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...

Intel Settles With NVIDIA: More Money, Fewer Problems, No x86

NVIDIA and Intel just released their respective PR announcements a bit ago, but after much rumor mongering it’s official: Intel and NVIDIA are the latest duo to bury the...

29 by Ryan Smith on 1/10/2011

Updated: The License Agreement: Intel to Pay NVIDIA $1.5 Billion

Update 2: Our full analysis of the agreement is now available here: Intel Settles With NVIDIA: More Money, Fewer Problems, No x86 In about 30 minutes NVIDIA will host a...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2011

AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011

The entities formerly known as AMD—namely, AMD and GlobalFoundries—are both here in Vegas for CES, and we had an opportunity to stop by and discuss their current and future...

73 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD

In 2009 AMD launched the highly successful Radeon HD 5800 series to great fanfare and even greater shortages. With a 6 month lead on NVIDIA, AMD had the high-end...

193 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2010

AMD Previews New Catalyst Control Center Interface

Back on December 2nd AMD’s Catalyst Product Manager, Terry Makedon, posted an interesting if cryptic note on his Twitter feed: “Catalyst 10.12 is going to be HUGE”. Since then...

80 by Ryan Smith on 12/13/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570: Filling In The Gaps

NVIDIA can be a very predictable company at times. It’s almost unheard of for them to release only a single product based on a high-end GPU, so when they...

55 by Ryan Smith on 12/7/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: The SLI Update

Picking up immediately from where we left off yesterday with our review of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 580, we have a second GTX 580 in house courtesy of Asus...

83 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: Fermi Refined

There's little doubt in our minds that the GF100/GTX 480 launch wasn't quite what NVIDIA was hoping for. It did end up being the fastest single GPU card on...

163 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2010

AMD Radeon HD 6850 Overclocking Roundup: Asus, XFX, & MSI

With an all-custom launch for the Radeon HD 6850, the door was immediately opened to a variety of 6850 cards with a wide variety of performance characteristics. In fact...

93 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2010

Your Feedback On The Use of EVGA's GeForce GTX 460 FTW in Last Night's Review

Last night we published our Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 review. In it we made a decision to include a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 460 from EVGA (the EVGA...

620 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 & 6850: Renewing Competition in the Mid-Range Market

All things considered, the Radeon HD 5000 series has gone very well for AMD. When they launched it just over a year ago, they beat NVIDIA to the punch...

205 by Ryan Smith on 10/21/2010

NVIDIA Launches 3DTV Play, Bringing 3D Vision to the Big Screen

After announcing it earlier this year, NVIDIA has finally released their 3DTV Play software add-on for 3D TV owners. 3DTV Play enables consumers to take full advantage of the...

28 by Ganesh T S on 10/21/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6800 Series & Llano “Fusion” APU: A Story in Pictures

We happen to have the AMD Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 in-house for testing at the moment. We wanted to play Show & Tell, but the nice...

54 by Ryan Smith on 10/19/2010

AMD Quietly Reveals Next Radeon Series, Launches Next Week

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak, after today's earnings conference call for AMD. One of the things that ended up being discussed by AMD CEO...

85 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430: The Next HTPC King?

It’s been 7 months since the launch of the first Fermi cards, and at long last we’re here: we’ve reached the end of the road on the Fermi launch...

121 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 10/11/2010

NVIDIA GTC 2010 Wrapup

Today we’re wrapping up our coverage of last month’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, including the show’s exhibit hall. We came to GTC to get a better grasp on...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2010

GTC 2010 Day 1: NVIDIA Announces Future GPU Families for 2011 And 2013

We’re currently down in San Jose, California covering NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. While we're only covering the final 2 days of the conference, on Tuesday NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun...

82 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2010

NVIDIA Announces Parallel Nsight 1.5 & CUDA Toolkit 3.2

Not to be outdone by Intel’s IDF and AMD’s counter-meeting this week, NVIDIA’s GPU Computing group has their own announcement this week ahead of their GPU Technology Conference next...

23 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Launch Roundup: Asus, EVGA, Palit, and Calibre Overclocked and Reviewed

Wrapping up our two part series about NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTS 450, we have our in-depth look in to the vendor cards. As was the case with the GTX...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTS 450: Pushing Fermi In To The Mainstream

After the drawn out launch of GF100 and the GTX 400 series earlier this year, NVIDIA has been firing on all cylinders when it comes to the launch of...

69 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2010

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