Posts Tagged ‘amd’

AMD says Farewell to DirectX?

A somewhat controversial piece over on Bit-Tech mentions a comment from AMD’s developer relations manager where he says that many game developers just want the API to go away. ‘It’s funny,’ says AMD’s worldwide developer relations manager of its GPU division, Richard Huddy. ‘We often have at least ten times as much horsepower as an […]

Triple-GPU Scaling: AMD CrossFire Vs. Nvidia SLI

Triple-GPU systems are still a fair rarity in the consumer space, but frequently discussed and coveted by hard-core gamers all over.  In a recent benchmark by Toms Hardware, they put NVidia’s Triple-SLI against AMD’s Crossfire 3-way to see which one performs better.  Much to my own surprise,  the AMD solution not only yields slightly better […]

AMD HD3D In 60 Seconds

AMD’s Shane Parfitt helps you set up AMD HD3D gaming in 60 seconds on an AMD Radeon graphics card. Personally, I find these thins a bit disingenuous. If you have a 120 Hz 3-D TV that is HDMI 1.4a complaint, and if you have a suitable PC capable of supporting the Radeon card, and if […]

AMD Radeon HD 6990

It is March 8th, and as we reported last week, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 is being released today. The Radeon HD 6990 has two Caymen GPUs. This is the same GPU found in the Radeon HD 6970. Essentially, the 6990 is running on-board CrossFire between the two GPUs. This gives it 3072 stream processors […]


AMD Renames Stream to APP, and Offers a University Kit

Realizing the success of Nvidia’s CUDA university initiatives, AMD recently announced a new OpenCL University Kit, a collection of materials that can be used in any university environment to teach OpenCL programming. “Teaching students to effectively leverage the OpenCL standard involves all the intricacies of parallel programming plus support for a new class of heterogeneous […]

AMD Showcases New OpenCL Bullet Physics Plug-in for Maya 2011

Not wanting to let NVidia get all the hype for their announcements at GDC this week, AMD also announced new features in the OpenCL space.  One of interest to many is a new OpenCL-driven Bullet Physics plugin for Maya 2011. “AMD is committed to collaborating with partners like Autodesk on industry standards and open-source software […]


4Q Add-in cards under expectations, still $17Billion

Jon Peddie’s latest AIB Report is out and reveals that the fourth-quarter ended down a bit lower than expected, shipping slightly fewer units than Q3.  NVidia showed some strong growth, shipping more units and growing their market share, while AMD took a beating in both respects. Overall shipments of graphics AIBs for the year, 2010 […]

AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)

AMD has posted a video demonstrating its Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which has been code named Llano. AMD compares it against an Intel Core i7-2630QM, which is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture. As one might expect, since it is an AMD demonstration, the Fusion APU beats the Intel Sandy Bridge chip. Then again, […]

MSI Radeon HD 6990 @ Cebit 2011 has posted a video of the new MSI Radeon HD 6990. It is kind of fun to listen to the video and see what words I do understand, even though I do not speak Swedish. However, thanks to Google, we can translate what they wrote: The upcoming super-hot video card Radeon HD 6990 makes […]

AMD Radeon HD 6990

We have posted in the past that AMD will be coming out with the Radeon HD 6990 in the first quarter of 2011. The Radeon HD 6990, also known by the code name Antilles, will have two Cayman chips on board. Essentially this will be CrossFire on a single graphics card. [H]ard|OCP has the AMD […]