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One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
The GPU nightmare might not be over just yet, but every month we get a little bit closer to waking up to a stabilized market. Whether we get all the way there before AMD and NVIDIA begin shipping out next-gen graphics cards remains to be seen, and that presents gamers with any interesting quandary—does it make sens to... Read more...
As the days and months go on, it gets increasingly difficult to remember a time when graphics card were plentiful and ripe for picking, like an orchard full of delicious apples just waiting to be yanked. Will things ever return back to normal? There have been some encouraging signs and developments, though for prices... Read more...
For the past several years, we’ve been hearing about Intel’s extensive plan to enter the discrete GPU space. It’s the main reason why Raja Koduri joined the chipmaker in late 2017, who came on board to spearhead not just a one-off product launch, but a new era of graphics at Intel with a robust roadmap extending years... Read more...
Remember PowerVR? Unlike a lot of names from the early PC 3D accelerator market, PowerVR didn't fade away, it simply moved on. Unable to compete with high-powered silicon from NVIDIA and AMD (neé ATI), PowerVR shifted its focus toward the mobile market. This ended up being quite lucrative as it supplied several... Read more...
Are you tired of waiting for the price of kidneys to go up so you can afford a new GPU? Thanks to a change to tariffs in the US, such risky behavior would likely be a waste of time. We don't condone any dangerous or criminal behaviors to afford computing components, by the way. Still, it's hard to ignore the... Read more...
Whether we're talking about refreshes of current generation products or next-gen parts under development, NVIDIA pretty much always has new GPUs in the hopper. That includes right now, and NVIDIA is "hopped up" to discuss what's next at its upcoming GTC 2022 event. Sensing a theme here? If not, we're 'hoppy' to tell... Read more...
Apple's M1 Ultra processor, created by mating a pair of M1 Max chips on a single package to create a 20-core behemoth, is undeniably an impressive technical achievement and one of the world's fastest processors. Despite sipping power comparatively, it competes with Intel and AMD's best in single-threaded performance... Read more...
Intel has announced a launch date for its mobile family of Arc A-series GPUs, and answered three of the top questions concerning its upcoming Arc GPUs. In an online event at the end of the month, the tech company will showcase Intel technologies such as Intel Deep Link, XeSS and more. Intel announced earlier this... Read more...
For anyone who participated in Intel's Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt, the first verification email has been sent out. The contest ran from last October until the end of January 2022, and will be rewarding the top 300 participants with Intel Arc GPUs once they launch later this year. Intel gave PC enthusiasts a glimmer of... Read more...
It's been a depressing year for gamers looking to build a new gaming PC or wanting to upgrade an existing one with a swank GPU. Graphics cards have been hard to find and way overpriced. There's a glimmer of hope for would-be buyers, though. The latest GPU price tracking data shows that graphics cards are finally... Read more...
The Xe HPG Scavenger Hunt sought to promote Intel's upcoming Arc GPUs, and bring a bit of fun to an otherwise bleak GPU market. Oh, and we cannot forget that 300 lucky participants are going to be receiving a free GPU from it as well. And now puzzle master Eric Mantion, better known as CaptGeek, has revealed how the... Read more...
If everything goes to plan, Intel this year will launch Arc Alchemist and finally have a dog in the discrete GPU fight, battling AMD (Radeon) and NVIDIA (GeForce) for gaming dollars. In the meantime, someone has sold a blast from past from Intel's last attempt to make a discrete GPU, with a Larrabee prototype fetching... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, AMD launched the Radeon RX 6500 XT, an entry-level GPU targeting mainstream gamers with 1080p displays. The Radeon RX 6500 XT is built around the Navi 24 GPU, which is the smallest discrete graphics processor in AMD’s current RDNA 2 line-up. Navi 24 is manufactured on a 6nm process node... Read more...
Spain’s National Police recently raided what they thought was an indoor marijuana plantation. In Santipone, located in the Spanish province of Seville, the agents instead found and dismantled a cryptocurrency mining farm that was stealing electricity. [Ed note: Talk about a *shocking* discovery, eh? I'll show myself... Read more...
Well, it's officially the first day of February and that means January is now in the rear view mirror. Why is that notable? Technically, we were supposed to have learned more about NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by now. During the company's pre-CES livestream a few weeks ago, NVIDIA SVP Jeff Fisher held up a Founders... Read more...
Many websites and applications employ various device fingerprinting methods to identify users and track their activity across websites and applications over time. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a good explainer on this subject, as well as a tool to test how well your browser protects you from fingerprinting... Read more...
Saying that the last two years has been a struggle for gamers trying to get an upgraded GPU is a huge understatement. However, Raja Koduri of Intel says that the company aims to get millions of GPUs into the hands of gamers every year. Intel just had the most quarterly revenue ever in the more than 50 years of the... Read more...
Intel's Scavenger Hunt is ending in a frantic race to the finish, as the final four questions are all set to be revealed within 24 hours of one another. There will be 300 lucky winners who will be rewarded with a first generation Intel Arc Alchemist GPU for their hard work and diligence. The Arc Alchemist lineup of... Read more...
Both NVIDIA and AMD announced new mainstream GPUs during CES 2022. AMD announced the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which we showed you last week, and NVIDIA the GeForce RTX 3050. NVIDIA also quickly teased a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti during its event, but details regarding that behemoth will be coming a little later. Today, we get to... Read more...
The performance of the just-released Radeon RX 6500 XT may not quite be what people were hoping for from a brand-new graphics card in 2022. Technically speaking, solid 1080p gaming performance in under 100 watts really isn't all that bad, but the historically-low prices of Polaris-based products like the Radeon RX 470... Read more...
Although some information regarding the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT leaked late last year, AMD officially took the wraps of the card during its keynote at CES. As its branding suggests, the Radeon RX 6500 XT drops into AMD’s current RDNA 2 GPU line-up, just behind the Radeon RX 6600 we evaluated a few months back. A somewhat scaled down Radeon... Read more...
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