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...

Q1 2004 Vendor Graphics Card Roundup

With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...

44 by Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004

NVIDIA GeForce FX Personal Cinema Roundup - Asus, Chaintech, eVGA, and MSI

Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003

ATI's Multimedia Center 8.8 - The Home Multimedia Server

ATI tries its hand at providing a software solution for the growing home multimedia server market with their newest creation: EazyShare. We put in over 150 hours of testing...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup, Part 4: Budget Shootout

The final segment of the market to cover in our fall roundup series, we tackle the cheapest video cards offered currently by ATI and NVIDIA, and see how they...

22 by Derek Wilson on 12/15/2003

Image Quality Analysis Fall 2003: A Glance Through the Looking Glass

Nearing the end of the first generation of DX9 graphics cards, we take a long look at what's happening under the hood and how it pertains to how our...

35 by Derek Wilson on 12/10/2003

The Last Bout of ‘03 – NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

We take another look at the midrange cards with the new GeForce FX 5700 Ultra in the mix. It's time to find out who scores the final round Knock Out.

112 by Derek Wilson on 10/23/2003

ATI All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro: Multimedia Refresh

ATI’s All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro continues the legacy of the All-in-Wonder line with features that we haven’t seen before. While we already know the desktop scenario, find out more about...

38 by Andrew Ku on 10/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 3: ATI's Radeon 9600 XT

We applied our new benchmarking suite to the midrange graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA, including the new 9600 XT. Find out who comes ahead out of the...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/15/2003

ATI's Catalyst 3.8 Drivers: ATI Sanctioned Overclocking

Less than 24 hours after we published Part 2 of our Fall '03 Video Card comparison ATI released their Catalyst 3.8 drivers. Although performance isn't really improved, the...

62 by Derek Wilson on 10/8/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 2: High End Shootout

The long awaited sequel to our first Fall '03 roundup is here. To put it plainly, we went nuts. Read, just read...

117 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/7/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup Part I - ATI's Radeon 9800 XT

After spending countless hours of benchmarking we're finally able to bring you results from our new suite of 15 game tests on ATI's Radeon 9800 XT as well as...

262 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/1/2003

Half-Life 2 Performance Benchmark Preview

We compared 8 GPUs in 3 levels under the first truly stressing DX9 game: Half-Life 2. ATI is an early king of the hill. Learn about the...

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2003

Breaking News: Halflife 2 Performance Revealed

ATI owners rejoice, HL2 rocks on their hardware...

169 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2003

NVIDIA's Back with NV35 - GeForceFX 5900 Ultra

No one, not even a NVIDIA employee, was fooled into thinking the NV30 was a first-class product. But the NV35 is another story; find out how well...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2003

ATI's Radeon 9600 Pro - Another Win for ATI

With the Radeon 9600 Pro ATI has won yet another round in the Radeon vs. FX battle, but what's most peculiar about this battle is that the true winner...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2003

NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5600/5200 Ultra Performance Review

Have less than $200 in your upgrade budget? You will soon be able to buy DirectX 9 cards from NVIDIA for just that. Find out if the...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003

ATI's Radeon 9800, 9600 & 9200: Still Fighting Strong

Were you left disappointed by the GeForce FX? ATI comes to the rescue with a true competitor to the Radeon 9700 Pro - the Radeon 9800 Pro...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2003

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra: It's Here, but is it Good?

Almost a year after we first heard about NV30 we're finally able to review the GeForce FX 5800. Find out how well it stacks up to ATI's Radeon...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2003

ATI's Radeon 9500 Pro - Now Shipping & Faster

ATI has started shipping their Radeon 9500 Pro for arrival in retail in the coming weeks. The final card looks different, uses new memory and when coupled with...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/27/2002

NVIDIA Introduces GeForce FX (NV30)

After months of waiting we're able to bring you the official specs and technology behind NVIDIA's NV30...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2002

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