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...

ATI All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro Preview

Today ATI announces their latest generation of All-in-Wonder products, the All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro. Check out our extensive hardware preview to see why the All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro is much...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 9/30/2002

Inside ATI & NVIDIA: How they make frames fly

Learn how to make a GPU from ATI and see what it takes to test and produce them from NVIDIA in this continuation of our Inside series.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2002

Gigabyte's Radeon 9700 Pro - Hitting 400MHz

We managed to get our hands on a pre-release version of Gigabyte's upcoming Radeon 9700 Pro card - the GV-R9700Pro. In testing the card we quickly found out that...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2002

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro - Delivering as Promised

It's on time, clocked just as high as they said it would and with no funny surprises. ATI has begun shipping their Radeon 9700 Pro and we're here...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2002

Trident's XP4 Benchmark Preview

We managed to spend a couple of hours with Trident and their new XP4 GPU, find out how the chip is performing two months before its retail release in...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2002

NVIDIA's NV30 - Where are you?

ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro is days away from shipping to retail stores, but where is NVIDIA's answer to the R300? Read on as we debunk rumors and demystify NV30.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2002

Trident XP4 Preview - A Cheap GeForce4?

Trident claims that they have a DirectX 8.1 GPU that can deliver 80% of the performance of a GeForce4 Ti 4600 for less than $100. Is Trident legit or...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/5/2002

ATI’s Radeon 9700 (R300) – Crowning the New King

The R300 is here and we're ready to tell you its story. Find out what makes the fastest GPU on the planet tick and then see exactly how...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002

ATI Radeon 9000 Pro – The GeForce4 MX Killer

As ATI phases out the Radeon 8500 & 8500LE, the Radeon 9000 and 9000 Pro will replace them. Find out all there is to know about ATI's GeForce4...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002

GPU Shootout with Unreal Tournament 2003 Part II: CPU Scaling

We continue our investigation of performance under Unreal Tournament 2003 with our popular CPU scaling charts. See the same 19 GPUs from the first roundup but now run...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2002

GPU Shootout with Unreal Tournament 2003 - July 2002

We're all about to get a brand new game to play that will stress our video cards beyond anything that has come before it. We compared 19 different...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/1/2002

Matrox's Parhelia - A Performance Paradox

After weeks of anticipation we were finally able to put a Parhelia to the test. Less talk, more benchmarks - read on.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2002

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 Roundup - June 2002

It's the most desirable GPU under $200, but what card should you get? We compared a handful of Ti 4200s we had around the lab and answered some...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2002

A Torrid Affair with Graphics: June 2002 3D Market Update

There's a lot going on in the graphics biz right now and we want to talk about it. Read on as we review ATI's HDTV Output dongles, talk...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2002

Matrox's Comeback Kid - The Parhelia-512

The wait is over, after two long years of nothing more than G400 refreshes, Matrox is a month away from delivering a high-performing GPU. Find out everything there is...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2002

Gainward GeForce4 Ti 4200: The First Retail 4200

Let's kick off the week with a look at the first retail GeForce4 Ti 4200 card from Gainward.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2002

3DLabs' P10 Visual Processing Unit - When a CPU & GPU Collide

What will a 256-bit DDR bus, 16 vertex processors and an incredible amount of hardware flexibility give you? 3DLabs' next-generation graphics technology that will be making its way...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/3/2002

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400/4600 Roundup - April 2002

If you're in the market for the fastest 3D accelerator money can buy, look no further. We tell you everything there is to know about the 11 most...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/29/2002

ATI's Best: All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB & TV/Capture Card Roundup

Today ATI released the latest member of their All-in-Wonder line with the highest level of gaming performance ever offered by ATI in an AIW card. We took this...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/22/2002

Sub-$200 Video Card Roundup - April 2002

ATI's 128MB Radeon 8500LE goes head to head with NVIDIA's GeForce4 Ti 4200. Benchmarked on everything from the engine behind Unreal Tournament 2003 to Jedi Knight 2 on...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2002

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