Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2011 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: southern islands, parade, nvidia, kepler, fermi, amd
As is common in the industry, when one company releases news their competitors have to do something to distract people. Since in this case it was AMD's announcement of the Southern Islands release, it is NVIDIA who feels the need to hold a competing spectacle. In this case it was news that their new Fermi based 28nm Kepler GPU has taped out ... maybe. In this particular scenario we have an intentional leak from NVIDIA which was light on details and heavy on spin. SemiAccurate takes a long look at some of NVIDIA's claims, from the doubling of transistors with no cost in TDP to the probable difference between Tesla branded Fermi and GeForce branded Fermi cards to NVIDIA's claims that switching from 40nm to 28nm is hard and that it is all TSMC's fault.
"When SemiAccurate announced that AMD (NYSE:AMD) was aiming for September with Southern Islands (SI), you could almost set your watch to the Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) response. If you are new to the PR game, you will probably scratch your head wondering what we mean by Nvidia response, officially there is silence, but there definitely was a response."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- PowerPoint horror-slides @ Anti-PowerPoint Party
- Microsoft's Patriot Act admission has the EU up in arms @ Engadget
- Electronics tutorial two-fer: soldering skills and wires @ Hack a Day
- Nanomagnets Could Replace Transistors in Microprocessors @ Slashdot
- Nouveau Driver Power Management Against The NVIDIA Blob @ Phoronix
- Ipad 2 unlocked and jailbroken thanks to PDF exploit @ The Inquirer
- Industry Update: Gaming and Smartphone Stats in the Middle East @ t-break
- Contest: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Chassis @ Techgage
Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2010 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: parade, amd, Intel
Similar to young siblings, AMD and Intel like trying to steal enthusiasts attention the moment the other company does something interesting. This particular time it is AMD showing off its low voltage and high powered Zacate chip while most are focused on IDF. AnandTech have updated their article with everything that they have found out about the chip, including their perceptions of how well the chip could run City of Heros compared to a Core i5-M 520.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 19, 2008 - 12:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: parade, amd, nvidia
AMD screwed up; the HD 4850 went on sale in Europe before it should have, so everyone now knows what it is. They had no choice but to inflict a sleepless night on hardware reviewers, who had their NDA suddenly yanked out from under them. nVIDIA decided that they just had to try to piss on AMD's parade by moving up the release of the die shrunken 9800 GTX+. Guess what nVIDIA? No one has had time to review it, not even Ryan ... though he did get some information up.
Get the message about knee jerk release date changes yet?
"The AMD Radeon HD 4850 512MB card is a good performing card that is able to match both the GeForce 8800 GT and the 9800 GTX card in our initial preview of just a couple of major gaming titles. NVIDIA has some more tricks up their sleeve though with a little part called the GeForce 9800 GTX+ meant solely to rain on AMD's launch day parade. Whether or not that will pan out has yet to be seen."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- AMD Radeon HD 4850 @ Guru of 3D
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB Video Card Preview @ Legit Reviews
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 In Crossfire @ Tweaktown
- Radeon HD 4850 In Crossfire at 4GHz @ Tweaktown
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 exposed: we take a first look @ HEXUS
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 vs. Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
- EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB FTW Edition @ motherboards.org
- Asus GTX260 and GTX280 Videocard Preview @ Rbmods
- NVIDIA GTX 280 & GTX 260 Technology Report @ TechARP
- XFX GTX 280 Video Card @ I4U
- Beyond Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 @ Hardware Zone
- NVIDIA GeForce 280 GTX in Tri SLI Tested @ Tweaktown
- GTX 280 ForceWare 177.35 Performance @ Tweaktown
- GeForce GTX 280 Dual and Triple SLI @ Guru of 3D
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Pipeline Update @ AnandTech
- BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC edition @ Guru of 3D