GPUs

The fate of Imagination Technologies has become something of a saga in recent months. The prolific IP vendor, Apple’s right-hand supplier for GPU designs and IP over the last decade, found itself on the rocks in April, when Apple announced they would be transitioning away from using Imagination’s IP and designs. Then in May, the company announced that they would be doubling-down on the GPU business – their strongest business – by selling off their remaining Ensigma communications and MIPS CPU businesses. Now this morning, the company has announced that they have decided to instead focus on going another route, and will be putting the entire company up for sale. While the company as a whole was not formally up for sale until today, as...

Point of View BV Declares Bankruptcy, But Holding Company Vows to Come Back

Shipments of discrete graphics cards for desktop PCs have shrunk by nearly two times since 2007 and competition between vendors intensified in the recent years. As a result, some...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q3 2016: GPU Shipments Hit Two-Year High

Shipments of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) are traditionally high in the third quarter as PC makers and retailers gear up for the holiday season and build up stocks...

49 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

MSI Adds Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1050 Ti to Lineup

MSI has quietly added a new low-profile graphics card into their lineup. The adapter is based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU featuring the latest Pascal architecture and...

42 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been...

20 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Hotfix

Continuing with a steady stream of updates, we are here with a new driver from AMD. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 brings the core driver version up to 16.40.3211...

8 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AKiTiO Introduces Node: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box for $299

Over the past week AKiTiO has formally introduced its new external graphics enclosure using a Thunderbolt 3 connection. As with other external graphics enclosures, the AKiTiO Node allows a...

56 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2016

AMD @ SC16: Radeon Open Compute Platform (ROCm) 1.3 Released, Boltzmann Comes to Fruition

Kicking off this week is SC, the annual ACM/IEEE sponsored supercomputing conference in the United States. At this show last year, AMD announced the Boltzmann Initiative, their ambitious plan...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2016

NVIDIA Announces Record Q3 FY 2017 Results

Today NVIDIA announced their fiscal earnings for the third quarter of their 2017 fiscal year (and yes, that’s not a typo). NVIDIA has cracked the $2 billion mark for...

44 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2016

Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series

Back in July AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX series. Part of a broader rebranding effort for AMD’s professional grade graphics cards – moving away from the FirePro brand...

32 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2016

ARM Announces Mali-G51 Mainstream GPU, Mali-V-61 Video Processing Block

These days ARM and its customers are in the midst of a major evolution in GPU design. Back in May the company announced their new Bifrost GPU architecture, a...

22 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2016

PowerColor Announces Devil Box: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor has introduced its first enclosure for external graphics cards, the Devil Box. The accessory enables gamers to connect desktop video cards to AIO, SFF or laptop PCs using...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2016

Update: NVIDIA Releases 375.63 WHQL Driver update

Update 10/23: NVIDIA has yanked the 375.57 drivers this weekend and replaced them with a new build, 375.63. The updated driver set fixes an especially annoying bug with tiles...

12 by Daniel Williams on 10/22/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2

We are now wading through the blockbuster season for the PC gaming industry. Consequently, the list of fixes is on the shorter side this time around, but AMD is...

15 by Daniel Williams on 10/21/2016

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050: Entry-Level Cards Launching October 25th

After a break of a couple of months in their Pascal launch schedule, NVIDIA is back again to launch a new Pascal desktop product. Following their near-perfect top-down launch...

93 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2016

AMD Discontinues Gaming Evolved App

With the recent launch of AMD’s Radeon 400 series parts and consequent focus on hardware, it’s been some time now since we’ve heard from AMD about their Gaming Evolved...

62 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2016

NVIDIA Releases 373.06 WHQL Game Ready Driver - Support for Mafia III, GoW 4 and Shadow Warrior 2

Not to miss out on the many releases this fall NVIDIA is working hard to keep our computers ready for the newest and upcoming games. In another iteration of...

6 by Daniel Williams on 10/7/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix - Support for GoW 4 and Mafia III

As the new games continue to roll in I’m sure the driver developers are hard at work keeping up with all the big release. With AMD Radeon Software Crimson...

10 by Daniel Williams on 10/5/2016

GTC Europe 2016: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

I'm here at the first GTC Europe event, ready to go for the Keynote talk hosted by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

40 by Ian Cutress on 9/28/2016

AMD Announces Embedded Radeon E9260 & E9550 - Polaris for Embedded Markets

While it’s AMD’s consumer products that get the most fanfare with new GPU launches – and rightfully so – AMD and their Radeon brand also have a solid (if...

16 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2016

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