GPUs

These recent years we have seen a slow but steady buildup of VR from both technological developments to growing enthusiasm shown by consumers and the industry. Today AMD is releasing the Radeon Pro Duo to the market as their first card targeted at VR developers. This card is not being directly aimed at gamers, despite the capability under the hood, but focuses on official support for professional software. Additionally, multiple initiatives are being both spearheaded and supported by AMD and others to encourage growth in the VR sector. The AMD Radeon Pro Duo was first announced back in March, with the card is being marketed for VR content creation first and foremost. With this card, AMD is promoting the ability to allocate one GPU...

Vulkan Status Update: Will Use Feature Sets, Android Support Incoming

Along with updates on OpenGL, Khronos is also offering a status update on the development of Vulkan at this year’s SIGGRAPH show. Khronos’s next-generation low-level API was announced last...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/10/2015

NVIDIA FY 2016 Q2 Results: GPU Sales Are Strong But Write Downs Hurt Bottom Line

Today NVIDIA released its quarterly results for the second quarter of their fiscal year 2016 (yes, 2016) and they had excellent sales of their GeForce GPUs, but have decided...

55 by Brett Howse on 8/7/2015

Basemark & Crytek To Develop New VR Benchmark

After a very public development process over the last couple of years, this year we have seen the consumer release of virtual reality headsets become a matter of when...

8 by Ryan Smith on 8/6/2015

Windows 10 Launch Day GPU Support Summary

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and...

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2015

NVIDIA Launches Summer GeForce Game Bundle - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

As the month of July begins to wind down, so does NVIDIA’s existing Two Times the Adventure Game Bundle. With Batman: Arkham Knight having been something of a technical...

25 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2015

AMD Posts Q2 2015 Results: Revenue Falls Once More

As financial week rolls along this week, today AMD announced their second quarter 2015 financial results. Earlier this month ahead of today’s announcement the company issued a warning for...

125 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Review, Feat. Sapphire & ASUS

A bit over two weeks ago AMD launched their new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Based on the company’s new Fiji GPU, the R9 Fury X...

287 by Ryan Smith on 7/10/2015

On Radeon R9 Fury X Pump Noise & Replacements

On a meta note this evening, over the last week I have received a number of questions about last week’s Radeon R9 Fury X review. Several of these questions...

47 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Drivers: Crossfire Freesync, Win10 Support, & More

After a brief detour for AMD’s driver team where they diverged their drivers for the Radeon 300 series and R9 Fury X launch, AMD has reunified their drivers with...

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/8/2015

NVIDIA @ ICML 2015: CUDA 7.5, cuDNN 3, & DIGITS 2 Announced

Taking place this week in Lille, France is the 2015 International Conference on Machine Learning, or ICML. Now in its 32nd year, the annual event is one of the...

27 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2015

AMD Confirms 20nm Products Moved to FinFET, Warns on Q2’15 Earnings

A little bit ago AMD sent out an announcement updating their official outlook for the second quarter of 2015. Though we don’t typically publish financial projections, the long and...

62 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Review: Aiming For the Top

Having launched last week and being reviewed today is AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X, the company’s new flagship single-GPU video card. Featuring a fully enabled Fiji GPU, the R9...

457 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2015

AMD Launches Retail Radeon 300 Series: A Prelude To Fury

Earlier this week AMD held their 2015 GPU product showcase, dubbed “The New Era of PC Gaming.” As the latest stage in AMD’s master plan, AMD held a public...

290 by Ryan Smith on 6/18/2015

AMD Shows Off Dual-GPU Fiji Card At PC Gaming Show

Briefly announced and discussed during AMD’s 2015 GPU product presentation yesterday morning was AMD’s forthcoming dual Fiji video card. The near-obligatory counterpart to the just-announced Radeon R9 Fury X...

133 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2015

NVIDIA Acquires Game Porting Group & Tech From Transgaming

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2015

Apple’s Metal API Comes to OS X Desktops

At last year’s WWDC, Apple introduced their Metal API for iOS 8. A low-level graphics API, Metal was originally designed to bring the benefits of low-level graphics programming to...

63 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2015

AMD Confirms June 16th Date for Upcoming GPU Announcement

After an earlier vague deadline of Q2’15 and more than a few teases in the interim, AMD has finally announced when they’ll be revealing their forthcoming high-end video card. AMD...

41 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2015

AMD Picks Up Jim Anderson from Intel To Lead Computing and Graphics Business Group

Word comes from AMD this afternoon that they have finally found a new Senior VP and General Manager for the company’s Computing and Graphics business group. The group has...

30 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2015

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