Futuremark just announced that the company is developing a unified benchmark suite for Windows 8 operating system. Available in 2012, the benchmark currently known as "3DMark for Windows 8" is targeting all Windows 8 platforms, from rare high-end smartphones to commonplace tablets, ultrabooks and desktops.
With the advent of asymmetric processors – most famously AMD's A-series APUs, how accurate are today's benchmarks as a measure of performance?
Futuremark has released an update to 3DMark 11 but there are no major new features in the update and scores are not affected. However, the update improves compatibility with the latest hardware and it is recommended that everyone updates to the latest version.
PCMark® 7 is officially released today and is now available to download and purchase from http://www.pcmark.com/. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition that offers unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition ($39.95) which includes all 7 benchmark tests and the Professional Edition
Futuremark today confirmed that PCMark 7 will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 will be available in 3 editions: the Basic Edition, a free download offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test, the Advanced Edition ($39.95) which includes all 7 PC tests and the Professional Edition (S$995) which unlocks all features
MSI's new HAWK series of graphics cards has received universal acclaim from both the media and overclocking aficionados. The HAWK series not only has top-notch specifications but also comes with a number of MSI-exclusive performance-enhancing features. Using the latest MSI R6870 HAWK, overclocking guru THC from the Danish ODOC team achieved a jaw-dropping GPU frequency
Futuremark announced PCMark® 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. The Storage suite is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to
We've gotten some rough performance numbers of the upcoming GeForce GTX 550 Ti in Futuremark's 3DMark 11 and Lost Planet 2. Is it as fast as it is rumored to be?
VR-Zone is looking for a full-time Hardware Writer to work in Santa's Singapore Bencoolen Street Workshop +} Interested? Read on to find out more!
NVIDIA has finally unleashed the full potential of the GF114 GPU with all eight Streaming Multiprocessors enabled – in the form of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Clocked signifcantly faster than its predecessor, is this new kid on the block ready to take over?
With a beefy radiator-like cooler and massive 3GB frame buffer, Gainward goes for the (over)kill with its new GeForce GTX 580 Phantom graphics card. Does its performance live up to its looks? VR-Zone.com finds out.
VR-Zone.com found a new revision of the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB lurking on store shelves late last month. Just last week, Western Digital announced its two-platter Scorpio Black 750GB hard drives. Now you’re wondering: is the WD3200BEKT-00PVMT0 a single 320GB platter, or even a short-stroked 375GB platter? We got this particular drive to do
What do you do if you have a pile of AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and GTX 570 graphics cards? In this review / shootout, VR-Zone.com tests multi-GPU CrossFire and SLI scaling performance of the latest graphics cards on Intel’s new Core i7-2600K CPU and the ASUS Maximus
The 3DMark 11 competition held by Futuremark and the official sponsor partner of 3DMark 11, MSI will end in one week on 4th Jan 2011. The competition is hotly contested across the globe – submitted results are impressive, with more than over 108,000 qualified entries as of 20th December 2010.
After unexpected delays (and plenty of rumors that soon followed), AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 finally see the light of day. The Cayman GPU brings a new VLIW4 core design that offers better efficiency and improved tessellation performance among others. AMD has positioned the HD 6970 as the superior enthusiast GPU, while
In our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 review, we feature Gainward’s custom-designed GeForce GTX 570 Golden Sample ‘Goes Like Hell’ (GS GLH) Edition card. VR-Zone.com takes a look at where the GTX 570 (overclocked or not) stands against previous-generation products, and the current GTX 580 flagship.