Video Cards

amd-ryzenSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released its latest platform core-logic (chipset) drivers for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. The new version 17.10 WHQL chipset drivers are particularly important for AMD Ryzen platform users, as it installs a new Windows power-management plan called “Ryzen Balanced Power.” This plan is better than the “Balanced” power plan Windows ships with, in that it hands over more power-management from the OS over to the silicon-level SenseMI power-management logic of Ryzen processors, which has more fine-grained voltage and clock-gating over cores, and which would otherwise cause latency issues with OS-level power-management using P-state triggers. The power plan is detailed at length in our older article. The power-plan is installed on machines with AMD A320, B350, and X370 chipsets.

You can download the AMD 17.10 WHQL Chipset drivers here.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: Tom’s Hardware

NVIDIA released the new NVIDIA 381.89 WHQL Game Ready driver for Heroes of the Storm 2.0 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3. If you own an NVIDIA GPU and plan to play Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and Wilson’s Heart, you might want to update to the GeForce Game Ready 381.89 WHQL driver. In addition to providing the “optimal gaming experience” for the aforementioned games, this driver also ads support for the recently launched Titan Xp, Windows 10 Creators Update, and an updated SLI profile for Descent: Underground.

Those of you running GPUs from different manufacturers in SLI should note that the company has discovered an issue where non-identical GPUs may run at different voltages in SLI. According to the release notes, this occurs because the GPU clocks are kept as close as possible, and the clock of the higher performance GPU is limited by that of the other. The bright side is that the higher- performance GPU saves power by running at slightly reduced voltages.

You can download the new GeForce 381.89 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.4, its fourth release for April. These drivers come with optimization for “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III,” with up to 7 percent performance improvement seen on a machine powered by a Radeon RX 580. It also fixes display corruption seen on some machines with HDMI scaling, incorrect HDR colors on “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” DirectX 11 mode stuttering on CrossFire machines in “Battlefield 1,” a hang noted on Radeon RX 550 machines that haven’t been rebooted for a long time, and some UI improvements with Radeon Settings. The drivers also add a curious looking shortcut to your desktop.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.4 drivers here.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. The new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.3 WHQL drivers add official support for the newly launched Radeon RX 500 series GPUs, such as the RX 580, RX 570, RX 560, and RX 550; besides support for Windows 10 Creators Update (v17.4.2 already added WDDM 2.2 support).

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.3 WHQL drivers here.

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powercolor-rx580-red-devilToday AMD introduced the Radeon RX 500 series, a new line of graphics cards featuring a powerful combination of improved game performance, higher clock speeds, and a refined 2nd generation Polaris architecture, giving PC gamers the best reasons yet to upgrade their graphics. Can AMD’s new graphics cards challenge the NVIDIA dominance? Will they make the same splash as AMD’s new Ryzen processors?  Check out the numerous reviews we have gathered featuring cards from ASUS, MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte and Powercolor via the links below and find out.

 

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AMD today released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.2 drivers, its second release this month. The drivers are important if you’ve updated Windows 10 to the latest “Creators Update” (version 1703), since it supports the new WDDM 2.2 driver model. In addition, the drivers fix bugs related to SteamVR asynchronous reprojection, poor multi-GPU scaling for “Battlefield 1″ in DirectX 11 mode, flickering noticed on ReLive running on Windows 7, and a bug with Radeon Settings that removes application profiles upon logout.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.2 drivers here.

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gigabyte-aorus-gtx-1080-ti-xtreme-11gBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

Gigabyte is releasing several GeForce GTX 1080 models, yet the flagship graphics card from from that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti just arrived in our labs for testing! It is the sweet Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme 11G. This GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes all customized with an impressive PCB and component design, Windforce 3X cooler, RGB LEDs, extra on-board HDMI connectors and the looks to impress.

Read The Review Here

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NVIDIA today released GeForce 381.65 WHQL “Game Ready” drivers. The drivers come with optimization for “Quake Champions” closed beta. This isn’t, however, the biggest change with these drivers. These are the first WHQL-signed drivers from NVIDIA to support WDDM 2.2, and with it, the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, due for April 11th. The drivers also add DTS X and Dolby Atmos support for 5.1.2 speaker configuration through the GPU’s in-built audio controller (which outputs from the HDMI and DP connectors). Also added is support for Dolby Vision. Games “Snake Pass” and “Kona” get support for NVIDIA Ansel. There’s also the curious case of the driver’s release-notes mentioning “Added support for the NVIDIA TITAN Xp.”

You can download the new GeForce 381.65 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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nvidia-titan-xpSource: Videocards.com

Would you expect another TITAN? Well, I didn’t, but it’s here. Full GP102 graphics processor with 3840 CUDA cores is now available for 1200 USD.

The new TITAN, which is now called Xp ships with 12 GB GDDR5X memory across 384-bus. What’s new is memory speed which is set to 11.4 Gbps, even higher than GTX 1080 Ti. This results in 547.7 GB/s of bandwidth.

The boost clock is set to 1582 MHz, which means over 12 TFLOPs of computing power.

According to the official specs, this model supports [email protected] resolution.

NVIDIA TITAN Xp is the world’s most powerful graphics card. Incredible computing horsepower and groundbreaking NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture give you the power to accomplish things you never thought possible.

The card is already available for sale on NVIDIA website for 1200 USD.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.1 drivers. These drivers add support for Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) on Radeon R9 Fury series, Radeon R9 390 series and Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards; and support for SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection on Radeon RX 480 and Radeon RX 470 (requires Windows 10). The drivers also enable DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3 mode on GPUs based on the “Polaris” architecture, letting you run 8K @ 60 Hz over a dual-cable connection, and 8K @ 30 Hz over a single cable. The drivers also fix display fickering noticed on AMD FreeSync setups running 3D applications in borderless-fullscreen mode, and bad multi-GPU scaling in “Ghost Recon: Wildlands.”

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.1 drivers here.

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