GPUs

Just shy of a year ago, SK Hynix threw their hat into the ring, as it were, by becoming the second company to announce memory based on the HBM2E standard. Now the company has announced that their improved high-speed, high density memory has gone into mass production, offering transfer rates up to 3.6 Gbps/pin, and capacities of up to 16GB per stack. As a quick refresher, HBM2E is a small update to the HBM2 standard to improve its performance, serving as a mid-generational kicker of sorts to allow for higher clockspeeds, higher densities (up to 24GB with 12 layers), and the underlying changes that are required to make those happen. Samsung was the first memory vendor to ship HBM2E with their 16GB/stack Flashbolt memory, which...

AMD Publishes First Beta Driver With Windows 10 Hardware GPU Scheduling Support

Following last week’s release of NVIDIA’s first Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling-enabled video card driver, AMD this week has stepped up to the plate to do the same. The Radeon Software...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2020

Intel’s Raja Koduri Teases Even Larger Xe GPU Silicon

Absent from the discrete GPU space for over 20 years, this year Intel is set to see the first fruits from their labors to re-enter that market. The company...

38 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2020

AMD Succeeds in its 25x20 Goal: Renoir Crosses the Line in 2020

One of the stories bubbling away in the background of the industry is the AMD self-imposed ‘25x20’ goal. Starting with performance in 2014, AMD committed to itself, to customers...

81 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/25/2020

NVIDIA Posts First DirectX 12 Ultimate Driver Set, Enables GPU Hardware Scheduling

NVIDIA sends word this morning that the company has posted their first DirectX 12 Ultimate-compliant driver. Published as version 451.48 – the first driver out of NVIDIA’s new Release...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/24/2020

Intel to use Nanowire/Nanoribbon Transistors in Volume ‘in Five Years’

This year, at the international VLSI conference, Intel’s CTO Mike Mayberry gave one of the plenary presentations, which this year was titled ‘The Future of Compute’. Within the presentation...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

NVIDIA Announces PCIe A100 Accelerator: 250 Watt Ampere In A Standard Form Factor

With the launch of their Ampere architecture and new A100 accelerator barely a month behind them, NVIDIA this morning is announcing the PCIe version of their accelerator as part...

30 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2020

GIGABYTE’s 4U 10x NVIDIA A100 New G492 Servers Announced

One of the interesting elements about NVIDIA’s A100 card is the potential compute density offered, especially for AI applications. There is set to be a strong rush to enable...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

Intel Kaby Lake-G GPU Driver Updates Left In Limbo, Currently Unsupported

While the retail shelf life of Intel’s unusual Kaby Lake-G processor has pretty much passed at this point, it looks like it has become the gift that keeps on...

47 by Ryan Smith on 6/8/2020

AMD Confirms That SmartShift Tech Only Shipping in One Laptop For 2020

Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power...

55 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2020

ASML’s First Multi-Beam Inspection Tool for 5nm

ASML has announced it has made a significant development in its multi-beam inspectional tool line. The new eScan1000 moves a single beam scanning process into a nine-beam scanning process...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/1/2020

Arm's New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures: An Efficiency and Performance Divergence

2019 was a great year for Arm. On the mobile side of things one could say it was business as usual, as the company continued to see successes with...

187 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

Arm Announces The Mali-G78 GPU: Evolution to 24 Cores

Today as part of Arm’s 2020 TechDay announcements, alongside the release of the brand-new Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 CPUs, Arm is also revealing its brand-new Mali-G78 and Mali-G68 GPU...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/26/2020

NVIDIA Reports Q1 FY2021 Earnings: Let The Good Times Roll

This week NVIDIA announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2021 fiscal year. The current fiscal year is an especially important one for NVIDIA on both a...

33 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2020

Gaming AIs: NVIDIA Teaches A Neural Network to Recreate Pac-Man

Following last week’s virtual GTC keynote and the announcement of their Ampere architecture, this week NVIDIA has been holding the back-half of their conference schedule. As with the real...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2020

Hot Chips 32 (2020) Schedule Announced: Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, Jim Keller Keynote

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/21/2020

NVIDIA Ampere Unleashed: NVIDIA Announces New GPU Architecture, A100 GPU, and Accelerator

While NVIDIA’s usual presentation efforts for the year were dashed by the current coronavirus outbreak, the company’s march towards developing and releasing newer products has continued unabated. To that...

128 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2020

AMD Reveals Radeon Pro VII: A Workstation Card For When You Need It All

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of a new high-end video card aimed at the workstation market, the Radeon Pro VII. True to its namesake, this is...

60 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2020

NVIDIA Teases Next-Gen GPUs, DGX Hardware Ahead of GTC 2020 Keynote

Among the many events delayed or canceled due to the current coronavirus pandemic is NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. After a false start, the spring event was rescheduled as...

46 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2020

Powercolor goes ITX with RX 5600 XT for $299

Small cards and small systems are always exciting to see, especially if there’s an avenue to create a nice PC within a small volume at multiple price points. There...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/12/2020

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