GPUs

MSI has quietly added two low-profile AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics adapters to its product family. The add-in-boards (AIBs) are powered by AMD’s latest entry-level GPU, Polaris 11. As these are base RX 460 models. they do not require PCIe power and are compatible with a wide range of computers that have enough space for a dual-slot card. The new adapters will be among the most affordable discrete graphics options today and will be aimed at those upgrading entry-level systems as well as building SFF HTPCs. The MSI Radeon RX 460 4GT LP and Radeon RX 460 2GT LP are based on AMD’s Baffin (Polaris 11) graphics chip (896 stream processors, 56 texture units, 16 raster operations pipelines, 128-bit memory bus) clocked at up to...

The NVIDIA GTC 2016 Keynote Live Blog

We're here in sunny San Jose for the 2016 edition of NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC). With CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presenting, we're expecting a Pascal-heavy presentation about the...

48 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 Hotfix - Game Ready Support for Quantum Break

Another week another driver release, at least that feels like the way of it now. While some of AMD’s driver releases lately have been light on features and fixes...

12 by Daniel Williams on 4/5/2016

NVIDIA Announces Quadro M5500 For Notebooks, Details Professional VR Plans

Taking place this week is NVIDIA’s annual developer conference, the GPU Technology Conference. A show for everything NVIDIA across all of the company’s major divisions, this year’s show stands...

16 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2016

AMD Announces FirePro S9300 X2: Dual Fiji for HPC

One of the more interesting consequences of GPUs being built on TSMC’s 28nm process for an extended period of time is that it has forced both vendors to compensate...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/31/2016

Micron Begins to Sample GDDR5X Memory, Unveils Specs of Chips

This past week Micron has quietly added its GDDR5X memory chips to its product catalogue and revealed that the DRAM devices are currently sampling to partners. The company also...

37 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2016

Oculus Rift Launch Day News: New AMD & NVIDIA Drivers; Async Timewarp & Platform Restrictions Added To SDK

After just over three and a half years and a Facebook acquisition in between, Oculus’s first-generation Rift headset is launching today. We took a hands-on preview of the headset...

11 by Ryan Smith on 3/28/2016

NVIDIA Announces 24GB Quadro M6000

With NVIDIA currently between GPU generations, things have been relatively quiet on the professional graphics front for the company. On the high-end NVIDIA released the Quadro M6000 back in...

16 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2016

AMD Updates Gaming Evolved Client

Game streaming and recording has continued to be both a growing hobby and profession for many in recent years. Anytime there is growing interest in anything from society there...

5 by Daniel Williams on 3/18/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.1 Hotfix

Following last week's release of Radeon Software 16.3 Hotfix, AMD is back again with a quick update to their driver set, bringing it to 16.3.1 Hotfix. The list of resolved...

7 by Daniel Williams on 3/18/2016

GDC 2016: Tearing & Freesync/G-Sync Support Coming to Windows' UWP Apps

With the recent release of the first major games built for Windows’ Universal Windows Platform runtime, the current limitations of UWP has been a hot topic in technical circles...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2016

Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Chassis: $499/$399, AMD & NVIDIA, Shipping In April

Back at CES 2016, Razer announced their Core Thunderbolt 3 external graphics (eGFX) chassis. Built around the new Thunderbolt 3 standard and its long-awaited official support for external video...

79 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

GDC 2016: Imagination Demonstrates PowerVR Vulkan SDK & PowerVR Ray Tracing

Among the many companies showing off their latest development wares at GDC this week is Imagination. As opposed to their new GPU IP launches over the past couple of...

2 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

MSI Introduces two new GTX 950 2GB GPUs with 75W TDP: the OCV2 and OCV3

A standard GTX 950 reference design comes in at a 90W TDP, which means it requires a 6-pin PCIe power connector as the standard PCIe slot is typically rated...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

NVIDIA Announces GameWorks SDK 3.1

Innovation is hard work. Doing work that has already been done elsewhere can be satisfying, but also annoying - no-one wants to reinvent the wheel every time. In the...

52 by Daniel Williams on 3/16/2016

VRScore: Crytek and Basemark Announce New Benchmark Release

Virtual Reality has definitely been playing the slow and steady race for a while now. Thankfully, with the approach of consumer VR headsets going on sale, more of us...

5 by Daniel Williams on 3/15/2016

GDC 2016: Geomerics Demonstrates Updated Enlighten Lighting Tech

As some of our regular readers may already be familiar with them, ARM’s Geomerics division is one of the more unusual parts of ARM’s overall business group. Unlike the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2016

AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap: After Polaris Comes Vega

Although AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event was primarily focused on game development – it is the Game Developers Conference, after all – AMD did spend a brief moment discussing...

54 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo: Dual GPU Fiji Video Card For VR Content Creation

At AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event, the company has announced their long-awaited dual Fiji video card. Being released under the name Radeon Pro Duo, the new card is a...

56 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2016

Discussing the State of DirectX 12 With Microsoft & Oxide Games

Taking place next week is the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. GDC has been an important show for some time, but in recent years it has taken...

65 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2016

More on AMD’s XConnect Tech: Thunderbolt 3 for External Radeons

Last night AMD issued a driver update that brought support for a new technology, XConnect. In a nutshell, XConnect is AMD’s trade name for running external video cards via...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2016

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