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It was a banner year for graphics, both in terms of market strength and technology advancements. Gaming, virtual reality, crypto mining, and artificial intelligence fueled demand for GPUs in 2017. The market responded with a wide array of products: high-performance discrete PC...

  • Publication Date: 12/21/2017
  • Author: Kris Kido

Last night in San Francisco, NVIDIA launched the new GeForce 1080Ti—an update to their powerful Pascal-based 1080 graphics card that has dominated performance benchmarks since it was launched last spring. It was just over a year ago when I announced the arrival of G5X on this...

  • Publication Date: 03/01/2017
  • Author: Kris Kido

In a September blog post, I mentioned that Micron will be announcing the launch of a new graphics memory in 2016: GDDR5X. An evolution of the existing GDDR5 specification, GDDR5X was developed with a focus on increased data rates in the range of 10-14Gb/s, essentially doubling...

  • Publication Date: 02/09/2016
  • Author: Kris Kido

This past weekend, I had the honor of attending the launch of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards in Austin, TX. NVIDIA hit a home run. These new cards are absolutely incredible. Based on the company’s new Pascal architecture, these GPUs are manufactured on 16nm...

  • Publication Date: 05/10/2016
  • Author: Kris Kido