GPUs

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 security bulletin last week disclosed that while their GPU hardware was thought to be “immune,” security updates to GPU drivers and affected ARM SoCs were forthcoming. Along with the standard updates and bugfixes, 390.65 brings some of those mitigations to the GPU display driver side. Strictly-speaking, 390.65 brings a security update with mitigations for a variant of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753), and is applicable to GeForce, Quadro, and NVS products. NVIDIA did note that their GPU display driver is potentially susceptible to the second Spectre variant (CVE-2017-5715), and are working on a related future update. The reason for...

Cryptomining Demand Wanes as Q3 2017 Discrete Graphics Cards Shipments Hit 5-Year-High

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) released their quarterly discrete video card sales report for Q3 2017. According to JPR's figures, the quarter was a strong one for discrete...

25 by Nate Oh on 12/1/2017

AMD Unveils Radeon Software "Adrenalin" Edition, Coming Soon

For AMD, 2017 has been rather eventful, not just for new hardware releases but also for the curious application of embargoes for product photos and unboxings. But leave it...

16 by Nate Oh on 11/30/2017

XFX to Release Custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 Double Edition Cards

XFX has quietly introduced its first new custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 video card designs. The custom Radeon RX Vega Double Edition graphics adapters from...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2017

NVIDIA Releases Maxwell-based GeForce MX130 & MX110 Mobile GPUs

Earlier this month, NVIDIA quietly released the Maxwell-based entry-level GeForce MX130 and MX110, joining the earlier Pascal-based MX150. The MX130 and MX110 product pages were later updated to specify...

27 by Nate Oh on 11/28/2017

EVGA Launches Single-Slot GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper

EVGA has released a version of its custom-built GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N video card with a pre-installed bespoke water block. Courtesy of EVGA's customized selection of video outputs...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

AMD Launches Prey & Wolfenstein II Game Bundle for Radeon RX Vega Cards

AMD has kicked off a new campaign that adds free digital copies of Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to select Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

GALAX, KFA2 Launch SNPR External GPU Enclosure with GTX 1060 6 GB

GALAX and KFA2 have announced their first external graphics solutions for laptops and SFF PCs with a Thunderbolt 3 interconnection. The SNPR External Graphics Enclosure, equipped with a GeForce...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/24/2017

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Holiday 2017

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

55 by Nate Oh on 11/17/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2

Update (11/27/17): AMD has released a Radeon RX Vega hotfix as 17.11.3, addressing intermittent crashing on some RX Vega cards. Just ahead of tomorrow’s Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) release...

5 by Nate Oh on 11/16/2017

NVIDIA Releases 388.31 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Ahead of Friday’s Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) release, today NVIDIA has released driver version 388.31, featuring Game Ready support for the aforementioned Battlefront II, as well as the...

5 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2017

VESA Announces DisplayID Version 2.0 Standard to Succeed EDID

This week, VESA has officially announced the DisplayID v2.0 standard, intended to succeed the venerable Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) used by monitors, TVs, and embedded displays. Like EDID/Enhanced...

2 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2017

Samsung Pre-Announces 16 Gbps GDDR6 Chips for Next-Gen Graphics Cards

In a surprisingly early revelation, Samsung has confirmed their plans to produce GDDR6 memory. The announcement was made as a part of Samsung’s pre-CES marketing campaign and does not...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2017

Intel Releases Graphics Drivers for Windows 15.60: HDR10 and Windows Mixed Reality

In light of the recent feature-filled Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, this week Intel has released their Graphics Driver 15.60, bringing HDR10 and Windows Mixed Reality support to a...

17 by Nate Oh on 11/10/2017

NVIDIA Announces Earnings of $2.6 Billion for Q3 2018, Once Again Sets Profit Record

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced its earnings for their 2018 fiscal year’s third quarter, which spans July 31 to October 29, 2017 (and not to be confused with the 2017...

23 by Nate Oh on 11/9/2017

Intel to Develop Discrete GPUs, Hires Raja Koduri as Chief Architect & Senior VP

On Monday, Intel announced that it had penned a deal with AMD to have the latter provide a discrete GPU to be integrated onto a future Intel SoC. On...

200 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2017

Raja Koduri, AMD’s Radeon Tech Group Leader, Resigns

On the day following what’s perhaps one of the greatest (and oddest) product design wins for AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, a second bit of surprising news is coming out...

54 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2017

NVIDIA Launches Star Wars Themed Titan Xp Collector’s Edition Graphics Cards

Just in case you thought that NVIDIA’s Titan Xp-branded video cards were not special enough on their own, the company announced a pair of new Star Wars-themed collector’s edition...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2017

Intel to Create new 8th Generation CPUs with AMD Radeon Graphics with HBM2 using EMIB

Today Intel (and AMD) are announcing a partnership to create processors using Intel's high-performance x86 cores, AMD Radeon Graphics, and HBM2 within a single processor package using Intel's latest...

254 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1

Since the launch of the Radeon RX Vega 64 in mid-August, AMD has been releasing new drivers every other week, sometimes more often, and this week is no exception...

4 by Nate Oh on 11/3/2017

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition Review: GP104 Comes in Threes

Launching today is the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, announced last week when it was first available for preorders. As the third GP104 based GTX 10 series card, the GTX...

76 by Nate Oh on 11/2/2017

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