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  1. Fiery

    Vega 8 Mobile GPU Seemingly Ditches HBM2 Memory, Makes Use of System DDR4 Pool

    The device ID (15DD) indicates that this GPU is part of a Raven Ridge APU package. Hence it's absolutely normal that it has no dedicated VRAM.
  2. Fiery

    AMD Updates its Statement on Radeon RX 480 Power Draw Controversy

    I've never had a PC full of dust, and the dust causing a PCIe slot to get burnt and become inoperational. Dust is not good, I grant you that, but it rarely cause any hardware failures. Except when the dust fills up a heatsink and that causes overheating.
  3. Fiery

    AMD Updates its Statement on Radeon RX 480 Power Draw Controversy

    https://community.amd.com/thread/202410
  4. Fiery

    FinalWire Announces AIDA64 v5.70 with Ray-tracing Benchmarks and Vulkan Support

    The 1.2 million download count for the past 12 months is for the four _free_ AIDA64 mobile apps, not for the AIDA64 for Windows PCs software ;)
  5. Fiery

    FinalWire Announces AIDA64 v5.60

    There's a self-installer EXE package, and also a portable ZIP package. You can pick your favorite :) http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2596/aida64-extreme-v5-60-exe-package/ http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2597/aida64-extreme-v5-60-zip-package/
  6. Fiery

    FinalWire Announces AIDA64 v5.60

    Yes, we've updated the user interface cca. 3 months ago to better suit the new design paradigm of Windows 10.
  7. Fiery

    FinalWire Announces AIDA64 v5.60

    Before the upgrade, you may want to backup your existing settings by backing up the AIDA64.INI file that you can find in the AIDA64 installation folder.
  8. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    Geez, I never even mentioned our company. I was talking about software and game developers in general.
  9. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    Thank you for your insults, that paints a great picture on your view about developers.
  10. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    Let me ask back: if I want to develop a Vulkan application, can I develop it using a reliable Catalyst (of ForceWare for that matter) driver today? I'd say no. It's Catalyst and ForceWare and Intel video drivers that should come first. They should make Vulkan applications/games work, or else...
  11. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    The race in my book is about the fact that Vulkan is basically Mantle. So if any company should be able to roll out a proper Vulkan support in its video drivers, it's the company behind Mantle. If nVIDIA beats AMD on this, it would be indicative of major issues inside AMD. Wild guess: maybe they...
  12. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    Alright, then let's talk about a public beta of Catalyst with Vulkan support.
  13. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    I missed reading? :) I'm sorry, but I'm not debating the existence of Vulkan-ready AMD hardware here. I'm only questioning the existence of a WHQL Catalyst release that implements Vulkan support, that's all. But, if you say the latest WHQL Catalyst (was it 15.7.1?) includes Vulkan support, then...
  14. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    Thank you, but I didn't mean promises and slideware, but an actually working hardware _plus_ a WHQL Catalyst driver. It's obvious that both Fury and the preceding few GCN generation of cards (or even more likely, all GCN based Radeons) on the hardware level do support Vulkan, just as they...
  15. Fiery

    NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support

    So, Vulkan is basically Mantle with the API call names updated. And now nVIDIA will be the first company to implement Vulkan? Beating AMD? Or maybe I missed the first Catalyst with Vulkan support? *confused*
  16. Fiery

    AMD "Zen" CPU Prototypes Tested, "Meet all Expectations"

    Yes, correct. AM4 is set to be rolled out in cca. 6 months from now, with the Bristol Ridge APU that still uses Excavator cores. Bristol Ridge is basically a desktop Carrizo on steroids. How much steroids? Hard to tell at this point, but I wouldn't expect much of a performance gain over the...
  17. Fiery

    AIDA64 Turns 20, Recounts Journey from DOS to iOS

    Yes, but those are usually server systems with piles of CPU cores :)
  18. Fiery

    ASRock Unveils World's First Mini-ITX Socket LGA2011v3 Motherboard

    Yeah, I know, but the more sort of mainstream motherboards out there with such sockets, the more memory modules manufacuterers would stamp out. But I guess maybe the modules would have to come first, and only after then ASRock and other motherboard vendors would roll out DDR4 SO-DIMM based products.
  19. Fiery

    ASRock Unveils World's First Mini-ITX Socket LGA2011v3 Motherboard

    I like this, but IMHO it would be much better to use four DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets to enable quad-channel mode, or at least offer it as an alternative product to this one.
  20. Fiery

    AMD Introduces the FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

    I do have an ES (pre-production) R9 290X card that is capable of running at 1/2 DP. It is effectively a FirePro W9100, but has a 290X BIOS on it. You can believe me, Hawaii chips (GPUs) can indeed run at 1/2 DP rate, it's just a matter of fuses to enable or disable that feature.
  21. Fiery

    AMD Introduces the FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

    Please note that Hawaii has a configurable DP rate. On the hardware level Hawaii (290, 290X) is capable of running at 1/2 DP rate.
  22. Fiery

    AMD Introduces the FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

    Is it based on Tonga? If yes, then it's a bit odd that the new Tonga generation debuts as a professional product. It would definitely signal a chance in AMD's product strategy.
  23. Fiery

    Intel Core i7-4790 Incrementally Faster than i7-4770K: Review

    Most likely that's exactly what's happened. AIDA64 v2.xx used to have only single-threaded memory bandwidth benchmarks. Since v3.00, AIDA64 uses all available CPU threads which boosts memory scores considerably.
  24. Fiery

    Intel Core "Skylake" CPUs Accompanied by 100-series Chipset

    I don't think the SKU differentiation is listed accurately. U would be the one succeeding the current Haswell-ULT (e.g. Core i7-4500U), BGA package, for ultrabooks and compact PCs (like Intel NUC). Y would be the successor to the current Haswell-ULX (e.g. Core i7-4610Y), a lower-TDP variant of...