Yeston Radeon RX 580 GameAce with three fans

Something is blowing here. Yeston, one of China’s most popular graphic card manufacturers, has announced the launch of a fairly interesting Radeon RX 580 GameAce. This model will not be officially sold outside of China, but it is worth noticing it.

The new Yeston card, based on the AMD Polaris 20 processor, is one of the very few designs with up to three fans. Interestingly, although Yeston has decided to use a slightly modified laminate design that is fairly short, he added a third fan, for which the length of the card is significantly increased.

In the cooling system we have three fans, of which the middle is 100 millimeters and the two side 90 millimeters. All three work is controlled by temperature readout and remains inactive when the GPU is idle. The graphics processor runs at 1340 MHz, so it is not factory overclocked.…

AMD Radeon Pro Duo in a new version with two Polaris chips

Dual Radeon Pro WX 7100. AMD today announced a new version of its Radeon Pro Duo graphics card for professional use, including VR. This device is a great choice for people designing digital content or working with multimedia. Thanks to the large amount of memory, the hardware should also be tested on more advanced 3D models.

The first generation of Radeon Pro Duo was launched in late April 2016. At that time, the structure was powered by two Fiji chips, and each had 4 GB of HBM. The product is equipped with a liquid cooling system. The new model is in many ways different from its older brother. Still, he still uses two graphics chips.

The new Radeon Pro Duo uses two full Polaris 10 chips offering 2304 stream processors (4608 SP in total). The manufacturer states that the maximum clock frequency is 1243 MHz in this case and the peak performance is 11.45 TFLOPS (the previous Pro Duo offered 16.4 TFLOPS). Each chip has 16 GB of GDDR5 7 Gb / s, giving a bandwidth of 448 GB / s. The TDP unit has according to AMD to be up to 250 W.

The device provides three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0b connector. The card allows you to work on four 4K 60Hz screens, it also supports 5K monitors at 60 Hz (one cable), 8K at 30 Hz (one cable) and 8K at 60 Hz (two cables). The manufacturer used a cooling system with a standard radial fan. The design requires the operation of two power plugs: 6-pin and 8-pin. The device is obviously compatible with FreeSync, CrossFire Pro and LiquidVR. The new Radeon Pro Duo will go on sale in May this year. The price of the graphics card will be $ 999, so the hardware will be $ 500 cheaper than the older edition.…

Tomb Raider in a web browser

Year 1996 called and asked if you got it in bookmarks. Tomb Raider debuted in 1996 and quickly won huge crowds. The game began with the adventures of Lara Croft, a brave archaeologist who always has something to find or discover. The game was also one of the first big titles where a full-scale 3dfx Glide programming interface was used, providing graphics quality and animation smoothness that no 3D accelerator could provide, in addition to 3dfx Voodoo.

The 3dfx story – a company that voodoo has revolutionized PC gaming and … has fallen

After a few months of work, “XProger” managed to modify the original Tomb Raider so that the game could work in a web browser. The idea was inspired by the OpenTomb project, which involves the development of an open-source game engine.

The website where the browser version of Tomb Raider is located does not contain all of the content, but only the level of Vilcabamba City, but it allows you to upload a file with a different level of play in PHD or PSX format. So if someone has such a file, then it should work properly, although it may not be possible that the project needs some fixes. It is worth noting that apart from the possibility of playing from a third and first person perspective, this version has an unlocked animation smoothness, so FPS can be as much as our computer can generate at the resolution of our monitor, Which did not even dream of the creators of the game. The original game today had a hated 30 frames per second. Then no one care about her, because as today drop to this level is often a tragedy for the player, but in 1996 it was the boundary of the world of dreams.…

KFA2 GTX 1070 Katana - shade

Rude GTX 1070 also for Europe. The KFA2, which is a European brand owned by Galax, has added a new graphics card – the GeForce GTX 1070 Katana. To avoid unnecessary emotion, we immediately explain that this is exactly the same product as the Galax brand but intended for European markets.

