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...

VESA Rolls Out Updated DisplayHDR Standard for OLED Displays: DisplayHDR True Black

This morning the VESA is rolling out an update to the standard body’s DisplayHDR monitor performance standard that’s focused on expanding the specification to cover OLED displays. Dubbed DisplayHDR...

24 by Ryan Smith on 1/3/2019

From $600 to $55: Prices of Mining Hardware Drop

Cryptomining frenzy of the recent 18 months have encouraged computer component manufacturers to develop hardware tailored for mining infrastructure. At some points earlier this year, these components retailed for...

30 by Anton Shilov on 12/28/2018

AnandTech Year in Review 2018: GPUs

2018 has nearly drawn to a close, and as we’re already gearing up for the event that kicks off 2019 for the industry – the mega-show that is CES...

35 by Ryan Smith on 12/26/2018

AMD Set to Be Added to NASDAQ 100 Index

AMD on Thursday announced that it would be added to the NASDAQ 100 index of non-financial companies next week. The chip company will be added to the list due...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2018

JEDEC Updates HBM Spec to Boost Capacity & Performance: 24 GB, 307 GB/s Per Stack

JEDEC this week published an updated version of its JESD235 specification, which describes HBM and HBM2 DRAM. The new version of the standard allows memory manufacturers to increase capacities...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2018

Mike Rayfield, General Manager of AMD’s RTG, to Resign by Year’s End

Mike Rayfield, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, will leave the company by the end of the month to spend more time with his...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition: Streaming for Videos, Games, & VR

As 2018 winds down, once again it’s time for AMD’s annual major feature update for their graphics drivers, Radeon Software. Going by the unassuming title of ‘Radeon Software Adrenalin...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/13/2018

Intel's Architecture Day 2018: The Future of Core, Intel GPUs, 10nm, and Hybrid x86

It has been hard to miss the fact that Intel has been vacuuming up a lot of industry talent, which brings with them a lot of experience. Renduchintala, Koduri...

149 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2018

Sapphire’s GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box w/ 500W PSU Now Available

Sapphire has started sales of its external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure for video cards. The GearBox TB3 eGFX box can accommodate a high-end graphics card and also offers additional USB...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2018

Innodisk Launches M.2 Graphics Card with 4K Output

Innodisk has released a graphics adapter in an M.2 form-factor. The card supports resolutions of up to 1920×1080 at 60 Hz or 3840×2160 at 30 Hz and is designed...

23 by Anton Shilov on 12/5/2018

Imagination Goes Further Down the AI Rabbit Hole, Unveils PowerVR Series3NX Neural Network Accelerator

After Imagination first announced their PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last September, it has become a key part in their ambitions for AI and neural networks on the...

18 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series9XTP, Series9XMP, and Series9XEP GPU Cores

When Imagination first announced their PowerVR Furian architecture, it was only a month before they announced Apple was to phase out their use of Imagination's GPU IP. The state...

6 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

NVIDIA Unveils “Titan RTX” Video Card: $2500 Turing Tensor Terror Out Later This Month

By this point we’ve seen most of NVIDIA’s 2018 Turing GPU product stack. After kicking things off with the Quadro RTX series, NVIDIA released a trio of consumer GeForce...

84 by Ryan Smith on 12/3/2018

Amazon Launches Online Tool to Check Compatibility of PC Hardware

Amazon has begun rolling out a special tool that helps DIY computer part buyers check the compatibility of their PCs with components sold by the online store. The Amazon...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

NVIDIA Announces GeForce Video Card Game Bundles for Holiday Season

NVIDIA has announced details regarding its GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX bundle campaigns that it is going to run this holiday season. From now on and till early January...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2018

Cadence Tapes Out GDDR6 IP on Samsung 7LPP Using EUV

Cadence has announced that it has successfully taped out its GDDR6 IP on Samsung’s 7LPP fabrication process. The new building blocks should enable developers of various chips to be...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2018

Scaling Inference with NVIDIA’s T4: A Supermicro Solution with 320 PCIe Lanes

When visiting the Supercomputing conference this year, there were plenty of big GPU systems on display for machine learning. A large number were geared towards the heavy duty cards...

12 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

NVIDIA Announces Q3 FY 2019 Results: Lots Of Stock

This afternoon, NVIDIA announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2019 fiscal year. Revenue was up 21% year-over-year to $3.181 billion. NVIDIA had margins this quarter of...

19 by Brett Howse on 11/15/2018

The AMD Radeon RX 590 Review, feat. XFX & PowerColor: Polaris Returns (Again)

When AMD launched the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 in June 2016, the focus was firmly on the mainstream market, looking to offer superior value over raw performance. At the...

137 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2018

ASUS Comments on Intel Shortages, U.S.-China Trade War

ASUS this week released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and in the process issued comments regarding two pressing issues: shortages of Intel’s chipsets and...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

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