GPUs

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 Overhead tool, first rolled out in 2015, is a relatively straightforward test that throws increasingly large number of draw calls at a system to see how many calls a system can sustain. The primary purpose of the tool is to show off the vast improvement in draw call performance afforded by modern, low-level APIs that can efficiently spread their work over multiple threads, as opposed to classic APIs like DirectX 11 which are essentially single-threaded and have a high degree of overhead within that sole thread. The latest iteration of the API Overhead test, now up...

Christmas Game Bundles: Civilization VI, Doom, Hitman, Serious Sam VR from AMD, HTC, & NVIDIA

In recent days AMD, NVIDIA and HTC have initiated three new free game campaigns in an attempt to attract attention of gamers to their hardware. AMD will add a...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Instinct: GPU Accelerators for Deep Learning, Coming In 2017

With the launch of their Polaris family of GPUs earlier this year, much of AMD’s public focus in this space has been on the consumer side of matters. However...

39 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2016

AMD Delivers Crimson ReLive Drivers: Yearly Feature Update for Radeon Gamers and Professionals

This time last year we saw the launch of Radeon Crimson. This was AMD’s big attempt to state that a yearly cadence for software features was a good thing...

48 by Ian Cutress on 12/8/2016

NVIDIA Releases 376.19 WHQL Driver Update: Game Ready Oculus Touch and Two Giveaways

This week we are finally seeing the long-awaited release of the Oculus touch controllers and the collection of games following in its wake. As a result, we also seem...

21 by Daniel Williams on 12/6/2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 Gets Hybrid Cooling on Inno3D's iChill Black Model

Inno3D has expanded its lineup of video cards based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphics processor with an add-in-board featuring a hybrid cooling system using a closed loop liquid...

32 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2016

NVIDIA Releases 376.09 WHQL Driver Update

Watchdogs 2 is being released this week, and with that we receiving a new NVIDIA driver update, bundled in with a few fixes. The 376.09 update continues the Release...

15 by Daniel Williams on 11/29/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Hotfix

Watch Dogs 2 is being released this week, and with that we receiving a new driver update from AMD bundled in with a couple of fixes. As a result...

1 by Daniel Williams on 11/29/2016

Point of View BV Declares Bankruptcy, But Holding Company Vows to Come Back

Shipments of discrete graphics cards for desktop PCs have shrunk by nearly two times since 2007 and competition between vendors intensified in the recent years. As a result, some...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q3 2016: GPU Shipments Hit Two-Year High

Shipments of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) are traditionally high in the third quarter as PC makers and retailers gear up for the holiday season and build up stocks...

49 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

MSI Adds Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1050 Ti to Lineup

MSI has quietly added a new low-profile graphics card into their lineup. The adapter is based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU featuring the latest Pascal architecture and...

42 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been...

20 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Hotfix

Continuing with a steady stream of updates, we are here with a new driver from AMD. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 brings the core driver version up to 16.40.3211...

6 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AKiTiO Introduces Node: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box for $299

Over the past week AKiTiO has formally introduced its new external graphics enclosure using a Thunderbolt 3 connection. As with other external graphics enclosures, the AKiTiO Node allows a...

56 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2016

AMD @ SC16: Radeon Open Compute Platform (ROCm) 1.3 Released, Boltzmann Comes to Fruition

Kicking off this week is SC, the annual ACM/IEEE sponsored supercomputing conference in the United States. At this show last year, AMD announced the Boltzmann Initiative, their ambitious plan...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2016

NVIDIA Announces Record Q3 FY 2017 Results

Today NVIDIA announced their fiscal earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year (and yes, that’s not a typo). NVIDIA has cracked the $2 billion mark for...

44 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2016

Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series

Back in July AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX series. Part of a broader rebranding effort for AMD’s professional grade graphics cards – moving away from the FirePro brand...

32 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2016

ARM Announces Mali-G51 Mainstream GPU, Mali-V-61 Video Processing Block

These days ARM and its customers are in the midst of a major evolution in GPU design. Back in May the company announced their new Bifrost GPU architecture, a...

22 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2016

PowerColor Announces Devil Box: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor has introduced its first enclosure for external graphics cards, the Devil Box. The accessory enables gamers to connect desktop video cards to AIO, SFF or laptop PCs using...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2016

Update: NVIDIA Releases 375.63 WHQL Driver update

Update 10/23: NVIDIA has yanked the 375.57 drivers this weekend and replaced them with a new build, 375.63. The updated driver set fixes an especially annoying bug with tiles...

12 by Daniel Williams on 10/22/2016

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