NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB: More RAM, Fewer ROPs?

Adjusting their GeForce GTX 1050 Family info page over the weekend, NVIDIA quietly announced that the expansion of the GeForce 10-series of cards with another entry: the GeForce GTX...

49 by Nate Oh on 5/21/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

NVIDIA Updates on G-Sync HDR: 4Kp144 Monitors On Sale at End of May, Other Models Coming Later This Year

While NVIDIA's upcoming ultra-premium G-Sync HDR monitors have been in the public eye for some time now, the schedule slips have become something of a sticking point, prompting the...

47 by Nate Oh on 5/16/2018

VESA and MIPI Announce VDC-M 1.1: Display Compression Standard for Mobile Devices

As of late, the pursuit for higher resolutions, faster refresh rates, better contrasts, higher brightness, and more colors in displays, has created bandwidth demands that are pushing the limits...

17 by Nate Oh on 5/15/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL: Support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Not long after Windows 10’s first semi-annual major update of the year, AMD today has released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL, bringing full support for the April...

3 by Nate Oh on 5/9/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1: Windows 10 April 2018 Update Support

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1, bringing beta level support for the just-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). A more minor update for this Microsoft...

6 by Nate Oh on 4/30/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.31 WHQL Drivers: Vulkan 1.1 Support, NVIDIA RTX, And More

After quietly announcing legacy support status for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit operating systems earlier this month, NVIDIA today has released the first Release 396 drivers with 397.31 WHQL, headlined...

7 by Nate Oh on 4/26/2018

ASUS Introduces “AREZ” Brand for Radeon Cards as AMD Discusses New Consumer-Friendly AIB Branding

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers...

35 by Nate Oh on 4/19/2018

AMD Releases OEM Desktop & Mobile Radeon RX 500X SKUs: The Radeon Rebadge Returns (Updated)

Tucked inside today's HP’s announcement of their new Pavilion gaming systems is an interesting item: a mobile Radeon RX 560X graphics option. This is in fact not a typo...

45 by Nate Oh on 4/11/2018

NVIDIA Moves Fermi GPUs to Legacy Status, Ends Mainstream Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

This week, NVIDIA has announced that they are ending mainstream graphics driver support for Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. Effective as of this month (i.e. immediately), all Fermi products are being...

43 by Nate Oh on 4/7/2018

NVIDIA Quietly Rolls out Slower, Lower TDP GeForce GT 1030 With DDR4 VRAM

For the lowest-end video cards, a common practice by manufacturers is to substitute in slower VRAM – recently, this meant swapping out GDDR5 for DDR3 – saving costs in...

44 by Nate Oh on 4/4/2018

Xiaomi Announces Mi MIX 2S: Snapdragon 845 and Dual Camera for Mi MIX

Today, Xiaomi is announcing its new high mid-range Mi MIX 2S. This is the latest entry in the Mi MIX series, noted for its display that goes all the...

6 by Nate Oh on 3/27/2018

NVIDIA Silently Rolls Out Slower, Lower TDP GeForce MX150 for Ultrabooks

This week, Notebookcheck reported their findings of a second version of the GeForce MX150 – the newest version sporting lower base, boost, and memory clockspeeds versus the original SKU...

40 by Nate Oh on 3/23/2018

NVIDIA Releases 391.24 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Updates for NVIDIA Highlights

As GDC 2018 rolls on this week, NVIDIA has released driver version 391.24 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for the recently released Sea of Thieves, as well as a...

44 by Nate Oh on 3/21/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3: Unified Vulkan 1.1 Driver

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3, a general update pulling in Vulkan 1.1 support for the main driver branch, as well as bringing support for Sea of...

6 by Nate Oh on 3/20/2018

AMD Announces Real-time Ray Tracing Support for ProRender and Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2

First disclosed this evening with teaser videos related to a GDC presentation on Unity, today AMD is announcing two developer-oriented features: real-time ray tracing support for the company's ProRender...

16 by Nate Oh on 3/19/2018

NVIDIA Announces RTX Technology: Real Time Ray Tracing Acceleration for Volta GPUs and Later

In conjunction with Microsoft’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API announcement, today NVIDIA is unveiling their RTX technology, providing ray tracing acceleration for Volta and later GPUs. Intended to enable...

19 by Nate Oh on 3/19/2018

Microsoft and AMD to Bring FreeSync 2 Support to Xbox One S and Xbox One X This Spring

Over the weekend, Microsoft and AMD made a somewhat unexpected announcement on the debut of their new Inside Xbox show: AMD FreeSync 2 support will be coming to the...

27 by Nate Oh on 3/12/2018

Vulkan 1.1 Specification Released: Open-source Tools, SDKs, and Launch Driver Support

Since the release of Vulkan 1.0 in February 2016, the successor to OpenGL slowly but surely made its way into applications and game engines. Today, roughly two years later...

33 by Nate Oh on 3/7/2018

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