GPUs

Some analysts consider Intel to be a processor company with manufacturing facilities – others consider it to be a manufacturing company that just happens to make processors. In the grand scheme of things, Intel is a hybrid of product, manufacturing, expertise, investment, and perhaps most importantly, research. Intel has a lot of research and development on its books, most of it aimed at current product cycles in the 12-36 month time span, but beyond that, as with most big engineering companies, there’s a team of people dedicated to finding the next big thing over 10-20+ years. This is usually called the Moonshot Division in most companies, but here we find it called Intel Labs, and leading this team of path-finding gurus is Dr. Richard Uhlig.

Launching Today: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 - Aiming For Mainstream At $329

NVIDIA this morning is launching their previously announced GeForce RTX 3060. First unveiled back at CES 2021, the latest member of the GeForce RTX 30 series is continuing NVIDIA’s...

93 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

NVIDIA Closes Out Q4 & FY2021 With Another Round of Record Earnings

NVIDIA this afternoon closed the book on another record fiscal year, announcing their FY 2021 and Q4 2021 earnings results for the company. For the last quarter of their...

14 by Ryan Smith 5 days ago

AMD To Unveil Next Radeon RX 6000 Video Card On March 3rd

It looks like AMD is getting ready to launch the next part in their RDNA2/RX 6000 family of video cards. This afternoon the company sent out a save the...

37 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

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...

132 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...

13 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...

6 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...

23 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...

12 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...

33 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

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