We’re back once again for the 3rd and likely final part to our evolving series previewing the performance of DirectX 12. After taking an initial look at discrete GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD in part 1, and then looking at AMD’s integrated GPUs in part 2, today we’ll be taking a much requested look at the performance of Intel’s integrated GPUs. Does Intel benefit from DirectX 12 in the same way the dGPUs and AMD’s iGPU have? And where does Intel’s most powerful Haswell GPU configuration, Iris Pro (GT3e) stack up? Let’s find out. As our regular readers may recall, when we were initially given early access to WDDM 2.0 drivers and a DirectX 12 version of Star Swarm, it only included drivers for AMD...

AMD at ISSCC 2015: Carrizo and Excavator Details

AMD is using the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week to present a paper and announce some interesting developments regarding the next iteration of the Bulldozer architecture, codenamed ‘Excavator’...

82 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Intel at ISSCC 2015: Reaping the Benefits of 14nm and Going Beyond 10nm

As part of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference every year, Intel brings forward a number of presentations regarding its internal research. The theme this year at ISSCC is ‘Silicon...

54 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Apple Initiates Video Repair Program for 2011-2013 MacBook Pros

This week Apple has announced that they are initiating a new repair extension program for the MacBook Pro, in order to address video corruption and stability problems with certain...

59 by Ryan Smith on 2/20/2015

ASUS GPUs: Strix GTX 750 Ti 4GB and GTX 960 2GB DirectCU Mini Launched

When ASUS first launched their mini-ITX sized graphics cards, limited to 17cm for mini-ITX builds, my initial reaction was ‘why has no-one thought of this before?’. The idea has...

36 by Ian Cutress on 2/17/2015

Star Swarm, DirectX 12 AMD APU Performance Preview

After several requests and a week’s break from our initial DirectX 12 article, we’re back again with an investigation into Star Swarm DirectX 12 performance scaling on AMD APUs...

145 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 2/13/2015

NVIDIA Releases Q4 FY 2015 And Full Year Results: Record Revenue For Quarter And Full Year

NVIDIA released their earnings report for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year 2015, which ended January 25th, 2015. FY 2015 was a record for the company, with revenues...

61 by Brett Howse on 2/11/2015

NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL: Get Ready to Evolve

Today marks the release of the latest gaming beast: Evolve. Powered by CryEngine, you’d expect this to be another graphically demanding game that will require a lot of GPU...

43 by Jarred Walton on 2/10/2015

Eurocom Now Selling GPU Upgrades For Existing Laptops With GTX 980M and GTX 970M Options

Today Eurocom announced some interesting news. They are now selling new upgrade kits for existing laptops which feature a MXM 3.0b graphics card. This will let owners of older...

27 by Brett Howse on 2/10/2015

The DirectX 12 Performance Preview: AMD, NVIDIA, & Star Swarm

With the various pieces of Microsoft’s latest API finally coming together, today we will be taking our first look at the performance of the future with DirectX 12. The...

235 by Ryan Smith on 2/6/2015

GeForce GTX 970: Correcting The Specs & Exploring Memory Allocation

Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief...

396 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2015

NVIDIA Publishes Statement on GeForce GTX 970 Memory Allocation

On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX...

93 by Ryan Smith on 1/24/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 960

Editor's Note: Due to personal matters we won’t have a GeForce GTX 960 review published today. But in lieu of that we wanted to go over the basics of...

77 by Ryan Smith on 1/22/2015

AMD Executive Shakeup: Byrne, LaForce, and Naik Leave AMD

Word comes via email and an 8-K filing from AMD this afternoon that AMD’s executive lineup is undergoing a significant shakeup today. All told, 3 AMD executives are leaving...

42 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2015

MSI Goes USB 3.1 at CES 2015: The MSI Component Suite Tour

Back at Computex we reported that MSI was showing a potential mock-up of USB 3.1 on one of their motherboards. Fast forward a few months and this is slowly...

33 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 965M

In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

In the past few years, we’ve seen NVIDIA shift their mobile strategy dramatically with time. With Tegra 2 and 3, we saw multiple design wins in the smartphone space...

185 by Joshua Ho & Ryan Smith on 1/5/2015

Samsung/NVIDIA Case Progresses: US ITC Begins NVIDIA Investigation

The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is...

30 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2014

NVIDIA 347.09 Beta Drivers Available

After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 12/19/2014

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