AMD says Vega is on track for launch in Q2
Published in Graphics


Alleged benchmark result shows up

During its Q1 2017 financial call, AMD has confirmed that its Vega GPU architecture is still on track for Q2 launch, which means it should be launched by the end June.

Nvidia has invested in six AI start-ups
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:02

Nvidia has invested in six AI start-ups


Through its GPU Ventures programme


Nvidia has announced that it invested in six new start-ups in three countries over the past year.

AMD expects Vega to give Nvidia a good kicking in the notebooks
Published in Notebooks


Smaller footprints


In a move which will get the Nvidia fanboys jolly cross, AMD has said that its new Vega line-up will actually compete with their favourite chip maker in the notebook market.

Multi-GPU Vulkan will not be just for Windows
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Headed for Linux too 

Vulkan graphics API was supposed to be cross-platform and fix the issue of DirectX 12 only being available on Windows 10.

Polaris-based RX 500 series launching on April 18
Published in Graphics


A slight delay

According to reports, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 500 series, which should be based on Polaris GPUs, could be slightly delayed, with the new launch date set for April 18th.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:20

Google turns over datacentre GPUs


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

Linux gets virtual GPU support
Published in News
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:59

Linux gets virtual GPU support


Kernel approved


Open source’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which includes virtual GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) support.

More details on Japanese HPC star in Nvidia’s universe
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Not a Polaris at all


Details are coming out about the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s new supercomputer which is based around Nvidia GPUs.

Intel’s Nvidia GPU license expires in March
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:38

Intel’s Nvidia GPU license expires in March


License-less

Industry veteran journalist Kyle Bennet wrote back in December that Intel might launch a CPU powered by Radeon technology. This happens in the middle of the last quarter when Nvidia and Intel's cross licensing GPU deal is about to expire. 

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:36

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track


Ryzen in Q1 and Vega in Q2

AMD has announced its Q4 financial results reporting a revenue of US $1.11 billion and an operating loss of three million dollars, which is still way better than financial analysts expected and has once again confirmed that both Ryzen CPUs and Vega-based GPUs are on track.