Tag Archives: GPUs

AMD’s New RX 500X GPUs are OEM Rebrands, Not New Cards

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD technically just launched a new lineup of GPUs this week, but don’t worry if you can’t find them on store shelves. The new 500X family adds an “X” to the brand of each previous Radeon card. The Radeon RX 580 is now the RX ...

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Intel Working on New Discrete GPUs, Codenamed Arctic Sound

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel hired Raja Koduri last year, it was clear the company was serious about graphics. Koduri has spent much of his professional career in graphics for AMD and ATI; bringing him on-board was a signal that Intel intended to invest into GPUs more aggressively ...

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New Nvidia Gaming GPUs Unlikely to Arrive Much Before Mid-Summer

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nvidia’s Pascal GPU architecture has been one of Nvidia’s longest-lived product lines in the past 20 years. It further refined and improved the technologies Nvidia introduced with Maxwell, along with making some architectural improvements of its own, and it competes extremely well against AMD’s Polaris ...

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Cryptocurrency Miners Bought $776M in GPUs in 2017, Mostly From AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. New data on the GPU market has put formal numbers behind the visible impact of cryptocurrency mining on GPU prices. Unfortunately, we’ve also got fresh information suggesting the GPU price inflation cycle isn’t ending any time soon. Jon Peddie Research has released data on GPU ...

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Samsung Now Producing 16Gbit GDDR6 for Upcoming GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung is throwing its hat into the GDDR6 ring and joining Micron in ramping the new memory technology for upcoming GPU products. It’s not a surprising move, but it does suggest that GDDR6 will be more widely adopted than its predecessor, GDDR5X. Samsung is touting ...

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AMD Has Cut the Performance of Some RX 560 GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD launched the RX 560 GPU, as an upgrade to the older RX 460, it upgraded the specs of the card slightly. Unlike the RX 580 and RX 570, which retained their GPU cores, texture units, and ROP configurations and simply targeted significantly higher ...

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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs

Historically, GPUs have been designed as monolithic dies with all of their functionality under one ‘roof.’ This hasn’t always been the case — the earliest GPUs sometimes used separate chips for specific functionality. Both AMD and Nvidia have, at various times, used different cores to provide support for additional monitors or to bridge connections between PCI Express and AGP. As ...

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