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AMD Announces Dual Polaris Radeon Pro Duo Video Card

Today, 02:28 PM

AMD has announced the Radeon Pro Duo video card, packing two Polaris 10 cores onto a single card. The card is aimed at professionals that could use the card for tasks "such as broadcast, entertainment, media, design and manufacturing workloads." Each core has 2304 stream processors and 36 compute units with a clock speed of 1243MHz, offering compute power up to 11.5 TFLOPS. The card has enough processing power to handle four 4K monitors at 60Hz or a single 8K monitor at 60Hz. Also included is 32GB of GDDR5 memory with total bandwidth of 448GB/s. The latest Pro Duo falls short of the performance of last years model with dual Fiji XT cores with 4096 stream processors, 64 compute units, up to 16.38 TFLOPS of computer power, 8GB HBM2, and 1 TB/s memory bandwidth. The new Pro Duo has an MSRP of $999 while the previous iteration has an MSRP of $1500. General manager of the professional graphics division at AMD Ogi Brkic described the new card stating, "Today’s professional workflows continue to increase in complexity, often demanding that creators switch between a wide variety of applications to progress their work, pausing efforts in one application while computing resources are focused on another. We designed the Radeon Pro Duo to eliminate those constraints, empowering professionals to multi-task without compromise, dedicating GPU resources where and how they need them. It’s a continuation of our promise for Radeon Pro: to provide greater choice in how professionals practice their craft, enabling superior multi-tasking, accelerated applications, and powerful solutions for advanced workloads like VR."

Source: WCCF Tech

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Native Ad-Blocking Coming to Chrome

20 April 2017 - 02:36 PM

It may seem counter-intuitive for a company that makes a large portion of its revenue from ads to develop ad-blocking software, but that is just what Google appears to be doing. Users would be able to enable ad-blocking within Chrome on the desktop and mobile versions of the browser, but further information on exactly how the feature would work are not known at this time. It is believed that Google would focus on blocking ads deemed unacceptable by the Coalition for Better Ads which include "pop-ups, auto-playing video ads with sound and 'prestitial' ads with countdown timers are deemed to be 'beneath a threshold of consumer acceptability.'" Doing this could provide Google with more control over what ads are blocked rather than relying on third-party applications such as Adblock Plus.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Phanteks Announces Enthoo Evolv MATX Tempered Glass Edition

19 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

Phanteks has announced the Enthoo Evolv MATX Tempered Glass Edition, the successor to its original Enthoo Evolv. The new version of the case boasts "luxurious hinged glass doors, RGB illumination, and easy access to front I/O." The hinged doors are built with tempered glass and are kept in place with magnets. Enhancements to the interior of the case offer support for long GPUs and two mounting locations for radiators, up to 360mm in front or 280mm on top. The RGB illumination can by synced with other Phanteks RGB products and cable management considerations include velcro cable ties. The case is available in Satin Black, Anthracite Grey, and Galaxy Silver at an MSRP of $129.99.

Source: Press Release

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Win a Custom Mass Effect: Andromeda PC from NVIDIA

18 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

NVIDIA has announced the Shot With GeForce GTX contest, giving users the chance to win a custom Mass Effect: Andromeda PC. Entries can be made by taking a screenshot using NVIDIA Ansel and sharing it on Facebook or Twitter and tagging @NVIDIAGeForce with hashtags #SHOTWITHGEFORCEGTX and #MASSEFFECT. The grand prize features an Intel i7-7700, ASUS Strix Z270G, and GeForce GTX 1080. Full contest rules can be found here.

Source: NVIDIA

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Intel Cancels Intel Developer Forum Going Forward

17 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

Intel has announced that it is canceling the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) after nearly 20 years, including IDF17 which was previously announced and expected to take place in San Francisco in mid August. Intel issued an announcement on the IDF website, stating "Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number of resources available on intel.com, including a Resource and Design Center with documentation, software, and tools for designers, engineers, and developers. As always, our customers, partners, and developers should reach out to their Intel representative with questions." The company further elaborated when contacted by Anandtech, stating "With the rise of AI, FPGAs, Optane, IoT, wireless comms, automotive, and the other new areas that Intel is moving into, Intel felt that IDF no longer fills the need when it comes to giving out information."

Source: Anandtech

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