The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is opening an investigation into NVIDIA and their partners based on complaints filed by Samsung. As outlined in Samsung’s original counter suit, Samsung accuses NVIDIA of violating several of their patents, and having taken these complaints to the ITC, the ITC is now investigating these patent infringement claims. This is the latest in a series of legal actions by the two companies, and one of many to come in a process that will likely take years to resolve. At the time of their initial counter-suit against NVIDIA and partner Velocity Micro, Samsung indicated that they would be...

AMD Introduces FirePro A300 & A320 APUs: Trinity for Graphics Workstations

At its Financial Analyst Day earlier this year, AMD laid out its vision for the future of the company. For the most part the strategy sounded a lot like...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/7/2012

ARM Announces 8-core 2nd Gen Mali-T600 GPUs

In our discrete GPU reviews for the desktop we've often noticed the tradeoff between graphics and compute performance in GPU architectures. Generally speaking, when a GPU is designed for...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/6/2012

Khronos Announces OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.3, ASTC Texture Compression, & CLU

As we approach August the technical conference season for graphics is finally reaching its apex. NVIDIA and AMD held their events in May and June respectively, and this week...

46 by Ryan Smith on 8/6/2012

Apple A4/A5 Designer & K8 Lead Architect, Jim Keller, Returns to AMD

We haven't covered every significant departure from AMD here, but there have been many. Carrell Killebrew and Eric Demers were among the earliest high-profile AMDers to leave. More recently...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Finally Available: Sapphire Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB

After originally missing its initial launch window of late June, and again missing a soft launch target of 2 weeks ago, the first Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card...

18 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified Review: Pushing GTX 680 To Its Peak

Thanks to a flood of new arrivals, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at a range of GTX 670 and GTX 680 cards from...

75 by Ryan Smith on 7/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970, 7950, 7870 Price Cuts Inbound. 7970GE Available Next Week?

For those of you in the market for a new video card, in case April’s round of AMD Radeon price cuts didn’t quite meet your desires, AMD has ordered...

51 by Ryan Smith on 7/14/2012

NVIDIA Posts GeForce 304.79 Beta Drivers, Unifies Windows 8 & Win7/Vista Drivers

NVIDIA has posted a new beta driver from their 304 family of drivers, version number 304.79. The biggest change with 304.79 is that NVIDIA has officially unified their Windows 8...

9 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2012

AMD Posts Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, 12.7 Beta

Closing out the month of June, AMD has posted two new Catalyst driver builds. The first is Catalyst 12.6, the WHQL’d final version of the 12.6 beta at the start...

13 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2012

NVIDIA's Windows 8 WHQL Display Driver Now Available

With the launch of the Windows 8 Release Preview at the very start of this month, NVIDIA initially promised that they would have Windows 8 WHQL’d display drivers available...

8 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review: Battling For The Performance Crown

The GeForce GTX 680 launch marked both the closest and the farthest AMD has ever been from outright beating NVIDIA in modern times. On the one hand NVIDIA beat...

109 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2012

Zotac GeForce GT 640 DDR3 Review: Glacial Gaming & Heavenly HTPC

Two weeks ago NVIDIA formally launched the retail GeForce GT 640, catching up to their OEM and laptop offerings with their first GK107 based video card for the retail...

60 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 6/20/2012

AMD Announces FirePro W600, Sets Their Sights On Digital Wall Market

For AMD’s FirePro customers, they know that with GCN coming up on 6 months old now that this is the time to keep an eye on product announcements. It...

9 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2012

Update: CERT/CC Takes AMD To Task On Driver Security, AMD Responds

In a bit of an odd move, the Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT/CC) has posted a vulnerability report and a blog post taking AMD to task over...

51 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2012

Hands on With EVGA's GeForce GT 640

NVIDIA officially launched its first retail desktop GK107 part earlier this week as the GeForce GT 640. After getting a load of the mammoth GTX 680 Classified, EVGA's GeForce...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified, Water Cooling Optional

As one of the most well known NVIDIA partners we were expecting a heavily overclocked, very custom take on the GeForce GTX 680. At Computex EVGA brought its GeForce...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/8/2012

Computex 2012: MSI GPU Technologies

Visiting the MSI booth today at Computex was rather exciting – they were showing off two rather interesting GPU fan technologies, alongside their portable Thunderbolt GPU device, GUS. The...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

AMD Llano HTPC Builders Guide

Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) are becoming more and more popular due to a number of reasons. The desire of consumers to watch and enjoy their media, be it Blu-rays/DVDs...

76 by Ganesh T S on 6/5/2012

NVIDIA Announces Retail GeForce GT 640 DDR3

Though NVIDIA primarily likes to announce products on their own schedule and own time they have also been known to announce more budget oriented parts at trade shows, and...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2012

Gigabyte meets Trinity - A Computex Look At FM2 and A85

One of the meetings today was with Gigabyte, up on the 36F of the Taipei 101. We got a chance to see close up their FM2 prototype design...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

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