GPUs

With more game releases and open betas coming down the pipe this spring, driver developers are getting busy preparing our graphics cards for the new games. This time NVIDIA brings us a handful of fixes and a suite of game ready support updates. NVIDIA driver version number 365.10 is a continuation of the 364 driver branch. Included are several bug fixes, including one for when one daisy-chained monitors, FPS drops in games with the previous driver build, and SLI control panel issues under Windows 10. Also, Dark Souls III performance has been fixed under Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, as performance under that game was sometimes poor in earlier driver releases. Moving on to game ready support we have a few upcoming games. On the list...

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta Drivers

In a rare episode for AMD we get to see a second beta driver release in the same week. Earlier this week (Tuesday September 29th) AMD had released their...

11 by Daniel Williams on 10/2/2015

AMD Updates Embedded Radeon GPU Line, Releases Radeon E8950, E8870, & E6465

Given the long-term nature of AMD’s embedded graphics business, updates to the Embedded Radeon lineup of discrete video cards are fewer and farther between for AMD. But in turn...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2015

NVIDIA Announces Maxwell-Based Quadro M Mobile Series

By and large we erroneously tend to think of NVIDIA’s Quadro family of video cards as desktop video cards. While NVIDA has offered mobile Quadro cards for nearly a...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2015

Update: AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

Today AMD has released AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta as their latest driver update, with display driver version 15.201.1151. This driver provides optimizations for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront Beta...

28 by Daniel Williams on 9/29/2015

Apple’s A9 SoC Is Dual Sourced From Samsung & TSMC

Picking up from our conversation this morning on Apple’s A9 SoC, the crew over at Chipworks has been working hard over the weekend to decap A9 and their first...

99 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2015

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

NVIDIA Releases 355.98 Game Ready WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA has recently announced the launch of its latest WHQL driver set - 355.98. This update brings to the table the game ready drivers for Killing Floor 2, an...

41 by Daniel Williams on 9/23/2015

Desktop NVIDIA GTX 980 Coming To Gaming Notebooks

For as long as NVIDIA has been putting GPUs into notebooks, they would always have a separate lineup of GPUs which were designed for the thermally constrained environment of...

58 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Corsair Partners with MSI, Enters High-End Video Card Market With The Hydro GFX

Closed loop liquid cooled (CLLC) video cards have become an increasingly important part of the video card industry over the past couple of years. Though liquid cooling isn’t by...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2015

NVIDIA Releases GeForce Share & GameStream Co-Op Early Beta

Last month alongside the release of the GeForce GTX 950, NVIDIA also announced that they would be releasing a new suite of updates for GeForce Experience called Shared. The...

7 by Ryan Smith on 9/15/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like...

282 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2015

AMD Reorganizes Graphics Division - Radeon Whole Once More, Led By Raja Koduri

It was a bit over nine years ago when AMD announced that they would acquire ATI, the Canadian graphics firm, developer of Radeon GPUs, and constant competitor to NVIDIA...

72 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2015

Updates to Skylake Discrete Graphics Performance: PCIe Optimizations Incoming

In our initial review of the two 6th Generation Intel Skylake-K processors launched on August 5th, the i7-6700K and the i5-6600K, our comparative analysis to the previous generations of...

37 by Ian Cutress on 9/8/2015

NVIDIA Announces GRID 2.0, Tesla M60 & M6 Server Cards

Kicking off this week in San Francisco is VMware’s annual VMworld conference. One of the major yearly virtualization conferences, it’s also host to a number of virtualization-related product announcements...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2015

AMD Quietly Releases Radeon R9 370X, China-Only For Now

Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390...

26 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2015

AMD Announces Radeon R9 Nano; mini-ITX Card Shipping September 10th

Back in June at AMD’s R9 Fury X/Fiji GPU launch event, the company unveiled that there would be four products based on Fiji. Fury X and Fury – which...

95 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2015

Intel's Skylake GPU - Analyzing the Media Capabilities

At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction...

37 by Ganesh T S on 8/26/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 950; GM206 The Lesser For $159

It still doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago, but at this point it was 18 months ago when NVIDIA launched the first member of their Maxwell...

81 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2015

NVIDIA Announces GameStream Co-Op, Beta Next Month

Alongside today’s launch of the GeForce GTX 950, NVIDIA is also announcing a new streaming mode for GeForce Experience, the company’s multi-feature game streaming and optimization tool. The new...

10 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2015

NVIDIA Releases 355.60 Drivers; GameWorks VR Now In Beta

As the week starts to wind down NVIDIA is back with another driver release, 335.60. This latest release is notable for a few different reasons. Officially NVIDIA is releasing this...

18 by Ryan Smith on 8/13/2015

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