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Report: Samsung may begin producing chips for AMD in 2016
— 11:42 AM on December 22, 2015

According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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New GeForce drivers cure high idle clock speeds with 144Hz monitors
— 9:52 AM on December 22, 2015

Nvidia has released an updated version of its Game Ready drivers: version 361.43. These WHQL-certified drivers now support the GameWorks VR 1.1 SDK, which...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Khronos Group delays Vulkan 1.0 release
— 2:40 PM on December 21, 2015

The Khronos Group will not release its Vulkan graphics API this year. While the specification is complete, according to a recent press release, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 comes WHQL-certified
— 8:28 AM on December 18, 2015

AMD has given us a little gift ahead of the holidays next week. Radeon Software Crimson Edition version 15.12 is out now, and this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Nvidia's latest GeForce Experience beta makes it easier to share
— 8:55 AM on December 17, 2015

Many games are nothing if not a social experience, and Nvidia’s latest beta update for its Geforce Experience platform could make it easier to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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ITC declines Nvidia's appeal in Samsung patent-infringement case
— 3:49 PM on December 16, 2015

The United States International Trade Commission has denied Nvidia's request for a decision review regarding the company's ongoing patent spat with Samsung. Nvidia was hoping...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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GPUOpen initiative gives devs the keys to AMD's graphics black boxes
— 8:17 AM on December 15, 2015

A couple weeks ago at AMD's Radeon Technologies Group Tech Summit, Nick Thibieroz, senior manager of ISV engineering for the division, told us about what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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AMD board partners begin selling 4GB Radeon R9 390s in China
— 8:21 AM on December 14, 2015

When AMD debuted its Radeon R9 300-series cards, one of the major draws of the range-topping, Hawaii-powered R9 390 and R9 390X was the 8GB...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Facebook speeds up machine learning with Nvidia Tesla power
— 4:53 PM on December 11, 2015

Neural networks, once considered a computing-resource-intensive approach to machine learning, have become a mainstay in the field over the last decade or so. They...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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EVE: Valkyrie will be bundled with Oculus Rift preorders next year
— 1:09 PM on December 10, 2015

Multiplayer space-combat VR sim EVE: Valkyrie has made believers of many a show attendee this year. This guy couldn't even formulate a coherent sentence about...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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HTC Vive's release date gets delayed to next April
— 12:50 PM on December 9, 2015

Valve and HTC's joint effort to bring virtual reality gaming into the mainstream has hit another snag. The HTC Vive's intially-promised first-quarter availability timeframe...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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EVGA straps a liquid cooler to its GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming
— 4:10 PM on December 8, 2015

Graphics cards with closed-loop liquid coolers on board are becoming quite the phenomenon lately. Those cards have generally occupied the top rung of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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AMD will bring FreeSync to HDMI early next year
— 8:51 AM on December 8, 2015

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group treated us to a sneak peek of its upcoming plans for FreeSync over HDMI and UHD content on Radeons next year...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Asetek wants AMD and Gigabyte to stop selling liquid-cooled graphics cards
— 7:33 AM on December 7, 2015

In December 2014, Asetek won a trial against Cooler Master over closed-loop coolers that infringe on Asetek's patents. In September of this year, the US...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Running Elite: Dangerous in VR will make your wallet tremble
— 4:11 PM on December 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Oculus released the recommended system specs for using the Oculus Rift headset. Those requirements were already quite a bit above what...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia fixes GeForce GTX 860M crashes with hot fix driver
— 9:42 AM on December 3, 2015

If a thread on Nvidia's forums is any indication, owners of notebooks with GeForce GTX 860M graphics cards have been experiencing system crashes and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Into a new era
— 10:43 PM on December 2, 2015

Sixteen years ago, we fired up a modest web server session and began posting news items about the latest in PC tech and gaming. Over...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics The Tech Report

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