GPUs

One of the big announcements at AMD’s Data Center event a couple of weeks ago was the announcement of its CDNA2 based compute accelerator, the Instinct MI250X. The MI250X uses two MI200 Graphics Compute Dies on TSMC’s N6 manufacturing node, along with four HBM2E modules per die, using a new ‘2.5D’ packaging design that uses a bridge between the die and the substrate for high performance and low power connectivity. This is the GPU going into Frontier, one of the US Exascale systems due for power on very shortly. At the Supercomputing conference this week, HPE, under the HPE Cray brand, had one of those blades on display, along with a full frontal die shot of the MI250X. Many thanks to Patrick Kennedy from...

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund: Initial $15m Donation of EPYC and Radeon Hardware

One element to the recent pandemic has been the number of organizations banding together to unite for specific research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. We are in an era now...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/16/2020

ASUS Launches An Old GPU: The NVIDIA GT 710 with Four 4K HDMI Ports

I've noticed of late that certain companies are 'relaunching' older parts in new designs. We've seen it recently with some of the older AMD APUs finding their way into...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/13/2020

EVGA Announces GeForce RTX 2070 Super KO & RTX 2080 Super KO

Expanding its series from its first KO graphics card in years, EVGA unveiled its GeForce RTX 2060 KO at CES 2020, which made waves as was one of the...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/10/2020

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 Released: GDDR6 Reaching Price Parity With GDDR5

Tucked inside NVIDIA’s announcement of their spring refresh of their mobile GPU lineup, the company included a new low-end mobile part, the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6. Exactly as it...

33 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2020

NVIDIA Details Dynamic Boost Tech & Advanced Optimus (G-Sync & Optimus At Last)

Alongside this morning’s launch of their new laptop SKUs, NVIDIA is also rolling out a couple of new technologies aimed at high-end laptops. Being placed under their Max-Q banner...

13 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2020

NVIDIA’s 2020 Laptop Refresh: Launches GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2070 Super, & GTX 1650 Ti

With this week marking the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs and Intel’s Comet Lake-H mobile CPUs, this week is essentially the kick-off point for the next generation...

22 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2020

AKiTiO Launches Node Titan eGFX Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure

AKiTiO has introduced a new Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosure that has been designed specifically with professional users in mind. The Node Titan can house power-hungry professional-grade graphics cards due...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

PowerColor Extends Product Warranty by Three Months Due to Coronavirus

PowerColor this week has announced that it is extending its warranties to existing customers by three months. The second manufacturer this month to extend its existing prodcut warranties, PowerColor...

67 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/27/2020

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/23/2020

Quick Note: AMD Shows Off Raytracing on RDNA2

With today’s announcement from Microsoft of DirectX 12 Ultimate, both NVIDIA and AMD are also chiming in to reiterate their support for the new feature set, and to note...

100 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2020

Microsoft Unveils DirectX 12 Ultimate: The GPU Feature Set For the Next Generation of Games

While the 2020 Game Developers Conference has been postponed, that thankfully doesn’t mean everything gaming-related for this spring has been postponed as well. As the saying goes, the show...

53 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2020

Microsoft Now Offers Azure NVv4 Virtual Machines with AMD EPYC & Radeon Instinct

AMD’s 2nd Generation EPYC processors have gained a strong recognition among cloud computing companies, and today numerous instances are powered by AMD’s latest server CPUs. By contrast, however, the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

Update: NVIDIA GTC 2020 Announcements Postponed Entirely

Update (03/16/2020): What a difference a week makes. Citing the latest developments in the now coronavirus pandemic, NVIDIA has altered its GTC plans once again. The company is now...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2020

AMD Officially Launches the Radeon RX 590 GME For China: RX 580 Rides Again

While AMD’s Polaris family of GPUs have surprised us in a few different ways, perhaps the most impressive aspect has been their sheer longevity. First introduced in 2016 as...

15 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2020

NVIDIA Acquires SwiftStack, an Object Storage Company

NVIDIA and SwiftStack have signed an agreement under which the former will aqcuire the latter. SwiftStack develops object storage software that is used for AI, HPC, and accelerated computing...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2020

AMD Financial Analyst Day 2020 Round-Up: Laying A Path For Bigger & Better Things

AMD’s first Financial Analyst Day since 2017 has just wrapped up. In the last three years AMD has undergone a dramatic change, launching its Zen CPU architecture, and greatly...

54 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

AMD Clarifies Comments on 7nm / 7nm+ for Future Products: EUV Not Specified

As part of AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020, the company gave the latest updates for its CPU and GPU roadmap. A lot of this we have seen before, with...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD's RDNA 2 Gets A Codename: “Navi 2X” Comes This Year With 50% Improved Perf-Per-Watt

While AMD’s Financial Analyst Day is first and foremost focused on the company’s financial performance – it’s right there in the title – this doesn’t stop the company from...

46 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

AMD's 2020-2022 Client GPU Roadmap: RDNA 3 & Navi 3X On the Horizon With More Perf & Efficiency

As has become something of a tradition for AMD, this year’s Financial Analyst Day included a high level update to the company’s GPU roadmap. The last roadmap we saw...

5 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

AMD Unveils CDNA GPU Architecture: A Dedicated GPU Architecture for Data Centers

Over the last decade, the industry has seen a boom in demand for GPUs for the data center. Driven in large part by rapid progress in neural networking, deep...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

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