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DOOM Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance Tested
     Sun, May 22 2016 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Doom reboot is a gift to the PC Master Race. The 4K visuals are amazing, excellent high resolution textures cover every surface, the lighting and shadows are on point and this all comes together to make those glory kill animations look insane. The question that remains now is, what kind of hardware do you require to enjoy those glory kills in all of their gory glory?

NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Review: Affordable Maxwell Pro
     Fri, May 20 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, during its GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced a new Quadro-branded graphics card for the professional workstation market. That card is the Quadro M2000 we’ll be showing you here today. The Quadro M2000 is a low-power pro graphics solution featuring a GPU based on NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture. In fact, it’s the very same GPU used on one of the more mainstream GeForce GTX-branded cards. The M2000 has 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, linked to the GPU via a 128-bit interface. If some of those specs sound familiar, it's because they're similar to the GeForce GTX 950. Both the Quadro M2000 and the GTX 950 are built around the GM206 GPU, though the Quadro has a few more tricks up its sleeve to be sure...

Hardware Asylum Podcast - NVIDIA Pascal and Phanteks
     Thu, May 19 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode we discuss the NVIDIA launch of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards followed by an overview of a new modding project in the lab using the Phanteks EVOLV Tempered Glass Edition.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Overclocking
     Wed, May 18 2016 | 12:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”The best combination of results that I was able to run all of the game tests with came in at a GPU Boost 3.0 clock speed of 2050MHz on the Pascal core. In some game tests 2076MHz to 2088MHz was perfectly stable, but not in all games. This gives the end user about an extra 315MHz of headroom to play with that does indeed drive the performance to another level. Micron's GDDR5X memory also plays well when you start clocking it up. I was able to push the 8GB of GDDR5X memory to a data rate of 11Gbps. This final step again helps with memory bandwidth to get you that last bit of performance out of the GTX 1080. Having good architecture and a great power delivery system help improve performance across the board by allowing stable overclocking at high levels.”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:13P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 was announced recently, today we have the first review! Performance is incredible, doubling GTX 970 performance levels. Efficiency is also sky high, nearly doubling everything what we've seen from NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture. Our GTX 1080 review compares 10 cards in 16 games at up to 4K resolution.

Nvidia GTX 1080 Graphics Card Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on the latest Pascal architecture, Nvidia claim the GTX 1080 is the most advanced graphics card ever made. The GTX 1080 is built on a new 16nm FinFET manufacturing process allowing the chip to incorporate more transistors – subsequently allowing for higher clock speeds and improved power efficiency. The GTX 1080 also adopts GDDR5X memory which enhances bandwidth significantly over previous GDDR5 designs. Is Nvidia’s GTX1080 the new GPU king?

     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's GTX 1080 and its GP104 core represents a giant leap forward for graphics processing and efficiency. If you are looking for performance, Pascal will deliver in spades!

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First to market with a true next generation GPU is Nvidia and this could very well be the biggest step in GPU technology we've seen in recent years. The new GeForce GTX 1080 is faster, built using the 16nm design process and packed with GDDR5X memory, it promises to put away the Titan X while consuming less power than the 980 Ti. We put this and other bold claims to the test.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders edition review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The embargo has been lifted, we review the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders edition. The 8 GB based spawn of something evil is based in all new Pascal architecture and 16 nm FinFET has arrived. It's impressive, it's silent and it rocks hard when it comes to sheer performance. We'll test the card with the hottest new game titles based on DX12, DX11 and OpenGL.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:11P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Looking at the performance delivered by NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture, it's hard not to like what I see during my performance testing. There is not a single test where the results over previous generations are not significant. And significant is not an exaggeration at this point in time. Depending on the game, I was not seeing the close to a two times uptick in performance over the GTX 980, but when you get down to it, the performance benefits of the GTX 1080 are never ending. It delivers smooth gameplay at every resolution from top to bottom and truly makes it fun to play at 4K resolutions without having to resort to using a pair of cards to get that FPS fix. To see it do it so effortlessly is a testament to the work that NVIDIA has done to ensure that we get the best cards for our money”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Performance
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 3:11P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks back, at a packed event in Austin, Texas filled with tech press and attendees from the DreamHack gaming event that took place up the road, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun-Huang unveiled the company’s newest graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070. These latest flagships represent a true generational leap in performance and efficiency, thanks to NVIDIA's new Pascal GPU architecture at their core and the bleeding-edge 16nm FinFET + VLSI manufacturing processes used to produce the chips. For the last few years, virtually all of the discrete GPUs being produced used a 28nm process. Mr. Huang made some lofty claims in regards to the GeForce GTX 1080’s efficiency and performance, and unveiled a number of new, interesting features as well, which worked the crowd up at the event into a frenzy. On site demos of the GTX 1080 were equally impressive. When we left the event, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a card to evaluate its power and performance for ourselves. Thankfully, it wasn’t long until we had a GeForce GTX 1080 in hand. And today, 10 days before they are due to hit store shelves, we’re able to give you the full scoop...

ASUS GTX950-2G Unplugged Review
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 4:52P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is the GTX950-2G – otherwise known as GTX 950 Unplugged. This graphics card seeks to liberate system builders who simply want to upgrade their graphics card but perhaps lack the extra juice from the PSU. As mentioned, this GTX 950 is able to operate from the PCI express lane and yet still delivers the same great 1080p performance as other GTX 950s – ASUS has also added in a dual-fan cooling solution which keeps noise and temperatures down.

Review: MSI custom 3-way SLI Bridge
     Wed, May 11 2016 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We'll quickly walk you through the new MSI SLI bridges. It's a quicky article, a simple read for those interested. MSI recently updated the SKUs with a new 3 and 4-way SLI Bridge kit that comes with an all new design.

Doom (2016) running on Nvidia GTX1080
     Tue, May 10 2016 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
KitGuru had an invite to the Nvidia Editors Day Event last week, and the guys in green brought some of the ID software development team over to showcase Doom (2016). We managed to get a front row seat as Doom (2016) was running on a massive $100,000+ LED wall via the Vulkan API. Sadly the resolution was limited to 1080p, but the ID guys did uncap the frame rate part way through to highlight frame rate improvements from the upcoming flagship Nvidia GPU. One of the engineers Tom was playing the game as we watched it and you can just make him out bottom left in the video below. Sadly they didn’t detail the system specifications – apart from the fact it was powered by the upcoming Nvidia GTX1080 GPU.

Nvidia editors day event gallery featuring GTX1080
     Mon, May 09 2016 | 11:27A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia launched GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 today in Austin, Texas. The venue, Emo’s club, was packed with Press, analysts and an army of Nvidia fanboys (and girls) who had won entry to the event. It was heaving.

GTX 1080 and GTX 1070
     Mon, May 09 2016 | 11:27A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tonight, NVIDIA's GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 were unveiled. We have detailed specifications, performance, benchmarks, pricing and a ton of additional information for you!

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