GPUs

Launching today are AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT cards. These cards are aimed at the sub-$200 market for 1080p gaming, effectively (and finally) replacing AMD’s long-lived Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards, and going head-to-head with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 families. As is typical for AMD in this price range, the company is actually launching two different configurations of the RX 5500 XT: we’re getting both 8GB cards, as well as 4GB cards as a budget option. Both cards are clocked the same, but as we’re entering 2020, the ramifications of 4GB of VRAM versus 8GB are great enough that it creates some real differences between the cards. The 8GB RX 5500 XT will be taking up the all-important $199...

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

Arm TechCon 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

Kicking off today is Arm's annual technical conference, Arm TechCon. Now in its 15th year, the company is looking to continue their long, successful run in the IP market...

14 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2019

Intel Starts End-of-Life Plan for Kaby Lake-G

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its Kaby Lake-G processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega graphics. The products will be available to order for about the...

14 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Samsung Develops 12-Layer 3D TSV DRAM: Up to 24 GB HBM2

Samsung on Monday said that it had developed the industry’s first 12-layer 3D packaging for DRAM products. The technology uses through silicon vias (TSVs) to create high-capacity HBM memory...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2019

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series: 1080p Gaming for Desktop & Mobile, Coming This Quarter

Coming off of an incredibly busy summer for AMD that saw some of its most important product launches in recent history across both CPUs and GPUs, AMD is gearing...

62 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2019

RGB Everything: A Graphics Card Holder from Cooler Master

In my youth, I spent some stupid amount of money on cold cathode tubes for my PC, the equivalent of RGB LEDs in the early 2000s. I had my...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

NVIDIA Announces Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Game Bundle for GeForce RTX 20 Cards

With the arrival of Fall also comes the biggest quarter of the year for new game releases, and to that end NVIDIA is updating their hardware game bundles. This...

19 by Ryan Smith on 9/17/2019

Matrox Acquired by Co-Founder

Matrox on Monday announced that Lorne Trottier, a co-founder of Matrox, has acquired 100% ownership of the Matrox group of companies, which includes three divisions: Matrox Imaging, Matrox Graphics...

36 by Anton Shilov on 9/11/2019

NVIDIA Quadro Comes Up Aces: Mobile Quadro RTX Unveiled Alongside ACE Laptop Reference Design

Today NVIDIA is announcing some big updates to their mobile Quadro lineup, and the Santa Clara company has announced new products, new reference designs, and a wide-range of upcoming...

7 by Brett Howse on 9/4/2019

ASUS Unveils Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1650 Cards

ASUS has quietly added two low-profile GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards to its products lineup. The boards come with a dual-slot dual-fan cooling system and offer a similar set...

27 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Microsoft Hololens 2.0 Silicon

The final presentation of Hot Chips 31 is from Microsoft, who will be lifting the lid of the silicon behind its HoloLens 2.0 product.

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Lakefield and Foveros

One of the interesting developments in packaging technology in recent memory is the 3D stacking of Intel's new Foveros technology. The first chip to use this packaging technology is...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 2: Dr. Phillip Wong, VP Research at TSMC (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for the second day is from TSMC, with Dr. Phillip Wong taking the stage to talk about the latest developments in TSMC's research and portfolio. The talk...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 436.02 Driver: Integer Scaling Support for Turing, Freestyle Sharpening, & More

With this year’s Gamescom event now in full swing, the German games show seems to be taking on an ever-larger presence in the worlds of gaming and hardware. Along...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 1: Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD Live Blog (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for day one at Hot Chips is from Dr. Lisa Su, AMD of CEO. AMD is riding high after successful Ryzen 3000 and 2nd Gen EPYC Rome...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

NVIDIA Q2 FY 2020 Earnings Report: Continuing Crypto Disruption

Today NVIDIA announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2020 fiscal year, which ended on July 28. NVIDIA made tremendous gains during the cryptocurrency boom, and as...

15 by Brett Howse on 8/15/2019

AMD Quietly Releases Low-End OEM Radeon 600 Series: Radeon Rebadge 2019

While AMD’s focus with the launch of their Radeon RX 5000 series “Navi” product stack has been on midrange desktop cards – and rightfully so – it’s not the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/13/2019

SK Hynix Announces 3.6 Gbps HBM2E Memory For 2020: 1.8 TB/sec For Next-Gen Accelerators

SK Hynix this morning has thrown their hat into the ring as the second company to announce memory based on the HBM2E standard. While the company isn’t using any...

23 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2019

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