Manufacturing for NVIDIA's next-gen Kepler GPUs is in full swing and the first Kepler parts have begun shipping to notebook manufacturers. The first Kepler powered notebooks will hit retail in April, alongside Intel's Ivy Bridge processors.
With more programmable multi format hardware assisted encode & decode pipeline, future Intel desktop and mobile CPUs are expected to provide pretty decent HD and even 4K (QuadHD) video content creation and playback experience, no matter what standard used.
AMD has announced financial results for Q4 2011 and full year 2011. Revenue for Q4 2011 stayed flat over Q3 2011 at $1.69 billion, while revenues were slightly up in 2011 to $6.57 billion over 2010.
Imagination Technologies is not resting on its laurels after becoming a leader in the handheld and tablet business. The company is preparing its return to the world of discrete GPU cards, this time around with a GPGPU product.
Intel graphics integrated in their CPUs isn't a big deal for serious 3-D gamers. What about CAD professionals?
The launch of AMD's Radeon HD 7950 isn't far away now with just a little over a week remaining. Following initial leaked images and specs which we reported on last week, we now have some more concrete info on specs thanks to the first GPU-Z screenshot of the card making its way online.
LucidLogix made a technological breakthrough when introducing its first generation multi-GPU accomodating Hydra Engine to the world around 2 years ago now, which at the time by concept alone had people shouting out "Bravo!" thanks to the ability to mix up brands and models of graphics cards between the two major players, AMD and NVIDIA.
NVIDIA is preparing to release it's Kepler family of GPUs in Q2 2012, with GK104 being a crucial part of the family. GK104 will be the performance product, succeeding GF114 and GTX 560 in its various variants, and likely branded as GeForce GTX 660.
Since the displays are getting cheaper, yet their resolution is not improving, the ability to effectively use multiple displays together will be even more useful in the near future. What to expect from Ivy Bridge… or even Haswell then?
A rumour from Chinese forums Chiphell suggests that NVIDIA has pulled in the release of GeForce GTX 680 from the original plan of March/April to as early as late February.
While CES 2012 showed a clear focus on Tegra 3, with all the automotive, tablet and several smartphone launches, the company did not discuss Kepler. But, it was for a reason.
While AMD's entry-level and mid-range HD 7000M GPUs upto HD 7600M are nothing but rebrands and refreshes from the HD 6000M family, HD 7700M and up are expected to be true next-gen parts based on 28nm GCN GPUs. These GCN mobile GPUs will release in Q2 2012.
AMD is preparing to release the second GCN-based SKU, Radeon HD 7950 on January 31st. Unlike the HD 7970 Dec 22nd paper launch, this should be a hard release with retail availability, slipping in under the HD 7970 with an expected retail price of $449.
At CES 2012, AMD demonstrated notebooks running Trinity – with heavy workloads – and high-end HD 7000M graphics featuring next-gen 28nm GCN GPUs.
Things could hardly be any more obvious that the new technology battle field is mobile computing, as we're seeing an onslaught of new technologies that are all targeting what is a massively growing market space. Imagination Technologies is one of the companies that are pushing this development forward and the company has revealed its first
The CES 2012 show is starting with multiple affairs for Intel: the company is apparently spreading FUD around Windows 8 on ARM systems and worse of all, they got caught faking the DirectX 11 demo on the upcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge processor.
All the boards in our roundup today feature the reference PCB design of the Radeon 'Tahiti XT' HD 7970, with differences only in the pre-programmed default clock speeds, cooling solution, bundled software/accessories, warranties and most crucially, price. We help our readers to make an informed choice…
The massive jumps in both peak and actual usable GPU compute FP performance, especially across multiple GPUs, show that both the GPU and OpenCL have matured sufficiently to make graphics compute offload a more viable proposition down to the mainstream.
Following the recent reveal of Radeon HD 7670, AMD has now listed an entire range of OEM-only Radeon HD 7000, covering budget oriented graphics cards. As previously expected, these "new" HD 7000 are rebrands of the smallest Northern Islands GPUs – Turks and Caicos, covering HD 7300 to HD 7600.
Armed with only our fists, we slayed the murderous fire breathing dragon and rescued the princess (actually the last HD 7970 to complete our 4-way quadfire feature). This time, we have also included 5760×1080 Eyefinity tests in Battlefield 3 and DiRT3, complete with videos!