GPUs

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its driver stack are all ready to support DirectX 12 and the advanced graphics capabilities it brings to the table. Now all we need are some DirectX 12 games to complete the rest of the path, and those should start rolling out later in Q4 of this year. In the meantime we wanted to quickly cover the state of driver support for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, as matters have evolved slightly differently than we were expecting. Around the time of DirectX 12’s announcement, it was announced that AMD’s GCN...

NVIDIA GTC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

We're live from NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. Jen-Hsun's keynote will begin at 9:00AM PT/12:00PM ET, check back here for live updates!

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/25/2014

Best Video Cards: March 2014

We’re back once again with our regular guide to desktop video cards, this time for March of 2014. Since our last update in January 2014, we’ve seen some significant shifts...

53 by Ryan Smith on 3/24/2014

Microsoft Announces DirectX 12: Low Level Graphics Programming Comes To DirectX

With GDC 2014 having drawn to a close, we have finally seen what is easily the most exciting piece of news for PC gamers. As previously teased by Microsoft...

105 by Ryan Smith on 3/24/2014

GDC 2014: NVIDIA, AMD Announce New Game Dev Partnerships - Crytek, Epic, & More

With GDC 2014 taking place this week in San Francisco, there are a number of gaming related announcements occurring over the next couple of days. These announcements in turn...

13 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

AMD Teases Dual-GPU Video Card Once Again

Following last week’s dual-GPU teaser, AMD’s marketing department is back with another teaser for their forthcoming product. This time they’ve sent along a bottle of water and two cans of...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

Khronos Announces WebCL 1.0, SYCL 1.2, and EGL 1.5 Specifications

Following Monday’s announcement of OpenGL ES 3.1, Khronos is back again with a slate of new standards announcements. Unlike Monday’s focus on OpenGL ES, the bulk of these announcements...

7 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

Imagination Announces PowerVR Wizard GPU Family: Rogue Learns Ray Tracing

Taking place this week in San Francisco is 2014 Game Developers Conference. Though not necessarily a hardware show, in years past we have seen gaming-related product announcements in both...

45 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Evaluating AMD's TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Khronos Announces OpenGL ES 3.1

Coinciding with a mobile-heavy CES 2014, back in January Khronos put out a short announcement stating that they were nearing the release of a new version of OpenGL ES...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2014

NVIDIA Announces Spring 2014 GeForce Game Bundles

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the GeForce 800M series, NVIDIA is back in the saddle with another set of bundles to help promote GeForce video card and laptop...

28 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2014

AMD Teases Forthcoming Dual-GPU Video Card

It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication. In an...

35 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2014

CeBIT 2014: Sapphire Shows Two R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 GPUs

Back when the 8800GT was launched, 512MB of video memory is all we needed. To have 2GB, 3GB or 4GB on a video card seemed like overkill. Fast forward...

26 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2014

NVIDIA Announces Legacy Support Plans For D3D10 Generation GPUs

All good things must come to an end, and for NVIDIA’s Direct3D 10 generation GPUs that end is just about here. NVIDIA has posted a document to their support...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2014

NVIDIA’s GeForce 800M Lineup for Laptops and Battery Boost

Last month NVIDIA launched the first of many Maxwell parts to come with the desktop GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which brought a new architecture to NVIDIA’s parts...

91 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2014

Valve Publically Releases "ToGL" Direct3D-to-OpenGL Shim

Though firmly rooted in the Microsoft technology camp for much of their history, in the past few years Valve has been expanding their reach to additional platforms and technologies...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2014

CeBIT 2014: MSI Shows New Intel Motherboards, R9 270X Gaming ITX

While we do not have anyone on the floor of CeBIT this year, manufacturers are showcasing several new products worth mentioning between now and Computex in June. MSI...

6 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 335.23 WHQL Drivers Now Available: GTX 750 Overclocking Limits Increased

Word comes this afternoon that NVIDIA has released another new set of WHQL drivers, this time version 335.23. 335.23 is another member of the R334 driver branch, so this...

12 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2014

AMD Radeon R7 250 - AMD Center Giveaway

The month of Radeon R7 250 giveaways continues! Last week we chose three winners for a stack of ASUS Radeon R7 250s, and this week AMD is giving us...

944 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2014

AMD's Radeon R7 265 Now Available

After initially missing their planned availability window of late February, AMD sends word this evening that the first Radeon R7 265 SKUs have finally reached North American retailers. Sapphire’s R7...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

DirectX 12 to Be Unveiled At GDC 2014

Picking up from where we left off with last week’s discussion of GDC presentations, Microsoft has released a short teaser regarding their GDC presentation. The previously mentioned “DirectX: Evolving...

59 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

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