Since the introduction of Direct3D 12 and other low-level graphics APIs, the bulk of our focus has been on the high end. One of the most immediate benefits to these new APIs is their ability to better scale out with multiple threads and alleviate CPU bottlenecking, which has been a growing problem over the years due to GPU performance gains outpacing CPU performance gains. However at the opposite end of the spectrum and away from the performance benefits are the efficiency benefits, and those are gains that haven’t been covered nearly as well. With that subject in mind, Intel is doing just that this week at SIGGRAPH 2014, where the company is showcasing both the performance and efficiency gains from Direct3D 12 on their hardware. When...

AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011

The entities formerly known as AMD—namely, AMD and GlobalFoundries—are both here in Vegas for CES, and we had an opportunity to stop by and discuss their current and future...

73 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD

In 2009 AMD launched the highly successful Radeon HD 5800 series to great fanfare and even greater shortages. With a 6 month lead on NVIDIA, AMD had the high-end...

193 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2010

AMD Previews New Catalyst Control Center Interface

Back on December 2nd AMD’s Catalyst Product Manager, Terry Makedon, posted an interesting if cryptic note on his Twitter feed: “Catalyst 10.12 is going to be HUGE”. Since then...

80 by Ryan Smith on 12/13/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570: Filling In The Gaps

NVIDIA can be a very predictable company at times. It’s almost unheard of for them to release only a single product based on a high-end GPU, so when they...

55 by Ryan Smith on 12/7/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: The SLI Update

Picking up immediately from where we left off yesterday with our review of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 580, we have a second GTX 580 in house courtesy of Asus...

83 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: Fermi Refined

There's little doubt in our minds that the GF100/GTX 480 launch wasn't quite what NVIDIA was hoping for. It did end up being the fastest single GPU card on...

163 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2010

AMD Radeon HD 6850 Overclocking Roundup: Asus, XFX, & MSI

With an all-custom launch for the Radeon HD 6850, the door was immediately opened to a variety of 6850 cards with a wide variety of performance characteristics. In fact...

93 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2010

Your Feedback On The Use of EVGA's GeForce GTX 460 FTW in Last Night's Review

Last night we published our Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 review. In it we made a decision to include a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 460 from EVGA (the EVGA...

620 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 & 6850: Renewing Competition in the Mid-Range Market

All things considered, the Radeon HD 5000 series has gone very well for AMD. When they launched it just over a year ago, they beat NVIDIA to the punch...

205 by Ryan Smith on 10/21/2010

NVIDIA Launches 3DTV Play, Bringing 3D Vision to the Big Screen

After announcing it earlier this year, NVIDIA has finally released their 3DTV Play software add-on for 3D TV owners. 3DTV Play enables consumers to take full advantage of the...

28 by Ganesh T S on 10/21/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6800 Series & Llano “Fusion” APU: A Story in Pictures

We happen to have the AMD Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 in-house for testing at the moment. We wanted to play Show & Tell, but the nice...

54 by Ryan Smith on 10/19/2010

AMD Quietly Reveals Next Radeon Series, Launches Next Week

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak, after today's earnings conference call for AMD. One of the things that ended up being discussed by AMD CEO...

85 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430: The Next HTPC King?

It’s been 7 months since the launch of the first Fermi cards, and at long last we’re here: we’ve reached the end of the road on the Fermi launch...

121 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 10/11/2010

NVIDIA GTC 2010 Wrapup

Today we’re wrapping up our coverage of last month’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, including the show’s exhibit hall. We came to GTC to get a better grasp on...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2010

GTC 2010 Day 1: NVIDIA Announces Future GPU Families for 2011 And 2013

We’re currently down in San Jose, California covering NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. While we're only covering the final 2 days of the conference, on Tuesday NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun...

82 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2010

NVIDIA Announces Parallel Nsight 1.5 & CUDA Toolkit 3.2

Not to be outdone by Intel’s IDF and AMD’s counter-meeting this week, NVIDIA’s GPU Computing group has their own announcement this week ahead of their GPU Technology Conference next...

23 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Launch Roundup: Asus, EVGA, Palit, and Calibre Overclocked and Reviewed

Wrapping up our two part series about NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTS 450, we have our in-depth look in to the vendor cards. As was the case with the GTX...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTS 450: Pushing Fermi In To The Mainstream

After the drawn out launch of GF100 and the GTX 400 series earlier this year, NVIDIA has been firing on all cylinders when it comes to the launch of...

69 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2010

NVIDIA 400M: DX11 Top to Bottom Solutions Now Available

When Fermi first launched on the desktop, we wondered how long it would take to trickle down to the lower end markets—and the mobile team also wondered if we'd...

40 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2010

DisplayPort: Active Single-Link DVI Adaptors Available Soon

For quite a while now one of the largest obsticles for using Eyefinity in budget scanrios has been an issue of connectivity. Eyefinity video cards are cheap and large...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2010

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