GPUs

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has released another driver update with a healthy list of fixes. On the list today are fixes for CrossFire, flickering in both rendering and the display, and some general stability and bugs. Along with fixes we also see a hefty performance bump in Tomb Raider on AMD’s latest Radeon RX 480. ​Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3 brings us up to driver version 16.30.2311, which indicates that this is likely a new driver branch for AMD. Accordingly, despite the deceptive Radeon Software version number, this release contains a relatively large number of performance improvements and bug fixes. First up, AMD has provided more fixes for Crossfire users. These include a fix for Overwatch crashing in some RX 480 configurations while using Crossfire, and...

AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta Drivers Released

AMD has released another set of Catalyst beta drivers for their GPUs, this time ratcheting the version number up to 13.10. Catalyst 13.10 is a continuation of last month’s Catalyst...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

Analyzing the Price of Mobility: Desktops vs. Laptops

Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...

110 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013

NVIDIA Announces Fall GeForce Game Bundles - Batman: Arkham Origins & New Free-To-Play

NVIDIA sends word this morning that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the late-summer/early-fall timeframe. This time around NVIDIA is partnering with WB Games to...

13 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2013

NVIDIA 326.80 Beta Drivers Available – Splinter Cell: Blacklist Ready

NVIDIA is pretty good about staying on top of the latest releases with updated drivers, and today is no different. Building from the current 326.41 Beta release, today’s 326.80...

4 by Jarred Walton on 8/20/2013

Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for Radeon HD 6970M Equipped Mid-2011 27” iMacs

In a somewhat baffling piece of news this weekend, word comes that Apple has initiated an internal replacement program for the video cards on some of their mid-2011 27&rdquo...

46 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2013

AMD Announces Never Settle Forever Bundle, Introduces Selectable Rewards

With AMD’s existing Never Settle Reloaded bundle set to wind-down this summer, AMD is announcing this morning that they are once again refreshing their popular Never Settle bundle program...

23 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2013

AMD's Radeon HD 7990 Gets an Official Price Cut: $799 and Below

We don’t typically run pipeline stories on video card price cuts, but then again most price cuts are gradual affairs that even the manufacturers themselves rarely draw attention to...

34 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2013

Android 4.3 update for Nexus 10 and 4 removes unofficial OpenCL drivers

We had previously reported that Android 4.2 firmwares for Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 were found to contain OpenCL drivers. The drivers were an internal implementation detail and not...

13 by Rahul Garg on 8/1/2013

Happy 20th Birthday Second Reality

Every so often I get asked about what caused me to be interested in GPUs, and consequently how I ended up at AnandTech. The answer to either of those...

27 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2013

AMD Frame Pacing Explored: Catalyst 13.8 Brings Consistency to Crossfire

In the continuing saga of AMD's efforts to improve their framerate consistency, back in March AMD set a deadline of this summer to deliver their first driver implementing advanced...

102 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2013

NVIDIA Demonstrates Logan SoC: < 1W Kepler, Shipping in 1H 2014, More Energy Efficient than A6X?

Ever since its arrival in the ultra mobile space, NVIDIA hasn't really flexed its GPU muscle. The Tegra GPUs we've seen thus far have been ok at best, and...

141 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/24/2013

NVIDIA Announces Quadro K6000

As SIGGRAPH 2013 continues to roll on, today’s major announcements include those from NVIDIA. SIGGRAPH is NVIDIA’s favored show for professional graphics and Quadro product announcements, with NVIDIA using...

22 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2013

Khronos @ SIGGRAPH 2013: OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL 2.0, & OpenCL 1.2 SPIR Announced

Kicking off this week is the annual SIGGRAPH conference, the graphics industry’s yearly professional event. Outside of the individual vendor events and individual technologies we cover throughout the year...

29 by Ryan Smith on 7/22/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 326.19 Beta Drivers Available

Following the release of the WHQL 320.49 drivers earlier this month, NVIDIA has moved on to their next driver branch, R325. The first release of these drivers, 326.01, was...

18 by Ryan Smith on 7/18/2013

NVIDIA’s Summer GeForce Game Bundle Announced - Splinter Cell Blacklist

NVIDIA sends word this evening that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the summer timeframe. This time around NVIDIA is partnering with Ubisoft to get...

21 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2013

Windows 8.1 and VS2013 bring GPU computing updates to Direct3D and C++ AMP

Windows 8.1 is bringing a new incremental update to the driver model to WDDM 1.3, which will enable incremental new GPU computing functionality. One of the important pieces is...

16 by Rahul Garg on 7/2/2013

Some Quick Gaming Numbers at 4K, Max Settings

Part of my extra-curricular testing post Computex this year put me in the hands of a Sharp 4K30 monitor for three days and with a variety of AMD and...

132 by Ian Cutress on 7/1/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Review: The New Enthusiast Kepler

A little less than a month has transpired since the launch of the GeForce GTX 770, and we’re back again with another new NVIDIA card. Launching today at $250...

110 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2013

A Look at Intel HD 5000 GPU Performance Compared to HD 4000

When I got my hands on a Haswell based Ultrabook, Acer's recently announced S7, I was somewhat disappointed to learn that Acer had chosen to integrate Intel's HD 4400...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2013

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

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