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...

NVIDIA Releases 358.50 Game Ready Drivers For Star Wars Battlefront

Due for wide release tomorrow is the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, a technical test for the game being run ahead of the game's full launch in November. As is...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2015

NVIDIA Launches "Bullets or Blades" Geforce Bundle - Assassin’s Creed Syndicate or Rainbow Six Siege

The beginning of last month concluded NVIDIA's Summer GeForce Game Bundle. The months to come bring a rush of big budget games fighting to squeeze in before the holiday...

4 by Daniel Williams on 10/7/2015

HSA Foundation Update: More HSA Hardware Coming Soon

When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2015

AMD Announces FirePro Mobile W7170M, W5170M, & W5130M

In what’s turning out to be a busy week for mobile workstation announcements, AMD is announcing this week that they are launching three new FirePro Mobile parts. This latest...

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta Drivers

In a rare episode for AMD we get to see a second beta driver release in the same week. Earlier this week (Tuesday September 29th) AMD had released their...

11 by Daniel Williams on 10/2/2015

AMD Updates Embedded Radeon GPU Line, Releases Radeon E8950, E8870, & E6465

Given the long-term nature of AMD’s embedded graphics business, updates to the Embedded Radeon lineup of discrete video cards are fewer and farther between for AMD. But in turn...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2015

NVIDIA Announces Maxwell-Based Quadro M Mobile Series

By and large we erroneously tend to think of NVIDIA’s Quadro family of video cards as desktop video cards. While NVIDA has offered mobile Quadro cards for nearly a...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2015

Update: AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

Today AMD has released AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta as their latest driver update, with display driver version 15.201.1151. This driver provides optimizations for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront Beta...

28 by Daniel Williams on 9/29/2015

Apple’s A9 SoC Is Dual Sourced From Samsung & TSMC

Picking up from our conversation this morning on Apple’s A9 SoC, the crew over at Chipworks has been working hard over the weekend to decap A9 and their first...

99 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2015

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

NVIDIA Releases 355.98 Game Ready WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA has recently announced the launch of its latest WHQL driver set - 355.98. This update brings to the table the game ready drivers for Killing Floor 2, an...

41 by Daniel Williams on 9/23/2015

Desktop NVIDIA GTX 980 Coming To Gaming Notebooks

For as long as NVIDIA has been putting GPUs into notebooks, they would always have a separate lineup of GPUs which were designed for the thermally constrained environment of...

58 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Corsair Partners with MSI, Enters High-End Video Card Market With The Hydro GFX

Closed loop liquid cooled (CLLC) video cards have become an increasingly important part of the video card industry over the past couple of years. Though liquid cooling isn’t by...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2015

NVIDIA Releases GeForce Share & GameStream Co-Op Early Beta

Last month alongside the release of the GeForce GTX 950, NVIDIA also announced that they would be releasing a new suite of updates for GeForce Experience called Shared. The...

7 by Ryan Smith on 9/15/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like...

283 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2015

AMD Reorganizes Graphics Division - Radeon Whole Once More, Led By Raja Koduri

It was a bit over nine years ago when AMD announced that they would acquire ATI, the Canadian graphics firm, developer of Radeon GPUs, and constant competitor to NVIDIA...

72 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2015

Updates to Skylake Discrete Graphics Performance: PCIe Optimizations Incoming

In our initial review of the two 6th Generation Intel Skylake-K processors launched on August 5th, the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, our comparative analysis to the previous generations of...

37 by Ian Cutress on 9/8/2015

NVIDIA Announces GRID 2.0, Tesla M60 & M6 Server Cards

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...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2015

AMD Quietly Releases Radeon R9 370X, China-Only For Now

Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390...

26 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2015

AMD Announces Radeon R9 Nano; mini-ITX Card Shipping September 10th

Back in June at AMD’s R9 Fury X/Fiji GPU launch event, the company unveiled that there would be four products based on Fiji. Fury X and Fury – which...

95 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2015

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