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Intel’s Arc A770 and A750 GPUs have been on the market now for over three months. The cards have faced an uphill battle from fierce GPU competition, but with several major driver and software updates released, Intel says it is time to check back in. Intel Arc Alchemist launch buildup generated more buzz than most... Read more...
If you were looking forward to playing Square-Enix's new open-world fantasy title Forspoken this weekend, well, hopefully you have a brand-new graphics card. Not only are the game's system requirements surprisingly high, but there's also the consideration that AMD has only released a game-specific driver for its... Read more...
When we initially looked at the second generation of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, we came away impressed. It was a tremendous upgrade over the spatial upscaling method used by the original "1.0" version of FSR, and we recommended using it when you're severely GPU-limited and don't have alternatives... Read more...
AMD's brand-new Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards are very fast, but just like any new tech, they're not without their problems. AMD says it plans to fix up Navi 31's foibles in the drivers, and the first step toward that path was released today: AMD Adrenalin Software 22.12.2 is exclusively for the Radeon RX 7900... Read more...
Intel is shuffling things up a bit within its graphics division, and is essentially splitting its Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group (AXG) while reassigning Raja Koduri to his previous Intel Chief Architect role. This raises the question of what will become of Intel's Arc graphics roadmap, and in... Read more...
XFX MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT: $949 - $979 (expected) The new XFX MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT offers higher clocks and beefier cooler than AMD's cards, but that results in a larger form factor and higher price. Faster Than AMD's 7900 XT Good Overclocker Rigid, Well Built Useful Accessory Bundle BIG Card... Read more...
Radeon RX 7900 XT & 7900 XTX: Starting At $899 The new RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 series is a massive upgrade over the previous generation, but still faces stiff competition from NVIDIA. Strong Performance Competitive Pricing Powerful Display Engine Massive Amounts Of Memory Manageable Form Factors Ray... Read more...
One of the sticking points hampering adoption of Intel's Arc GPUs has been its performance in older titles, particularly those using much older versions of the DirectX API. You could argue that it doesn't matter whether the card gets 150 or 300 FPS in CS:GO, but some people take that kind of distinction very... Read more...
Throughout the period encompassing the Radeon HD 7000 series, the Radeon Rx 200 series, Rx 300 series, Polaris, Fury, and Vega, AMD struggled with efficiency. Its GPUs were powerful, and had brute-force might to spare, but that didn't always translate into the top-shelf gaming performance the company would have liked to have offered. Ever... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090: Starting At $1,599 The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 based on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture is the fastest graphics card money can buy currently, with bleeding-edge features and new innovation for gamers and creators. Unmatched Performance Premium Build Quality Bleeding Edge Features Runs Cool & Relatively... Read more...
Windows has moved to a policy of forced updates, and this has caused no end of problems for users that lack the savvy to troubleshoot when things go wrong. In faint defense of Microsoft, it's pretty rare that Windows updates cause hardware damage, though. That's what's happening to certain folks with Intel graphics... Read more...
Intel Arc A750 And A770: Starting At $289 The highly anticipated Intel Arc A750 and A770 Limited Edition discrete GPUs have arrived, offering competitive performance and pricing. Premium Build Quality Competitive Pricing Good Performance Competitive Feature Set Relatively Cool and Quiet Easy Overclocking... Read more...
China's facing serious technology sanctions from the US, which is the home of all of the biggest microprocessor manufacturers. Under the weight of those sanctions, the pressure to develop home-grown hardware is heavier than ever, but GPU design is a high hurdle to hop. There are already basic and productivity-focused... Read more...
AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is a method by which video games can reduce their render resolution (and thus, the GPU workload) and then upscale the lower-resolution input to the higher output resolution of the display. The company's been working on the tech non-stop, and the latest version promises to... Read more...
Intel is looking to reduce screen tearing for gamers who own a PC without adaptive sync support with its new technology, Smooth Sync. The new tech will be incorporated with its Arc "Alchemist" GPUs. The Arc Alchemist GPU family has had a bit of a rocky beginning for Intel. Laptops with Intel's latest GPUs are still... Read more...
As far as we know for sure, Intel's Arc graphics parts based on the Alchemist architecture will come in fundamentally two forms—a smaller die with up to 128 EUs, and a bigger die with up to 512 EUs. Obviously, indivdual SKUs will vary on the number of active functional elements, but aside from one curious oddity in the Linux source pointing Read more...
NVIDIA's relationship with the open-source community has historically been a tale of intense on-again-off-again interactions. In recent years, the company has embraced open source more closely as of late, but its past refusal to open-source its graphics drivers, citing trade secrets and proprietary technology, has... Read more...
As recently as yesterday, we've posted rumors regarding the eventual release of Intel's Arc graphics cards. Sure, they've already appeared in laptops—at least in low-end form—but the higher-end cards, as well as any desktop parts at all, are nowhere to be seen yet. Almost as if in response to the rumors going... Read more...
Performance and fidelity are often two opposing sides of the same axis in computer graphics. You already know this; raise resolution, performance goes down. Rendering resolution is only one of the many sliders that game developers can tweak to optimize the performance-to-fidelity balance. Of course, what every... Read more...
The laptop versions of Intel's Arc GPUs, at least the littlest ones, officially launched on March 30th. We haven't seen and evidence of laptops containing the cards on store shelves in our areas, but some enterprising folks in South Korea have discovered that local models of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro can be... Read more...
We're rapidly approaching the end of Q1, and you know what that means: it's time for AMD's software team to tell us what they've been up to over the last year. Every year around this time, AMD publishes a landmark driver release, and usually, it comes with a name change or the debut of a fancy new feature. There's... Read more...
You probably already know this from seeing it in another article here on HotHardware (or perhaps elsewhere), but Intel published its Investor Meeting 2022 session today, and there's all kinds of intriguing information therein. The most interesting thing to this reporter, though, is Raja Koduri's statement that the... Read more...
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