GPUs

There are very few companies in the world able to claim a history in the graphics market dating back to the “golden age” of the 90’s. Among the handful of survivors of that era are of course NVIDIA and AMD (formerly ATI), but there is also Imagination Technologies. The company has been around since the early days of graphics accelerators and has seen a shifting industry. In the early to mid-2000’s the company moved away from the desktop space, instead focusing on offering GPU IP optimized for mobile devices. Today, Imagination is announcing the brand-new “A-Series” GPU architecture, with the company describing the new release the biggest and most important IP launch in 15 years. All of which is quite a grandiose claim that we...

New NVIDIA GPU Variant Found at Supercomputing 2019: Tesla V100S

NVIDIA announced a number of things at Supercomputing, such as CUDA on Arm. Despite the show being the major hub event for high-performance computing/supercomputers, it isn’t often the location...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/22/2019

GIGABYTE Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box: Liquid-Cooled TB3 eGFX Box

GIGABYTE has introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 eGFX box that promises to be one of the most powerful eGPUs on the market. The Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2019

PowerColor Launches Radeon RX 5700 XT Liquid Devil w/ Pre-Installed Water Block

PowerColor has introduced one of the industry’s first custom Radeon RX 5700 XT-based graphics card with a pre-installed water block. The board uses cherry-picked Navi 10 GPUs as well...

17 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2019

AnandTech Exclusive: An Interview with Intel’s Raja Koduri about Xe

This week Raja gave the keynote at Intel’s HPC DevCon event, a precursor to Supercomputing, and I did my usual thing of asking for the interview, fully expecting the...

71 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/20/2019

AMD Announces Radeon Pro W5700: Navi Gets Drafted to The Pros

Taking a break from their recent run of consumer-focused video card launches, this morning AMD is turning their attention to the professional side of the market. With their new...

14 by Ryan Smith on 11/19/2019

Intel’s 2021 Exascale Vision in Aurora: Two Sapphire Rapids CPUs with Six Ponte Vecchio GPUs

For the last few of years, when discussing high performance computing, it has been tough to avoid hearing the word ‘exascale’. Even last month, on 10/18, HPC twitter was...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

Intel’s Xe for HPC: Ponte Vecchio with Chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros on 7nm, Coming 2021

Today is Intel’s pre-SC19 HPC Devcon event, and with Raja Koduri on stage, the company has given a small glimpse into its high-performance compute accelerator strategy for 2021. Intel...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

Raja Koduri at Intel HPC Devcon Keynote Live Blog (4pm MT, 11pm UTC)

Prior to the annual Supercomputing conference, Intel hosts its HPC Developer Conference a couple of days before. This year's HPC Devcon keynote talk is from Intel SVP, Chief Architect...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

NVIDIA Announces Q3 FY 2020 Earnings

Today NVIDIA announced their results for the third quarter of their 2020 fiscal year, and the company’s results took a hit compared to their Q3 2019 results with earnings...

52 by Brett Howse on 11/14/2019

AMD Adds Radeon RX 5300M To Mobile GPU Lineup

Over the second-half of this year, AMD has been gearing up to cascade their latest Radeon graphics architecture to successively cheaper and more mainstream products. Last month we saw...

16 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2019

Alienware’s Area 51m Gets GeForce RTX 2070/2080 Upgrade Kits

Earlier this year, Alienware launched its Area 51m laptop, a high end desktop replacement (DTR) class laptop. Now, living up to the idea of being a proper replacement to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2019

ASUS & GIGABYTE Prep Mini-ITX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Cards

Last week NVIDIA introduced its latest GeForce GTX 1660 Super performance mainstream GPU. There are plenty of designs to chose from, and both ASUS and GIGABYTE are now set...

30 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2019

MLPerf Releases Official Results For First Machine Learning Inference Benchmark

Since launching their organization early last year, the MLPerf group has been slowly and steadily building up the scope and the scale of their machine learning benchmarks. Intending to...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2019

Rambus Demonstrates GDDR6 Running At 18 Gbps

While GDDR6 is currently available at speeds up to 14Gbps, and 16Gbps speeds are right around the corner, if the standard is going to have as long a lifespan...

23 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2019

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1650 Super: Launching November 22nd

Alongside today’s GeForce GTX 1660 Super launch, NVIDIA is also taking the wraps off of one more GeForce Super card. Having already given a Super mid-generation refresh to most...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/29/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review, Feat. EVGA SC Ultra: Recalibrating The Mainstream Market

Kicking off the first of a series of video card launches for this holiday season is NVIDIA, who is announcing their GeForce GTX 1660 Super. This is a relatively...

64 by Ryan Smith on 10/29/2019

Intel Q3 2019 Fab Update: 10nm Product Era Has Begun, 7nm On Track

After years of delays, Intel is finally shipping its 10 nm processors in high volume, and the company is preparing to fire up another fab to produce an even...

59 by Anton Shilov on 10/28/2019

My First Time Playing Minecraft, Ever: Testing The Ray Tracing Beta

Earlier this year at Gamescom, NVIDIA and Mojang showed off an early beta build of the popular game Minecraft with additional ray tracing features. Ray Tracing is a rendering...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/25/2019

AMD Refreshes Embedded GPU Lineup, Launches Polaris-Based Embedded Radeon E9560 & E9390

AMD’s GPU division has long had its hands in many businesses. While their consumer GPUs and semi-custom efforts tend to attract the most attention – and more recently, their...

8 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2019

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