Users have reported seeing blinking trees on the screen in the new release Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC).

Large tree sprites (images) continuously flash on top of multiple other plant objects endlessly, completely ruining the gameplay experience. See why inside.

With every release of a new DirectX 11 card, there is a surge of hardware articles racing to compare one to another. With the new release of both the Nvidia GT 430 and the GTS 450, the debate has flared up again.

Does this new super cheap GT 430 compare to ATI cards in the same class? Can you even compare the two apples to apples? Find out inside.

It’s time someone solidly stated the difference between GDDR and DDR. It’s also important to explain GDDR3 vs GDDR5, which are currently the 2 most common forms of memory found in video cards. Both of these topics are popular to discuss, producing plenty of information and misinformation. See the difference.

This is a supplemental article to compare the bokeh filtering effect in Just Cause 2 for the PC. These split screen comparisons apply to the game’s 3 included benchmarking demos only. See the screens.

Just Cause 2 was recently released for the PC, including 2 new CUDA-specific effects. The first is GPU Water Simulation, which enhances the default water reflection and effects. The second is the bokeh filter, which is the focus of this article. You can learn the basics about this 15 year old photography technique here, along with its direct effect on your Just Cause 2 visuals. See the filter in action.

Here is a list of all currently available graphics cards that are DirectX 11 capable, along with links to product details for each, courtesy of Amazon.

This list, revision 19, is current as of April, 2014. See the list.

What is a GTX 465? With the release of the powerful DirectX 11 GTX 470 and 480, Nvidia wanted to have an option with a lower price point to compete with sales of the Radeon 5850.

This price point as of today’s release is $279.99 + shipping on The card still uses the GF100 based Fermi 40nm architecture that is now in full production. See how the 465 compares.

SolidlyStated recently completed its 3 part series of Solid Reviews for EVGA Nvidia cards, spanning entry-level to high-end gaming. Each article is packed with info. In this summary, we will pit all 3 cards head-to-head and aggregate the results for them at both stock and overclocked speeds. See the results.

This article is an in-depth look at the EVGA GTX 470. The GT400 series GPU, nicknamed ‘Fermi‘, is designed for high-end gaming and is the first Nvidia chip to support DirectX 11.

Our in-depth look will solidly state the difference between available part numbers, cover all features, and display extensive overclocking benchmarks. Next, Let’s Examine this GTX 470

If you have owned a GT200 series card, then you might know they all share the same Nvidia drivers. This allows you to switch between, say, a GTS 250 and GTX 260, which works with no fuss at all. You just swap cards and reboot. However, stepping up from a 200 series card to a GTX 470 will result in Windows not even recognizing the new hardware. See the solution.