Nvidia GeForce GTX 480: The "Fastest GPU in the World" Is $500 of…

Some of the hard specs on Nvidia's completely next-gen Fermi graphics cards have been out there, but this is what you can actually buy around April 12: The $500 GeForce GTX 480 and $350 GeForce GTX 470. » 3/26/10 7:01pm 3/26/10 7:01pm

Your Graphics Card Is Obsolete Again: ATI and Nvidia DirectX 11 Cards…

The first graphics cards that support DirectX 11—the next version of Microsoft's gaming APIs with more fiyapowah—from both ATI and Nvidia will apparently arrive in the next couple of months. » 9/01/09 1:40pm 9/01/09 1:40pm

ATI Stream vs. Nvidia CUDA Graphics Accelerated Deathmatch

The eternal graphics war: ATI vs. Nvidia. With the rise of GPGPU computing, if you're deciding who to fall in line with based on their graphics-accelerated platforms—Stream or CUDA, respectively—PC Perspective's done the dirty benchmarking work for you. » 8/10/09 7:20pm 8/10/09 7:20pm

Snow Leopard Gives Last-Gen MacBooks Multitouch, But No GPGPU or h.264…

The conversation about Snow Leopard's compatibility with older hardware has been dominated by complaints that it won't support PowerPC—something we've all known for months. But Snow Leopard will have some mixed implications for more recent hardware, too. » 6/10/09 8:20am 6/10/09 8:20am

Giz Explains: GPGPU Computing, and Why It'll Melt Your Face Off

No, I didn't stutter: GPGPU—general-purpose computing on graphics processor units—is what's going to bring hot screaming gaming GPUs to the mainstream, with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. Finally, everbody's face melts! Here's how. » 5/13/09 3:00pm 5/13/09 3:00pm

New MacBooks Use GPU-Accelerated h.264 Video Decoding?

The new Nvidia graphics in Apple's latest notebooks will heavily come into play with Snow Leopard, which will leverage GPUs for parallel processing. But Apple might have already uncorked some of that GPU power: A bunch of MacRumors readers are reporting that the new MacBooks might use GPU acceleration to tear through… » 10/18/08 10:45am 10/18/08 10:45am

AMD Promises DirectX 11 in 2009

AMD has confirmed rumors that it is working on DirectX 11, announcing at CEATEC that it plans to release its first DirectX 11-compatible GPUs in 2009. The company also predicted an increase in general purpose computing on GPUs (GPGPU) and a transition to a 40nm fabricating standard, which ought to give graphics chip… » 10/03/08 1:35am 10/03/08 1:35am

PhysX and CUDA Apps for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 Series Graphics Cards Are…

Rumors of imminent high fail rates notwithstanding, today's a pretty good day to own any GeForce 8 series or higher desktop graphics card, since they all get PhysX support with a free download (three PhysX-juiced UT3 maps are free too). Also tapping the CUDA goodness is badaboom, an insanely fast video transcoder,… » 8/12/08 12:15pm 8/12/08 12:15pm