GPUs

Just shy of a year ago, SK Hynix threw their hat into the ring, as it were, by becoming the second company to announce memory based on the HBM2E standard. Now the company has announced that their improved high-speed, high density memory has gone into mass production, offering transfer rates up to 3.6 Gbps/pin, and capacities of up to 16GB per stack. As a quick refresher, HBM2E is a small update to the HBM2 standard to improve its performance, serving as a mid-generational kicker of sorts to allow for higher clockspeeds, higher densities (up to 24GB with 12 layers), and the underlying changes that are required to make those happen. Samsung was the first memory vendor to ship HBM2E with their 16GB/stack Flashbolt memory, which...

NVIDIA @ SIGGRAPH 2019: NV to Enable 30-bit OpenGL Support on GeForce/Titan Cards

Kicking off this week is SIGGRAPH, the annual North American professional graphics gathering that sees everyone from researchers to hardware vendors come together to show off new ideas and...

36 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review: Memories of the Future

The last two months have been a period of tit-for-tat in the PC video card industry. Both AMD and NVIDIA have been going back and forth, making announcements and...

111 by Ryan Smith on 7/23/2019

Arm Flexible Access: Design the SoC Before Spending Money

One of the critical ways in which the Arm licensing model works relates to how its customers acquires Arm’s IP, the architecture licenses, or access, along with royalty payments...

26 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/16/2019

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700 Review: Navi Renews Competition in the Midrange Market

There have been teasers, press conferences, architectural announcements, and pricing games all around – and all before the first card has even shipped. The run-up to the launch of...

137 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2019

AMD Adjusts Launch Price of Radeon RX 5700 Series: XT Down To $399, Standard Down To $349

The new Radeon RX 5700 hasn’t even yet officially launched as we’re still awaiting Sunday the 7th of July, yet AMD in a rare event has now officially announced...

76 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/5/2019

AMD Launches Xbox Game Pass for PC Bundle for Current Radeon & Ryzen Products

Last month back at the Radeon RX 5700 series reveal, AMD announced that they would be launching a new kind of game bundle with the new video cards. Rather...

24 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2019

AMD Unveils Radeon Pro WX 3200: A Professional Graphics Card for Sub-$200

AMD on Tuesday introduced one of the industry’s most affordable professional graphics cards with drivers certified by leading vendors of CAD/CAM software. The Radeon Pro WX 3200 comes in...

44 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super & RTX 2060 Super Review: Smaller Numbers, Bigger Performance

Ever since Computex, NVIDIA has been teasing a “Super” announcement of their own. And this morning, that announcement is finally coming to fruition. NVIDIA is launching a mid-generation kicker...

281 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2019

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

MSI & ZOTAC with New Double-Slot Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1650 GPUs

Low-profile graphics cards are primarily used by owners of small form-factor desktops who want to have a more or less decent graphics that can run casual video games. GPU...

24 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2019

ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm: A Single-Slot Water Cooled GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Ultra-high-end graphics cards these days all seem to either come with a very large triple fan cooler, or more exotically, a hybrid cooling system based around a large heatsink...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

PowerColor's External Behemoth: The 750 Watt TBX-750FA eGFX Box, With 100 W Power Delivery

Tul, the parent company of PowerColor, currently has two external graphics (eGFX) boxes for high-end graphics cards, as well as low-power miniature eGFX solutions. Both sides of the coin...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2019

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700: The Next Gen of AMD Video Cards Starts on July 7th At $449/$379

As part of a jam-packed day of AMD product news, moments ago AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su got off the stage, wrapping up her suite of announcements. The highlight...

326 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2019

The AMD Next Horizon Gaming Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 3pm PT/22:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny (and hot) Los Angeles, California for E3, and more specifically, AMD's next big product-focused keynote. Dubbed "Next Horizon Gaming", AMD's crew, including CEO Dr. Lisa...

36 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2019

AMD and Samsung's GPU Licensing Deal: A New Era of Collaboration?

Back on Monday we saw the surprise announcement from AMD and Samsung revealing a multi-year strategic partnership in which Samsung will license AMD’s graphics IP. Since the announcement, we’ve...

96 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/7/2019

Google Reveals Stadia Launch Details: November 2019, Starting With a $129 Bundle

A couple months back at GDC 2019, Google announced their intent to step into the video game streaming market with Stadia. Based around Google’s cloud computing platform that’s been...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2019

Colorful Has a Single-Slot GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

Discrete graphics cards for Mini-ITX PCs have become rather popular in the recent years as small form-factor gaming computers are gaining traction in general. Meanwhile, video cards with a...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Ultimate GPU Air Cooling Solution

Graphics cards and PCIe cards come with a limited set of cooling options. Some of the low TDP models are passive, before going up to active cooling on higher...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

ASRock’s Internal External GPU: No Box Needed

If you say ‘Thunderbolt GPU’, it makes it sound like a PCIe device with a Thunderbolt output. Rather than go in this direction, ASRock has developed a GPU +...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

AMD To License Out Radeon GPU IP to Samsung For Use In SLSI Mobile GPUs

Today Samsung and AMD announced a new multi-year strategic partnership between the two companies, where Samsung SLSI will license graphics IP from AMD for use in mobile GPUs.

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/3/2019

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