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...

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

NVIDIA’s Maximus Technology: Quadro + Tesla, Launching Today

Back at SIGGRAPH 2011 NVIDIA announced Project Maximus, an interesting technology initiative to allow customers to combine Tesla and Quadro products together in a single workstation and to use...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2011

Samsung Licenses PowerVR SGX MP from Imagination Technologies

Samsung is a bit of a mobile GPU conoisseur it seems. Its previous flagship, Hummingbird, used a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Its most recent high-end SoC, the Exynos 4210...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/10/2011

ARM's Mali-T658 GPU in 2013, Up to 10x Faster than Mali-400

ARM's licensed CPU cores dominate the mobile space. This year the core of choice for high-end smartphones and tablets is ARM's Cortex A9 and late next year it'll be...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

Free Platformer Stealth Bastard Now Available

Curve Studios, the indie developer behind Fluidity and the newly-on-PC action-platformer Explodemon, have just released their retro stealth game Stealth Bastard for free. Described as a mashup between Metal Gear...

20 by Craig Getting on 11/5/2011

EVGA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win: The Raw Power Of Two GPUs

Back at CES 2011 EVGA showed off an interesting concept card featuring 2 GF104 GPUs on a single board. The resulting product was the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win...

56 by Ryan Smith on 11/4/2011

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