GPUs

Kicking off this week in San Francisco is VMware’s annual VMworld conference. One of the major yearly virtualization conferences, it’s also host to a number of virtualization-related product announcements. And this year NVIDIA is wasting no time in making their announcements, releasing their major GRID news alongside this afternoon’s welcome reception. To that end, today NVIDIA is announcing the next generation of their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) GPU technology, GRID 2.0. This is the first full-point update of their VDI technology since the company launched GRID 1.0 back in 2012, and comes as GRID 1.x vGPU capabilities are finally widely available in the latest versions of VMware’s and Citrix’s respective hypervisors. GRID 2.0 in turn builds off of what NVIDIA has accomplished so far with...

ASUS GPUs: Strix GTX 750 Ti 4GB and GTX 960 2GB DirectCU Mini Launched

When ASUS first launched their mini-ITX sized graphics cards, limited to 17cm for mini-ITX builds, my initial reaction was ‘why has no-one thought of this before?’. The idea has...

39 by Ian Cutress on 2/17/2015

Star Swarm, DirectX 12 AMD APU Performance Preview

After several requests and a week’s break from our initial DirectX 12 article, we’re back again with an investigation into Star Swarm DirectX 12 performance scaling on AMD APUs...

145 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 2/13/2015

NVIDIA Releases Q4 FY 2015 And Full Year Results: Record Revenue For Quarter And Full Year

NVIDIA released their earnings report for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year 2015, which ended January 25th, 2015. FY 2015 was a record for the company, with revenues...

61 by Brett Howse on 2/11/2015

NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL: Get Ready to Evolve

Today marks the release of the latest gaming beast: Evolve. Powered by CryEngine, you’d expect this to be another graphically demanding game that will require a lot of GPU...

43 by Jarred Walton on 2/10/2015

Eurocom Now Selling GPU Upgrades For Existing Laptops With GTX 980M and GTX 970M Options

Today Eurocom announced some interesting news. They are now selling new upgrade kits for existing laptops which feature a MXM 3.0b graphics card. This will let owners of older...

27 by Brett Howse on 2/10/2015

The DirectX 12 Performance Preview: AMD, NVIDIA, & Star Swarm

With the various pieces of Microsoft’s latest API finally coming together, today we will be taking our first look at the performance of the future with DirectX 12. The...

244 by Ryan Smith on 2/6/2015

GeForce GTX 970: Correcting The Specs & Exploring Memory Allocation

Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief...

398 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2015

NVIDIA Publishes Statement on GeForce GTX 970 Memory Allocation

On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX...

93 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 960

Editor's Note: Due to personal matters we won’t have a GeForce GTX 960 review published today. But in lieu of that we wanted to go over the basics of...

87 by Ryan Smith on 1/22/2015

AMD Executive Shakeup: Byrne, LaForce, and Naik Leave AMD

Word comes via email and an 8-K filing from AMD this afternoon that AMD’s executive lineup is undergoing a significant shakeup today. All told, 3 AMD executives are leaving...

43 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2015

MSI Goes USB 3.1 at CES 2015: The MSI Component Suite Tour

Back at Computex we reported that MSI was showing a potential mock-up of USB 3.1 on one of their motherboards. Fast forward a few months and this is slowly...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 965M

In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

In the past few years, we’ve seen NVIDIA shift their mobile strategy dramatically with time. With Tegra 2 and 3, we saw multiple design wins in the smartphone space...

191 by Joshua Ho & Ryan Smith on 1/5/2015

Samsung/NVIDIA Case Progresses: US ITC Begins NVIDIA Investigation

The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is...

30 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2014

NVIDIA 347.09 Beta Drivers Available

After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 12/19/2014

Win7 Driver Issues? Microsoft, AMD Recommend Uninstalling KB3004394

Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394...

50 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2014

Benchmarked - Assassin's Creed: Unity

The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit...

122 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Intel's Xeon Phi: After Knights Landing Comes Knights Hill

As SC’14 rolls on this week, taking part in the show’s events is Intel, who was at the show to deliver an update on the Xeon Phi lineup. As...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA 344.75 Drivers - MFAA Arrives for Maxwell

When NVIDIA initially briefed us on their new GM204 GPUs (aka Maxwell 2.0), there were several new features discussed. Most of these are now publicly available – Dynamic Scalable...

28 by Jarred Walton on 11/18/2014

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