Many of you looking to spend $230-$280 on a new graphics card have asked whether that money would be better off going toward a Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1060. Hoping to answer that question, we're back with multiple versions of both cards in-hand along with the results from 27 PC game benchmarks ran at 1080p and 1440p.
If you're playing Prey, Battlezone, or Gears of War 4, this is for you. Nvidia's driver team, which works up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day one, has released this new set of drivers for the previously mentioned titles. Like all major Nvidia drivers, these have a WHQL certification and are available for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
If you installed the new Windows 10 Creators Update in your notebook and all of the often you're getting black screens while booting, this driver update is for you. Like with most hotfixes, these don't come with a WHQL certifications, but usually the same driver is release as a final version days later with zero o very little changes.
The Asus ROG Swift PG258Q is a 24.5-inch 1920 x 1080 TN LCD monitor. Now you may be thinking this collection of specs isn't hugely impressive, but there's one key feature to this monitor that is very attractive for fans of high-paced esports titles. The PG258Q sports a whopping 240 Hz refresh rate, combined with G-Sync, for the ultimate low latency, high refresh experience.
Quake Champions is the latest title in what many consider id Software's most transcendental series. This new free to play is making quite the stir and as one can expect Nvidia is on top of things with new drivers that offer optimizations to ensure the best gaming experience possible. If you're already playing Quake Champions these drivers are a must, just click here to download. If you're not in yet, there is still time. Head to the Quake Champions website to register for the closed beta.
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.