Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics


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


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
Published in Graphics


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
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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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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.

Adreno 540 is 25 percent faster than Adreno 530
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Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 820

Keith Kressin, senior VP of product management at Qualcomm, told the world that the Snapdragon 835 has 25 percent better graphics compared to Snapdragon 820. 

AMD teases its Ryzen and Vega system at CES 2017
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No details but it runs Star Wars Battlefront

Although the big event is scheduled to start in about 16 hours, AMD already has a running system with Ryzen CPU and Vega GPU at the CES 2017 show floor.

Nvidia steps into Intel’s and Microsoft’s shoes
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Beginning of a new error


Today will be a big day at CES but instead of the traditional keynote speaker from Intel or Microsoft, the event is going to be kicked off by the understated CEO of Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Mystery AMD graphics card spotted in benchmark
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Most likely a dual-GPU Polaris

A mystery AMD GPU has been spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database, which goes in line with previous rumors that AMD is possibly preparing a new graphics card, called the RX 490.

Apple’s A10 Fusion chip’s GPU is just tweaked old tech
Published in Processors


Tweaked to fool the benchmarks

While the Tame Apple Press has been praising the GPU performance innovations of the iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion chip, they might have been fooling themselves.