GPUs

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its driver stack are all ready to support DirectX 12 and the advanced graphics capabilities it brings to the table. Now all we need are some DirectX 12 games to complete the rest of the path, and those should start rolling out later in Q4 of this year. In the meantime we wanted to quickly cover the state of driver support for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, as matters have evolved slightly differently than we were expecting. Around the time of DirectX 12’s announcement, it was announced that AMD’s GCN...

Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Demo: Top to Bottom GPU Analysis

Hot on the heels of our initial UT3 coverage comes a look at low end and mainstream graphics hardware running under the beta demo.

34 by Derek Wilson on 10/18/2007

Unreal Tournament 3 CPU & High End GPU Analysis: Next-Gen Gaming Explored

What can Epic's latest game tell us about CPU and GPU performance? A lot. We start our series on UT3 performance with a CPU and high-end GPU analysis.

72 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/17/2007

AMD's Newest TV Wonder: Clear QAM For The Masses

AMD has finally brought us a line of TV tuners that can handle digital cable

23 by Derek Wilson on 10/15/2007

UPDATED Half-Life 2: Episode 2 CPU and Graphics Performance

In depth CPU and GPU performance analysis of Valve's latest Source based Half-Life 2 series. UPDATED to include previous generation hardware.

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/12/2007

AMD's New Gambit: Open Source Video Drivers

AMD has begun development of an open source video card driver, we take a look at what they're doing and why

34 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2007

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...

18 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

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