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 ran into a problem and were unable to find a solution at the time. In short, while there was a lot of talk about how developers Firaxis had spent some effort to improve latency using a custom Split-Frame Rendering (SFR) approach with Mantle on CrossFire configurations, we were unable to produce anything that corroborated that story. Emails were sent, but it took half a day before we finally had the answer: enabling SFR actually requires manual editing of the configuration file. Oops. We could ask why manual editing of the INI file is even necessary, and...

AMD Enduro Beta, Take Three!

We've been discussing AMD's Enduro 5.5 update for a few months now; when last we checked in, everything was almost in place...everything except fully optimized DX9 support. A little...

35 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 10

We've made it to 10 episodes of the AnandTech Podcast! As promised, this week's episode is a bit more PC focused as we discuss the future of AMD. Intel's...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2012

Nintendo Wii U Teardown

When Nintendo announced the Wii U there was a lot of interest in its hardware specs. The new console could very well end up the fastest kid on the...

132 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2012

Green500 Supercomputer List Released: Intel Takes Top Spot, Followed By AMD, NVIDIA

Coinciding with the publication of the Top500 supercomputer list earlier this week, the Top500’s sister list, the Green500, was published earlier this morning. The Green500 is essentially to power...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2012

Titan Takes #1 Spot on Top500 List with 17.59 Petaflops in LINPACK

Last month I took a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and visited the final stages of the assembly of the Titan supercomputer. Titan brings together 18,688 compute nodes...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/12/2012

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K20 & K20X: GK110 Arrives At Last

Continuing our SC12 related coverage today, while AMD was the first GPU announcement of the day they are not the only one. NVIDIA is also using the venue to...

73 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2012

AMD Announces FirePro S10000

Kicking off this week is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known by its shortened name: SC. This year’s conference takes place...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2012

iPad 4 GPU Performance Analyzed: PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Under the Hood

As always, our good friends over at Kishonti managed to have the first GPU performance results for the new 4th generation iPad. Although the new iPad retains its 2048...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/2/2012

Inside the Titan Supercomputer: 299K AMD x86 Cores and 18.6K NVIDIA GPUs

Earlier this month I drove out to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to pay a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I'd never been to a national lab before...

130 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2012

NVIDIA Releases 310.33 Beta Drivers; GeForce 6 & 7 Series Moved To Legacy Status

It would appear that on top of everything else going on this week, this is also a big week for video drivers. Following AMD’s major release of Catalyst 12.11...

34 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2012

AMD's Holiday Plans: Catalyst 12.11 Performance Driver & New Holiday Game Bundle

Update: Catalyst 12.11 hss been releasd (Release Notes) As October winds to a close, the consumer electronics industry is making its final preparations for the holiday shopping season. Among events...

65 by Ryan Smith on 10/22/2012

AMD Q3 2012 Earnings: $157M Loss; 15% of Workforce To Be Cut

Picking up from where we left off with Intel, earnings week has continued to roll along with most of the major tech companies having reported their Q3 earnings. As...

59 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2012

Diamond Multimedia Launches DV100 USB3.0/2.0 Dual Head Display Adapter

In recent years Diamond Multimedia has been carving out their niche in the world with an increasingly vast array of video periphials, including video capture devices, Android based media...

12 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Launch Recap

Earlier this week we reviewed NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti. As this was a hard launch many of NVIDIA’s partners have had their cards available for purchase from day-one...

9 by Chris Hansen on 10/11/2012

NVIDIA 306.97 WHQL Drivers Available

Continuing their 304 Series drivers, NVIDIA has just released their 306.97 driver update for desktops and laptops. Along with updated SLI and 3D Vision profiles for a few games...

17 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2012

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review, Feat. Gigabyte, Zotac, & EVGA

At a pace just shy of a card a month, NVIDIA has been launching the GeForce 600 series part by part for over the last half year now. What...

91 by Ryan Smith on 10/9/2012

Radeon HD 7850 Prices Fall Again

Update 10/07: AMD sent us a clarification this morning stating that they were not the ones responsible for the recent reduction in 7850 prices, bur rather that it was...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 2

Last week we took a look at the GPU side of the desktop Trinity APUs. We looked at the top end 384-core Radeon HD 7660D configuration as well as...

177 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

AMD's Trinity : An HTPC Perspective

Intel started the trend of integrating a GPU along with the CPU in the processor package with Clarkdale / Arrandale. The GPU moved to the die itself in Sandy...

49 by Ganesh T S on 9/27/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 1

After years of waiting, AMD finally unveiled its Llano APU platform fifteen months ago. The APU promise was a new world where CPUs and GPUs would live in harmony...

139 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

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