Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics And CPU Performance

Most known for developing the Call of Juarez and Dead Island franchises, Techland is back this week to launch a new open world survival horror title for the PC (including Linux and SteamOS), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. » 1/31/15 12:00pm 1/31/15 12:00pm

Then And Now: Five Generations Of Radeon Graphics Compared

Last month we compared half a decade's worth of DirectX 11-capable GeForce cards in the latest and greatest PC games to see where Nvidia has made the biggest performance leaps and which GPUs have aged the best. » 1/19/15 9:40am 1/19/15 9:40am

Then And Now: Five Generations Of GeForce Graphics Compared

It may not seem like it, but we've been gaming on DirectX 11 graphics hardware for half a decade. The AMD Radeon HD 5870 arrived in September 2009, while Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 shipped six months later — a trivial delay considering there were so few DX11 games available at the time. » 12/22/14 9:00am 12/22/14 9:00am

Dragon Age: Inquisition Benchmarked: Graphics And CPU Performance

As a long time fan of the series, our mobile editor Tim jumped at the opportunity to preview Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead of release last month. As with Kotaku's impression of the final release, Tim concluded that the fantasy RPG's third iteration is a must-play. » 11/24/14 10:00am 11/24/14 10:00am

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

Battlefield 4 Benchmarked: Is Your PC Up To The Task?

With roots that stretch back more than a decade and enough fans to justify new content every year, Battlefield is among the handful of franchises that needs no introduction around here. Even if you hate EA's approach modern military madness, you can typically expect Battlefield's graphics to raise the bar. This year's… » 10/31/13 7:14pm 10/31/13 7:14pm

How to Overclock Your Video Card and Boost Your Gaming Performance

Overclocking—or running your hardware at higher speeds than it was designed to run—is one of the best ways to boost your gaming performance. Here's how to overclock your video card and get faster, smoother games without spending a dime. » 6/12/13 4:28am 6/12/13 4:28am

Benchmarking Fun with the GTX Titan, Nvidia's Most Advanced Video Card

Earlier this week I told you about Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan, the $1,000 graphics card with supercomputer power, tons of tweakability and an astounding acoustic footprint which keeps it whisper-quiet under the heaviest of loads. What I couldn't tell you about were the benchmarks—those all-important numbers. » 2/21/13 10:15am 2/21/13 10:15am

3DMark 11 Tests Your Gaming PC’s Mettle (and Silicon, Too)

You think you've built yourself a burly PC that can withstand the intensive demands of today's most impressive games. But how sure are you? 3DMark can help you find out. Long the gold standard of PC benchmarking tools, 3D Mark's latest version charts performance along multiple vectors and can be customized for… » 12/14/11 3:40pm 12/14/11 3:40pm