Items tagged with optimization

Just yesterday, we addressed the dubious claim that Intel's Clover Trail+ low power mobile processors had somehow seized a massive lead over ARM's products and we noted some of the suspicious discrepancies in the popular AnTuTu benchmark. It turns out that the situation is far shadier than we initially thought. The latest benchmark version isn't just tilted to favor Intel -- it seems to flat-out cheat to accomplish it. Anandtech forum user Exophase went digging into the benchmark source code to determine why the latest version showed such one-sided gains in favor of x86 processors. AnTuTu is basically... Read more...
AMD Releases Specification Designed to Enable Real-Time Performance Optimization for Software Applications -- AMD “Light-Weight Profiling” is the first specification under AMD’s Hardware Extensions for Software Parallelism initiative; targeted to helping developers fully leverage the benefits of multi-core processing -- SUNNYVALE, Calif -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today made available a new specification describing “Light-Weight Profiling” (LWP), a technology designed to increase the performance of software... Read more...
Software that's able to take advantage of multiple CPU cores has been around for some time now, but the gaming industry is just getting into it. With the release of AMD's and Intel's dual core CPUs, and next gen consoles featuring multiple cores, there's been an added push for more software that can use the extra core(s) to it's advantage. ATI has claimed "Dual Core Optimizations" with their recent driver release(Catalyst 5.12), and today Driverheaven has taken a look at this feature, and had a Q&A session with Phil Rogers, ATI's senior software architect.... Read more...
How would a well lit Doom 3 run on your average computer? Well, we found the answer to that with Quake 4. Unfortunately, many of us also found our FPS slowing to a crawl. If you're looking to get the most out of your Quake 4 experience, FiringSquad's Quake 4 Optimization Guide will help narrow down the right balance between performance and image quality. "Disappointed with your performance in Quake 4? If so, today's Quake 4 Optimization Guide may help. Stathi goes over all of Quake 4's video settings with a range of budget, mainstream, and semi-high-end... Read more...