Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2019 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: and, nvidia, leak, linux, 1660 ti, radeon vii
Once again we have an interesting leak from TUM_APISAK, this time about an upcoming NVIDIA product. The performance of the GTX 1660 Ti may or may not match the benchmark below but if it does we may finally be seeing a new mid-range Turing GPU from NVIDIA. The GTX naming scheme is worth noting, as it implies this will not feature the Ray Tracing or other enhancements brought by the RTX family and the strange new numbering system implies we might see more. That lack may help drive the price down, which would give people a chance to pick up something noticeably faster than a GTX 1060.
If you are more interested in verifiable news, The Inquirer also offers that this morning with confirmation of Linux support for AMD's new GPUs right from the very start. This has been something which we haven't really seen from AMD in the past, with enthusiasts working in the dark to tweak existing open source drivers to power AMD cards. Over the past few years AMD has been more forthcoming with information that helped in the development of drivers and has been more successful at releasing their own. This is great news that the new Radeon VII family will be conversant in Linux as of day one; we will keep an eye out for comparative performance once the cards launch.
"The leaked benchmarks come courtesy serial leaker APISAK, which posted a screenshot of the Ashes of Singularity benchmark showing a GPU called the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft wants your ideas for better gaming in Windows 10 @ The Inquirer
- New Phobos Ransomware Exploits Weak Security To Hit Targets Around the World @ Slashdot
- 5G moving out of lab for official kickoff in 2019, says MediaTek chair @ DigiTimes
- New Part Day: Small, Cheap, and Good LIDAR Modules @ Hackaday
Subject: Processors | October 26, 2018 - 05:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Intel, and, ryzen, Threadripper, HEDT, coffee lake
The Tech Report took a look at the current market and are now offering their opinion on which ones you should consider. The question is more complicated than simply buying the most expensive AMD or Intel processor you can afford; not many of your games are CPU limited and even those that are will see more benefit if you switch the API being used. Read on for a variety of suggestions at various price points as well as why picking up a top end processor might actually give you less performance.
"Choosing a CPU for a gaming PC can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. We walk you through the types of gaming experiences where CPUs matter and where they don't, and we pick chips for every budget that make the most of today's powerful graphics cards."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Intel Core i7-9700K @ TechPowerUp
- The Performance & Power Efficiency Of The Core i7 990X vs. Core i9 9900K @ Phoronix
- Checking in on Intel's Core i7-5775C for gaming in 2018 @ The Tech Report
- Ryzen 5 2600X @ OCC
- AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – Does AMD Have an Underrated Gaming Beast? @ Bjorn3d