GPUs

Starting next month, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 desktop product stack is about to get a little deeper – and a little cheaper – with the addition of the forthcoming Radeon RX 6600 XT. Announced this evening, the Radeon RX 6600 XT is the next step down in the RDNA2-based Radeon lineup, adding a card aimed at mainstream, 1080p gamers. The card will offer 32 CUs’ worth of GPU hardware along with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and will go on sale on August 11th with prices starting at $379. The addition of the RX 6600 XT to their desktop lineup has been a long-time coming, as even though the company is already 4 cards deep into their product stack – most recently adding the 1440p-focused RX...

AMD Reports Q2 2021 Earnings: Company-wide Growth Drives Doubled Revenue

Continuing our Q2 earnings coverage this month, AMD is next out the gate in reporting their earnings. And, has been the story now for most of the last year...

72 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

Cadence Cerebrus to Enable Chip Design with ML: PPA Optimization in Hours, not Months

The design of most leading edge processors and ASICs rely on steps of optimization, with the three key optimization points being Performance, Power, and Area (and sometimes Cost). Once...

16 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/22/2021

Testing the New 3DMark CPU Benchmark: For the Boids

A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/15/2021

Intel Accelerated Webcast on July 26th: Update on Process Technology and Roadmaps

Earlier this year, new Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined his new ‘IDM 2.0’ vision for Intel. This vision was a three pronged strategy based on improving its own process...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/12/2021

NVIDIA Unveils PCIe version of 80GB A100 Accelerator: Pushing PCIe to 300 Watts

As part of today’s burst of ISC 2021 trade show announcements, NVIDIA this morning is announcing that they’re bringing the 80GB version of their A100 accelerator to the PCIe...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2021

AMD Moves GCN 1, 2, & 3-based GPUs and APUs To Legacy; Also Drops Win7 Support

Alongside today’s release of their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver – the first to bring support for FidelityFX Super Resolution tech – AMD is also using this opportunity...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2021

An AnandTech Interview with TSMC: Dr. Kevin Zhang and Dr. Maria Marced

In the past week, TSMC ran its 2021 Technology Symposium, covering its latest developments in process node technology designed to improve the performance, costs, and capabilities for its customers...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/8/2021

AMD confirms Ray-Tracing and VRS in Samsung Exynos RDNA GPU IP

At this year’s AMD Computex 2021 keynote event, CEO Lisa Su, among a series of various new product announcements and technology disclosures, has teased some new details on the...

48 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/1/2021

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti: Upgraded Ampere Cards Coming in June

The second major keynote of the day for Computex comes from NVIDIA, who has taken to the virtual showfloor to discuss new products for both gamers and the enterprise...

50 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2021

AMD Formally Unveils FidelityFX Super Resolution: Open Source Game Upscaling

Alongside announcing their new Radeon RX 6000M notebook GPUs, AMD this evening is also using Computex to formally unveil their FidelityFX Super Resolution technology. The game upscaling technology has...

80 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2021

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6000M Series: RDNA2 Makes Its Laptop Debut

Headlining a busy Computex for AMD – and a bit of return to form in that regard – this evening the company is making several graphics and CPU-related product...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2021

Computex 2021: AMD's Keynote, a Live Blog (10pm ET)

When the big trade shows roll around, this is the time for the big companies in our sphere to announce their next biggest hardware, or update us on what...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/31/2021

Arm Announces New Mali-G710, G610, G510 & G310 Mobile GPU Families

Today alongside the CPU announcements, Arm is also unveiling a whole family of third generation Valhall GPUs with the Mali-G710, G510, G310, with particularly large improvements in the mid-...

28 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/25/2021

NVIDIA To Extend Ethereum Throttle to GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, & 3060 Ti “LHR” Cards

Continuing their ongoing efforts to limit the Ethereum mining performance of their GeForce video cards – and thus make them less enticing for miners – NVIDIA today has announced...

47 by Ryan Smith on 5/18/2021

Hot Chips 33 (2021) Schedule Announced: Alder Lake, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids, Ponte Vecchio

Once a year the promise of super hot potatoes graces the semiconductor world. Hot Chips in 2021 is set to be held virtually for the second successive year, and...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/18/2021

AMD and GlobalFoundries Update Wafer Supply Agreement: Orders Through 2024, Now Non-Exclusive

In a brief Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K filing, AMD this afternoon has revealed that it has once again amended its wafer supply agreement with US fab (and...

41 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2021

NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s Tiger Lake-H CPUs for high performance laptops, NVIDIA is also using the occasion to launch their latest lineup of laptop video cards, the...

30 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2021

Intel’s Integrated Graphics Mini-Review: Is Rocket Lake Core 11th Gen Competitive?

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...

165 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2021

IBM Creates First 2nm Chip

Every decade is the decade that tests the limits of Moore’s Law, and this decade is no different. With the arrival of Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) technology, the intricacies...

117 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/6/2021

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