Tag Archives: Graphics

New Nintendo Switch Will Reportedly Use Nvidia Graphics Card Chip

While Nintendo has yet to confirm anything surrounding the next Nintendo Switch model (a model many are dubbing the Nintendo Switch Pro), a new report suggests that the next iteration of the hybrid platform will include Nvidia technology.  In a new report by Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki and Ian King, sources close to Nintendo …

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History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 5

In our last installment of the history of the modern graphics processor, we had reached a point where the market consisted of just three competitors: AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. By 2013, all were following a similar path for their architecture design and all were targeting PCs and workstations. This was …

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Micetopia review – “Beautiful graphics, clunky gameplay”

Micetopia is a new game, published by Crescent Moon Games, where you play as an adventurous little mouse, looking to save your village from whatever dangers could present themselves there. It’s a Metroidvania, with a fantasy setting. And, it’s a game I really did try to like. Micetopia Graphics But …

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The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

The evolution of the modern graphics processor begins with the introduction of the first 3D add-in cards in 1995, followed by the widespread adoption of the 32-bit operating systems and the affordable personal computer. The graphics industry that existed before that largely consisted of a more prosaic 2D, non-PC architecture, …

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Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

You may have heard of SiliconGraphics, later known as Silicon Graphics, Inc, and then simply SGI, but few home users outside of an enthusiastic hobbyist community ever used its computers. That’s because SGI was dedicated to manufacturing high-performance workstations, software design, and supercomputers for professionals specializing in 3D graphics. At …

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The Last Time Intel Tried to Make a Graphics Card

Will history repeat itself? Intel’s setting out to make a name for itself in the discrete GPU space with its upcoming Xe-HP GPU lineup. We look at Project Larrabee – the last time Intel tried making a graphics card – to understand how things might turn out. AMD just took …

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What’s Your Old Graphics Card Now Worth?

Today we’re exploring the used graphics card market, something we don’t often cover, but with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 as well as upcoming launches from AMD, we suspect many will be looking to upgrade their GPU and sell their old one on the used market. So now …

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The Rise and Fall of Multi-GPU Graphics Cards

When it comes to graphics cards, more is nearly always better. More shaders, more RAM, more bandwidth — all of these mean better performance and higher detail settings in games. But what if you can only make the chips so big? How can you add more speed, if the processors …

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Anatomy of a Graphics Card

Almost every desktop PC has one. They have billions of transistors, can use hundreds of watts of power, and can cost over a thousand dollars. They are masterpieces of electronic engineering and generate extremes in product loyalty and disdain… and yet the number of things they normally do can be …

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Intel Xe Graphics Preview v2.0

Intel is developing discrete GPUs for gamers, professionals, and servers, and they’re all slated for release this year or coming in 2021. Intel’s cards will either be the long-awaited saviors of a stagnant market, or they’ll underperform and flop miserably (no pressure, Intel PR person reading this). Personally, I’m happy …

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