Since the introduction of Direct3D 12 and other low-level graphics APIs, the bulk of our focus has been on the high end. One of the most immediate benefits to these new APIs is their ability to better scale out with multiple threads and alleviate CPU bottlenecking, which has been a growing problem over the years due to GPU performance gains outpacing CPU performance gains. However at the opposite end of the spectrum and away from the performance benefits are the efficiency benefits, and those are gains that haven’t been covered nearly as well. With that subject in mind, Intel is doing just that this week at SIGGRAPH 2014, where the company is showcasing both the performance and efficiency gains from Direct3D 12 on their hardware. When...

NVIDIA's Quadro4 Preview: Threatening the Competition

With NVIDIA's fourth generation Quadro part the Santa Clara based firm is continuing to torment ATI and 3DLabs but now adds a third company to their hit-list: Matrox. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2002

NVIDIA GeForce4 - NV17 and NV25 Come to Life

NVIDIA's GeForce4 is finally here. Consisting of 6 different chips, from the high end GeForce4 Ti 4600 to the low end GeForce4 MX 420, we put NVIDIA's latest...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2002

NVIDIA GeForce2/3 Titanium Roundup - January 2002

We have collected 17 of the most popular NVIDIA GeForce2/3 Titanium video cards and determined 3 winners. Interested to see where the cards stand and which Titanium based card...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/30/2002

Next-Generation Game Performance with the Unreal Engine: 15-way GPU Shootout

Armed with a true next-generation game engine we have compared everything from the original GeForce 256 to the Radeon 8500. Find out how today's cards will perform in...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/24/2002

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Explained & Improving GeForce2/3 Image Quality

With the falling price of Digital Flat Panels, it's time that we took a look at the DVI standard and why it will be widely used in the future...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/17/2002

NVIDIA's NV17M: A Brief Update

NVIDIA answered our remaining questions about the NV17M. Find out if this new core has pixel and vertex shader support as well as what else sets it apart...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/27/2001

ATI's SMOOTHVISION - The key to its "success"

ATI's latest drivers finally enabled SMOOTHVISION Anti-Aliasing support for the Radeon 8500, but there's actually a lot more to this feature that Radeon 8500 owners should know about.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2001

ATI's Radeon 8500 - New drivers expose potential

ATI's latest drivers for the Radeon 8500 not only make the card competitive with the GeForce3 Ti 500 but they also enable support for the best looking anti-aliasing we've...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2001

ATI's Visit to AnandTech: All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV Preview & more

ATI recently paid us a visit in order to give us a sneak peak at the upcoming All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV. ATI also answered some questions that you, our...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/6/2001

ATI's Radeon 8500: She's got potential

ATI's flagship Radeon 8500 is finally in stores and has been shipping for over a week now. Today we are finally able to bring you a review of...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/17/2001

NVIDIA's Fall Product Line: GeForce3 Titanium

Another six months has passed and today we have three new graphics cards from NVIDIA. What does NVIDIA's Titanium line have in store for you? Does ATI...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2001

ATI's Radeon 8500 & 7500: A Preview

What we've refered to for so long as Radeon 2 is finally here. While it will still be until September before you see the Radeon 8500 on store...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2001

NVIDIA's Detonator 4 Drivers: Free Performance

Want a quick 5 - 30% increase in performance without buying a new video card or overclocking? NVIDIA's Detonator 4 drivers will give you just that and maybe...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2001

NVIDIA GeForce3 Roundup - July 2001

Wondering which of NVIDIA's GeForce3 solutions is right for you? Let AnandTech take the guesswork out of buying a GeForce3 video card with this roundup that includes the standard...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/25/2001

ATI SMARTSHADER Technology - Powering the next generation Radeon

Today we get a look at a second key technology to be included in ATI's "next generation chip." Called SMARTSHADER, ATI promises that it will bring a...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/18/2001

TV Tuner Video Card Roundup

In an effort to make the computer the entertainment center of the house, many video card manufacturers are offering products that combine the convenience of TV tuning with the...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/12/2001

MSI StarForce 822 Retail GeForce3 64MB

Today we take a look at the new MSI StarForce 822: the one you are likely to find at a variety of stores around the internet. Does this card...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 6/27/2001

MSI StarForce 822 GeForce3 64MB

With quite a variety of GeForce3 cards on the market, we thought we would take a look at MSI's solution: the StarForce 822. How does this GeForce3 stack up...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 6/21/2001

Matrox Millennium G550: Matrox's Next-Generation chip arrives

You've heard the rumors, you've waited months for it and here it is: Matrox's G550. Don't blame us, we didn't start the rumors...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2001

Gainward CARDEXPERT GeForce3 PowerPack !!! 64MB

Gainward seems to be on the ball when it comes to GeForce3 video card production. By producing a quality, feature-filled GeForce3 solution, it is no surprise that we find...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 6/14/2001

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