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    New Coreteks vid

    The new vid, The Future of Graphics, starts off with a brief history of graphics development before going into NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel's contributions. The focus is primarily on the direction of the industry and where the 3 companies look to press their different advantages.
  2. Pieter3dnow

    Federal Circuit Overrules PTAB Again in ATI Technologies ULC v. Iancu

    https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/04/11/federal-circuit-overrules-ptab-ati-technologies-ulc-v-iancu/id=108182/ This Story is about how patents regarding unified shaders that were claimed by LG are now again owned by AMD.
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Previews Processors and Graphics Software at GDC 2019

    At their GDC 2019 conference, Intel confirmed that they'll launch 9th generation mobile processors in the 2nd quarter of 2019. While 9th generation H-series and Y-series "Ice Lake" parts recently showed up on the EEC website, Intel told PC World that these parts are based on 14nm Coffee Lake...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Shows Off Graphics Card Designs at GDC 2019

    Intel reportedly unveiled some "early designs" of their upcoming discrete graphics cards at their GDC 2019 presentation. The graphics card in the first and 2nd slides they showed largely reassembles an Optane 905P SSD with a blower fan and a conspicuously short PCB. While the Xe's specs and...
  5. cageymaru

    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    Atari has announced that the upcoming Atari VCS will now be powered by a 14nm AMD processor featuring high-performance Radeon Vega graphics architecture and two "Zen" CPU cores. The hardware team at Atari has replaced the AMD "Bristol Ridge" processor with the new AMD Ryzen APU. The new AMD...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Windows Update Fixes Previous Patch's Mouse Issues

    Microsoft has released a fix to a previous update that reportedly caused "graphics and mouse performance degradation with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2." KB4482887 contained the performance enhancing "Retpoline" Spectre mitigation, and in addition to the new mouse...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Wants to Take You on a Graphics Odyssey

    Intel's discrete GPU is still years away, but they're already trying to get the graphics community involved. Chipzilla previously made calls for graphics experts to join their team, but yesterday, Intel Graphics launched a more consumer-centric campaign. Functionally, Intel Graphics' "Odyssey"...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Acquires Indian Startup for GPU Talent

    The Times of India reports that Intel corporation acquired the Indian chip design startup Ineda Systems in an "all cash deal sealed last week" for an undisclosed amount. While Ineda seemingly specializes in low-power IoT hardware and autonomous driving technology, chipzilla is said to be more...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Intel HD 630 IGPs can Run the Division 2 at 30 FPS

    Intel IGPs don't have the best reputation, but as we've mentioned before, Intel's Graphics division is looking to change that. Intel told us that they expect their next generation integrated GPUs to run twice as fast as the current generation, but in the meantime, they've been working to...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Teases Discrete Graphics Plans on Twitter

    The "@IntelGraphics" Twitter account just posted another video, and this time, it features Intel graphics lead Raja Koduri and Intel's now-permanent CEO Bob Swan. The video is an advertisement for graphics engineers more than anything, as Intel appears to be aggressively looking for talent to...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    PubG Lite Graphics Compared to Full and Mobile Versions

    Last week, PuBG's developers announced a free-to-play version of the popular battle Royale Game with significantly lower hardware requirements, in what was clearly an effort to compete with Fortnite's relatively modest system requirements. Seeing how the full version of PubG is notorious for...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Possible Patent For Post Navi GPU Architecture Spotted

    Previous roadmaps suggested that AMD would move away from the GCN architecture after Navi, but we may have just gotten a little more detail on what the next gen "Arcturus" GPU could be. KOMACHI_ENSAKA, one of the first Twitter users who spotted the allegedly leaked Gonzalo APU, just found a...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Intel to Talk About Arctic Sound GPU in December Conference

    Digitimes claims that Intel will host a conference for its "GPU architecture technologies" in "December," and that Raja Koduri and several high ranking executives will be there to answer questions. As they often are, the Digitimes report is frustratingly short on details, and doesn't cite a...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Opens Development Center in India

