NEWS

April 8th, 2014, 5:24 PM

HWC Servers Go Down; We Blame AMD

Earlier this morning, two things happened: AMD officially launched their R9 295X2 and our servers took a dump. Do you believe in coincidence? Neither do we. Hardware Canucks is currently undergoing a large-scale redevelopment of our front page and forums which has caused intermittent hiccups in accessibility as we test new features and whatnot. As [...]

March 25th, 2014, 5:01 PM

NVIDIA Looks Beyond Maxwell; Announces Pascal Architecture

NVIDIA has updated their GPU roadmap, ditching (or at least renaming) Volta and moving from Maxwell to the upcoming Pascal architecture. Over the last few years NVIDIA’s roadmap has included a pair of architectures beyond Kepler: Volta and Maxwell. While Maxwell is currently rolling out and provides evolutionary steps over Kepler, Pascal will be a [...]

March 25th, 2014, 4:29 PM

NVIDIA Announces TITAN Z, Dual TITAN GPUs, $3000 Price Tag

In an effort to preempt AMD’s Vesuvius launch, NVIDIA has announced their own dual GPU uber card, the GeForce TITAN Z 12GB. With the flagship R9 290X and GTX 780 Ti (along with the extremely limited TITAN Black) gradually evolving through board partner specific custom designs, both AMD and NVIDIA are moving towards the next [...]

March 25th, 2014, 3:55 PM

Oculus VR, Gaming’s Ray of Virtual Reality Hope, Bought by Facebook

In late-breaking news, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has bought Oculus VR, a truly innovative virtual reality company. In an announcement that will surely rock the game development community, Facebook has announced their acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion. For those of you who don’t know Oculus, their Rift VR system was widely touted as the next [...]

March 19th, 2014, 6:20 PM

NVIDIA Strikes Back; Announces GameWorks for Unreal Engine 4 & Titanfall

Amidst a flurry of AMD Mantle talk, NVIDIA has announced some major upcoming games will incorporate elements of their GameWorks library. GamaWorks hasn’t been talked about much lately but it is has proven to be a major facilitator for developers since it was first announced at NVIDIA’s Montreal event. Unlike The Way Its Meant To [...]

March 19th, 2014, 5:43 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Rolls Into Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios

At GDC, AMD has announced exclusive Gaming Evolved partnerships with three key studios:  Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios. Gaming Evolved has received quite a bit of press over the last year with several big-name titles featuring prominently in AMD’s developer relations program. Games like Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, THIEF, Star Citizen [...]

March 19th, 2014, 5:27 PM

AMD Expands Mantle’s Reach with CRYENGINE

AMD and Crytek are pairing up to bring Mantle to future games featuring the popular CRYENGINE which is a major step forward for the nascent API. It seems like AMD’s Mantle API is making some serious inroads these days. Fresh off of announcements for Thief and a successful rollout into Battlefield 4, it looks like [...]

February 18th, 2014, 6:00 AM

NVIDIA Quietly Launches the GTX TITAN Black 6GB

NVIDIA is introducing a new TITAN. Dubbed the TITAN Black, it uses a fully enabled GK110 core to create a new flagship card for the GeForce lineup. Back when the GTX 780 Ti was launched, many predicted it would effectively take over from the GTX TITAN in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts. Not only [...]

January 19th, 2014, 8:58 AM

Warning: Chrome + Hardware Canucks Navigation

Please note that we have identified an issue with Chrome’s new scrolling method in WordPress / vBulletin. As of the latest Chrome update, Google has removed the up / down navigation and scrolling arrows in the main browser and within drop-down boxes. The problem area is highlighted below. At this time, due to a bug [...]

January 9th, 2014, 10:12 AM

MSI Shows Off Their R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini

Two cards at different ends of the spectrum, the R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini are meant for different markets but each is impressive in its own right. MSI’s R9 290X Lightning is billed as the ultimate AMD graphics card and that’s no surprise considering its pedigree. Every generation it seems like the Lightning series [...]