Beancounters working for Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that AMD is clawing back the GPU market from the outfit named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia.
EVGA and other partners on board
Nvidia has now officially launched its new Hackers Wanted promotion which offers a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 game to those that buy GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 graphics cards as well as notebooks based on those two GPUs.
DGX SaturnV with its Tesla P100s
The GPU maker named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia, has been patting itself on the back over the DGX SaturnV, which it says is the most energy efficient supercomputer of all time.
CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm
Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.
With new Geforce 375.95 Hotfix drivers
Nvidia has finally fixed VRAM issues noticed on some Pascal GPU-based graphics cards with the recently released Geforce 375.86 WHQL driver, by releasing the new Geforce 375.95 Hotfix driver.
It will bundle Watch Dogs 2 with GTX 1070 and GTX 1080
Judging from a leaked banner, Nvidia is preparing a new game bundle that will include the newest Watch Dogs 2 game with its Geforce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards.
Google Cloud is planning to add GPUs as a service early next year, following Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.
Serious issues reported by users
Nvidia latest “Game Ready” drivers have been rolled out but it is probably best for users to spurn version 375.86 coming through the GeForce Experience app as if it were a rabid dog.
Optimizations for a couple of games
Nvidia has released its newest Geforce 375.86 WHQL drivers which bring optimizations for future Battlefield 1, Civilization VI and Tom Clancy's The Division updates as well as optimizations for the upcoming Steep Open Beta game.
Return of the GPU Jedi
Nvidia, as you have seen, did an amazing job gaining a lot of the GPU high end and mainstream market. Pascal worked out great on the desktop and notebook, but it would be naive to expect that AMD is not going to come back with a vengeance.