Over the years the PowerVR team over at Imagination has settled in to a rather comfortable release cadence for GPU designs. Every year since the Rogue GPU architecture was initially announced in 2012, the company has released an updated versions of the architecture and/or new GPU designs around the start of the year. Last year’s focus was on high space efficiency with Series8XE, and now for 2017 Imagination is back once again, this time with the aptly named Series 8XE Plus, a new set of GPU core designs specifically for going after the midrange market for 1080p rendering.
The launch of the Series8XE Plus family comes as the IP designer has managed to regain better footing in the SoC GPU market. The company has offered...
NVIDIA finally delivered on its promise to release Ion products in 2009. It first started with Acer's Aspire Revo but now Zotac is taking care of the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2009
We spend a lot of time giving our readers our opinions about different features, but this time we're asking for your input as well.
Derek Wilson on 5/6/2009
We push the limits of the new Radeon HD 4890 and see how it performs. Memory and core overclocking are both investigated.
Derek Wilson on 4/29/2009
AMD introduces the 40nm RV740 based Radeon HD 4770 raising the bar for parts near the highest volume price point.
Derek Wilson on 4/28/2009
Today we have a new add-in board coprocessor in town. Caustic Graphics has announced their CausticOne hardware and CausticGL API which will enable hardware accelerated raytracing.
Derek Wilson on 4/20/2009
Two new GPUs at the $250 price point battle it out. Guess what? Both GPUs perform about the same. We take this opportunity to go through...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 4/2/2009
First it was the 8800 GT, then the 8800 GTS 512, then the 9800 GT then the 9800 GTX and shrunk down to the 9800 GTX+. Now it's...
Derek Wilson on 3/3/2009
We round out our series on multiGPU performance with a look at 4-way SLI and CrossFire. Who will come out on top? The answer will surprise you.
Derek Wilson on 2/28/2009
For those who want the most graphics power they can pack in to a computer, 3-way multiGPU technology can seem very attractive. But is the Siren call of the...
Derek Wilson on 2/25/2009
With both AMD and NVIDIA fully invested in both single and multiple card multiGPU solutions, we have dedicated some time to testing the landscape starting with two GPU configurations.
Derek Wilson on 2/23/2009
NVIDIA sent us a fully functional Ion platform. As expected, pairing up Intel's Atom processor with the GeForce 9400M provides a much better user experience than current Atom...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/3/2009
DirectX 11 isn't quite out yet, but samples and specifications are out and we've had the opportunity to comb over the many presentations on the API over the past...
Derek Wilson on 1/30/2009
With higher performance, a larger price tag, and smaller die sizes, NVIDIA is hoping to capitalize on a new 55nm part. Here's the low down.
Derek Wilson on 1/15/2009
NVIDIA gave us some additional time with its recently announced Ion platform. We help explain its positioning as well as clear up some confusion about Intel's Atom processor naming.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2009
NVIDIA enters this round of single-card dual-GPU graphics solutions with a reclaiming of the halo.
Derek Wilson on 1/12/2009
Though stereoscopic shutter glasses have been around for a while, the time is ripe for a resurgence if hardware and software makers get on board. NVIDIA is making the...
Derek Wilson on 1/8/2009
NVIDIA and AMD have been moving toward GPU Computing for a long time with CUDA and what became ATI Stream. How do things change with an API that runs...
Derek Wilson on 12/31/2008
We don't have any performance details, but we do have hardware specifications. This part looks lean, mean, and poised to take the single card multi-GPU crown from AMD.
Derek Wilson on 12/18/2008
Take Intel's Atom processor and pair it with NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M chipset and you've got the Ion platform. The latest bold move from NVIDIA offers an alternative to...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2008
Two applications, both running parts of their code on the GPU are now available for end users to transcode video. As of Catalyst 8.12, all AMD Radeon HD...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 12/15/2008