Batman: Arkham Knight PC Benchmarks, For What They're Worth

Although I didn’t spend much time playing Batman: Arkham Origins, I remember the game rather well after testing it on no less than 30 graphics cards and 20 CPUs. Arkham Origins appeared to take full advantage of Unreal Engine 3, it ran smoothly on affordable GPUs, though it’s worth remembering that Origins was… » 6/27/15 1:00pm 6/27/15 1:00pm

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review: Overkill Without Excess

Nvidia’s graphics lineup could be deemed complete in the enthusiast front. Starting at $200 with the GeForce GTX 960 and finishing at $1,000 with the 3072 CUDA core monster that is the GTX Titan X. Hardcore gamers with cash to spare will arguably say the finish line isn’t crossed until you hit two or even three Titan… » 6/01/15 9:00am 6/01/15 9:00am

Grand Theft Auto V Benchmarked: Pushing PC Graphics To The Limit

It’s been nearly two decades, but I can still remember wreaking havoc in the original Grand Theft Auto and GTA 2 like it was yesterday. Both games were a blast but Rockstar really blew our minds when it shifted from bird’s-eye visuals to a fully 3D game engine and environment with GTA III in 2001, allowing players to… » 4/18/15 12:00pm 4/18/15 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

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

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