The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit the PC. It has also had a rather bumpy start, though some of that may be due to people expecting their system to handle the game without turning down a few of the graphics options. Can your GPU handle Unity, or does it need a few judicious upgrades first – or maybe just a couple more patches to the game – that's what we're here to find out.

Where's The Physics: The State of Hardware Accelerated Physics

2006 saw great fanfare over hardware accelerated physics, however that has not carried over in to 2007. We take a look at the state of hardware accelerated physics and...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2007

HD Video Decode Quality and Performance Summer '07

AMD and NVIDIA have recently released hardware and drivers that raise the bar on HD video quality and performance. Here's how things stack up.

63 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2007

Getting the Most Out Of Your Hardware: Video Card Utility Roundup

We take a look at 1st party and 3rd party video card utilities, and why GPU manufacturers could be doing better

17 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2007

Real World DirectX 10 Performance: It Ain't Pretty

With the first three DX10 games out there in the wild, we wanted to take a close look at what we can expect from the first generation of titles...

59 by Derek Wilson on 7/5/2007

More Mainstream DX10: AMD's 2400 and 2600 Series

Following a little more than a month after the launch of R600, AMD's budget and mainstream DX10 hardware is hitting the streets.

96 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2007

AMD's UVD Debacle

Recently AMD has stated that UVD is not included in HD 2900. Here is our take on the situation.

53 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2007

ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire: Intel 975X versus Intel P35

Does the new kid on the block have what it takes to knock off the champ? We find out in our performance preview of AMD CrossFire on the P35 chipset.

29 by Gary Key on 5/16/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT: Calling a Spade a Spade

Months after NVIDIA released its DX10 hardware, ATI finally has a chance to respond.

86 by Derek Wilson on 5/14/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8M: DirectX 10 Goes Mobile

Today is a relatively big day for the notebook sector, with Intel launching the Santa Rosa platform and NVIDIA creating the first DirectX 10 mobile graphics solutions. Here we...

17 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2007

New Ultra High End Price Point With GeForce 8800 Ultra

With top to bottom G8x parts, NVIDIA comes back to top itself, launching the new fastest chip around. Is it worth the price?

66 by Derek Wilson on 5/2/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8600: Full H.264 Decode Acceleration

NVIDIA brings full H.264 decode acceleration to mainstream PCs anywhere, we find out exactly how good it is.

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2007

8600 GT/GTS Follow-up Performance

We have more performance tests results for the new NVIDIA 8600 GT/GTS series, as well as further analysis of its price/performance.

41 by Derek Wilson on 4/24/2007

DX10 for the Masses: NVIDIA 8600 and 8500 Series Launch

NVIDIA rounds out it's 8 Series lineup with top to bottom DX10 hardware now available. The first to hit the selves is the 8600 GTS.

60 by Derek Wilson on 4/17/2007

ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner: AMD and Dell Bring CableCARD to PCs

We bring you a preview of the first CableCARD solution for Vista PCs. Has Vista Media Center finally caught up to set top boxes thanks to OCUR?

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2007

GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Roundup

We are finishing out our retail roundups of GeForce 8800 hardware with a look at the 320MB GTS parts from different vendors.

24 by Derek Wilson on 3/27/2007

The Future of Anti-Aliasing Settings in Question: NVIDIA Discussion

Times are changing and the fate of AA settings in NVIDIA's driver is at stake. Find out what the problem is, what's being considered and what you can...

50 by Derek Wilson on 3/15/2007

Factory Overclocked 8800 Roundup

We pit multiple factory overclocked 8800 cards against each other to find out which offer the most value.

20 by Derek Wilson on 3/12/2007

Performance Scaling with OCZ's 8800 GTX

OCZ has decided to augment its memory, cooling and power supply business with a high end graphics product. Today we test OCZ's graphics hardware and dive deeper into 8800...

12 by Derek Wilson on 2/16/2007

Power Within Reach: NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB

NVIDIA has launched a cheaper G80 based 8800 GTS with half the RAM of the original. We explore the performance and memory size impact.

54 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2007

Coming Soon to HD DVD: Silicon Optix HD HQV

Silicon Optix has provided us with an early version of their HD HQV test. We test AMD and NVIDIA hardware to get an idea of HD image quality on...

27 by Derek Wilson on 2/8/2007

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