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Officially, Nvidia expects three major things from the Maxwell architecture: improved graphics capabilities, simplified programmability (probably thanks to ARMv8 and unified memory enhancements) as well as energy-efficiency.
“Number one for Maxwell, that is likely something that we are doing that breaks new ground in visual capability, something that is even more beautiful. […] Number two, it is likely that Maxwell breaks new ground in programmability, ease of programmability, because we want to expand the general purpose nature of the processor without sacrificing its speedup relative to a microprocessor. […] The last thing, the energy efficiency of Maxwell, it is going to crush Kepler. […] We know exactly how to measure it now and we know what it means to be good,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia, at a conference earlier this year.
Andrew Burns of NVIDIA has written a graphics performance breakdown and performance guide for Metro: Last Light. Check it out by clicking on the headline.
As one might expect, every element of 2033 has been improved and iterated upon for Last Light, which is a superior game in every regard. That isn’t to say 2033 was lacking, but unlike most blockbusters which come from seasoned developers with several titles under their belts, 2033 was the first release for the Ukrainians at 4A, and was built on a comparatively small budget to boot. These refinements will undoubtedly be discussed at length in the many reviews hitting the airwaves this week, but I will say that I haven’t been as engrossed and immersed in a first-person shooter and game world for quite some time.
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we added the test results of AMD Radeon HD 7850 1024MB, AMD Radeon HD 7790 (standard and overclocked), ASUS Ares II (Radeon 7970 GHz CrossFire), ASUS Ares II CrossFire, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, GeForce GTX Titan. We also replaced the 3DMark11 and Formula 1 (2010) benchmarks with the new 3DMark FireStrike and Unigine Valley benchmarks.