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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Custom-cooled Radeon R9 290X cards from Asus and XFX reviewed
— 2:50 PM on April 23, 2014

Radeon R9 290X prices are creeping down into normal territory once again. Just in time, we have a look at two custom-cooled cards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon R9 295 X2 graphics card reviewed
— 7:00 AM on April 8, 2014

We review the most powerful piece of consumer graphics hardware ever created. Not to put too fine a point on it.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A closer look at DirectX 12
— 11:38 PM on March 30, 2014

We already covered the basics of DirectX 12 amid the GDC frenzy. Now that we've had time to study our notes from the show, we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 750 Ti 'Maxwell' graphics processor
— 10:20 PM on February 19, 2014

Nvidia's next-generation GPU architecture has arrived aboard an unusually affordable graphics card. Come have a look at how the "Maxwell" architecture drives the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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A quick look at Mantle on AMD's Kaveri APU
— 9:11 PM on February 13, 2014

Three months ago, AMD foretold of the performance improvements that Mantle, its close-to-the-metal graphics programming interface, would bring to Kaveri in Battlefield 4. We've now...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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First look: AMD Mantle CPU performance in Battlefield 4
— 12:26 PM on February 4, 2014

Does AMD's Mantle graphics API deliver on its promise of smoother gaming with lower-spec CPUs? We take an early look at its performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance
— 1:34 PM on January 17, 2014

Update — Faulty memory appears to be behind the crashing we experienced with the A8-7600T. The AMD-branded DIMMs provided with the Kaveri test system produce...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Oculus Rift's 'Crystal Cove' prototype tickles our rods and cones
— 5:52 PM on January 15, 2014

The absolute highlight of last year's CES was getting a first look at an Oculus Rift prototype. Strapping on a Rift for the first...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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A first look at Nvidia's G-Sync display tech
— 5:55 PM on January 2, 2014

We got our first look at G-Sync a couple of months ago at an Nvidia press event in Montreal, and we came away impressed with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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An update on Radeon R9 290X variance
— 12:01 PM on December 10, 2013

We're still tracking the issue of Radeon R9 290X performance variance after our investigation into the matter last week and AMD's subsequent statement....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics

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Are retail Radeon R9 290X cards slower than press samples?
— 10:28 AM on December 4, 2013

Is this really a thing? Are the Radeon R9 290X cards shipping to consumers really slower than the review units sent to the press?...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Delving deeper into AMD's Mantle API
— 3:30 PM on November 25, 2013

At its APU13 developer conference in San Jose, California, AMD invited journalists and developers to listen to hours worth of keynotes and sessions by Mantle's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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AMD's Radeon R9 270 graphics card reviewed
— 11:01 PM on November 12, 2013

Today, AMD pulls back the curtain on the Radeon R9 270, a new graphics card that extends the R9 family down to $179. This...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics card reviewed
— 7:10 PM on November 7, 2013

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti has a clear mission: to best the best single-GPU graphics card in the world. To succeed, it'll have to

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon R9 290 graphics card reviewed
— 11:00 PM on November 4, 2013

Less than two weeks ago, AMD introduced the Radeon R9 290X to good reviews and much fanfare. Here's hoping you didn't buy one, because...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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