GPUs

There are very few companies in the world able to claim a history in the graphics market dating back to the “golden age” of the 90’s. Among the handful of survivors of that era are of course NVIDIA and AMD (formerly ATI), but there is also Imagination Technologies. The company has been around since the early days of graphics accelerators and has seen a shifting industry. In the early to mid-2000’s the company moved away from the desktop space, instead focusing on offering GPU IP optimized for mobile devices. Today, Imagination is announcing the brand-new “A-Series” GPU architecture, with the company describing the new release the biggest and most important IP launch in 15 years. All of which is quite a grandiose claim that we...

Intel's Interconnected Future: Combining Chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros

While Intel works on getting its main manufacturing process technology on track, it is spending just as much time and effort in researching and developing the rest of the...

117 by Ian Cutress on 4/17/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

NVIDIA Releases DirectX Raytracing Driver for GTX Cards; Posts Trio of DXR Demos

Last month at GDC 2019, NVIDIA revealed that they would finally be enabling public support for DirectX Raytracing on non-RTX cards. Long baked into the DXR specification itself &ndash...

18 by Ryan Smith on 4/11/2019

The AI Race Expands: Qualcomm Reveals “Cloud AI 100” Family of Datacenter AI Inference Accelerators for 2020

This morning at their first AI Day, the 800lb gorilla of the mobile world, Qualcomm announced that they are getting into the AI accelerator market, and in an aggressive...

26 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2019

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Computex 2019 Lead Keynote

With CES 2019 barely in the mirror behind us, the consumer electronics industry is already barreling towards its next major trade show, Computex 2019 in Taiwan. And, as it...

48 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2019

Intel Releases New Graphics Control Panel: The Intel Graphics Command Center

Making their own contribution to this busy week of GPU and gaming news, this evening Intel took the wraps off of their previously teased new graphics control panel. Dubbed...

47 by Ryan Smith & Billy Tallis on 3/20/2019

Samsung HBM2E ‘Flashbolt’ Memory for GPUs: 16 GB Per Stack, 3.2 Gbps

Samsung has introduced the industry’s first memory that correspond to the HBM2E specification. The company’s new Flashbolt memory stacks increase performance by 33% and offer double per-die as well...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Google Announces Stadia: A Game Streaming Service

Today at GDC, Google announced its new video game streaming service. The new service will be called Stadia. This builds on the information earlier this year that AMD was...

145 by Ian Cutress on 3/19/2019

Quick Note: NVIDIA’s “Einstein” Architecture Was A Real Project

While it was never an official NVIDIA codename as far as roadmaps go, the name “Einstein” came up in rumors a few times earlier this decade. At the time...

15 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2019

NVIDIA To Bring DXR Ray Tracing Support to GeForce 10 & 16 Series In April

During this week, both GDC (the Game Developers’ Conference) and GTC (the Game Technology Conference) are happing in California, and NVIDIA is out in force. The company's marquee gaming-related...

38 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 3/18/2019

The NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 2pm PT/21:00 UTC)

Kicking off a very busy week for tech events in California, my first stop for the week is NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. As always, CEO Jensen...

36 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Stakes Its Claim at $219

Launching today is NVIDIA's next mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660. The card is based on the a cut-down version of the TU116 Turing GPU used in the...

80 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 3/14/2019

AMD Launches China-only Radeon RX 560 XT

This evening – or rather this morning in China – AMD is rolling out a new mid-to-entry level Radeon RX video card. Dubbed the Radeon RX 560 XT, the...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2019

NVIDIA To Acquire Datacenter Networking Firm Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Starting off the week bright and early, NVIDIA this morning announced that they’re acquiring datacenter networking and interconnect Mellanox. With a price tag of $6.9 billion, NVIDIA’s acquisition will...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2019

CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel

With the battleground moving from single core performance to multi-core acceleration, a new war is being fought with how data is moved around between different compute resources. The Interconnect...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

15 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

NVIDIA To Move Mobile Kepler GPUs to Legacy Status in April 2019 (& 3D Vision Too)

In a note on their support website published earlier this afternoon, NVIDIA has announced that they are preparing to move their mobile (laptop) Kepler GPUs to legacy status, ending...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2019

NVIDIA Announces “RTX Triple Threat” Game Bundle for March 2019: BFV, Anthem, & Metro Exodus

With the change in seasons comes a change in game bundles for NVIDIA. This morning the company announced that they’re launching a new GeForce RTX-focused bundle – the aptly...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA XC GAMING: Turing Sheds RTX for the Mainstream Market

Launching today is NVIDIA's new mainstream video card, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Based on the new TU116 it is a Turing architecture video card, but a Turing card...

157 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 2/22/2019

NVIDIA Quietly Releases GeForce MX250 & MX230: Entry-Level Laptop GeForce

With the launch of their GeForce 20 Series parts already well underway, it was only a matter of time until NVIDIA updated their low-end parts as well, and that...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/21/2019

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