Tag Archives: graphics

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?” That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank the detail settings ... Read More »

14 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

Ads by Kiosked See larger image Credit: Rob Schultz/Gordon Mah Ung Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepower So you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought ... Read More »

Hands-on: EVGA’s sensor-laden iCX technology revolutionizes graphics card cooling

Graphics cards aren’t what they used to be—and that’s a good thing. Nvidia’s ferocious GeForce GTX 1080 blows the pants off its predecessor in sheer, overwhelming performance while actually drawing slightly less power, and generating only slightly more heat overall. But here’s the thing about traditional video cards: A single sensor on the graphics processor determines how cooling is handled ... Read More »

Audi introduces options to embed matte lettering and graphics on new R8

Audi has taken OEM customization to the next level by offering options to embed matte lettering and graphics on the new R8. The option enables virtually any lettering or graphics to be precisely blasted into the painted surface of the R8’s side blades. According to Audi, a special powder roughens the clear lacquer on the surface to a depth of ... Read More »

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over. This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017. The graphics cards based on ... Read More »

No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

There’s a reason why every news story you read at PCWorld includes a “Why this matters” or “The impact on you” paragraph: Context is important. Without proper context, news and numbers are just characters on a screen—and raw information without a wider look at what it actually means often results in misinterpretation and FUD. Case in point: A recent post ... Read More »

Imagination’s new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

By Agam Shah | Follow U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Dec 14, 2016 9:40 PM PT Dell’s Venue 8 tablet has a PowerVR GPU. Credit: Alexandru Voica/Imagination Technologies MORE LIKE THIS The mysteries of the GPU in Apple’s iPhone 7 are unlocked New ARM GPU could bring VR to low-cost smartphones by 2018 Imagination eyes wearables as target for ... Read More »

AMD,strengthens,gaming,and,VR,on,Linux,with,graphics,improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp up driver and hardware support for the OS. AMD is showing more love for Linux than ever before. The company on Thursday announced some hardware and driver updates that will strengthen gaming and VR on the OS. The biggest ... Read More »

July’s powerful new PC hardware: Pushing new limits in graphics, storage, and more

See larger image Credit: Gordon Mah Ung   Quality, not quantity July tends to be a slow month in the world of technology, as the industry takes a collective breath between June’s fierce one-two punch of Computex and E3 and August’s back-to-school rush. And true to form, the past 30 days weren’t quite as action-packed as June’s dawn of a ... Read More »

Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury graphics card review: Fast, furious, and ridiculously quiet

There are no bad graphics cards, only poorly priced graphics cards. Shifting MSRPs can sway recommendations in the blink of an eye. Consider the fierce battle going on in the $500 to $600 range: When AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury launched, it delivered great bang-for-buck for people wanting a bit more oomph than the GeForce GTX 980, but who couldn’t drop ... Read More »