Joining today’s launch of the SHIELD Tablet is a new GeForce driver set from NVIDIA. After last month’s release of the first R340 beta driver, 340.43, NVIDIA is back again with 340.52, which sees R340 reach WHQL status. Not surprisingly, SHIELD Tablet support is the headlining feature for 340.52, as NVIDIA needs to update their drivers in order for GameStream to support their latest gadget. This driver is also being released as another on one of NVIDIA’s Game Ready drivers, this time for the forthcoming Metro: Redux and the China launch of Final Fantasy XIV. Other than that however this is a fairly low-key driver launch for NVIDIA; compared to the 340.43 betas there is only a handful of bug fixes (including a Chrome bug)...

Computex 2014: AMD Demonstrates First FreeSync Monitor Prototype

Our very own Anand Shimpi just got off of the Computex showfloor for a bit after paying a visit to AMD’s booth. Among the items AMD is showing at...

43 by Ryan Smith & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2014

Some Thoughts on Apple’s Metal API

Though it seems like Apple’s hardware divisions can hardly keep a secret these days due to the realities of mass production, the same is fortunately not true for their...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2014

ASUS Launches ROG Ares III for Water Cooling Builds

The Radeon R9 295X2, or any graphics card that comes pre-liquid cooled, comes up against a barrier. There will be a market segment that cares more about the...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

GeForce Experience 2.1 Released

It has been a bit over 2 years since NVIDIA first announced GeForce Experience, and while it took them a bit longer to get off the ground than they...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2014

Best Video Cards: May 2014

We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for May of 2014. All things considered, the month of May has...

44 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2014

AMD Posts Mantle Whitepaper

As part of a larger Mantle promotion, AMD has posted a number of blogs on their site detailing their low level API. The blog posts themselves are unabashedly closer...

25 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2014

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX Titan Z

Back in March at GTC 2014, NVIDIA announced their forthcoming flagship dual-GPU video card, the GeForce GTX Titan Z. Based on a pair of fully enabled GK110 GPUs, NVIDIA...

57 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Drivers Released, Adds New Eyefinity Functionality & More

For our second video card driver update of the week we have AMD, who is releasing their Catalyst 14.6 beta drivers today. Like NVIDIA’s driver release, this is first and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 5/27/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 WHQL Driver Now Available

Scheduled for release this week is Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s heavily promoted open world techno thriller. As is often the case with these high profile AAA games, NVIDIA and AMD's...

17 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2014

NVIDIA GRID Update: NVIDIA Launches GRID Test Drive for VDI Desktops

For the last several years now NVIDIA has been heavily pursuing the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market. In NVIDIA’s continuing efforts to maintain and expand their presence in the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 5/22/2014

AMD Cuts Radeon R9 280 to $249

AMD sends word this afternoon that they’re instituting an official price cut for one of their more recently launched video cards, the Radeon R9 280. The 280, AMD’s lower...

43 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2014

Microsoft Unbundles Kinect, $399 Xbox One Model Available Starting June 9th

In an interesting reversal of what happened last generation, Microsoft's Xbox One launched at a $100 price premium to Sony's PlayStation 4. Despite Sony building the higher performing console...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2014

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to DisplayPort 1.2a Standard; Variable Refresh Monitors Move Forward

The last half-year or so has seen the concept of variable refresh desktop monitors advance rather quickly. After sitting on the technology backburner for a number of years, the...

38 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2014

NVIDIA Q1 FY2015 Financial Results

This afternoon NVIDIA announced their quarterly earnings for Q1 2015. Overall GAAP revenue came in at $1.1B, up 16% year over year and down 4% sequentially. Gross margin was...

68 by Brett Howse on 5/8/2014

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB Hits Retail: UK Only, £600

Back at CeBit 2014 we ran a news item regarding a couple of Sapphire branded AMD GPUs that used double the video memory of the standard R9 290X. It...

18 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2014

Running an NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Over Thunderbolt 2

A common issue for laptop users is the lack of GPU power. Even the fastest mobile GPUs, in SLI or Crossfire cannot reach the echelons of performance of a...

59 by Kristian Vättö on 5/4/2014

AMD Mantle Developer Private Beta Begins

Word comes from AMD this morning that the private beta for the Mantle developer program has begun. Up until now the Mantle SDK (not to be confused with the...

51 by Ryan Smith on 5/1/2014

Best Video Cards: April 2014

As April comes to a close we’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards. Compared to the February/March time period and the flurry of activity coinciding with...

65 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2014

NVIDIA Adds Watch Dogs to GeForce Game Bundles

In a surprise move today, NVIDIA has announced that they are updating their spring GeForce game bundle mid-cycle with a new game. Effective immediately, Ubisoft’s upcoming open world techno thriller...

3 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2014

VESA and MIPI Announce Display Stream Compression Standard

For some time now the consumer electronics industry has been grappling with how to improve the performance and efficiency of display interfaces, especially in light of more recent increases...

83 by Ryan Smith on 4/22/2014

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