GPUs

In a very brief teaser, AMD this afternoon has released a picture of their first Radeon RX 6000 video card. No further details about the card are given, but based on the sizable triple fan design and dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors, it stands to reason that we’re looking at one of AMD’s high-end card designs. Overall the design looks reminicant of the Radeon VII, which is not terribly surprising since that is the last high-end (high-powered) video card released by AMD. Don’t be surprised if we see more teasers over the coming weeks, as AMD gears up for its October CPU and GPU presentations. AMD will be holding its “Next Generation Radeon Graphics” keynote on October 28th at noon Eastern.

NVIDIA Posts First DirectX 12 Ultimate Driver Set, Enables GPU Hardware Scheduling

NVIDIA sends word this morning that the company has posted their first DirectX 12 Ultimate-compliant driver. Published as version 451.48 – the first driver out of NVIDIA’s new Release...

63 by Ryan Smith on 6/24/2020

Intel to use Nanowire/Nanoribbon Transistors in Volume ‘in Five Years’

This year, at the international VLSI conference, Intel’s CTO Mike Mayberry gave one of the plenary presentations, which this year was titled ‘The Future of Compute’. Within the presentation...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

NVIDIA Announces PCIe A100 Accelerator: 250 Watt Ampere In A Standard Form Factor

With the launch of their Ampere architecture and new A100 accelerator barely a month behind them, NVIDIA this morning is announcing the PCIe version of their accelerator as part...

30 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2020

GIGABYTE’s 4U 10x NVIDIA A100 New G492 Servers Announced

One of the interesting elements about NVIDIA’s A100 card is the potential compute density offered, especially for AI applications. There is set to be a strong rush to enable...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

Intel Kaby Lake-G GPU Driver Updates Left In Limbo, Currently Unsupported

While the retail shelf life of Intel’s unusual Kaby Lake-G processor has pretty much passed at this point, it looks like it has become the gift that keeps on...

47 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2020

AMD Confirms That SmartShift Tech Only Shipping in One Laptop For 2020

Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power...

55 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2020

ASML’s First Multi-Beam Inspection Tool for 5nm

ASML has announced it has made a significant development in its multi-beam inspectional tool line. The new eScan1000 moves a single beam scanning process into a nine-beam scanning process...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/1/2020

Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergence

2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with...

188 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

Arm Announces The Mali-G78 GPU: Evolution to 24 Cores

Today as part of Arm’s 2020 TechDay announcements, alongside the release of the brand-new Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 CPUs, Arm is also revealing its brand-new Mali-G78 and Mali-G68 GPU...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

NVIDIA Reports Q1 FY2021 Earnings: Let The Good Times Roll

This week NVIDIA announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2021 fiscal year. The current fiscal year is an especially important one for NVIDIA on both a...

34 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2020

Gaming AIs: NVIDIA Teaches A Neural Network to Recreate Pac-Man

Following last week’s virtual GTC keynote and the announcement of their Ampere architecture, this week NVIDIA has been holding the back-half of their conference schedule. As with the real...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2020

NVIDIA Ampere Unleashed: NVIDIA Announces New GPU Architecture, A100 GPU, and Accelerator

While NVIDIA’s usual presentation efforts for the year were dashed by the current coronavirus outbreak, the company’s march towards developing and releasing newer products has continued unabated. To that...

128 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2020

AMD Reveals Radeon Pro VII: A Workstation Card For When You Need It All

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of a new high-end video card aimed at the workstation market, the Radeon Pro VII. True to its namesake, this is...

60 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2020

NVIDIA Teases Next-Gen GPUs, DGX Hardware Ahead of GTC 2020 Keynote

Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as...

46 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2020

Powercolor goes ITX with RX 5600 XT for $299

Small cards and small systems are always exciting to see, especially if there’s an avenue to create a nice PC within a small volume at multiple price points. There...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/12/2020

AMD Reports Q1 2020 Earnings: CPU Sales Fuel Big Gains

As the first quarter 2020 earnings period continues, up next is AMD, who has reported their earnings for the first three months of the year. The company, enjoying an...

10 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2020

GPUs Unleashed: Intel Releases First Unlocked GPU Driver For OEM Systems

While Intel’s integrated GPUs have made immense strides over the past decade, there’s been one particular legacy they’ve been unable to break free from: OEM driver locking. Due to...

33 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2020

NVIDIA Closes Mellanox Acquisition, Adds High-Speed Networking to Tech Portfolio

Just over a year ago, NVIDIA announced its intentions to acquire Mellanox, a leading datacenter networking and interconnect provider. And, after going through some prolonged regulatory hurdles, including approval...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

Khronos Announces OpenCL 3.0: Hitting the Reset Button on Compute Frameworks

Today something is happening for which I’m not sure there’s any parallel for in the computing industry – and certainly, there’s never been anything like it in the GPU...

70 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

NVIDIA's GTC 2020 Keynote Is Back On: To Be Broadcast on May 14th

After becoming the victim of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus not once but twice, NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 keynote address has finally been rescheduled. The virtual keynote is now set to be...

33 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2020

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