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...

Micron Discusses GDDR: 16 Gbps GDDR5X, 16 nm GDDR6 and GDDR5

Micron has made a number of announcements in recent weeks regarding its GDDR memory for graphics cards, game consoles and networking applications. The company is reporting that they've been...

20 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2017

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Retail Listings Appear: Cards at $1199 and $1799

Eagerly anticipated for later this month is the launch of AMD’s first wave of Radeon Vega cards, the first-run workstation/early adopter-focused Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. To date, AMD has...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2017

PathForward: US Dept. of Energy Awards $258M in Research Contracts To Develop Exascale Supercomputer Technology

Even though the major US national laboratories are just now starting to take delivery of the supercomputers they ordered a few years back, due to the long and complex...

20 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2017

NVIDIA Announces Destiny 2 Bundle for GeForce GTX 1080 & 1080 Ti Cards

NVIDIA has announced yet another game bundle, this time pairing Bungie’s much-anticipated Destiny 2 with NVIDIA’s highly performant GeForce GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti. Systems (including NVIDIA’s own GeForce...

18 by Nate Oh on 6/13/2017

NVIDIA Releases 382.53 WHQL Game Ready Driver

With enough updates to fill another plate, NVIDIA is here with another driver update. This round continues release 381 with driver version 382.53, hands us some fixes, and prepares...

7 by Daniel Williams on 6/10/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.6.1: Improved Performance in Dirt 4 & Prey

Summer approaches and big budget games releases are slowing to a trickle. More importantly, school is closing meaning more gaming time for those not yet entrenched in the workforce...

3 by Daniel Williams on 6/9/2017

MSI Shows Off GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Card with USB Type-C Port

Back when the VESA announced the DisplayPort alt mode for USB Type-C, one of the most common questions was whether we’d see USB ports on a video card. As...

45 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 3100 & WX 2100: Entry-Level Polaris Pro Cards

A couple of months back AMD announced their third (and presumably final) Polaris GPU, the diminutive Polaris 12. Designing for early-level video cards and laptops, in the consumer space...

14 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

Zotac Showcases Mini GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Video Cards

Zotac, well known for its small form factor PCs, motherboards, and graphics cards, is showcasing a pair GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards at Computex. What's so special about...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2017

Aorus Announces the GTX 1070 Gaming Box eGFX Adapter

To date, the designs we’ve seen for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX chassis have all been just that – an empty chassis. This lets the user install any GPU they want...

14 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2017

EVGA Unveils its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition

EVGA has once again collaborated with extreme overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido to develop the new EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition. As EVGA’s ultra-high-end overclocking card, EVGA is...

21 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2017

NVIDIA Announces Rocket League Bundle for GeForce GTX 1060 & 1050 Cards

The Rocket League World Championship is just around the corner, running from June 2nd through June 4th in Los Angeles. In celebration NVIDIA has partnered with Psyonix for a...

1 by Daniel Williams on 5/31/2017

AMD Vega Updates: Vega Frontier Edition Available June 27th, Vega RX to be launched at SIGGRAPH at end of July

With Computex in full swing this week, AMD’s press conference just wrapped up for the morning. While the bulk of the news in the conference was on AMD’s CPU...

23 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Computex 2017: AMD Press Event Live Blog

AMD is having a press conference here in Taipei for Computex 2017. We plan to get as near to the action as possible - come back at 10am Taiwan...

31 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Max-Q Design Initiative: High-End Gaming Meets Ultrabooks

This morning as part of their Computex keynote, NVIDIA CEO announced a new initiative for high-end gaming laptop design. Called GeForce GTX Max-Q, NVIDIA is undertaking their own Ultrabook...

13 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

ARM Announces Mali-G72: Bifrost Refined for the High-End SoC

While the bulk of the focus in today’s ARM announcements is on major launch of the first CPU cores to support ARM’s DynamIQ topology – the Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A75...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce MX150: Entry-Level Pascal for Laptops, Just in Time for Computex

This morning NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of a new video card for laptops, the GeForce MX150. Aimed at the entry-level market for discrete GPUs – that is...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2017

SK Hynix Advances Graphics DRAM: GDDR6 Added to Catalogue, GDDR5 Gets Faster

SK Hynix has added GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalogue, revealing their general specifications and launch timeframe sometimes in Q4 2017. As expected, the new GDDR6 ICs will...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2017

AMD Updates GPU Architecture Roadmap: After Navi Comes “Next Gen”

While the big GPU-related announcement out of today’s AMD Financial Analyst day was the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, as part of his presentation, AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster also offered...

21 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

AMD Unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Vega Starts in the Pros

It feels like the build-up to Vega has been just shy of forever. And in a way it has been: AMD first announced the architecture back in March of...

134 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

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