After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but today NVIDIA has done just that. This is also one of the rare instances where NVIDIA has released a beta driver this year; the last official beta came back in June with 340.43, after which NVIDIA had six straight WHQL updates. You can find the drivers at the usual place.
I have to be clear, however: NVIDIA's driver numbers can often be something of a mystery, and this is a great example. One look at the full release notes (PDF) and I have to ask: why is this 347.09...
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 5/30/2005
Having already looked at budget discrete solutions, we break out our integrated solutions to see how the latest on-board technology holds up.
Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005
We spend some time testing budget graphics cards with slower RAM in order to verify their predicted behavior on cheaper systems.
Derek Wilson on 5/19/2005
ATI was demonstrating Remedy's upcoming title Alan Wake on R520 silicon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2005
We take a quick look at the official unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2005
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...
Derek Wilson on 5/12/2005
In a surprise to us, ATI decided to release their first 512MB as a member of the X800 XL family. With a $449 price tag, we investigate whether...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2005
We rounded up 6 MCE-compliant TV tuners and compared them to find out which one, if any, works its magic the best with a SD cable signal.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2005
Creative has unleashed the latest 3Dlabs creation on the world: the two GPU Wildcat Realizm 800. We take a look at the architecture and SPEC numbers in this review.
Derek Wilson on 3/25/2005
If you're addicted to WoW, then this guide will give you the info on how best to feed your addiction...from a performance standpoint.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/23/2005
ATI's mid-range mobile offering finds its way into the latest Travelmate from Acer. The MRX700 offers decent performance in a notebook that remains mobile.
Derek Wilson on 3/1/2005
NVIDIA is introducing a new, faster, version of its high end mobile graphics solutions today in the newest DTR from Dell: the Inspirion XPS Gen 2
Derek Wilson on 2/24/2005
ATI is launching a midrange workstation solution today that brings features previously only found on its highest end AGP and PCI Express cards. While less powerful overall, ATI has...
Derek Wilson on 1/31/2005
Keeping up with NVIDIA's push towards SLI, Gigabyte is bringing forth a single card dual GPU solution to be bundled with their upcoming nForce 4 SLI board. We also...
Derek Wilson on 1/6/2005
Today, the top AGP offering from the three major vendors in the market square off in a jam-packed workstation graphics review. If you're in the market for a high...
Derek Wilson on 12/23/2004
PureVideo reduces CPU utilization and increases image quality during HD content playback.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2004
We have a hands-on look at ATI's first 0.11-micron high-end GPU.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/15/2004
The budget market is often neglected when it comes to the most recent developments in technology and features. NVIDIA hopes to change that by making full use of PCI...
Derek Wilson on 12/15/2004
ATI pushed its X700 XT solution out a couple months back, but left its partners holding nothing but the X700 Pro. We haven't seen a retail X700 XT in...
Derek Wilson on 12/13/2004
With all the options on the market, is there any real reason to pick one card over another? How much extra power can you squeeze out of a 6600GT...
Derek Wilson on 12/9/2004