Since its introduction in 2012, Google’s reference Nexus tablet grew in (screen) size and features. 2012-2013 saw 7″ and 10″ models, Nexus 9 debuted in late 2014 and now, we are seeing Google reserving the ‘Nexus’ brand for smartphones only. The new reference tablet from Google is named Pixel C; a 10.2 inch, high-resolution (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Just like Microsoft and Apple before, Pixel C comes in a tablet + keyboard layout, which is the new industry standard for ‘productivity tablets’. This combination should makes typing and daily work easier, faster and more task oriented, but also enhance the
Rumor: Apple’s Upcoming ‘A10’ is a Sexa-core Processor?
According to a rumor, Apple’s next processor should bear the name ‘A10’ and it may come with as much as six-cores. It would be manufactured using a 14 nanometer production process and it would be produced by either Samsung in Texas or TMSC in Taiwan. Original rumor mentioned 10nm process node, but that just goes to show that original source should be taken with a kilogram of sea salt on its tail. These two companies would be competing for orders, the Weibo source said. We can get behind the naming, but the rest seems a bit off as Apple is not a company known for doing major internal hardware changes.
AMD Radeon Fury X: Potential Supercomputing Monster?
When AMD launched its Fiji-based graphics cards, all eyes were focused on its performance in consumer applications such as computer games. And while the first results forced Nvidia to launch “Titan Lite” in the form of GeForce GTX 980 Ti, DirectX 12 benchmarks are starting to show different, brighter outlook for AMD, starting with Ashes of the Singularity. The focus of this article however, is its potential and usage in applications where Fiji GPU will be branded as Fire Pro, and Fire Pro S (Server) – where AMD can take an ASIC and upsell it to commercial clients, with full-speed enabled for Double Precision floating point
AMD Radeon Fury X Performance Revealed
While VR World is currently working on a detailed series of analysis into how AMD is changing its future by unveiling a completely new product line-up, we were informed by the company’s representatives that the company decided to lift the embargo on performance data for the AMD Radeon Fury X earlier than expected. Thus, while you wait for the architectural analysis of the part (this article will be updated in due course), we are pleased to bring you details from the AMD Radeon Fury X Review Guide, which contains internal performance data of this new, $649 graphic card. This price pitches liquid cooled Radeon Fury X
NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti Final Specs Revealed
As we are approaching Computex and the majority of press and media analysts are in the plane en route Taipei, companies such as Intel, Nvidia and AMD are polishing their press releases for the first day of the show. One such product is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, a product refresh which does not have a lot to do with ‘refresh’. While the original GTX 980 was based of GM204 GPU, featuring 2048 CUDA cores attached to 4 or 8GB of GDDR5 memory. As you might have guessed, the chip was using 256-bit memory bus. When you combine GPU clock of 1.12 GHz and GDDR5 clock
AMD Reveals Five-Year Roadmap For GPUs and CPUs
AMD will launch its next-generation GPU in 2016, with the SkyBridge platform set to debut later this year.
Nvidia Officially Launches The GeForce GTX Titan X
The Titan X is billed as the most powerful single-GPU solution available today.
Nvidia Titan X Specs Detailed Ahead Of Official Launch
Titan X offers a bandwidth of 336GB/s and an astounding 12GB video memory.
Your Next Gaming PC Might Have a Radeon and Nvidia GPU
According to one report, DirectX 12 will support Explicit Asynchronous Multi-GPU capabilities across different manufacturers’ GPUs.
AMD’s Kaveri Holds A Significant Edge Over Intel In ArrayFire GPU Benchmarks
The integrated GPU on the A10-7850K is found to be significantly better than Intel’s HD 4600.
First PCB Shots of Nvidia’s Maxwell-Based GTX Titan-X Emerge
The GTX Titan-X will allegedly be twice as powerful as the GTX Titan Black.
AMD Set To Take Software Experience To The Next Level With Catalyst Omega
See what’s new in the upcoming update to AMD’s Catalyst software suite.
John Docherty’s Switching Gears from AMD to GlobalFoundries Benefits Both
AMD’s SVP jumps ship to GlobalFoundries is a win-win situation?
Connecting the CPUs and GPUs: Battles of Choices Are Coming
As GPUs get more powerful, a better solution to bridge the connectivity gap with the CPU is needed. Might AMD have the solution?
NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Bracket Provides A Great Cooling Solution
NZXT’s Kraken G10 GPU bracket is somewhat of a unique product. The only similar product appears to be Corsair’s HG10, but that has yet to hit the market despite a soft-launch back in June 2014. The Kraken G10 GPU bracket is designed to replace a GPU’s stock cooler, and allow it to be fitted with a closed-loop liquid cooling system. The compatibility of NZXT’s solution is impressive, supporting a variety of graphics cards and liquid coolers. The current compatibility options are listed below in the specifications: Model Number: RL-KRG10-W1 (White), RL-KRG10-B1 (Black), RL-KRG10-R1 (Red), RL-KRG10-U1 (Blue) Dimensions: 177 (W) x 32.5 (H) x 110.6 (D)
AMD Reports Expected Improvement in Q1 2014 Earnings
After Intel reported their earnings for the first quarter of 2014, many people expected AMD’s earnings to mirror that of Intel’s or to do worse. Well, by the looks of it, AMD’s earnings have mirrored that of Intel’s in terms of remaining fairly stable and ensuring that their core business is strong. AMD reported a net loss of $20 million (or a non-GAAP profit of $12 million) on $1.4 billion in revenue which translates to a loss per share of about $0.02 or a non-GAAP profit per share of about $0.02. Wall Street’s estimates for AMD’s non-GAAP earnings were at an EPS of $0.00 and
Single slot cooling is a dream…or a nightmare?
In the world of graphics cards, one of most debated arguments is just how the fat cooler is. In almost every debate I saw, single-slot was touted as “the” cooling to go for. In arguments between X800 and 6800, X1800/1900 vs. 7800/7900, 3870 vs. 8800GT – every time I saw discussions about how great the single-slot cooling is, how that means that the chip is cooler etc. However, there is also a question of maintenance. Single slot boards are more prone to accidental deaths (overheating “accidents”), thus those boards have to be kept clean, or spew or RMAs is ahead (GeForce 7800GTX, 8800GT). Fast forward