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Dual AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Cards On A 1000W PSU
Aug 27, 2014 - in Reviews
We previously measured the gaming power consumption of two AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics cards at 450 W, but other sites arrived at different numbers. We put our measurements to the test with a 1000 W PSU in a sweltering 30 degree Celsius environment!
Sapphire's Dual-X R9 280 OC Graphics Card Review
Aug 25, 2014 - in Reviews
We take a look at the value proposition offered by Sapphire's Dual-X R9 280 and consider it's performance compared to its competitor, the GeForce GTX 760, and its predecessor, the Radeon HD 7950 Boost.
Gamescom 2014: Nvidia Shows Shield Tablet In Action
Aug 15, 2014 - in News
Nvidia was at Gamescon to show off the streaming and big screen capabilities of its latest Tegra-based device, the Shield Tablet.
Gamescom 2014: Nvidia Bundles The Witcher 3 with GeForce GTX 770, 780, Titan
Aug 15, 2014 - in News
Nvidia’s powerful 700-series models will soon be replaced, so the company is trying to drum up some interest by bundling a hot new game with its high-end cards.
Rightware Showcases OpenGL ES 3.1 Benchmark Demo At Siggraph 2014
Aug 14, 2014 - in News
OpenGL ES 3.1 bringsmany new graphics features that mobile developers can use in their games, and Rightware has prepared a graphics test demo to showcase what can be done with all of them.
Khronos Group to Start Working on a Unified Redesign of OpenGL for PC and Mobile
Aug 11, 2014 - in News
After 22 years of supporting legacy code, the Khronos Group wants a fresh start with a next-generation and unified OpenGL API for PC and mobile.
Imagination's Quest To Provide A Third Major Mobile Platform
Aug 8, 2014 - in Reviews
By acquiring MIPS Technologies, Imagination hopes to build a strong platform to compete against the incumbent ARM and daunting challenger Intel on a more equal footing. We go through the company's portfolio to determine its strengths and opportunities.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: August 2014
Aug 7, 2014 - in Reviews
August gives you price reductions across the Radeon and GeForce line-ups. We also take a close look at AMD's Mantle graphics API, test PowerColor's new dual Radeon R9 290X and AMD's FirePro W8100, and talk about Nvidia's upcoming Maxwell-based cards.
AMD Answers FreeSync Questions in New FAQ
Aug 5, 2014 - in News
AMD is providing some answers to questions about FreeSync in a new FAQ.
AMD FirePro W8100 Review: The Professional Radeon R9 290
Jul 30, 2014 - in Reviews
After introducing the flagship FirePro W9100, AMD now has a FirePro W8100 in its portfolio. Somewhat lower specs (like 8 GB of memory, a slower GPU, and fewer shader units) should position it in the workstation world where the Radeon R9 290 is in gaming.
PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X 8 GB Review: Dual Hawaii on Air
Jul 21, 2014 - in Reviews
PowerColor’s Devil 13 graphics card, with its two Hawaii GPUs and massive heat sink, weighs in at more than two kilograms and exudes luxury. But can it compete with AMD’s dual-GPU reference design with closed-loop water cooling? Let’s find out!
AMD Mantle: A Graphics API Tested In Depth
Jul 16, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD's Mantle is available to users of certain Radeon cards, as are the first few titles with corresponding API support. We gathered up a number of CPUs and graphics boards, fired up Battlefield 4 and Thief, and set off on a benchmarking odyssey.
Report: GTA V to Have AMD Mantle Support
Jul 10, 2014 - in News
A list published by VideoCardz.com lists GTA V with unconfirmed AMD Mantle support.
Report: Intel Looking for Access to Mantle API
Jun 25, 2014 - in News
PC-World claims that Intel has approached AMD asking for access to the Mantle API.
How Has Nvidia Managed to Push 60Hz 4K Over HDMI 1.4?
Jun 23, 2014 - in News
Nvidia has used an old trick to compress video images in order to get a 60 Hz 4K signal over the limited HDMI 1.4 interfaces on Kepler cards.
Everything You Need to Know About Creative Cloud 2014
Jun 20, 2014 - in News
On Wednesday, Adobe announced the 2014 update to their Creative Cloud suite and their expanded mobile offerings, including the Ink & Slide stylus ('pen') and ruler.
Win a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB GDDR5 OC from AMD
Jun 17, 2014 - in News
We're giving away a graphics card from AMD and entering couldn't be easier!
Xbox One Gets 10% Power Boost by Ditching the Kinect
Jun 6, 2014 - in News
With the extra computing overhead required to make the Kinect work on the Xbox One, the higher price point and the weaker performance on Microsoft's console, it was only a matter of time before the Xbox One ditched the Kinect.
Galaxy Shows Single Slot GTX 750 Ti, 6GB 780, 2GHz LC
Jun 6, 2014 - in News
The long-sought single-slot high-performance graphics solution?
VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to DisplayPort 1.2a Standard
May 14, 2014 - in News
Hooray! The open G-Sync alternative has made its way to DisplayPort standards.
Unreal Engine 4 Elemental Tech Demo Available for Download
Apr 29, 2014 - in News
The oh-so-shiny Elemental tech demo of the Unreal Engine 4 can now be run on your PC.
Report: VESA Accepts AMD FreeSync, the G-Sync Alternative
Apr 11, 2014 - in News
Rumor has it that VESA has accepted AMD's proposal to implement FreeSync.
Sapphire's Radeon R9 295X2 Has the Coolest Packaging
Apr 10, 2014 - in News
Sapphire is taking packaging to the next level for AMD's dual Hawaii card.
DirectX, OpenGL May Soon Allow Low-Level Hardware Access
Feb 26, 2014 - in News
It looks like AMD's Mantle won't be the only low-level API for long.
GeForce GTX 780M, 770M, And 765M: Scaling Vs. Radeon HD 8970M
Feb 4, 2014 - in Reviews
We already have a really good idea how desktop-bound graphics cards perform. But what about the mobile hardware typically derived from those same GPUs? We test four identically-configured notebooks and show how they scale in six popular games.
AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Released: What It Fixes and Improves
Feb 3, 2014 - in News
Drivers are now available for public download.
AMD Finally Finishes Mantle Drivers, Will Be Available Soon
Jan 31, 2014 - in News
And they're almost ready for download! Almost.
BF4's Mantle Patch Out But Wait for Necessary AMD Drivers
Jan 30, 2014 - in News
The wait for Mantle is (almost) over.
Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell" Shows Up Online
Jan 21, 2014 - in News
Just last week we got word that Nvidia's first Maxwell card was just a couple of weeks away, and now we've got our first appearance of Maxwell in online listings.
Report: Nvidia Prepping Maxwell-based 750 Ti for February
Jan 18, 2014 - in News
Could we see our first Maxwell card in just a few weeks?