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Nvidia’s GTX 1080 redefines high-end gaming performance

Nvidia’s GTX 1080 redefines high-end gaming performance While the GTX 1080 isn’t scheduled to launch until May 27, Nvidia has lifted the curtain on the GPUs performance and technical advances.Unfortunately, Nvidia was unable to supply us with a GTX 1080 in time for launch, so we’ll have to defer benchmarks and performance comparisons for another day.

Nvidia announces the GTX 1060: A $249 GTX 980 killer launching later this month

Nvidia announces the GTX 1060: A $249 GTX 980 killer launching later this month Once AMD launched the RX 480, it was inevitable that Nvidia would follow suit with its own new card.The company officially announced its GTX 1060 today, based on the GP106 die, and pushing Pascal into lower price points (at least in theory), while matching the performance of Nvidia’s GTX 980.

New Doom update adds Vulkan support, AMD claims substantial performance boost

New Doom update adds Vulkan support, AMD claims substantial performance boost According to AMD, the RX 480 is up to 27% faster in 1080p when using Vulkan and 23% faster in 1440p.1 and Windows 10 x64 using the game DOOM on the ultra preset.

AMD, Firaxis announce joint partnership to bring DirectX 12 to Civilization VI

AMD, Firaxis announce joint partnership to bring DirectX 12 to Civilization VI The Civilization franchise has evolved to encompass new features, units, and scenarios over its twenty-five year life.Now, AMD and Firaxis have jointly announced that the upcoming Civilization VI will be built around DirectX 12, with features like asynchronous compute and explicit multi-adapter GPU support.

Lies, damned lies, and benchmarks: Futuremark responds to accusations of bias in new DirectX 12 Time Spy test

Lies, damned lies, and benchmarks: Futuremark responds to accusations of bias in new DirectX 12 Time Spy test Last week, Futuremark released Time Spy, a new DirectX 12 benchmark that takes full advantage of DX12’s features and capabilities, including asynchronous compute.Much of the confusion on this topic is related to what Time Spy tests and how it implements support for asynchronous compute in DirectX 12.

Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2

Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2 The first GTX Titan launched nearly a year after the first Kepler GPU, while the Titan X launched roughly six months after Maxwell.Previous Titan-class GPUs have used a secondary label, like Titan Black or Titan X.

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link.It’s true that they’re making further changes to make Windows 10 less palatable.

Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost

Nvidia Titan X offers incredible performance, at a significant cost That’s gone at the top end — even when the Fury X manages to trade shots with the GTX 1080, Nvidia’s Titan X obliterates them both by 20-40%.If you want the absolute best GPU performance money can buy, the Nvidia Titan X is the best GPU on the market.

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly The RX 460 is a smaller, cut-down version of the Polaris 10 GPU, with 896 shader cores, a boost clock of up to 1.At its best, the RX 460 wins over the Nvidia GTX 950, a significantly more expensive GPU.

Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam

Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam Quantum Break’s troubled PC launch on the Windows 10 Store may not have been Gears of War Ultimate Edition-levels of bad, but it was far from ideal.Despite later patches in July, many Quantum Break users still report problems, especially on older cards as detailed by GameSpot.

Intel launches new Apollo Lake silicon, but new Goldmont CPU architecture may draw significantly more power

Intel launches new Apollo Lake silicon, but new Goldmont CPU architecture may draw significantly more power Earlier this year, Intel announced that its next-generation Atom architecture, Goldmont, would be confined to netbooks and the low-end of the desktop market.We still don’t know what Intel changed or how Goldmont differs from Airmont — but this plays into the TDP considerations we mentioned above.

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia’s GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD

Nvidia's GTX 1050, 1050 Ti seize the entry-level GPU performance crown from AMD Unfortunately for AMD, Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti land today, and they’re not pulling any punches.The GTX 1050 is a 640-core GPU with 40 texture units and the same 32 ROPS (640:40:32).

Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update

Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update One feature Microsoft hasn’t talked about at all, however, is the idea of a dedicated game mode for Windows 10.Twitter user h0x0d caught sight of hints of a new mode in preview build 14997 and tweeted about it: But this only raises more questions.

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available Officially, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ended six months ago.Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta).

Star Citizen will use Vulkan, not DirectX 12, DX11 to be phased out

Star Citizen will use Vulkan, not DirectX 12, DX11 to be phased out Instead of using Microsoft’s DX12, Star Citizen will use Vulkan, with DirectX 11 support also being phased out.As a result our current intention is to only support Vulkan and eventually drop support for DX11 as this shouldn’t effect [sic] any of our backers.

New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12.The answer to whether DirectX 12 was better or worse than DirectX 11 boils down to “It depends.

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It's Not Intel's Best Gaming CPU We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid.There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy.

AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2

AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2 It’s part of a significant transformation in how AMD handles its drivers that kicked off in earnest back in November 2015, with the launch of Radeon Software Crimson Edition.From 2012 to 2015, AMD adhered to a limited driver release schedule with periodic updates and more driver betas provided as opposed to more frequent (monthly) updates.