GPUs

Kicking off this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the annual International Supercomputing Conference, better known as ISC. One of the two major supercomputing conferences for the year, ISC is commonly used as a backdrop for high performance processor announcements, and this year is no different. Starting things off this year is NVIDIA, who is taking to the show to announce the PCI Express version of the Tesla P100 accelerator. We were first introduced to Tesla P100 back in April of this year, when NVIDIA announced it at their 2016 GPU Technology Conference. Based on NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture and their 16nm GP100 GPU, Tesla P100 is a significant step up from the Tesla K/M series and their respective 28nm Kepler/Maxwell GPUs. Besides being a bigger-still...

Ashes of the Singularity Revisited: A Beta Look at DirectX 12 & Asynchronous Shading

We’ve been following DirectX 12 for about 2 years now, watching Microsoft’s next-generation low-level graphics API go from an internal development project to a public release. Though harder to...

153 by Daniel Williams & Ryan Smith on 2/24/2016

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series8XE Family - Entry-Level GPUs Get Smaller

With Mobile World Congress 2016 now in full swing, we’ll see a slew of announcements this week. Among the crowd is Imagination Technologies, who is using the show as...

10 by Ryan Smith on 2/22/2016

AMD and the Associated Press Team Up for Experimental 360° Video & VR News Channel

This week AMD and Associated Press have announced a new collaborative project designed to fuel virtual reality journalism. Under the agreement, AP has created a special channel with 360°...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2016

NVIDIA Announces Q4 FY 2016 Results: Record Quarter And Record Year

This afternoon, NVIDIA released their financial results for the fourth quarter of their 2016 fiscal year, and the company had not only a record quarter, but also a record...

14 by Brett Howse on 2/17/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tom Clancy’s The Division Game Bundle for GeForce Video Cards

NVIDIA has announced that its partners will bundle a free copy of Tom Clancy’s The Division game with select high-end GeForce GTX graphics cards starting this week and for...

3 by Anton Shilov on 2/17/2016

AMD to Bundle New Hitman Game with Select FX CPUs and Radeon 390 Series Video Cards

AMD announced this week that it will bundle the full version of the new Hitman game with its Radeon R9 390-series graphics cards as well as FX 6000- and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/17/2016

Quick Look: Vulkan Performance on The Talos Principle

Following yesterday’s hard launch of Vulkan 1.0 – drivers, development tools, and the rest of the works – also released alongside Vulkan was the first game with Vulkan rendering...

43 by Daniel Williams & Ryan Smith on 2/17/2016

Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound

Back in August of 2014, Khronos announced the Next Generation OpenGL Initiative. The industry consortium, responsible for overseeing a number of major cross-platform GPU standards such as OpenGL and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2016

HP’s New Laptops to Feature AMD FreeSync Technology

AMD has announced that the new versions HP’s Envy 15z laptops - powered by the company’s latest-generation A-series APUs - will feature the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. In...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2016

EVGA Begins Selling "VR Edition" GeForce GTX Video Cards for VR Gaming Rigs

EVGA this week began to sell their GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition video cards, a new lineup tailored for those who plan to use a virtual reality headset...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2016

Micron Reports on GDDR5X Dev Progress - Volume Production This Summer

Engineers from Micron Development Center in Munich (also known as Graphics DRAM Design Center) are well known around the industry for their contribution to development of multiple graphics memory...

17 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2016

CEO of Imagination Technologies Steps Down

Sir Hossein Yassaie, chief executive officer of Imagination Technologies, has stepped down as of Monday, Feburary 8th. Mr. Yassaie served as Imagination’s CEO since 1998 and joined the company...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2016

NVIDIA releases 361.75 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With both the new release of Rise of the Tomb Raider and the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division beta, NVIDIA has diligently prepared a new game ready driver to...

19 by Daniel Williams on 1/28/2016

NVIDIA’s Partners Roll-Out GeForce GT 710 to Fight Integrated Graphics

Advancements made by iGPUs by AMD and Intel in the recent years essentially destroyed the market of inexpensive discrete video cards. High-performance iGPUs can outperform low-end standalone graphics adapters...

60 by Anton Shilov on 1/27/2016

GDDR5X Standard Finalized by JEDEC: New Graphics Memory up to 14 Gbps

In Q4 2015, JEDEC (a major semiconductor engineering trade organization that sets standards for dynamic random access memory, or DRAM) finalized the GDDR5X specification, with accompianing white papers. This...

70 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2016

JEDEC Publishes HBM2 Specification as Samsung Begins Mass Production of Chips

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology solves two key problems related to modern DRAM: it substantially increases bandwidth available to computing devices (e.g., GPUs) and reduces power consumption. The first-generation...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/20/2016

AMD Reports Q4 2015 Results And FY 2015 Earnings

Today AMD released their quarterly earnings for Q4 of Fiscal Year 2015. AMD continues to struggle financially, and for Q4 they had revenues of $958 million, down 10% from...

69 by Brett Howse on 1/19/2016

ASUS Booth Tour at CES 2016: 10G Switches, External GPU Dock, USB-C Monitor and more

When ASUS emailed a couple of weeks before CES announcing that they had cancelled their press event for the show, we had a few question marks. Previous shows involve...

50 by Ian Cutress on 1/19/2016

Intel: For Mainstream Gamers, Our IGPs Are Equivalent to Discrete GPUs

Intel’s integrated graphics processors (iGPUs) are the most widespread PC-class graphics adapters on the planet. Enthusiasts of high-performance personal computers do not use Intel’s iGPUs, but the world’s largest...

96 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s 27-inch 4K Gaming AIO with Full Sized Discrete GPU, the 27XT 6QE

Back at Computex in 2015 we saw and reported on MSI’s first design ideas surrounding an all-in-one computer (where the PC is essentially in the frame of the monitor...

13 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now