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...

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 240: The Card That Doesn't Matter

Late last year NVIDIA launched the GT 240, the bigger brother of their first 40nm part, the GT 220. Today we look at its performance, and why NVIDIA has...

56 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2010

Anand's Thoughts on Intel Canceling Larrabee Prime

Intel's first discrete GPU has been canceled, I explain why it doesn't really matter.

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/6/2009

AnandTech Tests GPU Accelerated Flash 10.1 Prerelease

Updated ATI and Intel acceleration results. Do you hate how painfully slow Flash video playback can be even on the fastest PCs? Adobe's prerelease of Flash 10.1 is...

135 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2009

The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD's Takeover of the High End GPU Market

With 2 Cypress chips on 1 card, today marks the day where AMD completes their takeover of the high-end video card market. It's the fastest single card on...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2009

NVIDIA's Bumpy Ride: A Q4 2009 Update

A much delayed Fermi, pulling out of the chipset business coupled with GTX availability woes made conditions ripe for us to talk about NVIDIA. We explain what all...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5770 & 5750: DirectX 11 for the Mainstream Crowd

The next phase begins. AMD is launching the 5700 series, their mainstream line of cards based on Juniper. Do these new cards follow in the 5800 series legacy?

117 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2009

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 220: 40nm and DX10.1 for the Low-End

NVIDIA's first DX10.1/40nm part finally gets a retail launch after a 3 month OEM-only stint. How does NVIDA's latest part part stack up to the competition?

82 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2009

Gigabyte's GTX 260 Super Overclock: A GTX 275 on the Cheap?

What happens when you overclock a GTX 260 Core 216 by 20%? As Gigabyte has discovered, you get a GTX 275 for less.

30 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops

Hot on the heels of their launch of the 5870 last week, AMD is launching the value version, the 5850. With it, AMD has captured the high-end.

95 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2009

NVIDIA's Fermi: Architected for Tesla, 3 Billion Transistors in 2010

Last week we saw AMD's first DX11 GPU, today we have NVIDIA's response: Fermi. Weighing in at 3 billion transistors with a 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus, we won't...

416 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2009

AMD's Radeon HD 5870: Bringing About the Next Generation Of GPUs

At roughly twice the computing power of the RV770, the world's first DirectX 11 GPU is here. It's called the Radeon HD 5870 and it is, without a doubt...

327 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2009

Lucid Hydra 200: Vendor Agnostic Multi-GPU, Available in 30 Days

Want to run multiple GPUs in parallel regardless of vendor, make or model? Lucid wants to enable that and the first implementation is due out in 30 days.

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2009

Beginnings of the Holodeck: AMD's DX11 GPU, Eyefinity and 6 Display Outputs

Later this month we'll be able to talk about AMD's next-gen GPU, but today we can unveil one feature: Eyefinity. Use up to six displays, have them treated...

138 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2009

Auzentech HomeTheater HD Preview: Bitstreaming True HD/DTS-HD MA

A year ago I talked about HDMI equipped sound cards that were going to bring high-def audio codecs to your receivers via your HTPC. Auzentech has finally delivered...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/2/2009

Catalyst 9.7 Graphics Drivers: New UI and Win 7 Updates

The first Windows 7 WHQL drivers from AMD hit the internet this week. Here's what to expect.

32 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2009

EVGA's GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition: The Best for OS X?

It's EVGA's first Mac video card and it's good, but is it useful under OS X? And is this a trend we can expect to see from other manufacturers?

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/17/2009

How Much Video Memory Do You Need in OS X?

A quick investigation into how much video memory you need when running Mac OS X.

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2009

Exploring Input Lag Inside and Out

High speed cameras for observation and technical detail for understanding. Read on to really grok input lag.

84 by Derek Wilson on 7/16/2009

Triple Buffering: Why We Love It

Going in depth on an often misunderstood and disregarded setting to show gamers why they should enable triple buffering.

178 by Derek Wilson on 6/26/2009

June GPU Market Update: Price Compression Benefits

It's a great time to buy a GPU, especially if you're in the market for an AMD part. Prices are low and performance is high.

132 by Derek Wilson on 6/19/2009

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