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...

Final Fantasy XIV To Finally Charge Money, New Version Next Year

After thirteen months of an extended free trial, Square-Enix’s MMO Final Fantasy XIV will begin charging a subscription fee. The subscription-based billing system will go into effect sometime between...

14 by Craig Getting on 10/14/2011

Mass Effect 3 To Include Cooperative Multiplayer

The third and final leg of Commander Shepard’s journey won’t be a lonely one. BioWare confirmed today that Mass Effect 3 will include four-player co-op gameplay via Mass Effect...

10 by Craig Getting on 10/10/2011

Indie Platformer VVVVVV to Appear on Nintendo 3DS

Terry Cavanagh’s gravity-bending platformer VVVVVV will be coming to Nintendo’s 3D handheld, thanks to a recent publishing deal with Nicalis. VVVVVV was released last September and quickly garnered attention...

9 by Craig Getting on 10/7/2011

AMD Demos 28nm GPU Again, No Update on Availability

In order to address concerns of a difficult transition to 28nm, AMD demonstrated its next-generation 28nm GPU at IDF last month. The demo system featured a mobile variant of...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Portal 2 Free “Peer Review” DLC Now Available

In case you haven’t been solving testing chambers incessantly since April, Valve’s offering a free reason to dust off your copy of Portal 2. A new DLC pack, titled...

5 by Craig Getting on 10/4/2011

Update: AMD Re-Releases Catalyst Preview Driver For Rage

With the release of id Software's Rage this morning, AMD has pushed out a new preview driver specifically for the game. Unlike last week's 11.10 preview driver, AMD has...

3 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2011

Modded Battlefield 3 Beta Servers Could Result in Bans

Intrepid players of the Battlefield 3 beta (which began last week) have taken to hacking servers to boost the player count from 32 up to 128. Joining such a...

18 by Craig Getting on 10/3/2011

Game Review: The Binding of Isaac

There is some special alchemy at the heart of The Binding of Isaac. Developer Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy) has combined biblical monsters, scatological humor, and tense twin-stick shooting...

11 by Craig Getting on 9/30/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.9 Drivers

Following up yesterday's release of the Catalyst 11.10 beta package, AMD has made the final version of the Catalyst 11.9 package available for users of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/29/2011

DisplayLink Shows Off USB 3.0 Video Adapters

Although IDF 2011 ended two weeks ago, not everything has been covered yet. One thing we missed was DisplayLink's announcement of their first USB 3.0 video adapters. There will...

8 by Kristian Vättö on 9/29/2011

L.A. Noire Coming to PCs This November

L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s gritty 1940s crime drama adventure from developer Team Bondi, is headed to PCs next month. It will release in North America on November 8 and in...

15 by Craig Getting on 9/28/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.10 Preview for Battlefield 3

With today's launch of the Battlefield 3 early beta, AMD has released a preview build of their Catalyst 11.10 drivers specifically for Battlefield 3. The Catalyst 11.10 Preview driver...

8 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2011

NVIDIA Releases Beta Drivers Specified for Battlefield 3

NVIDIA has released beta drivers which have been coded with Battlefield 3 in mind. The drivers are named as GeForce R285.38 and are available immediately from NVIDIA's site. Supported...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 9/26/2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic Dated and Priced

Concrete details on the release of BioWare’s Star Wars MMO have finally surfaced. Star Wars: The Old Republic will release in North America on December 20 and Europe on...

27 by Craig Getting on 9/24/2011

Diablo III Delayed Until 'Early 2012'

Holding true to their design ethos of Ship It When It’s Ready, Blizzard just changed the launch window for Diablo III from the end of 2011 to early 2012. “While...

24 by Craig Getting on 9/23/2011

Battlefield 3 Beta Opens Sept. 29

Fans of DICE’s large-scale FPS rejoice: the open beta for Battlefield 3 launches on September 29. Anyone who preordered BF3 via EA’s Origin service or purchased the Limited Edition...

26 by Craig Getting on 9/20/2011

Ivy Bridge GPU to Support Resolutions of up to 4096x4096

Thanks VR-Zone for the image! IDF 2011 ended on last Thursday but there is still lots of data showing up because sites are processing the data they have gathered. VR-Zone...

33 by Kristian Vättö on 9/19/2011

Portal Now Free Until Sept. 20

If you’ve yet to try Valve’s mind-bending first-person puzzler Portal, you now have no excuse. The original Portal is currently free on Steam until September 20th. Valve was inspired by...

10 by Craig Getting on 9/17/2011

AMD's 28nm GPU Demoed, Release Later This Year

In another demonstration of silicon health AMD was showing working 28nm mobile GPU silicon running Dirt 3. It's too early to talk about performance or specifications, but AMD is...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

BUILD: Details On Direct3D 11.1

We're currently sitting in a Microsoft session on DirectX in Metro, where Microsoft is discussing the improvements they've made to DirectX for use with Metro. Every individual DirectX graphics...

18 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2011

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