GPUs

With AMD’s first-wave of Zen 4 CPUs now in the books with the Ryzen 7000 series, the consumer arm of AMD is now shifting its attention over to its graphics business. In a presentation that ended moments ago dubbed “together we advance_gaming”, Dr. Lisa Su and other AMD leaders laid out the future of AMD’s graphics products. And that future is the RDNA 3 architecture, which will be the basis of the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT video cards. The two cards, set to be released on December 13th, will be the first products released using the RDNA 3 architecture. According to AMD, the new flagship 7900 XTX will deliver up to 70% more performance at 4K than their previous...

NVIDIA Releases GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: Ampere the All-Powerful

Back in January during their CES 2022 keynote, NVIDIA teased the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, an even more powerful version of NVIDIA’s flagship card for the high-end gaming and...

88 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2022

NVIDIA Hopper GPU Architecture and H100 Accelerator Announced: Working Smarter and Harder

Depending on your point of view, the last two years have either gone by very slowly, or very quickly. While the COVID pandemic never seemed to end – and...

88 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2022

The NVIDIA GTC Spring 2022 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 8:00am PT/15:00 UTC)

Please join us at 8:00am PT (15:00 UTC) for our live blog coverage of NVIDIA’s Spring GTC keynote address. The traditional kick-off to the show – be it physical...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2022

AMD Releases Instinct MI210 Accelerator: CDNA 2 On a PCIe Card

With both GDC and GTC going on this week, this is a big time for GPUs of all sorts. And today, AMD wants to get in on the game...

39 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2022

AMD Teases FSR 2.0: Temporal Upscaling Tech for Games Coming in Q2

Alongside their spring driver update, AMD this morning is also unveiling the first nugget of information about the next generation of their FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology. Dubbed FSR...

46 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2022

AMD Releases Adrenalin Software Spring 2022 Update: Adds RSR Upscaling and More

AMD this morning is releasing the awaited spring update to their AMD Software Adrenalin Edition suite for their GPUs. First unveiled back in January as part of AMD’s keynote...

12 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2022

Interview with Intel’s Raja Koduri: Zettascale or ZettaFLOP? Metaverse what?

We currently live in a sea of buzzwords. Whether that’s something to catch the eye when scrolling through our news feed, or a company wanting to latch their product...

45 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/9/2022

SPEC Adds Linux Edition of SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 Benchmark

The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpc) group updated the Windows version of the workstation GPU benchmark suite - SPECviewperf 2020 - twice last year. The intent of the benchmark...

14 by Ganesh T S on 3/3/2022

Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) Announced: Setting Standards For The Chiplet Ecosystem

If there has been one prominent, industry-wide trend in chip design over the past half-decade or so, it has been the growing use of chiplets. The tiny dies have...

25 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2022

Intel Goes Full XPU: Falcon Shores to Combine x86 and Xe For Supercomputers

One of Intel’s more interesting initiatives over the past few years has been XPU – the idea of using a variety of compute architectures in order to best meet...

28 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

Intel’s Arctic Sound-M Server Accelerator To Land Mid-2022 With Hardware AV1 Encoding

Rounding out Intel’s direct GPU-related announcements from this morning as part of the company’s annual investor meeting, Intel has confirmed that the company is also getting ready to deliver...

18 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

Intel Meteor Lake Client Processors to use Arc Graphics Chiplets

Continuing with this morning’s spate of Intel news coming from Intel’s annual Investor meeting, we also have some new information on Intel’s forthcoming Meteor Lake processors, courtesy of this...

20 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

Intel Arc Update: Alchemist Laptops Q1, Desktops Q2; 4mil GPUs Total for 2022

As part of Intel’s annual investor meeting taking place today, Raja Koduri, Intel’s SVP and GM of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group delivered an update to...

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/17/2022

A Visit to Intel’s D1X Fab: Next Generation EUV Process Nodes

On a recent trip to the US, I decided to spend some time criss-crossing the nation for a couple of industry events and spend some of the time visiting...

38 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/16/2022

AMD Reports Q4 2021 and FY 2021 Earnings: Turning Silicon Into Gold

As the full year 2021 earnings season rolls along, the next major chip maker out of the gate is AMD, who has been enjoying a very positive trajectory in...

26 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2022

Launching This Week: NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 - Ampere For Low-End Gaming

First announced as part of NVIDIA’s CES 2022 presentation, the company’s new GeForce RTX 3050 desktop video card is finally rolling out to retailers this month. The low-end video...

44 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2022

Vulkan 1.3 Specification Released: Fighting Fragmentation with Profiles

Khronos this morning is taking the wraps off of Vulkan 1.3, the newest iteration of the group’s open and cross-platform API for graphics programming. Vulkan 1.3 follows Khronos’s usual 2...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2022

Launching Today: AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT, Starring Navi 24

Following its announcement back at CES, today AMD is formally launching the entry-level member of its Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards: the Radeon RX 6500 XT. Based...

101 by Ryan Smith on 1/19/2022

NVIDIA Quietly Launches GeForce RTX 3080 12GB: More VRAM, More Power, More Money

NVIDIA this morning is quietly adding to its menagerie of high-end video cards with a third version of the GeForce RTX 3080, the simply-named GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. Just...

36 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2022

Intel Changes Senior Executives: VP That Led CES is Out, New CFO

At the close of play today, Intel is announcing two major changes at the top of its organization. The big one is that EVP and GM of Intel’s Client...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2022

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