Macs are notoriously limited when it comes to hardware upgrades, but you can still significantly improve the graphics capabilities of your recent Mac by adding a Thunderbolt 3 external GPU. Here’s a look at one high-end eGPU option and some benchmarks to see how it compares to built-in GPUs in the MacBook Pro.
Microsoft makes bold performance claims for its Edge web browser, stating that it’s significantly faster than both Firefox and Chrome. We run our own benchmarks to test Microsoft’s claims and see how the top four browsers stack up in the latest build of Windows 10.
The Windows Experience Index, a rating of the performance of a user’s PC, went away starting in Windows 8, but the underlying performance tests that generated this score remain, even in Windows 10. Here’s how to run the Windows System Assessment Tool and generate your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 10.
Apple made some big claims about the performance of the new iPhone 6s. Now that the phones have made their way into the hands of users, it’s time to put those claims to the test. Check out our initial benchmarks comparing the new iPhone 6s Plus to its direct predecessor, the iPhone 6 Plus.
It’s the season of virtualization software updates, and Parallels is first out of the gate this year with the release of Parallels Desktop 11. What’s new in this version and, more importantly, how does it perform compared to its predecessor? Read on for our initial review and benchmarks.
Despite offering seemingly inferior specifications on paper, the iPhone 6 holds its own against faster Android competitors when it comes to gaming, even beating the new Samsung Galaxy S6 by a wide margin in some games.
Project Spartan, Microsoft’s new Web browser for Windows 10, is finally in the hands of Windows Insiders. Microsoft is betting a lot on its next-gen browser, but how does it stack up to IE and competing browsers when it comes to performance? Read on to check out our benchmark showdown of Spartan, IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
A few years ago, we looked at how to create and benchmark a RAM Disk on your Mac. But hardware has advanced quite a bit since then, and so we wanted to see how Apple’s latest Macs — the 2013 Mac Pro and 2014 MacBook Pro — performed when configured with a RAM Disk. Read on to find out how we got our Mac to transfer data at 5.8 gigabytes per second.