Benchmarked: How Well Does Watch Dogs Run On your PC?
May 28, 2014 - in Reviews
Watch Dogs is one of the most anticipated games of 2014. So, we're testing it across a range of CPUs and graphics cards. By the end of today's story, you'll know what you need for playable performance. Spoiler: this game is surprisingly demanding!
The Elder Scrolls Online Review: Epic Adventure Or Epic Fail?
May 2, 2014 - in Reviews
The Elder Scrolls Online has been out for a little over three weeks, which is a safe enough distance from the initial faltering and failings of traditionally rocky MMO launches to provide a genuine review of the game.
How Well Does The Elder Scrolls Online Run On Your PC?
Apr 4, 2014 - in Reviews
The Elder Scrolls series practically invented the modern single-player RPG. Today, we look at the franchise's expansion into the MMO space with The Elder Scrolls Online. What sort of graphics card and CPU will you need to enjoy your experience in Tamriel?
Roccat Power-Grid: Turn Your Smartphone Into A PC Peripheral
Oct 27, 2013 - in Reviews
Roccat's Power-Grid allows your smartphone or tablet to be used as a programmable PC peripheral interface device. We took the beta version through its paces to show you what the software can do, and how easy it is to create your own custom interface!
Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, And Opera Next, Benchmarked
Jun 30, 2013 - in Reviews
Today, we have the latest benchmark results from the top four Windows-based Web browsers, along with a sneak peek at Opera's upcoming Chromium-based overhaul. Is this really a step-up from Presto/Carakan or just another Chrome clone?
League Of Legends Performance, Benchmarked
May 19, 2013 - in Reviews
Following up our Dota 2 performance analysis, we benchmark the most-played PC game in the world, League Of Legends, and find out just how much graphics and CPU performance it requires for high-resolution, high-detail play, even across three screens.
A Free-To-Play MMO? Neverwinter Performance, Benchmarked
May 8, 2013 - in Reviews
Neverwinter is a new free-to-play MMO in the Dungeons And Dragons universe, sporting an action RPG flavor. We benchmark it with a number of graphics cards and CPUs, uncovering a processor-oriented bottleneck along the way. Does your platform measure up?
Nvidia's Tegra 3 Optimizations: THD Android Games, Tested
Jan 3, 2013 - in Reviews
Nvidia continues to encourage game developers to add Tegra-only details to their Android titles. Is Tegra 3 the killer SoC for Android gaming? How do Tegra-optimized games look compared to the same titles on iOS? Is it all just a bunch of marketing hype?
Far Cry 3 Performance, Benchmarked
Dec 13, 2012 - in Reviews
The third installment of the Far Cry series is more impressive as a game (to us, at least) than its predecessor. But do you need really powerful hardware to enjoy it? We benchmark 15 different graphics cards and eight different CPUs to find out.
Which Web Browser Should You Run On Your Android Device?
Nov 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Today is our very first Web Browser Grand Prix on Android. Unlike iOS, Android-based tablets have real competition between browsers. So, how do Chrome, Dolphin, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera Mobile, and Sleipnir stack up against the stock Android browser?
Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?
Nov 18, 2012 - in Reviews
Welcome to our first-ever Web Browser Grand Prix on Windows 8! Will Chrome remain the reigning Windows champion? Is Internet Explorer 10 going to smash the competition like its predecessor? Does Opera 12.10 finally deliver on what version 12 promised?
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Graphics Performance, Benchmarked
Nov 15, 2012 - in Reviews
The Call of Duty series is an old favorite of ours, so it's a foregone conclusion that we'd check out Black Ops II's performance on the PC. How well does your graphics card handle it? Does this title have what it takes to stand out in a crowded genre?
Windows 8: Double-Checking Performance On Core i7-3770K
Nov 5, 2012 - in Reviews
After giving Windows 8 our attention last week, we're following up with one more look at performance using a Core i7-3770K processor. Are there any aberrations to note, or does Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture demonstrate the same behavior as Bulldozer?
Medal Of Honor Warfighter Performance, Benchmarked
Nov 1, 2012 - in Reviews
We take Medal of Honor Warfighter for a spin on 12 different graphics cards to figure out how much hardware you need to get this modern-day account of our Tier 1 operators' work running smoothly. Not surprisingly, the single-player campaign is GPU-heavy.
Windows 8: Does AMD's Bulldozer Architecture Benefit?
Oct 30, 2012 - in Reviews
Shortly after AMD's Bulldozer architecture launched, AMD had us anticipating a couple of hotfixes that were supposed to improve FX-8150's performance. But Windows 8 was the ultimate goal. Now that the operating system is out, does it help FX-8150?
