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Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple disrupted the status quo when it started making its own chips for its mobile devices. That was true not just for Qualcomm and its processors or Intel and its LTE modem but even for Imagination and its mobile graphics chips. The latter, however, seemed to follow in Qualcomm's footsteps and engaged in a legal battle with Apple. Now Apple and Imagination have apparently made up but also raises questions about what the future may hold.

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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 adds game streaming from anywhere

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 adds game streaming from anywhere

Game streaming is a hot topic in the industry today but not everyone may be convinced that cloud-based game streaming like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are the way to go. Some might prefer to have more direct control by owning and running the games themselves while still having the freedom to do it anywhere. That is exactly what AMD is putting on the table with the Adrenalin 2020 Edition of its Radeon Desktop Software bringing untethered remote access to PC games, provided you have the bandwidth to use.

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Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Today Apple released a set of videos about their also-newly-released Mac Pro. This is the Mac Pro for late-2019, revealed back in June of 2019. The focus of the most interesting of these videos is the "plug-and-play Mac Pro Expansion Module", aka the "MPX Module", a piece of hardware that Apple says "adds extra graphical power to your Mac Pro." This is the way you switch out your GPU and replace it with a new GPU - it's made to appear simple.

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AMD Radeon Pro W5700 7nm GPU takes on NVIDIA in workstations

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 7nm GPU takes on NVIDIA in workstations

AMD is anything but timid when it comes to its ambitions to conquer the computing market. Not satisfied with challenging CPU giant Intel, AMD acquired ATI to take on the GPU Goliath that is NVIDIA. After shaking up the CPU market with its Zen architecture, it is doing the same with its RDNA architecture and Navi GPUs with moderate success. It is now bringing that success from the consumer graphics card market to the pro industry with the new Radeon Pro W7500, daring to encroach on a market long dominated by NVIDIA.

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Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Laptops promise the freedom to take your computing with you but the price you have to pay is in performance. There are powerful laptops, of course, but you are mostly stuck with what you bought, save for upgrading storage or RAM. Laptop CPUs are impossible to upgrade but GPUs may soon be set free if these GPU upgrade kits for the Alienware Area-51m becomes a catchy trend on other laptops and brands.

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture has definitely put PC graphics cards on a new level, especially when it comes to data crunching capabilities need both for graphics as well as AI and machine learning. But while NVIDIA's RTX cards are all the rage on the high-end, some gamers might not need all that power and the literal and thermal costs it comes with. Some might need an almost inconspicuous gaming partner that has some secret superpowers behind the scenes. That seems to be the message that NVIDIA is giving with the launch of the new GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER boards that get their powers via faster memory.

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AMD Radeon 5500 brings a secret weapon to the GPU midrange

AMD Radeon 5500 brings a secret weapon to the GPU midrange

Today, AMD announced the Radeon RX 550 line of GPUs for both laptops and desktops. While AMD gets a lot of attention for its high-end cards, these new GPUs are decidedly mid-range, boasting support for resolutions up to 1080p and framerates that fall between 60 and 90 FPS depending on the game. While you won't be running new triple-A titles at 4K with these graphics cards, not everyone needs that enthusiast-level hardware.

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Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The NVIDIA GeForce MX250 is now available in builds of the Acer Swift 5, a laptop that's gotten this refresh at IFA 2019. This newest version of the Acer Swift 5 will be released starting in either September or November, depending on region. The newest version of the Acer Swift 3 was also revealed with Intel's latest with 10th Gen Ice Lake processors.

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NVIDIA GeForce Gamescom driver boosts performance, adds low latency mode

NVIDIA GeForce Gamescom driver boosts performance, adds low latency mode

NVIDIA has already enjoyed a good start to Gamescom, announcing yesterday that ray tracing will soon be coming to Minecraft. Today, however, the company announced the roll out of a new GeForce Game Ready Driver specifically for Gamescom. The driver adds a lot of features, but perhaps most importantly, it's bringing a performance boost to a number of popular games.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it'll be opened on Android devices of several sorts. NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions. NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting "the sun is starting to set on the free beta period."

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NVIDIA brings 10 new RTX Studio laptops to SIGGRAPH 2019

NVIDIA brings 10 new RTX Studio laptops to SIGGRAPH 2019

Back at Computex 2019, NVIDIA announced the RTX Studio program. The basic premise was to team up with OEMs to release a series of Studio-branded laptops aimed squarely at creators and artists who could leverage the capabilities of an RTX graphics card. Fast forward to today, as SIGGRAPH 2019 is getting underway, and NVIDIA is announcing a 10 new RTX Studio laptops, bringing the grand total of available models up to 27.

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NVIDIA RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super GPUs make a big bet on ray tracing

NVIDIA RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super GPUs make a big bet on ray tracing

We're sorry to say it, but if you recently purchased an RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080, then NVIDIA just made an announcement that'll likely make you regret that purchasing decision. Today, NVIDIA announced its new line of RTX Super graphics cards. Comprised of "Super" versions of the three cards we just named, this new line promises more performance at price points that are either similar or just straight up the same as existing cards in the RTX 20-series.

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