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NVIDIA Definitely “Not Interested” In Building Smartphones SoCs

06/04/2016, At Computex 2016, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (“Jensen”) has shown the company’s latest products to a small media audience. The products had already been launched in the weeks leading to Computex and we now know that the GeForce GTX 1080 has seen...

ARM Mali G71 Graphics Processor Revealed

05/29/2016, At Computex 2016, The ARM Mali line of graphics processors (GPU) is getting a new addition in the high-end. With the Mali G71, ARM introduced a new premium GPU design that can is scalable enough to power handset to laptops In 2011, ~50M chips featured a...

GeForce GTX 1080 Gives Amazing Performance, At Consumer Prices

05/09/2016, When a new GPU architecture appears on the market, it typically does a few things: First, it will bring a new level of performance. Secondly, it will do it at a better power envelope and finally, it will do so at a much better price/performance ratio. The...

Apple Might Acquire The Company That Makes GPUs For iPhone

03/22/2016, It has been years since Apple moved its mobile SoC design in-house and from the looks of it, the GPU is next. According to a new report, Apple is in “advanced talks” to acquire Imagination Technologies, a company that makes GPUs for iPhones....

Vulkan Graphics Now Ready For Developers

02/16/2016, Vulkan, an open-source, multi-vendors, application programming interface (API) for 3D graphics / GPU has now an actual implementation and as available to developers. Vulkan was previously at the design phase where the programming interface was made public...

Samsung Signs Long-Term Agreement With ARM For Graphics Processors

06/04/2015, For long, ARM has been providing it’s Mali graphics processors to Samsung which it then uses with its Exynos processors. It’s not a new relationship by any means but today Samsung signed an agreement which is going to solidify it even further....

Hardware Dominator’s GPU Collection Exceeds 600 Units

09/30/2014, It was a love story that started more than 15 years ago. All the way back in 1997 when many of the current teens were still not in existence, a certain person by the moniker of Hardware Dominator decided to pick up an NVIDIA Riva 128 graphics card. Of...

Samsung Reportedly Developing GPU For Exynos Chips In-House

09/16/2014, Last year it was rumored that Samsung’s Mobile division was not only cooking up a new Exynos processor for the Galaxy S5 but it was also working on a graphics processor for those chips in-house. The company’s new Exynos SoC was launched but it...

NVIDIA GTX Titan Z Has 5760 Cores

03/25/2014, NVIDIA just announced a new monster graphics card: the Titan Z. It is a dual GPU Titan card that features 5760 cores, 12GB of memory and generates 8 TeraFLOPS of compute power – for $2999. That rounds the cost of each core to about 50 cents. This is...

NVIDIA Pascal Architecture Introduced

03/25/2014, At the GTC conference in San Jose, NVIDIA has officially introduced its next-generation architecture called Pascal (after scientist Blaise Pascal). Although it is “a couple of years away”, NVIDIA talked about a few new fundamental architecture changes...

PowerVR GPUs Get Hardware Ray-Tracing, Leap Everyone Else

03/20/2014, I’ve seen the announcement from Imagination technologies earlier in the week, but I wanted to take a look at their Ray-Tracing demos and presentations to get a better idea. I finally got an opportunity to do so, and I really liked what I saw. The...

Imagination Technologies Unveils New PowerVR GPU

03/19/2014, Unlike most smartphones, Apple uses a chipset of their own make which has debuted in the company’s iOS devices, versus other manufacturers who typically goes with Qualcomm’s offerings. However with a chipset of their own making, Apple has more control...