GPUs

With more game releases and open betas coming down the pipe this spring, driver developers are getting busy preparing our graphics cards for the new games. This time NVIDIA brings us a handful of fixes and a suite of game ready support updates. NVIDIA driver version number 365.10 is a continuation of the 364 driver branch. Included are several bug fixes, including one for when one daisy-chained monitors, FPS drops in games with the previous driver build, and SLI control panel issues under Windows 10. Also, Dark Souls III performance has been fixed under Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, as performance under that game was sometimes poor in earlier driver releases. Moving on to game ready support we have a few upcoming games. On the list...

The Radeon HD 4870 1GB: The Card to Get

Many have been waiting for the higher memory variant of AMD's 4870 since it's launch. It is now available, and at very good prices. Our tests show performance improvement...

78 by Derek Wilson on 9/25/2008

Understanding 8-channel LPCM over HDMI: Why it Matters and Who Supports it

Recent GPU and chipset launches have started including support for 8-channel LPCM audio over HDMI. I explain what that is and why you should want it.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870

Priced at $279 there's a new GTX 260 in town and it's got one purpose: to compete with the Radeon HD 4870. NVIDIA manages to close the performance...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 9/16/2008

AMD Radeon HD 4670: Ruling from Top to Bottom

AMD took the world by storm with its $200 - $300 killers earlier this summer, but can they do it again at $79 with the new Radeon HD 4670...

90 by Derek Wilson on 9/10/2008

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) Review

Join us as for a show and tell session as we review Pandemic's latest action game...

17 by Eddie Turner on 9/9/2008

NVIDIA 9500 GT: Mainstream Graphics Update

The 9500 GT has been out for a while now, and today we take a look at what it has to offer.

37 by Derek Wilson on 9/5/2008

Bargain Bin Games Revue - Round One

We explore the depths of the bargain bin in an attempt to wet those dry spells between big name releases...

35 by Eddie Turner on 9/1/2008

Lucid's Multi-GPU Wonder: More Information on the Hydra 100

Derek sat down with Lucid and answered some more questions on the Hydra 100, a chip that enables multi-GPU on any platform.

57 by Derek Wilson on 8/22/2008

Badaboom: A Full Test of Elemental's GPU Accelerated H.264 Transcoder

It's finally here, a GPU accelerated H.264 transcoder that promises to speed up one of the most time intensive things you can do on your desktop. Unfortunately the...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2008

AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2 - Testing the Multi-GPU Waters

AMD officially unveils its highest performing single-card to date: the Radeon HD 4870 X2. How will the first multi-GPU R7xx series card fare against the price reduced GeForce...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 8/12/2008

Race Driver: GRID (PC)

We hit the pavement with Codemasters' latest offering in the racing genre, Race Driver: GRID.

42 by Eddie Turner on 8/7/2008

Intel's Larrabee Architecture Disclosure: A Calculated First Move

While not giving away much if any info about future products, Intel has cracked the door open just a bit on their Larrabee project. As expected, the information was...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 8/4/2008

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - R700 Preview: AMD's Fastest Single Card

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Radeon HD 4800 series, AMD sent out 10 cards into the wild based on its new R700 GPU. Despite...

56 by Derek Wilson on 7/14/2008

Games Missing In Action

We know there are tons of titles coming out, but there are always a few that crop up, make waves, and then disappear without ever seeing the light of...

36 by Eddie Turner on 6/26/2008

The Radeon HD 4850 & 4870: AMD Wins at $199 and $299

Last week we showed that AMD offered the best $199 GPU on the market. Today we're able to show you that AMD has the best $299 GPU as...

174 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/25/2008

NVIDIA's First 55nm GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+ Preview

NVIDIA quietly die-shrunk its G92 GPU last week, just 12 hours before AMD's launch of the Radeon HD 4870 we've got a preview of the GeForce 9800 GTX+. ...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/24/2008

More Details on Elemental's GPU Accelerated H.264 Encoder

After our GT200 review went live we got up with Elemental's CEO and asked a few questions about their GPU accelerated H.264 video encoder. Due out for release...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2008

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Preview: AMD Delivers Performance for the Masses

In stark contrast to NVIDIA's $650 GPU launch earlier this week, AMD is letting us make an early introduction of the Radeon HD 4850 today. Priced at $199...

116 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/19/2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Pipeline Update

A quick update on one of the unknown variables in NVIDIA's GT200 architecture.

21 by Derek Wilson on 6/18/2008

NVIDIA's 1.4 Billion Transistor GPU: GT200 Arrives as the GeForce GTX 280 & 260

Today NVIDIA introduced the most compute-intensive microprocessor we've ever reviewed. Built out of 240 simple cores, using a total of 1.4 billion transistors and with a 512-bit interface...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/16/2008

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