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On the surface, AMD, NVIDIA, and to an extent Intel all had a rough quarter in terms of GPU sales. According to the latest data shared by Jon Peddie Research (JPR), GPU shipments fell off a cliff with the biggest quarter-to-quarter decline in over a decade—since the 2009 recession—coming in way below expectations for... Read more...
While we tend to think of the computer industry as centered on Taiwan, the companies that do most of the R&D are all based in the US, including AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, and others. China would like to have its own home-grown processors, so it's been dumping a lot of money into companies that claim to make... Read more...
Both major GPU vendors right now have either launched or are about to launch new graphics processors based on the latest process technology. NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace architecture has seen the light of day with the GeForce RTX 4090, and AMD's set to launch its Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs on November 3rd. As happens with... Read more...
As we've just reported, AMD is launching its next-generation Radeon RX 7000-series graphics cards with a livestream on November 3rd. Like other recent launches—including NVIDIA's RTX 40 series, Intel's Raptor Lake, and AMD's own Ryzen 7000 CPUs, we don't expect that cards will be available on that day. It shouldn't be... Read more...
Intel has finally set the debut date for the top of its Alchemist graphics card line-up. The Arc A770 and A750 will hit store shelves on the 12th of this month, just ten days away. We have cards in hand, and of course, we also have in-depth coverage of them on the way. If you're desperate to know how they perform in... Read more...
After literally years of rumors, we've finally arrived at the day: the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs based on its Ada Lovelace core architecture. During its Project Beyond event at GTC this morning, the famous leather jacket-clad CEO, Jensen Huang, took to a virtual stage to announce the company's... Read more...
China's facing serious technology sanctions from the US, which is the home of all of the biggest microprocessor manufacturers. Under the weight of those sanctions, the pressure to develop home-grown hardware is heavier than ever, but GPU design is a high hurdle to hop. There are already basic and productivity-focused... Read more...
It's real fun to look at leaks of the RTX 4090 and its ludicrous graphics-processing prowess, but the unfortunate reality is that most of us simply do not have $1500 or more to lay out on a graphics card. The majority of us are going to be chomping at the bit for the lower-tier GPUs, so leaks about those are arguably... Read more...
Typically, when a graphics card launches with two memory configs, they're fundamentally the same, just with different memory densities. That's the case with the GTX 580 3GB, the RX 580 8GB, and the rare GTX 960 4GB. That's not the case with the two models of the RTX 3080, and it looks like the RTX 4080 could launch in... Read more...
Inside companies like AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA, hardware and software engineers often work far removed from the marketing teams that determine the final product names. You've got to have a name for what you're working on while you're working on it, though. That's where all these wacky code names that we frequently... Read more...
China's very eager to not only rid itself of dependence on foreign silicon but also to display dominance of its domestic processors. That's likely the impetus behind some of the more bombastic claims we've seen from Chinese chipmakers, like the Fantasy One GPU. Innosilicon recently debuted its Fantasy Two GPU that... Read more...
It's pretty shocking to think about the reality of the semiconductor market. There are only a handful of vendors in each market that are relevant to most users. Take GPUs for example where there is only Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. Only the latter two have options if you want to play high-end games, at least for... Read more...
Alright, alright, I already know what you're thinking—you don't care what the new GPUs look like as long as they perform. The thing is, looking at these renders actually can give us some perspective on what to expect from each of AMD's next-gen Radeon GPUs. Created by Wild_C (@_wildc on Twitter) based on leaks... Read more...
520 mm²—that's the size of the Navi 21 GPU used in the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT, and RX 6950 XT. Even though it's dwarfed by NVIDIA's biggest GPUs, that's still a seriously sizable chip. Rumors had placed the top-end RDNA 3-based part in the Radeon RX 7000 series at a slightly larger size, circa 600 mm²... Read more...
Shopping for a graphics card is far less frustrating than it was just a short while ago, back before the cryptocurrency market crashed and when GPUs sold for outrageously high prices. There are multiple factors playing into today's more reasonable prices. We won't get into them here, but to suffice to say, you can... Read more...
Ever since the first rumors started swirling about AMD using a chiplet-based design for its GPUs (just as it had done for its Ryzen processors), knowledgeable folks expressed concern about exactly what that would mean for said GPUs' performance. Nobody's ever done a chiplet-based GPU before, and it's a lot different... Read more...
Synthetic benchmarks get a bad rap. Sure, they're not always representative of real application performance -- that much is inarguable. They're still extremely useful, though. Not only can they help developers pinpoint performance problems for specific troubleshooting, but they also can help users confirm that their... Read more...
As anyone could have predicted, cryptocurrency miners are looking to unload their used GPUs now that it may no longer be profitable to mine Ethereum and other blockchain assets. Before you buy a card at a potentially steep discount, though, be aware that you might not end up getting what you thought you were... Read more...
AMD has released a new online GPU comparison tool and it less biased than you might think. Yes, that totally sounds like a backhanded compliment, but we don't actually mean it that way. As any fellow geek can attest, we tend to be a jaded bunch when it comes to a manufacturer's own benchmark data and claims. But in an... Read more...
It's taken a minute or three, but graphics card prices are finally starting to normalize. In some cases, you can even find a GPU selling for below its launch price, something that was unheard of over the past year or so. This is all happening as the cryptocurrency market finds itself in a bit of a tailspin. That's not... Read more...
In case you missed it, Intel this week released its first desktop Arc Alchemist graphics card, officially launching the A380 in China with a promise to "expand globally during the summer." Intel also posted an online quick start guide with a curious listing under the system requirements section—it calls for a 12th Gen... Read more...
There's been quite a bit of chatter about NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce RTX 40 series and when those cards might launch, including talk of a one-month delay. Meanwhile, AMD is not standing pat. The rumor mill plays no favorites, and as it applies to AMD's own next-gen stack, we could be looking at a launch sometime... Read more...
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