NVIDIA has released new beta drivers for its GeForce graphics chip with claims they will boost performance in some PC games by as much as 71 percent under DirectX 11 and even beat AMD's Mantle.
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AMD's Mantle API claims to improve performance in games by allowing them to use your CPU and GPU more efficiently. Today we put those claims to the test with Eidos' Thief and Dice's Battlefield 4.
An NVIDIA spokesperson said while Microsoft's DirectX 12 API will increase performance on current graphics chips, it also will offer unannounced new features that will be supported on future GPUs.
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New rumors claim that Microsoft is working on the next generation version of its DirectX graphics API and that it will allow for low-level access to hardware similar to AMD's Mantle.
Using Thief's built-in benchmark we've ran dozens of tests that you'll be able to compare with your own results, and for those wanting to upgrade this will give you a clear picture of what's required.
Marking the introduction of its Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has targeted AMD's $150 Radeon R7 265 with the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, a card that promises to be more than another rebadge.
Currently Kaveri APUs can be paired with one of two discrete GPUs: the Radeon R7 240 and R7 250. Both are sub-$100 cards that when combined with AMD's on-die GPU could provide surprising results.
AMD really is focused on gaming performance with Kaveri and believes this is where its latest APUs have a serious advantage over the competition.
AMD's Radeon R9 290 and 290X made a strong case against Nvidia's GTX 780 and Titan, but in reality they are fetching much more than AMD intended. How good of a deal are they, then? Let's find out.
AMD has announced an expansion of their collaboration with software company BlueStacks that will offer many Windows PCs a way to use a virtual Android environment on the desktop.
Today we take a look at one of the latest cards by AMD, the R9 270. Club 3D has provided us with their version, the royalQueen, and we put it through tests to see if it's worthy of your consideration
Before Nvidia can strike back, it'll have to eat another blow. At $400, the R9 290 offers fantastic value when you consider it still packs much of what made the R9 290X a GeForce killer.
What's particularly impressive is the R9 290X's shockingly low price of $550. That's 15% less than the GTX 780 despite being 10% faster, in addition to costing 45% less than the GTX Titan.
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that a number of older processors from AMD are not supported by Windows 8.1, even though they worked in Windows 8 with a software solution.
AMD has announced a new low-level 3D graphics API called Mantle that will be used in its upcoming Radeon chips but there's speculation that it's actually a port of the API used in the Xbox One console
Dell is relaunching its Inspiron lineup of consumer laptops this fall, including the new 11-inch Inspiron 11, a Windows 8 touchscreen notebook that has a starting price of $349.
AMD has announced its embedded processor roadmap plans for 2014, revealing details about its upcoming x86 APU chips as well as its first processors that will use an ARM design.
Microsoft Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi has revealed at a technology conference that the Xbox One has received one final CPU speed boost, going up from 1.60 GHz to 1.75 GHz.
Microsoft revealed a little more infomation about the processor inside the upcoming Xbox One, which was co-designed by AMD, including the fact that it has 5 billion transistors.
The PC benchmark database website HWBot has now banned Windows 8 scores from AMD computers as well, after another website claimed that the RTC bug also affects AMD chips.
The benchmark community site HWBot now says the issue they found with benchmarks programs used on Windows 8 don't appear on an AMD PC. It also claims Windows 8.1 suffers from the same issue.
A new rumor claims that AMD will end its long running FX CPU processor lineup, with the previously launched 5 GHz FX-9590 reportedly planned as the last CPU chip.
A new report claims that the PlayStation 4's apparent performance superiority to the Xbox One on paper may not manifest itself fully when in comes to running games for both next-gen consoles.
Microsoft decided to have some fun and created a PC gaming rig with three 4K monitors linked up by AMD's Eyefinity that was able to play Dirt 3 with 1,492,992,000 pixels running.
Over five months after it was first announced, Vizio has finally started selling its first Windows 8 tablet, the MT11X-A1, with an 11.6 inch screen and the price of $599.99.
