GPUs

For the better part of the past 5 years, NVIDIA has held an extremely solid grip on the market for discrete laptop GPUs. From the top to bottom, unless it’s a MacBook the odds are it’s powered by a GeForce. This is at the case even at the very bottom of the discrete market, where next to the grues and the 4200 RPM hard drives, you’ll find NVIDIA’s series of discrete adapters for entry-level laptops. Designed to be the first step up above Intel’s integrated graphics, these parts do fill an important role in the market, but they don’t get much attention – even from NVIDIA. At any rate, this week the company has updated those adapters for 2020 with the release of the Pascal-based...

NVIDIA Releases Q4 FY2020 Earnings: A Strong Quarter Closes Out A Weaker Year

Always punctual but moving at their own pace, NVIDIA this afternoon wrapped up their 2020 fiscal year with the release of their earnings for both Q4 and the year...

29 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2020

A Passively-Cooled GeForce GTX 1650: KalmX by Palit

Passively-cooled video cards are rather rare these days, as the bulk of the market has made peace with today's dual fan actively cooled cards. Luckily, there are a still...

34 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

AMD Launches Updated “Raise the Game” Game Bundle for Radeon RX 5500 & RX 5700 Series

Following last month’s launch of the new Radeon RX 5600 series of video cards, AMD is not done tweaking their product stacks quite yet. Today the company is launching...

16 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2020

GeForce NOW Leaves Beta, Game Streaming Service Launches With New RTX Servers

For the last several years, NVIDIA has been dabbling in offering game streaming services. Starting out as GeForce GRID for the controller-shaped SHIELD Portable, the service has morphed over...

35 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2020

JEDEC Updates HBM2 Memory Standard To 3.2 Gbps; Samsung's Flashbolt Memory Nears Production

After a series of piecemeal announcements from different hardware vendors over the past year, the future of High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) is finally coming into focus. Continuing the...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/3/2020

Next-Gen NVIDIA Teslas Due This Summer; To Be Used In Big Red 200 Supercomputer

Thanks to Indiana University and The Next Platform, we have a hint of what’s to come with NVIDIA’s future GPU plans, with strong signs that NVIDIA will have a...

38 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2020

Matrox Unveils D-Series Graphics Cards with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs

Matrox Graphics is one of the oldest graphics card manufacturers still in business today. It started to make video cards in 1978, several years before ATI, and 15 years...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2020

Quick Notes: Navi Refresh and RDNA2 Both In 2020, According to AMD

As part of today’s FY2019 earnings call, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had a few words to say about AMD’s future GPU plans – an unexpected nugget of information...

89 by Ryan Smith on 1/28/2020

AMD's 4Q/FY19 Financial Report: Revenue up 50% from 4Q18, Debt Halved

AMD just announced its Q4 2019 and Financial Year 2019 Earnings Report. Here are the key points, along with AMD's presentation.

122 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/28/2020

AMD New Hires: Dan McNamara from Intel, Joshua Friedrich and Brad McCredie from IBM

There is always a fairly fluid movement of engineers in the companies we cover, but recently AMD has made a number of substantial hires into several of its biggest departments.

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2020

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review, Feat. Sapphire Pulse: A New Challenger For Mainstream Gaming

While at this point we’ve pretty much reached the “mid-generation” point in the GPU space, that doesn’t mean activity in the GPU market is slowing down. Indeed, just three...

202 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2020

NVIDIA Cuts Price of GeForce RTX 2060 To $299

With AMD set to launch their new 1080p-focused Radeon RX 5600 XT next Tuesday, NVIDIA isn’t wasting any time in shifting their own position to prepare for AMD’s latest...

59 by Ryan Smith on 1/16/2020

Vulkan 1.2 Specification Released: Refining For Efficiency & Development Simplicity

While the initial fervor over low-level graphics APIs has died down quite a bit since they first hit the scene in the middle of the last decade, API development...

22 by Ryan Smith on 1/15/2020

Seeing Is Believing: Intel Teases DG1 Discrete Xe GPU With Laptop & Desktop Dev Cards At CES 2020

While CES 2020 technically doesn’t wrap up for another couple of days, I’ve already been asked a good dozen or so times what the neatest or most surprising product...

84 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2020

AMD at CES 2020: Q&A with Dr. Lisa Su

This week AMD took the wraps off of its latest generation of mobile processors. The company is being aggressive, offering up to eight cores for both the traditional ultra-portable...

93 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2020

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5600 Series: A Lighter Navi To Rule 1080p Gaming

With the launch of the Radeon RX 5700 series and Radeon RX 5500 XT under their collective belt, AMD is now getting ready to fill in the divide between...

83 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2020

AMD Keynote Presentation Press Event at CES 2020: The AnandTech Live Blog

We're here ready to Live Blog the annual CES keynote from AMD. We expect to see Lisa Su, Frank Azor, and others take to the stage to discuss what's...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2020

NVIDIA Releases CES Game Ready Driver: Variable Rate SSAA for VR, Max Frame Rate Control, & More

While NVIDIA doesn’t have any new GPU hardware to show off at this year’s CES, the company is not coming entirely empty-handed. Along with a couple of monitor announcements...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2020

An Interconnected Interview with Intel’s Ramune Nagisetty: A Future with Foveros

I’ve constantly stated for the last two years that the next battleground in performance for the semiconductor market is going to be in the interconnect – whether we’re speaking...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/3/2020

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