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...

Evaluating AMD's TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

Khronos Announces OpenGL ES 3.1

Coinciding with a mobile-heavy CES 2014, back in January Khronos put out a short announcement stating that they were nearing the release of a new version of OpenGL ES...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2014

NVIDIA Announces Spring 2014 GeForce Game Bundles

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the GeForce 800M series, NVIDIA is back in the saddle with another set of bundles to help promote GeForce video card and laptop...

28 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2014

AMD Teases Forthcoming Dual-GPU Video Card

It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication. In an...

35 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2014

CeBIT 2014: Sapphire Shows Two R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 GPUs

Back when the 8800GT was launched, 512MB of video memory is all we needed. To have 2GB, 3GB or 4GB on a video card seemed like overkill. Fast forward...

26 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2014

NVIDIA Announces Legacy Support Plans For D3D10 Generation GPUs

All good things must come to an end, and for NVIDIA’s Direct3D 10 generation GPUs that end is just about here. NVIDIA has posted a document to their support...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2014

NVIDIA’s GeForce 800M Lineup for Laptops and Battery Boost

Last month NVIDIA launched the first of many Maxwell parts to come with the desktop GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which brought a new architecture to NVIDIA’s parts...

91 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2014

Valve Publically Releases "ToGL" Direct3D-to-OpenGL Shim

Though firmly rooted in the Microsoft technology camp for much of their history, in the past few years Valve has been expanding their reach to additional platforms and technologies...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2014

CeBIT 2014: MSI Shows New Intel Motherboards, R9 270X Gaming ITX

While we do not have anyone on the floor of CeBIT this year, manufacturers are showcasing several new products worth mentioning between now and Computex in June. MSI...

6 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2014

NVIDIA GeForce 335.23 WHQL Drivers Now Available: GTX 750 Overclocking Limits Increased

Word comes this afternoon that NVIDIA has released another new set of WHQL drivers, this time version 335.23. 335.23 is another member of the R334 driver branch, so this...

12 by Ryan Smith on 3/10/2014

AMD Radeon R7 250 - AMD Center Giveaway

The month of Radeon R7 250 giveaways continues! Last week we chose three winners for a stack of ASUS Radeon R7 250s, and this week AMD is giving us...

944 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2014

AMD's Radeon R7 265 Now Available

After initially missing their planned availability window of late February, AMD sends word this evening that the first Radeon R7 265 SKUs have finally reached North American retailers. Sapphire’s R7...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

DirectX 12 to Be Unveiled At GDC 2014

Picking up from where we left off with last week’s discussion of GDC presentations, Microsoft has released a short teaser regarding their GDC presentation. The previously mentioned “DirectX: Evolving...

59 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014

AMD Announces Radeon R9 280: Radeon HD 7950 w/Boost Returns

With the launch of the Radeon R9 series back in October of 2013, AMD began the process of releasing a number of their existing GCN 1.0 7000 cards as...

43 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2014

AMD updates driver and programming tools roadmap for supporting HSA features in Kaveri

In our Kaveri review, we discussed HSA and that Kaveri brings many exciting hardware features such as true CPU/GPU shared memory (hUMA) and others such as heterogeneous queueing (hQ)...

22 by Rahul Garg on 3/3/2014

Low Level Graphics API Developments @ GDC 2014?

With the annual Game Developer Conference taking place next month in San Francisco, the session catalogs for the conference are finally being published and it looks like we may...

63 by Ryan Smith on 2/26/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Drivers Now Available

Just a bit over 3 weeks since the release of AMD’s Catalyst 14.1 beta drivers, AMD is back again with their first update to the Catalyst 14 series with...

15 by Ryan Smith on 2/25/2014

AMD Announces Embedded Radeon E8860 GPU

For the integrated market, there are several levels of capability that manufacturers need to consider. This is a market driven by sales, thus OEMs that require specific resources...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2014

Imagination's PowerVR GX6650: Competition for Mobile Kepler

Ryan touched on this in his excellent deep dive on Imagination's PowerVR Series 6XT GPU architecture earlier today, but I wanted to specifically call out the new high-end from...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/24/2014

Imagination's PowerVR Rogue Architecture Explored

In what should prove to be an extremely eventful and important day for our coverage and understanding of SoC GPUs, Imagination chosen to share more details about the inner...

95 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2014

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