GPUs

Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390 series saw the release of the vanilla 390 and 390X parts, the 380, 370, and 360 were all released with just one SKU respectively. Furthermore all three parts were the second-tier configurations for their respective GPUs, each packing a partially disabled GPU. At the time we suspected that AMD was simply holding back some SKUs to avoid flooding the market all at once and to release those SKUs at a more convenient opportunity, and it looks like this is indeed the case. Alongside yesterday’s R9 Nano unveil, AMD also quietly launched the R9 370X. The unexpectedly...

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...

457 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...

287 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...

283 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...

107 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

AMD Dives Deep On High Bandwidth Memory - What Will HBM Bring AMD?

Earlier this month at AMD’s 2015 Financial Analyst day, the company announced that they would be releasing their first High Bandwidth Memory-equipped GPU – the world’s first HBM-equipped GPU...

163 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2015

NVIDIA Releases 352.84 Drivers - First WHQL Win10 Driver Set

Up to recently, all Windows 10 video drivers have been distributed through Windows Update. With the OS still under active development and this specific version of Windows including the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2015

NVIDIA Releases 352.86 Game Ready WHQL Drivers For The Witcher 3

With the highly anticipated The Witcher 3 being released today, NVIDIA has pushed out their requisite launch day Game Ready driver for the game with the release of driver...

28 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2015

Oculus VR Posts Recommended System Specs For Rift - Outlines Platform Goals

For all of the public Oculus Rift demos so far, the demo systems have been driven by very powerful hardware, and for good reason. With the need to double-render...

36 by Ryan Smith on 5/15/2015

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