The Definitive Windows 8 Review And User Guide
Oct 29, 2012 - in Reviews
The new version of Windows is now available on store shelves, and we have the complete lowdown on Microsoft's latest operating system. Join us as we thoroughly dissect the Windows 8 UI (Metro), Apps, Desktop, Gestures, IE10, SkyDrive, and Windows Store.
Windows 8 Versus Windows 7: Game Performance, Benchmarked
Oct 25, 2012 - in Reviews
We already know that the look and feel of Windows 8 is very different from Windows 7. But once you fire up your favorite title, does Microsoft's latest affect your experience? We test 10 games and talk to one of the company's SDEs to answer that question.
Which Browser Should You Be Running On Your iPad And iPhone?
Oct 18, 2012 - in Reviews
Welcome to our first ever mobile Web Browser Grand Prix! How do Web browsers on iOS, the world's number-one tablet platform, compare? Today, Yahoo! Axis, Google Chrome, Dolphin, Maxthon, Apple Safari, and Sleipnir vie for supremacy on the third-gen iPad.
RoboHornet Pro: Microsoft Snubs Google, Mozilla Concurs!
Oct 2, 2012 - in Reviews
Last week we broke the story of RoboHornet, a new Web browser performance benchmark. Today, we chronicle the fallout of what is perhaps the worst-received benchmark launch in history, plus add the results of Microsoft's counter-move: RoboHornet Pro.
RoboHornet: The Next Big Thing In Browser Benchmarking
Sep 24, 2012 - in Reviews
Today, Google and GitHub unveil the mysterious project RoboHornet. This ambitious all-in-one Web browser performance benchmark is like no other seen before, and we have early access! Will RoboHornet become the one browser benchmark to rule them all?
Web Browser Grand Prix: Firefox 15, Safari 6, OS X Mountain Lion
Sep 6, 2012 - in Reviews
Today we're breaking out the Hackintosh for our first-ever Web Browser Grand Prix on Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). How will Chrome 21, Firefox 15, Opera 12.02, and Safari 6 stack up against each other, and to IE9 and the rest of the Windows 7 browsers?
Guild Wars 2: Your Graphics Card And CPU Performance Guide
Aug 26, 2012 - in Reviews
The anticipated sequel to Guild Wars is here, and we're putting this MMO through its paces to let you know what hardware you'll need in order to play it at its highest details. We also explore which processor architectures work best with Guild Wars 2.
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 20, Opera 12, Firefox 13
Jul 4, 2012 - in Reviews
How do the latest Windows 7-based Web browsers stack up? Chrome and Firefox each have three wins under this operating system; can one become our champion? Or will Opera clean house here, as it did under Windows XP? We set up a new test system to find out.
Can OpenGL And OpenCL Overhaul Your Photo Editing Experience?
Jun 10, 2012 - in Reviews
In our continuing look at the heterogeneous computing ecosystem, it's time to turn our attention to the photo editing apps currently able to exploit OpenCL- and OpenGL-capable hardware. We interview experts, run benchmarks, and draw some conclusions.
Act Of Valor: Bandito Brothers' Jacob Rosenberg, Interviewed
May 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Worldwide editor-in-chief Chris Angelini interviews Jacob Rosenberg, CTO of Bandito Brothers, the media company responsible for "Act of Valor." They talk about the marriage of technology and film-making, overcoming bottlenecks, and the future of Bandito.
Diablo III Performance, Benchmarked
May 6, 2012 - in Reviews
With the much-anticipated release of Diablo III right around the corner, we wanted to explore this incredible game's performance on 12 different graphics configurations and a few CPUs. Does your PC have what it takes to run Diablo III well?
In Pictures: A History Of Computer RPGs
May 3, 2012 - in Picture Story
Today we cover more than 30 years of computer role-playing games in pictures! From Ultima I to The Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Diablo, and of course The Elder Scrolls, this walk down memory lane undoubtedly includes a few of your favorites.
Tom's Hardware Interviews Four Android And iOS Game Developers
Apr 26, 2012 - in Reviews
Four leading mobile game developers divulge their thoughts on the rise of mobile gaming, the iOS vs. Android vs. WP7 industry face-off, the impact of HD tablets like the iPad 3, and whether mobile gaming is now challenging the dominance of game consoles.
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 18, Firefox 11, Windows XP
Apr 17, 2012 - in Reviews
Over the past two years, we've tested the top five Web browsers using modern PC hardware. But today, going against all that is sacred to the enthusiast crowd, we're breaking out an old beige box to bring you Web Browser Grand Prix: Windows XP Edition!
Killer Wireless-N 1103 Review: Can Qualcomm Take On Centrino?
Apr 4, 2012 - in Reviews
When Qualcomm bought Bigfoot Networks, maker of the famed Killer Ethernet adapters, we wondered if Qualcomm was right in the head. Could Bigfoot's enhancements possibly translate into benefits in the world of wireless networking? We're about to find out.