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With every new rumor and leak that comes out, it seems like the next-generation graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA get more powerful and more power-thirsty. Well, today's tidbit from the rumor mill puts the kibosh on that trend, as it seems like AMD's Navi 3x GPUs might actually be significantly less capable than... Read more...
Rumors about next-generation GPUs just don't stop. Every tidbit of news we hear about AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series and NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace GPUs leaves us mind-blown at the possibilitiesto say nothing of Intel's top-end Arc offerings. This time around, it's the red team in the rumor mill, with an update to an old leak... Read more...
A new version of Android is around the corner, and it has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Users and developers alike should be getting excited as some of these updates include major performance updates to make game performance much smoother. The Android operating system, according to StatCounter, makes up a... Read more...
It took a minute, but the wait for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti to arrive is officially over. NVIDIA announced the launch of its new flagship graphics card today, calling it the "very fastest GPU on the planet." NVIDIA's referring to the consumer space, of course, and will get no argument from usup until today, that... Read more...
It's been around two months since NVIDIA teased a new flagship graphics card at CES, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, so where the heck is it? Last we heard from NVIDIA is that it would be in touch when it has more information to share. Officially, there's nothing new to offer up. Unofficially, however, the new flagship is... Read more...
Get ready to add another 3DMark benchmark test to your arsenal. UL Benchmarks, the developer behind the popular 3DMark suite (as well as PCMark and others), announced it is bringing a new Speed Way benchmark to the 3DMark track so you can redline and test the lap time of your turbocharged DirectX 12 Ultimate gaming... Read more...
They might be confusing to the uninitiated, but graphics card model names generally make sense. Sure, you have your trouble spots, like NVIDIA's lower-end GPUs (particularly from earlier series, like the four different models of GT 640.) But still, if you understand the labeling, you generally know what you're... Read more...
Destiny 2:The Witch Queen launched yesterday and it may have been the games biggest launch yet. According to player count websites, the game surpassed one million concurrent players. Destiny 2 servers managed to survive relatively well despite this massive influx of players. Destiny 2 players have been eagerly... Read more...
Speaking as hardware nerds ourselves, if there's one thing that hardware nerds love to do, it's speculate on upcoming products. Around these parts, we're pretty pleased with Intel's 12th-Gen Alder Lake processors, but even still, we've done a lot of deliberating on Intel's future chips. Reportedly, we couldsee... Read more...
Over the years, Chinese phone manufacturer RedMagic has managed to build a reputation for making affordable, feature-packed gaming phones and selling them in the US. The company typically releases new models in the spring using Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, then launches similar, but updated versions in... Read more...
In case you missed it, Intel's planning to ship some four million or more discrete GPUs this year, and going forward, too. That doesn't necessarily mean four million desktop graphics cards, but to put things in perspective, the entire desktop graphics card market in 2021 was just twelve million units. So saying... Read more...
Back at CES, NVIDIA announced a flurry of new mobile and desktop GPUs, including a new flagship SKUthe mighty GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. There was not a whole lot of information to share at the time, other than a few TFLOPs numbers and the promise to share more details by the end of the month. It's been about a month and a... Read more...
It's critically important when talking about processor performance, whether CPU or GPU, that we consider many types of applications. A chip that performs well in one application or workload may not perform very well in another. This can be down to hardware design, driver optimizations, or even application... Read more...
Mesh shaders are one of the more interesting recent developments in computer graphics technology, despite that many users are very likely not heard of them, or only heard the name. In essence, mesh shaders are a programmable shader type that allows a GPU to shift some of the workload from fixed-function... Read more...
AMD's graphics drivers for Linux have been getting a lot of love lately, but not just from AMD. The most up-to-date and commonly-used Radeon graphics drivers are all open-source, which means anyone can contribute, and the biggest contributor lately is none other than game-dev-turned-platform-host Valve. That might be... Read more...
A lot of people were disappointed when CES 2022 came and went with nary a sign of discrete graphics adapters bearing Intel GPUs. Intel broadly promised Arc GPUs in Q1 of this year, but the thrust of the presentation was entirely focused on laptops, which are unlikely to include the hefty DG2-512 "Xe-HPG" processor... Read more...
One of the many announcements NVIDIA during its CES event was the crowning of a new flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Not that the regular GeForce RTX 3090 we reviewed last year is long in the tooth by any stretch, but for those who want the fastest consumer GPU on the planet, the Ti model will soon... Read more...
In what could be a boon for someone looking to build a high-powered, small form factor (SFF) gaming PC, ASUS has announced a new compact power supply line under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division, and it's brimming with desirable features. Chief among them is a 16-pin PCie connector and cable to feed... Read more...
Aside from the refreshed ThinkPad X1 series we covered earlier, Lenovo's also sprucing up the rest of its laptop line, including the ThinkBooks, the AMD-powered ThinkPad Z lineup, and its Yoga series of convertibles. There's some Legion gaming laptops that we'll cover in a separate post, too. The main differences... Read more...
At its CES 2022 event, NVIDIA made a bunch of announcements, including several new pieces of hardware such as new high-end laptop GPUs. Those are exciting, but the green team also slapped bookends on its desktop GPU range, talked about its progress with GeForce NOW and NVIDIA Reflex, and announced free access to the... Read more...
If you're a long-time Mac or Linux user, you've almost certainly benefited from the work of CodeWeavers even if you've never heard of them. Founded in 1996, the company has been working for a long time now on making Windows applications run on first Linux, then Mac, and most recently, ChromeOS. CodeWeavers is the... Read more...
GamePad Digital should be a fairly familiar name to hardware enthusiasts these days, although you've more likely heard the name in short form: GPD. Starting with the original GPD Win in 2016, the company has continued releasing its curious little palmtop PCs that, while not perfectly suited for any particular use... Read more...
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