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...
Intel has once again updated their integrated graphics platform, leaving behind the "extreme" name for better performance.
Derek Wilson on 8/2/2004
Our first vendor-focused review of the summer spotlights ASUS and Albatron's high end NVIDIA solutions.
Derek Wilson on 7/18/2004
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...
Derek Wilson on 7/9/2004
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...
Derek Wilson on 7/2/2004
Reviving the name behind the 3dfx technology, NVIDIA hopes to bring multi-card graphics back to life.
Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004
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...
Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004
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...
Andrew Ku on 6/22/2004
With the recent introduction of ATI's beta driver for the beta version of 64bit Windows XP, both major graphics vendors have shown that they are making headway towards the...
Derek Wilson on 6/16/2004
Today, ATI fills out their new X series with three new PCI Express parts based on current technology that we are seeing. We will learn about a new process...
Derek Wilson on 6/1/2004
We weren't about to stop with our NV45 coverage from earlier, here's some more information and pictures detailing NVIDIA's elusive NV45.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2004
What does Wal-Mart have to do with ATI? Well, aside from already selling their desktop cards, Wal-Mart has started to pick up the All-in-Wonder line. Read more to find...
Andrew Ku on 5/17/2004
ATI remained very tight lipped about their R420 part until after NVIDIA had launched their current flagship NV40 part in the form of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. Today we...
Derek Wilson on 5/4/2004
Obviously NV40 provides us with a significant leap in performance over its predicessor. Herein, we take a step back to try to understand just what went wrong.
Derek Wilson on 4/19/2004
Today we bring you our review of the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with all its refinements. It is definitely a step above the FX series, but it is big and...
Derek Wilson on 4/14/2004
R420 rumors are a dime a dozen right now - today we bring you the facts. Update Now with pipeline info!
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/9/2004
S3 Graphics is preparing its newest technology for the ongoing battle that is computer graphics. Does the DeltaChrome have the potential to make an impact? We take a look...
Derek Wilson on 3/9/2004
Our never-ending quest for more (and useful) benchmarks has led us down an often overlooked path; we are adding PlayStaion emulation to our benchmark suite. This article will serve...
Derek Wilson on 3/3/2004
With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...
Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004
Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...
Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003