AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD saw its share of the graphics market surge in Q2 2019, with total shipments larger than Nvidia for the first time in five years. At the same time, Nvidia retains a hard lock on the add-in board market […]

New 3DMark Benchmark Shows the Performance Impact of Variable Rate Shading

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the new features baked into DirectX 12 is support for variable-rate shading, also known as coarse-grained shading. The idea behind variable-rate shading is simple: In the vast majority of 3D games, the player doesn’t pay equal attention […]

RTX 2080 vs. Radeon VII vs. 5700 XT: Rendering and Compute Performance

[ad_1] Most of our GPU coverage focuses on the consumer side of the business and on game benchmarking, but I promised to examine the compute side of performance back when the Radeon VII launched. With the 5700 XT having debuted recently, we had an opportunity to return to this question with a new GPU architecture […]

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Bring DirectX 12 Games to Windows 7

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it made its stance on DirectX 12 clear: Windows 10 would be the only OS that supported the company’s latest API, period. For years, the company stuck to this stance. Then, earlier this year, […]

Chinese Vendor Designs PCIe 4.0 GPU, Targets GTX 1080 Performance

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The high-performance GPU industry has been a two-horse race for very nearly two decades. After the collapse of 3dfx, no new company emerged to seriously challenge the ATI/Nvidia split. While Intel holds a substantial stake of the total GPU […]

Microsoft: Xbox Next Will Bring Faster Load Times, 60fps, Backward Compatibility

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The next console generation is less than 18 months away, and Microsoft is starting to share a little more information about what it’s prioritizing for the next generation of Xbox consoles. Playability, load times, and backward compatibility for controllers […]

Why 110-Degree Temps Are Normal for AMD’s Radeon 5700, 5700 XT

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD has published a blog post discussing how temperatures and thermals are calculated on its Navi GPUs. There has been some concern in the enthusiast community about the temperatures posted by reference cards, given that these GPUs can report […]

AMD, Nvidia High-End GPUs Are Much Better Deals Now Than 6 Months Ago

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Back in February, I wrote a story about how AMD and Nvidia had collectively launched the least-appealing high-end GPU refresh cycle in the history of the gaming industry. After the launch of AMD’s Navi 5700 and 5700 XT, and […]