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A couple of weeks ago, UL (formerly Futuremark) released the latest test in its ongoing 3DMark gaming benchmark suite, CPU Profile. The premise behind this new CPU-specific test is a simulation to measure how processor performance scales with cores and threads. Normally 3DMark tests are designed to measure overall gaming performance – and thus are largely a GPU benchmark – however this one is a little different since it focuses more specifically on CPU performance. So we wanted to take a look at UL's latest test to get a better idea of what exactly it is testing, what exactly it is trying to accomplish, and just how useful it might be.

BioWare Unveils Command & Conquer: Generals 2

At the Spike TV Video Game Awards, BioWare announced it is working on Command & Conquer: Generals 2. A new BioWare studio, BioWare Victory, is developing the PC-exclusive real-time...

36 by Craig Getting on 12/11/2011

Microsoft Releases Metro-themed Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

At some point today, Microsoft will issue an update for the Xbox 360 that will roll out the latest set of changes to its gaming console, most prominently a...

28 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/6/2011

Puget Systems Deluge Updated with NVIDIA Surround Results

Once NVIDIA dropped the 290 series beta driver, we were able to test the Puget Systems Deluge's pair of GeForce GTX 580s in triple-monitor surround. There's good news and...

3 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/30/2011

PS3 System Software Version 4.00 Adds Vita Support

Sony has released System Software version 4.00 for PlayStation 3 owners. This update primarily supports integration with the PlayStation Vita, which is launching in Japan on December 17 (the...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

Game Review: Jurassic Park: The Game

Movie tie-ins are nothing new to gaming. They crop up repeatedly throughout the industry’s history, as both successes and failures. For every good Star Wars-licensed game, there’s a bad...

7 by Craig Getting on 11/29/2011

Skyrim 1.2 Patch Due on Nov. 30

It should come as no surprise that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched with a whole host of bugs. Bethesda RPGs are renowned for their massive worlds, but with...

58 by Craig Getting on 11/28/2011

NVIDIA Posts 290.36 GeForce Beta Drivers

NVIDIA today released beta version 290.36 of its GeForce driver package for desktops running Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and laptops running Windows Vista and 7. Like previous releases...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/28/2011

Puget Systems Deluge: Revisiting the Art of Custom With X79

It's been a little while since we've had a Puget Systems desktop in, and so far we haven't yet tested any of their big dog gaming machines. Everything else...

72 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/24/2011

Batman: Arkham City—New Villain DX11 Man on PCs!

If you’re one of the gamers who waited anxiously for the PC release of Batman: Arkham City yesterday, and you have a reasonably high-end PC, there’s a good chance...

40 by Jarred Walton on 11/23/2011

Game Review: Minecraft (PC)

Minecraft, the world building game from independent developer Mojang, finally came out of a lengthy beta last week. It's difficult to adequately review a game that has been playable...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/21/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.11 Drivers

AMD yesterday released its 11.11 Catalyst driver package, not three weeks after last month's 11.10 release. As usual, supported operating systems include 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista...

21 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/19/2011

Minecraft Pocket Edition Comes to iOS Tomorrow

Mojang's indie game Minecraft, which has sold more than four million copies on the PC, is coming to iOS on November 17th according to its page in the iTunes...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/16/2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Breaks One Day Sales Record, Hauls In Over $400M

Publisher giant Activision Blizzard has released first day sales figures for the latest in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. They sold 6.5 million...

16 by Amman Sood on 11/14/2011

LIMBO Sells a Million Copies, Due Out on Mac This Year

LIMBO, the haunting indie platformer that netted a slew of awards for its minimalist design, has sold over a million copies, announced the developer Playdead. The success has allowed...

10 by Craig Getting on 11/11/2011

Steam Hacked, Valve Investigating Possible Credit Card Theft

Valve head Gabe Newell sent out a message today explaining that the breach of Steam's forums this past Sunday goes beyond the message boards and potentially includes Steam account...

37 by Craig Getting on 11/10/2011

Game Review: Squids (iOS)

Squids, the first title from The Game Bakers, is the best type of game to discover on the iPhone: addictive, charming, and accessible yet not lacking in depth. It...

6 by Craig Getting on 11/8/2011

Batman: Arkham City for PC Delayed Again

PC stalwarts will have to wait a little bit longer to guide the Dark Knight through Batman: Arkham City. Warner has confirmed to VG247 that Arkham City will release...

5 by Craig Getting on 11/8/2011

Free Platformer Stealth Bastard Now Available

Curve Studios, the indie developer behind Fluidity and the newly-on-PC action-platformer Explodemon, have just released their retro stealth game Stealth Bastard for free. Described as a mashup between Metal Gear...

20 by Craig Getting on 11/5/2011

Call of Duty Elite Delayed on PC

Activision’s grand plan to create a Call of Duty social network, Call of Duty Elite, just ended its beta and will be up and running for consoles when Modern...

11 by Craig Getting on 11/4/2011

Dota 2 Requires More Beta Testers

With the Dota 2 coming in the near (yet unannounced) future, Valve’s decided to expand the current beta. Last night, Valve sent emails to many who’d expressed interest, asking...

12 by Craig Getting on 11/2/2011

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