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Here's why Xeon D could make dual-socket servers scarce
— 9:50 AM on April 1, 2015

Intel's introduction of the Broadwell-based Xeon D processor was rather low-key, but I think this chip (along with its successors) is poised to push traditional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Here's our take on Vulkan, the next OpenGL
— 9:39 AM on March 30, 2015

One of the biggest things that happened at GDC a few weeks ago was the introduction of the Vulkan graphics API, which is the new,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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The TR Podcast video 173: Torquing the Titan
— 4:26 PM on March 27, 2015

We recorded the latest episode of the TR Podcast last night, and the video of our conversation is now available on YouTube. In this episode,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Input devices Gaming Podcast

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Report: AMD R&D spending falls to near-10-year low
— 4:19 PM on March 27, 2015

R&D investment is the growth engine of technology companies, and by that measure, AMD's quarterly spending might not paint a pretty picture. EXPreview has aggregated...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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AMD shows off DirectX 12 performance with new 3DMark benchmark
— 5:16 PM on March 26, 2015

Low-overhead graphics APIs like Vulkan (née Mantle) and DirectX 12 are probably the biggest news in game programming in some time, and 3DMark producer Futuremark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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EVGA Hybrid liquid-cools the GeForce GTX 980
— 3:58 PM on March 25, 2015

Slapping a liquid cooler on a graphics card isn't a fresh idea, but factory-sealed setups are rare outside of the hottest-running pixel pushers around, like...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Pixar's RenderMan software now free for non-commercial use
— 10:06 AM on March 24, 2015

RenderMan is the core rendering technology behind not only Pixar's movies, but also a wide range of other Hollywood blockbusters. The rendering engine been used...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Catalyst 15.3 betas add FreeSync support, more CrossFire profiles
— 11:55 AM on March 23, 2015

AMD has posted a new batch of beta drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 15.3 beta release adds support for monitors with FreeSyc...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Google Fiber prepares to invade Damage Labs
— 10:38 AM on March 23, 2015

As part of the Kansas City metro area, my hometown of Lee's Summit, Missouri has struck a deal to have Google Fiber installed pretty much...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Nvidia follows a triangle through its GPU pipeline
— 9:45 AM on March 23, 2015

If you've read Scott's GPU reviews, you probably have some understanding of the functional units inside Nvidia's latest graphics chips. A recent blog post...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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4GB GTX 960s trickle into retail channels
— 11:43 AM on March 20, 2015

About a week ago, a number of graphics card manufacturers announced 4GB versions of the GeForce GTX 960. Now, those 4GB cards are beginning...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Let's handicap the 2015 GPU race for a moment
— 11:02 AM on March 20, 2015

We had an exchange in the comments earlier this week that seems to me like it's worthy of a little more attention. TR reader "ermo"...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Carrizo's graphics involve clear signs of volcanic activity
— 10:39 AM on March 20, 2015

AMD just released its reference guide (PDF) for generation three of its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, also known as Volcanic Islands. The Reading...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The Quadro M6000 is a Titan X for workstations
— 11:43 AM on March 19, 2015

We know that Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X is a monster of a graphics card, but as a consumer-oriented product, it lacks the driver...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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AMD makes FreeSync official, reveals display pricing
— 10:41 AM on March 19, 2015

Although some displays have already leaked out into stores in various places, today is the day AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Nvidia's Pascal to feature mixed-precision mode, up to 32GB of RAM
— 5:55 PM on March 17, 2015

We learned some details about Nvidia's next-gen Pascal GPU architecture at last year's GTC. After today's GTC keynote, we now know a little more...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia talks deep learning and self-driving cars at GTC
— 4:47 PM on March 17, 2015

During today's GPU Technology Conference keynote, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the Titan X graphics card. Be sure to read Scott's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Workstations

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