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, various GTX 970 owners had observed that the GTX 970 was prone to topping out its reported VRAM allocation at 3.5GB rather than 4GB, and that meanwhile the GTX 980 was reaching 4GB allocated in similar circumstances. All of this was at odds with what we thought we knew about the cards and the underlying GM204 GPU, as the two cards were believed to have identical memory subsystems. As a result we’ve been digging into this issue over the weekend, working to collect the final pieces of the puzzle. To that end NVIDIA reached out to...

AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Drivers Now Available

After 9.5 betas, AMD has finally released a WHQL certified driver from their latest driver branch (13.25x) in the form of Catalyst 13.12. First introduced as the launch driver for...

27 by Ryan Smith on 12/19/2013

GeForce Experience Twitch.tv Update Released

Back in October alongside the release of the first ShadowPlay beta, NVIDIA announced that ShadowPlay would be getting support for an additional video encoding mode: Twitch.tv video uploading. At...

11 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2013

AMD Announces Radeon R7 260; Shipping Mid-January

Squeezing in one final product announcement before the end of the year, today AMD is announcing the latest addition to the Radeon R7 family and the counterpart to the...

35 by Ryan Smith on 12/17/2013

NVIDIA G-Sync Review

With ATI and AMD fully integrated, and Intel finally taking graphics (somewhat) seriously, NVIDIA needs to do a lot more to remain relevant (and dominant) in the industry going...

193 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/12/2013

An Update on AMD’s Crossfire Eyefinity Frame Pacing Driver

In the last week several of you have emailed us about AMD’s Crossfire Eyefinity frame pacing driver – their so-called “phase 2” frame pacing driver – looking for a...

30 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2013

MSI Launch mini-ITX Gaming Platform: the Z87I Gaming AC and GTX 760 Gaming

Even though we already let in on a sneak preview during our Holiday Guides, today marks the official launch of MSI’s mini-ITX Gaming Platform. The platform has two...

38 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2013

Best Desktop Video Cards - Holiday 2013

Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...

44 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013

Fall 2013 Supercomputer Rankings Released; Achieving Max Efficiency With Oil

Turning our eyes back towards SC13 and supercomputers one more time this week, we have the biannual supercomputer rankings, which are released every spring and every fall. These rankings...

28 by Ryan Smith on 11/22/2013

The Xbox One - Mini Review & Comparison to Xbox 360/PS4

Earlier this morning Microsoft lifted the embargo on press reviews of the Xbox One. I’ve been playing with final hardware and near final software for a few days now...

286 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/20/2013

NVIDIA 331.82 Game Ready WHQL Drivers Available

Just in time for the release of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals, NVIDIA has an updated driver available. The 331.82 driver builds on the...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/19/2013

IBM and NVIDIA Announce Data Analytics & Supercomputer Partnership

Our other piece of significant NVIDIA news to coincide with the start of SC13 comes via a joint announcement from NVIDIA and IBM. Together the two are announcing a...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K40

Kicking off today is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU Technology Conference...

8 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013

Update: AMD Announces New Game Bundles For Radeon R7 260X & Above

Coinciding with today’s launch of the Radeon R9 270, AMD is announcing that they are putting up new video game bundles for their 200 series cards, the first such...

37 by Ryan Smith on 11/15/2013

NVIDIA Announces CUDA 6: Unified Memory for CUDA

Kicking off next week will be the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU...

43 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2013

PS4 Spec Update: Audio DSP Is Based On AMD’s TrueAudio

Continuing our coverage of AMD’s APU13 conference, one of this morning’s keynotes has been from Sony’s VP of Research & Development in North America, Dominic Mallinson. Most of Dominic’s...

42 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 270X & R9 270 Review: Feat. Asus & HIS

Launching today is the latest member of AMD's Radeon 200 series family, the R9 270. Today we'll be looking at it alongside AMD's first 270 series card, the R9 270X.

57 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2013

AMD Kaveri APU Launch Details: Desktop, January 14th

Kicking off today is AMD’s annual developer conference, which now goes by the name APU13. There will be several APU/CPU related announcements coming out of the show this week...

97 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2013

AMD Changes 290 Series Fan Algorithms & About That 290 Conclusion

In a busy week that’s going to end up being just a bit busier, AMD has pushed out another Catalyst driver update specifically targeted at the new Radeon R9...

141 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2013

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review

First announced last month at an NVIDIA event, launching today is NVIDIA's newest flagship video card and the capstone to the GK110 family, GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Taking everything...

302 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 290 Review

Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 290, the obligatory lower-tier part for AMD’s new flagship video card lineup. Making the usual tradeoffs for a lower-tier part, AMD is cutting...

295 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2013

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