This week on the Podcast we talk about our three reviews this week, AMD's 7nm announcements, NAND and DRAM pricing going down, a very cool reservoir for a Lian Li case, and much more!
- Computex 2018
At today's "New Horizon" event AMD formally launched its Radeon Instinct MI60 GPU-based compute accelerator and disclosed some information about its next-generation "Zen 2" microarchitecture. The Instinct is the world's first GPU built on the 7nm silicon fabrication process and one of the first commercially available products built on 7 nm. "Rome" is on track to become the first 7nm processor based on the Zen 2 architecture.
Now NVIDIA will be offering a 6GB version of the GTX 1060 with GDDR5X. This higher memory bandwidth will result in a small, yet noticeable performance improvement.
When NVIDIA announced their GeForce RTX Series graphics cards EVGA did announce a few cards, but we had to wait a little bit for their Hydro Copper, Hybrid, and Blower cards. First up we have the Hydro Copper series, which is made up of two models, the Hydro Copper FTW3 and Hydro Copper XC.
While we thought Intel would be announcing a discrete GPU at CES 2019, it looks like it will be another year till we see a discrete GPU from Intel. This 2020 date was confirmed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich during an event for analysts last week.
Besides showing off their 24-core and 32-core Threadripper 2 parts AMD also let everyone know what they were up to in the graphics space. They demonstrated the world's first GPU built on the 7nm fabrication process, which came in the form of a Radeon Vega Instinct HPC/AI accelerator. It has a 7nm GPU based on the "Vega" architecture powering it.
I'm sure many of you read our report yesterday on how NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang when asked about a Volta-based GeForce Card said “It’ll be a long time from now”. Obviously for all of us gamers out there that was a little disappointing. Well a new report coming from Anthony Garreffa of TweakTown is saying that we will see a next-generation GeForce GTX 1180 launching on July 30th!
It looks like we will get information on NVIDIA’s next generation mainstream GPU at the Hot Chips Symposium which takes place August 19-21. If you look at the program details it lists a talk by NVIDIA’s Stuart Oberman, titled “NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” to be held on August 20th.
According to the latest reports NVIDIA is putting the final touches on its first serious GeForce-branded GPU based on the next-generation NVIDIA architecture. While we do not know which architecture the GPU will be based on it looks like it is slated for a late-July product announcement.
According to rumors that originated from Expreview, NVIDIA is working on a new variant of their GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. This version will come with 3GB of memory onboard. The additional memory could possibly increase the graphics card's performance in certain situations.