Posts tagged as: DirectX 11

Crysis 3 to Have DirectX 11 Support on the PC from the Start

Crytek continues its multiplatform approach to development with Crysis 3, aiming to satisfy everyone from console owners to the PC gamers that are so hardcore, they cosplay as “parallax occlusion mapping.” The developer hopes to have Direct X 11 support for PC at launch this time — one of several advantages, it says, of having […]

AMD Unveils Radeon HD 7700 Series of Entry Level Video Cards

AMD took its Radeon HD 7000 series to the starter level quickly on Wednesday. The Radeon HD 7750 and 7750 GHz Edition step back in visual processor counts versus the 6700 line, from 720 and 800 cores to 512 and 640 respectively, but make up for it through more than a year’s worth of technology. […]

ARM’s New Mali GPU Promises 10x Increase in Performance

ARM has introduced a new graphics core, known as the Mali-T658, that promise to bring a significant leap in performance over its predecessor. The GPU is designed for mobile applications, working in conjunction with the company’s Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors. The system is also compatible with a range of APIs such as OpenGL ES, OpenCL, […]

AMD Claims Radeon HD 6990M Is the Fastest Laptop Video

AMD planned to retake the notebook video lead Tuesday with the release of the Radeon HD 6990M. The chipset is in many ways equivalent to the desktop 6870 and has a full 1,120 stream processors (visual effects cores) at 715MHz along with 900MHz actual (3.6GHz effective) GDDR5 memory. The performance is enough to make it […]

NVIDIA Teases Two Unreleased GPUs

Graphics card and GPU maker NVIDIA is indirectly teasing two new GPUs meant for the notebook gamers. An official press release is promised to come tomorrow, June 28. Two of these unannounced GPUs are said to be powering the computer, likely a notebook, while it’s playing the new DirectX 11 version of the first-person shooter […]

Crytek Denies Knowledge of an Xbox 360 Successor

Contrary to a rumors earlier this week, Crytek claims it doesn’t have any details on the successor to the Xbox 360 or when it will be announced. A source within Crytek had reportedly indicated Microsoft’s new system would be revealed in the next year, “likely” at E3 2012. “Relating to the recent rumours, Crytek do […]

Intel’s Ivy Bridge Roadmap to Start Shipping March 2012

Intel’s Ivy Bridge chip architecture may have its launch timing narrowed down based on an updated roadmap leaked out Wednesday. Where a previous copy had only given the 22 nanometer desktop processors a vague first-half 2011 target, MyDrivers’ new version narrowed the release down to a “March-April” timeframe. The schedule wasn’t strictly a delay but […]

AMD Now Shipping 32 Nanometer Llano Processor

AMD today said it had started shipping its first batch of Llano processors. The 32 nanometer A-series chips are the first destined for both small nettops and netbooks but to scale up to performance levels that would be competitive in some full-size notebooks. They can scale up to four cores and have relatively fast DirectX […]

AMD Releases the Radeon HD 6790

AMD has officially released the Radeon HD 6790, but almost no PR. The chipset tackles the low- to mid-range segment at $150 and is the spiritual successor to the 5770. It uses the same 800 stream processors and 40 texture units but upgrades to a twice as wide 256-bit memory bus in return for slightly […]

New MSI Slim X370 Laptop Sports with 10-hour Battery Life

MSI has introduced its latest notebook, the X370, which fits into the company’s X-Slim series with a thickness of less than one inch. The new offering is based on AMD’s dual-core E-350 processor, with Radeon integrated graphics capable of running DirectX 11. The CPU is said to utilize 18 watts of power, enabling a the […]

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