GPUs

This week, Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of its GDDR6 memory chips for next-generation graphics cards and other applications. The new chips will be available in 16 Gb densities and will feature an interface speed that is significantly higher when compared to that of the fastest GDDR5 and GDDR5X ICs can offer. GDDR6 is a next-generation specialized DRAM standard that will be supported by all three leading makers of memory. Over time, the industry will introduce a great variety of GDDR6 ICs for different applications, performance and price requirements. What Samsung is announcing this week is its first 16 Gb GDDR6 IC that features an 18 Gbps per pin data transfer rate and offers up to 72 GB/s of bandwidth per...

NVIDIA Releases 390.65 WHQL Game Ready Driver, Includes Mitigation Updates for Spectre

In the wake of Meltdown and Spectre essentially every major industry player has issued a security statement, and NVIDIA is no exception, especially as a hardware vendor. Their initial...

10 by Nate Oh on 1/9/2018

NVIDIA Announces Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 4K@120Hz HDR Display with G-Sync & More

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, NVIDIA announced a new series of TV-sized 65-inch monitor models called Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs). Working with Acer, ASUS, and...

24 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

NVIDIA Launches GeForce NOW Game-streaming Service PC Beta

LAS VEGAS, NV — Today at CES 2018, NVIDIA announced PC availability of the GeForce NOW, their cloud-based game-streaming service, as a free closed beta. Not to be confused...

3 by Nate Oh on 1/8/2018

AMD Tech Day at CES: 2018 Roadmap Revealed, with Ryzen APUs, Zen+ on 12nm, Vega on 7nm

To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018. What was...

90 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2018

VESA Announces That Work Has Begun On Next DisplayPort Standard; Display Bandwidth To Double

In an interesting turn of events this week, the VESA has announced that work has begun on the next generation DisplayPort standard. Citing the need for even greater amounts...

19 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2018

VESA Announces DP8K Certified DisplayPort Cables

Along with the announcement that work has begun on a new DisplayPort standard, the VESA this week is also announcing that they have launched a new certification program for...

3 by Nate Oh on 1/5/2018

NVIDIA to Cease Driver Development for 32-Bit Operating Systems

NVIDIA has announced plans to cease developing drivers supporting 32-bit operating systems for any GPU architecture in the near future. All NVIDIA GPU drivers published after the release 390...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/28/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.2

Last Tuesday, AMD rolled out their major display driver update for 2017: Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1. Not long since, this week AMD has released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

1 by Nate Oh on 12/22/2017

Micron Finishes GDDR6 Internal Qualification, Eyes H1'2018 Mass Production

With rumors swirling pretty widely that the next generation of video cards from both vendors will be based around GDDR6 memory, there’s understandably a lot of interest in the...

15 by Ryan Smith on 12/21/2017

The NVIDIA Titan V Preview - Titanomachy: War of the Titans

Today we're taking a preview look at NVIDIA's new compute accelerator and video card, the $3000 NVIDIA Titan V. In Greek mythology Titanomachy was the war of the Titans...

111 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 12/20/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1: Adrenalin and ProRender Updates

Alongside the much more expansive Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, today AMD has released Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition. As implied by the name, 17.12.1 Pro includes Radeon Pro ReLive...

1 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition: Overlay, App & More for 2017

Today, AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is finally upon us. Succeeding Crimson and Crimson ReLive, Adrenalin continues AMD’s yearly cadence of driver software features, again pushing the user experience...

43 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

VESA Announces DisplayHDR Specification: Defining HDR Capabilities In Performance Tiers

Today, VESA is announcing the first version of their DisplayHDR specification, a new open standard for defining LCD high dynamic range (HDR) performance. Best thought of as a lightweight...

43 by Nate Oh on 12/11/2017

NVIDIA Announces “NVIDIA Titan V" Video Card: GV100 for $3000, On Sale Now

Out of nowhere, NVIDIA has revealed the NVIDIA Titan V today at the 2017 Neural Information Processing Systems conference, with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang flashing out the card on stage...

159 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC Windforce 2X, To Release RX Vega 56 Version Soon

Adding on to the recent slew of custom RX Vega announcements, last week Gigabyte announced the Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, featuring their dual-fan Windforce cooling system...

9 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent: 3 Slot Bracket, ACX 3.0 Cooler

This week, EVGA launched another model for their GeForce GTX 1070 Ti family: the FTW Ultra Silent, featuring the ACX 3.0 cooling system. Starting from its triple slot wide...

12 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

AMD Silently Lowers Radeon RX 560 Specifications, Now Covers RX 460-class Products (Updated)

Spotted yesterday by Heise.de, AMD has silently lowered the specifications of the Radeon RX 560 to encompass parts with 14 CUs (896 Stream Processors), allowing them to be sold...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

PowerColor Announces Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56

Last week, PowerColor announced two custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards: the Red Devil RX Vega 64 and Red Devil RX Vega 56. With triple-fan coolers and 2.5-slot wide...

7 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

NVIDIA Releases 388.43 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With the launch of DOOM VFR on Thursday, NVIDIA has released driver version 388.43 to bring DOOM VFR support. And for those who miss the NVIDIA system tray icon...

0 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2017

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