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...

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.8 Drivers

AMD today released version 11.8 of its Calalyst driver package for Windows. As with previous releases, version 11.8 is available for all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/17/2011

SIGGRAPH 2011: NVIDIA’s Upcoming Workstation Technologies - Project Maximus & Monterey Technology

SIGGRAPH tends to be an interesting mix of announcements and demonstrations. Major vendors like NVIDIA like to make their announcements at their own trade shows – or at the...

12 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2011

OpenGL 4.2 Specification Released

Coenciding with the start of SIGGRAPH 2011, Khronos has released version 4.2 of the OpenGL specification. Khronos routinely updates the OpenGL specification to add new features to the API...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/8/2011

Update: Kepler GPUs Shipping This Year? NVIDIA Says No

Although we're barely into August, both AMD and NVIDIA are already making their first moves for their next generation products due at the end of this year and into...

13 by Ryan Smith on 8/3/2011

Village Instruments CEO Promises Graphics Card Enclosure for Thunderbolt

Village Instruments CEO Hubert Chen wrote an open letter to Facebook last week, attempting to gague customer interest in an external PCI Express graphics card enclosure for Thunderbolt. He...

19 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/3/2011

28nm Radeon Chips This Year? AMD Says Yes

During its Q2 2011 earnings conference, AMD’s interim-CEO Thomas Seifert revealed that AMD already has working samples of GPUs using a 28nm fabrication process. AMD claims it is on...

17 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 7/28/2011

Nintendo 3DS Gets $80 Price Cut on August 12

Those of you on the fence about Nintendo's 3DS, your wait may soon be over: Starting August 12, the price of the system will fall from its current $249.99...

10 by Andrew Cunningham on 7/28/2011

AMD Raises the Mobile Performance Bar with Radeon HD 6990M

AMD’s last update to their mobile GPU lineup is now over six months old, which means we’re about due for another new part. Right on cue, and not long...

34 by Jarred Walton on 7/12/2011

AnandTech Mobile Graphics Guide, Summer 2011

If desktop graphics hardware can be more than a little confusing, deciphering performance of mobile graphics parts can be (and has historically been) an absolute nightmare. Way back in...

83 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/5/2011

AMD A8-3850 : An HTPC Perspective

Today is all about Lynx, the desktop version of the Llano platform from AMD. Anand is reviewing the A8-3850 from a generic PC perspective, and Ian is covering its...

107 by Ganesh T S on 6/30/2011

The AMD A8-3850 Review: Llano on the Desktop

Ever since the arrival of Conroe back in 2006, we've only really recommended AMD for its (sometimes incredible) value. Recommending AMD for those looking for absolute performance pretty much...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2011

Sony Updates Vaio Z: Light Peak and An External GPU

Sony has announced an updated Vaio Z lineup today. Vaio Z is Sony’s premium 13” laptop series which essentially packs performance of a 15” laptop into a smaller form...

99 by Kristian Vättö on 6/28/2011

Optimus Top to Bottom: NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 570M and 580M

While our recent review of the Alienware M17x R3 proved you could have a gaming notebook that was still capable of halfway decent battery life, the hybrid solution found...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2011

Discrete HTPC GPU Shootout

The popularity of Intel's HD Graphics amongst HTPC enthusiasts and the success of the AMD APUs seem to indicate that the days of the discrete HTPC GPU are numbered...

70 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2011

Computex 2011: Silent and Single Slot GPUs

In general, we see a trend in the market preference for quieter, smaller, cheaper, and more powerful GPUs. In reality, we might see two or three of these...

26 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: AMD Bulldozer, Llano, Trinity, & New VISION Branding

AMD’s Computex 2011 conference just wrapped up. Computex is not AMD’s traditional grounds for major new announcements – they’d rather have their own events for that – but alongside...

26 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2011

Computex 2011: Battle of the 600W GPUs

It wouldn’t be a trade show without a little bit of extreme thinking, to grab some headlines and show the punters how creative their engineers are. As part...

13 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M: High-End Mobile Graphics with Optimus

Our collective wishes have been granted by the fine folks at NVIDIA: you can now buy a notebook with high-end graphics that supports Optimus and thus is capable of...

10 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2011

Computex 2011: NVIDIA Announces Wired 3D Vision Glasses

Technically Computex 2011 doesn’t start for another day, but already companies are announcing new hardware right ahead of the event in order to try to beat the rush. NVIDIA...

15 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2011

YouTube Adds Stereoscopic 3D Video Support (And 3D Vision Support, Too)

For those of you with a 3D TV or a 3D Vision kit, this will likely be of interest to you. Today Google will be officially activating stereoscopic 3D video...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2011

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