Nvidia CUDA Cores Explained: How are they different?

Nvidia CUDA Cores

Nvidia calls its parallel processing platform CUDA. While CUDA Cores are the processing units inside a GPU just like AMD’s Stream Processors. CUDA is an abbreviation for Compute Unified Device Architecture. It is a name given to the parallel processing platform and API which is used to access the Nvidia GPUs instruction set directly. Unlike DirectX and OpenGL, CUDA does not require developers to understand the complicated graphics programming language; it just works on popular

Quantum Computing Explained: Will it replace traditional computers?

Quantum Computing

Ever wondered what is a Quantum Computer and when you will be able to buy one for yourself? This article is here to answer all your questions. But first, here’s a gist for those of you who are in a hurry. The performance of classical computers is still increasing at a significant rate. Moore’s Law might have slowed down but it isn’t dead yet but it soon will. The size of transistors is fast approaching

AMD Big Navi Speculation: The RTX 2080 Ti Destroyer?

AMD Big Navi Teaser

I was waiting for AMD to share some details on Big Navi & RDNA 2 before doing the performance speculation. On AMD Financial Analyst Day, I got exactly what I was looking for. RDNA 2 has 50% higher performance-per-watt as compared to RDNA 1. Yes, you heard that right. The Radeon Technologies Group is not holding back. RDNA 2 could be AMD’s Zen 2 moment for Graphics Cards. Earlier on, AMD also claimed a 50%

Nvidia Ampere Architecture: What to Expect?

Nvidia Ampere

I wanted to write an article on Nvidia’s upcoming GPUs from the last couple of months. But there was hardly any information or leaks to start with. In fact, I have more details on AMD’s Zen 3 & Big Navi than Ampere. I’m expecting the first details on Ampere (or even the product launch) to surface at GTC 2020 but I decided to go with this article anyway and see how close I end up

Intel 10th Generation Processors Explained

Intel 10th Generation Processors

Intel’s 10th Generation Lineup is confusing. It’s not just the naming scheme that is difficult to comprehend but also the fact that Intel is using multiple architectures with different fabrication nodes (14nm & 10nm) in the same generation. Before we get into the details, let me just clear the basics: The 10th Gen Intel Processors use two different microarchitectures, one is the refresh of Skylake (14nm) and the other is based on Intel’s latest Sunny

AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APUs) Explained

AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 APUs

For a long period of time, we haven’t seen a big jump in the performance of Laptops. The first blame for that goes to Intel for refreshing its 2015’s Skylake Architecture multiple times without any major improvements. The second blame goes to AMD for not being competitive enough. But now, it’s 2020, and things are about to change. We did see a performance jump with Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs through IPC improvements and

AMD Zen 3: Exploring the Next Gen Architecture

AMD Zen 3 Architecture

AMD’s Zen Architecture was unarguably the most significant technological leaps for x86 CPUs in this decade. AMD reached even greater heights with Zen 2, and their current roadmap looks more promising than ever. Today, we will take a deep dive into AMD’s upcoming Zen 3 Architecture and unravel their plans for 2020. I’ve divided this article into two major sections. The first section will contain everything that AMD has officially confirmed. And in the second

7nm vs 10nm vs 14nm: Fabrication Process

7nm 10nm 14nm Fabrication Process

“7nm, 10nm, 12nm, 14nm, 16nm….” You’ll generally find this number when you’re going through the specs of Semiconductor devices like a Processor. Product reviewers and Tech Experts talk about this number like its a big deal. So, what exactly is this nanometer number? Well, as a consumer, all you need to know that this number represents the size of transistors (or components) in a Processor (We will get back to the actual meaning later). The