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...
After spending countless hours of benchmarking we're finally able to bring you results from our new suite of 15 game tests on ATI's Radeon 9800 XT as well as...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/1/2003
We compared 8 GPUs in 3 levels under the first truly stressing DX9 game: Half-Life 2. ATI is an early king of the hill. Learn about the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2003
No one, not even a NVIDIA employee, was fooled into thinking the NV30 was a
first-class product. But the NV35 is another story; find out how well...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2003
With the Radeon 9600 Pro ATI has won yet another round in the Radeon vs. FX battle, but what's most peculiar about this battle is that the true winner...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2003
Have less than $200 in your upgrade budget? You will soon be able to buy DirectX 9 cards from NVIDIA for just that. Find out if the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003
Were you left disappointed by the GeForce FX? ATI comes to the rescue with a true competitor to the Radeon 9700 Pro - the Radeon 9800 Pro...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2003
Almost a year after we first heard about NV30 we're finally able to review the GeForce FX 5800. Find out how well it stacks up to ATI's Radeon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2003
ATI has started shipping their Radeon 9500 Pro for arrival in retail in the coming weeks. The final card looks different, uses new memory and when coupled with...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/27/2002
After months of waiting we're able to bring you the official specs and technology behind NVIDIA's NV30...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2002
Today we embark on the second part of our All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro adventure. You followed us through the preview, now it's time for a hands-on look at the video...
Matthew Witheiler on 11/4/2002
Rumors of a lower cost, lower performing ATI Radeon 9700 Pro have been floating around for almost as long as rumors of the Radeon 9700 Pro first emerged. Today...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/24/2002
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 9/30/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/5/2002