    The Telangana government announced that Intel is opening a technology development center in Hyderabad, India. The new research center will host 1500 employees in its initial stages, with "potential to grow significantly." Raja Koduri, a former leader of AMD's graphics division who just recently...
  15. Pieter3dnow

    12nm AMD Polaris Up and Coming Alright - Pretty Soon Already

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/12nm-amd-polaris-up-and-coming-pretty-soon-already.html So it is a little bump in speed and let us hope it is more power efficient as well.
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    Intel Wants You to Use Vulkan

    In an interesting post on the Intel Developer Zone page, Intel gives high praise to the Vulkan API with many glowing statements. In addition, they give you step by step instructions on how to render objects in parallel using the Vulkan API, with sample code. I have to wonder if this is a bit of...
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    Worst Graphics Card Ever? GT 1030 DDR4 Benchmarked

    Hardware Unboxed has benchmarked what they are calling the "Scam" NVIDIA GT 1030. For those who don't know, NVIDIA quietly released a variant of the GT 1030 graphics card that has 2GB DDR4 memory instead of GDDR5, both off which have the same name. How bad is it? Check out the video to find out...
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    AMD Dominates the Battlefield V Closed Alpha

    Despite Battlefield V being a full blooded GeForce game, the crew at PCGamesN is reporting that AMD is handily winning the battle for performance so far. They pitted the GTX 1060 up against the RX 580 8GB at both 1080p and 1440p, and the results were surprising, with the RX 580 being around 33%...
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    Unreal Powering The Weather Channel's Extreme Graphics

    FastcoDesign is reporting that the Weather Channel is launching a new broadcast technology called Immersive Mixed Reality. The new tech is powered by the Unreal Engine, and a custom rig built by The Future Group from Norway. The Weather Channel wants 80% of it's broadcasts to contain...
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    GPP Creates Another AMD Exclusive Hardware Line

    Despite the fact that the disgusting GeForce Partner Program was killed off by NVIDIA earlier this month, it seems the effects are still being felt. PC World is reporting that MSI is launching a new AMD exclusive brand dubbed the "MECH 2." The article states that the card appears to slot in...
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    Atomotage Working to Replace Polygons With Voxels

    Gamasutra is reporting that Atomontage Inc. is now a thing that exists, and it's core team want to create scalable, interactive 3D environments using voxels instead of polygons. Co-founder of Atomontage, Branislav Siles, has been working on this project since at least 2011, and the company...
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    NVIDIA Announces Quadro GV100

    Today at the GTC NVIDIA announced the new, Volta-powered Quadro GV100. The new card features 32GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA cores, 640 Tensor cores, and 29.6 TFLOPS of FP16 performance in a 250w package. The Quadro GV100 is available now direct from NVIDIA for $8999.00. I think my favorite part...
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    Far Cry 5 Benchmarked on 50 GPUs

    The crew at Techspot has used the canned benchmark in Far Cry 5 to measure the performance of 50 different video cards. Testing was done at 1080p, 1440p, and 4k, as well as testing some older cards and VRAM usage. Looks like excellent performance for both teams, very impressive for day 1...
  24. R

    Nvidia Has Been Sneaking a Slower MX150 Variant Into Some Ultrabooks

    The good news just keeps coming for Nvidia. In an article from Notebookcheck, they are advising people purchasing an ultrabook with GeForce MX150 graphics to be on the lookout for an underclocked, less powerful GPU hiding under the same name, and not advertised as such. They have discovered two...
  25. R

    Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.3 Released

    AMD has released a new Adrenalin driver today, version 18.3.3. The update brings support for Sea of Thieves, A Way Out, and Vulkan 1.1 support, as well as a few fixed issues. Fixed Issues Forza® Motorsport 7 may experience intermittent stutter during gameplay. Some Radeon ReLive recorded...
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    Microsoft Introduces DirectX Raytracing

    Microsoft has announced at GDC this morning, support for hardware accelerated raytracing coming to DirectX 12, known as DXR. Microsoft stated "Raytracing is an upcoming Windows 10 feature and a new paradigm for both DirectX and PIX on Windows and consequently we plan to evolve PIX on Windows...
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    Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.2 Drivers Released

