Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct customers (SoC integrators) who build their products, the developers who program for their products, and the end users who use their products. The end result is that most of Imagination’s public-facing information is either geared towards their direct customers or geared towards developers, fulfilling Imagination’s immediate needs but leaving out other details in the process. A quick look at the PowerVR section of Imagination’s website further backs that point, as it contains only a very high level overview of their products that makes it more useful to SoC integrators than end users or even developers. With...

AMD Changes 290 Series Fan Algorithms & About That 290 Conclusion

In a busy week that’s going to end up being just a bit busier, AMD has pushed out another Catalyst driver update specifically targeted at the new Radeon R9...

141 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2013

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review

First announced last month at an NVIDIA event, launching today is NVIDIA's newest flagship video card and the capstone to the GK110 family, GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Taking everything...

301 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 290 Review

Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 290, the obligatory lower-tier part for AMD’s new flagship video card lineup. Making the usual tradeoffs for a lower-tier part, AMD is cutting...

295 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2013

NVIDIA 331.65 Game Ready WHQL Driver

Brian posted earlier today about the latest NVIDIA SHIELD update, and buried within that post is information that NVIDIA has released their latest 331.65 WHQL drivers along with GeForce...

6 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 780/770 Price Cuts; GTX 780 Ti Launch Date & Price

With the launch of AMD’s new flagship Radeon R9 290X only a couple of days behind us, NVIDIA has wasted surprisingly little time in responding the latest salvo in...

146 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 290X Review

Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 290X. The 290X is not only the fastest card in AMD’s 200 series lineup, but the 290 series in particular also contains the...

396 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 331.58 WHQL Drivers Now Available

After last month’s release of their 331.40 beta drivers, NVIDIA’s R331 driver branch has finally reached WHQL certification with today's release of driver version 331.58. For those of you on...

5 by Ryan Smith on 10/21/2013

Tim Sweeney, Johan Andersson & John Carmack @ NV Montreal - Live Blog

NVIDIA managed to bring Tim Sweeney (Founder, Epic), Johan Andersson (Frostbite Technical Director, Dice) and John Carmack (Founder, id Software) all up to Montreal to share their thoughts on...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2013

NVIDIA's G-Sync: Attempting to Revolutionize Gaming via Smoothness

Earlier today NVIDIA announced G-Sync, its variable refresh rate technology for displays. The basic premise is simple. Displays refresh themselves at a fixed interval, but GPUs render frames at...

217 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2013

NVIDIA Consolidates Game Streaming Tech Under GameStream Brand; Announces Shield Console Mode

As part of their Montreal game showcase announcements, NVIDIA has announced that come October 28th the company will be consolidating their various PC game streaming technologies under a single...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

GeForce ShadowPlay Gets a Beta Date & Twitch Support

As part of their Montreal game showcase announcements, NVIDIA has announced that their GeForce ShadowPlay feature will finally be getting a beta release date - October 28th - along...

13 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 780 Ti; Shipping In Mid-November

Although AMD’s forthcoming Radeon R9 290X has yet to launch, NVIDIA has seemingly decided to go ahead and announce their 290X counter product ahead of time. With that in...

45 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

NVIDIA Montreal Event - Live Blog

NVIDIA invited us up to Montreal for a big, gaming-related announcement. We're here live blogging the event!

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2013

AMD Posts "The four core principles of AMD’s Mantle"

Picking up from where we left off with AMD’s Mantle-related Tweet on Tuesday, the company has published a longer blog post that goes a bit deeper into what the...

13 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

NVIDIA Announces Holiday GeForce Game Bundles

As part of NVIDIA’s Montreal game showcase festivities, NVIDIA has announced that they have once again updated their game bundles. This time it’s one of their biggest bundles yet. Replacing...

22 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

AMD Radeon R9 290X Performance Preview: Bioshock Infinite

As something of a counter-event to NVIDIA’s gaming showcase taking place in Montreal, Canada this week, AMD has organized an early, brief reveal of their forthcoming Radeon R9 290X...

90 by Ryan Smith on 10/17/2013

AMD Expands On Microsoft Blog Post, Reiterates Mantle Goals

Picking up from where we left off with Microsoft's blog post on the state of Direct3D, AMD has released their own short statement through Twitter expanding on Microsoft's blog...

46 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2013

Microsoft Comments on State of Direct3D, Mantle Support, & Names XB1 API “Direct3D 11.x”

In a somewhat unusual technical/promotional blog entry called “Raising the Bar with Direct3D”, Microsoft has released some additional details on the version of Direct3D for Xbox One, along with...

36 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2013

The Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Review

Today we're taking a look at Sapphire's Radeon R9 280X Toxic, the latest of the custom 280X cards to come rolling through our labs. With the Toxic series of...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2013

The Radeon R9 280X Review: Feat. Asus & XFX - Meet The Radeon 200 Series

After being announced back at AMD's 2014 GPU Product Showcase, today AMD is finally launching the Radeon 200 series. Today we’ll be looking at the new series in detail...

149 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2013

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