GPUs

Over the years, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPECviewperf benchmark has become the industry standard for workstation GPU benchmarking. Owing to the fact that, unlike video games, there's little concept of a "standard" workload for CAD, content creation, and visual data analysis tools, as well as the sheer complexity of these applications, there is an ongoing need for a standardized multi-application benchmark. This is both to offer a wider, holistic view of GPU performance under workstation applications, and even more fundamental than that, to provide a proper apples-to-apples testing environment. With the previous release of SPECviewperf dating back to 2013, the benchmark has been due for a refresh – and that has finally arrived this week with the release of SPECviewperf 2020. An incremental update...

AMD Reveals Radeon Pro VII: A Workstation Card For When You Need It All

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of a new high-end video card aimed at the workstation market, the Radeon Pro VII. True to its namesake, this is...

60 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2020

NVIDIA Teases Next-Gen GPUs, DGX Hardware Ahead of GTC 2020 Keynote

Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as...

46 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2020

Powercolor goes ITX with RX 5600 XT for $299

Small cards and small systems are always exciting to see, especially if there’s an avenue to create a nice PC within a small volume at multiple price points. There...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/12/2020

AMD Reports Q1 2020 Earnings: CPU Sales Fuel Big Gains

As the first quarter 2020 earnings period continues, up next is AMD, who has reported their earnings for the first three months of the year. The company, enjoying an...

10 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2020

GPUs Unleashed: Intel Releases First Unlocked GPU Driver For OEM Systems

While Intel’s integrated GPUs have made immense strides over the past decade, there’s been one particular legacy they’ve been unable to break free from: OEM driver locking. Due to...

33 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2020

NVIDIA Closes Mellanox Acquisition, Adds High-Speed Networking to Tech Portfolio

Just over a year ago, NVIDIA announced its intentions to acquire Mellanox, a leading datacenter networking and interconnect provider. And, after going through some prolonged regulatory hurdles, including approval...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

Khronos Announces OpenCL 3.0: Hitting the Reset Button on Compute Frameworks

Today something is happening for which I’m not sure there’s any parallel for in the computing industry – and certainly, there’s never been anything like it in the GPU...

70 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

NVIDIA's GTC 2020 Keynote Is Back On: To Be Broadcast on May 14th

After becoming the victim of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus not once but twice, NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 keynote address has finally been rescheduled. The virtual keynote is now set to be...

34 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2020

ASRock Unveils Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX 8 GB Graphics Card

ASRock has announced its latest ITX graphics card for small form factors, the Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger ITX. This new mini-ITX card is based on AMD's Navi 14...

65 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2020

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund: Initial $15m Donation of EPYC and Radeon Hardware

One element to the recent pandemic has been the number of organizations banding together to unite for specific research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. We are in an era now...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/16/2020

ASUS Launches An Old GPU: The NVIDIA GT 710 with Four 4K HDMI Ports

I've noticed of late that certain companies are 'relaunching' older parts in new designs. We've seen it recently with some of the older AMD APUs finding their way into...

53 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/13/2020

EVGA Announces GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO & RTX 2080 Super KO

Expanding its series from its first KO graphics card in years, EVGA unveiled its GeForce RTX 2060 KO at CES 2020, which made waves as was one of the...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/10/2020

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 Released: GDDR6 Reaching Price Parity With GDDR5

Tucked inside NVIDIA’s announcement of their spring refresh of their mobile GPU lineup, the company included a new low-end mobile part, the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6. Exactly as it...

34 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2020

NVIDIA Details Dynamic Boost Tech & Advanced Optimus (G-Sync & Optimus At Last)

Alongside this morning’s launch of their new laptop SKUs, NVIDIA is also rolling out a couple of new technologies aimed at high-end laptops. Being placed under their Max-Q banner...

13 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2020

NVIDIA’s 2020 Laptop Refresh: Launches GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2070 Super, & GTX 1650 Ti

With this week marking the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs and Intel’s Comet Lake-H mobile CPUs, this week is essentially the kick-off point for the next generation...

22 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2020

AKiTiO Launches Node Titan eGFX Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure

AKiTiO has introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosure that has been designed specifically with professional users in mind. The Node Titan can house power-hungry professional-grade graphics cards due...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

PowerColor Extends Product Warranty by Three Months Due to Coronavirus

PowerColor this week has announced that it is extending its warranties to existing customers by three months. The second manufacturer this month to extend its existing prodcut warranties, PowerColor...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/27/2020

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/23/2020

Quick Note: AMD Shows Off Raytracing on RDNA2

With today’s announcement from Microsoft of DirectX 12 Ultimate, both NVIDIA and AMD are also chiming in to reiterate their support for the new feature set, and to note...

100 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2020

Microsoft Unveils DirectX 12 Ultimate: The GPU Feature Set For the Next Generation of Games

While the 2020 Game Developers Conference has been postponed, that thankfully doesn’t mean everything gaming-related for this spring has been postponed as well. As the saying goes, the show...

53 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2020

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