GPUs

With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its driver stack are all ready to support DirectX 12 and the advanced graphics capabilities it brings to the table. Now all we need are some DirectX 12 games to complete the rest of the path, and those should start rolling out later in Q4 of this year. In the meantime we wanted to quickly cover the state of driver support for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, as matters have evolved slightly differently than we were expecting. Around the time of DirectX 12’s announcement, it was announced that AMD’s GCN...

Silence is Golden: Silent GPU Roundup

Today we have a massive roundup of 20 silent graphics cards from seven different card manufacturers. We'll put them all in order and see what kind of performance these...

49 by Josh Venning on 8/31/2006

ATI's New High End and Mid Range: Radeon X1950 XTX & X1900 XT 256MB

As a last hurrah before the onslaught of DX10 parts the X1950 launches with a more reasonable price tag, and a 256MB X1900 XT arrives at less than $300.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/23/2006

Mid Range GPU Roundup - Summer 2006

Tired of only hearing about $600 graphics cards? If you've got $200 - $300 we'll tell you what to spend it on.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/10/2006

TripleHead2Go: The Latest External Multi-Display Upgrade from Matrox

The new multi-display box from Matrox adds another display over the previous DualHead2Go. We'll take a look at this "surround gaming" device and see how well it works.

23 by Josh Venning on 7/31/2006

NVIDIA's PureVideo HD: HD-DVD Playback on the PC

Upcoming drivers will add support for NVIDIA PureVideo GPUs to accelerate the playback of HDCP protected content from HD-DVD and Blu-Ray devices. We take a first hand look at...

45 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2006

NVIDIA's Latest Drivers: The 90 Series Control Center

Today we are looking at NVIDIA's recently released beta ForceWare drivers. The user interface has been completely overhauled, but how does it compare with the current NVIDIA UI?

24 by Josh Venning on 6/9/2006

NVIDIA Single Card, Multi-GPU: GeForce 7950 GX2

NVIDIA has taken the core technology behind its quad SLI initiative and rolled it out in the form of a single card with 2 GPUs on board. While others...

60 by Derek Wilson on 6/5/2006

BFG PhysX and Performance Updates

AGEIA released a new driver last week to fix some of the framerate issues with GRAW. Today we'll take a look at our first retail boxed PhysX card and...

67 by Derek Wilson on 5/17/2006

ASUS: The EN7600 GS Silent, and EN7800 GT TOP Silent

Today we take a look at two noiseless graphics cards from Asus based on the established 7800 GT as well as the more recent 7600 GS.

39 by Josh Venning on 5/12/2006

Looking Back Pt. 3: The 6800 Ultra, ForceWare, and the Future

We wrap up our driver investigation series with a look at ForceWare performance on the NVIDIA 6800 Ultra.

24 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2006

Exclusive: ASUS Debuts AGEIA PhysX Hardware

ASUS has given AnandTech the opportunity to bring you the very first preview of actual PhysX PPU (Physics Processing Unit) hardware. We'll take a look at performance under a...

100 by Derek Wilson on 5/5/2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GPU Performance

We compared virtually all of the high end and mid range PCI Express GPUs under Oblivion and looked at performance in this immersive title. Oblivion is now the...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2006

Connect 3D and Sapphire Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX

Today we're looking at two more of ATI's X1900 XTXs, one of which utilizes a radical cooling design.

24 by Josh Venning on 4/10/2006

Black and White 2 v.1.2 Performance Update

With the 1.2 patch for Black and White 2, we wanted to check on the performance improvements that were promised, especially on ATI's side of things. We'll see...

22 by Josh Venning on 4/5/2006

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

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