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Nvidia launches game optimizing GeForce Experience

0 comments Chris Ledenican - May 03, 12 5:35pm (PST)
Along with the GTX 690 being released today, Nvidia has also created a new GeForce Experience feature that allow gamers to play their games at the maximum settings possible or their GPU and CPU configuration automatically. The GeForce experience works ...

The Nvidia GTX 690 has arrived

16 comments Chris Ledenican - Apr 28, 12 7:26pm (PST)
Traditionally, graphics cards launches follow a set order. Usually the flagship single GPU solution is released and then followed by the more affordable graphics cards in the stack. However, Nvidia is turning this on its head by releasing the GTX 690 ...

Nvidia continues teasing upcoming product with crowbar image

12 comments Chris Ledenican - Apr 23, 12 5:39pm (PST)
We have been sent plenty of odd things over the years, but a crowbar for killing zombies might take the cake. The crowbar is an obvious tease for an upcoming GeForce launch, which is widely expected to be a dual GPU GTX 690.  The latest obscure ...

Nvidia teases upcoming product via Facebook

5 comments Chris Ledenican - Apr 18, 12 12:02pm (PST)
Nvidia released a teaser image of an upcoming product today via their Facebook page. The image consist only of a vague close up of a mystery product with the following message: “It’s coming." [image1 link=yes width=650 height=241] ...

AMD cutting Southern Islands prices, launching 'Three for Free' program

1 comments Chris Ledenican - Apr 16, 12 5:42pm (PST)
The graphics segment is perhaps the most competitive in the PC market, and today things are really starting to heat up. Just three weeks ago, Nvidia launched the GTX 680 to wide spread acclaim, as it was both faster and more affordable than the HD ...

TSMC suffering extreme 28nm manufacturing shortage

1 comments Chris Ledenican - Apr 09, 12 9:45am (PST)
It has been no secret TSMC -- the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry -- has not been able to deliver when it comes to producing high yields for their latest 28nm parts. This shortage, though affecting other companies, is ...

Extreme overclockers at EVGA push NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 beyond 1.8GHz

2 comments Chris Ledenican - Mar 23, 12 5:42pm (PST)
NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 680 has high overclocking potential, as even under standard conditions we were able to increase the GPU clock speed to nearly 1300MHz. So imagine what could be possible if the VRM was modified for high voltage AND the core ...

Microsoft researchers create see-through 3D display

6 comments Chris Ledenican - Mar 23, 12 4:02pm (PST)
Traditional displays have not changed much over the years, but there have been some advancements such as stereoscopic 3D and improved resolutions. Researchers at Microsoft’s Applied Sciences division are looking to change this however, as they ...

Possible GTX 680 specifications leaked

10 comments Chris Ledenican - Mar 06, 12 10:02pm (PST)
Southern Island’s graphics cards have dominated the news cycles since their release early this year, but according to VR-Zone, Kepler is fast approaching and the architecture looks promising. According to the site, the rumored specifications ...

Windows 8 consumer preview available to download now

19 comments Chris Ledenican - Feb 29, 12 4:25pm (PST)
At the Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona, Microsoft previewed the latest features and design of their upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The new software was showcased on various mobile and desktop devices before it was announced the ...

Nvidia 295.73 drivers improve perfomance, add AO to Diablo III

2 comments Chris Ledenican - Feb 22, 12 7:42pm (PST)
Nvidia just released their latest WHQL driver, which comes packed with performance improvements, enhanced ambient occlusion support, and SLI profiles. [image1 width=650 height=366] The 295.73 driver can boost performance in Skyrim by up to 40%, and ...

HD 7950 specifications, images spotted

7 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 20, 12 10:05am (PST)
With the launch of the HD 7950 getting closer, it is no surprise leaks are coming far and wide, but today we finally almost get the complete picture. According to an engineering sample detailed on Hard Forum, the HD 7950 will launch with a street price ...

Nvidia Kepler could outperform Tahiti handily

3 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 20, 12 10:01am (PST)
The Tahiti XT graphics processor is currently the fastest GPU on the market, but all signs are pointing to this being a short lived victory for AMD. The word is Nvidia’s Kepler architecture is going to handily outperform any Tahiti based graphics ...

