Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on...

61 by Jarred Walton 2 days ago

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled...

68 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Benchmarked - Assassin's Creed: Unity

The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit...

111 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

NVIDIA 344.75 Drivers - MFAA Arrives for Maxwell

When NVIDIA initially briefed us on their new GM204 GPUs (aka Maxwell 2.0), there were several new features discussed. Most of these are now publicly available – Dynamic Scalable...

26 by Jarred Walton on 11/18/2014

Benchmarked: Lords of the Fallen

Officially launched on October 28, Lords of the Fallen had a bit of a rocky start so it took longer for me to finish running benchmarks on the game...

54 by Jarred Walton on 11/12/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.11.1 Beta Drivers Available

As we've noted in a few recent NVIDIA driver articles, there are a ton of new games coming out right now, which of course means we'll need to drivers/profiles...

28 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

NVIDIA VXGI Apollo 11 Demo Available

When NVIDIA held their press briefing on the upcoming GM204 Maxwell GPUs back in September, one of the big new features for Maxwell 2.0 was VXGI – Voxel Global...

13 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review: GTX 980M Reigns Supreme

When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a...

53 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

NVIDIA 344.65 Drivers and GeForce Experience 2.1.4.0

NVIDIA has updated their drivers to version 344.65 drivers and they're available now. These are Game Ready drivers for Assassin's Creed: Unity, and they're ready one week in advance...

18 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2014

UL Acquires Futuremark, Expanding into Benchmarking Services

Earlier this week, in something of an unexpected move, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Futuremark announced that UL had acquired the benchmarking company, signaling their expansion into the software development...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/7/2014

AMD Civilization: Beyond Earth and Never Settle Space Edition Promotion

AMD is updating their Never Settle bundles in a different fashion today, effectively doubling down on the bundles. In addition to the existing Never Settle: Space Edition, AMD will...

11 by Jarred Walton on 11/6/2014

HP Launches Omen: A Thin Gaming Laptop

HP today announced the availability of their new Omen laptop, a name that hearkens to their acquisition of Voodoo PC clear back in 2006. It's been a while since...

31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA 344.60 Game Ready Drivers Available

Sorry for the spate of NVIDIA posts, but this is the last one for now. Today, NVIDIA also released their 344.60 Game Ready driver for Call of Duty: Advanced...

0 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA Free To Play 2014 Fall Bundle

Going along with their Ubisoft Bundle for high-end GPUs, NVIDIA also announced an updated Fall 2014 Free To Play gaming bundle that applies to their "mainstream" GPUs. As with...

1 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA and Ubisoft Team Up for Pick Your Path Gaming Promotion

This morning NVIDIA announced a new gaming bundle for their top GPUS. New buyers of GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 desktop GPUs qualify for the offer, along...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

Acer Announces UHD V Nitro Black Edition Laptop

Back in late September, Acer announced a new line of laptops, the V Nitro Black Edition of their popular V series. The V series in many ways is the...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

MSI GT80 Titan: A Beastly Notebook with a Cherry MX Keyboard

Yesterday MSI announced their latest notebook addition, the GT80 Titan. I'm a bit unsure what to think of the notebook, but it's obviously unique in that it offers a...

34 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth CrossFire with Mantle SFR: Not Actually Broken!

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

Investigating NVIDIA's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72

BatteryBoost initially launched with the GTX 800M series earlier this year, and our first look at the technology came with the MSI GT70 with GTX 880M. That may not...

26 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

Benchmarked - Civilization: Beyond Earth

One of the longest running gaming franchises around, the Civilization series goes all the way back to my high school years. There have been many changes along the way...

73 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

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