Video Cards

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AMD late Thursday released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.9.2 beta drivers. These drivers add optimization for “Borderlands 3,” with up to 16 percent improvement in frame-rates compared to the older 19.9.1 drivers, as tested with a Radeon RX 5700. The drivers also introduce support for Radeon Image Sharpening on graphics cards based on the “Polaris” architecture (such as RX 580, RX 480, etc), for DirectX 12 and Vulkan games. Among the issues fixed with 19.9.2 are frame-rates getting locked to 30 with V-sync enabled on some displays with 75 Hz refresh-rate set; system instability when watching videos in a web-browser on some machines with RX 5700 series graphics cards; audio in ReLive desktop capture being corrupted; and problems with Enhanced Sync.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.9.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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xfx-radeon-rx-5700-xt-thicc-ii-ultraBy David Mitchelson @ Vortez

XFX carved a name for themselves under the AMD Tahiti – aka Radeon HD 7970, introducing their Ghost 2.0 thermal solution with the Double Dissipation design. Fast forward to 2019 and they are back with a new cooling configuration based on the design philosophy of that very cooler – THICC II.

Being announced this week is the XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II and THICC II Ultra. Both cards utilise the same cooler but the Ultra version benefits from optimisation under the hood – the GPU boost clock is able to achieve slightly higher frequencies at 1980 MHz and as a result of this will also consume slightly more power (20W).

There are a multitude of 5700 XT cards being released this September – is the THICC II Ultra worth considering? Let’s find out!

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NVIDIA today released GeForce drivers version 436.30 WHQL. These drivers pack optimization for “Gears 5,” “Borderlands 3,” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” PC Open Beta. It also adds SLI support for “Close to the Sun.” The list of G-Sync compatible displays is also expanded. Among the bugs fixed are stutter noticed with “Fortnite” with Ultra Low Latency Mode enabled; an application crash with “Forza Motorsport 6/7,” flickering in “World of Warcraft” during character selection, BSOD when enabling RTX features in “Control” on GeForce 10-series “Pascal” GPUs; flickering in YouTube on Firefox with G-Sync enabled, and color corruption noticed in various games such as “Gears 5″ and “Forza Horizon 4.”

You can download the GeForce 436.30 WHQL Game Ready Drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD today posted the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition drivers. Version 19.9.1 beta comes with day-one optimization for “Gears 5,” with up to 5 percent performance improvement in the DirectX 12 mode. It also expands the Vulkan API feature-set with four new extensions, “VK_AMD_device_coherent_memory,” “VK_EXT_calibrated_timestamps,” “VK_EXT_line_rasterization,” and “VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation.” Lastly, the drivers address a bug that causes GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0 software to hang the system on graphics cards based on RX 5700-series GPUs.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.9.1 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD Monday posted the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.8.2 beta comes with optimization for the week’s big AAA launch, “Control,” with up to 10 percent higher frame-rates compared to the older 19.8.1 drivers. The new drivers also include optimization for the interactive novel “Man of Medan.” The drivers add HDCP 2.3 support for Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.

Among the bugs fixed are a “Rocket League” application hang on task-switch, performance-drops with “League of Legends” when performing a task-switch; system instability seen with Radeon RX 5700-series when memory-overclocking while a 3D application is running; and minor stutter noticed with “Fortnite” in the first few minutes of gameplay.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 436.15 WHQL drivers. These drivers come game-ready for the day’s big AAA game launch, “Control.” The drivers also introduces Video Codec SDK 9.1, the software-end of NVIDIA’s on-chip video transcoding hardware, which adds a new NVEncode API, support for CUStream in the NVEncode API, and bug-fixes to H.264 MVC encoding. The drivers also pack Optical Flow SDK 1.1. Among the application-specific bug-fixes are display corruption of tracks in “Forza Motorsport 7,” and system crashes observed when installing NVIDIA drivers on systems that have multiple graphics cards with mixed GPU architectures (eg: a system that has a “Maxwell” graphics card and a “Pascal” graphics card.).

You can download the GeForce 436.15 WHQL Game Ready Drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD late-Tuesday silently posted a WHQL-signed version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers that it originally released as a Beta on August 12. The new 19.8.1 WHQL drivers, released on 20th August, are the first proper WHQL drivers since AMD’s Radeon RX 5700-series launch. Besides WHQL, the underlying code is identical to 19.8.1 Beta, and hence the changelog is untouched. TechPowerUp confirmed with AMD that there are no underlying code changes, and that WHQL signing is the only change. Adrenalin 19.8.1 adds Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM standard compliance to Radeon RX 5700-series GPUs.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA yesterday posted its much publicized GeForce 436.02 WHQL Gamescom Special graphics drivers that brought about performance improvements across a spectrum of games, and added new features such as low-latency input (akin to AMD Radeon Anti-Lag), and beat Intel to Integer Upscaling. The installer that brought all these goodies to you, however, was buggy, as NVIDIA admitted. It originally installed GeForce Experience regardless of obtaining GDPR-mandated user-consent, and made deselecting the application in the “Custom Install” components list impossible.

Later in the evening, NVIDIA temporarily pulled the driver from the Downloads section of its website, and hours later, re-uploaded the drivers with an installer that fixes this bug. The driver version number remains the same, all that’s changed is an “-rp” suffix in the installer binary’s file-name (eg: “436.02-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql-rp.exe”).

You can download the updated GeForce 436.02 WHQL Gamescom Special drivers via GeForce.com.

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asus-rog-radeon-rx-5700-xt-strix-ocBy W1zzard @ TechPowerUp!

ASUS today launched the first fully custom-design Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, the Republic of Gamers STRIX RX 5700 XT OC. The company leads a string of custom-design Radeon RX 5700 series “Navi” graphics card launches from AMD’s add-in board partners a little over a month after AMD debuted this 7 nm GPU on 7/7 (7th July). The RX 5700 XT and its sibling, the RX 5700, have until today only been available in AMD’s reference-design boards.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT is AMD’s first true performance-segment graphics card in over two years since the RX Vega series. It’s based on the brand new “Navi” architecture that leverages the 7 nm silicon fabrication process and brand new number-crunching machinery AMD calls RDNA compute units. These constitute the biggest update to AMD’s GPU design since the very first Graphics CoreNext (GCN) architecture circa 2013. Together with clock speeds, RDNA is designed to bring about massive IPC improvements over GCN. The silicon also has a number of architectural changes. An interesting series of price adjustments and product launches ensures that even at its starting price of $399, it offers a bit more price-performance than NVIDIA.

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sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-pulseBy Parm Mann @ HEXUS

AMD has returned from the premium graphics wilderness with the launch of its Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards. Powered by the 7nm Navi architecture, the first two boards – RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 – have made things interesting in the mid-to-high-end space, and a solid showing from reference boards has left us eager to see how custom partner cards will fare.

That wait ends today with the arrival of Sapphire Pulse variants priced at £425 and £365, respectively. We’re beginning with the dearer RX 5700 XT Pulse, with the RX 5700 Pulse to follow, so let’s get stuck in.

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