Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s second-party sourced Gaming Evolved Client. Last month’s release saw the initial take on this feature in beta form, which was a generally positive experience that proved the core technology worked, though not without some rough edges that remained to be cleaned up. Since then the Raptr team has been further working the Game DVR function as part of a broader client update, culminating in today’s release of version 4.0 of the Gaming Evolved Client. Ahead of today’s client release Raptr gave us some time to spend with the forthcoming update, and while the Game DVR function...

Intel MIC: 22nm, 50+ Cores, Larrabee for HPC Announced

Last week Intel announced the scrapping of its plans to bring Larrabee to a discrete graphics card. While the announcement was open ended enough to allow for the restart...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 465: Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Hot off the heels of launch of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, NVIDIA is launching the next card in the Fermi family. Based on the same GF100...

71 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2010

NVIDIA Forceware 257 & Heterogeneous GPU PhysX: It's a Bug, Not a Feature

Our inbox quickly lit up this morning when we received notice about this NGOHQ article, discussing how NVIDIA had removed the heterogeneous GPU restriction on PhysX in their latest...

54 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2010

NVIDIA Announces GTX 480M: Mobile Fermi Coming Soon

Today NVIDIA announced their latest mobile GPU, the GTX 480M. Based on the GF100 (Fermi) architecture, this will be a fully featured mobile counterpart rather than the "outdated" architectures...

50 by Jarred Walton on 5/25/2010

Intel Kills Larrabee GPU, Will Not Bring a Discrete Graphics Product to Market

Bill Kircos, Intel’s Director of Product & Technology PR, just posted a blog on Intel’s site entitled “An Update on our Graphics-Related Programs”. In the blog Bill addresses future...

57 by Ryan Smith on 5/25/2010

Futuremark Announces 3DMark11: Gentlemen, Start your ORBgines!

Futuremark has announced the latest version of their popular benchmark software for gaming PCs, 3DMark11. New to 3DMark11 will be the ability to benchmark DirectX 11 capable hardware like...

10 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/25/2010

NVIDIA Beta 256 Drivers: Optimus Included

Last month we mentioned NVIDIA's plans for their upcoming drivers: the 256 series of drivers (don't ask us why they jumped from 197 to 256). Today, NVIDIA has released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

Overclocked: Our Custom Radeon HD 5870 Roundup

Fans of custom video cards have undoubtedly found themselves a bit disappointed with the Radeon HD 5800 series. Due to a perfect storm of low GPU yields from TSMC...

45 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2010

Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance

Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...

178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010

Inno3D announce triple slot GTX 470 Hawk

The Fermi cards have now been out (and only just available) for the just over a month. Like the AMD 5xxx series, the first cards used reference PCBs...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Galaxy GTX 470 GC - The world's first non-reference Fermi

Galaxy have pleasantly surprised us, and the folks at vr-zone. To the table, they bring their GTX 470 GC, a 100% non-reference design graphics card utilising an NVIDIA...

22 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 Review: Next Gen ION is Better & Worse than ION1

The nForce 2 was one of the best chipsets to come out of NVIDIA. It was NVIDIA’s second attempt at a desktop chipset yet it cemented NVIDIA’s position as...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2010

This Just In: Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 Next Gen ION

Two months ago NVIDIA unveiled its next-generation ION GPU. Sporting either 8 or 16 SPs (or CUDA cores if you bleed green), the next-generation ION is strictly a GPU...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Sapphire announces the passive HD 5550 Ultimate

Today, Sapphire have announced the latest in their lineup of ATI 5xxx series graphics cards - the passively cooled HD 5550, dubbed the 'Ultimate'. The party piece of...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/30/2010

Adobe Enables Flash GPU Acceleration in OS X, We Test It

Brandon Hill, Editor in Chief of DailyTech, IMed me an hour ago with this: "OK, stop laying on the couch with your iPad and do some OS X benchmarking"...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2010

Update: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 400 Series Shows Up Early

Now that the week of the 12th is upon us, let's see how a quick stock check at the usual suspects turns out. April 2010 Video Card Prices Video Card Original MSRP Available...

62 by Ryan Smith on 4/12/2010

Quick Look: Thermalright Spitfire & VRM-R5

Today we have something a bit different for you from the GPU world: aftermarket cooling. Thermalright sent over a complete aftermarket GPU cooling kit for our Radeon 5870 containing...

63 by Ryan Smith on 4/6/2010

AMD's Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Reviewed

Last September when AMD unveiled its new DirectX 11 GPUs, we were promised the ability to drive a minimum of 3 or a maximum of 6 displays off of...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470: 6 Months Late, Was It Worth the Wait?

The 6 month wait for Fermi is finally over. Today NVIDIA is launching their first two Fermi family products: The GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. Based on...

198 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 5830: A Filler Card at the Wrong Price

To close the 5850/5770 gap, today AMD is introducing the 5830, a further cut-down Cypress. Today we'll see why this card embodies the idea that there is no such...

149 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2010

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