This update brings many changes to my recommendations, with the new Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, price cuts to AMD R7 250X, 260X, 265, R9 290X and much more!
Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief, various GTX 970 owners had observed that the GTXShow More Summary
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 ( MFAA ), and Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR). Read more...
On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX 970. To quickly summarize a more complex issue, various GTX 970 owners had observedShow More Summary
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 took no prisoners, reshaping the high-end desktop graphics market by outperforming both AMD's R9 290 and its top-end 290X, brutally under-cutting both with an excellent price-point. Its only drawback? At around...Show More Summary
Nvidia has pulled back the curtain on its latest Maxwell graphics card, the GeForce GTX 960. Unlike previous cards packing the company’s latest GPU architecture, this is an entry level offering, coming in at just US$199... Continue Reading...Show More Summary
NVIDIA launches yet another graphics processor, and it looks like a winner.
Editor's Note: Due to personal matters we won’t have a GeForce GTX 960 review published today. But in lieu of that we wanted to go over the basics of NVIDIA’s latest Maxwell card With the launch of their first Maxwell GPUs just under a year ago, NVIDIA has by all accounts set themselves up on a solid trajectory for this generation of video cards. Show More Summary
The GeForce GTX 960 will be twice as power efficient and much more powerful than predecessors.
In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks on Sunday. NVIDIA usually briefs us on new product launches, but for whatever reason they didn’t feel the need to send us anything in advance. Show More Summary
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. Read more...
This update brings many changes to my recommendations, with the new Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX 980, price cuts to many AMD video cards and much more!
Let's lay the cards on the table right away: jumping from the GeForce GTX 880M to the GTX 980M is not only a vast upgrade, but more than ever it narrows the performance gap between Nvidia's laptop and desktop GPUs. It's a different story...Show More Summary
The custom gaming laptops from Maingear, the Nomad 17, have been upgraded to sport Nvidia's mobile GeForce GTX 980M, while the Pulse 15, Pulse 17 and Nomad 15 will feature the GTX 970M. Click To Continue Reading
With the launch of NVIDIA’s Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 900 series last month, it was immediately obvious that NVIDIA had been able to deal a swift blow to AMD’s product lineup by surpassing AMD’s performance while significantly undercutting their pricing. Show More Summary
Nvidia's 800m line of laptop graphics chips? They're so two months ago. Today the company that's been one-upping itself for years does it again with the Maxwell-based Geforce GTX 980m, promising 75 percent of the performance of its desktop counterpart. Read more...
Every year NVIDIA launches quite a few new products; some are better than others, but they're all interesting. This fall, the big news is Maxwell 2.0, aka GM204. Initially launched last month as the GTX 980 and GTX 970, NVIDIA is hopefully changing the way notebook gamers get treated by launching the mobile version of the GM204 just one month later. Show More Summary
The dirty little secret of GPU marketing is that laptop graphics chips are never as powerful as you'd think. Think you're going to run a game maxed out at 2K resolution with the GeForce GTX 880M in your laptop? Think again—even if it's no trouble for a desktop-grade GTX 780. Read more...
When NVIDIA launched the powerful GTX 980 and 970 last month, it was obvious that these cards would be coming to mobile sooner rather than later. The significant leap forward that Maxwell offers in performance-per-watt means that these GPUs would shine in mobile contexts -- maybe even more than in desktop. The mobile Maxwell die Today, NVIDIA...