GPUs

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 event making their own presentations. A fast chip is only as swift as the memory that is responsible for feeding it, so the development of faster processors is inexorably tied to the development of faster memory technologies and the introduction of additional layers to the computer memory hierarchy. Like the chip presentations themselves, I should be clear that these aren’t product announcements. But they’re a short, useful look into the challenges the memory manufacturers face and what ideas they’re floating for future generations of memory technology. Micron The first memory manufacturer to present was Micron. The firm has...

GDC 2016: Imagination Demonstrates PowerVR Vulkan SDK & PowerVR Ray Tracing

Among the many companies showing off their latest development wares at GDC this week is Imagination. As opposed to their new GPU IP launches over the past couple of...

2 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

MSI Introduces two new GTX 950 2GB GPUs with 75W TDP: the OCV2 and OCV3

A standard GTX 950 reference design comes in at a 90W TDP, which means it requires a 6-pin PCIe power connector as the standard PCIe slot is typically rated...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

NVIDIA Announces GameWorks SDK 3.1

Innovation is hard work. Doing work that has already been done elsewhere can be satisfying, but also annoying - no-one wants to reinvent the wheel every time. In the...

52 by Daniel Williams on 3/16/2016

VRScore: Crytek and Basemark Announce New Benchmark Release

Virtual Reality has definitely been playing the slow and steady race for a while now. Thankfully, with the approach of consumer VR headsets going on sale, more of us...

5 by Daniel Williams on 3/15/2016

GDC 2016: Geomerics Demonstrates Updated Enlighten Lighting Tech

As some of our regular readers may already be familiar with them, ARM’s Geomerics division is one of the more unusual parts of ARM’s overall business group. Unlike the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2016

AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap: After Polaris Comes Vega

Although AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event was primarily focused on game development – it is the Game Developers Conference, after all – AMD did spend a brief moment discussing...

54 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo: Dual GPU Fiji Video Card For VR Content Creation

At AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event, the company has announced their long-awaited dual Fiji video card. Being released under the name Radeon Pro Duo, the new card is a...

56 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2016

Discussing the State of DirectX 12 With Microsoft & Oxide Games

Taking place next week is the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. GDC has been an important show for some time, but in recent years it has taken...

65 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2016

More on AMD’s XConnect Tech: Thunderbolt 3 for External Radeons

Last night AMD issued a driver update that brought support for a new technology, XConnect. In a nutshell, XConnect is AMD’s trade name for running external video cards via...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3 Hotfix: Support for Vulkan and TB3 Enclosures

With the driver update floodgates not closing yet, we are given a massive update from AMD that brings Radeon Software Crimson Edition to version 16.3 (driver version 16.15). Incoming...

18 by Daniel Williams on 3/10/2016

An AnandTech Round Table with ASUS: 10 Years of the Republic of Gamers

Earlier this year before CES 2016, we approached ASUS with an idea: as the Republic of Gamers brand is now in its 10th year of operation, we wanted to...

36 by Ian Cutress on 3/9/2016

AMD To Showcase Latest Innovations at “Capsaicin” Press Event & Webcast

Capsaicin, whether you call it the essence of flavor or the distillation of pain (ed: it's the latter), at its core capsaicin is what drives everything we call spicy...

47 by Daniel Williams on 3/8/2016

NVIDIA Releases 364.47 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Not even a week has passed and we have another driver update from NVIDIA. Despite the quick turnaround this is not a rushed released. Indeed, we have some heavy...

22 by Daniel Williams on 3/8/2016

ASUS Unveils 75W GeForce GTX 950 Graphics Card; Powered Entirely By PCIe Slot

ASUS has quietly introduced its new video card based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 GPU with a 75W power limit. By virtue of a lower power limit, this...

38 by Anton Shilov on 3/7/2016

NVIDIA Releases 362.00 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Right on cue NVIDIA has delivered another game ready driver for a collection of newly released titles. Bringing, alongside the typical performance and stability reasons, additional graphical improvements to...

13 by Daniel Williams on 3/2/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.2 Drivers

It didn't take long at all, but AMD has come in with another driver update full of performance enhancements, compatibility fixes, and bug fixes. With continued efforts on their...

16 by Daniel Williams on 2/25/2016

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

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