GPUs

When NVIDIA first announced their Turing based GeForce RTX 20 series, they unveiled three GeForce RTX models: the 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. As we’ve seen earlier, Turing and the GeForce RTX 20 series as a whole are designed on a hardware and software level to enable realtime raytracing for games, as well as other new specialized features, though all of these are yet to launch in games. Nevertheless, last month’s release of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 finally revealed their places on the traditional performance spectrum. As the ‘value’ oriented enthusiast offering, the RTX 2070 is arguably the more important card for most prospective buyers. And so, ahead of tomorrow’s launch, today we take a look at the GeForce RTX 2070...

Alphacool Eisblock GPX: A Waterblock with Vertical and Horizontal Connectors

One of the unexpected discoveries on the showfloor at Computex this year was a waterblock from Alphacool. As part of the Eis (‘Ice’) family, the Eisblock GPX is a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

Micron Begins Mass Production of GDDR6

This morning Micron is announcing that they’ve kicked off production of their next-generation GDDR6 memory. This next step in production comes on the heels of their internal qualification, which...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2018

NVIDIA Unveils & Gives Away New Limited Edition 32GB Titan V "CEO Edition"

NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang has over the years become increasingly known for his giveaway antics at AI conferences. In recent years the CEO has unveiled both the NVIDIA Titan...

37 by Ryan Smith on 6/21/2018

HDMI Forum Demonstrates HDMI 2.1 VRR Capabilities on Samsung TV

Dynamic refresh rate technologies like AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync have become de-facto standards for gaming PCs and displays. Last year the HDMI Forum introduced a more industry-standard approach...

44 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2018

Basemark Releases New "Basemark GPU" Mobile and PC Benchmark

Today Basemark released a new cross-platform benchmark, aptly named Basemark GPU. The new benchmark is a result of what is claimed to be two and a half years of...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/20/2018

Colorful’s GTX 1080 Ti ‘Kudan’ Limited Edition GPU: 50 Units Made in 2017

If you are on the market for a collectible, do not bother with Intel’s Core i7-8086K, try to find Colorful’s iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan if you can. Just...

31 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

Intel’s First (Modern) Discrete GPU Set For 2020

In a very short tweet posted to their Twitter feed yesterday, Intel revealed/confirmed the launch date for their first discrete GPU developed under the company’s new dGPU initiative. The...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2018

PowerColor Shows Off Tiny Thunderbolt 3 External GPU Boxes Money Can’t Buy

While the Thunderbolt 3 eGFX intiative has been primarily focused on high-end desktop-class video cards – the so-called eGFX Chassis – Intel's eyes have been on a bigger picture...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

NVIDIA Publishes Official G-Sync HDR System Requirements, Releases VBIOS Updater for DisplayPort 1.3 & 1.4

As the first week of June winds down, the long-awaited and even longer delayed G-Sync HDR monitors are just about here. For Acer's Predator X27, units are starting to...

17 by Nate Oh on 6/8/2018

AMD Demos 7nm Vega GPU: Betting Big on Machine Learning for Radeon Instinct; Shipping This Year

In a fairly unexpected move, AMD formally demonstrated at Computex its previously-roadmapped 7nm-built Vega GPU. As per AMD's roadmaps on the subject, the chip will be used for AMD’s...

28 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

AMD Computex 2018 Press Event: A Live Blog (10am Taiwan, 2am UTC)

Ready to follow along for another press event? AMD is here, with all the senior faces coming on stage. Follow our live blog to hear what is being announced.

46 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Apple Deprecates OpenGL Across All OSes; Urges Developers to use Metal

As has long been the story at One Infinite Loop, what Apple giveth is what Apple taketh, and Apple’s latest rendition of OSes is going to be no exception...

50 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Computex 2018 NVIDIA Live Blog (1pm TW, 5am UTC)

We're here at NVIDIA for our first Live Blog of Computex. Event starts in a few minutes.

29 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

“NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” Presentation Briefly Listed for Hot Chips in August

On Wednesday, when Hot Chips officially announced the program and list of talks for the upcoming Hot Chips 2018 conference in August, among them was the tantalizingly named “NVIDIA’s...

19 by Nate Oh on 6/1/2018

ARM Announces Mali-V76 Video Processor: Planning For the 8K Video Future

Alongside today’s 76-series CPU and GPU announcements from Arm, the company also has one last product announcement for the day. Joining Arm’s video processor family is a new encode/decode...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2018

Arm Announces Mali-G76 GPU: Scaling up Bifrost

It’s been two years since Arm announced their first “next-generation” GPU architecture based on Bifrost and alongside with it its first implementation the G71. Following its release in the...

25 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.93 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Telemetry Changes for GDPR

Today, NVIDIA released driver version 397.93 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for the recently-launched State of Decay 2 and the upcoming closed beta of The Crew. Additionally, the release...

10 by Nate Oh on 5/24/2018

16GB NVIDIA Tesla V100 Gets Reprieve; Remains in Production

Back in March at their annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced the long-anticipated 32GB version of their flagship Tesla V100 accelerator. By using newer 8-Hi HBM2 memory stacks, NVIDIA...

21 by Ryan Smith on 5/24/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

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