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AMD Radeon HD 8970M claims world’s fastest laptop graphics crown

AMD Radeon HD 8970M claims world’s fastest laptop graphics crown

AMD might have already unveiled their HD 8000M series graphics back in December and at CES 2013, but they left out a certain chip in particular and saved it for today. The company unveiled the Radeon HD 8970M, which they claim is the world's fastest laptop graphics chip, saying that it outpaces NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M graphics.

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Intel Iris graphics detailed for 4th-Gen Core “Haswell” chips

Intel Iris graphics detailed for 4th-Gen Core “Haswell” chips

Intel's 4th-gen Core processors will also debut a brand new Iris graphics system, with the chip company splitting its new line-up into multiple tiers for ultrabooks, thin-and-lights, and mainstream PCs. Ultrabooks powered by the most frugal of Intel's 4th-generation Haswell chips, the U-Series, will get Intel HD, HD Graphics 4600, or HD Graphics 5000, but those machines that can stand a little extra power consumption will get either Iris (for thin-and-lights) or Iris Pro (for mainstream) for at least a doubling in 3D processing performance.

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AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access may sound like the orderly queue you make outside the RAM store, but for AMD, hUMA is an essential part of squeezing the best from its upcoming Kaveri APUs. Detailed for the first time today, hUMA builds on AMD's existing Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) - integrating CPUs and GPUs into single, multipurpose chips - by allowing both the core processor and the graphics side to simultaneously access the same memory at the same time.

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NVIDIA GeForce driver update continues expanding support for newest games

NVIDIA GeForce driver update continues expanding support for newest games

Today users of PCs working with NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors will be finding an update available to them, this software download continuing a legacy of similar pushes by the company to keep up-to-date with the latest top-tier gaming titles on the market. The NVIDIA GeForce 320.00 beta drivers appearing on machines this week are being pushed both automatically - through users' notification pop-up system in Windows - and through NVIDIA's GeForce Experience application. The NVIDIA GeForce Experience is another effort by the company to connect their graphics development team to the end user in as simple a form as possible.

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Ex-AMD CTO Raja Koduri returns from 4-year Apple job

Ex-AMD CTO Raja Koduri returns from 4-year Apple job

This week the man known as Raja Koduri has returned to a position with GPU company AMD from a 4-year appointment with Apple. So this former AMD CTO left to work with Apple four years ago, has worked there ever since (with the likes of some of the top minds on the GPU industry), and is now back to work with AMD. And this isn't the only former AMD employee to jump back aboard!

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NVIDIA GeForce 700M brings on five notebook-bound beasts

NVIDIA GeForce 700M brings on five notebook-bound beasts

With the release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan GPU this year, we knew NVIDIA wasn't going to pull any punches when it came to offering the highest-powered hardware to the public at any cost. Here with the reveal of the GeForce 700M family, the battle continues with notebook warriors galore. You'll be seeing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 745M, 740M, 735M, and 720M coming your way soon - get pumped up about laptop graphics monstrousness!

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AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

GDC 2013 has been pretty eventful all week long, and a lot of announcements have been made on new hardware and video games. However, AMD made an appearance but didn't quite announce anything, but they did tease their new Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, which has unofficially been out on the market from a few third-party vendors, but AMD has never made it official.

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AMD announces Sky graphics for cloud gaming capabilities

AMD announces Sky graphics for cloud gaming capabilities

It looks like AMD is wanting to tackle the cloud gaming industry and take on the likes of OnLive. The company announced its new Sky series graphics at GDC 2013 this week, which is a new series of graphics chips being added on to the company's current Radeon line. The Sky series was built specifically with cloud gaming in mind.

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BioShock Infinite drivers blast forth for NVIDIA GeForce GPU

BioShock Infinite drivers blast forth for NVIDIA GeForce GPU

Should you happen to be playing the widely applauded BioShock Infinite game this week with a machine with the graphics power of NVIDIA's GeForce under the hood, you'll also find game-optimized drivers available to you for download. These drivers have ben sent out to the public along with notes about how they'll destroy your concept of what looks best graphics-wise. If you thought this game looked great before, you're in for a real trip.

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NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform hits smart cars with CUDA and Kepler power

NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform hits smart cars with CUDA and Kepler power

If you've been following NVIDIA's news blasts this past week, you know that they've revealed their next-generation chipset to be working with CUDA-capable GPUs. What's more, you'll have a bit of an idea what that means for mobile devices, the computing power they'll have extremely soon, and you'll be pumped up about that power coming to smart vehicles through their new developer program. This new developer kit goes by the name NVIDIA Jetson Development Platform - available to you right this minute!

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SlashGear 101: Remote Computing with NVIDIA GRID VCA

SlashGear 101: Remote Computing with NVIDIA GRID VCA

This week at NVIDIA's own GPU Technology Conference 2013, we've been introduced to no less than the company's first end-to-end system: NVIDIA GRID VCA. The VCA part of the name stands for "Visual Computing Appliance", and it's part of the greater NVIDIA GRID family we were re-introduced to at CES 2013 earlier this year. This VCA is NVIDIA's way of addressing those users - and SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) - out there that want a single web-accessible database without a massive rack of servers.

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Digital Storm Hailstorm II gaming PC brings torrential TITAN downpour

Digital Storm Hailstorm II gaming PC brings torrential TITAN downpour

This week as we roll through NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference and hear of the latest innovations in graphics processing prowess, we've heard a thunder strike - the Digital Storm Hailstorm II, a massive monster of a gaming PC. This beast has four distinct levels of excellence, ranging from a single GeForce GTX 680 all the way up to three - count them - three NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN GPUs for face-blasting graphics processing excellence. This set of builds is bordering on absolutely insane as the home gaming universe ramps up to a place where you'd have to be no less than tattooed with dedication to having the most powerful set of specifications - here you'll go wild!

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