GPUs

Cosemi has announced its first OptoDP active optical cable that supports a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. That in itself isn't newsworthy, but up to 328 feet, or 100 meters, it seems rather interesting. The cable supports resolutions up to 8K60 4:4:4 at 60 Hz and is designed for users who need to connect ultra-high-definition displays/TVs or projectors to sources located far away. Compared to DP 1.3, which supports up to 4Kp120 and 8Kp30, DP 1.4 can enable Display Stream Compression 1.2 and Forward Error Correction, despite no difference in bandwidth between the two standards. This allows DP 1.4 hardware to support 7680×4320 resolution with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling at 60 Hz with 10-bit color and HDR (as well as 4Kp240) over a ~25.92 Gbps interconnection. Cosemi’s OptoDP...

NVIDIA Releases 355.60 Drivers; GameWorks VR Now In Beta

As the week starts to wind down NVIDIA is back with another driver release, 335.60. This latest release is notable for a few different reasons. Officially NVIDIA is releasing this...

18 by Ryan Smith on 8/13/2015

NVIDIA Announces Quadro M5000 & M4000 Video Cards, DesignWorks Software Suite

Back in March at GTC 2015, NVIDIA announced the first member and flagship of their Maxwell 2 generation of Quadro cards, the Quadro M6000. Packing a fully-enabled GM200 GPU...

27 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2015

OpenGL @ SIGGRAPH 2015: OpenGL ES 3.2 & OpenGL Extensions Announced

Kicking off this week in Los Angeles is SIGGRAPH 2015, the computer graphics industry’s annual professional conference. As the biggest graphics event of the year this show has become...

5 by Ryan Smith on 8/10/2015

Vulkan Status Update: Will Use Feature Sets, Android Support Incoming

Along with updates on OpenGL, Khronos is also offering a status update on the development of Vulkan at this year’s SIGGRAPH show. Khronos’s next-generation low-level API was announced last...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/10/2015

NVIDIA FY 2016 Q2 Results: GPU Sales Are Strong But Write Downs Hurt Bottom Line

Today NVIDIA released its quarterly results for the second quarter of their fiscal year 2016 (yes, 2016) and they had excellent sales of their GeForce GPUs, but have decided...

55 by Brett Howse on 8/7/2015

Basemark & Crytek To Develop New VR Benchmark

After a very public development process over the last couple of years, this year we have seen the consumer release of virtual reality headsets become a matter of when...

8 by Ryan Smith on 8/6/2015

Windows 10 Launch Day GPU Support Summary

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and...

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2015

NVIDIA Launches Summer GeForce Game Bundle - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

As the month of July begins to wind down, so does NVIDIA’s existing Two Times the Adventure Game Bundle. With Batman: Arkham Knight having been something of a technical...

25 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2015

AMD Posts Q2 2015 Results: Revenue Falls Once More

As financial week rolls along this week, today AMD announced their second quarter 2015 financial results. Earlier this month ahead of today’s announcement the company issued a warning for...

125 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Review, Feat. Sapphire & ASUS

A bit over two weeks ago AMD launched their new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Based on the company’s new Fiji GPU, the R9 Fury X...

288 by Ryan Smith on 7/10/2015

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

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