Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief, various GTX 970 owners had observed that the GTX 970 was prone to topping out its reported VRAM allocation at 3.5GB rather than 4GB, and that meanwhile the GTX 980 was reaching 4GB allocated in similar circumstances. All of this was at odds with what we thought we knew about the cards and the underlying GM204 GPU, as the two cards were believed to have identical memory subsystems. As a result we’ve been digging into this issue over the weekend, working to collect the final pieces of the puzzle. To that end NVIDIA reached out to...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review: Ultra Expensive, Ultra Rare, Ultra Fast

In an unusual move, NVIDIA took the opportunity earlier this week to announce a new 600 series video card before they would be shipping it. Based on a pair...

199 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2012

The Prybar: GeForce GTX 690 Arrives

If there was any doubt after Saturday night as to what NVIDIA's prybar was for, this should put it to rest. FedEx just dropped off the prybar's companion, the...

68 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2012

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 690: Dual GK104 Flagship Launching May 3rd

As we mentioned back on Monday, NVIDIA was going to be making some kind of GeForce announcement this evening at the NVIDA Gaming Festival 2012 in Shanghai, China. NVIDIA’s...

109 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2012

Capsule Review: Sapphire's Radeon HD 7870 Overclock Edition

As AMD’s 28nm allocation has improved so has the selection of cards available on the market. We’re still in the first phase of the Radeon HD 7000 series rollout...

37 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2012

NVIDIA Updates GeForce 600 OEM Desktop Lineup, Adds GT 645, GT 640, GT 630

While NVIDIA doesn’t publically announce most of their OEM desktop graphics cards, they do update their website with the specifications of these cards, which is how we usually find...

29 by Ryan Smith on 4/25/2012

AMD Launches Radeon 7700M, 7800M, and 7900M Mobile GPUs

Late last year, we covered the first part of AMD’s HD 7000M product lineup, the 7400M, 7500M, and 7600M. Today, the other shoe drops as we get the high-end...

53 by Jarred Walton on 4/24/2012

Of Crowbars and Countdowns

It’s not often that we cover marketing teasers, but then it’s not often that we get crowbars in the mail either… Earlier this afternoon the following crowbar unexpectedly showed up...

32 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2012

AMD Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, & HD 4000 Video Cards Being Moved To Legacy Status In May

Late last week word began circulating that AMD would be dropping driver support for their DX10 generation GPUS – HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 – based on...

38 by Ryan Smith on 4/23/2012

AMD Q1’12 Earnings Report: $1.59B Revenue, $590M Net Loss

It’s the middle of April and that means it’s once again earnings season for the prior quarter. Late yesterday AMD released their earnings report for Q1 2012, and it turned...

27 by Ryan Smith on 4/20/2012

AMD's Godfrey Cheng Joins Rick Bergman at Synaptics

A couple of weeks ago one of my oldest friends in the industry, Godfrey Cheng, announced his resignation from AMD. Godfrey came over from the ATI side of the...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/17/2012

Radeon HD 7000 Series Price Cuts & Promos Announced

For those of you in the market for a new video card, some price relief is on its way. Earlier today AMD sent out an announcement that they’ll be...

53 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2012

AMD Partners With PTC for Creo Parametric 2.0

A few months ago during the Radeon HD 7970 launch we discussed how AMD would be revising their Independent Software Vendor (ISV) relations. While their efforts with ISVs in...

9 by Ryan Smith on 4/13/2012

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.3 Drivers, Adds 7800 Series Support

AMD has released the latest version of its Catalyst graphics driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. This version of the drivers introduces...

25 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/29/2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Launch Recap

If the numbers are true, then most of you have already read our Kepler review, and you know that the card has made quite a splash - it's the...

29 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/24/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Launch Recap

It has been a couple of weeks since we reviewed the Radeon HD 7800 series, but as we mentioned earlier this week and in our 7850 recap, that was...

7 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/24/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Launch Recap

It has been weeks since we reviewed AMD's Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 cards, but unlike the 7900 and 7700 series cards, the 7800 series was given the typical...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/24/2012

Jen-Hsun's Email to NVIDIA Employees on a Successful Kepler Launch

The road to any new microprocessor design is by no means simple. Planning for a major GPU like NVIDIA's Kepler starts four years prior to the chip's debut. In...

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Review: Retaking The Performance Crown

“How do you follow up on Fermi?” That’s the question we had going into NVIDIA’s press briefing for the GeForce GTX 680 and the Kepler architecture earlier this month...

405 by Ryan Smith on 3/22/2012

NVIDIA's GeForce 600M Series: Mobile Kepler and Fermi Die Shrinks

While the desktop-bound GeForce GTX 680 is undoubtedly the most exciting release from NVIDIA today and the true flagbearer for their new Kepler microarchitecture, NVIDIA actually has a whole...

25 by Dustin Sklavos & Jarred Walton on 3/22/2012

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