Today's release, the GeForce GTX 960 will take over this so-called sweet spot and should appeal to gamers who are preparing for the impending wave of DirectX 12 titles on a budget.
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One of the main issues with gaming laptops is the limitations of the form factor. But the Alienware 13 paired with a Graphics Amplifier offers essentially the same power as a typical gaming desktop.
When new GPUs arrive, we compare them to their predecessor but rarely go back more than one generation. Considering how far DX11 support has come, let's take a look at past and present performance.
Graphics have always been a selling point of the Far Cry series as few games offer the same open world environments that can be experienced in Far Cry. The latest iteration is no exception.
With no more GPU releases from Nvidia or AMD for the remainder of the year the battle is now on pricing. We break down each price bracket to determine which company offers the best value product.
Nvidia announced its latest quarterly earnings to the result of $1.23 billion in revenue, giving the company its greatest three-month stretch of business in its own history.
The AMD Radeon R9 290X is blisteringly fast, it also has a problem with heat. What if you want a 290X that is even faster and at the same time much quieter? HIS delivers with the R9 290X Hybrid IceQ.
With the GTX 970 making up for an excellent value GPU and AMD responding with price cuts for the R9 290, folks looking to game at 4K now have some very capable multi-GPU options for around $600.
Alien: Isolation has plenty of pants-wetting moments and is a blast if you're comfortable with soiling yourself. But we're more interested in the game's performance when running at max settings.
Last year's GeForce 700 series pushed Kepler to its limits. With such a strong showing, Maxwell's first appearance had us excited for higher-end cards and today we finally have them.
Already one of the most iconic and atmospheric first-person shooters around, Metro has received some post-release polish in "Redux" that should present a greater challenge for today's GPUs.
As a mid-range GPU, the R9 285 is meant to deliver mainstream performance at a competitive price. The "Tonga" GPU is essentially a newer, cheaper to produce version of the tried and true "Tahiti" GPU.
In this article we discuss the major VDI solutions that are currently available, how Nvidia GRID works to add GPU acceleration to a VDI, and whether virtual desktops truly are the future of computing.
The Radeon R9 280X is our current best-value pick for performance GPUs. To keep you from sifting though dozens of brands we're comparing what we think are the best five R9 280X models out there.
An AMD public promotional email has indicated that supply of their high-performance R9 series of GPUs has finally picked up to a point where they can be sold at the list price announced at launch.
AMD is teasing Internet users this weekend on Twitter with an announcement of a new processor that has something to do with "small" suggesting that it will be a mobile chip.
The R9 290X had such a huge thermal output that we weren't sure AMD would consider a dual-GPU version. Apparently so, as today arrives the Radeon R9 295X2, the most extreme card we've ever seen.
NVIDIA has announced some of the first details for Pascal, its GPU design that won't be released until 2016, after it launches its Maxwell-based chips sometime later this year.
While you may not need a Radeon R9 290X or a GeForce GTX 780 Ti to get the most out of these games, we're curious to see how hard those titles can push today's hardware.
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.
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.
As if it wasn't already fast enough, Gigabyte has armed its GTX 780 Ti with a massive air cooler that allows its variant of Nvidia's newcomer with a 17% overclock and totally silent operation...
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.
Bohemia Interactive is offering Arma 3 exclusively for PC, and the studio has no doubt been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth launch. As part of its development...
It doesn't take much graphics power to run Blacklist on ultra if you can get by with a relatively low resolution such as 1680x1050. In that scenario, a Radeon HD 7870 or GeForce GTX 660 will let you..
NVIDIA has unleashed upon the world the Quadro K6000 graphics card. The card, which is aimed at pros, comes with a massive 12GB of GDDR5 memory, three times that of the K5000.
NVIDIA have released a new beta driver specifically for the Windows 8.1 Preview, both 32 and 64-bit versions are available. If you like living on the edge, grab yours now!
The GTX 780 Super JetStream is no ordinary graphics card, as its massive heatsink and three large fans keep its core cool when under stress -- a solution that allows the card to outpace the Titan...
Company of Heroes 2 is set in World War II but focuses on the Eastern Front. It's built on Relic's proprietary Essence 3.0 engine, which takes advantage of DirectX 11 but also supports DirectX 9.
The GTX 760 is this generation's first truly mainstream product from Nvidia, with pricing well under that of the GTX Titan, 780 and even the 770 while delivering performance comparable to the HD 7950.
Nvidia is ready to release their next part in the GeForce 700 series. Giving us our first look at the GeForce GTX 770 is Gainward, with their special Phantom edition card.
The new GeForce GTX 780 is based on a similar, albeit slightly cut down version of the Titan GPU, managing to keep many of the features that make the $1,000 graphics card great, like the 384-bit bus.
AnandTech has performed an analysis on the known hardware of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, revealing that (at least on paper) the PlayStation 4 has a faster GPU with more memory bandwidth.
Intel has detailed a few new graphics options that will be available as part of their 4th-generation Core CPUs ('Haswell'), including new Iris and Iris Pro chips that deliver up to 3x the performance
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.
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...
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...
Launched on November 1996, 3Dfx's Voodoo graphics consisted of a 3D-only card that required a VGA cable pass-through from a separate 2D card to the Voodoo, which then connected to the display...
Along with DX11 effects, folks playing on PC can look forward to higher resolution textures and a healthy range of customization. Infinite comes with six graphical presets from "very low" to "ultra"..
The evolution of the modern graphics processor begins with the introduction of the first 3D add-in cards in 1995, followed by the widespread adoption of the 32-bit operating systems and the...
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...
Tomb Raider supports DirectX 11, which brings access to rendering technologies such as depth of field, high definition ambient occlusion, hardware tessellation, super-sample anti-aliasing...
After wearing the single-GPU performance crown for 12 months, the GTX 680 has been dethroned by the new GTX Titan. The Titan carries a GK110 GPU with a transistor count that has more than doubled...
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.
The third installment in the Dead Space series was released this month, and considering the game made our list of 2013's most anticipated PC games we thought we would check it out to see how it...
The website that leaked what it claimed was the CPU specs of the next Xbox console is at it again, this time with their claim they have the specs for the GPU for Microsoft's next game console.
The Tegra 4 chipset codenamed "Wayne" has had it's specs leaked by a Weibo user. Judging from what we can see, we know that it's a substantial improvement to current existing chipsets.
Like the original game, Far Cry 3 is set on a tropical island, this time found somewhere at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In typical TechSpot fashion, we'll be testing Far Cry...
With updated pricing and performance across the board, we figured it would be worth revisiting both company's offerings to see where you should spend your hard-earned cash this holiday season and...