These things that you cant really play… We test the effects of resolution scaling, graphical detail, computationally heavy GPGPU tests and do some power/price analysis at the end.
The way its meant to be played… or gaming evolved? We run through the performance of the different game engines behind some of the popular titles today to see the effects of memory bandwidth and clock speed scaling on contemporary GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.
PowerColor is among the first graphics card vendors to launch a Radeon HD 7950 with AMD's revised specifications for the SKU. The card retains board design and price-tag of the original, and has NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 660 Ti in its crosshairs.
Today ARCTIC released their latest graphics card cooler, the Accelero Hybrid 7970. As the name suggests, the innovative cooler is a hybrid between a closed-loop watercooling system and a normal 120mm fan, with the watercooler taking care of the graphics card's core cooling needs while the 120mm fan is cooling the RAM and VR chips.
At the first day of Siggraph 2012, which is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Khronos group announced the new iterations of OpenGL API for conventional computers and consoles (OpenGL), as well as mobile devices (OpenGL ES).
NVIDIA's GeForce Kepler juggernaut is about to roll through slippery paths as the company comes up with new SKUs to capture key cost-performance sweetspot and value-performance market segments. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti could end up being a crucial cog in the wheel for the juggernaut, according to a recent report.
Sapphire's low-profile, single-slot Radeon HD 7750 graphics card, which we've been tracking since Computex 2012 (June), is finally launched. The card uses an active fan-heatsink to cool the 1.5 billion transistor GPU, and is designed for HTPCs and SFF PCs in general.
Several weeks ago, Intel officially announced first products based on the 22nm Knights Corner architecture. Known as Xeon Phi, the Larrabee Reborn is coming to fight Nvidia Tesla, AMD FireStream, FPGAs and Chinese CPU vendors.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 and GTX 550 series graphics processors, which command attractive sub-$200 price points, could be discontinued immediately after the company launches next-generation GeForce GTX 660, GTX 650 series, according to a report.
The GTX 680 Lightning is the latest addition to MSI's highly regarded flagship GPU range. The underwhelming reference design has been discarded and rebuilt from the ground up resulting in a GTX 680 for the overclockers. It features unlocked digital triple voltage control and the efficient Twin Frozr IV cooler. Like all Lightning cards we
Don't worry, we're not talking about toxicity (as in crayons) here. Sapphire launched a pair of new Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics cards based on the same Vapor-X cooling solution as its recently-launched HD 7970 TOXIC, but with AMD reference clock-speeds.
Over the past couple of months, we saw quite a lot of things happening with the New Zealand board (HD 7990 6GB). After looking at technical drawings and the initial design decisions, AMD's New Zealand board has quite interesting design choices.
The competition in the field of mobile graphics is heating up. For an event held at the W Hotel in San Francisco, Qualcomm invited 30 top journalists and analysts to present the details about the upcoming quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor featuring next generation graphics – Adreno 320.
HIS introduced a new mid-range low-profile graphics card based on the Radeon HD 7750 GPU. The card uses a twin-fan cooler, dubbed the iCooler, which the company claims, will be acceptably quiet, despite packing two 40 mm fans.
The basic premise of paying more for non-reference graphics cards is for better/quieter cooling, improved hardware componentry, and hopefully higher overclocking margins. Palit's GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream achieves all of that, along with a very competitive price tag to boast about.
Club 3D launched the Radeon HD 7970 royalAce graphics card. The HD 7970 GHz Edition card tops off the Poker series the company launched in late-April, and combines "SuperOverclock" clock speeds with the company's CoolStream cooling solution.
One month before the official launch of Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (August 21st), we put two reference laptops from Intel (Ivy Bridge Ultrabook) and AMD (Trinity A10) to the test to see if we can comfortably play this season's hottest multiplayer shooter on the go.
There's no secret that graphics cards such as NVIDIA GeForce, Tesla as well as AMD Radeon are being used by security agencies worldwide. Their goal is to crack the passwords of suspects as much as 10-20x faster than the most expensive Intel processor is able to do. Today, another company is claiming its stake in
Sapphire launched its flagship graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Toxic 6GB. The card has been in development for over six months, and we've been tracking it all the way back since CES. It combines a 28 nm "Tahiti" chip on steroids, with 6,144 MB of memory. Yeah, that much!
NVIDIA's newest performance-segment GPU, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, is inching towards a mid-August 2012 launch, according to sources. The new GPU will allow NVIDIA to capture a key sub-$300 price-point, in a cash-rich region the punters commonly refer to as "price-performance sweet-spot."