How to build a badass, silent Haswell gaming PC into an ATX chassis with a GeForce GTX 780 GPU
This month, Intel's "Haswell" generation of desktop CPUs landed in the Lab, so like most builders, we were itching to see how she runs. For the uninitiated, Haswell is an upgrade from Ivy Bridge in terms of power efficiency and performance, but it also comes with a whole new motherboard socket—Socket 1150. We were curious to see if our building regimen would require any adjustments. As luck would have it, Nvidia also launched its 700-series cards this month to much fanfare, and since both of these components are going to be popular parts for upgraders and system builders, we decided to jump into the deep end of the pool with both of them and see how the combo performs in gaming benchmarks.
Note: This article was originally featured in the August 2013 issue of the magazine.
With the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, Nvidia has snatched the single-GPU performance crown back from the clutches of the recently launched Radeon R9 290X, and not just by a small margin either, but by a landslide. By dethroning the R9 290X Nvidia has also taken the GTX Titan to the woodshed as well, as the GTX 780 Ti is far and away the fastest single GPU we have ever tested. Read on to see how it fares against the R9 290X, and the former champ, the GTX Titan.
AMD and Nvidia go to war, Intel's Broadwell chipset gets delayed, Battlefield 4, and more!
The Maximum PC Staff returns for episode #212 of the No BS Podcast! This time around we discuss the AMD Radeon R9 290X as well as the increasingly potent GPU war between AMD and Nvidia. We also chat about Intel delaying its 14 nanometer Broadwell chipset, Battlefield 4, and the results of some performance testing we did with the game in the lab. Finally, we wrap things up by answering some reader questions and delivering our editor picks before topping it off with Gordons' rant.
The GeForce GTX 780 Ti will be available on Nov. 7 at $699 as part of Nvidia’s “The Way It’s Meant to be Played Holiday Bundle with Shield” promotion. Starting tomorrow, the GTX 780 will drop to $499 and the GTX 770 will drop to $329. Buy a 780 Ti, 780, or 770 and you’ll get Batman: Arkham Origins,Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for free. You’ll also get a $100 coupon towards the Shield.
Suffering from a severe case of the Mondays? Should you decided to blow off work and get in some extended game time instead, you can boost your GeForce graphics card's performance in a handful of titles by downloading newly available drivers. Nvidia just released its GeForce R331 Game Ready driver (331.65), which is WHQL certified. Double digit percentage performance gains are there for the taking in select titles.
After a busy week announcing new graphics cards like the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and services such as G-Sync and Gamestream, Nvidia today rolled out a new batch of GeForce R331 Series drivers. The GeForce 331.58 drivers are WHQL certified and are recommended for top notch gaming performance in Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4. The drivers also enable streaming from GeForce systems to the company's Shield handheld gaming device, a feature that's in beta.
Nvidia The Way It's Meant to be Played 2013 (Day Two)
Day two of Nvidia's The Way It's Meant to be Played event has come to a close with the green team making a bevy of announcements. The company announced that the Shield will be able to turn into a quasi-console with a future update, its innovative G-Sync monitor technology, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, and more.
If you poke around Nvidia's website, you may notice a new addition to its GeForce graphics card section for desktops. It's the GeForce GTX 760 Ti, a new part that's intended for OEM partners. Product images and full system specs are posted on Nvidia's website, and at a glance, this appears to be a rebranded GeForce GTX 670 graphics card. Let's have a look at what makes this thing tick.
Nvidia discusses next-generation graphics, new development software SDKs, and games at its Montreal event
We had the chance to check out Nvidia's The Way It's Meant to be Played 2013 event in Montreal, Canada. The two-day editor's event officially kicked off today and centered around the company's new promising game development tools which the green team asserts will usher in truly next-generation graphics. New graphical features like "Flame Works" and "FLEX" were announced along with improvements to existing tools like PhysX and more.