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...

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Xbox 360 Review

Rainbow Six returns to Vegas for another romp through everyone's favorite city of sin.

30 by Eddie Turner on 4/4/2008

GeForce 9800 GTX and 3-way SLI: May the nForce Be With You

NVIDIA has released it's high end refresh based on the G92 core. The major factor it brings to the table is price.

49 by Derek Wilson on 4/1/2008

Quad SLI with 9800 GX2: Pushing a System to its Limit

The new highest of the high-end solution is available in the form of two 9800 GX2 GPUs paired up for Quad-SLI. How much performance can we get before we...

53 by Derek Wilson on 3/25/2008

More Single Card Dual GPU Madness: NVIDIA's Flagship 9800 GX2

Nvidia is replacing its top of the line flagship part with the new 9800 GX2, a dual GPU single card to match AMD's 3870 X2.

49 by Derek Wilson on 3/18/2008

CrossFireX Arrives: First Look at 3 and 4 GPUs in 2 Card Setups

CrossFireX is here and we can now combine any arrangement of same class hardware that will yield 4 GPUs in the system. There are quite a number of combinations...

36 by Derek Wilson on 3/7/2008

When the Smoke Clears & Prices Settle: GeForce 9600 GT vs. Radeon HD 3870

Yesterday NVIDIA launched a highly competitive sub-$200 GPU. AMD responded by cutting prices on its 3800-series GPUs. Find out which camp offers you the best price-performance ratio...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2008

Bringing Competition to Midrange: The GeForce 9600 GT Raises NVIDIA's Sub $200 Bar

NVIDIA hasn't released a card at this price point that offered a compelling reason to upgrade since the 7600 GT. Performance on this part significantly outpaces its predecessor and...

49 by Derek Wilson on 2/21/2008

AMD's CrossFireX: Tri & Quad GPU Preview

AMD gave us the opportunity to preview its long awaited CrossFireX technology. We liked the Radeon HD 3870 X2 when it launched, but how well will two fare?

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/21/2008

NVIDIA Acquires AGEIA: Enlightenment and the Death of the PPU

What does the NVIDIA purchase of AGEIA really mean for the future of graphics and physics processors. Hint: It's not about NVIDIA making PPUs.

32 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2008

AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 Sanity Check

We ran a few more quick tests to help us confirm 3870 X2 consistency and features compared to single GPU graphics cards.

22 by Derek Wilson on 2/6/2008

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2: 2 GPUs 1 Card, A Return to the High End

AMD finally makes a return to the high end GPU market with its latest single-card, multi-GPU video card. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 manages to outperform NVIDIA's single-card...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2008

The Witcher: a Study in Neutrality

Afflicted with amnesia, one of our editors finds his way back to reality by escaping to a bewitched world for a while.

39 by Jarred Walton on 1/24/2008

Sub $100 Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 3600 and 3400 Series

AMD is building out the lower end of it's HD 3000 series with the introduction of three new parts: the HD 3650, HD 3470, and HD 3450.

22 by Derek Wilson on 1/23/2008

NVIDIA's 3-way SLI: Can we finally play Crysis?

Lately we've had some great games that run absolutely poorly on the latest hardware. What if we could SLI three GeForce 8800 Ultras together? nForce 680i and...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2007

PhysX’s Big Break? Unreal Tournament 3 PhysX Performance

The first Unreal Engine 3 title with PhysX hardware support has finally shipped, has PhysX finally found its place?

29 by Ryan Smith on 12/14/2007

AMD Hybrid CrossFire Preview: Making Two Slow GPUs... Not So Slow

AMD gave us a few details about its upcoming Hybrid CrossFire technology, we couldn't help but share. Don't expect much though, details are light at this point.

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 & GeForce 8800 GT 256MB: Playing with Memory and G92

NVIDIA is quietly releasing a dual-slot card based on the new G92 GPU: the 8800 GTS 512. We also take a look at a more affordable 8800 GT...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/11/2007

Sparkle 8800 GT Passive: The Fastest Silent GPU in the World

When NVIDIA announced the 8800 GT we didn't think we'd see a passively cooled one this shortly after its release. Sparkle came to the rescue with the world's...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2007

ATI Radeon HD 3870 & 3850: A Return to Competition

NVIDIA struck first and hard with the GeForce 8800 GT, but now it's time for AMD to respond. Equipped with two cards, both priced below $250, the new...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 11/15/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT: The Only Card That Matters

NVIDIA has invalidated the existance, not only of AMD's hardware, but of much of their own line up with the release of this incredibly high value card based on...

90 by Derek Wilson on 10/29/2007

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