One of the longest running gaming franchises around, the Civilization series goes all the way back to my high school years. There have been many changes along the way, but the core turn-based strategy gameplay remains. With this latest release, Civilization once again heads beyond the confines of our planet. What sort of hardware does it require to run the game, and does this fifth Mantle enabled title add anything new to the mix? That's what we're here to find out.

NVIDIA and ATI HDCP Compatible Graphics Cards Roundup

Today we have a hefty roundup of NVIDIA and ATI cards which all have HDCP capability. We'll talk about HDCP and what it's going to mean for you, as...

48 by Josh Venning on 11/16/2006

GeForce 8800 Roundup: The Best of the Best

You know you want G80, now it's time to find out which card is the best.

34 by Josh Venning on 11/13/2006

NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 (G80): GPUs Re-architected for DirectX 10

The DirectX 10 wars have begun, and NVIDIA just fired the first shot.

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 11/8/2006

Introducing the Radeon X1650 XT: A New Mainstream GPU from ATI

ATI has just launched their new Radeon X1650 XT. Looking to compete against NVIDIA's 7600 GT, will it fit the bill whenever it finally becomes available?

33 by Josh Venning on 10/30/2006

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: CrossFire Done Right

By integrating the compositing engine onto RV570, ATI has vastly improved the CrossFire user experience for it's X1900 GT replacement.

45 by Derek Wilson on 10/17/2006

Fall '06 NVIDIA GPU Refresh - Part III: GeForce Go 7950 GTX

NVIDIA's fall refresh concludes with an updated mobile part, offering the expected CPU and memory speed upgrades.

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2006

The GPU Advances: ATI's Stream Processing & Folding@Home

Another step has been taken in the evolution of the GPU, with ATI's R500 series now providing a significant performance boost for distributed computing.

43 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2006

ASUS P5B Deluxe: ATI CrossFire and Intel P965 Tango

We preview the performance potential of the Intel P965 with ATI CrossFire. Is it all it can be?

22 by Gary Key on 9/22/2006

The NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS: A Closer Look

Today we're taking a closer look at NVIDIA's 7900 GS with a mini-roundup from five manufacturers: Albatron, BFG, EVGA, Leadtek and XFX.

43 by Josh Venning on 9/19/2006

Fall '06 NVIDIA GPU Refresh - Part II: GeForce 7950 GT and SLI

NVIDIA's recently launched overclocked 7900 GT replacement has arrived. Will the 7950 GT have what it takes to compete with the X1900 XT in value?

30 by Derek Wilson on 9/14/2006

PhysX Performance Update: City of Villains

With the City Of Villains Issue 7 update, PhysX support has now moved out of beta and into full production. What has changed, what remains the same, and...

31 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2006

Fall '06 NVIDIA GPU Refresh - Part I: GeForce 7900 GS

NVIDIA is announcing two new cards here and hard launching one of them, meet the X1900 GT competitor: NV's GeForce 7900 GS.

29 by Derek Wilson on 9/6/2006

Silence is Golden: Silent GPU Roundup

Today we have a massive roundup of 20 silent graphics cards from seven different card manufacturers. We'll put them all in order and see what kind of performance these...

49 by Josh Venning on 8/31/2006

ATI's New High End and Mid Range: Radeon X1950 XTX & X1900 XT 256MB

As a last hurrah before the onslaught of DX10 parts the X1950 launches with a more reasonable price tag, and a 256MB X1900 XT arrives at less than $300.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/23/2006

Mid Range GPU Roundup - Summer 2006

Tired of only hearing about $600 graphics cards? If you've got $200 - $300 we'll tell you what to spend it on.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/10/2006

TripleHead2Go: The Latest External Multi-Display Upgrade from Matrox

The new multi-display box from Matrox adds another display over the previous DualHead2Go. We'll take a look at this "surround gaming" device and see how well it works.

23 by Josh Venning on 7/31/2006

NVIDIA's PureVideo HD: HD-DVD Playback on the PC

Upcoming drivers will add support for NVIDIA PureVideo GPUs to accelerate the playback of HDCP protected content from HD-DVD and Blu-Ray devices. We take a first hand look at...

45 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2006

NVIDIA's Latest Drivers: The 90 Series Control Center

Today we are looking at NVIDIA's recently released beta ForceWare drivers. The user interface has been completely overhauled, but how does it compare with the current NVIDIA UI?

24 by Josh Venning on 6/9/2006

NVIDIA Single Card, Multi-GPU: GeForce 7950 GX2

NVIDIA has taken the core technology behind its quad SLI initiative and rolled it out in the form of a single card with 2 GPUs on board. While others...

60 by Derek Wilson on 6/5/2006

BFG PhysX and Performance Updates

AGEIA released a new driver last week to fix some of the framerate issues with GRAW. Today we'll take a look at our first retail boxed PhysX card and...

67 by Derek Wilson on 5/17/2006

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