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...
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A retest with updated motherboards yields very different results from our First Look. Is the integrated Graphics Performance leader ATI or NVIDIA?36 by Wesley Fink on 10/6/2005
After months of delays, ATI finally provided us with their first 90nm GPUs to test. These Avivo enabled GPUs mark ATI's first Shader Model 3.0 parts, which at...103 by Derek Wilson on 10/5/2005
Last month, we told you about Avivo. Now we're able to really see if ATI has what it takes to offer better image quality than NVIDIA's PureVideo.20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2005
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