Since the introduction of Direct3D 12 and other low-level graphics APIs, the bulk of our focus has been on the high end. One of the most immediate benefits to these new APIs is their ability to better scale out with multiple threads and alleviate CPU bottlenecking, which has been a growing problem over the years due to GPU performance gains outpacing CPU performance gains. However at the opposite end of the spectrum and away from the performance benefits are the efficiency benefits, and those are gains that haven’t been covered nearly as well. With that subject in mind, Intel is doing just that this week at SIGGRAPH 2014, where the company is showcasing both the performance and efficiency gains from Direct3D 12 on their hardware. When...

NVIDIA Launches Next GeForce Game Bundle - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

After letting their previous Watch Dogs bundle run its course over the past couple of months, NVIDIA sends word this afternoon that they will be launching a new game...

7 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2014

NVIDIA Refreshes Quadro Lineup, Launches 5 New Quadro Cards

Continuing today’s spate of professional graphics announcements, along with AMD’s refresh of their FirePro lineup NVIDIA is announcing that they are undertaking their own refresh of their Quadro lineup...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2014

AMD Completes FirePro Refresh, Adds 4 New FirePro Cards

Kicking off a busy day for professional graphics, AMD is first up to announce that they will be launching a quartet of new FirePro cards. As part of the...

27 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2014

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview: A Glimpse into Core M

Typically we would see Intel unveil the bulk of the technical details of their forthcoming products at their annual Intel Developer Forum, and with the next IDF scheduled for...

152 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

Khronos Announces Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

As our regular readers have already seen, 2013 and 2014 has been one of the most significant periods for graphics APIs in years. While OpenGL and Direct3D have not...

21 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

OpenGL SIGGRAPH 2014 Update: OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.1, & More

Taking place this week is SIGGRAPH 2014, the graphics industry’s yearly professional event. As the biggest graphics event of the year this show has become the Khronos Group’s favorite...

3 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

Khronos Announces OpenCL SPIR 2.0

The last time we talked to Khronos about the OpenCL Standard Portable Intermediate Representation (SPIR) was back at SIGGRAPH 2013. At the time Khronos was gearing up for the...

1 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

NVIDIA FY 2015 Q2 Financial Results

On Thursday August 7th, NVIDIA released their results for the second quarter of their fiscal year 2015. Year-over-year, they had an excellent quarter based on strong growth in the...

16 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 340.52 WHQL Drivers Now Available

Joining today’s launch of the SHIELD Tablet is a new GeForce driver set from NVIDIA. After last month’s release of the first R340 beta driver, 340.43, NVIDIA is back...

4 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2014

AMD Gaming Evolved Client 4.0 Released

Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s...

12 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2014

Imagination Posts PowerVR Rogue Specification Summary

Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct...

6 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2014

Watch our Hangout with ARM GPU Fellow Jem Davies

For those of you who weren't able to catch the live stream be sure to watch our interview with ARM Fellow and all around GPU expert Jem Davies. In...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2014

Join us for a Live Hangout with ARM Fellow Jem Davies and Chat about GPUs at 12PM ET Today

After answering your questions in our Ask the Experts post, ARM Fellow and GPU expert Jem Davies agreed to join a live video discussion with me. At 12:00PM ET...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2014

ARM’s Mali Midgard Architecture Explored

This year then has been especially productive for learning more about SoC GPUs, and as of today it’s going to get even better. After we took a look at...

64 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2014

Ask the Experts - ARM Fellow Jem Davies Answers Your GPU Questions

When we ran our Ask the Experts with ARM CPU guru Peter Greenhalgh some of you had GPU questions that went unanswered. A few weeks ago we set out...

99 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2014

Best Video Cards: June 2014

We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for June of 2014. June has been another quiet month from a...

48 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2014

Hands On With AMD’s Gaming Evolved Client Game DVR

Over the last few years we have seen both AMD and NVIDIA become increasingly interested in developing and nurturing software ecosystems around their products. Born out of a desire...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2014

Intel’s "Knights Landing" Xeon Phi Coprocessor Detailed

Continuing our ISC 2014 news announcements for the week, next up is Intel. Intel has taken to ISC to announce further details about the company’s forthcoming Knights Landing processor...

39 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Release Candidate 2 Drivers Posted

AMD has posted a new version of their Catalyst 14.6 drivers this afternoon, bringing their latest driver set up to Release Candidate 2. As a further refinement of the 14.6...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/24/2014

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