GPUs

In the last few months we have tested the latest x86 integrated graphics options on the desktop from AMD, with some surprising results about how performant a platform with integrated graphics can be. In this review, we’re doing a similar test but with Intel’s latest Rocket Lake Core 11th Gen processors. These processors feature Intel’s Xe-LP graphics, which were touted as ‘next-generation’ when they launched with Intel’s mobile-focused Tiger Lake platform. However, the version implemented on Rocket Lake has fewer graphics units, slower memory, but a nice healthy power budget to maximize. Lo, Intel set forth for battle.

NVIDIA Nerfs Ethereum Hash Rate & Launches CMP Dedicated Mining Hardware

One of the critical points during this period of high demand for graphics cards is that a portion of them are being purchased by professional users looking to mine...

134 by Ryan Smith & Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2021

Xbox Series X SoC: Power, Thermal, and Yield Tradeoffs

This week at ISSCC (International Solid State Circuits Conference), Microsoft presented a talk titled ‘Xbox Series X SoC: A Next Generation Gaming Console’, with hardware engineer Paul Paternoster presenting...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/15/2021

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Gets a Release Date: February 25th

NVIDIA this morning has sent over a quick note revealing the release date for their next GeForce desktop video card, the RTX 3060. The mainstream(ish) video card, previously revealed...

74 by Ryan Smith on 2/12/2021

AMD Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

AMD Reports Q4/FY 2020 Earnings: Record Revenues Repeat

Needing no introduction, AMD this afternoon is the second of the PC chip titans to announce their earnings for the quarter and for the full 2020 calendar year. The...

17 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

NVIDIA Launches Server Certification Program, Offering Direct Technical Support

While a good deal of NVIDIA’s success in servers over the last decade has of course come from their proficient GPUs, as a business NVIDIA these days is much...

9 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

Intel Teases Ponte Vecchio Xe-HPC Power On, Posts Photo of Server Chip

In what’s turning into an Xe sort of day, Intel’s GPU guru and frontman for their GPU division, Raja Koduri, has tweeted that the company is getting ready to...

31 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

Intel Iris Xe Video Cards Now Shipping To OEMs: DG1 Lands In Desktops

Following plans first unveiled last year during the launch of their DG1 GPU, Intel sends word this morning that the first Iris Xe video cards have finally begun shipping...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

Intel Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products.

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 3060: Launching Late February For $329

Alongside today’s CES-centric announcement of their new GeForce RTX 30 series parts for laptops, NVIDIA also offered an in-depth reveal of their next desktop graphics card, the GeForce RTX...

39 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2021

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 30 Series for Laptops: Mobile Ampere Available Jan. 26th

As the cornerstone of their CES 2021 keynote, NVIDIA today has announced their GeForce RTX 30 series graphics adapters for laptops. Based on the same Ampere architecture and the...

24 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2021

AMD to Launch Mid-Range RDNA 2 Desktop Graphics in First Half 2021

The recent launches of high-end graphics cards from both sides of the aisle has left a number of questions on the table about what will be offered for those...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

The NVIDIA GeForce CES 2021 Live Blog: Game On

Kicking off in a few minutes is NVIDIA's keynote for CES 2021. Dubbed “GeForce RTX: Game On”, the keynote is going to be presented by Jeff Fisher, NVIDIA’s Senior...

19 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

The AMD CES 2021 Keynote: A Live Blog from 11am ET / 8am PT

For the second year in a row, AMD has an official CES Keynote. A year on from the launch of Ryzen 4000 Mobile series processors, and after a recent...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

An Interview with Intel CEO Bob Swan: Roundtable Q&A on Fabs and Future

Intel has a very complex year ahead. On the back of what should be strong revenue year for 2020 as well as a widened scope of markets in which...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/11/2021

Cost Increases and Tariffs: ASUS to Increase MSRP on Graphics Cards and Motherboards

It is fairly easy to state that 2020 has had a deep effect on the supply chain mechanics of creating electronics and electronic components. Not only have there been...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/5/2021

Installing Windows on an Xbox One APU: The Chuwi Aerobox Review

Ever since consoles moved to the same underlying architecture as modern desktop computers, there has always been an underlying question as to whether those same processors could run regular...

101 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/24/2020

NVIDIA Schedules GeForce CES Presentation for January 12th

Even though the 2021 edition of CES will be an entirely virtual affair due to the ongoing coronoavirus pandemic, a number of major companies have still been lining up...

40 by Ryan Smith on 12/16/2020

NVIDIA Extends GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Call of Duty Bundle to January

For the lucky few who can get their hands on a GeForce RTX 3090 or 3080 card during a very competitive holiday shopping season, NVIDIA has opted to sweeten...

24 by Ryan Smith on 12/16/2020

Launching Today: AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT - A Whole Lot of Radeon for $1000

This morning AMD is releasing the final and most elusive member of their initial wave of Radeon RX 6000 series cards: the Radeon RX 6900 XT. The flagship part...

54 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2020

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