GPUs

One of the big announcements at AMD’s Data Center event a couple of weeks ago was the announcement of its CDNA2 based compute accelerator, the Instinct MI250X. The MI250X uses two MI200 Graphics Compute Dies on TSMC’s N6 manufacturing node, along with four HBM2E modules per die, using a new ‘2.5D’ packaging design that uses a bridge between the die and the substrate for high performance and low power connectivity. This is the GPU going into Frontier, one of the US Exascale systems due for power on very shortly. At the Supercomputing conference this week, HPE, under the HPE Cray brand, had one of those blades on display, along with a full frontal die shot of the MI250X. Many thanks to Patrick Kennedy from...

MSI Confirms Fire at PCB Factory in Bao’an, China

After initial reports through third-party sources on social media, MSI has confirmed to AnandTech that there has been an incident at one of its largest manufacturing facilities in Bao’an...

6 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/9/2020

Intel’s Discrete GPU Era Begins: Intel Launches Iris Xe MAX For Entry-Level Laptops

Today may be Halloween, but what Intel is up to is no trick. Almost a year after showing off their alpha silicon, Intel’s first discrete GPU in over two...

119 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2020

Intel’s DG1 GPU Coming to Discrete Desktop Cards Next Year; OEM-Only

Alongside today’s launch of Intel’s DG1-based Iris Xe MAX graphics for laptops, the company is also quietly confirming that DG1 will be coming to desktop video cards as well...

73 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2020

NVIDIA Launches Call of Duty Game Bundle for GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Cards

For those of you fortunate enough to be able to find one of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series video cards, the GPU maker has launched a new game...

45 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2020

AMD Reveals The Radeon RX 6000 Series: RDNA2 Starts At The High-End, Coming November 18th

Preparing to close out a major month of announcements for AMD – and to open the door to the next era of architectures across the company – AMD wrapped...

276 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2020

AMD's "Where Gaming Begins" Radeon Live Blog: Starts At Noon Eastern (16:00 UTC)

AMD's second and final product keynote of the month is taking place today, with an event AMD has dubbed "Where Gaming Begins". Hosted as always by AMD CEO Dr...

56 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2020

AMD Reports Q3 2020 Earnings: Making Money and Setting Records Yet Again

As part of this morning’s announcement from AMD that the company would be buying FPGA maker Xilinx for $35 billion in stock, the company also released its Q3 earnings...

44 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2020

Launching This Week: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070; 1440p Gaming For $499

It’s a couple of weeks later than originally planned, but this week NVIDIA is finally amping up the last of its high-end video card lineup with the release of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2020

AMD in $35 Billion All-Stock Acquisition of Xilinx

After a couple of weeks of rumor, as well as a couple of years of hearsay, AMD has gone feet first into a full acquisition of FPGA manufacturer Xilinx...

100 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2020

Intel: DG1 GPU Now Shipping, Xe-HPG DG2 GPU In Labs

Alongside today’s profitable-but-uneasy earnings report from Intel, the company’s earnings presentation also offered a short update on the status of their discrete GPUs. As of today, Intel’s DG1 GPU...

50 by Ryan Smith on 10/22/2020

Test Driving SPECviewperf 2020: A Look At The Latest In Workstation GPU Benchmarks

Over the years, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPECviewperf benchmark has become the industry standard for workstation GPU benchmarking. Owing to the fact that, unlike video games, there's little...

26 by Ganesh T S on 10/16/2020

More On NVIDIA Quadro Brand Retirement: Embracing the Graphics and Compute Overlap

Now that NVIDIA’s second GTC event of the year has wrapped up, we’ve finally gotten a chance to follow up with NVIDIA on last week’s announcement of their RTX...

35 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2020

Imagination Announces B-Series GPU IP: Scaling up with Multi-GPU

It’s almost been a year since Imagination had announced its brand-new A-series GPU IP, a release which at the time the company called its most important in 15 years...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/13/2020

AMD Teases Radeon RX 6000 Card Performance Numbers: Aiming For 3080?

As part of today’s Zen 3 desktop CPU announcement from AMD, the company also threw in a quick teaser from the GPU side of the company in order to...

179 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2020

Quadro No More? NVIDIA Announces Ampere-based RTX A6000 & A40 Video Cards For Pro Visualization

NVIDIA’s second GTC of 2020 is taking place this week, and as has quickly become a tradition, one of CEO Jensen Huang’s “kitchenside chats” kicks off the event. As...

29 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2020

NVIDIA Delays GeForce RTX 3070 Launch to October 29th

In a brief news post made to their GeForce website last night, NVIDIA has announced that they have delayed the launch of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 video card...

105 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2020

What Products Use Intel 10nm? SuperFin and 10++ Demystified

For our audience that regularly keeps track of Intel’s product portfolio, it would be hard to miss that the naming strategy of Intel’s process node technologies is a bit...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/25/2020

Oracle Announces Upcoming Cloud Compute Instances: Ice Lake and Milan, A100 and Altra

When the name “Oracle” is thrown around, hardware isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind for most people. But, like other large tech companies that originally made...

18 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2020

AMD Teases First Radeon RX 6000 Video Card Picture

In a very brief teaser, AMD this afternoon has released a picture of their first Radeon RX 6000 video card. No further details about the card are given, but based...

97 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2020

AMD Preps Second Round of HPC System Donations For COVID-19 Research

When things aren’t blowing up or burning down as of late, there’s still the matter of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the first generation of vaccines move carefully closer...

19 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2020

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