GPUs

GIGABYTE has quietly added two low-profile video cards to its lineup of products during CES. The graphics adapters are based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050-series GPUs and will be among the most affordable gaming-grade products in the company’s family. The new low-profile add-in-cards will be especially useful for those building mini PCs or HTPCs as well as for those upgrading inexpensive computers from OEMs. GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile 4G and GeForce GTX 1050 OC Low Profile 2G graphics adapters are based on NVIDIA’s GP107 GPU (albeit, in different configurations) and carry 4 GB and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 7 Gbps, respectively. Both cards use the same PCB (marked as V16156-0) as well as the dual-slot cooling system featuring...

On Radeon R9 Fury X Pump Noise & Replacements

On a meta note this evening, over the last week I have received a number of questions about last week’s Radeon R9 Fury X review. Several of these questions...

47 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Drivers: Crossfire Freesync, Win10 Support, & More

After a brief detour for AMD’s driver team where they diverged their drivers for the Radeon 300 series and R9 Fury X launch, AMD has reunified their drivers with...

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/8/2015

NVIDIA @ ICML 2015: CUDA 7.5, cuDNN 3, & DIGITS 2 Announced

Taking place this week in Lille, France is the 2015 International Conference on Machine Learning, or ICML. Now in its 32nd year, the annual event is one of the...

27 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2015

AMD Confirms 20nm Products Moved to FinFET, Warns on Q2’15 Earnings

A little bit ago AMD sent out an announcement updating their official outlook for the second quarter of 2015. Though we don’t typically publish financial projections, the long and...

62 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Review: Aiming For the Top

Having launched last week and being reviewed today is AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X, the company’s new flagship single-GPU video card. Featuring a fully enabled Fiji GPU, the R9...

458 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2015

AMD Launches Retail Radeon 300 Series: A Prelude To Fury

Earlier this week AMD held their 2015 GPU product showcase, dubbed “The New Era of PC Gaming.” As the latest stage in AMD’s master plan, AMD held a public...

290 by Ryan Smith on 6/18/2015

AMD Shows Off Dual-GPU Fiji Card At PC Gaming Show

Briefly announced and discussed during AMD’s 2015 GPU product presentation yesterday morning was AMD’s forthcoming dual Fiji video card. The near-obligatory counterpart to the just-announced Radeon R9 Fury X...

133 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2015

NVIDIA Acquires Game Porting Group & Tech From Transgaming

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2015

Apple’s Metal API Comes to OS X Desktops

At last year’s WWDC, Apple introduced their Metal API for iOS 8. A low-level graphics API, Metal was originally designed to bring the benefits of low-level graphics programming to...

63 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2015

AMD Confirms June 16th Date for Upcoming GPU Announcement

After an earlier vague deadline of Q2’15 and more than a few teases in the interim, AMD has finally announced when they’ll be revealing their forthcoming high-end video card. AMD...

41 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2015

AMD Picks Up Jim Anderson from Intel To Lead Computing and Graphics Business Group

Word comes from AMD this afternoon that they have finally found a new Senior VP and General Manager for the company’s Computing and Graphics business group. The group has...

30 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2015

NVIDIA Launches Mobile G-Sync, Enables Windowed G-Sync, & More

With Computex kicking off today NVIDIA has a number of announcements hitting the wire at the same time. The biggest news of course is the launch of the GeForce...

37 by Brett Howse & Ryan Smith on 5/31/2015

NVIDIA Announces GameWorks VR Branding, Adds Multi-Res Shading

Alongside the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and G-Sync announcements going on today in conjunction with Computex, NVIDIA is also announcing an update for their suite of VR technologies. First off...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2015

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review

Having launched the GeForce GTX Titan X a bit over 2 months ago, NVIDIA is back to launch their second GM200 card, GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Based on a...

286 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.5 Beta Drivers

AMD has pushed out another Catalyst beta driver update this afternoon, bringing their latest drivers up to Catalyst 15.5 beta. The release notes for this driver indicate that it’s...

18 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2015

2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro’s dGPU (R9 M370X) Is Cape Verde

Earlier this week Apple announced their 2015 15” Retina MacBook Pro. Though Apple didn’t make any CPU changes, they did make some GPU changes on the high-end model, swapping...

109 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2015

AMD Teases Upcoming Video Card

Between Financial Analyst Day 2015, their briefing on High Bandwidth Memory, and now a carefully seeded hardware sample to DICE developer and uber guru Johan Andersson, AMD is making...

75 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2015

Imagination Announces OmniShield: Hardware Security Zones For MIPS + PowerVR Ecosystem

Though it would be unfair to state that there was a point where device security never mattered, it’s safe to say that the interest in security from hardware manufacturers...

4 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2015

NVIDIA To Give Away The Witcher 3 To GTX Titan X Owners Who Participate in Software Beta

When NVIDIA announced their most recent GeForce game bundle, notably absent was the GTX Titan X. With Titan products typically uncontested in holding the performance crown and priced as...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2015

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