Category Archives: Hardware news

FutureMark’s Time Spy: some people still don’t get it

Today I read a review of AMD’s new Radeon RX470 on Tweakers.net, by Jelle Stuip. He used Time Spy as a benchmark, and added the following description: About 3DMark Time Spy has recently been some controversy, because it is found … Continue reading

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GeForce GTX1060: nVidia brings Pascal to the masses

Right, we can be short about the GTX1060… It does exactly what you’d expect: it scales down Pascal as we know it from the GTX1080 and GTX1070 to a smaller, cheaper chip, aiming at the mainstream market. The card is … Continue reading

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AMD’s Polaris debuts in Radeon RX480: I told you so

In a recent blogpost, after dealing with the nasty antics of a deluded AMD fanboy, I already discussed what we should and should not expect from AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX480. Today, the NDA was lifted, and reviews appear everywhere on the … Continue reading

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The damage that AMD marketing does

Some of you may have have seen the actions of a user that goes by the name of Redneckerz on a recent blogpost of mine. That guy posts one wall of text after the next, full of anti-nVidia rhetoric, shameless … Continue reading

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nVidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, and the enigma that is DirectX 12

As you are probably aware by now, nVidia has released its new Pascal architecture, in the form of the GTX 1080, the ‘mainstream’ version of the architecture, codenamed GP104. nVidia had already presented the Tesla-varation of the high-end version earlier, … Continue reading

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The myth of HBM

It’s amazing, but AMD has done it again… They have managed to trick their customer base into believing yet another bit of nonsense about AMD’s hardware. This time it is about HBM. As we all know, AMD has traded in … Continue reading

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nVidia does support D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_0

There has been some FUD going around, in response to the fact that AMD’s latest hardware does not support D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_1. Namely, the claim was that D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_12_0 required some features that only AMD supports, namely resource binding tier 3. Now that … Continue reading

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No DX12_1 for upcoming Radeon 3xx and Fury series?

A few days ago it was confirmed that none of AMD’s current GPUs are capable of supporting the new rendering features in DirectX 12 level 12_1, namely Conservative Rasterization and Rasterizer Ordered Views. I already mentioned that back when Maxwell … Continue reading

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Direct3D 11.3 (and nVidia’s Maxwell Mark 2)

A few days ago, nVidia introduced the new GTX970 and GTX980, based on the Maxwell architecture. A bit of a surprise however, is that this is a ‘Mark 2’ version of the Maxwell architecture, which has some new features that … Continue reading

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Intel disables TSX in Haswell

I was going to do a blog about this earlier, but the timing was rather unfortunate, because I had just published another blog. Then it slipped my mind, until the news of the new Haswell EP-based Xeon CPUs that is. … Continue reading

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