GPUs

With both the new release of Rise of the Tomb Raider and the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division beta, NVIDIA has diligently prepared a new game ready driver to bring their optimizations for Geforce card owners. Alongside that we have the usual bug fixes and even the long awaited beta feature of Thunderbolt graphics. This driver update brings us to version 361.75, and also brings a small list of fixes. Along with stability changes such as fixing notebooks crashing in Photoshop CC 2015 and the NVIDIA control panel failing to launch, NVIDIA has brought their fix for GPU clock speeds remaining above idle on 144Hz monitors to SLI configurations on all versions of windows since Vista. In my opinion the bigger news this time around is...

AMD's New Gambit: Open Source Video Drivers

AMD has begun development of an open source video card driver, we take a look at what they're doing and why

34 by Ryan Smith on 9/25/2007

Where's The Physics: The State of Hardware Accelerated Physics

2006 saw great fanfare over hardware accelerated physics, however that has not carried over in to 2007. We take a look at the state of hardware accelerated physics and...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2007

HD Video Decode Quality and Performance Summer '07

AMD and NVIDIA have recently released hardware and drivers that raise the bar on HD video quality and performance. Here's how things stack up.

63 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2007

Getting the Most Out Of Your Hardware: Video Card Utility Roundup

We take a look at 1st party and 3rd party video card utilities, and why GPU manufacturers could be doing better

17 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2007

Real World DirectX 10 Performance: It Ain't Pretty

With the first three DX10 games out there in the wild, we wanted to take a close look at what we can expect from the first generation of titles...

59 by Derek Wilson on 7/5/2007

More Mainstream DX10: AMD's 2400 and 2600 Series

Following a little more than a month after the launch of R600, AMD's budget and mainstream DX10 hardware is hitting the streets.

96 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2007

AMD's UVD Debacle

Recently AMD has stated that UVD is not included in HD 2900. Here is our take on the situation.

53 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2007

ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire: Intel 975X versus Intel P35

Does the new kid on the block have what it takes to knock off the champ? We find out in our performance preview of AMD CrossFire on the P35 chipset.

29 by Gary Key on 5/16/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT: Calling a Spade a Spade

Months after NVIDIA released its DX10 hardware, ATI finally has a chance to respond.

86 by Derek Wilson on 5/14/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8M: DirectX 10 Goes Mobile

Today is a relatively big day for the notebook sector, with Intel launching the Santa Rosa platform and NVIDIA creating the first DirectX 10 mobile graphics solutions. Here we...

18 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2007

New Ultra High End Price Point With GeForce 8800 Ultra

With top to bottom G8x parts, NVIDIA comes back to top itself, launching the new fastest chip around. Is it worth the price?

66 by Derek Wilson on 5/2/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8600: Full H.264 Decode Acceleration

NVIDIA brings full H.264 decode acceleration to mainstream PCs anywhere, we find out exactly how good it is.

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2007

8600 GT/GTS Follow-up Performance

We have more performance tests results for the new NVIDIA 8600 GT/GTS series, as well as further analysis of its price/performance.

41 by Derek Wilson on 4/24/2007

DX10 for the Masses: NVIDIA 8600 and 8500 Series Launch

NVIDIA rounds out it's 8 Series lineup with top to bottom DX10 hardware now available. The first to hit the selves is the 8600 GTS.

60 by Derek Wilson on 4/17/2007

ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner: AMD and Dell Bring CableCARD to PCs

We bring you a preview of the first CableCARD solution for Vista PCs. Has Vista Media Center finally caught up to set top boxes thanks to OCUR?

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2007

GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Roundup

We are finishing out our retail roundups of GeForce 8800 hardware with a look at the 320MB GTS parts from different vendors.

24 by Derek Wilson on 3/27/2007

The Future of Anti-Aliasing Settings in Question: NVIDIA Discussion

Times are changing and the fate of AA settings in NVIDIA's driver is at stake. Find out what the problem is, what's being considered and what you can...

50 by Derek Wilson on 3/15/2007

Factory Overclocked 8800 Roundup

We pit multiple factory overclocked 8800 cards against each other to find out which offer the most value.

20 by Derek Wilson on 3/12/2007

Performance Scaling with OCZ's 8800 GTX

OCZ has decided to augment its memory, cooling and power supply business with a high end graphics product. Today we test OCZ's graphics hardware and dive deeper into 8800...

12 by Derek Wilson on 2/16/2007

Power Within Reach: NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB

NVIDIA has launched a cheaper G80 based 8800 GTS with half the RAM of the original. We explore the performance and memory size impact.

54 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2007

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