Author: Mike Doolittle

Triple buffering: Improve your PC gaming performance for free

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Most of the time, PC gamers try to strike a balance between visual fidelity and performance; raising one decreases the other. However, one of the easiest ways to get better picture quality out of your PC gaming without any sacrifice in performance is with "triple buffering." It's totally free, and the difference can be dramatic. Let me explain.

It’s good to be gaming

I'm a big hardware nut, so I spend a fair bit of time tweaking my PC. I just recently finished building a new rig, and it's been a much bigger task than I thought it would be – I'm now on my fourth motherboard! But now I've got my rig all optimized and overclocked, and I've finally been able to get into some serious gaming.

ATI’s next-gen card is officially a bust

Hardware sites are buzzing with news of the release (finally!) of ATI/AMD's new HD2900XT card. It sports some pretty awesome technology, and even has a GPU with an insane 700 million transistors. It does pretty well in 3DMark06. But uh, how does it do in games?

ATI yeilds to nVidia, admits defeat

Buzz about AMD/ATI's forthcoming, oft-delayed x2900xt has been simmering for months, with many gamers holding off on purchasing one of nVidia's high-end 8800 cards with the anticipation that ATI would release a monster card that would surpass the 8800GTX's performance.

nVidia and AMD get ready to duke it out

With Vista now on the market, nVidia's going to have to find a way to make DirectX 10 attainable for the masses. Right now, nVidia's two DirectX 10 cards, the 8800GTX and 8800GTS, retail for around $600 and $450, respectively. Ouch. As the proud owner of an 8800GTS, I can […]