What is Ray Tracing?

Sign up for Private Internet Access VPN at https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/linus-tech-tips/techquickie Ray tracing has made headlines lately as the rendering method of the future for games – but what exactly is it, and how can it make your games look more realistic? Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your Read more about What is Ray Tracing?[…]

What are Fonts and Typefaces?

Here’s a look at the evolution of fonts over the years and how computers have leveraged greater processing power to add pizzazz and clarity to your favorite sites! lynda.com message: Sign up for your 10-day FREE trial at http://lynda.com/techquickie Follow: http://twitter.com/luke_lafr Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

What is Simultaneous Multi-Projection?

How does NVIDIA’s new SMP technology help gamers who are rocking a multi-monitor setup? Massdrop link: http://dro.ps/techquickie-lg-freesync Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

Why Did Google Maps Switch to a Globe?

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DirectX 12 & Vulkan as Fast As Possible

Should we expect to see the amazing performance gains we have seen rumored about DirectX 12 and Vulkan in practice? Squarespace message: Squarespace is the fast, easy way to create your own personal, professional, or business website with enough templates to suit any reasonable need! Get 10% off using offer code LINUS at http://squarespace.com/linus source

What is Supersampling?

Supersampling refers to running a game at a higher resolution than your monitor supports – but why would you want to do that? Techquickie explains… Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Techquickie Read more about What is Supersampling?[…]

Game Engines As Fast As Possible

We hear a lot about new game engines when they’re released. But what exactly are they, and how do they affect the gaming experience? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Read more about Game Engines As Fast As Possible[…]

Why Don't Multiple GPUs Scale Properly?

Multi-GPU setups like SLI and CrossFire can deliver performance you just can’t get with a single card, but two GPUs doesn’t always mean twice the framerate… Dollar Shave Club link: http://dollarshaveclub.com/linus Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

Why Don't Games Look Like Their Trailers?

Ever notice how games often look stunning in trailers but end up being disappointing when it’s time to play? Why is that? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the Read more about Why Don't Games Look Like Their Trailers?[…]

What is Floating-Point Performance?

Floating-point operations per second, or FLOPS, is a performance metric you see on certain processors, notably GPUs. But what the heck does “floating-point” mean and why is it important? Try Tunnelbear for free, no credit card required, at https://www.tunnelbear.com/Linus Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your requests Read more about What is Floating-Point Performance?[…]