GPUs

Continuing our earnings season coverage for Q3’21, today we have the yin to Intel’s yang, AMD. The number-two x86 chip and discrete GPU maker has been enjoying explosive growth ever since AMD kicked off its renaissance of sorts a couple of years ago, and that trend has been continuing unabated – AMD is now pulling in more revenue in a single quarter than they did in all of 2016. Consequently, AMD has been setting various records for several quarters now, and their latest quarter is no exception, with AMD setting new high water marks for revenue and profitability. For the third quarter of 2021, AMD reported $4.3B in revenue, making a massive 54% jump over a year-ago quarter for AMD, when the company made just...

Intel Reaffirms: Our Discrete GPUs Will Be On Shelves in Q1 2022

Today is when Intel does its third-quarter 2021 financial disclosures, and there’s one little tidbit in the earnings presentation about its upcoming new discrete GPU offerings. The earnings are...

66 by Dr. Ian Cutress 6 days ago

SK Hynix Announces Its First HBM3 Memory: 24GB Stacks, Clocked at up to 6.4Gbps

Though the formal specification has yet to be ratified by JEDEC, the memory industry as a whole is already gearing up for the upcoming launch of the next generation...

18 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2021

AMD Launches Radeon RX 6600: More Mainstream Gaming For $329

AMD this morning is once again expanding its Radeon RX 6000 family of video cards, this time with the addition of a second, cheaper mainstream offering: the Radeon RX...

44 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2021

ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition Announced

One thing Noctua is famed for, other than its high-end design and engineering team delivering top quality air-cooling products, is the brown/beige color scheme. Some users may detest the...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Graphics (Intel, AMD, Google, Xilinx)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Keynote Live Blog: Designing Chips with AI, Synopsys

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

Intel Architecture Day 2021: Intel Unveils XeSS Image Upscaling Technology

Alongside a sneak peek at their forthcoming Xe-HPG architecture, the other big reveal today from Intel’s consumer graphics group comes from the software side of the business. Along with...

45 by Ryan Smith on 8/19/2021

Intel Architecture Day 2021: A Sneak Peek At The Xe-HPG GPU Architecture

For Intel’s 2021 Architecture Day presentations, the yin to the CPU company’s traditional yang is GPUs. Intel has spent the last few years preparing to enter the market for...

72 by Ryan Smith on 8/19/2021

Intel Video Cards Get a Brand Name: Arc, Starting with "Alchemist" in Q1 2022

After several months of various teasers, Intel is finally starting to put the band together for their first high-performance discrete GPUs and video cards. This morning the company is...

56 by Ryan Smith on 8/16/2021

NVIDIA Announces RTX A2000 Video Card: Low Profile & Low Power for ProViz

As part of a suite of SIGGRAPH-related announcements, NVIDIA this morning is announcing a new addition to their RTX line of professional video cards, the RTX A2000. Following NVIDIA’s...

32 by Ryan Smith on 8/10/2021

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6600 XT: Mainstream RDNA2 Lands August 11th For $379

Starting next month, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 desktop product stack is about to get a little deeper – and a little cheaper – with the addition of the forthcoming...

66 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2021

AMD Reports Q2 2021 Earnings: Company-wide Growth Drives Doubled Revenue

Continuing our Q2 earnings coverage this month, AMD is next out the gate in reporting their earnings. And, has been the story now for most of the last year...

105 by Ryan Smith on 7/27/2021

Cadence Cerebrus to Enable Chip Design with ML: PPA Optimization in Hours, not Months

The design of most leading edge processors and ASICs rely on steps of optimization, with the three key optimization points being Performance, Power, and Area (and sometimes Cost). Once...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/22/2021

Testing the New 3DMark CPU Benchmark: For the Boids

A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/15/2021

Intel Accelerated Webcast on July 26th: Update on Process Technology and Roadmaps

Earlier this year, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined his new ‘IDM 2.0’ vision for Intel. This vision was a three pronged strategy based on improving its own process...

32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/12/2021

NVIDIA Unveils PCIe version of 80GB A100 Accelerator: Pushing PCIe to 300 Watts

As part of today’s burst of ISC 2021 trade show announcements, NVIDIA this morning is announcing that they’re bringing the 80GB version of their A100 accelerator to the PCIe...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2021

AMD Moves GCN 1, 2, & 3-based GPUs and APUs To Legacy; Also Drops Win7 Support

Alongside today’s release of their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver – the first to bring support for FidelityFX Super Resolution tech – AMD is also using this opportunity...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2021

An AnandTech Interview with TSMC: Dr. Kevin Zhang and Dr. Maria Marced

In the past week, TSMC ran its 2021 Technology Symposium, covering its latest developments in process node technology designed to improve the performance, costs, and capabilities for its customers...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/8/2021

AMD confirms Ray-Tracing and VRS in Samsung Exynos RDNA GPU IP

At this year’s AMD Computex 2021 keynote event, CEO Lisa Su, among a series of various new product announcements and technology disclosures, has teased some new details on the...

49 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/1/2021

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