GPUs

This morning SAPPHIRE is announcing their latest card in the NITRO+ family, the NITRO+ Radeon RX 480. Some key features of SAPPHIRE’s new NITRO+ RX 480 cards include higher clock speeds, an improved cooler with a back plate included, and software fan health monitoring. Along with this we’ll also get RGB lighting and power delivery that is improved over what we saw on the reference RX 480. The cooler is improved from SAPPHIREs last generation with two 95mm dual-ball bearing fans. Meaning longer fan life and potentially quieter operation. In fact, SAPPHIRE isn’t content simply improving the quality of their fans. They also are including a feature called “Fan Check” in their upcoming SAPPHIRE TriXX 3.0. Fan Check allows users to check the health of...

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series7XT Plus Family - Rogue Gets Improved Compute

A regular sight at CES at most years is a new PowerVR graphics announcement from the crew over at Imagination, and this year is no exception. Shortly before CES...

35 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2016

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE PX 2 - Pascal Power For Self-Driving Cars

As has become tradition at CES, the first major press conference of the show belongs to NVIDIA. In previous years their press conference would be dedicated to consumer mobile...

30 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2016

AMD Reveals Polaris GPU Architecture: 4th Gen GCN to Arrive In Mid-2016

For much of the last month we have been discussing bits and pieces of AMD’s GPU plans for 2016. As part of the Radeon Technology Group’s formation last year...

153 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2016

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX VR Ready Program

With CES 2016 quickly ramping up ahead of Wednesday’s official opening, NVIDIA is hitting the ground running. While the company will be holding their traditional CES press conference this...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2016

US ITC Finds NVIDIA Guilty of Infringing Three Samsung Patents

An administrative law judge from the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday found that NVIDIA Corp. infringed several patents of Samsung Electronics. The judge ruled that NVIDIA’s graphics processing...

35 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2015

AMD Dual-Fiji “Gemini” Video Card Delayed To 2016, Aligned With VR Headset Launches

I’m going to start off this post a little differently tonight. Since our DX12 Ashes of the Singularity article back in October, I have been looking for an opportunity...

43 by Ryan Smith on 12/22/2015

NVIDIA Releases 361.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

The holiday season is fast approaching a climax, and this season the stream of driver updates isn’t ready to quit. With that NVIDIA has brought us a stocking loaded...

11 by Daniel Williams on 12/22/2015

AMD Releases Crimson 15.12 WHQL Drivers

Just last month we saw the release of AMDs new Radeon Software Crimson Edition. This release included the brand new Radeon Settings and promised a new commitment to more...

33 by Daniel Williams on 12/18/2015

Sapphire Readies Nitro R9 Fury: Custom Design and Enhanced Performance

Sapphire Technology is preparing to release its new graphics card — the Nitro R9 Fury — based on AMD’s Fiji graphics processing unit that features its own custom printed...

25 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2015

AMD's 2016 Linux Driver Plans & GPUOpen Family of Dev Tools: Investing In Open Source

Earlier this month AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group held an event to brief the press of their plans for 2016. Part of a larger shift for RTG as they work...

49 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

98 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

NVIDIA Releases 359.06 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA is continuing their efforts to provide game ready drivers on launch day throughout the AAA/holiday season. Without missing a beat they are giving us a two for one...

13 by Daniel Williams on 12/2/2015

AMD Announces FirePro W4300: Low Profile FirePro

With the slower release cadence for AMD’s FirePro professional cards, we tend to only hear from the FirePro group once or twice per year. And with the last update...

17 by Ryan Smith on 12/1/2015

AMD Releasing New Crimson Drivers for GPU Fan Issue (Update: Released)

Update: AMD has now released the fixed driver, Crimson 15.11.1 Beta. This release also contains several other fixes according to AMD's notes, including further game fixes and some Radeon...

45 by Ian Cutress on 11/30/2015

More on Apple’s A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores, No L3 Cache

Over the Thanksgiving break the intrepid crew over at Chipworks sent over their initial teardown information for Apple’s A9X SoC. The heart of the recently launched iPad Pro, the...

121 by Ryan Smith on 11/30/2015

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

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