Items tagged with graphics cards

Ashes of the Singularity, which is in fact a video game and not just a benchmark, famously maintains a large benchmark database. That's one of many such lists that Twitter bot @BenchLeaks monitors for unrecognized CPU and GPU results. The bot's tearless retina spotted a result in the Ashes of the Singularity database... Read more...
Intel’s first Arc Alchemist graphics card sold through a major US retailer looks set to drop on Monday. Major online PC and electronics dealer Newegg has listed the ASRock Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX 6GB OC today. This compact single fan ‘ITX’ card is listed by Newegg at $139.99, which falls in line with... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer, you are likely someone who likes to revisit old favorites. After all, one of the greatest benefits of PC gaming (versus game consoles) is the ability to freely go back and enjoy classic titles from ages past. Doing so may be clumsy on Intel's Arc GPUs, however, as it turns out that they don't... Read more...
The only Arc graphics cards we've seen so far have been a couple of "Limited Edition" models of the higher-end parts and then of course the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon card. The fact that nearly a month out from their rumored release the only available desktop Arc parts were the Gunnir cards was causing some folks to doubt... Read more...
If you've ever done any livestreaming on the internet, then you already know that one of the most important technical aspects of doing so is properly configuring your stream settings. Your selection of video encoder and its bitrate can have a particular influence. Most folks streaming these days are using the... Read more...
Memory bandwidth is one of the most important specifications that determines a graphics card's performance potential. It reflects the maximum data throughput rate between the GPU chip itself and its memory packages. That's why hardware nerds like us are always quite keen to hear what the final shipping memory speed... Read more...
Do you remember last year when Chinese crypto-miners were snatching up GeForce RTX 30-series laptops to use their GPUs for mining? The mobile GPUs never got a hash rate limitation, unlike the desktop models, so desperate miners started propping up piles of laptops and pointing fans at them to make them mine... Read more...
One of the key characteristics we've seen so far in Arc graphics card benchmarks is a predominant softness in DirectX 11 titles versus those using the newer DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. The latter two APIs are much lower-level interfaces, giving game programmers greater control over the hardware. As a result, there's a... Read more...
If you're reading this post, then you're surely already familiar with the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon graphics card that we've posted about several times before. This is the first and foremost add-in-board partner card for Intel's Arc family of GPUs, and it's currently making the rounds of tech hardware journalism. The... Read more...
NVIDIA partners have started to make GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards with trimmed down specs available in pre-built PCs. This OEM variant has both fewer CUDA cores, as well as slightly scaled back GPU base/boost clocks. Otherwise, the OEM RTX 3050 is the same as the PC DIY discrete graphics card you can buy at most... Read more...
The Intel Arc A380 has barely reached US shores, and we have only recently seen the first Intel-sanctioned teases of the more powerful Arc A750 Limited Edition. However, Intel has several more Arc models on the way, and we may have just caught our first glimpse of the littlest (in more ways than one) GPU in the... Read more...
Regular readers are surely well aware that Intel's released Arc as a desktop product over in China. The entry-level Arc A380 Photon card from new vendor Gunnir looks pretty snazzy. A few of those cards have made their way over to the US, first in the hands of one Mr. Ryan Shrout, and now in the mitts of Gamers... Read more...
We don't need to tell you that the economy is slipping around the world; you're probably already feeling the effects of inflation in your food costs, gas tank, and power bill. Compared to your larger home appliances, a gaming PC is a relatively small portion of your power budget, but that may not stay that way for... Read more...
Shopping for a graphics card is far less frustrating than it was just a short while ago, back before the cryptocurrency market crashed and when GPUs sold for outrageously high prices. There are multiple factors playing into today's more reasonable prices. We won't get into them here, but to suffice to say, you can... Read more...
Everyone's been waiting with great trepidation for the arrival of the first Arc desktop graphics cards in the US. That "everyone" includes enthusiasts that want cheap GPUs, reviewers (like us!) who want to put them through their paces, and even Intel, whose employees have probably chewed through every pen on the... Read more...
Synthetic benchmarks get a bad rap. Sure, they're not always representative of real application performance -- that much is inarguable. They're still extremely useful, though. Not only can they help developers pinpoint performance problems for specific troubleshooting, but they also can help users confirm that their... Read more...
As anyone could have predicted, cryptocurrency miners are looking to unload their used GPUs now that it may no longer be profitable to mine Ethereum and other blockchain assets. Before you buy a card at a potentially steep discount, though, be aware that you might not end up getting what you thought you were... Read more...
AMD has released a new online GPU comparison tool and it less biased than you might think. Yes, that totally sounds like a backhanded compliment, but we don't actually mean it that way. As any fellow geek can attest, we tend to be a jaded bunch when it comes to a manufacturer's own benchmark data and claims. But in an... Read more...
Do you have a DOS box? No, no, not the excellent DOS emulator software—I'm talking about a dedicated older PC for DOS software. Mostly popular among retro gamers, building a DOS box is a tricky task in 2022 as much of the necessary hardware has shuffled off to the great e-waste landfill in the sky. Among the rarest... Read more...
When we saw Intel's Arc Alchemist GPUs in the figurative flesh last week, there were a few oddities in the presentation. Some of them can be explained as confusing Chinese-to-English translation issues, but differences in numbers stick out rather readily, and there were a couple of those, too. Chief among them was... Read more...
It's taken a minute or three, but graphics card prices are finally starting to normalize. In some cases, you can even find a GPU selling for below its launch price, something that was unheard of over the past year or so. This is all happening as the cryptocurrency market finds itself in a bit of a tailspin. That's not... Read more...
In case you missed it, Intel this week released its first desktop Arc Alchemist graphics card, officially launching the A380 in China with a promise to "expand globally during the summer." Intel also posted an online quick start guide with a curious listing under the system requirements section—it calls for a 12th Gen... Read more...
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