After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap. Since our last guide it has been a busy couple of months, so there’s quite a bit to cover.
The big news this fall has of course been the new video card launches from AMD and NVIDIA. While October has been a relatively quiet month, both companies kept September busy by pushing new products out the door and took others off the shelves.
AMD for their part released the first of their GCN 1.2 architecture GPUs: Tonga. Tonga serves as AMD’s replacement for the nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU, the very first of AMD’s GPUs...
AIBs across Taiwan, China and the US are already confirming that we won't need master cards for low and mid range Crossfire.
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/8/2005
NVIDIA is pushing a new card in time to compete with ATI's X800 GTO for the holiday shopping season. Will this new part have what it takes?
Derek Wilson on 11/7/2005
Today in China, S3 has launched their newest line of budget and lower mid-range graphics chips. The North American launch date will occur sometime in the next month or...
Ryan Smith on 11/3/2005
Havok introduces a unique approach to physics processing and claims that its solution offers greater flexibility than the competition.
Tuan Nguyen on 11/2/2005
NVIDIA is due for a new mid-range product, and it looks like the newest Forceware drivers already have some interesting information inside...
Tuan Nguyen on 10/30/2005
We take a look at F.E.A.R, the most graphically demanding game yet. Is it time to invest in a graphics upgrade?
Josh Venning on 10/20/2005
Apparently NVIDIA isn't the only company looking into GPU Sockets...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/19/2005
You have one 30" Cinema Display, and two computers. What do you do? Either go out and buy another 30" display, or share the one display between both...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2005
Radeon X1300 and X1600 might face a very quick turnaround from NVIDIA according to manufacturers. We've also heard details of a mystery NVIDIA product floating around...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/19/2005
A 7800 GTX in a notebook? Yes, NVIDIA has done it and we have the skinny. We'll see how it compares to its desktop counterpart.
Josh Venning on 10/10/2005
After our recent ATI X1000 series launch article, there are still some unanswered questions. This time, we focus on performance rather than design.
Derek Wilson on 10/7/2005
A retest with updated motherboards yields very different results from our First Look. Is the integrated Graphics Performance leader ATI or NVIDIA?
Wesley Fink on 10/6/2005
After months of delays, ATI finally provided us with their first 90nm GPUs to test. These Avivo enabled GPUs mark ATI's first Shader Model 3.0 parts, which at...
Derek Wilson on 10/5/2005
Last month, we told you about Avivo. Now we're able to really see if ATI has what it takes to offer better image quality than NVIDIA's PureVideo.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2005
Is Oct. 5 a day you should remember? Or is it just business as usual....
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/5/2005
With Day of Defeat: Source released on Monday, we have had the chance to take a quick look at the technology and performance of some of the new improved...
Josh Venning on 9/30/2005
NVIDIA has launched the Go 7800 GTX along side the Dell M170.
Derek Wilson on 9/28/2005
ATI's answer to the GeForce 6600 GT, the Radeon X800 GT, looks like it has potential. We see how it measures up, and why it could save you some cash.
Josh Venning on 9/28/2005
CrossFire solutions for current X850 and X800 owners show very promising performance increases, but limitations and certain issues all add up to steer us away from CrossFire until ATI...
Derek Wilson on 9/26/2005