Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new $249 midrange enthusiast card, the R9 285 would be launching on September 2nd. In the process the R9 285 would be a partial refresh of their R9 280 series lineup, supplying it with a new part that would serve to replace their nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU. The R9 285 is something of a lateral move for AMD, which is something we very rarely see in this industry. The R9 285’s immediate predecessor, the R9 280 (vanilla) has been on the market with an MSRP of $249 for nearly 4 months now. Meanwhile the R9 285...

Vendor Cards: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked

The next in our 7800 GTX graphics card series, this XFX GeForce 7800 GTX has an impressive factory-overclock. Let's see how it stands up to the competition.

25 by Josh Venning on 8/16/2005

Catalyst 5.7 Drivers: Memory Limited Performance Improvements

ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?

23 by Josh Venning on 8/13/2005

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT: Rounding Out The High End

Today, the 7800 GT hits the streets. More powerful than the 6800 Ultra at just about the same prices, the 7800 GT offers quite a punch for the money.

77 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005

GeForce 7800GTX: EVGA's KO Edition

We had the chance to play with EVGA's latest 7800GTX this week. With default clock speeds of 490MHz and 1.3GHz (core/mem), this lifetime warrantied card is sure to please.

34 by Josh Venning on 8/9/2005

Vendor Cards: BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC

Continuing our GeForce 7800GTX graphics card series, we look at BFG's solution this week. With a factory overclock and a t-shirt, many are interested in this part. Let's see...

20 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005

Vendor Cards: MSI NX7800GTX

The second in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we're looking at the MSI NX7800 GTX. How does this card measure up to the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX?

42 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005

AnandTech Exclusive: CrossFire Benchmarks Revealed

CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.

65 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005

Vendor Cards: EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX

First, in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we bring you the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. With a default overclock, does this card have what it takes to...

26 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005

Battlefield 2 GPU Performance Analysis

UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.

78 by Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005

Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3 - A Hardware Discussion

We look at both of the recently announced consoles and do our best to separate fact from fiction.

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/24/2005

NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GTX Hits The Ground Running

Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?

127 by Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005

NVIDIA Announces 16x AA For SLI

In response to ATI's CrossFire, NVIDIA is introducing 16xAA for SLI in a driver soon to be released.

18 by Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005

ATI's Next Three Months Of Catalyst

ATI is revealing information about the upcoming features and performance of their next 3 driver releases. Catalyst 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8 look to polish up ATI's software offering.

30 by Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005

ATI Mobility Radeon X800 XT: More Pipes in Notebooks

ATI is introducing a 16 pipe version of its M28 graphics processor. This part should be just as powerful as ATI's high end desktop parts. We take a look...

41 by Derek Wilson on 6/6/2005

ATI's Multi-GPU Solution: CrossFire

ATI antes up with its own flavor of multi-card gaming. Competing with NVIDIA's SLI technology, CrossFire brings a couple of new ideas to the table.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 5/30/2005

Integrated Graphics: Xpress 200 vs. GMA 950

Having already looked at budget discrete solutions, we break out our integrated solutions to see how the latest on-board technology holds up.

30 by Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005

Budget Graphics Strike Back: Revenge of the RAM

We spend some time testing budget graphics cards with slower RAM in order to verify their predicted behavior on cheaper systems.

21 by Derek Wilson on 5/19/2005

ATI demos R520 GPU at E3

ATI was demonstrating Remedy's upcoming title Alan Wake on R520 silicon...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2005

Bringing Gaming Mainstream - The Xbox 360 debuts on MTV

We take a quick look at the official unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 360.

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2005

Budget Battle: HyperMemory vs. TurboCache

We have our hands on a HyperMemory board and some shipping TurboCache parts. Now, it's time to see which solution delivers on its promise of acceptable performance at extreme...

33 by Derek Wilson on 5/12/2005

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