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AMD seems to have been having a hard time moving its graphics cards lately, which is a bit of a shame, because they're capable hardware—just check out our most recent GPU review to see evidence of that. If you've been considering a GPU upgrade, AMD just sweetened the pot with a game bundle that lets you select two of... Read more...
For both hard-core PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts like your average HotHardware reader, it's no big deal to head into a game's settings and flip on whatever upscaling technology applies to their graphics card. Most people won't bother, though; if it isn't enabled by default, it isn't getting turned on. This isn't... Read more...
Popular hardware monitoring and detection application HWinFO's latest release notes include a handful of very curious entries. As you'll have already guessed from the headline, they're the names of Intel's upcoming graphics products: Battlemage, Celestial, and Melville Sound. The addition of these names to HWiNFO... Read more...
AMD's Radeon Anti-Lag has been around since 2019; it's not a new technology. However, the company's attempt to deploy an upgraded version of the driver-based input lag reduction feature late last year was abortive, as users who employed it found that they quickly got banned off of their favorite competitive games. AMD... Read more...
Back in the day, before the ubiquity of discrete graphics cards with powerful programmable engines, 3D games used what we now term "software rendering." This means that the graphics renderer ran purely on the system's CPU, rather than benefiting from dedicated hardware acceleration. This practice persisted longer than... Read more...
ASRock Radeon RX 7900 GRE Steel Legend: MSRP $549 The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE originally launched in China, but recent changes in the GPU market spurred the "legendary" release of this great new GPU option from ASRock and others.. Good Perf Per Dollar 16GB Of VRAM Good Overclocker Quiet Operation Dedicated Lighting... Read more...
Now that even entry-level GPUs are capable of producing hundreds of frames per second in popular games at the most common resolution (1920×1080), discrete GPU driver developers have turned their eye toward the latest metric everyone's making a fuss about. Indeed, input lag has once again become a hot topic for PC... Read more...
AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT: MSRP Starting @ $329 The affordably-priced Radeon RX 7600 XT has higher GPU clocks and double the VRAM of its predecessor to boost performance for mainstream PC gamers. Higher Clocks Double The Memory (16GB) Relatively Cool & Quiet Leading Display Output Config Minor Performance Upgrade... Read more...
Intel often disseminates slide decks to tech journalists like us, which are packed with information about its upcoming products, but presentations to its partners can often be much more interesting. It appears Intel held one such gathering on Monday in Tokyo for its Japanese partners, outlining its "AI Everywhere"... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards are based on the RDNA 3 architecture, and if you keep up with hardware news, you've probably heard of RDNA 3.5. That revision to the RDNA 3 design is not coming to discrete GPUs, though; it's strictly for integrated graphics. Instead, AMD's next Radeons will be based on RDNA... Read more...
After an awkward situation with Apple back in 2017, UK-based graphics IP developer Imagination Technologies was in a dire state. The company was quickly snapped up by a state-backed private equity firm from China known as Canyon Bridge. Since then, ImgTec graphics IP has appeared in graphics components offered by... Read more...
Bolt on your metal armor and pull out your automatic Beretta, because Robocop: Rogue City releases today. This new title from the developers of sleeper hit Terminator: Resistance has had almost no marketing, yet its extremely faithful adaptation of the film and Unreal Engine 5-powered graphics managed to garner the... Read more...
It's common for gamers to talk about input lag as stems from input devices and display devices, but the majority of the motion-to-photon lag for most PC gamers actually comes from the software stack itself. NVIDIA has its Reflex technology to counteract this latency, and AMD has its Anti-Lag, but Radeon Anti-Lag isn't... Read more...
Ryan Shrout announced he has parted ways with Intel via a post on X. Shrout joined Intel in 2018 as the company's Chief Performance Strategist. Ryan Shrout is no stranger to tweeting about his departures from previous jobs. He revealed his departure from PC Perspective, of which he was the founder, on Twitter. And... Read more...
Intel's efforts to improve its graphics drivers continue apace. We probably don't have to tell an audience of enthusiasts that Arc launched in a less than ideal state, and that lead to a sub-optimal first impression for the brand. Intel has been working hard ever since to correct course, and its regular driver... Read more...
All of the intelligent upsamplers that we have now—including NVIDIA's DLSS, AMD's FSR, and Intel's XeSS—are fundamentally algorithms at their core, and like any algorithm, they can be tuned and optimized. All three companies continue to do so, which is why game modders and enthusiasts frequently tell folks to update... Read more...
Let's talk about path tracing, hardware-heads. While the difference between ray-tracing and path-tracing has been debated, the industry has largely settled on using ray-tracing as an umbrella term covering all ray-traced effects, while path-tracing typically refers to renderers that use ray-traced methods for the... Read more...
MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming X: Starting At $329 The MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming X takes NVIDIA's reference specs and gooses them up a bit for a minor increase in performance. Efficient, Low Power Competitive In Its Class Compact Form Factor Cool And Quiet Minimal Overclocking Only DP 1.4 Price Premium For Small OC NVIDIA officially launched... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060: Starting At $299 The new GeForce RTX 4060 is NVIDIA's current entry-level Ada GPU, which targets budget-conscious 1080p gamers shopping for an upgrade from previous-gen graphics cards. Cool And Quiet Manstream Form Factor Decent Performance Most Affordable Ada GPU Power Friendly Mild... Read more...
Whatever you think about Intel's Arc graphics cards, you have to acknowledge that the proliferation of advanced upscaling technologies is largely a good thing. XeSS is an upscaler with similar performance to AMD's FSR2 and NVIDIA's DLSS, and it works on any vendor's recent graphics processor, albeit best on Intel's... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced that two more titles are receiving its highly-popular NVIDIA Reflex latency-reducing technology, including Diablo IV and Metal: Hellsinger. According to NVIDIA, gamers can expect up to a 67% reduction in system latency in Diablo IV, and a 27% reduction in Metal: Hellsinger, improving system... Read more...
PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 7600: Starting At $289 The PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 7600 offers a mild factory overclock, LED lighting, and a couple of additional tricks over AMD's reference card. Dual-BIOS Setup Built-In LED Switch Attractive Design Factory Overclocked OC Offers Minor Performance Boost... Read more...
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