The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is opening an investigation into NVIDIA and their partners based on complaints filed by Samsung. As outlined in Samsung’s original counter suit, Samsung accuses NVIDIA of violating several of their patents, and having taken these complaints to the ITC, the ITC is now investigating these patent infringement claims. This is the latest in a series of legal actions by the two companies, and one of many to come in a process that will likely take years to resolve. At the time of their initial counter-suit against NVIDIA and partner Velocity Micro, Samsung indicated that they would be...

Microsoft Announces DirectX 12: Low Level Graphics Programming Comes To DirectX

With GDC 2014 having drawn to a close, we have finally seen what is easily the most exciting piece of news for PC gamers. As previously teased by Microsoft...

105 by Ryan Smith on 3/24/2014

GDC 2014: NVIDIA, AMD Announce New Game Dev Partnerships - Crytek, Epic, & More

With GDC 2014 taking place this week in San Francisco, there are a number of gaming related announcements occurring over the next couple of days. These announcements in turn...

13 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

AMD Teases Dual-GPU Video Card Once Again

Following last week’s dual-GPU teaser, AMD’s marketing department is back with another teaser for their forthcoming product. This time they’ve sent along a bottle of water and two cans of...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

Khronos Announces WebCL 1.0, SYCL 1.2, and EGL 1.5 Specifications

Following Monday’s announcement of OpenGL ES 3.1, Khronos is back again with a slate of new standards announcements. Unlike Monday’s focus on OpenGL ES, the bulk of these announcements...

7 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

Imagination Announces PowerVR Wizard GPU Family: Rogue Learns Ray Tracing

Taking place this week in San Francisco is 2014 Game Developers Conference. Though not necessarily a hardware show, in years past we have seen gaming-related product announcements in both...

45 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Evaluating AMD's TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Khronos Announces OpenGL ES 3.1

Coinciding with a mobile-heavy CES 2014, back in January Khronos put out a short announcement stating that they were nearing the release of a new version of OpenGL ES...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2014

NVIDIA Announces Spring 2014 GeForce Game Bundles

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the GeForce 800M series, NVIDIA is back in the saddle with another set of bundles to help promote GeForce video card and laptop...

28 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2014

AMD Teases Forthcoming Dual-GPU Video Card

It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication. In an...

35 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2014

CeBIT 2014: Sapphire Shows Two R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 GPUs

Back when the 8800GT was launched, 512MB of video memory is all we needed. To have 2GB, 3GB or 4GB on a video card seemed like overkill. Fast forward...

26 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2014

NVIDIA Announces Legacy Support Plans For D3D10 Generation GPUs

All good things must come to an end, and for NVIDIA’s Direct3D 10 generation GPUs that end is just about here. NVIDIA has posted a document to their support...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2014

NVIDIA’s GeForce 800M Lineup for Laptops and Battery Boost

Last month NVIDIA launched the first of many Maxwell parts to come with the desktop GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which brought a new architecture to NVIDIA’s parts...

91 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2014

Valve Publically Releases "ToGL" Direct3D-to-OpenGL Shim

Though firmly rooted in the Microsoft technology camp for much of their history, in the past few years Valve has been expanding their reach to additional platforms and technologies...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2014

CeBIT 2014: MSI Shows New Intel Motherboards, R9 270X Gaming ITX

While we do not have anyone on the floor of CeBIT this year, manufacturers are showcasing several new products worth mentioning between now and Computex in June. MSI...

6 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 335.23 WHQL Drivers Now Available: GTX 750 Overclocking Limits Increased

Word comes this afternoon that NVIDIA has released another new set of WHQL drivers, this time version 335.23. 335.23 is another member of the R334 driver branch, so this...

12 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2014

AMD Radeon R7 250 - AMD Center Giveaway

The month of Radeon R7 250 giveaways continues! Last week we chose three winners for a stack of ASUS Radeon R7 250s, and this week AMD is giving us...

944 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2014

AMD's Radeon R7 265 Now Available

After initially missing their planned availability window of late February, AMD sends word this evening that the first Radeon R7 265 SKUs have finally reached North American retailers. Sapphire’s R7...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

DirectX 12 to Be Unveiled At GDC 2014

Picking up from where we left off with last week’s discussion of GDC presentations, Microsoft has released a short teaser regarding their GDC presentation. The previously mentioned “DirectX: Evolving...

59 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

AMD Announces Radeon R9 280: Radeon HD 7950 w/Boost Returns

With the launch of the Radeon R9 series back in October of 2013, AMD began the process of releasing a number of their existing GCN 1.0 7000 cards as...

43 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2014

AMD updates driver and programming tools roadmap for supporting HSA features in Kaveri

In our Kaveri review, we discussed HSA and that Kaveri brings many exciting hardware features such as true CPU/GPU shared memory (hUMA) and others such as heterogeneous queueing (hQ)...

22 by Rahul Garg on 3/3/2014

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