Watch Dogs Benchmarked: How Does Your PC Stack Up?

Set in an alternate reality techno-dystopian Chicago, Watch Dogs hit every gamer's holiday wishlist after appearing at E3 2012. The open world hackfest wowed onlookers with its urban stealth action and its seemingly 'next-gen' graphics. Unfortunately, a month before its November 2013 release the game was delayed for… » 5/27/14 11:00am 5/27/14 11:00am

Maingear's Ultimate 4K Gaming PC Shows Ultra HD How It's Done

The average PC gamer won't be able to afford to put together a 4K Ultra HD capable system for at least another couple of years. For the non-average PC gamer looking to spend upwards of $10,000 on a complete Ultra HD system, there's the Maingear Rush Vesuvius Edition — a showcase for AMD's water-cooled Radeon R9 295X2. » 5/14/14 1:30pm 5/14/14 1:30pm

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: A Dual-GPU Beast

We first caught wind of an upcoming dual-GPU Hawaii graphics card this time last month when AMD teased us with its top-secret "Two is Better Than One" campaign. Although AMD didn't actually reveal anything, it was clearly planning a successor to the Radeon HD 7990, which is essentially two Tahiti dies on a single… » 4/08/14 2:45pm 4/08/14 2:45pm

Battle Of The $150 Video Cards: GeForce GTX 750 Ti Vs. Radeon R7 265

Marking the introduction of its Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has targeted AMD's $150 Radeon R7 265 with the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, a card that promises to be more than another rebadge. The GTX 750 Ti's GM107 is meant to make Nvidia's 28nm design process as efficient as possible by splitting Kepler's 192-core… » 2/18/14 5:00pm 2/18/14 5:00pm

BioShock Infinite PC Performance, Benchmarked

Developed using a modified version of Unreal Engine 2.5 and enhanced with Havok Physics, we were blown away by the original BioShock when it launched back in September 2007. Our performance review at the time concluded that the title had "jaw-dropping visual effects" and that you'd need one of the finest graphics… » 4/02/13 2:00pm 4/02/13 2:00pm

Tomb Raider Performance Test: Graphics and CPUs

Although this year's Tomb Raider reboot made our latest list of most anticipated PC games, I must admit that it was one of the games I was least looking forward to from a performance perspective. Previous titles in the franchise have received mixed to positive reviews, but gameplay aside, their visuals weren't exactly… » 3/15/13 8:00pm 3/15/13 8:00pm

Crysis 3 Performance Test: Graphics Cards And CPUs

Built with CryEngine2, the original Crysis raised the bar for PC gaming graphics in 2007 with stunningly detailed visuals that crippled even the fastest of rigs. Looking back at our first Crysis performance article, which was based on the game's demo, the fastest GPU available at the time (the GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB)… » 2/28/13 5:00pm 2/28/13 5:00pm

The Man Behind The Next Generation's Graphics Hardware Deals Is Facing…

According to legal documents obtained by tech sites Ars Technica and Extremetech, four former employees of hardware company AMD are facing a number of charges related to industrial espionage over allegations they stole "thousands of confidential documents" before leaving to work at rival company Nvidia. » 1/16/13 2:28am 1/16/13 2:28am

Military PC Case Showdown: Corsair Vengeance C70 vs. Thermaltake Level…

Gamers tend to take a lot of pride in building their own rigs, but it's generally not enough to have top-notch performance without the looks to match. For those who wade deep into the enthusiast side of things, part of the fun of assembling a new machine is coordinating components so everything is pleasing to the eye.… » 12/14/12 4:00pm 12/14/12 4:00pm

Far Cry 3 PC Performance Test: Graphics & CPU

Designed exclusively for PC, the original Far Cry sold 730,000 copies in the first four months following its March 2004 release and was hailed as one of the best shooters, combining an adventurous plot that followed ex-Army operative Jack Carver's heroic exploits on a mysterious Micronesian archipelago with engaging… » 12/06/12 2:00pm 12/06/12 2:00pm

The Best Graphics Cards: Nvidia vs. AMD Current-Gen Comparison

AMD kick-started 2012 with the release of the Radeon HD 7970, the first member of the Radeon HD 7000 GPU series. This launch marked the introduction of the first-ever graphics card to be made on a 28nm design process, representing the company's most complex GPU to date, with 4,313 million transistors in a 352mm2 die. » 11/28/12 3:30pm 11/28/12 3:30pm