Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2017 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: rumour, amd, VGA, DRM
DRM finally did something good for us; revealing detailed information on AMD's new GPU. In this case the DRM is a portion of the Linux kernel which interfaces with the GPU and some inquisitive minds dug through the code to find details on Vega, which will be supported by this new version of DRM.
This is still in the realms of rumour, but the source is very good as AMD would not likely enter the wrong specifications into this update. According to the specs which wccftech compiled from the code, Vega features 64 compute units, each containing 64 GCN stream processors, the 4096 SPs will be split into four Shader Engines. A little math, based on the stated performance figures of 12.5 TFLOLPS for FP32 and 25 TFLOPS for FP16 operations, the GPU should clock above 1.5GHz. There were no details on the memory frequency though as it uses HBM2 we know it will have a 2048-bit interface which could lead to some interesting performance numbers.
"Thanks to the latest Linux graphics driver update submitted by AMD we now have detailed specifications of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega GPU. The DRM, Direct Rendering Manager, update to Linux was issued yesterday and it’s the first update to date that adds comprehensive Vega feature support to Linux. No doubt in preparation for Vega’s launch which is expected to take place at the end of the month."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft @ DigiTimes
- Google To Auto-Migrate Some Users To 64-bit Chrome @ Slashdot
- Windows 7 drops slightly as Windows 10 gains, but it's all a bit squibby @ The Inquirer
- Forgetful ZX Spectrum reboot firm loses control of its web domains @ The Register
- Secret FabricXpress sauce gives X-IO the edge for the edge @ The Register
- Red alert! Intel patches remote execution hole that's been hidden in biz, server chips since 2008 @ The Register
- Netgear confirms: Intel's wobbly Puma 6 in fast broadband modems is super-easy to choke out @ The Register
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We’re always on the hunt for good docking stations, and sometimes it can be difficult to locate one when you aren’t afforded the luxury of a dedicated docking port. Fortunately, with the advent of USB 3.0 and the greatly improved bandwidth that comes along with it, the options have become considerably more robust.
Today, we’ll take a look at StarTech’s USB3SDOCKHDV, more specifically labeled the Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station - Dual Video HDMI DVI VGA with Audio and Ethernet (whew). This docking station carries an MSRP of $155 (currently selling for $123 on Amazon.com) and is well above other StarTech options (such as the $100 USBVGADOCK2, which offers just one video output—VGA—10/100 Ethernet, and four USB 2.0 ports). In terms of street price, it is currently available at resellers such as Amazon for around $125.
The big selling points of the USB3SDOCKHDV are its addition of three USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet—but most enticingly, its purported ability to provide three total screens simultaneously (including the connected laptop’s LCD) by way of dual HD video output. This video output can be achieved by way of either HDMI + DVI-D or HDMI + VGA combinations (but not by VGA + DVI-D). We’ll be interested to see how well this functionality works, as well as what sort of toll it takes on the CPU of the connected machine.
Continue reading our review of the StarTech USB3SDOCKHDV USB 3.0 Docking Station!!!