Intel's overclocking protection plan revealed

2 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 19, 12 8:08am (PST)
Intel’s “K” and “X” series processors are designed for overclocking, but even while they are equipped with an unlocked multiplier, there is no guarantee they can withstand high voltages and frequencies on a 24/7 basis. ...

Intel caught faking Ivy Bridge DX11 perfomance

8 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 11, 12 9:08am (PST)
While it’s not quite as disastrous as the infamous fake GTX 480 incident, Intel was caught faking their results during a live CES demo of what was supposed to be an Ivy Bridge based ultrabook running F1 2011. The event took place yesterday ...

64GB Crucial M4s crashing after 5,000 hours, fix coming

7 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 06, 12 10:24pm (PST)
While the second generation SandForce controller has mostly been bug free, there have been a few instances where SSDs using the controller would experience a blue screen during standard use. For the most part these issues were random and addressed with ...

Rumor: Sapphire HD 7970 SKU clocked at 1335MHz, possbile 2304 SP model

1 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 03, 12 10:36am (PST)
In our review of the HD 7970, we were able to push the GPU clock speed up to 1125Mhz with no additional voltage. However, since the graphics card we reviewed was BIOS limited there was no chance to push it further, so we couldn't tell how much ...

Alleged AMD HD 7770 pictures, benchmark leaked

3 comments Chris Ledenican - Jan 02, 12 9:55am (PST)
It's inevitable: when a new an architecture is coming down the pipe, there will always be leaks; today's once again comes courtesy of China. The website Chiphell has leaked pre-release images of the HD 7770 graphics cards and benchmarks, which ...

AMD Radeon HD 7950 specs rumored

4 comments Chris Ledenican - Dec 30, 11 4:42pm (PST)
Just before Christmas AMD paper launched their flagship HD 7970 graphics card, which is scheduled for a hard release January 9, 2012. This development focused all the attention on the high-end Tahiti XT processor, as there was little to no info ...

Wikipedia leaves Go Daddy following SOPA support

29 comments Chris Ledenican - Dec 28, 11 3:11pm (PST)
In most parts of the world the Internet is an open resource, with an endless amount of content, where the words “restricted” or “limited” are not usually taken to kindly. So, when domain registrar Go Daddy announced its support ...

AMD Radeon 7900 series rumored for January launch

7 comments Chris Ledenican - Dec 14, 11 7:26am (PST)
If you’ve been holding out for the next gen AMD graphics cards, the time to break out your checkbook might be soon at hand. According to the Turkish website Donanim Harber, the AMD Radeon 7900 series is going to hit retail shelves in just under a ...

AMD Catalyst 12.1 driver adds custom app profiles, better Skyrim performance

3 comments Chris Ledenican - Dec 13, 11 7:59pm (PST)
[image1 width=200 float=right] AMD has just released their latest 12.1 Catalyst preview driver, which includes performance improvements for Skyrim, irons out a few bugs, and also introduces new features to the Catalyst Control Center, and ...

FXAA 4.0 in prototyping stage

9 comments Chris Ledenican - Dec 06, 11 9:19pm (PST)
FXAA is an effective, performance-light form of anti-aliasing developed by NVIDIA's Timothy Lottes, and has been featured in games like Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City. Lottes is currently working on a fourth version of the technology, and has ...

PCI-SIG approves PCIe 4.0 standard

1 comments Chris Ledenican - Nov 30, 11 10:13pm (PST)
PCIe 3.0 graphics cards have yet to hit the mainstream market, but PCI-SIG -- the group responsible for the PCI standard -- has already approved 16 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) as the bit rate for the next generation of PCIe architecture. This is ...

AMD launching Entertainment, Performance, Radeon RAM editions

6 comments Chris Ledenican - Nov 28, 11 6:29pm (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=650 height=346] AMD is jumping into the DRAM market with three new tiers of memory, each of which will be dedicated to a specific market segment: Entertainment, Performance, and Radeon. The difference between the tiers of course ...
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