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History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 5

History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 5

In our last installment of the history of the modern graphics processor, we had reached a point where the market consisted of just three competitors: AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. By 2013, all we...

Anatomy of a gamepad

Anatomy of a gamepad

Input devices play a key role in the computer and gaming landscape. Today we finish our autopsy of the most important input devices by opening a classic gamepad: Microsoft Xbox 360 control...

Top 10 most significant Nvidia GPUs of all time

Top 10 most significant Nvidia GPUs of all time

Founded in 1993, Nvidia is a teenager compared to other semiconductor companies. However, the impact on the world of technology has been enormous. According to the Steam Hardware Survey, ...

Keyboard anatomy

Keyboard anatomy

Input devices like keyboards play a key role in the computing and gaming landscape, so the guts have to be pretty cool. This, of course, means that we take out our scalpels and send them t...

Top 10 Most Important AMD GPUs of All Time

Top 10 Most Important AMD GPUs of All Time

There's a lot of graphic history and technology to unpack here. When AMD bought ATI, it not only took over the company, but continued its reputation as a graphics powerhouse for years to c...

Core i5 10400F + Radeon RX 6800 Getestet: Auf der

Core i5 10400F + Radeon RX 6800 Getestet: Auf der Suche nach der besten CPU

Kürzlich haben wir AMDs Ryzen 5 3600 mit High-End-Flaggschiff-CPUs wie dem Core i9-10900K und Ryzen 9 3950X sowie in einer Vielzahl von Spielen mit der Radeon RX 6800-GPU verglichen und fe...

Anatomy of a mouse

Anatomy of a mouse

We have seen and used them all at home, at school, and at work. Computer mice are often inexpensive and simple, but some of them come with all sorts of extras and contain hundreds of tiny ...

Best and Worst PC Hardware of 2020

Let's do a brief recap of 2020’s best and worst PC hardware products. Everything that was going to be released in 2020 is finally out the door and we can reflect on what was an exciting o...

The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

The evolution of the modern graphics processor begins with the introduction of the first 3D add-in cards in 1995, followed by the widespread adoption of the 32-bit operating systems and the...

Explainer: What are MMX, SSE, and AVX?

Explainer: What are MMX, SSE, and AVX?

Computer technology is no strange to initializations and acronyms: CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, BIOS, CD-ROM, to name but a few. Ever so often, new ones appear on the scene, as part of the never-end...