VIDEO CARD NEWS

April 6th, 2013, 8:44 PM

AMD’s Roy Taylor Started the Obituary of DirectX, but Microsoft Says Not So Fast

Since the beginning of modern gaming, Microsoft’s DirectX API has guided the development of new graphics technology. Sure, there have been alternatives such as OpenGL but Microsoft’s clout in the PC – and for the last decade console – gaming business meant that it has worked closely with the likes of NVIDIA and AMD to [...]

April 6th, 2013, 1:43 AM

AMD Bundling Sim City with A8 and A10 APUs

It looks like AMD is bringing a “Never Settle” style promotion to its APU lineup. From April 8 until Q3 2013, AMD will be bundling EA’s Sim City with select A8 and A10 series desktop APUs. The eligible models are the the A10-5800K, A10-5700, A8-5600K, and A8-5500. Of course it won’t be an actual copy [...]

March 27th, 2013, 6:06 AM

AMD Officially Unveils the HD 7990

AMD has finally begun discussing the rumored HD 7990, a card which is supposed to compete against and likely surpass NVIDIA’s GTX 690.  At a press conference yesterday during GDC, AMD gave the media a brief glimpse of their HD 7990.  Code named Malta, this graphics card is supposed to incorporate a pair of HD [...]

March 19th, 2013, 3:03 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen GPU ‘Votla’

Even though NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU has yet to be released, the company has announced its next-gen next-generation processor today at the GPU Technology Conference: Volta. Scheduled to be released in 2016, Volta will introduced stacked DRAM to the GPU market providing users with 1TB/s of memory bandwidth (3 times more than the NVIDIA’s flagship GTX). [...]

March 19th, 2013, 2:41 PM

GTC 2013: NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Tegra will Break Moore’s Law

At the GPU Technology Conference today in San Jose, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang two new versions of its Tegra mobile GPU and claimed that the fifth-generation of the chip would effectively break Moore’s Law. On stage Mr. Huang said that the next refresh of Tegra, codenamed Logan, will be released in late 2013. Logan will [...]

March 8th, 2013, 8:55 AM

ASUS Teases GTX 670 DirectCU Mini for SFF Chassis

In an effort to capitalize on the gaming market’s continual shift towards smaller form factors, ASUS has shown off a concept which packs a full power GTX 670 into onto a miniscule PCB. For the time being, images shown of ASUS’ GTX 670 DirectCU Mini only show an early engineering sample but there’s plenty of [...]

March 4th, 2013, 9:31 AM

GeForce 314.14 beta drivers now available

There are a ton of great games releasing this March – including SimCity, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Resident Evil 6, Hawken PhysX, and NVIDIA has just released a new set of drivers optimized for these titles.  NVIDIA today rolled out a new set of beta drivers optimized for these titles, just two weeks after the release of [...]

February 15th, 2013, 7:40 AM

AMD Clarifies 2013 Graphics Strategy: New Cards, Same Architecture, Some Surprises

AMD has confirmed that new cards will be released this year and HD 7000-series parts as their plans for 2013 were clarified.  There has been a lot of talk lately about AMD’s official GPU strategy for 2013 and how it flew in the fact of numerous rumors.  Instead of releasing a desktop graphics architecture that [...]

February 11th, 2013, 12:02 PM

NVIDIA’s New GPU Game Bundle Offers In-Game Credits

Instead of including this season’s most hotly anticipated titles within their new game bundle, NVIDIA is instead offering up credits for in-game F2P purchases.  In an effort to increase sales of their graphics cards, both AMD and NVIDIA have begun offering generous game bundles alongside their cards.  The latest salvo in this protracted battle was [...]

February 11th, 2013, 6:24 AM

AMD: No HD 7000-Series Replacement For 2013

If reports are to be believed, AMD may not be releasing a new graphics architecture this year.  Instead, the HD 7000-series could remain front and center until 2014.  Even Graphics Core Next was introduced within the Southern-Islands architecture, members of the press and forum goers were talking about future desktop GPU developments.  Names like Sea [...]