So here it is, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 and, for the time being, it’s the fastest graphics card around.
AMD has blinked first and opted to release its brand new graphics card architecture before Nvidia, and just before the new year.
It’s a brave move by AMD though. Bringing out a radically different graphics design spec, compared with its previous vector processors, in the same year as it brought us a brand new CPU architecture.
Especially given the depressing failure of the AMD FX chips.
We’ve seen little bits from AMD about its new architecture, the plainly-named Graphics [...]
Don’t get too excited, we don’t have specs or release windows yet, but we do have hillariously inflated model names to share with you. NVIDIA’s all-new graphics architecture commonly known as Fermi and recently re-coded as the GF100 has its first two commercial product names – the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 – which as you’ll have noticed skip right past the 300s and nearly double the model numbers of the company’s current gen offerings. Let’s just hope the performance lives up to such a blusterous naming scheme.
WareGround IT News: NVIDIA’s [...]
What would happen if you created a software wrapper that allowed a system without a graphics card to render DirectX 10 visuals on a CPU?
The folks at Microsoft decided to find out and development WARP10 (Windows Advanced Rasterisation Platform 10), a software component to be used in Windows 7.
WARP10, a software rasteriser, allows for DirectX rendering to take place on the CPU, allowing users to take advantage of DirectX functionality when a GPU isn’t present. The idea itself isn’t anything new, and despite being able to achieve its goal, performance is severely limited.
GPUs have the [...]