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's Tiny 90nm G71 and G73: GeForce 7900 and 7600 Debut

Today NVIDIA is hardlaunching its 7900 GTX, 7900 GT and 7600 GT parts based on the G71 and G73 ICs. The new chips are a process shrink to 90nm...

97 by Derek Wilson on 3/9/2006

Looking Back Pt. 2: X800 & Catalyst Under The Knife

We continue our driver investigation series with a look at Catalyst performance on the X800 Series

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/22/2006

The EVGA 7300 GS: A New Quality Budget Card From NVIDIA

Today, we take a look at EVGA's version of the 7300 GS, the recent budget card from NVIDIA.

48 by Josh Venning on 2/20/2006

X1900 XT/XTX Roundup: A Closer Look at the Performance Leader in Graphics

Today, we take a closer look at some X1900 XT and X1900 XTXs. How do these high-performance cards by Sapphire, HIS, PowerColor and GeCube stack up?

25 by Josh Venning on 2/15/2006

ATI's All-In-Wonder X1900 Performance And DVD Decoding Quality

Today we take a look at the AIW X1900, the newest AIW from ATI. We'll also look at HQV DVD decoding for both ATI and NVIDIA.

43 by Josh Venning on 2/10/2006

NVIDIA's AGP Only GeForce 7800 GS

NVIDIA has launched a new graphics product targeted at enthusiasts who want to update their graphics without spending the money to upgrade their system.

93 by Derek Wilson on 2/2/2006

The NVIDIA 6800 GS Closer Look: EVGA, Leadtek, PNY, and Evertop

Today, we're looking at 6800 GS, a card that's currently a top contender for best performance at the most reasonable price, from four different manufacturers.

56 by Josh Venning on 1/27/2006

X3 Reunion: New Rolling Demo Tested

Today, we review the X3 rolling demo. We'll look at how it performs on a number of GPUs, as well as a couple of different processors.

34 by Josh Venning on 1/25/2006

ATI's New Leader in Graphics Performance: The Radeon X1900 Series

With the hard launch of the X1900XTX, ATI takes back the performance crown. Topping the 7800 GTX 512 is quite a feat; read on to find out how they...

120 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 1/24/2006

Futuremark's Latest Attempt: 3DMark06 Tested

3DMark06 is the latest edition of the popular benchmarking tool by Futuremark. New enhancements like HDR and SM3.0 look good. Let's take a look.

44 by Josh Venning on 1/18/2006

Budget 90nm Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300

NVIDIA has upped their ante in the sub $100 graphics market with a 90nm GeForce 7 series part.

24 by Derek Wilson on 1/18/2006

ATI Radeon X800 GTO Mini Roundup: Sapphire, Connect3D, and PowerColor

Today, we're looking at 4 different X800 GTOs from 3 different manufacturers. Each of these cards is different, but all are good solutions.

27 by Josh Venning on 12/26/2005

ATI Reveals Radeon X1900 Details Internally

ATI has unveiled their Radeon X1900 details to AIB partners this week. Is a January launch really so far fetched?

38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/22/2005

The All-In-Wonder 2006 PCIe Edition: The Latest Multimedia Solution From ATI

The newest edition of ATI's All-In-Wonder series is now based on one of ATI's new budget parts. This time around we get a slightly smaller package, with most...

18 by Josh Venning on 12/22/2005

ATI MultiGPU Done Right: The Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition

UPDATE: more conclusions on availability added. We finally get our hands on ATI's second crack at MultiGPU, and they've done a much better job this time around. Will little...

40 by Derek Wilson on 12/20/2005

ATI's Avivo Update - H.264 Acceleration & a Special Downloadable Surprise

ATI's Avivo team has a little present for Radeon X1000 owners. Catalyst 5.13 is due out next week and it includes a couple of gems that we take...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/16/2005

Looking Back: ATI's Catalyst Drivers Exposed

We take a look at how ATI's Catalyst performance changed over the years on a Radeon 9700 Pro.

58 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2005

NVIDIA 7800 GT Mini-Roundup

Today, we're looking at three GeForce 7800 GTs. Let’s see ASUS’, XFX’s, and EVGA's take on this quality graphics solution from NVIDIA.

33 by Josh Venning on 12/8/2005

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 First Look

We take a quick look at the newest of the mobile parts from ATI. Based on the X1K series, the new chip promises small sizes, good performance and battery...

30 by Josh Venning on 12/5/2005

Adapting to Parallelism: Catalyst 5.12 More Dual Core Friendly?

ATI released a beta driver to us with the promise that dual core support would be improved. Will we see the 5 to15 percent gains they are talking about...

56 by Derek Wilson on 12/4/2005

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