The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

NVIDIA’s Summer GeForce Game Bundle Announced - Splinter Cell Blacklist

NVIDIA sends word this evening that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the summer timeframe. This time around NVIDIA is partnering with Ubisoft to get...

21 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2013

Windows 8.1 and VS2013 bring GPU computing updates to Direct3D and C++ AMP

Windows 8.1 is bringing a new incremental update to the driver model to WDDM 1.3, which will enable incremental new GPU computing functionality. One of the important pieces is...

16 by Rahul Garg on 7/2/2013

Some Quick Gaming Numbers at 4K, Max Settings

Part of my extra-curricular testing post Computex this year put me in the hands of a Sharp 4K30 monitor for three days and with a variety of AMD and...

131 by Ian Cutress on 7/1/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Review: The New Enthusiast Kepler

A little less than a month has transpired since the launch of the GeForce GTX 770, and we’re back again with another new NVIDIA card. Launching today at $250...

107 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2013

A Look at Intel HD 5000 GPU Performance Compared to HD 4000

When I got my hands on a Haswell based Ultrabook, Acer's recently announced S7, I was somewhat disappointed to learn that Acer had chosen to integrate Intel's HD 4400...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2013

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

GeForce GTX Titan Two-Way SLI Scaling: PCIe 2 vs. PCIe 3

Back when I had Origin’s tri-Titan equipped Genesis in house, I received a few requests for benchmarks with PCIe 3 enabled. Because we tested the system with its default...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/21/2013

NVIDIA to License Kepler and Future GPU IP to 3rd Parties

Earlier today NVIDIA announced that it would begin licensing its Kepler GPU architecture to 3rd parties. This is a sensible next step for NVIDIA, but an unprecedented one among...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2013

NVIDIA @ ISC 2013: CUDA 5.5 Released & More

As the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference continues this week, product and technology announcements continue to trickle out of the show. NVIDIA of course is no stranger to this show...

5 by Ryan Smith on 6/18/2013

June 2013 Top500 List Published: Xeon Phi Takes Top Spot

Kicking off this week is the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, one of the two major supercomputing/high performance computing conferences of the year. There will be several announcements...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2013

AMD's Richland vs. Intel's Haswell GPU on the Desktop: Radeon HD 8670D vs. Intel HD 4600

The run up to Computex has been insane. Kabini, Haswell and Iris hit us back to back to back, not to mention all of the travel before receiving those...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

AMD Continues Assembling Dream Team: Sean Pelletier from NVIDIA Tech Marketing to Join, Update: He's back at NVIDIA

Last year AMD was hemorrhaging talent. While we don't have a good indication of the extent of the talent exodus, Qualcomm seemed to benefit quite a bit from the...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Combined Air/Water GPU Cooling

The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card. This opens up a range of...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ARM Mali-T622 & V500 Video Block Complement Cortex A12

Alongside today's Cortex A12 announcement, ARM is also announcing two new IP blocks: the Mali-T622 GPU and the Mali V500 video encode/decode block. The Mali-T622 is a 2-core implementation of...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

Intel's Haswell - An HTPC Perspective: Media Playback, 4K and QuickSync Evaluated

Over the last two years, the launch of every major desktop CPU family from both AMD and Intel has been accompanied by a dedicated HTPC-oriented article. This coverage has...

95 by Ganesh T S on 6/2/2013

Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics Review: Core i7-4950HQ Tested

We review what's quite possibly the most exciting Haswell SKU available at launch: the Core i7-4950HQ equipped with Intel's new Iris Pro 5200 graphics.

174 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review: The $400 Fight

Picking up from where we left off last week, NVIDIA is back with the next member of their new GeForce 700 family. The younger sibling of the GeForce GTX...

118 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Overclocking Results

Although we didn’t have enough time to include our GeForce GTX 780 overclocking results in our review of NVIDIA’s latest card, we didn’t want to discard them entirely. Especially...

39 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review: The New High End

Launching today is NVIDIA's latest entry in the world of high end video cards and the first member of the GeForce 700 family, the GeForce GTX 780. Based on...

155 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2013

The Xbox One: Hardware Analysis & Comparison to PlayStation 4

It’s that time of decade again. Time for a new Xbox. It took four years for Microsoft to go from the original Xbox to the Xbox 360. The transition...

244 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2013

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