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As retail video card prices drop back down to more normal prices following 18 months of cryptocurrency-fueled madness, AMD and its partners are quickly finding themselves with a new concern: AMD video card prices are dropping too much. As Ethereum mining profitability has plummeted, so has the price on video cards, especially the highest margin cards at the high-end of AMD’s product stack. As a result, the company is undertaking a rapid effort to shore up video card prices by bringing back game bundles with a new Raise The Game campaign. The tried and true tool for boosting the value of video cards in slower times, game bundles are a favored tactic of video card makers to improve the value of their product, allowing them...

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

AMD Expanding Into Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

One constant theme throughout AMD’s recent resurgence into high-performance computing has been the messaging around the scalability of its platform. Building a processor that can scale both from single...

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

Intel Keynote and SVP Greg Bryant at CES 2022: Live Blog (10am PT, 1800 UTC)

Today is a day for CES keynotes, and up next is Intel. Here we'll be getting SVP Greg Bryant to talk us through the next generation of hardware launches...

6 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

NVIDIA Briefly Teases GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, More Details Later This Month

As part of today’s CES keynote for the company, NVIDIA GeForce SVP and GM Jeff Fisher very briefly teased a new flagship NVIDIA video card. The GeForce RTX 3090...

21 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD Mobile GPU 2022 Update: Radeon 6000S Series, 6x50M Parts, and Navi 24-Based 6500M and 6300M

As part of a jam-packed CES keynote presentation this morning, AMD has announced a slew of updates to its mobile graphics lineup. Altogether, AMD is introducing one new GPU...

7 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

NVIDIA Keynote and SVP GeForce Jeff Fisher at CES 2022: Live Blog (8am PT, 16h00 UTC)

The second keynote of CES comes from NVIDIA, and while it isn't Jensen presenting today, we do get Jeff Fisher, SVP of GeForce, and Ali Kani, VP and GM...

7 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD Reveals Radeon RX 6500 XT: Navi 24 Lands for Low-End Desktops on January 19th

Alongside AMD’s smorgasbord of mobile graphics offerings that were announced during today’s CES 2022 keynote, the company also has some new desktop video cards to speak about for the...

21 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution To Become Driver Feature: Radeon Super Resolution

As well as delivering hardware updates for both their desktop and mobile lineups this morning, as part of AMD’s CES 2022 keynote, the company also offered a quick update...

3 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

AMD Keynote and Dr. Lisa Su at CES 2022: Live Blog (7am PT, 15:00 UTC)

It's the first week of a new year, which can only mean it's the annual CES trade show! As per usual, the big names have major presentations set up...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2022

AMD-Xilinx Acquisition Now Expected to Close in Q1 of 2022

AMD this afternoon has sent out a brief update to the public and investors, offering an update on the status of the ongoing Xilinx acquisition. AMD’s purchase of the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 12/30/2021

AMD and GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Updated Once More: Now $2.1B Through 2025

In a short note published by AMD this afternoon as part of an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, AMD is disclosing that the company has...

71 by Ryan Smith on 12/23/2021

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 2050, MX570, and MX550 For Laptops: 2022's Entry Level GeForce

NVIDIA this morning had made an unexpected news drop with the announcement of a trio of new GeForce laptop GPUs. Joining the GeForce family next year will be a...

18 by Ryan Smith on 12/17/2021

AMD’s Instinct MI250X: Ready For Deployment at Supercomputing

One of the big announcements at AMD’s Data Center event a couple of weeks ago was the announcement of its CDNA2 based compute accelerator, the Instinct MI250X. The MI250X...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2021

Intel: Sapphire Rapids With 64 GB of HBM2e, Ponte Vecchio with 408 MB L2 Cache

This week we have the annual Supercomputing event where all the major High Performance Computing players are putting their cards on the table when it comes to hardware, installations...

69 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/15/2021

NVIDIA Launches A2 Accelerator: Entry-Level Ampere For Edge Inference

Alongside a slew of software-related announcements this morning from NVIDIA as part of their fall GTC, the company has also quietly announced a new server GPU product for the...

16 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2021

AMD Announces Instinct MI200 Accelerator Family: Taking Servers to Exascale and Beyond

AMD today is formally unveiling their AMD Instinct MI200 family of server accelerators. Based on AMD’s new CDNA 2 architecture, the MI200 family is the capstone AMD’s server GPU...

61 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2021

Updated: Intel Cans Xe-HP Server GPU Products, Shifts Focus To Xe-HPC and Xe-HPG

Update 11/01: In an additional tweet posted over the weekend by Raja Koduri, the Intel GPU frontman confirmed that Intel will be bringing products based on their Xe-HPG architecture to...

48 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2021

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