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Creating new worlds: What's new at SIGGRAPH 2016

The SIGGRAPH trade show is the holy grail of computer graphics and, increasingly, mobile graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. It’s here where GPU vendors introduce some of their latest creations, software companies debut new offerings, and where you’ll see…

Nvidia packs Pascal into new Quadro graphics cards

Nvidia has today announced two new Quadro workstation cards built using the company's new Pascal GPUs. The Quadro P6000 and Quadro P5000 are similar to their consumer counterparts, but feature increased VRAM and target professional applications.

Mobile GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 specs reportedly revealed

Last month it was revealed that Nvidia's latest Pascal GPUs would be coming to gaming notebooks largely unchanged from their desktop variants. Due to the superb energy efficiency and low TDPs of these powerful GPUs, it would be relatively easy…

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Review: Fighting for the mid-range crown

Following its soft-launch a few days ago we're now ready to take the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 through its paces. The card is targeting a considerably lower price point than the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, with a smaller GPU -- codenamed GP106 -- that still manages to support all of the key Pascal architectural features. What we have is a $250 GTX 1060 facing off against a $240 RX 480 8GB and this fight over the mid-range market should be great news for consumers.

Softbank buying chip maker ARM in $31 billion deal

Softbank, the Japanese multinational telecommunications corporation, has agreed to acquire British chip design company ARM Holdings for £23.4 billion (about $31 billion), according to multiple publications. Assuming the deal goes through, it will mark the largest ever purchase of a…
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