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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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2015-02-05 China has the most to gain from ARM's latest IP, says exec
Geared to enable next-generation mobile phones, the growing CPU and GPU processing power afforded by the IP cores will lead to the demise of tablets and PCs, according to an ARM executive.
2013-03-28 Car SoCs aimed at multimedia, navigation systems
Renesas' R-Car Series can deliver more than 25,000 DMIPS and is powered by the ARM CortexA-15 quad-core configuration running an additional ARM CortexA-7 quad-core.
2008-03-03 Buzz: Nvidia to acquire AMD?
Despite the long string of potential problems, analysts and industry observers insist that the idea of Nvidia acquiring AMD has significant merit.
2012-04-27 BGI collaborates with Nvidia on cloud DNA sequencing service
Sequencing DNA enables the faster discovery of unique issues, and prescription of treatments and medicines.
2015-02-05 ARM, Synopsys join forces for next-gen mobile device designs
The team up will use the IC Compiler II place and route solution to enable superior implementation of power-efficient designs by delivering a reference implementation flow for the ARM Cortex-A72 processor.
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.
2013-06-05 ARM processors geared for mid-range mobile devices
ARM took the stage at Computex 2013 in Taiwan to unveil its CPU, GPU and video cores, which it claims fuses area- and cost-efficiency for the mid-range smartphone and tablet computer market.
2010-02-11 ARM graphics core gains traction
ARM has signed up two licenses for its Mali graphics cores bringing the total number of licenses signed to 27, and giving the company enough encouragement to boast of signings that include Samsung.
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.
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.
2015-08-05 Are smartphones getting too hot?
Premium smartphones require a delicate balance between performance and battery life. With increases in performance, are phones getting too hot?
2012-09-27 Android tablet wars putting the pressure on Rockchip
Rockchip faces stiff competition from multinational chip companies like Samsung Electronics and Taiwanese behemoth MediaTek.
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.
2008-06-18 AMD, Nvidia take graphics duel to TFlops
Archrivals Nvidia and AMD have announced their competing next-gen graphics processors, both claiming their massive multicore chips can deliver a TFlops for graphics and video.
2007-08-09 AMD unveils workstation graphics accelerators
AMD has announced five new high-performance ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators for CAD, DCC and medical imaging professionals.
2007-11-12 AMD tips stream processor, SDK for HPC market
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has launched a stream processor with double precision floating point technology, the first of its kind.
2015-06-04 AMD reveals power capabilities of Carrizo
While made in a 28nm process, AMD hopes Carrizo and the lower-tier Carrizo-L will sport power and performance advantages for mainstream notebooks compared with Intel's 14nm FinFET Broadwell chip.
2014-06-05 AMD powers commercial PCs with HSA-enabled chip
The HSA works to increase processing efficiency by enabling the CPU and GPU to work together to intelligently prioritise and accelerate system tasks.
2011-02-02 AMD graphics cards drive dual DVI displays
The AMD FirePro 2270 and ATI FirePro V5800 DVI graphics cards can drive two DVI displays and stretch one application across two screens for an expanded field of view and enhanced productivity.
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.
2007-11-21 AMD fields Phenom in race against Penryn
AMD rolled out Nov. 19 its first native quad-core desktop Phenom processor, just a week after Intel announced its 45nm Penryn line.
2008-03-14 AMD enables robust 3D gaming, Blu-ray in PCs
AMD claims the industry's most advanced motherboard GPU, the AMD 780 Series, delivering a rich computing experience for casual gamers and multimedia enthusiasts as the core of quiet and energy-efficient PC designs.
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.
2012-10-22 AMD deals with PC slump via job cuts, restructuring
PC market woes has caught up with AMD and has the company revaluating its business model.
2008-03-06 AMD CrossFireX driver promises 'ultimate' PC gaming experience
AMD has released its latest graphics driver that is expected to advance the visual experience of PC gaming enthusiasts and casual gamers alike.
2015-07-28 A closer look inside SK Hynix's 1st high bandwidth memory
SK Hynix's HBM has a 1,024-wide bus. It employs a base logic die as an interface between the four DRAM die stack and an interposer that supports both the HBM modules and the AMD GPU.
2010-07-27 50nm 2Gb GDDR5 DRAM suits high-performance apps
Elpida Memory Inc. unveils a 50nm process 2Gb GDDR5 graphics DRAM using copper interconnects.
2009-01-30 3D graphics zoom in on HDTVs
STMicroelectronics has disclosed its vision for the development of advanced user interfaces employing advanced 3D graphics for high-definition (HD) TV.
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.
2012-10-02 'Puffin' gives intrinsic security for gamers,phones
The 'Puffin' project has already found that software can detect the die-specific differences in graphics processors.
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