Much has been made over the advent of low-level graphics APIs over the last year, with APIs based on this concept having sprouted up on a number of platforms in a very short period of time. For game developers this has changed the API landscape dramatically in the last couple of years, and it’s no surprise that as a result API news has been centered on the annual Game Developers Conference. With the 2015 conference taking place this week, we’re going to hear a lot more about it in the run-up to the release of DirectX 12 and other APIs. Kicking things off this week is AMD, who is going first with an update on Mantle, their in-house low-level API. The first announced of the...
Yesterday after an all-day session of benchmarking on Wednesday, we published our initial performance results for Civilization: Beyond Earth. As can often be the case with limited testing, we...60 by Jarred Walton on 10/24/2014
With GDC 2014 having drawn to a close, we have finally seen what is easily the most exciting piece of news for PC gamers. As previously teased by Microsoft...105 by Ryan Smith on 3/24/2014
Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push...75 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014
Picking up from where we left off with AMD’s Mantle-related Tweet on Tuesday, the company has published a longer blog post that goes a bit deeper into what the...13 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013
Picking up from where we left off with Microsoft's blog post on the state of Direct3D, AMD has released their own short statement through Twitter expanding on Microsoft's blog...46 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2013
In a somewhat unusual technical/promotional blog entry called “Raising the Bar with Direct3D”, Microsoft has released some additional details on the version of Direct3D for Xbox One, along with...36 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2013
Wrapping up our AMD product showcase coverage, AMD’s final announcement of the day was a very brief announcement about a new API called Mantle. Mantle is something of an...246 by Ryan Smith on 9/26/2013