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Redux Benchmarked, Performance Review
     Sun, Sep 20 2015 | 4:03P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Already one of the most iconic and atmospheric first-person shooters around, Metro has received some post-release polish that should present a greater challenge for today's GPUs. Metro Redux features improved versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, including completely remastered visuals.

TECHSPOT The Crew Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance
     Tue, Sep 01 2015 | 4:03P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While it may seem antiquated in this day and age of modern operating systems, the command line remains the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks in Linux. In this follow up article to our command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new tools like tee, Vim, and more.

GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD - MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:17P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models. ?

3DMark API Overhead Feature Test
     Thu, Aug 20 2015 | 4:02P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Futuremark's new 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test proves that something as fundamental as draw calls can be drastically improved upon with forward thinking and a large dose of effort. We saw improvements in API efficiency as high as 18-19x with the Radeon R9 290X when comparing DX12 and DX11 results and while we definitely won't see that same kind of outright gaming performance with the new API, it gives developers a completely new outlook on engine development and integration. Processor bottlenecks that users didn't even know existed can now be pushed aside to stretch the bounds of what games can accomplish. It might not turn the world on it's head day one, but I truly think that APIs like DX12 and Vulkan (what Mantle has become for Khronos) will alter gaming more than anyone previous thought." Thanks for posting our news!

Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 Benchmark
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:19P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we'll be looking at one of the very first DirectX 12 game benchmarks by using Stardock's real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. Ashes of the Singularity was developed with Oxide’s Nitrous game engine and tells the story of an existential war waged on an unprecedented scale across the galaxy. The Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark was never designed as a synthetic stress test, but a real world test that was used internally to measure overall system performance.

CPU Overclock, Video Card OC, Backup and Benchmark Tool
     Sat, Aug 08 2015 | 4:01P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New OC Software and free 3DMark06 and PCMark05 license keys ! We updated the overclocking software page on OCinside.de again with dozens of small tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC components. If you like to overclock, backup, or monitor your PC hardware or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier, voltage or FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD video cards in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux and Mac OS X or even Windows 10.

Benchmarking Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor On Linux
     Thu, Aug 06 2015 | 12:01P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday Feral Games released Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor for Linux and Mac OS X. Since its release, I've been very busy working to get some benchmark results produced for this AAA game that's out for Linux one year after the Windows released. Included in these initial results for Shadow of Mordor are benchmark results for a few modern high-end graphics cards plus looking into the warning issued by Feral about the lack of AMD support."

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Benchmarks
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:46P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though our review of the Fury X is not yet finished, we want do show you a benchmark duel of the Fury X vs the GeForce 980 Ti in 23 Benchmarks and 1080,1444 and 4 K Resolutions. Overall about 200 different benchmark results per card.

AMD’s new high-end graphics card
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:45P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday saw the official release of AMD’s new high-end graphics card, the Fury X. Giant chip, many shader cores, HBM, no HDMI 2.0, small board, liquid cooling – the specs are old news by now. However, what all readers do like to know more about is benchmarks and we published a lot of them yesterday in a remarkably succinct (we saved the long exposition bits for our Dutch review) article that is all about graphs, graphs, graphs. 12 games, plus 3DMark, 3 resolutions, 2 quality settings. Oh, and some temperature, noise and overclocking (incl. HBM overclocking) results, but who’s counting.

Understanding Frame Rate – Uncovering The Truth Behind 30 VS 60 FPS
     Thu, Jun 25 2015 | 4:01P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
INFO: As someone who loves video games, I spend a lot of time discussing them on the internet via various Reddit communities, forums and when I can stomach it; the YouTube comment section. One topic that seems to keep coming up in the ever-growing battle between PC and Console is the difference between 30 and 60 FPS or rather the lack thereof, in the case of some arguments. In this report, we’ll be taking a look at some of these arguments and attempt to clarify some of the misinformation that is often used in them.

Benchmarking The Latest AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Cards On Ubuntu Linux
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 12:01P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last year for the 10th Phoronix birthday I did a 60+ GPU comparison with the open-source drivers and a 30-way graphics card comparison with the binary AMD/NVIDIA Linux drivers. With Phoronix turning eleven this week, I did another large graphics card comparison under Linux... The results today aren't as large as last year, but represent most of the latest-generation AMD and NVIDIA hardware while running Ubuntu 15.04. With more games coming to Linux, there's new titles covered in this year's massive comparison including Civilization: Beyond Earth, Metro 2033 Redux, and many others."

Project CARS Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance
     Mon, May 11 2015 | 12:25P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Project CARS is a racing simulation game that's been on everyone's radar since its drool-inducing visuals started to make the rounds as far back as 2012. In short, the game is the most visually impressive racing simulator we have ever seen. Now it's benchmark time.

3DMark API Overhead Feature Test @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Apr 03 2015 | 9:03A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamers are more than excited about DirectX 12 coming to market later this year and after seeing what other low-level APIs like AMD Mantle could do with regards to lowering the API overhead we certainly understand why. Futuremark recently released a DirectX 12 feature test called the 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test that allows enthusiasts and gamers to look at the draw call benefits of the new DX12 API. The 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test should show how future game titles that were developed 'to the metal' perform.

NVIDIA SHIELD Set-Top Console Benchmarks
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 12:02P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week, NVIDIA announced that the Tegra X1 processor would be powering the company’s first set-top box aimed at living room, with the announcement of the NVIDIA Shield console. The SHIELD will run Android TV and act as a do it all device that will allow you to play games, watch videos and connect to the GRID streaming service among other things. With an MSRP of $199 and availability in May, the SHIELD Set-Top box has grabbed the attention of many this week. . The benchmarks out on the web that show off the true performance numbers behind the NVIDIA SHIELD console are far and few between, so we managed to track done some NVIDIA employees and get some 1-on-1 time with an early sample of the NVIDIA SHIELD to run some benchmarks on it.

Beyond Earth review: tested with 21 GPUs
     Thu, Mar 19 2015 | 12:00P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest instalment of Firaxis' popular Civilization franchise, was released in late October. We tested the game using 21 contemporary GPUs to determine whether it is AMD or Nvidia boards that offer the best performance for this game.

Evolve Benchmarked, Performance Review
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 9:02A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've been eagerly anticipating more games based on the latest CryEngine build and now that wait is over: after being delayed from its original October 2014 release date, Evolve has launched this week on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios (creator of Left 4 Dead), Evolve is the company's latest squad-based co-op shooter and unsurprisingly, it calls for some fairly beefy hardware.

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