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.
Optimizations for Civilization VI, some fixes
AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers which are supposed to bring optimizations for Sid Meier's Civilization VI game as well as a couple of fixes.
Google Cloud is planning to add GPUs as a service early next year, following Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.
And systems with RX 480
AMD has added yet another game to its promotion page, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, which will be available with the Radeon RX 480.
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.
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.
ROCm writes and compile parallel programs
AMD has released the latest version of its ROCm software tools which make it easier to write and compile parallel programs for its new Zen GPUs and CPUs.
Nothing Zen about this
As we predicted, the GPU maker named after a Roman vengence daemon, Nvidia, has produced a really good set of results with a record revenue of $2 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago.
Optimizations for Dishonored 2
AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has released its latest update to the Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers that is apparently focused on game day launch support for the Dishonored 2 game and some minor bug fixes.
AMD has announced pricing and availability for its workstation Radeon Pro WX family of graphics cards.