GPUs

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it is increasing production volumes of its 8 GB, 8-Hi HBM2 DRAM stacks due to growing demand. In the coming months the company’s 8 GB HBM2 chips will be used for several applications, including those for consumers, professionals, AI, as well as for parallel computing. Meanwhile, AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics cards for professionals and gamers will likely be the largest consumers of HBM2 in terms of volume. And while AMD is traditionally a SK Hynix customer, the timing of this announcement with AMD's launches certainly suggests that AMD is likely a Samsung customer this round as well. Samsung’s 8 GB HBM Gen 2 memory KGSDs (known good stacked die) are based on eight 8-Gb DRAM devices in an 8-Hi stack...

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

NVIDIA Releases 372.90 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Not to be outdone by AMD, NVIDIA also has their own driver release this evening, with the release of driver version 372.90. Among the fixes in this latest drivers includes...

32 by Daniel Williams on 9/22/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 - Support for Forza Horizon 3

As more games approach this fall, we can expect GPU manufacturers to keep updates rolling out so that our cards can be ready for the latest games as they...

22 by Daniel Williams on 9/22/2016

NVIDIA Announces Gears of War 4 Game Bundle for GTX 1080 and 1070

As we enter the AAA blockbuster season and leave the avalanche of GPU releases behind us, we are beginning to see the first game bundles approach. Those considering an...

10 by Daniel Williams on 9/21/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q2 2016: AMD Grabs Market Share, But NVIDIA Remains on Top

We're back once again with our periodic series looking at computer hardware market trends, this time taking a look at GPU sales for Q2 2016. Broadly speaking, unit sales...

72 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P40 & Tesla P4 - Neural Network Inference, Big & Small

Over the last few months we have seen NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs roll out among their consumer cards, and now the time has come for the Tesla line to get...

37 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2016

Update: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Settlement Claims Website Now Open

Update 09/12: Bringing this back up, over the weekend the website to submit settlement claims went up. Owners of GTX 970s who purchased the card between its launch and...

105 by Ryan Smith on 9/12/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1, Adds Deus Ex Mankind Divided DX12 Support

AMD has released their first Radeon driver update for September this week with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1. Notable in this release is that along with the usual batch...

17 by Daniel Williams on 9/9/2016

Analyzing Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Hardware Reveal: What Lies Beneath

A few months ago near the start of E3, Sony made an interesting revelation: that they would be releasing a higher performing PlayStation 4 console. A console intended to...

206 by Ryan Smith on 9/8/2016

NVIDIA Releases GeForce Experience 3.0 - New UI and Features

These past several years NVIDIA has made continued efforts to create a gaming ecosystem that rivals those found in the console market. The venue for these efforts has centered...

39 by Daniel Williams on 9/8/2016

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