This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has been working away at DirectX 12 for some time – in fact they were the first partner to show DirectX 12 code in action at Microsoft’s 2014 DX12 unveiling – and now they are releasing their first DirectX 12 project. In keeping with the general theme of the demos we’ve seen so far, Futuremark’s new DirectX 12 release is another proof of concept test. Dubbed the 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test, this benchmark is a purely synthetic benchmark designed to showcase the draw call benefits of the new API even more strongly than earlier benchmarks. Whereas...

Khronos Announces OpenCL SPIR 2.0

The last time we talked to Khronos about the OpenCL Standard Portable Intermediate Representation (SPIR) was back at SIGGRAPH 2013. At the time Khronos was gearing up for the...

1 by Ryan Smith on 8/11/2014

NVIDIA FY 2015 Q2 Financial Results

On Thursday August 7th, NVIDIA released their results for the second quarter of their fiscal year 2015. Year-over-year, they had an excellent quarter based on strong growth in the...

16 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 340.52 WHQL Drivers Now Available

Joining today’s launch of the SHIELD Tablet is a new GeForce driver set from NVIDIA. After last month’s release of the first R340 beta driver, 340.43, NVIDIA is back...

4 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2014

AMD Gaming Evolved Client 4.0 Released

Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s...

12 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2014

Imagination Posts PowerVR Rogue Specification Summary

Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct...

6 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2014

Watch our Hangout with ARM GPU Fellow Jem Davies

For those of you who weren't able to catch the live stream be sure to watch our interview with ARM Fellow and all around GPU expert Jem Davies. In...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2014

Join us for a Live Hangout with ARM Fellow Jem Davies and Chat about GPUs at 12PM ET Today

After answering your questions in our Ask the Experts post, ARM Fellow and GPU expert Jem Davies agreed to join a live video discussion with me. At 12:00PM ET...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2014

ARM’s Mali Midgard Architecture Explored

This year then has been especially productive for learning more about SoC GPUs, and as of today it’s going to get even better. After we took a look at...

64 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2014

Ask the Experts - ARM Fellow Jem Davies Answers Your GPU Questions

When we ran our Ask the Experts with ARM CPU guru Peter Greenhalgh some of you had GPU questions that went unanswered. A few weeks ago we set out...

99 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2014

Best Video Cards: June 2014

We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for June of 2014. June has been another quiet month from a...

51 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2014

Hands On With AMD’s Gaming Evolved Client Game DVR

Over the last few years we have seen both AMD and NVIDIA become increasingly interested in developing and nurturing software ecosystems around their products. Born out of a desire...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2014

Intel’s "Knights Landing" Xeon Phi Coprocessor Detailed

Continuing our ISC 2014 news announcements for the week, next up is Intel. Intel has taken to ISC to announce further details about the company’s forthcoming Knights Landing processor...

39 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Release Candidate 2 Drivers Posted

AMD has posted a new version of their Catalyst 14.6 drivers this afternoon, bringing their latest driver set up to Release Candidate 2. As a further refinement of the 14.6...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/24/2014

Google I/O: Qualcomm Celebrates Launch of Adreno 420 GPU for Android Gaming

With Google’s annual I/O developers’ conference taking place this week, this should end up being a busy week for Android news. The conference itself doesn’t officially start until Wednesday...

65 by Ryan Smith on 6/23/2014

AMD Announces FirePro W8100

Following up a little less than 3 months after the launch of their new flagship professional graphics card, the FirePro W9100, AMD is back once again this week to...

5 by Ryan Smith on 6/23/2014

ISC 2014: NVIDIA Tesla Cards Add ARM64 Host Compatibility

Kicking off this week for the world of supercomputing is the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany. One of the major supercomputing conferences, ISC is Europe’s largest supercomputing...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/23/2014

NVIDIA Kepler Cards Get HDMI 4K@60Hz Support (Kind Of)

An interesting feature has turned up in NVIDIA’s latest drivers: the ability to drive certain displays over HDMI at 4K@60Hz. This is a feat that would typically require HDMI...

53 by Ryan Smith on 6/20/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 340.43 Beta Drivers Now Available

Arriving just a few weeks after the release of their 337.88 GeForce WHQL driver, NVIDIA’s driver team is back again with a new beta driver. Now at version 340.43...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2014

AMD Reorganizes Business Units; Names Dr. Lisa Su as COO

In a move that will mark a mild shake up in how AMD operates, AMD has announced that they will be undergoing a company reorganization next month. Come July...

50 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2014

3DMark Update Brings DX11 Sky Diver Benchmark

This afternoon Futuremark released an updated version of their 3DMark benchmark for PCs. The new release brings 3DMark to version 1.3.708 and includes a new benchmark for DX11 systems...

10 by Jarred Walton on 6/11/2014

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