Pascal

MinisForum has been making some interesting moves in the last few months with their computing platforms, ranging from the DMAF5 based on the Ryzen 3000H-series SoCs to the Ice Lake-based DeskMini X35G. In early August, they reached out to us to pitch their first mini-PC sporting a discrete GPU - the EliteMini H31G. Intrigued by their claims of being able to cram a 65W CPU and a 75W GPU in a chassis measuring approximately 15cm x 15cm x 6cm, we accepted their offer of a review unit to put through our standard mini-PC benchmarking process. The sample arrived last week, but we have a few thoughts to share. The EliteMini H31G is a compact mini-PC smaller than other dGPU-equipped mini-PCs we have reviewed before like...

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX 1060 3GB: GTX 1060, Yet Not

In a low-key press blast sent today, NVIDIA has announced that they are expanding the GeForce 10-Series of cards with another entry. Augmenting the current series of cards is...

124 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-Series for Notebooks Unveiled, Launching Today

Although no two GPU launches are ever exactly alike, I think this year’s launch of the FinFET generation GPUs really drives that point home. Over the last 3 months...

46 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 8/16/2016

The GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition & ASUS Strix GTX 1060 Review

For the mainstream video card market, a traditional NVIDIA top-to-bottom launch is both exciting and trying. Exciting because you get a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipe...

185 by Ryan Smith on 8/5/2016

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Pascal Family: Quadro P6000 & P5000

If there was one word to describe the launch of NVIDIA’s Pascal generation products, it’s “expedient.” On the consumer side of the business the company has launched 3 different...

40 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2016

Updated: NVIDIA Announces “NVIDIA Titan X” Video Card: $1200, Available August 2nd

In 2014/2015, it took NVIDIA 6 months from the launch of the Maxwell 2 architecture to get GTX Titan X out the door. All things considered, that was a...

228 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2016

Cards Galore: A Quick Look At the Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Launch Lineup

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is here to contend for mainstream space. Alongside the NVIDIA-only Founders Edition card, we will see a large number of cards released from other...

54 by Daniel Williams on 7/21/2016

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 Founders Editions Review: Kicking Off the FinFET Generation

It has taken about 2 years longer than we’d normally see, but the next full generation of GPUs are finally upon us. Powered by FinFET based nodes at TSMC...

201 by Ryan Smith on 7/20/2016

ASUS, Inno3D, & Gigabyte Tease Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Cards

Yesterday we saw the announcement of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060. Though NVIDIA is producing a reference Founders Edition card, as this is a more mainstream product, NVIDIA is leaving...

55 by Daniel Williams on 7/8/2016

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1060: Starting at $249, Available July 19th

Excitingly, GPU Season 2016 is now in full swing. In the last two months we have seen NVIDIA launch a pair of high-end cards – the Pascal-based GeForce GTX...

228 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

GIGABYTE Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC

As the various board partners finally begin unveiling their custom GTX 1000 series designs, GIGABYTE has arrived with their latest entry in the Mini ITX game. GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX...

21 by Daniel Williams on 7/5/2016

NVIDIA Announces PCI Express Tesla P100: Shipping In Q4’16

Kicking off this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the annual International Supercomputing Conference, better known as ISC. One of the two major supercomputing conferences for the year, ISC is...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2016

Zotac and EVGA Reveal Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Designs

A few weeks back we saw the announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080. NVIDIA put the founders cards on sale first, with third-party cards set to be released later...

39 by Daniel Williams on 5/27/2016

NVIDIA Posts Full GeForce GTX 1070 Specifications: 1920 CUDA Cores Boosting to 1.68GHz

Back when NVIDIA first announced the GeForce GTX 1080 earlier this month, they also briefly announced that the GTX 1070 would be following it. The GTX 1070 would follow...

137 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2016

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Preview: A Look at What's to Come

Earlier this month NVIDIA announced their latest generation flagship GeForce card, the GeForce GTX 1080. Based on their new Pascal architecture and built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process, the...

263 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2016

Micron Confirms Mass Production of GDDR5X Memory

Micron Technology this week confirmed that it had begun mass production of GDDR5X memory. As revealed last week, the first graphics card to use the new type of graphics...

59 by Anton Shilov on 5/12/2016

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 1000 Series: GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Arrive In May & June

After many months of speculation – and more than a little anticipation – at an event in Austin, Texas this evening, NVIDIA announced the next generation of GeForce video...

234 by Ryan Smith on 5/7/2016

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron Develop New OpenPOWER HPC Server with POWER8 CPUs

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron have introduced their second-generation server for high-performance computing (HPC) applications at the OpenPOWER Summit. The new machine is designed for IBM’s latest POWER8 microprocessors, NVIDIA’s...

50 by Anton Shilov on 4/6/2016

NVIDIA Unveils the DGX-1 HPC Server: 8 Teslas, 3U, Q2 2016

For a few years now, NVIDIA has been flirting with the server business as a means of driving the growth of datacenter sales of their products. A combination of...

31 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/6/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P100 Accelerator - Pascal GP100 Power for HPC

Today at their 2016 GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced the first of their Pascal architecture powered Tesla cards, the Tesla P100. The P100 is the first major update to...

93 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

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