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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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2008-06-16 Intel to drive next graphics era
Chip giant Intel Corp. calls for a shift to a new kind of graphics architecture, one more in line with its multicore processor roadmap.
2010-05-28 Intel moves further away from discrete GPUs
Intel has all but abandoned plans to release a high-performance stand-alone graphics processor, but will continue to develop multicore Larrabee architecture for the HPC market.
2012-11-26 Intel getting Creative, slowly dropping Imagination
Intel has agreed to acquire Creative Technology's subsidiary and licenceses as it realigns its strategy for Atom processors, moving away from Imagination's PowerVR graphic cores.
2009-12-18 Intel charged for software tweak to slow rival chips
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Intel Corp., alleging the chip giant for a decade of illegally using its dominant market position to stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly.
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.
2013-11-07 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.
2014-07-17 Imagination develops small, Android-compatible graphics core
Imagination's GPU performs at up to 1GFlops and up to 250MPx/s of peak performance at 250MHz. Additionally, the chip can handle up to 720-progressive video resolution.
2013-11-28 IHS: Xbox One core architecture very similar to PS4
A teardown by IHS reveals most of the functionality of the Xbox One, like the PlayStation 4, reside in highly integrated SoC devices supplied by Advanced Micro Devices.
2013-10-30 IBM licenses ARM Cortex processors for comms apps
IBM plans to offer the microprocessors to its custom-chip clients, companies that build network routers, switches and the cellular base stations.
2002-04-25 Hitachi, Imagination sign multi-core licensing agreement
Hitachi Ltd and Imagination Technologies, a provider of human computer interface IP, have signed a strategic, multi-use licensing agreement which enables Hitachi to integrate a number of Imagination's PowerVR graphics and video cores to its SuperH family RISC microprocessors.
2014-05-12 High-end GPUs drive up Nvidia's revenue
The chip maker's revenues ascended 75 per cent from last year, citing a strong demand for its high-end GPUs as the business pace in the PC gaming segment strengthens.
2014-03-20 Grasping parallelism and concurrency
Understand the distinction between these two, and see how those distinctions affect the embedded programmer's world.
2011-12-26 Graphics market integrates 28nm tech, PCI Express 3.0
The Radeon HD 7970 integrates new graphics core next architecture that enables new levels of gaming and computing capabilities.
2013-08-19 Graphics chip shipments shows positive QoQ growth
AMD overall unit shipments increased 10.9 per cent QoQ, Intel increased 6.2 per cent and Nvidia decreased by eight per cent, according to Jon Peddie Research.
2012-03-13 Graphics card feature graphics core next architecture
The Radeon HD 7800 series feature AMD's graphics core next architecture for spectacular performance and efficiency and comes with PCI Express 3.0.
2012-02-21 Graphics card breaks 1GHz barrier
Arguably the world's first 1GHz GPU, AMD Radeon HD 7700 series features PCI Express 3.0, AMD ZeroCore Power, PowerTune and AMD Eyefinity 2.0.
2008-08-13 Graphics accelerators deliver 200% capacity
Aimed at CAD and Digital Content Creation designers, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has released two new professional graphics acceleratorsthe ATI FirePro V5700 and the ATI FirePro V3700.
2005-06-01 GPUs tapped for general computing
Modern GPUs allow substantial user programmability that lets it be retasked for more general-purpose computations.
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.
2011-03-21 GEMs found in more PCs
IHS iSuppli has released research reporting that GEMs will have a penetration of 50 percent and 45 percent in notebook PCs and desktops, respectively.
2012-10-15 GeForce GTX 650 Ti prepped and ready for gaming season
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 650 Ti is a phenomenal upgrade opportunity for gamers using previous-generation technology.
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.
2011-11-17 Firms develop parallel programming standard
The standard developed by the companies aim to help programmers take full advantage of parallel computing and the transformative power of heterogeneous CPU/GPU computing systems.
2015-12-11 Facebook sets up open-source system for machine learning
Big Sur packs eight Nvidia Tesla M40 graphics accelerators, each drawing up to 300W, and is the first system to use the high-end cards targeted at training deep neural networks.
2013-07-24 Exynos 5 Octa promises advanced mobile graphics
Samsung claims the Exynos 5 Octa gives designers an energy-efficient tool to build multi-faceted user interface capabilities directly into the system architecture.
2013-12-12 Energy-efficient VDI server sol'ns target Nvidia GRID
Supermicro's GRID K1/K2 SuperServers claim to offer the widest variety of flexible configurations in 1U, 2U, 4U/Tower, FatTwin and SuperBlade computing solutions.
2010-06-02 Dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets run up to 1.2GHz
Qualcomm Inc. has begun sampling first dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets, the MSM8260 and MSM8660 solutions that integrate two of the company's enhanced cores running at up to 1.2GHz.
2013-08-15 Dual-core chipset aimed at entry-level tablets
The ATM7021 chipset from Actions Semiconductor supports the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and features the ARM Cortex dual-core CPU and PowerVR GPU core from Imagination Technologies.
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.
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