Team red has confirmed the AMD Navi release date for July 7, with the Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards being set up to take on the Nvidia RTX 2070. The new RX 5000-series GPUs’ RDNA tech represents the next generation of graphics design from the red team and a long-awaited departure from the age-old GCN architecture. And it’s obvioously impressed Samsung enough that the Korean semiconductor giant has entered into a licensing deal with AMD to use its RDNA IP in future smartphones. AMD officially unveiled AMD Navi over at Computex, confirming the new RX 5000-series nomenclature (in honour of the company’s 50 years on this earth), and a few key details regarding performance and specs. We know of both inaugural SKUs now, the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, both unveiled at the Next Horizon Gaming event at E3. Prior to this Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s popular CEO, announced the Q3 2019 Navi release date on a recent company earnings call, therefore narrowing it down … [Read more...] about AMD Navi RX 5700-series release date, GPU specs, and performance
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The July release date for AMD’s next-gen Navi graphics cards were true after all, or just lucky guesses. Either way the new Radeon RX 5000-series cards’ RDNA tech represents the next generation of graphics design from the red team and a long-awaited departure from the age-old GCN architecture. And it’s impressed Samsung enough that the Korean semiconductor giant has entered into a licensing deal with AMD to use its RDNA IP in future smartphones. AMD officially unveiled AMD Navi over at Computex, confirming the new RX 5000-series nomenclature (in honour of the company’s 50 years on this earth), and a few key details regarding performance and specs. We only know of one SKU so far, the RX 5700, but AMD is promising to tell all over at E3 on June 10 at 3pm PT during its ‘Next Horizon gaming’ event. Prior to this Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s popular CEO, announced the Q3 2019 Navi release date on a recent company earnings call, therefore … [Read more...] about AMD Navi release date, GPU specs, and performance
After releasing a series of RTX graphics cards, it looked like the classic GTX line might have run its course. Then Nvidia announced the GTX 1660 Ti, a GPU that combines the architectural advancements of the RTX Turing line without the dedicated cores for machine learning and ray tracing; the 16-series moniker indicates a card somewhere between the 10-series GTX cards and 20-series RTX cards. At £259/$279, the GTX 1660 Ti offers a healthy performance bump over the GTX 1060 that should make it a stand-out performer for 1080p gaming, but the last-generation GTX 1070 already fulfils a similar niche. This established card is available in wider numbers for a similar price, so which is the better mid-range option: the GTX 1660 Ti or the GTX 1070? On the face of it, the GTX 1660 Ti seems to have the edge. The new GPU has a higher boost clock, faster GDDR6 memory, greater memory bandwidth and revised shader models. It's also more efficient, with many models packing significant horsepower … [Read more...] about GTX 1660 Ti vs Vega 56: game benchmarks at 1080p, 1440p and 4K
You might be aware that GPU prices have skyrocketed in recent months. This is due in large part to the rise of cryptocurrencies, to which there are many. Bitcoin is the first and most popular one, but what is Bitcoin? We're here to demystify the topic for you. While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are incredibly deep and complex topics, in this beginner's guide, we'll not only explain what Bitcoin is, but we'll also dive into how it's created, discuss its use-cases, clear up misconceptions, and much more. Here's everything you should know about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency. You can send and receive it to an individual via a peer-to-peer payment system anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. You can also purchase goods with it among several online sites and physical stores. Its decentralized design means that it isn't controlled by any one individual, central bank, company, or country. In short, … [Read more...] about What Is Bitcoin And Why Are The Price Of GPUs So High?
1080p isn't enough for you. 60 fps? Eh, that's a baseline. High settings? Hell no. Ultra all the way. If those are your demands for PC gaming, you need a high-end gaming PC: a system built for 1440p at ultra settings. A system that can hit 144 fps in competitive games. A system that doesn't break the bank, but still completely dwarfs the performance of the PS4 or the Xbox One. PC build guidesThe best cheap gaming PC (<$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.The best budget gaming PC (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.The best gaming PC (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.The best high-end gaming PC (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.The best extreme gaming PC (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the lotto and are going all-in on gaming.PC Gamer’s high-end PC build guide is aimed at a price tier of around $2,000 / £2,000, but we're not afraid to go a bit higher if we feel it's justified. … [Read more...] about Build guide: The best high-end gaming PC