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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs

Historically, GPUs have been designed as monolithic dies with all of their functionality under one ‘roof.’ This hasn’t always been the case — the earliest GPUs sometimes used separate chips for specific functionality. Both AMD and Nvidia have, at various ...

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New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20

There’s a new set of rumors cropping up about AMD’s Vega. Last month, we covered an AMD press slide that stated the GPU would only arrive sometime in the first half of 2017. Now, reports indicate that the chip could ...

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Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

For the past two months, AMD and Nvidia have been launching new GPU families and pushing fresh hardware into market. While this makes for interesting reviews, it’s not worth much if consumers can’t actually buy the hardware they’re reading about. ...

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Asus, MSI are shipping overclocked GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs to reviewers, but not customers

A few posts on TechPowerUp have highlighted issues with GTX 1080 and 1070 cards from Asus and MSI. Specifically, both vendors have been caught shipping cards to reviewers that were configured for overclocking mode out of the box, while retail ...

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Nvidia may scrap its high-end mobile GPUs, bring full-size GTX 1080, 1070 to laptops

For decades, companies like AMD and Nvidia have created two sets of products for the desktop and laptop markets. While the relative performance of laptop GPUs compared to desktop cards has varied, both companies have generally recognized the need to ...

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GPU computing breakthrough? Cloud rendering company claims to run CUDA on non-Nvidia GPUs

Share This article One of the major differences between AMD and Nvidia is their share of the professional graphics market. Nvidia dominates this space and its profit margins, and while AMD has had some high profile wins with Apple, it ...

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Intel claims its integrated GPUs now equal discrete cards

Share This article For more than a decade, the phrase “Intel integrated GPU” was synonymous with “terrible graphics solution.” The first Intel motherboard with integrated graphics, the i810, had terrible performance, even in 2D desktop work. The 2D graphics performance ...

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Confirmed: GlobalFoundries will manufacture AMD’s mobile, low-power Polaris GPUs

Share This article When AMD unveiled its new Polaris architecture, there was still some question as to where the new graphics processors would be built. Historically, AMD has built GPUs with TSMC and used GlobalFoundries for its CPUs and higher-end ...

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Samsung, Nvidia will collaborate on 14nm GPUs — but on what process node?

Share This article Samsung’s foundry is having a darn good 2015. The Samsung Galaxy S6’s Exynos 7420 is the first chip built on the 14nm process, and early reviews suggest that the company’s decision to wait for its own homegrown ...

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DirectX 12, LiquidVR may breathe fresh life into AMD GPUs thanks to asynchronous shading

Gaming just got better! With DirectX 12 coming soon with Windows 10, VR technology ramping up from multiple vendors, and the Vulkan API already debuted, it’s an exceedingly interesting time to be in PC gaming. AMD’s GCN architecture is three ...

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