GPUs

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers. Unmentioned, but inextricably intertwined, is NVIDIA’s highly controversial and recently-announced GeForce Partner Program (GPP), of which there's little first-hand information, but is widely perceived as being a consumer-unfriendly project. NVIDIA describes GPP as a consumer transparency program with partners and OEMs that include incentives such as early access to new technologies, engineering support, and joint marketing (though the distinction between market development funds and co-operative funds was not made), types of programs that are common in the industry. However, unique to GPP and key to today's announcements is that Partners are required to place NVIDIA cards...

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 Review: iCX Brings the Lights and Sensors

Today, we are taking a look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2, EVGA's top GTX 1070 Ti model featuring the iCX temperature sensor and cooling system. Launched...

40 by Nate Oh on 1/31/2018

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

One of the more tricky issues revolving around the GPU shortages of the past several months has been the matter of how to address the problem on the GPU...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2018

AMD Announces Q4 FY 2017 Results

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017. AMD ended the 2017 fiscal year on a high note, with earnings that beat their initial estimates...

20 by Brett Howse on 1/30/2018

Getting Radeon Vega Everywhere: An Exclusive Media Interview at AMD Tech Day, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In what is becoming an annual tradition, during AMD’s Tech Day here at CES we were given the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO...

63 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2018

AMD Reassembles the Radeon Technologies Group: New Leadership Hired & Semi-Custom Folded Into RTG

Ever since Raja Koduri abdicated his leadership post at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group in favor of a similar post at Intel, the big question on everyone’s mind has been...

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1

Opening up the new year, this week AMD released the bugfix-heavy Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1, succeeding the 18.1.1 alpha addressing crashing in certain DX9 games. The instability was...

3 by Nate Oh on 1/22/2018

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 16Gb GDDR6 Memory ICs with 18 Gbps I/O Speed

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...

27 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2018

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...

5 by Nate Oh 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...

112 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...

42 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...

44 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

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