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Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm
— 9:18 AM on November 6, 2014

Benchmarking giant Futuremark has been purchased by UL, a "global safety science leader" that's been around for more than a century. Otherwise known as Underwriters...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Software

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High-end Radeons get Civilization: Beyond Earth bundle
— 11:01 PM on November 5, 2014

AMD's game bundles keep getting sweeter. Starting today, Radeon R9 290, 290X, and 295 X2graphics cards will come with a complimentary code for Civilization: Beyond...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GeForce 344.60 WHQL drivers are primed for CoD: Advanced Warfare
— 2:06 PM on November 4, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out today, and Nvidia has posted a fresh set of graphics drivers to mark the occasion. The 344.60 WHQL...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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High-end GeForce cards get AC Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew bundle
— 9:52 AM on November 4, 2014

GPU vendors are pining for your holiday dollars this month. AMD's Radeon R9 290 turned up for $230 at Newegg last week, and now,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Oculus CEO: Consumer headset is 'months, not years' away
— 9:21 AM on November 4, 2014

We might not have to wait much longer for the first consumer release of Oculus's virtual-reality headset. As The Next Web reports, Oculus VR...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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The Crew's PC requirements are refreshingly tame
— 6:00 AM on November 3, 2014

After last week's Assassin's Creed Unity bombshell, it's nice to see some minimum requirements that won't...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Release roundup: New Asus gear and an infernal case
— 2:13 PM on October 31, 2014

This week on the release roundup, we have a couple of announcements from Asus, an infernal case from Lian Li, and a mouse-and-keyboard combo from...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Input devices

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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Get ready for more graphics cards with 8GB of RAM
— 9:17 AM on October 31, 2014

4GB of RAM is standard equipment for the latest single-GPU flagships from AMD and Nvidia. Cards with twice as much memory are reportedly on the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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This is what Assassin's Creed Unity looks like on the PC
— 2:05 PM on October 29, 2014

The next Assassin's Creed game will have pretty steep hardware requirements on the PC. Will it justify them with proportionately awesome eye candy? The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2014

Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ARM unwraps new graphics IP with 4K, H.265 support
— 2:47 PM on October 28, 2014

Almost exactly a year has passed since ARM introduced its first GPU designs based on the third-generation Midgard architecture: the Mali-T720 and Mali-T760. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Alienware's Graphics Amplifier brings desktop GPUs to notebooks
— 11:14 AM on October 28, 2014

For years, PC hardware makers have demoed external modules that pair full-sized desktop graphics cards with notebooks....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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The grass is greener with Nvidia's Turf Effects
— 12:37 PM on October 27, 2014

Nvidia has revealed a new addition to its GameWorks family of visual effects. The grass simulation is called Turf Effects, and it looks very...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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New Catalysts enable Mantle in Civ: Beyond Earth
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2014

In case you missed it, AMD posted a new set of beta Catalyst drivers just before the weekend. These 14.9.2 drivers add Mantle support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more
— 11:26 AM on October 24, 2014

One of these days, we're just going to skip the intro and dive right into the bulleted list. But not today. This counts as an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering
— 3:46 PM on October 23, 2014

The next installment in Sid Meier's Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, comes out tomorrow. The folks at AMD have been working with its developer, Firaxis, to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming

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