AMD and Nvidia have little to fear from Intel's DG1
Published in Graphics

No great shakes after all

Intel's crack at a discrete GPU Xe DG1 graphics card has been spotted in a 3DMark benchmark and scored 5,538 in 3DMark’s Fire Strike test (paired with an Intel Core i9-9900K processor) and hit a graphics score of 5,960.

Nvidia Geforce NOW takes a different approach with publishers
Published in Gaming

Big cleanup possible as of May 31st

Nvidia is has decided to adopt a new Geforce NOW approach for publishers and while the service has been used by millions of gamers around the world and has over 200 publishers on board, things might change on May 31st.

Nvidia rolls out Geforce 446.14 WHQL driver
Published in Graphics

Game Ready driver for Valorant and DirectX 12 Ultimate

Nvidia has released its latest Geforce 446.14 WHQL driver which brings both support for some new and upcoming games as well as the new Windows 10 May 2020 update with DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Nvidia trains Pacman to beat Pacman
Published in AI
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:55

Nvidia trains Pacman to beat Pacman

Army of AI managed it

Nvidia built an army of AI routines, dubbed GameGAN (short for "generative adversarial networks"), trained to build a playable Pacman game from scratch.

Next-gen consumer GPUs rumored to launch in September
Published in Graphics

From both Nvidia and AMD

According to a report from Digitimes, next-gen consumer graphics cards from both Nvidia and AMD could launch in September.

Nvidia surprises Wall Street
Published in News
Friday, 22 May 2020 11:51

Nvidia surprises Wall Street

Data centres prop up second quarter

Nvidia forecast second-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates, as demand surges for its chips used in the data centres that power the shift to working remotely because of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Nvidia launches Mellanox ConnectX-6Lx SmartNIC
Published in Network

To meet growth in enterprise and cloud scale-out workloads.

ConnectX-6 Lx, the 11th generation product in the ConnectX family, is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, where 25Gb/s connections are becoming standard for handling demanding workflows, such as enterprise applications, AI and real-time analytics.

Nvidia DGX A100 AI System runs on AMD EPYC Rome CPU
Published in AI

Two AMD EPYC 7742 64-core/128-thread CPUs

At its digital GPU Technology Conference 2020 which kicked off today, Nvidia officially announced the new Amper architecture based GA100 GPU, including the A100 Tensor Core GPU which will be a part of the DGX A100 AI System, and it appears that that same system will be powered by none other than two AMD EPYC CPUs.

Nvidia unveils the A100 Tensor Core GPU
Published in AI
Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:18

Nvidia unveils the A100 Tensor Core GPU

GPU compute beast for DGX A100 AI system

The focus of the GTC 2020 was Nvidia's new A100 Tensor Core GPU, which is based on the new Ampere architecture GA100 GPU, and will be a part of Nvidia's new DGX A100 AI system. As a direct successor of the V100 accelerator, the A100 will bring both significant compute performance improvements and new features. 

Nvidia officially unveils the Ampere-based GA100 GPU
Published in AI

54 billion transistors for 128 SMs or 8,192 CUDA cores and more

Nvidia GTC 2020 has kicked off and, as expected, we got to see the new Amper-architecture with GA100 GPU and A100 Tensor Core GPU in full details.