As die shrinks have become more difficult, companies have turned to 3D die stacking and technologies like HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) to improve performance.SK Hynix helpfully had some HBM memory on display at GTC this year, and Tweaktown caught photographic evidence of 8Gb of GDDR5 compared with a 1 GB HBM stack and a 4GB HBM2 stack.
Much of the excitement around VR is built using amazing demos of virtual worlds.Everest VR was put together by Solfar and Rfx using 108 billion pixels of actual photographs, that were turned into 10 million polygons, which in turn drive a VR experience that is essentially photorealistic.
When Quantum Break launched for the Xbox One, gamers were treated to a visually rich title with some gorgeous special effects and interesting abilities.Now we have Quantum Break — a game built on a brand-new Northlight Engine and designed explicitly for the Xbox One and Windows 10.
You probably don’t notice display latency on your computer much these days thanks to the improvements in IPS technology.It can actually make you a bit queasy in games.
Computex is on the horizon, and with it comes the reveal (and supposed launch) of two brand new graphics cards in Nvidia’s line-up.Instead of GDDR5, Nvidia is looking at GDDR5X, a faster variant of the memory that is only now going into mass production.
The first thing you need to determine before buying a card is what you want that card to do for you.Even within the same video card family, however, there’s often a wide variety of product SKUs available.
It’s been almost three years since Intel first detailed its upcoming Xeon Phi hardware, codenamed Knights Landing, and the company is now shipping silicon to developers who can pony up the cash.There are two Knights Landing-based Xeon Phi systems available.
This would put AMD and Nvidia on similar time frames (AMD has yet to reveal its launch dates, but we expect cards in June or July).First, Pascal supports improved compute preemption compared with Maxwell.
It’s no secret that AMD and Nvidia are planning to launch new GPUs in the next few months, but there are still questions about configurations and technology.Initially, we expected these new cards to use the HBM2 memory standard, but the persistent rumor has been that AMD’s upcoming Polaris would be GDDR5 based.