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AMD revealed its former CTO of Graphics Product Group, Mr. Raja Koduri has rejoined its ranks after he left Apple. He will lead engineering efforts in visual computing, reporting to CTO Mark Papermaster, another former Apple executive.
Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is upgrading its Piz Daint supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs, with the assistance of Cray, the supercomputer company. After this upgrade, Piz Daint will be the first petascale supercomputer in Switzerland.
Hot on the heels of PowerColor's Devil 13 Dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 is ASUS' Limited Edition Dual GPU ROG ARES II. Boasting dual Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, this monster graphics card also features a unique combined liquid/air cooling system for greater system stability.
The dual-GPU AMD Radeon HD 8990 is rumored to be released in the second quarter of 2013, according to information obtained by the Spanish website, Bit Dreams. They also claimed to have information on the performance and specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 8000 series GPUs.
AMD is planning for a new round of price cuts of its Radeon HD 7000 graphics cards, including the 7900 and 7800 series. This move by AMD is seen as a response to the launch of NVIDIA's GTX GeForce 660 Ti GPU. Read on to uncover if the new price points of AMD Radeon HD cards are worth their while.
The Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition is ideal for home theater PCs with its new video processing engine and supercharged architecture, while the Zotac GeForce GT 630 Zone Edition offers a quiet and inexpensive solution for less demanding users.
AMD add-in partners are rumored to be working on a customized Radeon HD 7970 X2 graphics card which will feature two 28nm Tahiti GPUs; their efforts are reportedly sanctioned by AMD.
According to Jon Peddie Research, global sales for PC gaming hardware is estimated to hit US$23 billion, with strong demand from gamers and PC enthusiasts from the BRIC countries that account for approximately 20 percent of the estimated global sales.
With two GeForce GTX 680 cores mounted on the board, the ASUS GeForce GTX 690 fields a staggering 3072 CUDA cores. The core runs at 1019MHz in boost clock, while the 512-bit memory interface links the system to 4GB of 4096MHz GDDR5 video memory.
Based on the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU, MSI announced its R7870 Hawk that now boasts of design concepts adopted from the Lightning series. With an unlocked BIOS, digital power regulation as well as enhanced power design, the R7870 Hawk is ready to soar to new overclocking heights!