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Tag Archives: Graphics Cards

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NVIDIA Announces Turing-based Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000

NVIDIA today reinvented computer graphics with the launch of the NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture. The greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006, Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180, 1170, and 1160 Release Dates Leaked

Well it looks like we have official release dates for NVIDIA's next-generation graphics cards! A leaked e-mail correspondence between an NVIDIA AIC (add-in card) partner and a retailer has made its way to the web. This correspondence confirms launch dates of at least four 11-series GeForce GTX graphics cards. These include the GeForce GTX 1180, GeForce GTX 1170, and interestingly named GeForce GTX 1180+, and a mid-range GeForce GTX 1160.

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No New AMD Cards Until February 2019 According to ASRock Roadmap

ASRock recently shared some slides which detail their overall graphics card strategy up to February 2019. Looking at the roadmap we can gather some information from it. The first is that there are no new AMD cards listed here. While many might say ASRock wouldn't share information on unannounced AMD graphics cards, according to this slide they are not planning for any new AMD cards until at least February 2019.

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Graphics Cards Prices to Decline 20% in July – NVIDIA Postponing Next Gen Launch?

DigiTimes is reporting that there will be a decrease in graphics card pricing for July. This decrease seems to be a way for suppliers to reduce inventory of stockpiled graphics cards that were expected to be sold in continued demand from cryptocurrency miners and gamers. DigiTimes, citing "sources from the upstream supply chain" says that we can expect a 20% price drop for graphics cards. Also semiconductor manufacturer TSMC and its partners are expecting revenue estimates to be lower than previously-projected values, as demand for graphics and ASIC chips is further reduced.

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NVIDIA Ends Their GeForce Partner Program (GPP)

Late Friday NVIDIA announced that it would be ending its GeForce Partner Program (GPP). The program was said to help gamers make the best choice when it came to their graphics card, but basically was a revision of the terms of the sale of NVIDIA graphics processors to AIC (add in card) partners.

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