Since the introduction of Direct3D 12 and other low-level graphics APIs, the bulk of our focus has been on the high end. One of the most immediate benefits to these new APIs is their ability to better scale out with multiple threads and alleviate CPU bottlenecking, which has been a growing problem over the years due to GPU performance gains outpacing CPU performance gains.
However at the opposite end of the spectrum and away from the performance benefits are the efficiency benefits, and those are gains that haven’t been covered nearly as well. With that subject in mind, Intel is doing just that this week at SIGGRAPH 2014, where the company is showcasing both the performance and efficiency gains from Direct3D 12 on their hardware.
ATI's answer to the GeForce 6600 GT, the Radeon X800 GT, looks like it has potential. We see how it measures up, and why it could save you some cash.
Josh Venning on 9/28/2005
CrossFire solutions for current X850 and X800 owners show very promising performance increases, but limitations and certain issues all add up to steer us away from CrossFire until ATI...
Derek Wilson on 9/26/2005
ATI announced their first video platform today as well as revealed some details about their next-generation R5xx GPUs including their support for hardware-accelerated H.264 decode and transcode.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2005
Before we go under NDA for ATI's best, we decided to publish all of our roadmap data at once for those of you hungry for the finer points.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/13/2005
ATI's roadmaps have changed once again to reveal more details about the 90nm memory controller, and code names pour in all over the internet from AIBs.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/10/2005
The first in a series of vendor 7800 GT reviews, we'll take a closer look at how the 7800 GT compares to the 7800 GTX. Does the XFX...
Josh Venning on 8/30/2005
We have a few random tidbits that don't particularly belong anywhere else on the site, so we decided to publish them in a nice little summary of what we...
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/26/2005
So who wants another card with performance just below an X800XL?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/25/2005
ATI's production problems and supply demand for XBOX 360 have prompted the company to lead their R5xxx launch with RV515; their successor to the X300. ATI's midrange will...
Kristopher Kubicki & Vinney Shimpi on 8/16/2005
The next in our 7800 GTX graphics card series, this XFX GeForce 7800 GTX has an impressive factory-overclock. Let's see how it stands up to the competition.
Josh Venning on 8/16/2005
ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?
Josh Venning on 8/13/2005
Today, the 7800 GT hits the streets. More powerful than the 6800 Ultra at just about the same prices, the 7800 GT offers quite a punch for the money.
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005
We had the chance to play with EVGA's latest 7800GTX this week. With default clock speeds of 490MHz and 1.3GHz (core/mem), this lifetime warrantied card is sure to please.
Josh Venning on 8/9/2005
Continuing our GeForce 7800GTX graphics card series, we look at BFG's solution this week. With a factory overclock and a t-shirt, many are interested in this part. Let's see...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005
The second in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we're looking at the MSI NX7800 GTX. How does this card measure up to the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX?
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005
CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.
Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005
First, in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we bring you the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. With a default overclock, does this card have what it takes to...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005
UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.
Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005
Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?
Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005