This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has been working away at DirectX 12 for some time – in fact they were the first partner to show DirectX 12 code in action at Microsoft’s 2014 DX12 unveiling – and now they are releasing their first DirectX 12 project.
In keeping with the general theme of the demos we’ve seen so far, Futuremark’s new DirectX 12 release is another proof of concept test. Dubbed the 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test, this benchmark is a purely synthetic benchmark designed to showcase the draw call benefits of the new API even more strongly than earlier benchmarks. Whereas...
So who wants another card with performance just below an X800XL?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/25/2005
ATI's production problems and supply demand for XBOX 360 have prompted the company to lead their R5xxx launch with RV515; their successor to the X300. ATI's midrange will...
Kristopher Kubicki & Vinney Shimpi on 8/16/2005
The next in our 7800 GTX graphics card series, this XFX GeForce 7800 GTX has an impressive factory-overclock. Let's see how it stands up to the competition.
Josh Venning on 8/16/2005
ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?
Josh Venning on 8/13/2005
Today, the 7800 GT hits the streets. More powerful than the 6800 Ultra at just about the same prices, the 7800 GT offers quite a punch for the money.
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005
We had the chance to play with EVGA's latest 7800GTX this week. With default clock speeds of 490MHz and 1.3GHz (core/mem), this lifetime warrantied card is sure to please.
Josh Venning on 8/9/2005
Continuing our GeForce 7800GTX graphics card series, we look at BFG's solution this week. With a factory overclock and a t-shirt, many are interested in this part. Let's see...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005
The second in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we're looking at the MSI NX7800 GTX. How does this card measure up to the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX?
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005
CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.
Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005
First, in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we bring you the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. With a default overclock, does this card have what it takes to...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005
UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.
Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005
Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?
Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005
In response to ATI's CrossFire, NVIDIA is introducing 16xAA for SLI in a driver soon to be released.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
ATI is revealing information about the upcoming features and performance of their next 3 driver releases. Catalyst 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8 look to polish up ATI's software offering.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
ATI is introducing a 16 pipe version of its M28 graphics processor. This part should be just as powerful as ATI's high end desktop parts. We take a look...
Derek Wilson on 6/6/2005
ATI antes up with its own flavor of multi-card gaming. Competing with NVIDIA's SLI technology, CrossFire brings a couple of new ideas to the table.
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 5/30/2005
Having already looked at budget discrete solutions, we break out our integrated solutions to see how the latest on-board technology holds up.
Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005
We spend some time testing budget graphics cards with slower RAM in order to verify their predicted behavior on cheaper systems.
Derek Wilson on 5/19/2005
ATI was demonstrating Remedy's upcoming title Alan Wake on R520 silicon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2005