Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X: Bloody Fast, Surprisingly Efficient

About three years ago we got our first look at Nvidia's Kepler architecture that powered the GTX 680, a $500 card packing 3.54 billion transistors and 192GB/s bandwidth. It was the end of the line for the GeForce 600 series, but it wasn't the end for the Kepler architecture. » 3/17/15 2:30pm 3/17/15 2:30pm

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

Geforce GTX 960 Review: Sweet Spot' GPU or Not?

Introduced last September, Nvidia's Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 delivered twice the performance per watt of their Kepler equivalents on top of bringing support for Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 API as well as other new features such as Nvidia Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA… » 1/25/15 11:00am 1/25/15 11:00am

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

AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: The New $250 Video Card To Beat

With the series having already exploded onto the market this year, a new Radeon 200 graphics card may not make for the most exciting headline, but this one is a little different than most other Radeon 200s considering it isn't a rebadged HD 7000. Codenamed "Tonga Pro", the new Radeon R9 285 takes the latest… » 9/02/14 11:30am 9/02/14 11:30am

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

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

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

Arkham Origins Benchmarked: How's Your PC Handling The Batman?

With Warner Bros Games Montréal handling development, many fans were worried that Arkham Origins wouldn't (couldn't?) live up to its Rocksteady-produced predecessors. As is often the case with console-oriented releases, PC gamers were burdened with the extra concern of whether to expect a quality port. » 10/29/13 10:40am 10/29/13 10:40am

Intel Haswell Makes Its Debut: Core i7-4770K Review

Regular TechSpot readers will have no doubt spotted several mentions of Haswell on our front page this year. In the past few months we have covered everything from model names to performance and battery life claims. A key focus has been Haswell's graphics, with rumors suggesting its performance is set to be 2 to 3… » 6/01/13 3:00pm 6/01/13 3:00pm

GeForce GTX 770 Review: Adding Value to High-End GFX?

Having taken the covers off the GeForce GTX 780 a week ago, Nvidia is ready to release their next part in the GeForce 700 series. Giving us our first look at the GeForce GTX 770 is Gainward, with their special Phantom edition card featuring an upgraded cooling solution, factory overclocking, and 8-phase PWM. » 5/30/13 3:00pm 5/30/13 3:00pm

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Review: The Titan Descendant

The GeForce GTX 680 was Nvidia’s first 28nm part featuring 1536 CUDA cores, 128 texture units and 32 ROP units. It's remained since release Nvidia's fastest single GPU graphics card of the series, second only to the dual-GPU GTX 690 which features a pair of GK104 GPUs. » 5/23/13 9:40am 5/23/13 9:40am

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

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