HardwarePal http://www.hardwarepal.com A Tech News , Review and Benchmark Site Dedicated To Geeks and Gamers Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:20 +0000 en hourly 1 Civilization Beyond Earth Benchmark – Mantle vs DirectX The Truth Revealed http://www.hardwarepal.com/civ-beyond-earth-benchmark-mantle-vs-directx-truth-revealed/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/civ-beyond-earth-benchmark-mantle-vs-directx-truth-revealed/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:02:40 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7526 Civilization Beyond Earth Benchmark – Mantle vs DirectX  The Truth Revealed
Turn based strategy games aren’t usually a good fit for pc performance benchmarks but  Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth has a slight twist to it. The developers over at Firaxis have added Mantle support for both single and Crossfire AMD graphic cards. They mention using Split Frame Rendering (SFR) for Mantle in CrossfireX instead of the usual Alternate […]]]>
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Is Google Gaming the Video Game Industry? http://www.hardwarepal.com/google-gaming-video-game-industry/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/google-gaming-video-game-industry/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:14:53 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7494 Is Google Gaming the Video Game Industry?
You’ve probably stumbled upon a few strangely overated game reviews or youtube videos. Though not so frequent, “trusted” publications and a select few big name youtubers push out hype about a game because they get paid extra to do so. With millions of subscribers and readers, having a big influence can make or break a game.   I […]]]>
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F1 2014 Pc Benchmark Performance http://www.hardwarepal.com/f1-2014-pc-benchmark-performance/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/f1-2014-pc-benchmark-performance/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:04:50 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7486 F1 2014 Pc Benchmark Performance
We will be looking at PC performance with our F1 2014 benchmark testing a “polished” version of last years engine on two different resolutions 1080p and 4K with our R9-290, GTX970 and GTX680. Codemasters has released its latest iteration in the Formula 1 race car simulator series , F1 2014. Most of the next gen F1 fans will be disappointed […]]]>
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Fire Strike 4K Ultra HD Benchmark Maxwell Vs Hawaii http://www.hardwarepal.com/fire-strike-4k-ultra-hd-benchmark-maxwell-vs-hawaii/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/fire-strike-4k-ultra-hd-benchmark-maxwell-vs-hawaii/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:55:40 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7439 Fire Strike 4K Ultra HD Benchmark Maxwell Vs Hawaii
If Fire Strike Extreme wasn’t enough to make your system sweat, 3DMark has released the first fully supported 3840×2160 UHD synthetic benchmark or as stated Fire Strike Ultra. With more people jumping on the 4K gaming bandwagon and native support from game developers , it would be a shame not to be able to test your rigs performance and push a few […]]]>
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Ryse : Son Of Rome Benchmark http://www.hardwarepal.com/ryse-son-rome-benchmark/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/ryse-son-rome-benchmark/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:54:25 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7416 Ryse : Son Of Rome Benchmark
Ryse: Son of Rome was originally released as a Xbox One exclusive launch title, a tech demo to showcase the graphical capabilities of Microsofts next gen console. Crytek, after nearly a year decided to break the exclusivity and let us PC gamers in on there visual masterpiece with a statement from the studio mentioning : […]]]>
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Shadow Of Mordor PC Benchmark Performance http://www.hardwarepal.com/shadow-mordor-benchmark/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/shadow-mordor-benchmark/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:43:37 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7371 Shadow Of Mordor PC Benchmark Performance
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a AAA title developed by Monolith Productions and released by WB Interactive. An Assassins Creed stealth and Batman Arkham fight hybrid as many have stated. Usually with “next gen” open world video games our PC systems get taxed pretty heavily, especially our graphic cards. For that same reason it’s built up quite […]]]>
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The Top of the 3D Printing Game http://www.hardwarepal.com/top-3d-printing-game/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/top-3d-printing-game/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:26:55 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7296 The Top of the 3D Printing Game
It’s a little too early to whisper “CES 2015,” but as 3D printing technology begins to catch on, it’s also time to consider the place that 3D printing will take in the “Internet of Things” – the buzzwords we all remember so well from last year’s CES. In the increasingly networked world, the place of […]]]>
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Apple’s iPhone 6 Pre-Order Record – Effective Branding in Action http://www.hardwarepal.com/apples-iphone-6-pre-order-record-effective-branding-action/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/apples-iphone-6-pre-order-record-effective-branding-action/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:03:15 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7280 Apple’s iPhone 6 Pre-Order Record – Effective Branding in Action
Perhaps unsurprisingly news has emerged that pre-orders for the upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have once again enabled Apple to set sales records, with official figures apparently confirming that the devices have set a combined sales record of 4 million and counting in the three days since they were officially announced. It’s anybody’s guess […]]]>
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Makers Of Minecraft Mojang Announce Acquisition By Microsoft http://www.hardwarepal.com/makers-minecraft-mojang-announce-acquisition-microsoft/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/makers-minecraft-mojang-announce-acquisition-microsoft/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:29:03 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7273 Makers Of Minecraft Mojang Announce Acquisition By Microsoft
The rumor mill has been running rampant for a number of days and it appears that, at some point today, those rumors will be proven as truth. Sources have apparently told Reuters that Microsoft is to announce the purchase of Mojang today in a deal that is believed to be worth an astonishing $2.5 billion. […]]]>
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Google Demonstrates New Android One Operating System http://www.hardwarepal.com/google-demonstrates-new-android-one-operating-system/ http://www.hardwarepal.com/google-demonstrates-new-android-one-operating-system/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:01:49 +0000 http://www.hardwarepal.com/?p=7266 Google Demonstrates New Android One Operating System
Following months of speculation Google has finally unveiled its Android One operating system, which is intended to be a cheaper version of the current Android system to allow phone manufacturers to develop smartphones in an effort to make them more affordable for those on a lower budget. Specifically the company is looking to break into […]]]>
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