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Archive for June 19th, 2021

Microsoft uses 3DMark to show DirectX 12 benefits

Microsoft shared the first public details of DirectX 12 at GDC yesterday. And I’m delighted that they chose 3DMark 11 to demonstrate the advantages of the new API. In their words, “3DMark [11] on Direct3D 11 uses multi-threading extensively, however due to a combination of runtime and driver overhead, there is still significant idle time on each core. After porting the benchmark to use Direct3D 12, we see two major improvements – a 50% improvement in CPU utilization, and better distribution of work among threads.” The chart shows the time 3DMark 11 spends in each thread in DirectX 11 (top) and DirectX 12 (bottom). This MSDN blog post explains how the efficiencies in DirectX 12 are achieved: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/directx/archive/2014/03/20/directx-12.aspx A new 3DMark test for DirectX 12 With DirectX 12 game developers will be able to create richer scenes with more objects by better utilizing modern GPU hardware. DirectX 12 also introduces a set of new rendering features that will dramatically improve the efficiency of algorithms such as order-independent transparency, collision detection, and geometry culling. I’m excited to announce that we are creating a new 3DMark benchmark that will demonstrate and test the full capabilities of DirectX 12.

Arctic – Rich Sound in vibrant Colors

    Rich Sound in vibrant Colors 6 Reasons, why ARCTIC meets all tastes with the new version of the Mini Sound-System S111 ARCTIC has given his successful mini sound-system S111 a new coat of paint – and provides no fewer than six reasons why the new version of the speaker duo really meets all tastes: 1) From now the small sound genius shines not only as usual in elegant silver … 2) … but also in maritime blue … 3) … in bright pink … 4) … in pure white … 5) … in deep black … 6) … and in gleaming lime! What has remained the same is the unexpected sound quality of the mini boxes which outpace any conventional laptop speakers with more powerful sound and higher volume levels. USB Power dispenses all electrical outlets and batteries . With just 200 g for each of the two 7cm³ cubic speakers, the S111 fits comfortably into any pocket. As a perfect companionit provides the best sound wherever you are. QUICK FACTS S111 – Bold Colours including: Silver, Blue, Pink, White, Black, Lime – USB Powered Speakers – Sleek and compact Design – 3.5mm Jack – compatible with Desktop PCs, Laptops – Well balanced Bass and Vocals for a natural Sound We are selling at USD $16.90 , get them now at: Plantinum Mirco  Amazon Newegg Arctic

Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Windforce Review

Today we're specifically looking at the Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Windforce, a budget-oriented card that comes with a factory overclock out of the box and a cooler design that promises very low temperatures, while looking to trounce AMD's R7 260X not only in performance, but also power efficiency. Let's take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia's aspirations.

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