Microsoft apparently ran some of its Xbox One demos at its E3 2013 booth on PCs running on Windows 7 and with NVIDIA graphics cards, rather than on AMD hardware which is used in the actual console.
AMD has now confirmed earlier rumors that it will release a 5 Ghz processor, the AMD FX-9590. The eight core CPU will be made available in a number of PCs later this summer.
AMD has confirmed it is planning to develop processors that will be used inside Android and Chrome OS devices, while at the same time claims it is still "very committed to Windows 8."
Codenamed Richland, AMD's latest APUs offer no substantial changes to either the CPU or GPU, but they do come with a frequency boost and better power management. Today we'll check out two of them.
A former executive for AMD posted word on his LinkedIn page that the company's project to create a custom processor for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One has a value of over $3 billion.
AMD are releasing their first Kabini based processors today with the launch of the A6-5200 and the A4-5000. The A4-5000 that we are reviewing features four Jaguar cores clocked at 1.5GHz...
It's now been confirmed that AMD is indeed the co-designer behind the single-chip APU hardware inside Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console, something Microsoft did not mention in its press event.
In this first article in a multi-part series, we go over everything we think we know about Microsoft's next version of the Xbox game console, starting with the rumors about its hardware specs.
The Radeon HD 7990 takes a pair of 7970 GPUs with overclocked cores and memory, packing 8.2 TFLOPS computer power, 6GB GDDR5 and an upgraded PEX bridge to connect the two GPUs.
AMD's corporate vice president and general manager of its embedded solutions group confirmed the chip maker will develop and manufacture ARM chips going forward as part of a new strategy.
This idea of shrinking hardware hasn't been overlooked by manufacturers as several now feature space-saving designs based on mobile hardware. Such is the case with Sapphire's new Edge VS8 mini-PC...
AMD's Q1 results show huge operating losses among a "difficult market environment". With PC sales slumping and tablet sales on the rise, can the company ever hope to draw a profit in the future?
Until the advent of DirectX 10, there was no point in adding undue complexity by enlarging the die area, which increased vertex shader functionality in addition to boosting the floating point...
A new report claims, via unnamed sources, that AMD will be launching a limited number of new FX processors, code name "Centurion" that will have a clock speed of 5 GHz.
Prior to the Voodoo 5's arrival, ATI had announced the Radeon DDR as “the most powerful graphics processor ever designed for desktop PCs.” Previews of the card had already gone public...
AMD has released a teaser image for its upcoming Radeon HD 7990, a massive dual-GPU card that will compete with NVIDIA's already announced $999 GeForce GTX Titan PC graphics card.
The latest member of the Southern Islands family, the new Radeon HD 7790 is designed to fill the gap between the Radeon HD 7770 and 7850. Set to precisely target the $150 price tag, the HD 7790...
Normally when we benchmark a first person shooter, finding a good portion of the game to test with is simply a matter of playing through the game until we find a section that is rather demanding...
A new AMD PC beta driver shows that it adds support for Halo 3 in its code, but an official statement from Microsoft insists there are no plans to bring the Xbox 360 shooter to the PC platform.
The well known photo editing software company Aviary has announced it has launched an SDK for Windows 8 software developers to access, along with its own free Windows 8 photo editor.
AMD is using the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas this week to showcase an exhibit of some very cool PC case mods, including one that's also a working rocket launcher.
A new and detailed list of the rumored CPU hardware specs inside Microsoft's "next Xbox" has been posted on the Internet, claiming that the AMD-made CPU has two modules, each with four x86 cores.
AMD has announced it has worked with developer Crystal Dynamics to create more realistic hair for Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider game using a new rendering system called TressFX Hair.
Considering next-gen cards are still months away, we didn't expect to bring any more GPU reviews until the second quarter of 2013. However, we realized there was a gap: triple monitor gaming.