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...

AMD Announces Polaris-based Embedded Radeon E9170

Today AMD is announcing the Polaris-based Radeon E9170 series, the latest entrant to their embedded graphics offerings. Sporting Radeon-class hardware and long-term support, these embedded products look to markets...

22 by Nate Oh on 10/3/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3

Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3, less than a week after 17.9.2, which brought official 2-way multi-GPU (mGPU) support for RX Vega. This update brings...

1 by Nate Oh on 9/28/2017

NVIDIA Announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War Bundle for GTX 1080 & 1080 Ti Cards

From today until October 16th (or while supplies last), NVIDIA is offering a Middle-Earth: Shadow of War bundle for GeForce GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti graphics cards, systems, and...

12 by Nate Oh on 9/26/2017

Imagination Technologies to Be Acquired by Canyon Bridge for £550M; MIPS Sold to Tallwood VC

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...

62 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2017

NVIDIA Releases 385.69 WHQL Game Ready Driver

After last month’s game-heavy 385.41 update, today NVIDIA has followed up by releasing driver version 385.69 with no less than nine Game Ready titles: Project CARS 2 (9/22), Call...

8 by Nate Oh on 9/21/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.2: 2-Way Multi-GPU for Vega

Update (9/26/17): In statements to PCWorld, AMD has elaborated that they are "moving away from the CrossFire tag for multi-GPU gaming," citing that CrossFire technically refers to DX11 applications...

11 by Nate Oh on 9/21/2017

GlobalFoundries Adds 12LP Process for Mainstream and Automotive Chips; AMD Planning 12LP CPUs & GPUs

GlobalFoundries on Wednesday announced its new 12LP (leading performance) fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology was designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries’ current-gen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

Raja Koduri, Head of AMD's RTG, to go on Sabbatical until December

Late last night, PC Perspective confirmed rumors that Raja Koduri, AMD's Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, is to go on sabbatical. Sourcing Raja’s internal...

84 by Nate Oh on 9/13/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1

This afternoon AMD has released their latest Radeon driver update, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1, which is largely focused on bug fixes. This update continues RTG’s rapid cadence...

12 by Nate Oh on 9/7/2017

NVIDIA Ships First Volta-based DGX Systems

This Wednesday, NVIDIA has announced that they have shipped their first commercial Volta-based DGX-1 system to the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), a Massachusetts-based research...

48 by Nate Oh on 9/7/2017

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G for SFF Builds

GIGABYTE has outed their GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the newest entrant in the high-performing small form factor graphics space. At only 169mm (6.7in) long, the company’s diminutive...

30 by Nate Oh on 9/2/2017

NVIDIA Releases 385.41 WHQL Game Ready Driver: ShadowPlay Highlights for PUBG

After promising an August 24th Game Ready driver for Destiny 2, NVIDIA has delivered by releasing driver version 385.41, focused primarily on game updates. This edition brings Game Ready...

20 by Nate Oh on 8/25/2017

Cryptomining Demand Drives Exceptionally High Graphics Card Shipments in Q2 2017

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reported significantly higher discrete GPU shipments for Q2 2017, attributing the historically unprecedented increase to cryptocurrency mining, specifically to Ethereum mining. As opposed...

47 by Nate Oh on 8/25/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2

This week, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2, quickly following up on this Monday’s 17.8.1 release and the last Monday’s launch of Radeon RX Vega64. This...

6 by Nate Oh on 8/25/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1

Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1, a unified driver supporting older products as well as RX Vega cards. This update follows last Monday’s RX Vega64...

19 by Nate Oh on 8/21/2017

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

From today to September 5th (or while supplies last), NVIDIA is bringing back June’s Destiny 2 bundle for GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti cards, systems, and laptops, a week...

1 by Nate Oh on 8/21/2017

Samsung & SK Hynix Graphics Memory Prices Increase Over 30% In August

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August...

55 by Nate Oh on 8/16/2017

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 & RX Vega 56 Review: Vega Burning Bright

We’ve seen the architecture. We’ve seen the teasers. We’ve seen the Frontier. And we’ve seen the specifications. Now the end game for AMD’s Radeon RX Vega release is finally...

214 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 8/14/2017

NVIDIA Announces Earnings Of $2.2 Billion For Q2 2018

NVIDIA announced its earnings this afternoon for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year (not a typo). As we’ve seen over the past several quarters, NVIDIA has been...

44 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Software for Vega: Crimson ReLive Edition Vega Pro

Update (7/31/17): The original version of this article incorrectly stated that AMD had released this software update. Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition for Vega-based Radeon Professional Graphics is...

9 by Nate Oh on 7/31/2017

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