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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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2002-04-29 SiS GPU supports AGP8X, DirectX8.1
Claimed to be the world's first GPU to support AGP8X and DirectX 8.1 functions, the Xabre400 from Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) Corp. provides a bandwidth of 2.1GHztwice that of previous GPUs that supported the AGP4X bus.
2005-06-01 Simulating fluid flow in a graphics chip
Navier-Stokes equations will show how GPUs are well-matched with the demands of fluid simulation.
2005-10-12 NVIDIA unveils ForceWare graphics driver Release 81.84
The ForceWare graphics driver Release 81.84 from NVIDIA promises to deliver performance improvements on a variety of NVIDIA GPUs.
2014-03-27 Nvidia shifts mobile focus to embedded systems, cars
Nvidia will give 3D chip stacks a nudge forward with its next-generation GPUs and will also focus its mobile strategy on embedded systems and cars rather than smartphones and tablets. These are the key takeaways at this year's GPU Tech Conference.
2008-08-11 Nvidia revs up GeForce GPU line
Nvidia Corp. introduces three new desktop GeForce 9 Series GPUs that bring support for Nvidia PhysX technology and CUDA general-purpose parallel computing to mainstream PC computing markets.
2006-05-24 Nvidia graphics tech powers first Blu-ray PC
Nvidia announced that the Sony VAIO PCs are powered by Nvidia GeForce GPUs which include the company's PureVideo HD technology.
2010-11-17 Nvidia GPU supercomputing available on demand from AWS
Nvidia announced that enterprises and start-ups will now be able to access the supercomputing-class performance of Nvidia Tesla GPUs through Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud offering, called Cluster GPU Instances. This new offering expands the available options for flexible, on-demand high performance computing within the Amazon Web Services cloud.
2010-12-20 Multicore silicon GPU exceeds 1GHz
Vivante announced that licensees of its GC series architecture have exceeded 1GHz in clock frequencies. The GPUs target next-gen game consoles, tablets, smartphones, automotive displays and home entertainment apps.
2013-11-07 Imagination upgrades PowerVR Graphics SDK
The update brings samples for the OpenGL ES 2.0 extensions showing advanced functionality for PowerVR Series5XT GPUs and OpenGL ES 3.0 samples for 3D textures and real-time reflections and refractions.
2015-10-23 GPU vendors offload to cloud
Jon Peddie Research revealed that a number of graphics companies are using virtualisation on GPUs, which is now seen as a growing trend across the industry.
2010-04-12 GPU solution hits 750GFLOPS peak per card slot
GE Intelligent Platforms offers the 6U OpenVPX NPN240 multi-processor solution featuring two Nvidia CUDA capable GT240 96-core GPUs.
2014-03-31 GPU clusters change the game in visual computing
Nvidia developed an approach to cluster GPUs, where they are linked and communicate with each other through PCIe or InfiniBand , allowing high-resolution visualisation of big data.
2014-08-12 Gaming, data centre demand drive Nvidia profit in Q2
Although GPU sales was hit by cyclical weakness in the consumer PC market, Nvidia saw strong demand for its GeForce GPUs and for its Tesla and Nvidia GRID products for data centre and cloud applications.
2008-03-13 Dual-mode GPU transmits DisplayPort, HDMI
TI has introduced three compact GPUs that support data signaling rates up to 2.7Gbit/s to accommodate DisplayPort and HDMI speeds.
2012-08-15 ARM, Globalfoundries team up on 20nm, FinFET process tech
The multiyear agreement aims to jointly deliver optimized SoC solutions for ARM processor designs that extend to include GPUs, which are becoming an increasingly critical component in mobile devices.
2008-02-26 ARM enables 3D graphics in mobile gaming devices
ARM has introduced the ARM Mali-JSR297 software for 3D graphics that enables developers of Java applications to take advantage of the latest hardware graphics features found in OpenGL ES 2.0 GPUs.
2015-07-09 AMD: Company break-up is not an option
AMD is investing heavily in developing advanced CPUs and GPUs and is now at work on both x86 and ARM CPUs as well as Radeon graphics chips, clearly emphasising that it will remain intact for the time being.
2011-06-17 AMD develops open-platform processor
AMD has declared that the Fusion system architecture is not only based on x86 processor and GPU cores but are ISA agnostic for CPUs and GPUs.
2015-06-18 AMD debuts 2.5D high bandwidth memory stack
The Radeon R9 300 series, a high-end graphics card that uses DRAM chip stacks to give more memory bandwidth, is based on AMD's Fiji GPUs and HBM chip stacks from SK Hynix.
2012-11-20 Yoshida: Can Renesas be saved by the Wii U?
Junko Yoshida offers analysis on the upcoming launch of Nintendo's Wii U console and how Renesas will be impacted by its sales.
2009-07-30 Yield issues may hurt graphics IC market
Yield issues in the graphics chip market are causing a possible shortfall in shipments at the high-end, according to an analyst.
2008-06-23 XtremeData readies fastest Altera FPGA-based Intel FSB module
The folks at Altera and XtremeData have announced the availability of what they say is the industry's fastest FPGA/Intel Xeon processor-based front-side bus (FSB) module.
2015-11-05 Xilinx set to demo 16nm All Programmable MPSoCs
The latest UltraScale MPSoC architecture extends Xilinx SoCs to enable true heterogeneous multi-processing for various systems including smarter control, vision and network.
2011-11-21 Workstation tech touts simultaneous computing and simulation
Nvidia's Maximus technology claims to speed up work by concurrently handling graphics and compute-intensive work.
2014-09-02 What's switching: Nine takeaways from Hot Interconnects
The event sizzled with announcements and discussionsFacebook introduced its high-profile switch, critics attacked Ethernet's shortfalls, experts scrutinised Wi-Fi, and silicon photonics took centre stage.
2011-11-25 WD overcomes Hitachi acquisition hurdle
WD must now look for a buyer to sell its 3.5in disk drive business unit and production plant in order to pass the regulatory obstacles of its bid to buy Hitachi.
2007-03-14 Vista-optimized motherboards feature AMD graphics chipset
Advanced Micro Devices' manufacturing partners have introduced four motherboards with the company's 690G chipset, one of a recently released line of processors optimized for running Windows Vista.
2014-06-17 Vision-based AI boosts surveillance applications
Cost, performance and power consumption advances are now paving the way for the proliferation of embedded vision into diverse surveillance applications.
2012-05-17 Virtualized GPU speeds cloud computing graphics
NVIDIA's VGX platform handles 100 users in a single server powered by one VGX board, improving user density on a single server.
2016-03-15 Vicor's 48V modules support Google's 48V server infrastructure
The modules allow for more efficient, dense, cost-effective and reliable power distribution, meeting what Google aims to promote as server and distribution infrastructure standard for data centers.
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