It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a WHQL driver release from AMD… and it has been. The previous WHQL driver dates back to April, the Catalyst 14.4 drivers, so we're close to five months between updates. In the interim, AMD has had beta/release candidate drivers for 14.6 and 14.7, along with the initial driver release for the R9 285 Tonga GPU. The new 14.9 drivers appear to be the official release of the R9 285 drivers, with version numbering of 14.301 (compared to 14.300 for the launch driver).
As usual, there are quite a few updates listed in the release notes, with minor to moderate performance improvements noted for 3DMark Sky Diver and Fire Strike, 3DMark11, Bioshock Infinite, Company of...
ATI is breaking new ground when it comes to bringing new technology to the mobile space. The MR9800 is a scaled down R420 for the desktop replacement graphics segment.
Derek Wilson on 8/19/2004
After a long night of testing Doom 3 with every graphics card we could find in the lab, we have the details on how your card (and your dream...
Derek Wilson on 8/3/2004
Intel has once again updated their integrated graphics platform, leaving behind the "extreme" name for better performance.
Derek Wilson on 8/2/2004
Our first vendor-focused review of the summer spotlights ASUS and Albatron's high end NVIDIA solutions.
Derek Wilson on 7/18/2004
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