GPUs

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark testing suite. The API Overhead tool, first rolled out in 2015, is a relatively straightforward test that throws increasingly large number of draw calls at a system to see how many calls a system can sustain. The primary purpose of the tool is to show off the vast improvement in draw call performance afforded by modern, low-level APIs that can efficiently spread their work over multiple threads, as opposed to classic APIs like DirectX 11 which are essentially single-threaded and have a high degree of overhead within that sole thread. The latest iteration of the API Overhead test, now up...

NVIDIA & Samsung Settle All Patent Infringement Disputes

Roughly a year and a half ago, NVIDIA opened up a patent infringement case against Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming that the various GPUs used by the two firms violated...

37 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Duo: Dual Fiji, 350W, $1500

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...

63 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 Hotfix

With a couple of weeks since their last driver release, AMD has handed us another update. Alongside a list of fixes, and a focus on a narrow set of...

5 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2016

ZOTAC Quietly Releases GeForce GT 710 Graphics Card with PCIe x1 Interface

ZOTAC has quietly introduced a new video card which is compatible with virtually every desktop PC released in the recent years. The new GeForce GT 710 graphics card with...

55 by Anton Shilov on 4/22/2016

AMD Announces 32GB FirePro W9100 - Pro Graphics Gets a Memory Bump

Thanks to the further proliferation of 8Gb GDDR5 memory modules, we’ve seen an uplift over the last few months with the memory capacity of professional graphics cards. For the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 4/14/2016

GIGABYTE Adds 75W GeForce GTX 950 to Lineup

GIGABYTE has quietly added a low-power GeForce GTX 950 video card to its lineup. The product does not require auxiliary PCIe power connector and can be powered entirely by...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2016

EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 950 Low Power Graphics Cards with 75W TDP

EVGA this week unveiled their NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950-based video cards with reduced power consumption. As a result, these new cards do not require auxiliary power connectors and can...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016

NVIDIA Unveils the DGX-1 HPC Server: 8 Teslas, 3U, Q2 2016

For a few years now, NVIDIA has been flirting with the server business as a means of driving the growth of datacenter sales of their products. A combination of...

30 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/6/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P100 Accelerator - Pascal GP100 Power for HPC

Today at their 2016 GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced the first of their Pascal architecture powered Tesla cards, the Tesla P100. The P100 is the first major update to...

93 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

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

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