GPUs

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 Announces GeForce GTX 1060: Starting at $249, Available July 19th

Excitingly, GPU Season 2016 is now in full swing. In the last two months we have seen NVIDIA launch a pair of high-end cards – the Pascal-based GeForce GTX...

228 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

NVIDIA Releases 368.69 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA is back once again with their first driver release for the month of July. This latest update, 368.69 WQHL, is focused on the usual mix of fixes, along...

2 by Daniel Williams on 7/7/2016

AMD's Tuesday Radeon RX 480 Status Update: New Driver By Late Thursday

Following up on this weekend's statement from AMD about a potential power issue with the reference Radeon RX 480, AMD has just sent over their previously promised update on...

121 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2016

GIGABYTE Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC

As the various board partners finally begin unveiling their custom GTX 1000 series designs, GIGABYTE has arrived with their latest entry in the Mini ITX game. GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX...

21 by Daniel Williams on 7/5/2016

AMD Releases Statement On Radeon RX 480 Power Consumption; More Details Tuesday

Following up on this week's Radeon RX 480 launch, there has been some questions raised about the power consumption of the card. This is after some sites whom directly...

181 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.6.2 Drivers

AMD has now brought us their latest card in the Radeon RX 480. With new cards comes new drivers. We are also getting fixes and a list of new...

4 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

ASUS Reveals Their New RX 480 GPU Design

After a lengthy tease from AMD we are finally seeing the new AMD Radeon RX 480 roll out. As we saw in our preview the card successfully makes leaps...

33 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

The AMD Radeon RX 480 Preview: Polaris Makes Its Mainstream Mark

Back in December of last year, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group began slowly trickling out the plans for what would be their first GPU architecture built for the now-modern FinFET...

449 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2016

NVIDIA Announces PCI Express Tesla P100: Shipping In Q4’16

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...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2016

ARM Announces Mali Egil Video Processor: VP9 Encode & Decode For Mobile

Earlier this month we took a look at ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU. Based on the company’s equally new Bifrost architecture, Mali-G71 marks a significant architectural change for the Mali...

22 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2016

A Bit More on AMD’s Polaris GPUs: 36 & 16 CUs

Along with this week’s teaser of the forthcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 at E3, AMD also held a short press briefing about Polaris. The bulk of AMD’s...

102 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2016

AMD Teases Future Radeon RX 470 & Radeon RX 460 Cards

With the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo once again upon us, this week has been a flood of gaming hardware and software news. On the PC front, AMD is once...

105 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

NVIDIA Releases 368.39 WHQL Game Ready Driver, Adds GTX 1070 Support

As the GeForce GTX 1070 approaches, NVIDIA has prepared a driver release for the upcoming card. Along with support to the coming GPU and a list of fixes, we...

30 by Daniel Williams on 6/8/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1

Here we are with AMD's next driver update, Radeon Sofware Crimson Edition 16.6.1. This brings the driver version to 16.20.1025. With the changes that come along with the update...

20 by Daniel Williams on 6/7/2016

AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

Kicking off at this moment is AMD’s Computex 2016 keynote. The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we’re going to jump right into an area that has...

377 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

Computex 2016: AMD Press Conference Live Blog

I'm here at the Westin Taipei for AMDs Computex Press Conference. We've just posted some news, and we get to hear some more!

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

HSA 1.1 Specification Launched: Extending HSA to More Vendors & Processor Types

For the last few years now we have been keeping tabs on the development of the Heterogeneous System Architecture, a set of technical standards and an associated instruction language...

6 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

ARM Unveils Next Generation Bifrost GPU Architecture & Mali-G71: The New High-End Mali

Amidst the backdrop of Computex 2016 and alongside their new Cortex-A73 CPU, ARM is announcing their next generation GPU architecture, Bifrost. A significant update to ARM’s GPU architecture, Bifrost...

57 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Republic of Gamers 10 Year Press Conference

The final press event of the day - the annual Computex Republic of Gamers press conference. This year is ASUS' 10 year anniversary for ROG, and as part of...

8 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Zotac and EVGA Reveal Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Designs

A few weeks back we saw the announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080. NVIDIA put the founders cards on sale first, with third-party cards set to be released later...

38 by Daniel Williams on 5/27/2016

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