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AMD Radeon VII benchmarks put 25 games through their paces

AMD Radeon VII benchmarks put 25 games through their paces

AMD made a variety of announcements during CES 2019, but perhaps the most exciting one was that of the Radeon VII. The new GPU, which is built using a 7nm process, is AMD's answer to NVIDIA's RTX 2080, but of course, most of what we know is limited to what AMD has told us so far. When the card was first announced, AMD actually listed benchmarks obtained from 25 different games, but they were doing a bit of hiding in AMD's announcement.

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AMD Radeon VII revealed to bring gaming war to RTX 2080

AMD Radeon VII revealed to bring gaming war to RTX 2080

AMD has officially revealed the AMD Radeon VII, a graphics card featuring the first 7nm gaming GPU, at CES 2019 today. Set to go head to head with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080, the new AMD card marks the company's next big push to take on its GPU nemesis and give gamers the graphics potency they demand.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro for Mac orders finally open up

Blackmagic eGPU Pro for Mac orders finally open up

Back in October, Apple and Blackmagic revealed the eGPU Pro for Mac. At the time, the two companies said that the eGPU Pro would go live on Apple's website at some point in November. The external GPU very clearly missed that original release window, but it's still making it out before the end of the year, as you can now pick one up directly from Apple.

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Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency, but you don’t get the coins

Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency, but you don’t get the coins

A new set of programs was introduced this week by Razer to entice users with Razer Silver. One of these programs is Razer SoftMiner, a desktop app that Razer suggests "utilizes the idle GPU processing power of gamers’ battle stations to solve complex blockchain-based puzzles on the back-end." Wow, you might be saying, that's cool that Razer made a Bitcoin Miner so people can easily earn cryptocurrency on their home PC - but it's not quite that simple.

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Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

Intel turns to 3D stacking to reboot its chip roadmap

During an event it called "Architecture Day" this week, Intel prepared us for what's coming up in 2019. The company had a lot of announcements to make, and one of the most exciting is a new 3D packaging method for CPUs that it's calling Foveros. Beyond Foveros, we also heard some impressive claims about next generation integrated graphics and, of course, we received a codename for its next CPU architecture.

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Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Snapdragon 8cx gives Windows its most extreme Arm chip yet

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, a new flagship "Extreme" chipset for Windows on Arm notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1s that promises more connectivity, more power, and battery life in excess of 25 hours. The new platform also debuts Qualcomm's new nomenclature for that ecosystem of devices, borrowing technologies from Snapdragon for smartphones but shaping them for ultraportable computing.

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5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

5 reasons to be excited about Snapdragon 855 in 2019

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is about to be everywhere in the Android smartphone space come 2019, but we can break down the five reasons why you should be excited about that. It's faster than its predecessor, more power-efficient, and unlocks new camera features - read on for the five things you need to know.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855: Everything you need to know

The Snapdragon 855 is here, and Qualcomm would really rather you call it a "Mobile Platform" than a processor. Promising to open the door to a new decade of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and Mixed Reality technologies like AR and VR, the flagship chipset cranks up the power while paving the way for form-factors beyond just the smartphone.

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TITAN RTX announced for AI and deep learning with a steep price tag

TITAN RTX announced for AI and deep learning with a steep price tag

It's time for the RTX 2080 Ti to move over, because there's a new card climbing to the top of the RTX heap today. NVIDIA has officially unveiled the TITAN RTX, which is something we probably all assumed was on the way. NVIDIA, as you might imagine, is touting this as "the world's most powerful desktop GPU," and it's definitely got a price tag to match that designation.

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Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Apple's MacBook Pro has new graphics card options, with the AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now being added to the notebook's configurator. Promised earlier this month, alongside the big Mac mini and MacBook Air launch, the new graphics options are targeted at graphics professionals doing tasks like 3D rendering, as well as gamers.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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NVIDIA Scanner: RTX GPU Overclock in one click

NVIDIA Scanner: RTX GPU Overclock in one click

NVIDIA revealed a new bit of software this week in an API for their graphics cards called NVIDIA Scanner. With NVIDIA Scanner, users are able to auto-overclock their graphics cards with the greatest of ease. NVIDIA's software does all the analyzation of the setup of the PC it's scanning, then does the overclocking with a single click. But NVIDIA Scanner isn't an app, it's an API.

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