The GeForce GTX 1070 Katana uses a single-slot, dual-chamber cooler and densely packed copper heatsink. It is worth emphasizing, however, that the manufacturer himself does not recommend touching the metal housing of the cooling system, as it can reach relatively high temperatures at very high loads.

Under the cooling system we have a non -ferential laminate designed by the Galax team. On it we have a graphics processor running at 1519 MHz, which, thanks to the GPU Boost can increase to 1708 MHz. It is hard not to notice that Galax not only slimmed down its GTX 1070, it has also jumped – reference clocks are respectively 1506 and 1683 MHz. The card also has an 8 GB GDDR5 RAM and an effective 8 GHz clock. GPU RAM connects a 256 bit wide interface. The extra power supply card draws from an 8-pin PEG socket.

There are three video outputs – HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.2 and Dual-Link DVI-D. In Europe, the price of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 Katana is 419 euro (19% VAT).…

CPU block in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 broken

Your processor is no longer new. A week ago, Microsoft announced blocking access to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for computers with the latest Intel and AMD CPUs – Kaby Lake or Ryzen. Introduced with the latest updates, the lock has already been broken.

Microsoft’s move has caused Windows Update on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 to not receive important security updates if there is a new, unsupported processor on the computer. A person under the nickname Zeffa has thoroughly reviewed the March update package for these operating systems and has discovered new “IsCPUSupported (void)” and “IsDeviceServiceable (void)” components in the dynamically linked library “wuaueng.dll”.

An open source code patch is available on the network that simply exploits Windows Update to ensure that your computer complies with the latest Microsoft processor guidelines. You can find it at github.com/zeffy/kb4012218-19/releases. It’s worth bearing in mind that its availability is unlikely to please Microsoft, which may choose to include changes that block its operation in future updates.…

NAND 3D memory will dominate the market in the second half of 2017

Manufacturers are slowly departing from the 2D NAND. According to DigiTimes, memory-producing companies will be building more 3D NAND in the coming months. For entities it is important primarily because of the savings resulting from using the new technique. In addition, they are able to produce larger bones, and the need for space for data is constantly increasing.

DigiTimes says that in the fourth quarter of this year, 3D NAND production will be higher than standard 2D NAND designs. Samsung, Micron and Toshiba will offer 64-layer memory, while Hynix will use the recently developed 72-layer chips. All players should increase production, so that the supply of flash memory should improve.

Production problems are not the major concern for Samsung. The company has a very stable position and solid revenue from the memory segment. Koreans are going to gradually increase the supply of 3D NAND systems since May this year. In addition, a new facility in Pyeongtaek will be opened in July, which will provide even better production possibilities for memory bones.

DigiTimes also adds that other manufacturers should not be lagging behind Samsung. Micron will begin mass production of 64-ply NAND 3D chips in the second quarter of this year to meet demand in the second half of this year. Hynix has already announced the opening of a new factory, and for Toshiba, the investment in memory segment development is key to the company’s survival.…

Facebook tests the picture-in-picture function in a mobile application

Facebook wants its users to watch as many movies as possible. The editorial staff of Android Police has just announced that the company has begun testing the picture-in-picture feature in the mobile app. The solution will allow you to simultaneously play videos and browse popular community resources.

The picture-in-picture function is already well known to people who use the YouTube platform. Thanks to the solution, the recording is displayed in a still window, which is still visible on the screen of our device. It does not even mean that at the same time we are browsing the rest of the site. In the meantime, all indications are that an identical solution would be to launch Facebook in its mobile app. No wonder, since it has been available for some time in the browser community.

According to the Android Police, the picture-in-picture feature is currently being tested in the Android software. It is unknown whether and when it will be available on Apple devices, but it seems unlikely that the company will miss such an important platform as iOS. It is also difficult to say when all Facebook users will be able to access the solution. So far, most likely it appeared only in selected people.…

Ubisoft can be taken over this year

Vivendi can do it. Ubisoft can be hostile to Vivendi even before the end of this year. According to Reuters, Vivendi, under the influence of falling stock prices and investors’ irritability, may be taking a much more aggressive approach to acquiring other players this year.

