Developed by BioWare and published by EA, Mass Effect: Andromeda vows to be bigger and more beautiful than prior releases. Although initial impressions indicate that the game delivers on some of those promises, we're not here to review the game but to test its PC performance so you know how it'll run on your hardware at home.
Nvidia's Pascal architecture marked a new milestone for PC graphics last year, with graphics chips that were considerably faster and more efficient, could comfortably run 4K games, and more. Almost a year later, we are getting Titan levels of performance for less.
Ubisoft's new action fighting game 'For Honor' puts you in control of medieval-styled knights, vikings and samurai, each with four classes that can be played through the single player campaign and five online modes. We'll of course be looking at the PC version to see what sort of hardware it takes to power this new triple-A title.
Back in their heyday, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X were highly desirable graphics cards. Today in a post-Pascal world, the Fury X can be found for $300 to $400, while the GTX 980 Ti is only available via second-hand deals for around $300. At those prices these may still be a worthwhile investment. Let's find out.
Nvidia has released today GeForce graphics driver 378.66 providing an optimized gaming experience for Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and Halo Wars 2, all releases coming out this and next week (look out for TechSpot's Graphics & CPU performance test of For Honor later this week). The new drivers are available for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista in 64 and 32 bit flavors.
The 2nd-gen Shield TV is a powerful streamer / micro-console running Android TV. Capable of streaming media from major services, including support for 4K and HDR content, the Shield TV can also run any Android game and stream PC games via GeForce Now. With a more refined hardware and software experience, reviewers seem to like what they see in spite of the $199 price tag. Check out more reviews and info here.
Every year the industry's biggest names gather in Las Vegas to show us a glimpse of the devices and innovations that will define the months to come in consumer technology. Now, realizing not every product we've seen at CES will necessarily get a release date, the fun is in watching the announcements and recognizing the trends and hints of what's to come. Here's our selection of the 10 most promising or downright cool products we found at CES 2017.
Nvidia refreshes Shield TV with built in Google Assistant, makes a play for the smart home with Spot
#ThrowbackThursday With the release of Pascal the time has come to revisit history and see how 6 generations of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards compare. From Fermi-based GTX 480 to today's flagship, the GTX 1080, how much faster do you think today's cards are?