Tag Archive: Graphics


Amazon’s one-day PNY sale features discounted storage, SSDs, graphics cards, and more

This limited time sale is one you don’t want to miss out on.

Amazon’s offering a variety of PNY products at up to 25% off today only, from micro SD cards and graphics cards to flash drives and SSDs. This sale is part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day and brings many of these items down to their lowest prices ever.

If you’re on the hunt for a micro SD card, you could grab an Elite-X  [Read More…]

Save big on popular graphics cards, power supplies and more today only

Perfect time to upgrade!

Amazon is running a big one-day sale on a variety of PC components and accessories, saving you up to 25% on the purchase. With popular brands like MSI, ASUS, AMD, Seagate, WD, and more included, you’ll want to take a few minutes out of your day to check this out.

Some of the deals include:

AMD Ryzen 7 Processor – $ 214.99 (Was $ 309) MSI Gaming Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card –  [Read More…]

Good things are coming to VR and mobile graphics from the Khronos Group

Open XR, WebGL 2.0, and glTF 2.0 aren’t just buzzwords — they’re new specifications to help beef up graphics rendering for smartphones, virtual reality headsets, and browsers.

There were a few exciting announcements to come out this week from the Khronos Group, the consortium behind the Vulkan API that helped your Galaxy S7 and Pixel soar despite graphics-heavy gameplay. As part of GDC 2017, the group announced several initiatives that will hopefully aid in standardizing 3D image  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield Tablet updated to Android 6.0.1 with Vulkan graphics API support

The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet has a new update that includes both Android 6.0.1 and Vulkan graphics API support.

The update is the exact same one that was released a few weeks ago for the newer NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1. Here’s a reminder of what’s included in this over-the-air update.

Supports the new Vulkan™ API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD’s graphics hardware Adds Android 6.0.1 changes including: Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode & Updated Emoji  [Read More…]

Sony ‘PlayStation 4.5’ rumored with upgraded graphics; will Microsoft follow suit?

Microsoft’s Xbox leader Phil Spencer recently hinted that the Xbox One might get hardware upgrades in the future. Now a new report claims that rival Sony is planning to release an updated version of its PlayStation 4 console, with more powerful graphics hardware.

Kotaku reports:

“Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that  [Read More…]

NVIDIA SHIELD TV updated to Marshmallow, brings the new Vulkan graphics API

If the NVIDIA SHIELD TV hasn’t already prompted you to do so, then you’ll probably want to be spamming that update button, since there’s a sweet package waiting for you. NVIDIA just pushed out an update to bring the device to Marshmallow.

In addition to Marshmallow, this latest update introduces the new Vulkan graphics API, which enhances the gaming experience on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV.

The Vulkan API provides highly efficient, low-level access to modern graphics hardware, such as the Maxwell  [Read More…]

NVIDIA rolls out developer preview builds with support for Vulkan graphics API

NVIDIA has released preview builds for developers looking to take advantage of the Khronos’s new graphics API, Vulkan. The low-level API is the successor to OpenGL, giving developers a unified cross-platform framework for high-performance 3D graphics that works on Android, Tizen, SteamOS, Ubuntu, and Windows (going all the way back to WIndows XP).

The main benefit of Vulkan over OpenGL is low CPU overhead, which is achieved by leveraging multi-threading and multi-core CPUs. The API also  [Read More…]

U.S. judge says NVIDIA violated Samsung graphics chip patents

A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has ruled in favor of Samsung, saying that some of the company’s patents had been infringed upon by NVIDIA. The case concerns three Samsung patents revolving around how graphics processors are made, which Samsung claims NVIDIA violated when making its own processors.

The 7th Guest is revamped with new graphics and features for its Android debut

The 7th Guest, the classic supernatural adventure game, is making its Android debut in a “remastered” edition with lots of new features and improved graphics.

The game was first released by developer Trilobyte back in 1993 for the PC exclusively on CD-ROMs, and was a massive hit at the time. In fact, it helped to boost the use of CD-ROM drives (remember those?) overall in PCs.

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ULTRAFLOW: dead simple premise, minimal graphics, but maddening fun

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Face it, we all have a few minutes of downtime throughout our days. Whether we’re waiting for the microwave to finish or the spouse to finish getting dressed, we’ve got time to kill. For many of us, we whip out our phone to get in a couple of minutes of phone-to-face time. Lately, one game, ULTRAFLOW, has been climbing up the charts, grabbing the  [Read More…]