French giant already has a few companies to take over, but according to sources Ubisoft is to be one of the first targets, next to the advertising company Havas, where Vivendi already has a share as high as 60%.

According to Reuters, Vivendi is entering a new phase of takeover of others, and is due to take place before the end of this year. Another source indicates that Vivendi has set a spending limit for such activities, but Ubisoft may not slip this time.

Vivendi bought more shares in Ubisoft in December last year, reaching 25%. According to French law, exceeding the level of 30% gives the opportunity to take over the control package. In April last year, Vivendi claimed that “there are no plans” for Ubisoft to take over. Vivendi is an entity known for pushing the acquired companies to generate as much profit as possible, in the shortest possible time. Ubisoft in recent years has had its flaws with games that were underperforming. Taking over by Vivendi can only enlarge the problem.

One can not ignore the fact that Vivendi has been consistently attacking other businesses created by the Guilemott family for several years. You have de facto lost Gameloft and have been focusing on Ubisoft for a few months now. Determination of Vivendi, however, may prove too strong. Vivendi expands into various economic sectors, buying not only game makers, but also mobile network operators and advertising companies. Vivendi already has legal problems in Italy, where a state regulator accuses the company of not complying with state law to focus its influence on the mobile and television market, referring to the recent acquisition of Telecom Italia and Mediaset.…

Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 - first information

Nvidia prepares a card from a low shelf. Today the news came out that the GeForce GT 1030 would be the weakest product for the Pascal family. According to the preliminary information of the premiere of this model is planned for next month, but most of the data remains a mystery. Unfortunately, exact specifications are not counted at the moment.

Nvidia has already taken a long-term strategy in which weaker graphics cards are introduced to the market with much delay to their more powerful brethren. The GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 had to wait a few months and so far they seemed to be the least powerful models in the Pascal family. However, it may turn out that the market will still have at least one weaker model, namely the GeForce GT 1030.

The information on this product is still rather rudimentary and we only know about it thanks to the AIDA64 update data entry. It is predicted that the model could use either heavily cut GP107 chip or a whole new GP108 chip. The device would offer from 384 to 512 CUDA cores, according to the leaks that Chinese websites have found, the latter is more likely. On board you will find 1 GB or 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

You can expect that the cards will not have an extra power plug, and that the cooling system will be very easy to handle, as in the above GT 730 image. It is possible that part of the construction will be available in passive cooling versions. According to the MyDrivers service, GeForce GT 1030 will be on sale May 17th this year.…

It has been confirmed that the RX 580 and RX 570 bios can be upgraded to the Radeon RX 480 and RX 470 cards.

Free transfer to the “new” series. Several users of IT forums have successfully uploaded the RX 580 and RX 570 bios to the RX 480 and RX 470 boards. Such an option could be expected, because in the end the new Radeons are refreshing Polarises, where no substantial changes were made. Nevertheless, the confirmation that we just received was important.

As the first possibility of replacing the bios in the older cards with the core Ellesmere informed the forum Guru3D user about the nickname BigMaMaInHouse. He successfully uploaded the Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro + 4GB software to the Radeon RX 470 Nitro +. Newer models offer higher clocks, so forumowicz has obtained in this way dozens of additional megahertz.

A few hours later similarly TonybonJoby from the TechPowerUp forum, who has blown his XFX Radeon RX 480 with Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro + card bios. This example is a bit more interesting, because the 1411 MHz Boost (obtained by the Sapphire bios) obtained in this way was not possible to achieve on the standard bios of its construction. The user mentions that the maximum frequency for full stability was 1350 MHz. It looks like the Sapphire model simply has a higher voltage setting for the core and probably a revised power limit.

The card itself was tested in Witcher 3 and FurMark – both tests went through without much problem. At the same time, however, every clock increase in Afterburner caused a driver error. Just flashing ATIFlash, bios from the new Radeon series and typing atiflash -p command 0 Bios.rom -f (where Bios.rom is the name of our target bios). However, it is worth noting that not always the same upload can finish for us and our card happily, so the whole operation you carry out on your own responsibility.…