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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve been tracking the monthly updates of the Steam Hardware Survey to create a more detailed window into the GPU replacement cycle than we’ve typically provided in the past. There are a number of interesting trends currently playing out in the GPU market. Nvidia is the midst of an all-hands-on-deck effort to convince gamers that

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve been tracking the monthly updates of the Steam Hardware Survey to create a more detailed window into the GPU replacement cycle than we’ve typically provided in the past. There are a number of interesting trends currently playing out in the GPU market. Nvidia is the midst of an all-hands-on-deck effort to convince gamers that

Your Results Do Vary: Chevrolet Silverado V8 Tops Turbo Four on MPG

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Who’d have thought: A turbocharged four-cylinder Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck gets beaten by a similar with Silverado with a V8 engine? It happened when Car and Driver ran them on the same highway driving route. Both are rated by the EPA at 22 mpg in highway driving. “We couldn’t have been more shocked by the result,”

Modders Are Using AI to Overhaul Old Games Textures, With Gorgeous Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the promises of AI is its ability to enhance pre-existing visual detail rather than requiring the painstaking creation of all-new work. While there have been plenty of technical demos on this topic, including prototypes that actually deliver the ‘Enhance’ function TV shows have been claiming already exists for decades, consumer applications remain fewer

Benchmark Results Tip for AMD RX 590, Show It Beating GTX 1060

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There have been rumors that AMD might launch a refreshed Polaris GPU in the fall for a few months now, and it looks like those rumors may be accurate. Benchmark data from the Final Fantasy XV scoreboard shows the RX 590 Series listed, just ahead of the GTX 1060 and a whisker below the GTX

AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally unprecedented in the modern era. Starting with the launch of the 3D Rage in April 1996, ATI/AMD have consistently churned out a new GPU every 12 to

Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this

AMD’s RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results

Today, AMD is prepping a new GPU lineup based on a refresh of its Polaris (aka GCN 1.4, aka 4th-generation GCN) architecture. We’ll cover the other announcements, like the RX 550, RX 560, and RX 570 in a separate post. In this review, we’re diving into the RX 580 and how it performs relative to 2016’s RX 480 and the GTX 1060. The RX 580 will be familiar to anyone

New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12. It hasn’t helped any that the argument has been bitterly partisan, with Nvidia GPUs often showing minimal benefits or even performance regressions, while AMD cards have often shown significant performance increases. [H]ardOCP recently compared AMD and Nvidia performance in Ashes of the Singularity, Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties. In theory, this is already illegal, thanks to a 2008 law known as GINA. This type of behavior is also regulated by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The new House bill, HR 1313,