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...

NVIDIA Earnings Report Q4 2019: Crypto Pain But Full Year Gain

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of their 2019 fiscal year, which ended January 27. As expected, revenues were sharply hit by the crash of...

31 by Brett Howse on 2/14/2019

Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Performance, Feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano

Thunderbolt 3 has enabled a number of interesting use-cases that were simply not possible with earlier high-speed external interfaces. The technology allows for four lanes of PCIe 3.0 to...

26 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1: Adds Limited Support for Consumer Radeon Cards

This week, AMD released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 WHQL. Headlining this release, on the heels of the launch of the prosumer-oriented Radeon VII, AMD is introducing Radeon...

14 by Nate Oh on 2/12/2019

The AMD Radeon VII Review: An Unexpected Shot At The High-End

Following the launch of a late-generation product refresh in November, in the form of the Radeon RX 590, we had expected AMD's consumer side to be done for a...

298 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2019

AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement with GlobalFoundries: 7nm Freed, 12nm+ Targets Set Through 2021

AMD on Tuesday said it had amended its wafer supply agreement with GlobalFoundries. Under the terms of the new deal, the two companies agreed about prices and volumes of...

37 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2019

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su

One of the major highlights of CES was the reveal of AMD’s next generation Matisse processor. With the cores built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the demonstration of the eight...

60 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2019

AMD Pushing the AMD+AMD Strategy with Executive Promotions

Today AMD is announcing some realignment of its executive team along with some promotions. The idea behind the changes boils down to AMD wanting to focus its efforts on...

84 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

Colorful Offers GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Without A Cooler

There are two major things that differentiate GPUs within the same family from each other: the PCB design and the cooling system, both of which provide either headroom for...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2019

Sapphire Launches Mining-Focused Radeon RX 570 with 16 GB of GDDR5 Memory

Sapphire has introduced one the industry’s first Radeon RX 570 graphics cards that carry 16 GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. The board is designed primarily for cryptocurrency mining, but...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

CES 2019: Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kudan at 1.8 GHz GPU Clocks

Colorful has introduced its new limited-edition graphics card that will belong to its top-of-the-range Kudan* tier. The company plans to make only 1,000 of its iGame GeForce RTX 2080...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/15/2019

CES 2019: PowerColor & VisionTek Launch Compact eGFX Solutions

The majority of Thunderbolt 3-enabled external chassis for video cards are rather big in order to accommodate high-end graphics adapters that tend to feature large PCBs and cooling systems...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

CES 2019: Colorful’s New Watercooled iGame GeForce RTX 2070 Neptune OC

The market for pre-overclocked graphics cards is quite strong. But taking the leap into providing water-cooling for GPUs at retail has only been attempted by a few vendors, and...

9 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2019

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop

Blink and you miss it: AMD's keynote address this year was a whirlwind of primetime announcements for the company. The message is clear: AMD is committing itself to 7nm...

353 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

AMD Reveals Radeon VII: High-End 7nm Vega Video Card Arrives February 7th for $699

As it turns out, the video card wars are going to charge into 2019 quite a bit hotter than any of us were expecting. Moments ago, as part of...

207 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2019

The AMD Keynote at CES 2019: Looking Ahead

AMD has one of the prized spots on the CES Keynote register. The company gets an highlighted hour at one of the shows prized ballroom setups to offer something...

61 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

CES 2019: ASUS Unveils the ROG Matrix RTX 2080 Ti With Hybrid Cooling

ASUS has announced a brand new Turing based model to their range with the ROG Matrix RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. The Matrix branding is synonymous with premium and...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Founders Edition Review: Not Quite Mainstream

Launching next Tuesday, January 15th is the 4th member of the GeForce RTX family: the GeForce RTX 2060. Based on a cut-down version of the same TU106 GPU that's...

133 by Nate Oh on 1/7/2019

NVIDIA To Officially Support VESA Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) Under “G-Sync Compatible” Branding

The history of variable refresh gaming displays is longer than there is time available to write it up at CES. But in short, while NVIDIA has enjoyed a first-mover’s...

45 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2019

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 2060: Starting At $349, Available January 15th

Kicking off CES 2019 with a surprisingly announcement-packed keynote session, NVIDIA this evening has announced the next member of the GeForce RTX video card family: the GeForce RTX 2060...

45 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2019

NVIDIA CES 2019 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 8pm PT/04:00 UTC)

We're here in the desert city that is Las Vegas for CES. And for the first keynote presentation of the show. As has been the case for a few...

17 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2019

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