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AMD FirePro V7900 and NVidia Quadro 4000 in CATIA

AMD’s newest promotional video shows CATIA through their benchmark suite “CATBench” on a new AMD FirePro V7900 with GeometryBoost and the NVidia Quadro 4000.  The results are startling. The CATbench benchmark uses a number of different models ranging in size from an engine block to an entire nuclear submarine assembly. It performs a set number […]
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More Offerings Optimized for OpenCL™ Standard

AMD has a new press release out touting more OpenCL offerings, but includes a nice list of OpenCL applications.  It’s not as extensive as NVidia’s CUDA lists, but has some big names like ArcSoft, Corel, Sony Vegas Pro, and Rovi. “Today’s creative professional needs a complete solution that delivers clear, crisp and stutter-free visuals that […]

AMD FirePro Marketing Video: Good Idea, Bad Idea

Here’s a humorous new marketing video from AMD pushing their AMD FirePro cards.  They tackle the “unnamed Green-colored Vendor” as being overpriced, power-hungry, and less effective (4 monitors on 2 cards, vs 6 monitors on 1).  It’s funny if not entirely accurate, but it’s marketing fluff, so who cares if it’s 100% accurate right? 90% […]
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BitCoin: An Experiment in GPGPU

So, for the last week or so the internet has been abuzz with stories about “BitCoin”, the new all-digital currency that’s going to destabilize governments around the world and bring us to a new utopian society.  Well, yeah it’s a lot of hype.  But when I heard about the “mining” aspect of it, and how […]

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AMD Ships Five Million Fusion APUs

I knew AMD’s Fusion would be a force to be reckoned with, but I never expected this.  In just a few short months, AMD has moved 5 million Fusion units, in a recession with slumping netbook sales. Raymond Dumbeck, product marketing manager for AMD’s mobile products, was quoted as saying that AMD was “sold out” […]
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What is AMD GeometryBoost?

AMD has announced a new hardware-level feature in their new FirePro V5900 and V7900 cards called “GeometryBoost”.  What is this you ask? GeometryBoost in the new FirePro V5900 and FirePro V7900 is a unique hardware capability that processes two primitives per clock cycle.  Each graphics engine is assigned to its own shader engine, consisting of […]

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Nvidia SLI Coming to AMD Motherboards

It’s been a long time coming, but AMD and NVidia have finally traded an olive branch and soon you’ll be able to drop your NVidia GPU’s in SLI configuration on an AMD-powered motherboard. “Long term gamers probably remember that for a long time AMD offered great high-end CPUs, but in recent years, AMD’s stature as […]

AMD Fusion (Llano) demo

The video compares an Intel Core i7-2600 CPU with an AMD 3510MX. The Intel CPU is a Sandy Bridge processor and has Intel HD 3000 graphics. The AMD quad-core processor A8-3510MX has Radeon HD 6620M graphics. Of course it shows that AMD’s Llano performs better.

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AMD Unveils Radeon HD 6450 Mainstream GPU – HotHardware

AMD is getting ready to launch their new Radeon HD6450, a budget card targeted at all those poor souls suffering through integrated Intel graphics chips.  It’s not exactly ‘high-end’, but for most people it’ll be well beyond what they’re going to use it for, making it a great entry card for gaming. Ultra high-framerates with […]
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AMD: DirectX Comments Taken Out of Context

AMD is backpedaling on their earlier statements about DirectX and graphics API’s, stating that they were taken out of context.  As I originally suspected, the number of developers eager (or willing?) to code to bare metal is a startling minority. The previous interview claimed that developers want the API to “go away,” that it’s getting […]