GPUs

With both the new release of Rise of the Tomb Raider and the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division beta, NVIDIA has diligently prepared a new game ready driver to bring their optimizations for Geforce card owners. Alongside that we have the usual bug fixes and even the long awaited beta feature of Thunderbolt graphics. This driver update brings us to version 361.75, and also brings a small list of fixes. Along with stability changes such as fixing notebooks crashing in Photoshop CC 2015 and the NVIDIA control panel failing to launch, NVIDIA has brought their fix for GPU clock speeds remaining above idle on 144Hz monitors to SLI configurations on all versions of windows since Vista. In my opinion the bigger news this time around is...

Sapphire Readies Nitro R9 Fury: Custom Design and Enhanced Performance

Sapphire Technology is preparing to release its new graphics card — the Nitro R9 Fury — based on AMD’s Fiji graphics processing unit that features its own custom printed...

25 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2015

AMD's 2016 Linux Driver Plans & GPUOpen Family of Dev Tools: Investing In Open Source

Earlier this month AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group held an event to brief the press of their plans for 2016. Part of a larger shift for RTG as they work...

49 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

96 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

NVIDIA Releases 359.06 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA is continuing their efforts to provide game ready drivers on launch day throughout the AAA/holiday season. Without missing a beat they are giving us a two for one...

13 by Daniel Williams on 12/2/2015

AMD Announces FirePro W4300: Low Profile FirePro

With the slower release cadence for AMD’s FirePro professional cards, we tend to only hear from the FirePro group once or twice per year. And with the last update...

17 by Ryan Smith on 12/1/2015

AMD Releasing New Crimson Drivers for GPU Fan Issue (Update: Released)

Update: AMD has now released the fixed driver, Crimson 15.11.1 Beta. This release also contains several other fixes according to AMD's notes, including further game fixes and some Radeon...

45 by Ian Cutress on 11/30/2015

More on Apple’s A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores, No L3 Cache

Over the Thanksgiving break the intrepid crew over at Chipworks sent over their initial teardown information for Apple’s A9X SoC. The heart of the recently launched iPad Pro, the...

120 by Ryan Smith on 11/30/2015

AMD Moves Radeon HD 5000 & 6000 Series to Legacy Status - All Pre-Graphics Core Next GPUs Now Retired

Alongside today’s release of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver set, AMD has published a new page on their driver site announcing that video cards based on the...

68 by Ryan Smith on 11/24/2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Driver Released: New Features & A New Look

At the tail-end of 2014 AMD launched their Catalyst 14.12 driver set, better known as the Omega driver set. With Omega, AMD shifted their development process for the Catalyst...

145 by Ryan Smith & Daniel Williams on 11/24/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 380X Review, Feat. ASUS STRIX

Last week AMD launched the Radeon R9 380X, the company’s latest mid-range video card. Based on a fully enabled GCN 1.2 Tonga GPU – a first for the desktop...

101 by Ryan Smith on 11/23/2015

NVIDIA Releases 359.00 WHQL Game Ready Driver

The season's flurry of games has brought along a blizzard of updates. Bad pun tie-ins aside, there is little that tarnishes a shiny new game like musty old drivers...

26 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Radeon R9 380X: Full-Featured Tonga at $229 for the Holidays

Back in September of 2014 AMD released their first Graphics Core Next 1.2 GPU, Tonga, which was the GPU at the heart of the Radeon R9 285. For all...

52 by Ryan Smith on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Star Wars Battlefront Game Bundle For Radeon R9 Fury

Buying new graphics cards is always fun. Finding game deals while shopping for new graphics cards is even better. This time around AMD is bundling the newly released Star...

9 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta Drivers

With AMD continuing to deliver beta driver updates left and right lately, today they come to us with another update. Another one of AMD’s point driver updates, Catalyst 15.11.1...

19 by Daniel Williams on 11/17/2015

NVIDIA @ SC15: US NOAA to Build Tesla Weather Research Cluster

Continuing with our coverage of today’s spate of SC15 announcements, we have NVIDIA. Having already launched their Tesla M40 and M4 server cards last week to get ahead of...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

AMD @ SC15: Boltzmann Initiative Announced - C++ and CUDA Compilers for AMD GPUs

The second in our major SC15 announcements comes from AMD, who is taking to the show to focus on the HPC capabilities of their FirePro S line of server...

20 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M40 & M4 Server Cards - Data Center Machine Learning

Slowly but steadily NVIDIA has been rotating in Maxwell GPUs into the company’s lineup of Tesla server cards. Though Maxwell is not well-suited towards the kind of high precision...

24 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

NVIDIA Announces Record Revenue for Q3 FY 2016

Today NVIDIA announced their earnings for the third quarter of their fiscal year 2016 (yes their fiscal year is almost a full year ahead of calendar) and the company...

49 by Brett Howse on 11/5/2015

GlobalFoundries and AMD Announce First 14nm FinFET Sample Production Success

GlobalFoundries, AMD’s former chip manufacturing arm, is a fab that has seen some hard times. After being spun-off from AMD in 2009, the company has encountered repeated trouble releasing...

58 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2015

NVIDIA Launches NVS 810 Digital Signage Video Card

Entry level multi-display workstations aren’t a market that gets anywhere near the amount of attention that many of us are used to seeing in other markets. Never the less...

37 by Daniel Williams on 11/4/2015

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