NVIDIA has been anything but shy about their GPU virtualization aspirations, making it a focal point for the company’s development since the launch of their first GRID cards back in 2012. The company sees GPU virtualization as becoming increasingly important for enterprises – just as CPU virtualization has over the last decade – and in the last 2 years has been working on executing a plan on break into the GPU virtualization market. Their hardware was in many senses the easy part, and served to solve the chicken and egg problem that many technologies face. The hard part? Bringing up the software ecosystem to make use of this hardware. Which is why the company is particularly excited about this year’s VMworld conference, VMWare’s annual virtualization...

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launch Recap

AMD's brand-new Radeon HD 7970 is officially on sale, though as of this writing it's sold out practically everywhere. Unlike the sneakily rebranded OEM-targeted 7000-series cards, the 7970 is...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/9/2012

MSI's GUS II: External GPU via Thunderbolt

In addition to 7-series motherboards, MSI had its GUS II external GPU solution on display. The external chassis features a Thunderbolt interface and an internal PCIe slot. Despite running...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

XFX’s Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation: The First Semi-Custom 7970

Traditionally the launch of a next-generation high-end video card has been a staggered process. In the name of getting cards out as soon as possible the first cards are...

94 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Now For Sale

Although they're not officially supposed to go on sale until tomorrow, Newegg already has their selection of 7970s up for sale this evening. Newegg has cards from all of...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2012

Update: AMD Quietly Releases The OEM-Only Radeon HD 7000 Series: VLIW5 Rides Again

Earlier today one of our news editors, Andrew Cunningham, came to me with an interesting problem. HP was launching their gaming-oriented Phoenix desktop, and the spec sheet listed a...

33 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2012

Quanta Sues AMD For Faulty Laptop Chips

Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese company that manufactures laptops for HP, Dell, Acer, and others, is suing AMD for an alleged breach of contract, claiming that AMD chips used in...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/4/2012

Updated Smartphone & GPU Bench DBs Live!

We've been running our public performance database tool, Bench, for a few years now. Bench allows you to have direct access to the performance data we use in our...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/24/2011

The Radeon HD 7970 Recap

AMD originally told us that we'd have until January 9th to put together our review of the Radeon HD 7970. For a brand new GPU architecture, about three weeks...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2011

Sandy Bridge E & X79 PCIe 3.0: It Works

At the launch of Intel's LGA-2011 based Sandy Bridge E CPU we finally had a platform capable of supporting PCI Express 3.0, but we lacked GPUs to test it...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2011

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One

At AMD’s Fusion Developer Summit 2011 AMD announced Graphics Core Next, their next-generation GPU architecture. GCN would be AMD’s Fermi moment, where AMD got serious about GPU computing and...

291 by Ryan Smith on 12/22/2011

AMD's Graphics Core Next Preview: AMD's New GPU, Architected For Compute

Update: This article was originally posted on June 17, 2011. We are pushing it back up to the top as a quick refresher before upcoming articles... We’ve just returned from...

83 by Ryan Smith on 12/21/2011

NVIDIA Releases CUDA 4.1: CUDA Goes LLVM and Open Source (Kind Of)

Since starting their GPU Technology Conference in 2010, NVIDIA has expanded into several events so that they can hold events in Europe and Asia. The next flagship GTC will...

12 by Ryan Smith on 12/14/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.1 Preview – Custom Application Profiles, HD3D CrossFire, & More

Later today AMD will be releasing the first preview for their Catalyst 12.1 driver set. AMD has been going through preview/beta drivers at a rapid pace in the last...

62 by Ryan Smith on 12/13/2011

Zalman to Enter Graphics Card Market With AMD GPUs

Overclockers.ua has leaked slides which strongly suggest that Zalman will soon be entering the graphics card market. Zalman is mostly known for their coolers and their CPU coolers are...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 12/8/2011

Introducing AMD’s Radeon 7000M and NVIDIA’s GeForce 600M Mobile GPUs

AMD briefed us last week on several new and upcoming technologies and announcements. We’ve covered the AMD Memory announcement, and next up on the list is AMD’s Radeon Mobility...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/7/2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores Launch Recap: MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, and EVGA (UPDATE: And ASUS, Too)

Every time a new GPU launches, it finds its way into half a dozen or more cards from different manufacturers. These manufacturers do their best to differentiate these cards...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti w/448 Cores: GTX 570 On A Budget

A little more than a year ago NVIDIA introduced the GF110 GPU, the power-optimized version of their Fermi patriarch, GF100. The first product was their flagship GTX 580, followed...

80 by Ryan Smith on 11/29/2011

NVIDIA Posts 290.36 GeForce Beta Drivers

NVIDIA today released beta version 290.36 of its GeForce driver package for desktops running Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and laptops running Windows Vista and 7. Like previous releases...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/28/2011

Zotac Introduces Passively Cooled GTS 450 Zone Edition

Passively cooled high performance GPUs are quite popular with the HTPC community. NVIDIA GPUs are preferred by many HTPC users because of good software support (LAV CUVID, for example...

25 by Ganesh T S on 11/23/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.11 Drivers

AMD yesterday released its 11.11 Catalyst driver package, not three weeks after last month's 11.10 release. As usual, supported operating systems include 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/19/2011

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