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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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2003-07-23 Toshiba notebook to be powered by Nvidia chip
Toshiba's Computer Systems Group has selected Nvidia Corp.'s GeForce FX Go5200 GPU for its latest Satellite P25-S607 notebook.
2013-07-31 Tablet SoC boasts heterogeneous multi-processing
MediaTek's MT8135 incorporates two ARM Cortex-A15 and two ARM Cortex-A7 processors, and the latest GPU from Imagination Technologies, the PowerVR Series6.
2011-04-12 Shanghai electronics firm licenses ARM CPUs, GPUs
ARM has licensed a series of CPU and GPU IP cores to Shanghai InfoTM, which will in turn use these licenses to provide 3D graphics in its line of mobile computing devices.
2013-12-18 Qualcomm unveils high-end, midrange LTE chips
The28nm Snapdragon 410 will pack a multimode LTE baseband along with a 64bit core, an upgraded Adreno 306 GPU, and support for 1080-progressive video playback and a 13MP camera.
2013-07-31 Qualcomm improves LTE-A/quadcore apps processor
The 8974 claims to enhance the 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 application processor, Adreno 330 GPU and the LTE-Advanced modem capable of supporting 150Mb/s data rates via carrier aggregation.
2011-06-24 PCIe over fiber enables next-gen data center apps
Delivering external box-to-box high-performance connectivity at 64Gbps, the PCIe over fiber solution will enable a range of next-gen data center applications such as storage, servers and GPU clustering.
2008-08-27 PCIe 2 switch supports Radeon graphics designs
PLX Technology Inc. announced its PEX 8647 PCIe Gen 2 switch has been chosen to provide high-performance, peer-to-peer fan-out operation on AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-GPU graphics card.
2007-11-05 Nvidia's PC gaming chip goes on sale
Nvidia Corp. has started selling its latest graphics processing unit (GPU) for PC game enthusiasts.
2013-02-22 Nvidia boasts integrated Tegra LTE processor
The Nvidia Tegra 4i features 60 custom Nvidia GPU cores, a quad-core CPU based on ARM Cortex-A9 r4 CPU plus a fifth battery saver core and a version of the Nvidia i500 LTE modem.
2012-02-01 HSA: AMD's new holy grail
HSA, said AMD's Macri, would combine scalar processing on CPU with parallel processing on the GPU, while offering high bandwidth access to memory at lower power.
2008-12-23 Graphic boards tout 4Gbyte CPU memory
Based on Nvidia's second generation unified architecture and offering up to 4Gbyte GPU memory, PNY Technologies' Nvidia Quadro FX 5800 and FX 4800 are designed to handle massive datasets and specialized needs for the visualization and simulation, oil and gas exploration, and broadcast and film markets.
2012-06-28 Google enters tablet space with 7-inch media device
The Nexus 7 features an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, including a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU, along with a 1280 x 800 HD display
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.
2010-09-24 CUDA C compiler targets x86 platforms
When run on x86-based systems without a GPU, CUDA C applications will use multiple cores and the streaming Single Instruction Multiple Data capabilities of Intel and AMD CPUs for parallel execution.
2015-07-22 AMD outs upgraded desktop processors
The A8-7670K has four CPU cores running at up to 3.9GHz and six 757MHz GPU cores with AMD's graphics core next architecture, which can render games at up to 50fps.
2013-01-02 Ainol's new tablet runs Owl Series ATM7029 chipset
Actions' ATM7029 chipset is armed with an ARM Cortex multi-core CPU, multi-core 3D GPU, full spec 1080p video encode/decode engine and USB2.0/3.0 PHY integration.
2015-08-26 64bit quad-core SoC targets enterprise printers, 3D markets
The 28nm 88PA6270 boasts an ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 32bit DDR3/4 memory controller, dual-channel configurable scan and print pipelines, high-speed expansion options and a Vivante 2D/3D GPU.
2014-11-05 28nm quad-core processor targets Android tablets, STBs
The ATM7059 from Actions Semiconductor, which is a 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A-9-based CPU with a PowerVR SGX Series5XT GPU, claims to provide primary processing, connectivity and enhanced battery life.
2013-10-14 20nm, 16nm FINFET to shake up SoC, IP supply chain
Imagination Technologies believes that GPU are less vulnerable to process variability that will dominate SoC at 20nm and 16nm for the next few years.
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.
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.
2014-02-26 Xperia Z1 deemed best Android phone in China
Tencent, Qualcomm, and BDTI set out to find out who offers the best Android smartphone to Chinese consumers.
2015-10-01 Xilinx rolls out 16nm multiprocessor SoCs
According to the company, the early release of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC allows Xilinx customers to begin designing and delivering MPSoC-based systems.
2008-04-04 x86 triple-core AMD chips eye gaming segment
AMD announced the availability of AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with high performance at mainstream price points.
2016-05-06 Will drones fill Intel's smartphone market void?
Coming on the heels of its recent announcement of massive layoffs and cancelling of mobile SoC platforms, Intel turns a new leaf with drones.
2012-01-17 What's the future of connected TVs?
George Haber of silicon tuner vendor Cresta Technologies believes TVs first have to overcome their regional limitations before becoming truly hi-tech.
2014-10-27 Wearables in enterprises: Good, bad, inevitable
Innovations are expected to happen first in the enterprise, with the first wave of employees to use them include technicians, doctors, police and construction workers. However, chief information officers should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
2014-03-28 WCDMA baseband addresses low-end smartphone market
The WCDMA baseband SoC from RDA is based on a 1GHz ARM Cortex A5 processor, and integrates several components including RF transceiver, WCDMA modem and EDGE modem
2014-10-10 Wafer foundry market teeters on edge of growth
The market's growth has fluctuated between a high of 39.4 per cent in 2010 and a low of 6.8 per cent in 2013, due mainly to the differentiation in wafer foundry industry.
2013-05-21 Vivante's GPUs ready for Google TV Android 4.2.2 update
The Vivante GC1000 IP cores are integrated into the Marvell ARMADA 1500 SOC provided on the Google TV platform and perform perform complex computational processing for the latest 3D graphics.
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