GPUs

Late this evening Imagination Technologies has announced that they have finally agreed to a buy-out offer. After making noise last month as a potential suitor, Canyon Bridge has announced that they’re buying the struggling GPU firm for 550 million GBP. Meanwhile, as an annex to the deal, Imagination’s MIPS CPU division, which was separately on the market, is being sold to Tallwood Venture Capital for 65 million USD. As this is a late breaking announcement, not a great deal is known about this deal at the moment. Imagination’s board of directors has reached an initial agreement with Canyon Bridge to sell the company for 182 pence a share, which works out to £550M for the entire company. This is of course contingent on the deal...

The NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference 2017 Keynote Live Blog

Taking place today is NVIDIA's keynote for GTC 2017. This keynote provides an annual, high-level overview of what NVIDIA is planning over the next couple of years. And with...

23 by Ryan Smith on 5/10/2017

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series 8XT GT8525: Their First Furian GPU Design

Back in March of this year, Imagination announced their next-generation GPU architecture: Furian. Their first new architecture since Rogue in 2010, Furian iterates off of what Imagination has learned...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/10/2017

NVIDIA Releases GeForce Experience 3.6 - ShadowPlay for OpenGL and Vulkan

This week NVIDIA has released a minor update for GeForce Experience that has a major new feature. This time we get support for capturing additional rendering APIs under ShadowPlay...

4 by Daniel Williams on 5/10/2017

NVIDIA Announces Earnings for Q1 FY 2018

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year. NVIDIA has been having a lot of success moving their core GPU business away...

16 by Brett Howse on 5/9/2017

NVIDIA Releases 382.05 WHQL Game Ready Driver

We’ve reached a new month, which brings new games that NVIDIA is always happy to prepare for. This week they have released another iteration for release 381 of their...

6 by Daniel Williams on 5/5/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.5.1: Prey Release Driver

Only a week out from the release of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 and AMD is in for another brief round. This release is arguably on the more...

3 by Daniel Williams on 5/5/2017

Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF Limited Edition Announced: 1.75 GHz and Onboard LCD

Palit Microsystems plans to release a new factory-overclocked limited edition graphics adapter based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU under its GALAX and KFA2 brands. The card was...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/4/2017

Imagination to Double-Down on GPU Business, MIPS and Ensigma to Be Sold

Just over a month ago, Imagination Technologies dropped the bombshell announcement that their largest customer, Apple, would be phasing out their use of Imagination’s GPU IP in their SoC...

106 by Ryan Smith on 5/4/2017

AMD Releases Q1 2017 Earnings, Confirms Vega and Naples Still On-Track for This Quarter

AMD’s Q1 earnings are in, capping off a very important quarter for the company. For the first quarter of the year, AMD booked $984 million in revenue, a sizable...

37 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2017

ARM Announces Mali-Cetus, Their Next-Generation Display Processor

This morning ARM is taking the wraps off another new product in their Mali graphics portfolio: the Mali-Cetus. The oddly named product (ed: this is a codename, not the...

8 by Ryan Smith on 5/1/2017

SK Hynix to Ship GDDR6 Memory for Graphics Cards by Early 2018

In a surprising move, SK Hynix has announced its first memory chips based on the yet-unpublished GDDR6 standard. The new DRAM devices for video cards have capacity of 8...

27 by Anton Shilov on 4/30/2017

NVIDIA & Netflix Now Previewing 4K Streaming Support on GeForce GTX 10 Series Cards

Way back in May of 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal architecture powered GeForce GTX 10 series, one of the notable features they announced for the product family was...

38 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2017

NVIDIA Releases 381.89 WHQL Driver

I wouldn’t claim NVIDIA is keeping up the pressure with their driver releases, but they are keeping a good pace releasing their second driver update this month. The beginning...

3 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris) - Double Polaris for Content Creation

Back in 2016 AMD launched the Radeon Pro Duo, an interesting take on a semi-pro workstation card. As a dual-GPU Fiji card wasn’t going to be viable for the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 4/25/2017

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 500 Series: Polaris Refreshed, Starting Today

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of their next line of video cards, the Radeon RX 500 series. Like past video card lineup refreshes, the RX 500...

54 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

The AMD Radeon RX 580 & RX 570 Review: A Second Path to Polaris

Launching today is AMD’s new Radeon RX 500 series. As we’re covering in our companion launch article, the RX 500 series is a refresh of Polaris, bringing about newer...

130 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

AMD Acquires 60 GHz Wireless IP and Staff from Nitero

AMD on Tuesday announced that it had acquired millimeter wave radio-related intellectual property and key engineers from Nitero. Nitero specialized in radio technology for the 60 GHz range, which...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2017

NZXT Releases Kraken G12 Liquid Cooler GPU Mounting Kit

NZXT has announced its Kraken G12 mounting kit, which is designed to allow video cards to mount a closed-loop liquid cooler. In junctionwith a cooler, the adapter can significantly...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2017

GALAX and KFA2 Katana: Single-Slot GTX 1070 GPUs Coming Soon

GALAX and KFA2 have added single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana video cards to their lineups, which is usually an indicator that the graphics adapters are going to hit the...

61 by Anton Shilov on 4/13/2017

ASUS Launches GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1060 Models With Faster RAM

ASUS has released graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 and 1080 GPUs that are equipped with faster memory. The new add-in-boards (AIBs) are designed to offer greater...

21 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2017

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