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Apple launches repair program for Mac Pros after GPU failures

Back in 2013, Apple impressed us all with its new Mac Pro, featuring a cylinder design and unique cooling system along with some powerful components. However, it seems that some units are suffering from issues, with FirePro GPUs starting to fail, so Apple is issuing an extended repair program for …

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AMD brings hardware virtualisation to GPUs

As long-distance computing, streaming and cloud gaming become more common place, rendering more true-to-life virtual systems is becoming vitally important. That’s why in the lead up to its Polaris architecture unveiling later this year, AMD has announced a new series of FirePro S-Series GPUs, which have the ability to virtualise …

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Nvidia Tesla is dominating the market of HPC accelerators

High-performance computing is a market that adopts the latest and greatest technologies very quickly. Leading-edge supercomputers usually utilize the latest microprocessors, compute accelerators, high-end NAND flash-based storage from various vendors. The vast majority of modern HPC systems are based on Intel Xeon processors, however, when it comes to compute accelerators, …

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AMD started to work on HBM technology nearly a decade ago

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) introduced along with AMD’s code-named “Fiji” graphics processing unit radically changes the way graphics adapters are built and also dramatically improves potential performance of future graphics processing units. But while HBM looks ingeniously simple on paper, it was extremely hard to develop and is not easy …

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AMD: We need to invest in software to tap new markets

Advanced Micro Devices develops world-class graphics processing hardware. The company’s GPUs pose serious competition to Nvidia Corp.’s graphics solutions on the PC market. However, when it comes to professional graphics or high-performance computing applications, Nvidia has loads of advantages thanks to its fine drivers and comprehensive software suite. Apparently, AMD …

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Sapphire showcasing power of FirePro at HMI

Sapphire will be demonstrating a range of FirePro graphics cards at the Hannover Messe Industrial Show (HMI) from 14th to 17th April 2015. AMD FirePro Workstation products are optimized and certified for Professional Applications. The line-up of AMD FirePro desktop workstation graphics cards features powerful next-gen architectures and technologies to …

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AMD cuts prices of professional GPUs by 50% to gain market share

Advanced Micro Devices offers to sell its professional graphics cards for workstations or servers with a massive discount to first time buyers in an attempt to increase its revenue and market share. ATI Technologies and then Advanced Micro Devices was an underdog on the market of professional graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware …

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Overclockers UK introduces Renda frequency enhanced workstations

Professional graphics workstations are aimed at creative professionals who are supposed to generate beautiful visuals and inspiring designs. Ironically, virtually all workstations lack any creative touch themselves, whether it is about style or enhancements in terms of performance. Overclockers UK decided to change that with Renda family of workstations. The …

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Apple Mac Pro finally ships immediately after purchase

Apple has finally managed to solve the issues with availability of its high-end Mac Pro workstations. At present the systems can be purchased and obtained in several days. Previously it took Apple up to six weeks to ship its flagship desktops to their owners. Although the Apple Mac Pro was …

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VESA adds Adaptive Sync technology to DisplayPort standard

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) on Monday announced that the future implementations of the DisplayPort 1.2a standards will feature Adaptive Sync technology that is supposed to synchronize refresh rates of displays with actual frame-rate that is displayed. The feature will make games and video run much smoother than currently. …

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AMD confirms plans to launch Hawaii-based FirePro this month

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday confirmed that it would unveil its next-generation FirePro graphics cards aimed at the professional market later this month. While the company did not officially said that it plans to release Hawaii GPU-based FirePro graphics solutions, it did call the new products “groundbreaking”, which means all-new …

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Sapphire is now exclusive AMD FirePro partner

AMD has just announced that for the foreseeable future, GPU partner Sapphire, will be the exclusive provider of AMD FirePro professional GPUs. Sapphire will begin distribution as of today, 1st October, though AMD has said that if any OEM partners wish to do so, they can still purchase FirePro products …

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