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NVIDIA is launching a new, ultra high-end graphics card today, the long rumored GeForce GTX Titan. Although the card itself and a couple of its features are new to the consumer graphics card market, many details of the GPU powering the GTX Titan, namely the NVIDIA GK110, have been previously covered here. In fact, NVIDIA revealed the GK110 at GTC 2012 in May of last year and released its first Tesla-branded products based on the GPU a few months later. The GK110 is also a key component of the GeForce GTX Titan’s namesake, the Titan Supercomputer, which uses almost 19,000 of the GPUs in tandem... Read more...
NVIDIA is launching a new, ultra high-end graphics card today, the long rumored GeForce GTX Titan. Although the card itself and a couple of its features are new to the consumer graphics card market, many details of the GPU powering the GTX Titan, namely the NVIDIA GK110, have been previously covered here at HotHardware. In fact, NVIDIA revealed the GK110 at GTC 2012 in May of last year and released its first Tesla-branded products based on the GPU a few months later. The GK110 is also a key component of the GeForce GTX Titan’s namesake, the Titan Supercomputer, which uses almost 19,000... Read more...
Numbers from Jon Peddie Research on the current state of the graphics market point to Nvidia as the big winner of Q3 2012, against both Intel and AMD. Intel's share of desktop and notebook sales both dropped roughly 8%, while AMD took a much smaller hit in desktops (2%) and a far greater hit in notebooks, sliding a whopping 17%. For Sunnyvale, the bad news doesn't stop there. JPR reports that quarter-on-quarter sales of desktop APUs fell 30%, notebook APUs slid 4.7%, and overall PC graphics shipments were down 10.7%. It's too early to tell if AMD's Trinity and Vishera launches have had much impact... Read more...
When Nvidia launched the consumer-oriented GK104 earlier this year, the company made it clear that the enthusiast-oriented GPU was the first iteration of a two-GPU strategy. K20, we were told, would launch later in the year, with certain features aimed at accelerating supercomputing and HPC workloads. Today, Nvidia is taking the wraps off that second GPU. As expected, it's a monster; the Nvidia K20, based on the GK110 GPU weighs in at 7.1B transistors, double the GK104's 3.54B.   GK110 keeps Kepler's basic SMX structure. Each SMX unit contains 192 CUDA cores, 32 load/store units, 16 texture... Read more...
AMD has announced a new FirePro graphics card at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis conference today (hereafter abbreviated as SC12). It's aimed at server workloads and data center deployments, but it's also the most powerful GPU Sunnyvale has ever deployed, bar none. Rumors of a dual-core Radeon 7990 have floated around since before the HD 7000 series actually debuted, but this is the first time we've seen such a card in the wild. Say hello to the S10000. How does this card fit into AMD's product roadmap? That's a bit complicated. Nvidia... Read more...
Calling the Alienware M18x R2 a laptop is like referring to a Harley Davidson as a bicycle. Both have handlebars and ride on two wheels, but when the rubber hits the road, the Harley's going to leave a Schwinn in the rear-view mirror. So it goes with the Alienware system we abducted from Dell. Technically, it's a gaming laptop, but more accurately, it's one hell of a desktop replacement that leaves lesser systems in the dust. Large and in charge, the 2012 model M18x retains the same spacious 18.4-inch LCD panel from last year, but is updated with an Ivy Bridge-based Intel Core i7 processor clocked... Read more...
For those of you who missed it, Apple earlier today introduced a brand new version of its iMac all-in-one (AIO) desktop with an exceptionally skinny profile and upgraded components throughout. Despite the ultra-thin profile of the new iMac systems, the hardware Apple crammed inside makes them up to 60 percent faster than last year's models, and some of the credit for that belongs to NVIDIA. Both the new 21.5-inch (1920x1080) and 27-inch (2560x1440) iMacs sport NVIDIA GeForce GPUs built around the graphics chip maker's Kepler architecture. It represents another bid of confidence in NVIDIA, which... Read more...
The practice of bundling games with video cards dates back to the earliest days of the 3D business, when partnering with board vendors was the best way of ensuring that the customer would have at least one game that took advantage of the shiny new card. Much of the time, the question of what game publisher to work with is left to the individual board vendor, though AMD cut a massive (and somewhat infamous) deal with Valve to distribute The Orange Box several years back. When Nvidia announced that its Kepler-based GTX 660 would be shipping with copies of Borderlands 2, it was seen as a move that... Read more...
Apple Mac Pro users will soon have a new professional level graphics to play with -- the NVIDIA Quadro K5000. The card is based on NVIDIA's Kepler architecture and is purportedly the meanest, baddest, fastest professional-class GPU ever released for the Mac platform, NVIDIA says. The Quadro K5000 is a beast. It has Cinema 4K display support (4096x2160), is capable of driving up to four displays at once, boasts 4GB of graphics memory on a 256-bit bus, has 1536 ALUs, and peak arithmetic rates of 2150 GLOPs for single-precision computation and 90 GLFOPSs for double-precision workloads. "Quadro K5000... Read more...
Boutique system builder Maingear was quick to pounce on Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card, giving gamers an affordable GPU upgrade path that offers respectable performance without an obscene price tag. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is purportedly 1.5 times faster than the previous generation GTX 560 Ti and twice as power efficient. "Nvidia's Kepler architecture is more than robust; it's the creation of a standard," says Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "With the debut of TXAA across the Kepler family, gamers will find a noticeable improvement in graphics for the latest games, and... Read more...
Cray's future "Cascade" supercomputer will be a veritable powerhouse featuring Intel's Xeon Phi coprocessors built with 22nm 3D tri-gate transistors and Nvidia Tesla GPUs based on the chip designer's next-generation Kepler architecture, the company announced. This is a major win for Nvidia, and the latest in a long series of validations that GPUs have their place in supercomputing platforms. "This is an exciting announcement for us, and for our customers, as it proves that we remain committed to our vision of integrating a range of advanced processing technologies into a single, scalable architecture,"... Read more...
Nvidia has released its Q2 earnings for FY2013, and it's good news all around for the graphics manufacturer. While a number of firms had trouble in Q2 thanks to weak European sales and sluggish US demand, Nvidia turned in a net income of $118M on total sales of just over a billion. Nvida's strong quarter comes partly courtesy of Kepler's popularity -- GPU sales were up 15.3% in Q2, at $668M. Revenue was at the top of the company's guidance. The other major factor was the announcement of Google's Nexus 7. Nvidia's Tegra 3 is at the heart of that device, and it gave the company's tablet chipset a... Read more...
Not to be outdone by AMD, NVIDIA announced its own new mobile and desktop workstation GPUs today designed for professionals with serious graphics processing needs. On the desktop workstation side, NVIDIA introduced the second generation of its Maximus platform, which now features Kepler architecture. Maximus employs parallel processing with the NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU computing accelerator and the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU running graphics functions and automatically shifts workloads to the best chip for the job. NVIDIA Quadro K5000 The Quadro K5000 will be available as a standalone desktop GPU by October,... Read more...
As powerful as today's super computers are, it's widely believed that we'll see a tectonic shift in supercomputing in this decade - a shift that will leave the world's current super computers far behind. That change is exascale computing technology, which will be thousands of times faster than petaflop super computers. Today, NVIDIA announced that it has a $12.4-million contract to further its exascale computing research. Several U.S. government agencies have an interest in this kind of computing power, for reasons as varied as national defense, medical research, and engine improvement. The Department... Read more...
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