GPUs

As game releases ramp up and GPU manufacturers build market interest approaching the fall season, bundles seem to be popping up like daisies. The latest to join the fray is NVIDIA’s Paragon Game Ready Pack. Paragon is the latest game out of Epic games. The Free-to-Play MOBA is set to release later this year and runs on Epic’s own Unreal Engine 4. NVIDIA’s newest bundle, starting today, includes a number of perks. These perks include both cosmetic and gameplay related benefits that NVIDIA values at $115. Included with the bundle is 1000 Paragon coins, which is in game currency usable to buy Master challenges, skins, and boosts. Two skins, one Snakebite Murdock Skin and one War Chief Grux Skin, are included. Last on the list...

Hot Chips 2016: Memory Vendors Discuss Ideas for Future Memory Tech - DDR5, Cheap HBM, & More

Continuing our Hot Chips 2016 coverage for the evening, along with the requisite presentations on processors, several of the major players in the memory industry are also at the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2016

Hot Chips 2016: NVIDIA Pascal GP100 Die Shot Released

The first day of conference sessions wrapped up earlier this evening at the annual Hot Chips symposium. One of the computing industry’s lower-key events, the IEEE conference for high...

12 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2016

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

Intel Announces Knights Mill: A Xeon Phi For Deep Learning

In a brief announcement as part of today’s Day 2 ketnote for IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new member of the Xeon Phi family. The new part, currently...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 Hotfix

In very short order AMD has dropped another driver update in response to the latest. The 16.8.2 hotfix gives the driver version a minor bump to 16.30.2511.1001. With only...

2 by Daniel Williams on 8/16/2016

NVIDIA Releases 372.54 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Yesterday NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce GTX 10 Series for notebooks. Following through they have sent out the new 372.54 driver update with support for the new notebooks and in...

4 by Daniel Williams on 8/16/2016

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

NVIDIA Announces Record Revenue For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2017

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their quarterly earnings for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year, which ended July 31. NVIDIA had record revenues for the quarter, coming in...

67 by Brett Howse on 8/11/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.1 Hotfix

Hardly a week and a half has gone by and AMD has released another driver update. Of course with the flood of newly released cards we have seen released...

11 by Daniel Williams on 8/9/2016

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...

184 by Ryan Smith on 8/5/2016

TUL Shuts Down VTX3D Graphics Cards Brand

TUL Corp., the company behind graphics cards sold under PowerColor and VTX3D trademarks, has decided to shut down one of its brands. From a post on the company website...

35 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2016

SK Hynix Adds HBM2 to Catalog: 4 GB Stacks Set to Be Available in Q3

SK Hynix has quietly added its HBM Gen 2 memory stacks to its public product catalog earlier this month, which means that the start of mass production should be...

43 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2016

Hidden Secrets: Investigation Shows That NVIDIA GPUs Implement Tile Based Rasterization for Greater Efficiency

As someone who analyzes GPUs for a living, one of the more vexing things in my life has been NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture. The company’s 28nm refresh offered a huge...

189 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has released another driver update with a healthy list of fixes. On the list today are fixes for CrossFire, flickering in both rendering and the...

17 by Daniel Williams on 7/29/2016

NVIDIA Agrees To Proposed GeForce GTX 970 Class Action Settlement: US Buyers May Receive $30

(Personal note: I generally prefer not to post news about class action settlements, as I find that these days they rarely establish truth or justice, and instead mostly benefit...

80 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2016

AMD Announces Radeon RX 470 & RX 460 Specifications; Shipping in Early August

Back before Radeon RX 480 even launched, AMD briefly teased the next two cards in their lineup at E3 2016’s PC Gaming Show. These cards, the Radeon RX 470...

56 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2016

MSI Shows New Radeon RX 480 Gaming Cards, with an 8-pin

Today MSI is announcing the latest entry in the Gaming X GPU line with the Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G/4G cards as well as non-X variants. The main...

34 by Daniel Williams on 7/26/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX Series: WX 4100, WX 5100, & WX 7100 Bring Polaris to Pros

It’s been a while since we’ve last seen a new workstation graphics card from AMD. With their Fiji GPU not being a good fit for the market, the company...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2016

Updated: AMD Announces Radeon Pro SSG: Fiji With M.2 SSDs On-Board

As part of this evening’s AMD Capsaicin event (more on that later), AMD’s Chief Architect and SVP of the Radeon Technologies Group has announced a new Radeon Pro card...

114 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2016

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