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Radeon RX 480 converts to RX 580 with a code

Radeon RX 480 converts to RX 580 with a code

This week the folks at AMD are witnessing an odd occurrence with their latest RX 580 graphics card. While the RX 580 features a new power state and faster processing speeds, it's pretty much just a slightly modified RX 480 card. Users saw this and started in tweaking their hardware with software freely available from AMD. It would appear that an RS 580 BIOS file flashed to an RX 480 card results in what's pretty much an RX 580 - almost.

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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series: AAA and VR gaming on a budget

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series: AAA and VR gaming on a budget

AMD has announced the launch of its new Radeon RX 500 Series, a lineup of graphic cards that, at the highest end, offer buyers AAA and VR gaming at a budget-friendly price. The series is comprised of four graphics cards, the RX550, 560, 570, and 580. According to AMD, the new Radeon RX 500 Series is suitable for '9 out of 10 PC gamers today who are hindered by outdated technology.'

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NVIDIA TITAN Xp GPU revealed for Mac (and PC)

NVIDIA TITAN Xp GPU revealed for Mac (and PC)

NVIDIA's latest graphics card is the NVIDIA TITAN Xp, a GPU with more cores, faster clocks, faster memory, and more TFLOPS than the TITAN X that came before it. This graphics card is being delivered to users direct from NVIDIA through NVIDIA's online store. It'll be available to be used by both PC users and Apple computer users - though the latter requires a bit more work - for now.

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NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 detailed: made for robots, drones, and smart cameras

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the newest in their line of Internet of Things-aimed processing power in the Jetson TX2. This platform is made for manufacturing, industrial, and retail product, ranging from commercial drones to hardware for artificially intelligent cities. This latest piece of hardware joins the original Jetson TX1 and TK1 in NVIDIA's family of embedded computing products.

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AKiTiO Node external graphics enclosure upgrades notebooks, AIOs, or SFF PCs

AKiTiO Node external graphics enclosure upgrades notebooks, AIOs, or SFF PCs

AKiTiO has rolled out a new external graphics enclosure that is designed for users of AIO, notebook, and SFF computer systems who want a graphics upgrade. The device is called Node and it connects to your computer or other device via a Thunderbolt 3 port and inside the Node enclosure is a discrete graphics card. The enclosure is large enough to support video cards that have very large cooling solutions.

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EVGA has VBIOS update, thermal pads for overheating GTX cards

EVGA has VBIOS update, thermal pads for overheating GTX cards

There’s just no getting around the laws of physics. The faster you go, the hotter you get. Thanks to Samsung, consumers have become increasingly worried and wary about electronics overheating, and you can’t get any hotter than the behemoth graphics cards inside desktop computers. That is exactly the problem that beset a good number of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 cards, which has been riddled with reports of overheating and, in some cases, catching fire. To combat that, EVGA is issuing a firmware update that tweaks thermal management to safer levels and is offering free thermal pads for those who still want one.

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AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its new trio of MacBook Pros, with AMD's Radeon Pro 400 series featuring in the more premium 15-inch models. Apple shared its own benchmarks showing how the new MacBooks have improved over previous models, but today we're getting a little more information on the power of the 400 series thanks to AMD.

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AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

The graphics card wars on the low-end is heating up. Addressing a gaping hole in its portfolio, NVIDIA last week revealed the new GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, both sitting on the lower end of its new Pascal line. Given the price tag, it was easily seen as encroaching on what is traditionally considered to be AMD’s turf. Naturally, the latter isn’t taking things sitting down and, while it hasn’t made much noise about it, prizes for its Radeon 460 and Radeon 470 VR-ready cars are dropping all around.

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GTX 1050 may be perfect for your budget gaming rig

GTX 1050 may be perfect for your budget gaming rig

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, cards with high power and low cost. Both of these graphics cards are set to take the lowest of the low spots on NVIDIA's GPU ladder. This card is low end on price, but e-sports ready on a performance tip. This card aims for hardcore gamers with the ability to deliver 1080p at 60fps with no external power.

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The Wolfe empowers Macs and MacBooks for gaming, VR

The Wolfe empowers Macs and MacBooks for gaming, VR

Laptops and notebooks are great for portable computing, but when you need the heavy artillery, you hare mostly out of luck. Unless you have one of those high performance gaming laptops that are so heavy and hot (literally) they might as well be desktops. Or you can back this Kickstarter almost ominously named the Wolfe, which gives Macs, MacBooks, or really any computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 port, the graphics processing power to drive games as well as virtual reality experiences.

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NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB detailed at $200

NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB detailed at $200

So we've got another GTX 1060 coming from NVIDIA. They've revealed this new SKU this morning with very little fanfare - and it's not so significantly different from its predecessors that the company will be sending out review units. This version of the GTX 1060 will be available for $199 USD - so it's not as if they're going to have a whole lot of trouble moving them out the door.

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NVIDIA GTX 10 Notebooks revealed: not just “M” anymore

NVIDIA GTX 10 Notebooks revealed: not just “M” anymore

Today NVIDIA revealed their next-generation graphics processing technology - the GTX 10 series - hitting notebooks. The full GTX 10 graphics card series is coming to notebooks - no "M" included. "This is something we've wanted to do for years," said Mark Aevermann, Product Lead, NVIDIA Notebooks. "If you take the very same notebook that was available in Maxwell and you compare it to the same notebook with Pascal, you see a 70% increase in performance."

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