GPUs

The fate of Imagination Technologies has become something of a saga in recent months. The prolific IP vendor, Apple’s right-hand supplier for GPU designs and IP over the last decade, found itself on the rocks in April, when Apple announced they would be transitioning away from using Imagination’s IP and designs. Then in May, the company announced that they would be doubling-down on the GPU business – their strongest business – by selling off their remaining Ensigma communications and MIPS CPU businesses. Now this morning, the company has announced that they have decided to instead focus on going another route, and will be putting the entire company up for sale. While the company as a whole was not formally up for sale until today, as...

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 500 Series: Polaris Refreshed, Starting Today

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of their next line of video cards, the Radeon RX 500 series. Like past video card lineup refreshes, the RX 500...

54 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

The AMD Radeon RX 580 & RX 570 Review: A Second Path to Polaris

Launching today is AMD’s new Radeon RX 500 series. As we’re covering in our companion launch article, the RX 500 series is a refresh of Polaris, bringing about newer...

130 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

AMD Acquires 60 GHz Wireless IP and Staff from Nitero

AMD on Tuesday announced that it had acquired millimeter wave radio-related intellectual property and key engineers from Nitero. Nitero specialized in radio technology for the 60 GHz range, which...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2017

NZXT Releases Kraken G12 Liquid Cooler GPU Mounting Kit

NZXT has announced its Kraken G12 mounting kit, which is designed to allow video cards to mount a closed-loop liquid cooler. In junctionwith a cooler, the adapter can significantly...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2017

GALAX and KFA2 Katana: Single-Slot GTX 1070 GPUs Coming Soon

GALAX and KFA2 have added single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana video cards to their lineups, which is usually an indicator that the graphics adapters are going to hit the...

61 by Anton Shilov on 4/13/2017

ASUS Launches GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1060 Models With Faster RAM

ASUS has released graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 and 1080 GPUs that are equipped with faster memory. The new add-in-boards (AIBs) are designed to offer greater...

21 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2017

NVIDIA to Release Pascal Drivers for macOS

Capping off a crazy week for Apple-related GPU news, we have one more important development for the week. Buried in their announcement of the NVIDIA Titan Xp, NVIDIA has...

30 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2017

NVIDIA Announces NVIDIA Titan Xp Video Card: Fully Enabled GP102 for $1200

If you’ve followed NVIDIA’s video card launches over the last few years, then there’s a pretty clear pattern to the company’s release schedule. If the company starts things off...

69 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.4.1

The game releases trickle this time of year, but the progression of technology marches on. More specifically VR is still a developing phenomenon, and 8K is just cresting the...

8 by Daniel Williams on 4/5/2017

Apple to Redesign Mac Pro, Comments That GPU Cooling Was A Roadblock

In what’s turning out to be an oddly GPU-centric week for Apple, this morning the company has revealed that they will finally be giving the long-neglected Mac Pro a...

84 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2017

Apple To Develop Own GPU, Drop Imagination's GPUs From SoCs

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use...

142 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2017

Cosemi Announces 328-Feet ‘8K-Ready’ OptoDP Active DisplayPort 1.4 Optical Cable

Cosemi has announced its first OptoDP active optical cable that supports a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. That in itself isn't newsworthy, but up to 328 feet, or 100 meters, it...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 1060 To “Prepare for Battle” Bundle

In a brief announcement this morning, NVIDIA is expanding their "Prepare for Battle" bundle to include the GeForce GTX 1060. NVIDIA's latest bundle launched nearly two months ago, at the...

17 by Daniel Williams on 3/28/2017

Quick Look: Comparing Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark testing suite. The API...

48 by Ryan Smith on 3/25/2017

NVIDIA Releases 378.92 WHQL Driver: Mass Effect and Dolby Vision for Games

This week in a relatively brief driver update, NVIDIA has released their Game Ready driver for the newly released Mass Effect: Andromeda. Following with the 378 branch, 378.92 adds official...

21 by Daniel Williams on 3/21/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.3.2

Continuing their momentum in update frequency, we have another driver release form AMD. This latest update is a minor "point update" for the month, and it includes only two...

3 by Daniel Williams on 3/16/2017

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition Review: Bigger Pascal for Better Performance

Unveiled last week at GDC and launching tomorrow is the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Based on NVIDIA’s GP102 GPU – aka Bigger Pascal – the job of GTX 1080...

160 by Ryan Smith on 3/9/2017

Imagination Announces PowerVR Furian GPU Architecture: The Next Generation of PowerVR

Taking place today is Imagination Technologies’ annual tech summit in Santa Clara, California. The company’s annual summit is always a venue for major Imagination news, and this year that’s...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2017

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Available Week of March 5th for $699

In what has now become a bona fide tradition for NVIDIA, at their GDC event this evening the company announced their next flagship video card, the GeForce GTX 1080...

138 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2017

GeForce GTX 1080 Price Cut to $499; NVIDIA Partners To Begin Selling 10-Series Cards With Faster Memory

Along with this evening’s new of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has a couple other product announcements of sorts. First off, starting tomorrow, the GeForce GTX 1080 is...

29 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2017

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