Posts tagged as: OpenCL

New Intel IGP Drivers Sdd H.265, VP9 Hardware Support

Intel graphics drivers releases aren’t usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors with hardware acceleration support for two next-gen video formats: HEVC, also known as H.265, and Google’s VP9. Here’s the relevant snippet from the “new features” section: Improved video playback through partial hardware […]

AMD Unveils Radeon HD 7700 Series of Entry Level Video Cards

AMD took its Radeon HD 7000 series to the starter level quickly on Wednesday. The Radeon HD 7750 and 7750 GHz Edition step back in visual processor counts versus the 6700 line, from 720 and 800 cores to 512 and 640 respectively, but make up for it through more than a year’s worth of technology. […]

ARM’s New Mali GPU Promises 10x Increase in Performance

ARM has introduced a new graphics core, known as the Mali-T658, that promise to bring a significant leap in performance over its predecessor. The GPU is designed for mobile applications, working in conjunction with the company’s Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors. The system is also compatible with a range of APIs such as OpenGL ES, OpenCL, […]

Ivy Bridge Can Handle 4K, OpenCL

Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors should both provide a speed upgrade for their integrated graphics but anticipate the appearance of ‘retina’ displays on Lion and Windows 8 PCs. The new video core will support up to a 4K resolution at any ratio, letting it show 4,096 pixels both wide and high. The output would allow for […]

Arm’s Mali Processors Will Match the Power of a PS3 or Xbox 360

ARM’s Mali processors will be fast enough to equal a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 in power, the company said in an interview late this week. The T604 has caught up quickly enough that it can match the 2005- and 2006-era consoles in power as well as give options that weren’t there before. It will […]

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 560 and Tesla M2090 Cards

NVIDIA today released a new video cards aim at the mid-range gamers and professionals by introducing both the regular, non-Ti version of the GeForce GTX 560 as well as a new Tesla card. The new card trips down just enough to drop the price down to $199 with 336 stream (visual effects) processors, 56 texture […]

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 560 Ti- Built for the Mid Range

NVIDIA today brought its second-generation Fermi hardware into the true mid-range while resurrecting the Ti badge not used since the GeForce 3 and 4 days. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti directly replaces the GTX 460 and is about a third faster, owing both to 384 visual effects cores (up from 332) as well as a […]

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GT 540M For Notebooks

NVIDIA, with out much fanfare, brought out its first 500-series GeForce notebook graphics. The GeForce GT 540M like the GTX 580 is primarily a clock speed increase with an increase in its main and effects core clock speeds to 672MHz and 1.34GHz each. It shares the GeForce GT 435M’s 96 cores and 128-bit memory bandwidth. […]

Quadro 4000 Video Card Coming to Mac

NVIDIA today brought its Fermi graphics architecture to the Mac t by launching the Quadro 4000 for Mac. The workstation-class video supports the same features as its Windows counterpart and focuses heavily on general-purpose computing.   It  adds  sppeed  to OpenCL in Snow Leopard and can greatly accelerate apps that are using NVIDIA’s own CUDA […]

Sandy Bridge to Launch at CES

Intel tonight sent out an invitation confirming that it would launch its Sandy Bridge processors at its CES keynote on January 5. PC Client Group general manager Mooly Eden will show the chips, now badged “second generation Intel Core processors.” One of these will be the “world’s fastest processor,” the invite said. Intel didn’t provide […]

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