GPUs

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 processes: Polaris. As part of a broader change in how GPU architectures have been handled – more information is now released ahead of launch – AMD laid out what they wanted to do with Polaris. Aim for the mainstream, radically improve power efficiency, lay the groundwork for HDR displays, and, of course, improve performance. Now six months later we are seeing AMD’s plans come to fruition, as the Polaris GPUs are in full production, and the first retail products are launching today. Kicking off the Polaris generation in the desktop market will be AMD’s Radeon RX...

AMD Moves Radeon HD 5000 & 6000 Series to Legacy Status - All Pre-Graphics Core Next GPUs Now Retired

Alongside today’s release of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver set, AMD has published a new page on their driver site announcing that video cards based on the...

68 by Ryan Smith on 11/24/2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Driver Released: New Features & A New Look

At the tail-end of 2014 AMD launched their Catalyst 14.12 driver set, better known as the Omega driver set. With Omega, AMD shifted their development process for the Catalyst...

146 by Ryan Smith & Daniel Williams on 11/24/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 380X Review, Feat. ASUS STRIX

Last week AMD launched the Radeon R9 380X, the company’s latest mid-range video card. Based on a fully enabled GCN 1.2 Tonga GPU – a first for the desktop...

101 by Ryan Smith on 11/23/2015

NVIDIA Releases 359.00 WHQL Game Ready Driver

The season's flurry of games has brought along a blizzard of updates. Bad pun tie-ins aside, there is little that tarnishes a shiny new game like musty old drivers...

26 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Radeon R9 380X: Full-Featured Tonga at $229 for the Holidays

Back in September of 2014 AMD released their first Graphics Core Next 1.2 GPU, Tonga, which was the GPU at the heart of the Radeon R9 285. For all...

52 by Ryan Smith on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Star Wars Battlefront Game Bundle For Radeon R9 Fury

Buying new graphics cards is always fun. Finding game deals while shopping for new graphics cards is even better. This time around AMD is bundling the newly released Star...

9 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta Drivers

With AMD continuing to deliver beta driver updates left and right lately, today they come to us with another update. Another one of AMD’s point driver updates, Catalyst 15.11.1...

19 by Daniel Williams on 11/17/2015

NVIDIA @ SC15: US NOAA to Build Tesla Weather Research Cluster

Continuing with our coverage of today’s spate of SC15 announcements, we have NVIDIA. Having already launched their Tesla M40 and M4 server cards last week to get ahead of...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

AMD @ SC15: Boltzmann Initiative Announced - C++ and CUDA Compilers for AMD GPUs

The second in our major SC15 announcements comes from AMD, who is taking to the show to focus on the HPC capabilities of their FirePro S line of server...

20 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M40 & M4 Server Cards - Data Center Machine Learning

Slowly but steadily NVIDIA has been rotating in Maxwell GPUs into the company’s lineup of Tesla server cards. Though Maxwell is not well-suited towards the kind of high precision...

24 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

NVIDIA Announces Record Revenue for Q3 FY 2016

Today NVIDIA announced their earnings for the third quarter of their fiscal year 2016 (yes their fiscal year is almost a full year ahead of calendar) and the company...

49 by Brett Howse on 11/5/2015

GlobalFoundries and AMD Announce First 14nm FinFET Sample Production Success

GlobalFoundries, AMD’s former chip manufacturing arm, is a fab that has seen some hard times. After being spun-off from AMD in 2009, the company has encountered repeated trouble releasing...

58 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2015

NVIDIA Launches NVS 810 Digital Signage Video Card

Entry level multi-display workstations aren’t a market that gets anywhere near the amount of attention that many of us are used to seeing in other markets. Never the less...

38 by Daniel Williams on 11/4/2015

AMD Announces Radeon Crimson Driver Branding & New Settings Control Panel

It was just under two months ago that AMD announced the major restructuring of their graphics division, which would see the graphics division made whole once again, more than...

88 by Ryan Smith on 11/2/2015

GeForce + Radeon: Previewing DirectX 12 Multi-Adapter with Ashes of the Singularity

Today we'll be taking an initial look into the unorthodox multi-GPU capabilities of DirectX 12. Developer Oxide Games, who is responsible for the popular Star Swarm demo we looked...

180 by Ryan Smith on 10/26/2015

ARM Announces Mali-470 GPU: Low Power For Wearables & More

One of the more surprising facts we learned from ARM when we sat down with them last year to discuss their Mali GPU architecture was just how successful the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2015

NVIDIA GeForce Experience Update: 4K GameStream & 1080p Twitch; Driver Update Changes To Come

Since launching their GeForce Experience software utility over two years ago, NVIDIA has continued to iterate on it in a fairly regular fashion. Along with its software update and...

54 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.10 Beta Drivers

In a manner that appears it may be building momentum, AMD has released another new driver update. As this is a point driver release the changes aren't immense, but...

45 by Daniel Williams on 10/14/2015

AMD Corporate Fellow Phil Rogers Leaves Company, Joins NVIDIA

With respect to both structure and personnel, the last few months have been busy – if not tumultuous – for AMD. The company recently reorganized itself so that their...

83 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2015

Samsung/NVIDIA Case Update: US ITC Finds Samsung GPUs Non-Infringing

Following a six month lull in the ongoing legal battle between NVIDIA and Samsung over GPU updates, there is finally some new movement on the case. After previously receiving...

17 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2015

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