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In advance of what's sure to be a barrage of VR-related product hitting the market over the next couple of months, a VR-focused conference took place last week in Los Angeles. Appropriately called VRLA, this conference covered all things current and up-and-coming revolving around VR. It also included presentations from notable people in the industry, including AMD's Roy Taylor. AMD had lots to talk about at VRLA, with the overall theme being that the company is ready to take this market head-on. It already offers graphics cards that are capable of delivering a compelling VR experience, and on the... Read more...
Well here's some fantastic news, many of you reading this need not bother with paying a premium for discrete graphics in your next build!  Do you believe it? That's the exaggerated takeaway from Intel's claim that its integrated Iris and Iris Pro graphics can hang with and overpower 80 percent of the graphics chips on the market."We have improved graphics 30 times what they were five years ago," Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Desktop Clients Platform, said during a speech at a J.P. Morgan forum at the Consumer Electronics Show.As far as Bryant is concerned, it's... Read more...
Big things are happening in graphics over at Advanced Micro Devices. That first became clear when AMD elevated Raja Koduri to head up its newly formed Radeon Technologies Group earlier this year, and in the two months since then, he's been busy planning out the future, which he recently discussed with industry analysts, according to Patrick Moorhead, an analyst who writes about disruptive companies, technologies, and usage models.Koduri expanded on what AMD's planning with its graphics driver software and how it will play a key role in growing the new RTG's business over the next couple of years.... Read more...
Do you plan on building a new gaming PC this holiday season? If so, you may want to hold off on picking up a graphics card until you see how AMD's Radeon R9 380X performs. You won't have to wait long -- it's rumored that the mid-range graphics card will launch on November 15, 2015, or just over a week from now.There's a spattering of reports about the 380X on the web and all seem to point to the same source, a Korean-language website called Hardware Battle. According to the site, the card will feature a 28nm Antigua XT GPU with 2,048 Stream Processors and 4GB of GDDR5 memory pushing data through... Read more...
When it comes to new graphics cards, we're used to talking about things like frame rates and gaming performance at different resolutions. You might think a new dual GPU offering from NVIDIA would elicit similar commentary, but that isn't the case with the NVS 810, a Maxwell-based graphics card with an impressive feature-set for a totally different market. NVIDIA's taking aim at the digital signage market, and while that might sound like a snoozer on the surface, there's some impressive technology here. This thing is rocking two GM107 GPUs, each with 512 CUDA cores and 2GB of RAM (for a total of... Read more...
With all the hype surrounding AMD's use of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) for its Fury line of graphics card, you would be excused for thinking GDDR5 memory had died and become a footnote. You'd also be wrong. There's still more bandwidth to be squeezed out of GDDR5 memory, and that's what Micron has done. The Boise, Idaho-based memory maker announced today that the 8Gb (gigabit, not gigabyte) GDDR5 memory it was previously sampling to customers is now widely available. Compared to the current crop of 4Gb GDDR5 memory, the newly available 8Gb chips push the bandwidth ceiling from 7Gbps up to 8Gbps.... Read more...
AMD today added a third card to its Fury line that's arguably the most intriguing of the bunch, the Radeon R9 Nano. True to its name, the Nano is an incredibly compact card, though don't be fooled by its diminutive stature. Lurking inside this 6-inch graphics card is a Fiji GPU core built on a 28nm manufacturing process paired with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Did you catch that we said this is a 6-inch card? It's a full 1.5 inches shorter than the Fury X, and unlike its liquid cooled sibling, there's no radiator and fan assembly to mount. This is important because AMD is pitching the Radeon... Read more...
You may have noticed that the bigger the graphics card, the better the performance. It's not a hard and fast rule, though it often applies, or at least it used to. AMD is taking a big step towards reversing this trend of increasingly large graphics cards with the forthcoming release of its Radeon R9 Nano.The Radeon R9 Nano is based on AMD's Fiji GPU, same as found in the Radeon R9 Fury X and the "most complex and highest performance GPU" AMD has ever built, according to AMD CEO Lisa Su. It also uses AMD's fancy High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) architecture, which is a new type of memory chip with low... Read more...
For a number of reasons, the launch of AMD's latest high-end graphics card, the Radeon Fury X, didn't go quite as smoothly as the company (or any company, for that matter) would have liked. As we discovered in our review, the card is largely comparable to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and happens to include a built-in liquid cooler -- either a pro or con depending on your taste (and the amount of effort you might want to put in). Well, it's that liquid cooler that's become a bit of a thorn in AMD's side, as some of the launch units have some serious pump whine... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the reveal of AMD's Radeon 300 series comes ASUS with four brand-new models that fall into its STRIX series. First seen on the AMD side with the R9 285, STRIX is touted as being ASUS' most effective cooling solution to date, and as someone who's used a STRIX model before, I can attest that the cooler is quite good. Speaking of "hot", there might be a hint to the fact that the 390 and 390X could run quite warm, as these become the first STRIX models to feature three fans - the GTX 980 STRIX has just two. One thing's for certain though; these cards look great. You might have noticed... Read more...
Someone at XFX screwed up and posted a press image of the company's forthcoming Radeon R9 390X graphics card on the product page for its Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition card. The slip up wouldn't be all that egregious for XFX, except that the leaked photo all but confirms the Radeon R9 390X will be a refresh of the 290X.While nearly all of the specs aren't visible in the press image, you can make out that it will ship with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. If that stands true, then the 390X won't be using AMD's Fiji GPU, as those graphics cards are limited to 4GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM).Also... Read more...
Whenever there's a new flagship graphics card on the horizon, it's almost a given that we'll be treated to a number of leaks about it in advance of its launch. It's not too often, though, that a leak comes from a reputable, trusted source. Take Johan Andersson, for example, the Studio Manager for Paradox Interactive. In a tweet, Johan gives thanks to AMD for sending him a brand spanking new Radeon, and it doesn't take much imagination to take a stab at guessing that it's the much-rumored R9 390X. This new island is one seriously impressive and sweet GPU. wow & thanks @AMDRadeon ! They will... Read more...
Award yourself 500 geek points (can be traded in for geek cred) if you remember Matrox, one of several big players in the 1990s that also included NVIDIA, AMD, ATI (since absorbed by AMD), and 3DFX (since absorbed by NVIDIA). You don't see Matrox in the headlines too often these days, though the company is still around. It's still producing graphics cards too, including two recent entries -- the C420 and C680, both powered by AMD.The C420 is a low-profile, PCI-E x16 graphics card capable of driving up to four displays or projectors at up to 2560x1600 (each output). It's based on AMD's Cape Verde... Read more...
If you thought it was a good time to be a gamer, well guess what? It just got even better. AMD used its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming celebration to announce a new Radeon R9 200 Series graphics card, the Radeon R9 285. Spec-wise, the card is similar to AMD's Radeon R9 280, but with a newer GPU and a few enhancements that make it a more robust card (we'll have to wait and see if it's faster, too). It's also worth noting that AMD is no longer pimping the Radeon R9 280, and while the Sunnyvale chip designer didn't come right out and say it, reading between the lines seems to reveal that the Radeon... Read more...
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