This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has been working away at DirectX 12 for some time – in fact they were the first partner to show DirectX 12 code in action at Microsoft’s 2014 DX12 unveiling – and now they are releasing their first DirectX 12 project. In keeping with the general theme of the demos we’ve seen so far, Futuremark’s new DirectX 12 release is another proof of concept test. Dubbed the 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test, this benchmark is a purely synthetic benchmark designed to showcase the draw call benefits of the new API even more strongly than earlier benchmarks. Whereas...

Bringing Gaming Mainstream - The Xbox 360 debuts on MTV

We take a quick look at the official unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 360.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2005

Budget Battle: HyperMemory vs. TurboCache

We have our hands on a HyperMemory board and some shipping TurboCache parts. Now, it's time to see which solution delivers on its promise of acceptable performance at extreme...

33 by Derek Wilson on 5/12/2005

ATI's Radeon X800 XL 512MB - A toe in the 512MB pool

In a surprise to us, ATI decided to release their first 512MB as a member of the X800 XL family. With a $449 price tag, we investigate whether...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2005

MCE TV Tuner Roundup: Featuring ATI's Theater 550 & NVIDIA's NVTV

We rounded up 6 MCE-compliant TV tuners and compared them to find out which one, if any, works its magic the best with a SD cable signal.

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2005

Wildcat Realizm 800: 3Dlabs MultiGPU First Look

Creative has unleashed the latest 3Dlabs creation on the world: the two GPU Wildcat Realizm 800. We take a look at the architecture and SPEC numbers in this review.

27 by Derek Wilson on 3/25/2005

World of Warcraft Performance Guide

If you're addicted to WoW, then this guide will give you the info on how best to feed your addiction...from a performance standpoint.

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/23/2005

Mobility Radeon X700: The Graphics of the Travelmate 8100

ATI's mid-range mobile offering finds its way into the latest Travelmate from Acer. The MRX700 offers decent performance in a notebook that remains mobile.

14 by Derek Wilson on 3/1/2005

GeForce Go 6800 Ultra: Powering the Dell Inspirion XPS Gen 2

NVIDIA is introducing a new, faster, version of its high end mobile graphics solutions today in the newest DTR from Dell: the Inspirion XPS Gen 2

48 by Derek Wilson on 2/24/2005

ATI FireGL V5000: Well-Rounded Mid-Range

ATI is launching a midrange workstation solution today that brings features previously only found on its highest end AGP and PCI Express cards. While less powerful overall, ATI has...

9 by Derek Wilson on 1/31/2005

Gigabyte Dual GPU: nForce4, Intel, and the 3D1 Single Card SLI Tested

Keeping up with NVIDIA's push towards SLI, Gigabyte is bringing forth a single card dual GPU solution to be bundled with their upcoming nForce 4 SLI board. We also...

43 by Derek Wilson on 1/6/2005

Workstation Graphics: AGP Cross Section 2004

Today, the top AGP offering from the three major vendors in the market square off in a jam-packed workstation graphics review. If you're in the market for a high...

25 by Derek Wilson on 12/23/2004

NVIDIA Enables PureVideo on GeForce 6 GPUs

PureVideo reduces CPU utilization and increases image quality during HD content playback.

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2004

ATI Radeon X800 XL - A $299 6800GT Competitor

We have a hands-on look at ATI's first 0.11-micron high-end GPU.

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/15/2004

GeForce 6200 TurboCache: PCI Express Made Useful

The budget market is often neglected when it comes to the most recent developments in technology and features. NVIDIA hopes to change that by making full use of PCI...

43 by Derek Wilson on 12/15/2004

Retail X700 Pro Roundup

ATI pushed its X700 XT solution out a couple months back, but left its partners holding nothing but the X700 Pro. We haven't seen a retail X700 XT in...

22 by Derek Wilson on 12/13/2004

Retail Geforce 6600GT Exploration

With all the options on the market, is there any real reason to pick one card over another? How much extra power can you squeeze out of a 6600GT...

84 by Derek Wilson on 12/9/2004

ATI's New Radeon X850 and X800 Lines: A Smorgasbord of GPUs

With less than a month left in 2004, ATI pulled the largest end-of-year product release we've seen from a GPU maker. How do these 5 new GPUs perform...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 12/1/2004

NVIDIA's GeForce 6 SLI: Demolishing Performance Barriers

If you've got the money, SLI is definitely worth it. But how does it fare as an upgrade path?

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/23/2004

Mobility Radeon X800 and X300 Launch to Low Availability

Two weeks ago we saw the M28 leading the NVIDIA based mobile solution in most of benchmarks we ran. But when will we see notebooks with MR X800?

7 by Derek Wilson on 11/23/2004

Half Life 2 GPU Roundup Part 2 - Mainstream DX8/DX9 Battle

You've seen what the best of the best can do, now it's time to see how older cards run Half Life 2.

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2004

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