AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD saw its share of the graphics market surge in Q2 2019, with total shipments larger than Nvidia for the first time in five years. At the same time, Nvidia retains a hard lock on the add-in board market […]

New 3DMark Benchmark Shows the Performance Impact of Variable Rate Shading

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the new features baked into DirectX 12 is support for variable-rate shading, also known as coarse-grained shading. The idea behind variable-rate shading is simple: In the vast majority of 3D games, the player doesn’t pay equal attention […]

RTX 2080 vs. Radeon VII vs. 5700 XT: Rendering and Compute Performance

[ad_1] Most of our GPU coverage focuses on the consumer side of the business and on game benchmarking, but I promised to examine the compute side of performance back when the Radeon VII launched. With the 5700 XT having debuted recently, we had an opportunity to return to this question with a new GPU architecture […]

Nvidia and VMware team up to make GPU virtualization easier – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nvidia today announced that it has been working with VMware to bring its virtual GPU technology (vGPU) to VMware’s vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS. The company’s core vGPU technology isn’t new, but it now supports server virtualization to enable enterprises to run their hardware-accelerated AI and data science workloads in environments like VMware’s […]

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Bring DirectX 12 Games to Windows 7

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it made its stance on DirectX 12 clear: Windows 10 would be the only OS that supported the company’s latest API, period. For years, the company stuck to this stance. Then, earlier this year, […]

Chinese Vendor Designs PCIe 4.0 GPU, Targets GTX 1080 Performance

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The high-performance GPU industry has been a two-horse race for very nearly two decades. After the collapse of 3dfx, no new company emerged to seriously challenge the ATI/Nvidia split. While Intel holds a substantial stake of the total GPU […]

Minecraft Will Receive Nvidia-Exclusive RTX Update for Raytracing Support

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, Mojang announced that the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack (SDGP) that Microsoft had promised back in 2017 was canceled, permanently. No additional information was offered on why the update was canceled, or what the team had been […]

Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing – gpgmail

[ad_1] Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware. The new look is a dramatic change in the atmospherics of the game, and manages to be eerily realistic while retaining Minecraft’s pixelated charm. The ray […]

Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the longstanding trends in semiconductor manufacturing has been a steady decrease in major foundry players. Twenty years ago, when 180nm manufacturing was cutting-edge technology, there were no fewer than 28 firms deploying the node. Today, there are […]

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants – gpgmail

[ad_1] Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail Jason Kilar on founding Vessel and the wonderful world […]