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What is a GPU?
Graphics processing unit, or GPU, is a specialized chip that provides 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs to allow fast graphics rendering.
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2006-09-11 GPUs deliver high-def gaming at popular prices
Nvidia announced it has redefined performance expectations for graphics cards at two of the most popular price segments for PC gamers.
2006-01-13 GeForce GPUs compatible with Vista
Nvidia announced that it is aligning its products with Windows Vista's ongoing development and that most of its GPUs already are compatible with the latest test versions of Windows Vista.
2007-05-16 Discrete GPUs deliver immersive visual experience
The ATI Radeon HD 2000 series offered by AMD is a top-to-bottom line of ten discrete graphics processors for both desktop and mobile platforms.
2013-08-23 CPUs, GPUs ready for high-end gaming, compute intensive apps
The latest computing platforms from AMD include quad-core and dual-core CPUs scaling from 2.2GHz to 3.2GHz with TDP ranging from 17 to 35W for applications that require high performance x86 compute.
2006-10-17 Core controller enhances GPUs for Intel Santa Rosa
Intersil has introduced a single-phase core controller said to reduce power consumption and enhance the performance of GPUs or graphics cores for Intel Santa Rosa computing products.
2006-03-10 Buck regulator powers GPUs in Intel Santa Rosa platforms
Intersil introduced the ISL6263 single-phase buck voltage regulator that powers GPUs or graphics cores used on Intel's Santa Rosa platforms.
2013-10-31 ARM doubles up on cores with new Mali GPUs
With the Mali T760, ARM doubled to 16 the number of cores that can be linked in a design while the T720 promises higher energy efficiency and a smaller area than previous cores.
2007-09-12 AMD supports open-source drivers for Radeon GPUs
AMD announced that it has partnered with Novell's SuSE Linux engineering team on major strategic initiative to support open-source development community for ATI Radeon graphic processor.
2009-08-12 AMD OpenCL beta targets CPUs, GPUs
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is developing a beta version of a tool for programming multicore processors available free online. The OpenCL for CPU beta will be part of AMD's ATI Stream software development kit version 2.0.
2008-01-29 AMD GPUs support DisplayPort, PCIe, DirectX
AMD has introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, the entry-level and mainstream GPUs in the ATI Radeon HD 3000 series.
2007-07-10 AMD GPUs deliver immersive HD video to PCs
AMD's ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 GPUs support Windows Vista with DirectX 10 graphics and built-in multimedia functions for an immersive HD video experience on the PC.
2013-03-13 'Rogue' added to Imagination's Series 6 GPUs
The PowerVR Series 6 family of GPU cores addresses mobile and embedded applications such as smartphones and tablet computers and has been submitted for compliance with OpenGL ES 3.0 API.
2014-12-17 Verifying multi-processor SoC cache coherency
Learn about a highly automated approach to cache coherency verification at the SoC level: generation of test cases to stress every aspect of a multi-processor, multi-memory, multi-level cache design.
2013-03-27 TSMC, Imagination optimise 16nm FinFET for mobile
Imagination is teaming up with foundry TSMC to optimise 16nm FinFET design flows for mobile performance using PowerVR GPUs.
2014-11-10 Peak floating-point performance calculations
Read about a methodology that provides designers a reliable technique for the baseline comparison of the peak floating-point computing capabilities of devices with very different architectures.
2010-12-21 NVIDIA cGPU, Intel Sandy Bridge in 200 new products
Over 200 PC models will feature NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with Sandy Bridge CPUs by 2011.
2013-01-25 Low-cost HPC platform revs up multi-core tech
The Matrox Supersight Solo allows users to integrate a powerful system host board with multiple GPUs, FPGAs and frame grabbers in a single robust chassis.
2007-01-04 Intel backs Israel graphics processing startup
Lucid Information Technology has raised a $12 million round of funding from Intel Capital, Giza Venture Capital and Genesis Partners.
2013-09-30 Imagination tops GPU rankings, ARM, Qualcom not far behind
Imagination Technologies remains the top supplier of GPUs for personal mobile devices in the first half of 2013, posting a 37.6 per cent market share.
2015-01-15 How to optimise floating point calculations on FPGAs
Read about a methodology that provides designers a reliable technique for the baseline comparison of the peak floating-point computing capabilities of devices with very different architectures.
2010-08-04 GPU shipments increase as notebooks keep growing
Overall shipments of graphics chips increased by four percent from Q1 10 even as shipments of discrete GPUs for desktops fell 21.4 percent, reports Jon Peddie Research.
2014-06-06 Developing heterogeneous multi-core SoC for mobiles
There are applications that are heterogeneous in the sense that they contain layers of functions which can be divided between the CPU array and the GPU.
2010-11-18 China leads supercomputer top 500
The latest Top 500 supercomputers lists China as having the most powerful computer in the world, and with 42 supercomputers, is second only to the United States in the number of supercomputers.
2007-05-30 AMD picks TSMC 65nm process for GPU line
AMD has chosen foundry partner TSMC's 65nm process technology for its GPU product line, the fab headquartered in Hsinchu said.
2011-01-04 Virtualization software for Sandy Bridge
LucidLogix Technologies launched Virtu, software designed specifically to support Sandy Bridge processors in working with external GPUs.
2009-05-21 Video display signals and the MAX9406 DP-HDMI/DVI level shifterPart II
Both TV and PC displays are evolving toward a flat screen with digital-cable interface. This article focuses on digital video interface and display port interfaces, detailing on how the MAX9406 level shifter can be used as a digital-display cable driver for advanced GPUs.
2012-10-30 Triple-play graphics cores accelerate auto apps
Learn about the triple-play GPUs featured in the i.MX6 devices and the advantages that result from using three specialized graphics engines.
2005-06-01 The graphics chip as supercomputer
The time has come for GPUs to transform into a full-fledged computing device.
2012-11-15 Tesla K20 GPU accelerators ready for supercomputers
Nvidia's Tesla K20 GPUs are said to be the firm's top flight chips to date, providing 90 per cent of the performance for the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
2005-06-01 Supernova collapse simulated on a GPU
A simulated study allows researchers to leverage the power of GPUs for improving visual-application performance.
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