AMD optimizes OpenGL performance for gaming GPUs
AMD improved the performance of its Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) technology for graphics rendering in video games. The rewritten PRO Edition 22.Q3 OpenGL driver speeds up 2D and 3D processing in several applications. The driver is now available for AMD gaming GPUs.
AMD claims the new OpenGL dr... Read more
Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for 61 billion euros
Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard for 69 billion dollars (61 billion euros), the largest acquisition in Microsoft's history.
Activision Blizzard is responsible for developing leading titles such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. According to Microsoft, the acquisition should contri... Read more
PC market continues to boom despite shortage of chips
Gartner and IDC say worldwide PC shipments grew by a surprising amount in first quarter of 2021.
Despite a global shortage of semiconductor chips, the PC industry had a strong first quarter, according to research firm Gartner. They estimate that shipments of laptops and desktops rose 32 percent... Read more
‘Discord exclusively negotiating with Microsoft on acquisition’
The negotiations between social medium Discord and Microsoft about a possible acquisition are at an advanced stage. The company is said to have no other potential buyers in mind. There is talk of a takeover sum of more than 10 billion dollars.
The Wall Street Journal writes this based on its own... Read more
‘Microsoft interested in acquiring Discord’
Discord seems to be toying with the idea of putting itself up for sale. Microsoft is one of the possible buyers, but an IPO is also being considered. The sale should generate over 10 billion dollars.
Bloomberg sources report this. Discord is said to be talking to several parties about an acquisi... Read more
Nvidia unveils new 28B-transistor GPUs that are the fastest ever made
Nvidia unveiled a new flagship line of GPUS in the RTX 30 series, starting with the 28-billion transistor chip. They claim it is the fastest GPU ever built for gaming and creative work involving a lot of rendering.
Nvidia is one of the largest and major supplier of chips to data centers. They ar... Read more
Google Cloud provides container-based cloud for game developers
Google Cloud has launched a beta version of its managed cloud service Game Servers. This service, based on Kubernetes and others, allows game developers to more easily build, expand and manage their backend services for their products. It can also be used in a hybrid cloud or multicloud environment... Read more
Microsoft and Sony work together on cloud gaming and AI
The game departments of Microsoft and Sony have buried the hatchet. The two companies have announced that they will start a collaboration, with which they want to improve their gaming platforms. The two companies will create new cloud-based solutions for gaming.
The two companies also want to work ... Read more