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 in display resolution. Through the eras of DVI, LVDS/LDI, HDMI, and DisplayPort, video has been transmitted from source to sink as raw, uncompressed data, a conceptually simple setup that ensures high quality and low latency but requires an enormous amount of bandwidth. The introduction of newer interface standards such as HDMI and DisplayPort have in turn allowed manufacturers to meet those bandwidth requirements so far. But display development is reaching a point where both PC and mobile device manufacturers are concerned about their ability to keep up with the bandwidth requirements of these displays, and...

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

GeForce GTX Titan Two-Way SLI Scaling: PCIe 2 vs. PCIe 3

Back when I had Origin’s tri-Titan equipped Genesis in house, I received a few requests for benchmarks with PCIe 3 enabled. Because we tested the system with its default...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/21/2013

NVIDIA to License Kepler and Future GPU IP to 3rd Parties

Earlier today NVIDIA announced that it would begin licensing its Kepler GPU architecture to 3rd parties. This is a sensible next step for NVIDIA, but an unprecedented one among...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2013

NVIDIA @ ISC 2013: CUDA 5.5 Released & More

As the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference continues this week, product and technology announcements continue to trickle out of the show. NVIDIA of course is no stranger to this show...

5 by Ryan Smith on 6/18/2013

June 2013 Top500 List Published: Xeon Phi Takes Top Spot

Kicking off this week is the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, one of the two major supercomputing/high performance computing conferences of the year. There will be several announcements...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2013

AMD's Richland vs. Intel's Haswell GPU on the Desktop: Radeon HD 8670D vs. Intel HD 4600

The run up to Computex has been insane. Kabini, Haswell and Iris hit us back to back to back, not to mention all of the travel before receiving those...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

AMD Continues Assembling Dream Team: Sean Pelletier from NVIDIA Tech Marketing to Join, Update: He's back at NVIDIA

Last year AMD was hemorrhaging talent. While we don't have a good indication of the extent of the talent exodus, Qualcomm seemed to benefit quite a bit from the...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Combined Air/Water GPU Cooling

The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card. This opens up a range of...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

ARM Mali-T622 & V500 Video Block Complement Cortex A12

Alongside today's Cortex A12 announcement, ARM is also announcing two new IP blocks: the Mali-T622 GPU and the Mali V500 video encode/decode block. The Mali-T622 is a 2-core implementation of...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

Intel's Haswell - An HTPC Perspective: Media Playback, 4K and QuickSync Evaluated

Over the last two years, the launch of every major desktop CPU family from both AMD and Intel has been accompanied by a dedicated HTPC-oriented article. This coverage has...

92 by Ganesh T S on 6/2/2013

Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics Review: Core i7-4950HQ Tested

We review what's quite possibly the most exciting Haswell SKU available at launch: the Core i7-4950HQ equipped with Intel's new Iris Pro 5200 graphics.

169 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review: The $400 Fight

Picking up from where we left off last week, NVIDIA is back with the next member of their new GeForce 700 family. The younger sibling of the GeForce GTX...

118 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Overclocking Results

Although we didn’t have enough time to include our GeForce GTX 780 overclocking results in our review of NVIDIA’s latest card, we didn’t want to discard them entirely. Especially...

39 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review: The New High End

Launching today is NVIDIA's latest entry in the world of high end video cards and the first member of the GeForce 700 family, the GeForce GTX 780. Based on...

155 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2013

The Xbox One: Hardware Analysis & Comparison to PlayStation 4

It’s that time of decade again. Time for a new Xbox. It took four years for Microsoft to go from the original Xbox to the Xbox 360. The transition...

244 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2013

AMD Expands Never Settle Reloaded Program Again: Launches Level Up Bundle

Hot on the heels of last month’s expansion of AMD’s Never Settle Reloaded game bundle, which saw Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon added across the board, AMD is back...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/15/2013

AMD Launches Radeon HD 8970M

Earlier this week I noted that AMD’s Radeon 8970M and Richland A10-5750M are both available in MSI’s new GX70 3BE gaming notebook, but at the time I couldn't fully...

16 by Jarred Walton on 5/15/2013

Choosing a Gaming CPU: Single + Multi-GPU at 1440p, April 2013

One question when building or upgrading a gaming system is of which CPU to choose - does it matter if I have a quad core from Intel, or a...

254 by Ian Cutress on 5/8/2013

Intel Iris & Iris Pro Graphics: Haswell GT3/GT3e Gets a Brand

We’ve known for a while that Intel’s Haswell processor would continue to drive GPU performance in a significant way. With Haswell, Intel will offer a higher end graphics configuration...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/1/2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Review: 7990 Gets Official

Launching today and shipping in two weeks, the Radeon HD 7990 is AMD's official dual-GPU card for the Southern Islands family. Based on the same Tahiti GPUs that power...

91 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2013

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