GPUs

MSI has quietly added two low-profile AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics adapters to its product family. The add-in-boards (AIBs) are powered by AMD’s latest entry-level GPU, Polaris 11. As these are base RX 460 models. they do not require PCIe power and are compatible with a wide range of computers that have enough space for a dual-slot card. The new adapters will be among the most affordable discrete graphics options today and will be aimed at those upgrading entry-level systems as well as building SFF HTPCs. The MSI Radeon RX 460 4GT LP and Radeon RX 460 2GT LP are based on AMD’s Baffin (Polaris 11) graphics chip (896 stream processors, 56 texture units, 16 raster operations pipelines, 128-bit memory bus) clocked at up to...

NVIDIA Announces Gears of War 4 Game Bundle for GTX 1080 and 1070

As we enter the AAA blockbuster season and leave the avalanche of GPU releases behind us, we are beginning to see the first game bundles approach. Those considering an...

10 by Daniel Williams on 9/21/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q2 2016: AMD Grabs Market Share, But NVIDIA Remains on Top

We're back once again with our periodic series looking at computer hardware market trends, this time taking a look at GPU sales for Q2 2016. Broadly speaking, unit sales...

72 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P40 & Tesla P4 - Neural Network Inference, Big & Small

Over the last few months we have seen NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs roll out among their consumer cards, and now the time has come for the Tesla line to get...

37 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2016

Update: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Settlement Claims Website Now Open

Update 09/12: Bringing this back up, over the weekend the website to submit settlement claims went up. Owners of GTX 970s who purchased the card between its launch and...

104 by Ryan Smith on 9/12/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1, Adds Deus Ex Mankind Divided DX12 Support

AMD has released their first Radeon driver update for September this week with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1. Notable in this release is that along with the usual batch...

17 by Daniel Williams on 9/9/2016

Analyzing Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Hardware Reveal: What Lies Beneath

A few months ago near the start of E3, Sony made an interesting revelation: that they would be releasing a higher performing PlayStation 4 console. A console intended to...

205 by Ryan Smith on 9/8/2016

NVIDIA Releases GeForce Experience 3.0 - New UI and Features

These past several years NVIDIA has made continued efforts to create a gaming ecosystem that rivals those found in the console market. The venue for these efforts has centered...

39 by Daniel Williams on 9/8/2016

IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

We're here with AMD's CTO on stage for the IFA show.

63 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2016

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announced

Over the past year we have seen an increasingly number of vendors, associations, and consortiums lay their support behind the USB Type-C port and take advantage of its alternate...

67 by Ryan Smith on 9/2/2016

AMD Amends GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Through 2020, Gaining New Flexibility & New Costs

This evening AMD has announced that they have updated their long-standing wafer supply agreement with fab parter GlobalFoundries. The new agreement, which makes some notable alterations to wafer order...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/1/2016

NVIDIA Releases 372.70 WHQL Game Ready Driver

It’s driver update time again. This time with a small list of fixes and a relatively large list of game ready titles. Though the list is a bit inflated...

2 by Daniel Williams on 8/31/2016

NVIDIA Announces Paragon Game Bundle For GeForce Video Cards

As game releases ramp up and GPU manufacturers build market interest approaching the fall season, bundles seem to be popping up like daisies. The latest to join the fray...

31 by Daniel Williams on 8/24/2016

Hot Chips 2016: Memory Vendors Discuss Ideas for Future Memory Tech - DDR5, Cheap HBM, & More

Continuing our Hot Chips 2016 coverage for the evening, along with the requisite presentations on processors, several of the major players in the memory industry are also at the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2016

Hot Chips 2016: NVIDIA Pascal GP100 Die Shot Released

The first day of conference sessions wrapped up earlier this evening at the annual Hot Chips symposium. One of the computing industry’s lower-key events, the IEEE conference for high...

13 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2016

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX 1060 3GB: GTX 1060, Yet Not

In a low-key press blast sent today, NVIDIA has announced that they are expanding the GeForce 10-Series of cards with another entry. Augmenting the current series of cards is...

124 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2016

Intel Announces Knights Mill: A Xeon Phi For Deep Learning

In a brief announcement as part of today’s Day 2 ketnote for IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new member of the Xeon Phi family. The new part, currently...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 Hotfix

In very short order AMD has dropped another driver update in response to the latest. The 16.8.2 hotfix gives the driver version a minor bump to 16.30.2511.1001. With only...

2 by Daniel Williams on 8/16/2016

NVIDIA Releases 372.54 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Yesterday NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce GTX 10 Series for notebooks. Following through they have sent out the new 372.54 driver update with support for the new notebooks and in...

4 by Daniel Williams on 8/16/2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-Series for Notebooks Unveiled, Launching Today

Although no two GPU launches are ever exactly alike, I think this year’s launch of the FinFET generation GPUs really drives that point home. Over the last 3 months...

46 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 8/16/2016

NVIDIA Announces Record Revenue For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2017

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their quarterly earnings for the second quarter of their 2017 fiscal year, which ended July 31. NVIDIA had record revenues for the quarter, coming in...

67 by Brett Howse on 8/11/2016

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