Best Video Cards: October 2014

After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry...

20 by Ryan Smith 7 hours ago

Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Purchase

Back towards the start of this year, Lenovo announced that it would be acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google. Motorola Mobility, the phone and gadget arm of Motorola, would be...

7 by Ryan Smith 11 hours ago

Alienware's Graphics Amplifier Announced - An External Video Card Chassis Shipping Soon

The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer...

69 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

ARM Announces Mali 800 Series GPUs - T860, T830, & T820

Due to a lack of total vertical integration and heavy focus on IP licensing, one of the more interesting aspects of the SoC development pipeline is that we get...

26 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

ARM Announces Mali-V550 Video Processor & Mali-DP550 Display Processor

As part of ARM’s fall refresh of their Mali graphics product lineup, today ARM is announcing refreshes and new products in a number of product segments. All told ARM...

6 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta Drivers

As promised earlier this week, AMD has pushed out a new Catalyst beta driver release to go hand-in-hand with this week’s launch of Civilization: Beyond Earth. Though not...

17 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

GlobalFoundries Acquires IBM’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Business; IBM Bows Out

The history of the semiconductor manufacturing business is both a story of great success and great failure. On the one hand semiconductor manufacturing has allowed the creation of devices...

31 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2014

Hands On: Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is...

70 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2014

Hands On: Apple's iMac with Retina Display

We just got done with our hands-on time with Apple’s new products, and we’ll start with what’s likely the sneakiest of them, the iMac with Retina Display. Why “sneaky”? The...

79 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2014

Video Card Tuesday: $370 R9 290X & Borderlands: TPS Now Shipping

Following up on last week’s Radeon pricing observations, it looks like there has been one final shift in Radeon R9 290 series pricing. While R9 290 has held steady...

82 by Ryan Smith on 10/14/2014

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President & CEO, Rory Read Steps Down

As part of AMD’s broader restructuring efforts, back in June the company announced a business reorganization that would see the company organized into two major groups, the Computing and...

37 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2014

AMD Radeon R9 290 Series Prices Finally Begin To Fall

With the launch of NVIDIA’s Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 900 series last month, it was immediately obvious that NVIDIA had been able to deal a swift blow to AMD’s product...

69 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2014

HP Splits In Half: Consumer & Enterprise Businesses To Separate

After a weekend of rumors spurred on by a Wall Street Journal report, HP has confirmed this morning that the company intends to split in half next year. The...

16 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2014

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2014

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Review: Featuring EVGA

Last week we took a look at NVIDIA’s newest consumer flagship video card, the GeForce GTX 980. Today in the second part of our series on the GTX 900...

144 by Ryan Smith on 9/26/2014

Chipworks Disassembles Apple's A8 SoC: GX6450, 4MB L3 Cache & More

One of the more enjoyable rituals with Apple’s annual iPhone launch is the decapping, deconstruction, and photographing of the processor die at the heart of Apple’s newest SoC. ...

65 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2014

DisplayPort Alternate Mode for USB Type-C Announced - Video, Power, & Data All Over Type-C

Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to...

106 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2014

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version...

24 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review: Maxwell Mark 2

At the start of this year we saw the first half of the Maxwell architecture in the form of the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. Based on...

270 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

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