    The Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.2 drivers are here, and are bringing with them increased performance in Final Fantasy XV for both Vega, and RX 580 GPUs. Unfortunately not much else in this release, but if you're playing FF15, you get a nice performance bump. Support For Final Fantasy® XV: Up to 4%...
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    Vulkan Now Available on macOS By MoltenVK Being Open-Sourced

    Phoronix is reporting that as of today, Vulkan is available on Apple's iOS and macOS platforms. While not officially supported by Apple, thanks to an arrangement with Valve, the MoltenVK library to run Vulkan on iOS/OSX is being open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license and available to all...
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    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 Released

    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 has been released today, and it's bringing performance improvements for Fortnite, PUBG, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Up to 5% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 on the Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB)...
  30. DooKey

    Giant 'Minecraft' Graphics Upgrade Delayed to 2018

    For all of you Minecraft fans out there the Minecraft team has announced a delay in the much anticipated Super Duper Graphics pack till sometime in 2018. I've seen some screenshots of the pack and I have to admit it's a HUGE upgrade in graphics so it makes sense to me why some are going to be...
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    "I just confirmed that Raja Koduri will in fact be going to work at Intel." - Ryan Shrout, Twitter

    "I just confirmed that Raja Koduri @Rajaontheedge will in fact be going to work at Intel."
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    GPUBoost_nvidia.exe Process Error

    This problem just popped up a couple of days ago. The only thing that changed was I installed The Evil Within 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Those are the only two programs I installed since I started getting this error. "Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware...
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    Final Fantasy XV WIndows Edition getting the full Gameworks Treatment!

    So this looks like it will be a heavily optomised Gameworks game. Really looking forward to seeing a game fully leverage gameworks.
  34. R

    Quake 2 With Realtime GPU Pathtracing

    Edd Biddulph, computer graphics programmer has released a video showing his from-scratch GPU-based pathtracer created specifically for Quake 2. Despite running on a Titan Xp there is some noise, which is inevitable on today's hardware. By Biddulph's estimates, it will be another 15-20 years...
  35. R

    Gamers Promised Better Graphics Thanks To Nano Technology Breakthrough

    A new technology from the Australian National University promises ultra-fast rendering on gaming consoles. Senior ANU researcher Professor Dragomir Neshev says that currently, graphics are being "bottlenecked" by the copper wires used to transmit the data. So an international team of scientists...
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    Graphical glitches with a stable graphics card, where does the issue come from?

    Hi, my current system is equipped with a Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD (with two monitors) and an Intel i5-3750K, running Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon in dual boot. I've been sighting graphical glitches for the past few days, sometimes one of my screens flashes black for a few frames...
  37. S

    Need help for graphics/VDI hw+sw decisions for my ESXi homebrew

    As the question says, I'm setting up an ESXi host, which I'm planning to use to run household desktop (VDI) and small server functions. The general workload will be light and the setup should be able to cope, but the graphics load + handling + hardware is the one area I'm still unclear what I...
  38. FrgMstr

    Watch Dogs 2 Video Card Performance Review Part 2 @ [H]

    Watch Dogs 2 Video Card Performance Review Part 2 - In Part 2 of our Watch Dogs 2 Video Card Performance Review we go in-depth on WD2 graphics settings and the performance impact of those. We will test the High Resolution Texture Pack, shadow techniques, Ambient Occlusion, the Extra Details...
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    How is video sent to the unit?

    Does this use two separate video feeds or does it use the same interleaving trick that 3D televisions use (either double frame rate or interlaced)? And the card has to render the game twice right? Each lens gets it's own "camera" in game? So even 1920x1080, the card it still having to render...
  40. TriangleDragon

    Super small 5L PC w/ full size GPU

    Hello all, I just thought I would post some details of a PC I recently built: The original case was an E Mini 2010 (£40), some modifications are necessary to fit a dual slot graphics card. To improve the appearance and reduce the dimensions of the case the front panel was replaced with a...
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