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AMD’s RTG Presents its 2016 Technologies

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At the recently held event in Sonoma, California, newly formed AMD spin-off gathered selected press representatives to brief them about the developments the new company is working on. With the Radeon Technologies Group spin-off, the focus should work on pushing away from politics (which lead to a lot ‘spilled digital ink’, like the R9 Nano ‘fair reviews’ affair) into technology and products. Recent hiring of Scott Wasson, founder and editor-and-chief of the Tech Report should help with the technology development and quality control. As we were not invited for the event, we will only bring you a verbatim copy of what came from Mrs. Caitlin, AMD’s Account Executive at Edelman PR Agency.

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3D, AMD, Companies, Hardware

AMD Launches the Low Profile Graphics Card for CAD Workstations

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Today at Autodesk University 2015,  AMD unveiled the AMD FirePro™ W4300 low-profile graphics card solutions. These are designed for the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) performance that fits both small form factor (SFF) and tower workstations.1 The AMD FirePro W4300 card expertly integrates a powerful GPU and 4GB of GDDR5 memory within a low-profile design for installation in SFF as well as full-sized systems. Organizations can now confidently simplify their IT management by standardizing on a single, capable professional graphics solution throughout their workstation deployment. The AMD FirePro W4300 professional graphics card is optimized for the latest CAD applications including Autodesk® AutoCAD, Inventor as well as Revit®,

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3D, AMD, Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, Intel, News, Nvidia, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

14nm AMD Greenland tapes out: Attack on NVIDIA Pascal, Intel Xeon Phi

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Couple of days ago, GlobalFoundries issued a press release stating that they ‘demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) products using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ most advanced 14nm FinFET process technology.’ “FinFET technology is expected to play a critical foundational role across multiple AMD product lines, starting in 2016. GLOBALFOUNDRIES has worked tirelessly to reach this key milestone on its 14LPP process. We look forward to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ continued progress towards full production readiness and expect to leverage the advanced 14LPP process technology across a broad set of our CPU, APU, and GPU products,” said Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Micro Devices.

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Uncle Sam Shocks Intel With a Ban on Xeon Supercomputers in China

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer is world's fastest supercomputer, at 33 PFLOPS demonstrated and 55 PFLOPS theoretical performance.

Just as Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich opened the regular staff meeting before a dramatically reduced IDF2015 conference, in Shenzhen, China – it is a good time to review how government and enterprises don’t see eye to eye when it comes to strategic business. Remember the Tianhe-2 machine at Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, the current World’s number one according to Top 500 Supercomputer list? Unlike some other China supercomputers with their mixed architectures – Tianhe-2 is a fully Intel based machine,  the world’s largest assembly of Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi accelerators. Even after Intel ‘opened the kimono’ and gave a nearly 70%  discount on its processors and accelerators, it

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Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster

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Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.

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Hardware, VR World

Fractal Releases A Trio Of Kelvin Liquid CPU Coolers

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Fractal’s new coolers should meet the needs of most users.

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Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Asus Introduces The GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum

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Asus’ new card comes with a strong cooler that should satisfy most enthusiasts and overclockers.

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Galax Brings Out The New GTX 970 Black Edition

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Galax has brought out its own addition to add to the growing lineup of small form factor GTX 970s, the new GTX 970 Black Edition and it is only 19cm long.

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Graphics, Guides, Hardware, Holiday Shopping Guides, VR World

Top Five Graphics Cards of 2014

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We take a look at the best graphics cards of 2014 and give you an idea of which are the five best of the year in terms of value, performance and price.

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Top Five Graphics Cards of 2014

Graphics Cards

We take a look at the best graphics cards of 2014 and give you an idea of which are the five best of the year in terms of value, performance and price.

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Business, Graphics, Guides, Hardware, Holiday Shopping Guides, Mobile Computing, VR World

Top Five Notebooks of 2014

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With the holidays approaching fast many people will be getting new notebooks this holiday season, we give you our pick for the top 5.

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Graphics, Hardware, VR World

MSI Announces The GTX 970 Gaming 4G Golden Edition

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MSI just announced that they are making a special limited edition version of the Nvidia GTX 970 Gaming 4G, with with an all copper heatsink and heatpipes

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Android, Business, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Rumors, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia In Discussions with 'Many' GPU Licensees

Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang talked about Nvidia’s GPU technology licensing discussions and possibilities during their latest earnings call with analysts.

