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...

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...

77 by Nate Oh on 11/2/2017

Arm Announces New Mali-D71 Display Processor and IP Blocks

Today, Arm is announcing their Mali-D71 display processor and two closely-related IP blocks, CoreLink MMU-600 and Assertive Display 5, angling for 4K VR and HDR implementations on mobile displays...

13 by Nate Oh on 10/31/2017

Razer Launches Core v2 TB3 eGFX Enclosure: Dual TB3 Controllers

Razer has launched a new version of its Thunderbolt 3 external graphics enclosure for video cards, the Core v2. The new Core v2 chassis uses dual Thunderbolt 3 controllers...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q4 WHQL: Unified Vega Pro Driver

Last Thursday, the fourth Thursday of Q4, AMD has released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q4 WHQL, one year after AMD launched the Enterprise Driver program with 16.Q4. 17.Q4...

1 by Nate Oh on 10/30/2017

Now (and Almost) Shipping: Radeon Pro WX 9100 and SSG, with New Vega Pro Drivers

Last week, AMD quietly announced the availability of the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG), the former card shipping now and the latter shipping...

15 by Nate Oh on 10/26/2017

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1070 Ti: $449, Available for Preorders Today

This morning, NVIDIA is finally unveiling the speculation-consumed open secret that is the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Based on the same GP104 GPU as its GTX 1080 and 1070...

38 by Nate Oh on 10/26/2017

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings: $71M In The Black

2017 has been a great year for the tech enthusiast, with the return of meaningful competition in the PC space. Today, AMD announced their third quarter earnings, which beat...

68 by Brett Howse on 10/24/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2: Workload Toggle and 12x GPU Compute Support

Update (10/26/17): AMD has released a hotfix in the form of 17.10.3, resolving crashes or hangs on RX Vega cards in Wolfenstein II and singleplayer mission six of Destiny...

17 by Nate Oh on 10/24/2017

NVIDIA Releases 388.00 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Update (10/26/17): NVIDIA has released the 388.10 Hotfix Driver (non-WHQL), resolving stability issues on certain Kepler-based cards for Wolfenstein II. Ahead of tomorrow’s Destiny 2 launch, today NVIDIA has released...

9 by Nate Oh on 10/23/2017

NVIDIA Brings Back Destiny 2 Bundle Again for GTX 1080 & 1080 Ti Cards

For what is the 3rd time this year, NVIDIA is offering the “New Legends Will Rise” Destiny 2 bundle for GeForce GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti graphics cards, systems...

5 by Nate Oh on 10/18/2017

GTC Europe 2017: Hands-On with NVIDIA's Holodeck, Early Access Announced

In addition the Drive PX Pegasus, NVIDIA announced Holodeck Early Access at GTC Europe 2017 in Germany. First announced at the primary GTC 2017 as Project Holodeck with early...

15 by Ian Cutress & Nate Oh on 10/13/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1

Today, less than 2 weeks since 17.9.3, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1, bringing support for Middle-earth: Shadow of War (launching today) and The Evil Within...

5 by Nate Oh on 10/10/2017

NVIDIA Announces Drive PX Pegasus at GTC Europe 2017: Level 5 Self-Driving Hardware, Feat. Post-Volta GPUs

At GTC Europe 2017 in Germany, NVIDIA today has announced the Drive PX Pegasus, a new entry to the Drive PX family of computing modules for self-driving cars. Building...

29 by Nate Oh on 10/10/2017

GTC Europe: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog (10am CEST, 9am UTC)

Stay tuned for coverage of NVIDIA's Keynote at GTC Europe. Heading up the presentation is NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang. GTC Europe is now NVIDIA's key automotive event due to...

12 by Ian Cutress on 10/10/2017

NVIDIA Releases 387.92 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Fast Sync for SLI

Ahead of tomorrow’s launch of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, today NVIDIA has released driver version 387.92, featuring support for four Game Ready titles: Middle-earth: Shadow of War, The Evil...

13 by Nate Oh on 10/9/2017

A First Look at Futuremark’s New 3DMark Time Spy Extreme: DX12 Benchmark Now in 4K

This week, Futuremark unveiled Time Spy Extreme, a 4K version of the DX12 gaming benchmark released last July. Slotting into the 3DMark suite, Time Spy Extreme is available under...

16 by Nate Oh on 10/4/2017

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