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Vega 56 should have led to lower prices.
Instead, the 1070 Ti maintains the status quo.
2,432 CUDA cores, 8GB GDDR5, 256GB/s of memory bandwidth, and yes you can overclock it.
Some games hit 4K with extra GPU overhead, others struggle with higher resolution.
Get ready for semi-regular hardware upgrades in a more solid ecosystem.
Release date and pricing yet to be announced—but expect it to be expensive.
It will take longer than that to make it to your PC, though.
reader comments 9 Share this story A class action lawsuit brought against Nvidia over a slow RAM partition has resulted in a proposed settlement (PDF) that could pay $30 to anyone who bought the company’s GTX 970 graphics card before its troubles came to light. In early 2015, a group of customers found that the GTX 970—which was advertised to have 4GB of high-speed GDDR5 RAM—experienced performance issues when pushed to the limits of that memory allotment.
It then came to light that the graphics card only had 3.5 GB of the high-speed RAM, with the remaining 0.5 GB running roughly 80 percent slower, as Ars Technica reported last year. Nvidia claimed at the time that there was an error in communication between the company’s engineers and its technical marketing team, but that it had not been intentionally misleading.

A year later, that position hasn’t changed: according to the motion for preliminary approval of the settlement filed in Northern California District Court last week, Nvidia “[continues] to vigorously deny all of the claims and contentions alleged in this Action.” The company, however, “considered the risks and potential costs of continued litigation of this action,” and decided to work toward a settlement, the motion adds.After a year’s worth of negotiations, lawyers representing customers and Nvidia came to an agreement.

Besides offering $30 for each unit purchased by a customer, Nvidia will also pay $1.3 million in legal fees and plaintiff’s attorneys fees. The motion explains that the $30 per unit should compensate customers for the missing data speed they thought they were getting.

The GTX 970 cost approximately $350 on average between the day it went on shelves in stores and the day the lawsuit against Nvidia was filed. “A cash payment of $30 for each Unit would constitute approximately 8.6 percent of the purchase price,” the motion reasoned. “One of the primary misrepresentations at issue is that the GTX 970 does not operate with a full 4 gigabytes of RAM, but rather with a 3.5 GB pool of RAM and a decoupled and less performant 0.5 GB spillover segment that operates at one-seventh the speed of the main pool,” the motion continued. “Accordingly, Settlement Class Members allege they were shortchanged on 0.5 GB of their 4 GB of RAM, or about 12.5 percent.” Lawyers offered that if affected customers took a class action lawsuit to court, the best case scenario would be that they could expect to receive 12.5 percent of $350, or $43.75 each. “In this way, a recovery of $30 would represent approximately 70 percent of the anticipated value of these claims,” the lawyers wrote. Of course, the settlement is still awaiting preliminary approval, so details could change before a judge grants final approval for the plan.
New Enterprise Graphics Virtualization Card with AMD FirePro S7100X Multiuser GPU Technology Provides Highest Virtual Workstation Density that Leverages Dell M-series Blade ServersNew York, NY, June 14, 2016 – Amulet Hotkey Ltd., a leader in system integration for remote physical and virtual workstation solutions, announced the world’s first hardware-virtualized GPU solution on Dell M-series blade servers.

Amulet Hotkey’s innovative system integration and design combines the power of AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) and the scalability of Dell 13G PowerEdge M630 blade servers to bring the highest density, security, manageability and remote access of high-end graphics to enterprise virtual workstation and virtual desktop environments. DXG-S7100X Highest Density for Virtual Workstation The DXG-S7100X is the result of a joint development between Amulet Hotkey, AMD and Dell Global OEM Solutions to integrate the AMD FirePro™ S7100X GPU with the Dell PowerEdge 13G M630 blade server.

