GPUs

Kicking off this week in San Francisco is VMware’s annual VMworld conference. One of the major yearly virtualization conferences, it’s also host to a number of virtualization-related product announcements. And this year NVIDIA is wasting no time in making their announcements, releasing their major GRID news alongside this afternoon’s welcome reception. To that end, today NVIDIA is announcing the next generation of their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) GPU technology, GRID 2.0. This is the first full-point update of their VDI technology since the company launched GRID 1.0 back in 2012, and comes as GRID 1.x vGPU capabilities are finally widely available in the latest versions of VMware’s and Citrix’s respective hypervisors. GRID 2.0 in turn builds off of what NVIDIA has accomplished so far with...

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

Newegg Launches Official & Unofficial AMD Radeon R9 Game Bundles

Kudos to the PC Perspective crew for tracking this one down. It looks like Newegg is running a very unusual set of video game bundles with AMD’s higher-end Radeon...

67 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2015

NVIDIA’s GRID Game Streaming Service Rolls Out 1080p60 Support

Word comes from NVIDIA this afternoon that they are rolling out a beta update to their GRID game streaming service. Starting today, the service is adding 1080p60 streaming to...

62 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2015

NVIDIA Announces FY 2016 Q1 Financial Results

Today NVIDIA released their earnings for quarter one of their 2016 fiscal year (and no, that’s not a typo, NVIDIA is almost a full calendar year ahead with their...

43 by Brett Howse on 5/7/2015

AMD Announces OEM Desktop Radeon 300 Series

Along with today’s announcement of the OEM mobile Radeon M300 series, AMD has also announced the OEM desktop Radeon 300 Series. This was a rather low-key launch with only...

74 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

Update: AMD Announces Radeon M300 Series Notebook Video Cards

Along with a bevy of roadmap announcements at financial analyst day, AMD has also slipped in a full-on mobile GPU announcement today at the event. Being announced today is the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

AMD Financial Analyst Day 2015 Round-Up

Having just wrapped up a bit ago is AMD’s 2015 Financial Analyst Day (FAD). For AMD FADs are a combination of roadmap updates and number breakdowns for financial analysts...

47 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

AMD’s 2016-2017 Datacenter Roadmap: x86, ARM, and GPGPU

As part of AMD’s business unit reorganization in 2014, many of AMD’s high-growth businesses were organized into a new group at the company, the Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Business...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

AMD To Launch New Desktop GPU This Quarter (Q2’15) With HBM

Having just left the stage at AMD’s financial analyst day is CEO Dr. Lisa Su, who was on stage to present an update on AMD’s computing and graphic business...

146 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

AMD’s 2016 GPU Roadmap: FinFET & High Bandwidth Memory

Along with updating their x86 and CPU roadmaps, AMD has also offered a brief update on their GPU roadmap. Unfortunately unlike 2012 we’re not going to get anything quite...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

AMD Charts Future Growth Opportunities

Taking place today is AMD’s 2015 Financial Analyst Day (FAD). For AMD FADs are a combination of roadmap updates and number breakdowns for financial analysts and investors, showcasing where...

11 by Ryan Smith on 5/6/2015

NVIDIA Updates Spring GeForce Game Bundle - Adds Batman: Arkham Knight

Back in March NVIDIA launched their Witcher 3 game bundle promotion, which saw game codes for the forthcoming ARPG packed with a number of GeForce GTX 900 series cards...

4 by Ryan Smith on 5/5/2015

AMD Crossfire Freesync Update: Delayed

When AMD launched Freesync back in March, one of the limitations of the initial launch version was that only single-GPU configurations were supported. Multi-GPU Crossfire systems could not be...

92 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2015

AMD Posts Q1 2015 Results: $180 Million Net Loss

Today AMD released their Q1 FY 2015 financial results, and the company reported revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter. This is a 16.9% decrease as compared to Q4...

138 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.4 Beta Drivers

In a busy day for video card drivers ahead of the Grand Theft Auto V launch, AMD has also released an updated driver set in preparation for release of...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/13/2015

NVIDIA Releases 350.12 Game Ready WHQL Drivers

Hot on the heels of their first R349 branch driver release earlier this month with the release of the 350.05 hotfix drivers, NVIDIA is back again with another R349...

25 by Ryan Smith on 4/13/2015

Samsung/NVIDIA Case Update: NVIDIA Receives "Favorable Ruling" At Markman Hearing

In a quick update to the ongoing legal saga between NVIDIA, Samsung, and Qualcomm over the future of GPU patents and licensing, NVIDIA has published an update on the...

53 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2015

NVIDIA Posts 350.05 Hotfix Driver - Fixes Games & Adds OpenCL 1.2 Support

Not too long after a driver release to coincide with the launch of the GTX Titan X, NVIDIA is back again with a hotfix driver release, version 350.05. Like...

10 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2015

AMD Dives Deep On Asynchronous Shading

Earlier this month at GDC, AMD introduced their VR technology toolkit, LiquidVR. LiquidVR offers game developers a collection of useful tools and technologies for adding high performance VR to...

71 by Ryan Smith on 3/31/2015

Exploring DirectX 12: 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test

This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has...

113 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 3/27/2015

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