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Hardware

Nvidia’s Turing based GTX 1180 Founders Edition set for July?

Ever since the GTX 1180 rumour mill whirred to life earlier this year and started churning through the daily grind of rumour and speculation, the release date for Nvidia’s Turing family has been in a constant state of flux. Originally, TweakTown reported that we’d have them by April (this year). Well, it’s the almost the end of May now and we’re no closer to seeing anything even vaguely Turing related, so that’s out. TeakTown later said their source wasn’t accurate and this can happen. Then we heard from Tom’s Hardware that Turing’s release had been delayed until mid-June before DigiTimes shot back about a week and a half later saying they’d been delayed again due to revised production schedules and that we now won’t see them until the autumn.

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AMD

AMD Radeon RX 500X Series

Seems it’s official, the new AMD Radeon RX 500 are listed on AMD’s website if you inspect the source code you see it lists the new series. The announcement page is still empty and acts like a placeholder.

Radeon RX 500X Series Source Code
Searching AMD’s website with e.g. ‘500’ or other 5xx tags reveals that AMD is preparing the launch.
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BitCoin Hardware

Hardware prices, especially graphic cards getting even more expensive this year

Massdrop reports that the prices exploding, the problem is still crypt-mining and the memory shortage. The bad news here is that there is no end in sight.

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Intel

Intel Shares some details of discrete GPU Prototype

PCGamer reports that Intel has shared a few diagrams at ISSCC (IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference) in San Francisco which were then shared online by Japanese site PCWatch and then it founds it’s way into the internet. The leaked diagrams show a discrete graphics chip based on Intel’s 9th generation graphics architecture, built on a 14 nm process and has around 1.5 billion transistors. The clock speed is 400MHz at 1.2v.

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AMD

Rumor: AMD’s GPUs might get GDDR6 and HBM2

According to this reddit post which teases the LinkedIn page of an so called AMD technical engineer – it is saying they’re working on a GDDR6 memory controller already.

GDDR6
Picture source: Tom’s Hardware

GDDR6 will see memory bandwidth cranked up to 16Gbps (as mentioned in the picture), up from the 11Gbps used on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with its GDDR5X memory tech. 16Gbps will blow away even HBM2, which is fairly useless for gamers. NVIDIA’s next-gen Ampere GPU architecture should feature GDDR6, too.

Since the AMD news are a rumor, I can’t say it for sure but it would make sense to keep up with nVidia. Gamers usually not need HBM2 because there are less benefits in performance.

Currently nVidia kicks AMD’s ass with the GDDR5 & GDDR5X interface easily without the need to use the more expensive HBM2 modules.