The DXG-S7100X provides the highest density virtual workstation solution due to optimal matching of physical CPU cores on the blade server with and the Multiuser capability of the AMD S7100X MxGPU.
In addition, the DXG-S7100X improves workstation experience providing consistency, scalability, manageability and enhanced security.
It allows enterprise IT to allocate predictable graphics and GPU compute resources to a diverse range of end-users across multiple devices and locations. “We developed the DXG-S7100X virtual graphics card to meet the demanding requirements of graphic workstation users while meeting the scalability needs of enterprise IT,” said Tony Hilliard, Global Sales Director, Amulet Hotkey Ltd. “Now with the integration of AMD Multiuser GPU technology and Dell M-Series blade servers, customers can virtualize workstation users and applications that previously required dedicated solutions.” Based on AMD FirePro S7100X, the DXG-S7100X provides key benefits including: Consistent and deterministic workstation experience – The DXG-S7100X brings a consistent and superb graphics experience to VMware Horizon virtual workstations on a Dell 13G PowerEdge M630 blade server. Highest virtual workstation density – The DXG-S7100X has more than 3 times the density of similar rack servers by optimally matching the blade server CPU core density with the AMD S7100X MxGPU Multiuser capability. Scalability – A single DXG-S7100X supports a range of user densities up to 16 users depending on the GPU performance required and the software implementation. Versatility – The DXG-S7100X supports multiple technologies to bring a range of graphics virtualization and GPU compute acceleration to virtual workstation and virtual desktop environments. Cost-effective – Multiple virtual workstations can share a physical GPU on a single DXG-S7100X card with no per-user GPU licensing fees, combined with the high-density of Dell 13G PowerEdge M630 blade servers. Multiple user types – The DXG-S7100X for a diverse range of graphics and GPU accelerated computing needs including knowledge workers, power users and designers/engineers. “AMD’s delivery of the industry’s first and only hardware virtualization GPU product line demonstrates our commitment to provide customers exceptional graphics and fundamental API software support in leading edge solutions and form factors,” said Ogi Brkic, director, product management, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “The addition of the AMD FirePro S7100X for blade servers is another example of innovative AMD FirePro S-series GPUs that deliver deterministic, secure, high-performance and enriched graphics experience to more enterprise workstation and desktop users.” “Partners such as Amulet Hotkey continue to leverage Dell OEM solutions to drive data center efficiency and deliver maximum return on investment to their customers,” said Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager OEM solutions, Dell. “The integration of AMD FirePro virtualized server GPUs and Dell 13G PowerEdge M630 blade servers demonstrates Dell’s commitment to providing future-ready OEM solutions that leverage innovative technology and empower customers to do more.” Availability and Additional Information: The DXG-S7100X is available now integrated into Dell PowerEdge M630 blade servers. Full flexibility to assign any configuration from a single user or up to 16 users Support for four displays per virtual workstation up to 4K display resolution API Support: DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 2.0 OS: 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) Memory: 8GB ECC GDDR5 with 256-bit memory bandwidth Multiuser security with hardware enforced memory isolation. Support for VMware vSphere and Horizon Support for Horizon clients including Amulet Hotkey PCoIP zero clients and clients using PCoIP or Blast Extreme remote display protocol. For more information visit http://www.amulethotkey.com/products/blade-gpu/dxg-s7100x/ or contact Amulet Hotkey http://www.amulethotkey.com/contact-us/. Become a fan of Amulet Hotkey on FacebookConnect with Amulet Hotkey on LinkedInFollow Amulet Hotkey on Twitter About Amulet HotkeyAmulet Hotkey is a proven innovator in design, manufacturing and system integration of high availability solutions for remote physical or virtual workstation, as well as virtual and cloud desktop that are optimized for both mission and business critical applications to deliver robust, secure and uncompromised performance backed up by world-class support.

Amulet Hotkey partners with leading manufacturers of data center, cloud and virtualization technologies that enable them to bring to market unique solutions tailored to enterprise IT needs for a truly flexible and scalable computing architecture.

Amulet Hotkey customers include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises as well as local and federal governments.

The Amulet Hotkey solutions are deployed in command and control, emergency call centers, investment banks, oil & gas, CAD designers, digital content creation, and post production studios around the world. Amulet Hotkey was founded in 1990, and is headquartered in the UK where design and manufacturing facilities are based with sales, support and technology centers in London and New York.

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