Testing AMD’s FreeSync

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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Tags: amd gpu graphics r9 cg freesynch

Jon Peddie

It’s works, it’s free, and its available AMD stopped by Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs last week and dropped off a slick, 21:9, 2560 × 1080, LG, 34-inch ultra-wide FreeSync monitor. LG introduced the monitor at CES this year. Unlike the Gsync monitors, which have only a DisplayPort connector, the

Lenovo’s ThinkStation P900 - The most powerful deskside machine we’ve ever tested

Posted by Alex Herrera on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: workstation lenovo thinkstation p900

Alex Herrera

Let’s make this clear right off the bat. This workstation, especially the way it’s configured, is not for everyone. That’s not to say the majority of professionals wouldn’t want one, it’s just that it’s price tag would scare

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+

Posted by Robert Dow on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gpu aib evga maxwell gtx 960

Robert Dow

A sweet AIB for the market sweet spot The introduction of Maxwell to the “sweet spot” of the market came with the release of the GeForce GTX 960 AIB. The GTX 960 is priced around $200 depending on OEM and configuration. We have EVGA’s version for the GM204-300

The latest processors from Intel and AMD

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia amd aib intel processor fx corei7 fx 9590 i7 5960x

Robert Dow

In late August 2014, Intel released its high-end Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-core 3.0-GHz CPU, which includes a new X99 chipset, the first consumer processor using DDR4 memory, a new CPU socket that is not backward-compatible, and no GPU. A few days later AMD released its high-end 8-core FX Black 9000

LG’s super-wide, highres IPS LED monitor

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 7th 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: lg 34uc97 thunderbolt gaming monitor

Jon Peddie

Nearly three feet of desktop make this the ultimate gaming monitor A Christmas surprise arrived in the Mount Tiburon Testing Labs: a new wide high-res IPS LED monitor from LG. This monitor is going to be shown at CES, and it will very likely change the way people think about

You too can live in a 3D world

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 29th 2014 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: vr virtual reality

Jon Peddie

At Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver,  Google was giving  away Cardboard VR glasses  that use your large-screen  smartphone as the display. I  didn’t learn about it soon enough and  didn’t get one. Every week since then  I’ve put away 5

DEFINING HI RES

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 29th 2014 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie

A word about representing screen resolution You can’t just draw bigger boxes

Half-Life 2 on Shield tablet

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 25th 2014 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gaming mobile tegra shield half-life 2

Jon Peddie

Playing an action-packed FPS on an 8-inch screen—amazing experience and memories Ten years old and still fantastic, one of the best games ever has been ported to An¬droid and Nvidia’s Tegra-based Shield tablet. The game is a whopping 2 GB and takes about an hour

Is that a console in your pocket? - The Shield reveals new talents

Posted by Ted Pollak on November 25th 2014 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gaming mobile android shield console

Ted Pollak

IT ARRIVED AT JPR as just another tablet, but as staffers idly walk by and pick it up to play, we’re finding the Shield is more than a gaming tablet and more than a console replacement. When you combine the convenience of a tablet with the huge developer

Benchmarking the Quadro K5200 and K2200

Posted by Alex Herrera on November 19th 2014 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia quadro spec k2200 k5200

Alex Herrera

Nvidia kindly offered us two of the new Quadro cards to test performance, the high end Quadro K5200 and the mid-range K2200. Our benchmarking tool of choice was the same we've used extensively in the past: Viewperf 12. This latest version of SPEC's venerable Viewperf benchmark is designed to