics card in early 2018 @ videocardz.com
- GDDR6 is coming to high-end GPUs in early 2018 @ tweaktown.com
- Nvidia Volta GPUs With GDDR6 Memory Coming Early 2018 @ wccftech.com
- SK Hynix intros 8Gb GDDR6 DRAM @ hexus.net


Press Release: SK Hynix Inc. Introduces Industry’s Fastest 8Gb Graphics DRAM (GDDR6)
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Seoul, April 23, 2017 – SK Hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company’, www.skhynix.com) today introduced the world’s fastest 2Znm 8Gb(Gigabit) GDDR6(Graphics DDR6) DRAM. The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16Gbps(Gigabits per second) per pin, which is the industry’s fastest. With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768GB(Gigabytes) of graphics data per second. SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.
 
GDDR is specialized DRAM for processing an extensive amount of graphics data quickly according to what graphics cards command in PCs, workstations, video players and high performance gaming machines. Especially, GDDR6 is a next generation graphics solution under development of standards at JEDEC, which runs twice as fast as GDDR5 having 10% lower operation voltage. As a result, it is expected to speedily substitute for GDDR5 and GDDR5X. SK Hynix has been collaborating with a core graphics chipset client to timely mass produce the GDDR6 for the upcoming market demands.
 
“With the introduction of this industry’s fastest GDDR6, SK Hynix will actively respond to high quality, high performance graphics memory solutions market” said senior vice president Jonghoon Oh, the Head of DRAM Product Development Division. “The Company would help our clients enhance their performance of high-end graphics cards” he added.
 
GDDR6 is regarded as one of necessary memory solutions in growing industries such as AI(Artificial Intelligence), VR(Virtual Reality), self-driving cars, and high-definition displays over 4K to support their visualization. According to Gartner, average graphics DRAM density in graphics cards is to be 2.2GB this year and 4.1GB in 2021 with CAGR of 17%.

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Launched
« on: April 18, 2017, 04:56:27 PM »
AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 have been launched today.

Link: http://www.geeks3d.com/20170418/amd-radeon-rx-500-series-launched-rx-580-rx-570-rx-560-and-rx-550/




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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.1 released
« on: April 18, 2017, 04:54:14 PM »
Anyway i re-checked today and the output was there again without changing anything.I keep an eye on that...

So probably a bug in GPU Caps Viewer...

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3D-Tech News Around The Web / NVIDIA Volta GPU thread
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:30:20 PM »
First news about Volta appeared few years ago in 2013:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20130319/gtc-2013-nvidia-volta-post-maxwell-gpu-platform/


According to these recent rumors, NVIDIA Volta-based graphics cards (GeForce 20 Series - GTX 2080...) should arrive during Q3 2017:

- mydrivers.com
- NVIDIA to launch next-gen Volta-based GeForce in Q3 2017
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- Pascal lineup is complete now that NVIDIA launched Titan Xp and is about to launch GeForce GTX 1030
- Based on their traditional upgrade cycle we should expect Volta by the end of the year or early 2018, but NVIDIA changed plans
- Market situation in Q1-2017 was bad, graphics and other hardware sales in decline, price war, meager profits, sales not increasing the way they want to (vicious circle)
- According to the latest news, NVIDIA plans to release GeForce 20 series in advance, it is now expected to be released in the third quarter of this year
- GeForce 20 series product prices, market positioning will be replanned
- By launching sooner than expected they will be able to increase prices of single cards and increase profits 

- Rumour: Nvidia Has Accelerated Volta GPU Plans, GeForce GTX 2080 to Launch in Q3 2017




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3D-Tech News Around The Web / GPU-Z 1.20 released
« on: April 18, 2017, 01:58:27 PM »
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Fixed BIOS extraction resulting in corrupted BIOS on Radeon RX 500 Series

Download links:
- Direct Download @ Geeks3D
- Download @ TechPowerUp



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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / Re: GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.1 released
« on: April 18, 2017, 01:37:57 PM »

VK-Z output is blanked now on my rig as mentioned on the frontpage by an other user.


I see two possible explanations:

1/ the vkz.exe has been deleted by your antivirus

2/ vkz.exe is there but is not able to update the vkz.txt file. In that case, try to start GPU Caps Viewer with admin rights and let me know.

 

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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.1 released
« on: April 16, 2017, 01:20:25 PM »
GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.1 is available. More information and downloads:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170327/gpu-caps-viewer-1-34-0-released/#20170416

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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / VK-Z 0.6.0.3 released
« on: April 16, 2017, 01:16:03 PM »
VK-Z 0.6.0.3 is available for Windows and Linux.

On Windows 32-bit platform, VK-Z has been recompiled with different compilation options to avoid false-positive detection by major antivirus scanners.

More information and downloads:
http://www.geeks3d.com/20170404/vk-z-0-6-0-vulkan-capabilities-and-extensions-viewer-released/#20170416

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* Bump API patch number and header version number to 48 for this update.

Github Issues:

Internal Issues:

  * Add missing VU statements for flink:vkUpdateDescriptorSets (internal
    issue 333).
  * Correct swapped ifdef/ifndef blocks for `VK_KHR_maintenance1` extension
    (internal issue 776).

source: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/Vulkan-Docs/commit/757a1232e6541db17585d1f59a17dfdaa272c100

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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Shark 0.9.11.3 released
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:45:17 PM »

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Geeks3D's GPU Tools / GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.0 released
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:43:53 PM »
GPU Caps Viewer 1.34.2.0 released with TITAN Xp support:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20170327/gpu-caps-viewer-1-34-0-released/#20170414

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