Last year AMD was hemorrhaging talent. While we don't have a good indication of the extent of the talent exodus, Qualcomm seemed to benefit quite a bit from the tough times that had fallen on AMD. AMD PR mounted the beginnings of a turnaround with the announcement that Jim Keller, former K8 architect and chip-head at Apple had rejoined the company. Then came John Gustafson and last month, we got word that Raja Koduri rejoined as well - also after a multi-year stint at Apple.
Today I just got word from a couple of very accurate and trusted sources that my old friend Sean Pelletier will be joining AMD as well. Sean will abandon his role as Senior Technical Marketing Manager at NVIDIA to...
Rounding out NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series line, the LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800UE are put to the test. How do these bookends stack up against the rest of the...
Derek Wilson on 7/9/2004
With Ubisoft on the verge of releasing their next FarCry update, we look into the benefits of the new SM3.0 render path available to NV4x based hardware. What does...
Derek Wilson on 7/2/2004
Reviving the name behind the 3dfx technology, NVIDIA hopes to bring multi-card graphics back to life.
Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004
Today, we take a look at NVIDIA's latest attempt at handling the transition to PCIe a little more smoothly. Why did NVIDIA go with a bridge solution, and why...
Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004
We have been waiting eagerly for ATI's release of their HDTV Wonder, and finally, we have it in the labs. Read on to find out how our experience went...
Andrew Ku on 6/22/2004
With the recent introduction of ATI's beta driver for the beta version of 64bit Windows XP, both major graphics vendors have shown that they are making headway towards the...
Derek Wilson on 6/16/2004
Today, ATI fills out their new X series with three new PCI Express parts based on current technology that we are seeing. We will learn about a new process...
Derek Wilson on 6/1/2004
We weren't about to stop with our NV45 coverage from earlier, here's some more information and pictures detailing NVIDIA's elusive NV45.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2004
What does Wal-Mart have to do with ATI? Well, aside from already selling their desktop cards, Wal-Mart has started to pick up the All-in-Wonder line. Read more to find...
Andrew Ku on 5/17/2004
ATI remained very tight lipped about their R420 part until after NVIDIA had launched their current flagship NV40 part in the form of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. Today we...
Derek Wilson on 5/4/2004
Obviously NV40 provides us with a significant leap in performance over its predicessor. Herein, we take a step back to try to understand just what went wrong.
Derek Wilson on 4/19/2004
Today we bring you our review of the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with all its refinements. It is definitely a step above the FX series, but it is big and...
Derek Wilson on 4/14/2004
R420 rumors are a dime a dozen right now - today we bring you the facts. Update Now with pipeline info!
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/9/2004
S3 Graphics is preparing its newest technology for the ongoing battle that is computer graphics. Does the DeltaChrome have the potential to make an impact? We take a look...
Derek Wilson on 3/9/2004
Our never-ending quest for more (and useful) benchmarks has led us down an often overlooked path; we are adding PlayStaion emulation to our benchmark suite. This article will serve...
Derek Wilson on 3/3/2004
With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...
Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004
Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...
Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003
ATI tries its hand at providing a software solution for the growing home multimedia server market with their newest creation: EazyShare. We put in over 150 hours of testing...
Andrew Ku on 12/16/2003
The final segment of the market to cover in our fall roundup series, we tackle the cheapest video cards offered currently by ATI and NVIDIA, and see how they...
Derek Wilson on 12/15/2003