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Qualcomm Misses Analyst Expectations, Weakens Outlook

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Qualcomm reported their earnings for fiscal Q4 2014 as well as FY 2014 in the third quarter this year, missing analysts estimates and guiding FY 2015 down.

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ARM Announces New ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM has today announced a whole new series of ARM Mali graphics IP including their new T860, T830 and T820 GPUs as well as V550 and DP550 processors

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Audio/Video, Enterprise, Software Programs, VR World

Khronos OpenVX Computer Vision Standard Finalized

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When Khronos had originally announced OpenVX and the associated APIs, there was a lot of excitement about how it could help simplify and unify computer vision within the industry. That announcement was merely the establishment of the working group and the companies that would contribute to the standard’s development and finalization. With today’s announcement, however, OpenVX officially becomes an industry standard that can be commercially deployed within products and developed for immediately. This finalized and ratified OpenVX 1.0 version brings a laundry list of features that help abstract the underlying computer vision interaction with hardware in order to make cross-platform implementations more possible. Keep in

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Nvidia Launches $100,000 GPU Startup Prize

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Nvidia is launching a $100,000 GPU startup prize as part of their emerging companies summit which runs during Nvidia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference.

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Audio/Video, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia Disproves Lunar Conspiracy Theories with Maxwell

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Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) has released a video that explains how the company used  voxel global illumination (VXGI) to debunk conspiracy theories of how the Lunar Landing never happened. Nvidia does this by addressing each individual conspiracy theory as they are presented using a real time rendering of the photos taken on the moon by the two astronauts and their craft. This was done using the only hardware capable of using VXGI, the GTX 980 using Maxwell GPU technology, which was just announced and reviewed by us yesterday. The VXGI technology is not yet available as it must be implemented in a game engine and at this current moment

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Hardware, Reviews

NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Bracket Provides A Great Cooling Solution

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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)

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報告:圖形顯示卡市場的凋零

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喬恩·佩迪研究中心(JPR)發布了最近GPU銷售報告的續篇,而主題是特別針對圖形顯示卡的市場。GPU的銷售報告包括AMD公司(紐約證券交易所代碼:AMD)的APU和許多新型英特爾(納斯達克:INTC)的CPU,也就是具有GPU核心處理器,即便如此,圖形顯示卡的銷售報告更能作為整體圖形顯示卡之市場體質的指標. 根據JPR的報告指出,AIB(圖形顯示卡)的銷售已經比前一季同時下滑了17.5%,比去年同時下降了17.6%。相較之下,去年同期的季成長率則為5.5%。何以致此?整體PC市場的季成長率提高了1.3%是關鍵因素。 上一季的配售率是44%下滑至36%。2008年第一季的配售率記錄維持在63%。 將廠商的銷售數字來做分析,Nvidia(納斯達克代碼:NVDA)就跌幅而言表現最差,重挫21%。而AMD下滑了10.7%。 儘管Nvidia比AMD重挫更大,但Nvidia的依然是市場的領導者,整體而言,持有62%的市場占有率。 不僅僅是一個整合的問題 我們很容易的會將GPU重大衰退的結果怪罪於CPU-GPU整合的成功和競爭力。在過去幾. 年裡,AMD和英特爾兩家所提供的產品已經不斷地在實質上精進許多,以至於他們能砸重金於獨立顯示卡的市場裡。 但對於發燒遊戲玩家來說,他們永遠都需要有一個獨立顯示卡。這是個有預算並願意砸錢於GPU效能的市場群。但是有一個問題:這組他們去年甚至前年買的獨立顯示卡,到今天,面對絕大部分的遊戲都還綽綽有余。 4K的遊戲正快速增加,並有潛力可以驅使更多GPU的銷售,但目前仍處於起步階段。直到廣大的消費群消費得起的4K顯示器出現於市場之前,這個市場的劃分是不夠成熟推廣至主流應用。還有另一個因素是,遊戲開發者一般都盡可能地為Xbox One和Playstation遊戲機為首要來發展設計,然後再轉到PC上。這也就顯示著這一代的顯示卡都很難達到各自所賦予的效能。直到4K遊戲成為主流,或是開發商開始創新架構遊戲,因而推動這些最新的顯示卡,要不然,經由GPU廠商去說服這些遊戲玩家再增添一個新的顯示卡是有困難的。

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