GPU

AMD's Raja Koduri
08 Nov

Raja Koduri Resigns From AMD

AMD's leader of Radeon Technology Group (RTG) tenders his resignation and plans to leave AMD entirely.

Case of the Missing Vega
20 Sep

Custom RX Vega: Where Are You?

With AMD's RX Vega offically being available over a month now, where are all the AIB partner custom cards?  We take a quick look at the current state and our best guess for delivery of custom cards.

16 Aug

Radeon RX Vega Launched

Launch details of the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 GPUs.  Details on viability of the Vega launch and overall bundles and pricing.

16 Aug

AMD Encoder Plugin: Patch 2.2.3

GPUOpen introduced the advancement and the direct source contribution of AMD's Advanced Media Framework (AMF).  The purpose of this framework is to enable GPU processing of media encode and decode efforts with minimal impact to the CPU and in general end user.  With that said, this is not exclusive to AMD as NVIDIA has it's own GPU enabled media processing support but it's closed source and hasn't been made widely public.

Jensen Huang
13 Aug

NVIDIA: Cryptocurrencies Are Here To Stay

This year has been hard on system builders and PCMR members looking to purchase that upgrade in the GPU department. Due to the increase in demand thanks to cryptocurrencies (specifically Ethereum), it has been near impossible to find any GTX 1070 or 1060 from the green team and any AMD RX 580, 570, 470 or 480 GPUs from the red team. The influx of EBay offers for these cards and their inflated prices have driven normal users to sell high and earn some extra cash while waiting for Vega.

03 Aug

AMD Radeon: Huge Driver Update! 17.7.2

As we all waited for the details on Vega, RTG (Radeon Technology Group) was busy creating a huge update for Radeon GPU users.  The driver update sports a new techonlogy called "Enhanced Sync", which provides a similar function as triple buffering but is built-in to the driver and not game specific.  This is a direct competitor to NVIDIA's "Fast Sync" and has similar if not identitical end user experience.

The International 2017 - DOTA 2 Nvidia GPU
03 Aug

The International 2017 - DOTA 2: Nvidia Official Graphics

It's recently been announced that Nvidia will be the official graphcs (GPU) of The International 2017.  This is the largest DOTA 2 tournament held yearly and directly backed by Valve Software (creators of DOTA 2).  With DOTA 2 being a huge eSports title, this seems like a major win for Nvidia.  Several players are known to have sponsers but a direct sponsership by Nvidia with Valve should speak volumes for Nvidia sales and branding.

 

Nvidia eGPU
03 Aug

Nvidia External GPUs: Bringing More Creative Power to Millions

At Siggraph, Nvidia announced a new eGPU (External GPU) case that enables creative artists and designers use of a full sized GPU (Quadro® or TITAN Xp).  They cleam that 25 million artists and content creators exist and can now leverage their powerful full sized GPUs to enhace their creation efforts.

Nvidia Titan Xp
03 Aug

TITAN Xp Driver Update: Unlocks Additional Performance

Right on the heals of Vega launch, Nvidia released a new driver (July 31st) that seems to increase performance by 300%.  This is specific to applications like Maya and are meant to benefit the creators (sorry gamers).

Epyc CPU
03 Aug

AMD Powers Project 47: 1 PetaFLOPS of Performance

At Capsaicin SIGGRAPH, AMD showcased what could be achieved with the new Epyc and Vega series of products.  You read that right, it has the powered of 1 PetaFLOPS for virtualization and machine learning.  This proof of concept is based on Inventec's P-Series massively parallel computing platform, and is rack designed to excel in a range of tasks.