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...

Half Life 2 GPU Roundup Part 1 - DirectX 9 Shootout

With Half Life 2 out we spent the past two days play testing and benchmarking the game on the latest DX9 hardware. Find out how performance stacks up...

79 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2004

NVIDIA's GeForce 6600GT AGP: The Little Bridge that Could

Today NVIDIA announced and marked the first day of sales of the GeForce 6600GT for AGP platforms. The mainstream performance crown is back and it's in NVIDIA's hands.

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/16/2004

NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 Go vs. ATI's M28: The Mobile GPU Wars Begin

The high-end GPU battles ensue, this time in notebooks.

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/8/2004

NVIDIA SLI Performance Preview with MSI's nForce4 SLI Motherboard

Four graphics cards, two PCI Express slots and one happy Anand in Taiwan is all it took to get a first hand look at the performance of NVIDIA's nForce4...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/29/2004

NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 & 6600 non-GT: Affordable Gaming

The launch of NVIDIA's GeForce 6200 has given us a chance to look at the non-GT 6600 and ATI's non-XT X700.

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2004

Behind the Mask with Optimization and Catalyst AI

ATI recently revealed that they would be wrapping all their optimizations into one bundle called Catalyst AI, which the user will have control over enabling or disabling. Here, we...

8 by Derek Wilson on 9/26/2004

ATI Radeon X700 XT: More PCIe Midrange

With NVIDIA's offering already out in the open, ATI fires back with a solution of their own. Who will come out on top?

40 by Derek Wilson on 9/21/2004

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT: Bringing NV4x to the Masses

The introduction of NV4x based GPUs at $200 and less signals a new era of affordable power.

43 by Derek Wilson on 9/7/2004

GPU Cheatsheet - A History of Modern Consumer Graphics Processors

For our next installment of the Cheatsheet series, we explore modern graphics processors and their relative performance, die size and other tidbits.

43 by Jarred Walton on 9/6/2004

New ATI Driver UI: The Catalyst Control Center

ATI has launched a new and improved user interface to their Catalyst display driver. This marks the biggest upgrade in ATI's driver interface since the introduction of Catalyst.

51 by Derek Wilson on 9/2/2004

Source Engine: Counterstrike Beta Hits The Street

Previewing the game engine for one of the most anticipated titles of all time, we take a look at Valve's Counterstrike: Source Beta.

50 by Derek Wilson on 8/26/2004

ATI Mobility Radeon 9800: Notebooks Get Next Generation Graphics

ATI is breaking new ground when it comes to bringing new technology to the mobile space. The MR9800 is a scaled down R420 for the desktop replacement graphics segment.

31 by Derek Wilson on 8/19/2004

Doom 3 Graphics Deathmatch

After a long night of testing Doom 3 with every graphics card we could find in the lab, we have the details on how your card (and your dream...

70 by Derek Wilson on 8/3/2004

Intel 915 Graphics: Graphics Media Accelerator 900

Intel has once again updated their integrated graphics platform, leaving behind the "extreme" name for better performance.

18 by Derek Wilson on 8/2/2004

Albatron and ASUS GeForce 6800 Ultra Vendor Review

Our first vendor-focused review of the summer spotlights ASUS and Albatron's high end NVIDIA solutions.

9 by Derek Wilson on 7/18/2004

LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800 Ultra Extreme: New GeForce on the Block

Rounding out NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series line, the LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800UE are put to the test. How do these bookends stack up against the rest of the...

46 by Derek Wilson on 7/9/2004

FarCry v1.2 SM3.0 Path Analysis

With Ubisoft on the verge of releasing their next FarCry update, we look into the benefits of the new SM3.0 render path available to NV4x based hardware. What does...

36 by Derek Wilson on 7/2/2004

NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface: The New SLI

Reviving the name behind the 3dfx technology, NVIDIA hopes to bring multi-card graphics back to life.

40 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004

NV45 Preview: On Package HSI

Today, we take a look at NVIDIA's latest attempt at handling the transition to PCIe a little more smoothly. Why did NVIDIA go with a bridge solution, and why...

14 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004

ATI's HDTV Wonder - Bringing DTV to your PC

We have been waiting eagerly for ATI's release of their HDTV Wonder, and finally, we have it in the labs. Read on to find out how our experience went...

27 by Andrew Ku on 6/22/2004

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