Joining today’s launch of the SHIELD Tablet is a new GeForce driver set from NVIDIA. After last month’s release of the first R340 beta driver, 340.43, NVIDIA is back again with 340.52, which sees R340 reach WHQL status. Not surprisingly, SHIELD Tablet support is the headlining feature for 340.52, as NVIDIA needs to update their drivers in order for GameStream to support their latest gadget. This driver is also being released as another on one of NVIDIA’s Game Ready drivers, this time for the forthcoming Metro: Redux and the China launch of Final Fantasy XIV. Other than that however this is a fairly low-key driver launch for NVIDIA; compared to the 340.43 betas there is only a handful of bug fixes (including a Chrome bug)...

AMD’s Radeon HD 5830: A Filler Card at the Wrong Price

To close the 5850/5770 gap, today AMD is introducing the 5830, a further cut-down Cypress. Today we'll see why this card embodies the idea that there is no such...

149 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2010

Sapphire’s Radeon HD 5850 Toxic Edition: Our First Fully-Custom 5850

With the supply of AMD's Cypress chips picking up, we finally have our first fully-custom board. Today Sapphire is releasing the first such product, the overclocked and overcooled 5850...

72 by Ryan Smith on 2/18/2010

Quick Look: MSI’s GeForce 210

Today we're looking at MSI's N210-MD512H, based on the last 40nm GeForce 200-series part we have yet to see: the G210.

25 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2010

What's New: AMD's Catalyst 10.2 & 10.3 Drivers

Some big changes are coming for AMD's Catalyst drivers. We have everything you need to know about what's new today with 10.2, along with what's coming next month with 10.3.

75 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2010

The RV870 Story: AMD Showing up to the Fight

After the RV770 ATI surely must have had an easy time building the RV870, right? Wrong. While we now know that the RV770's strategy paid off, the...

134 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2010

The Final Word on the Best Radeon HTPC Card

Since we published our reviews of the Radeon HD 5450 and the Radeon HD 5570, we have been going back and forth with AMD over the results of our...

53 by Ryan Smith on 2/12/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 5570: Low Profile, Higher Performance

With the bulk of the 5000 series launched, AMD is now launching products to fill in the gaps in their product line. Today we look at one of those...

36 by Ryan Smith on 2/9/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 5450: The Next Step In HTPC Video Cards

Cedar, AMD's final Evergreen chip, launches today with the Radeon HD 4500. What does bringing Evergreen, audio bitstreaming, and DX11 do for the low-end of the market? We find out

76 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2010

NVIDIA’s GF100: Architected for Gaming

At long last, the other shoe drops. Over CES NVIDIA told us everything we wanted to know about the GPU that was Fermi. We find out why NVIDIA believes...

116 by Ryan Smith on 1/17/2010

AMD's Radeon HD 5670: Sub-$100 DirectX 11 Starts Today

Today AMD is launching the first Redwood card - the 5670 - bringing DX11 down to its lowest price point yet. While the performance won't set the world on...

73 by Ryan Smith on 1/14/2010

Lucid’s Hydra Unleashed: Part 1

Today the first motherboard with Lucid's Hydra technology launches: The MSI Big Bang Fuzion. Will the Hydra shake up the multi-GPU world as Lucid has been claiming?

48 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 240: The Card That Doesn't Matter

Late last year NVIDIA launched the GT 240, the bigger brother of their first 40nm part, the GT 220. Today we look at its performance, and why NVIDIA has...

56 by Ryan Smith on 1/6/2010

Anand's Thoughts on Intel Canceling Larrabee Prime

Intel's first discrete GPU has been canceled, I explain why it doesn't really matter.

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/6/2009

AnandTech Tests GPU Accelerated Flash 10.1 Prerelease

Updated ATI and Intel acceleration results. Do you hate how painfully slow Flash video playback can be even on the fastest PCs? Adobe's prerelease of Flash 10.1 is...

135 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2009

The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD's Takeover of the High End GPU Market

With 2 Cypress chips on 1 card, today marks the day where AMD completes their takeover of the high-end video card market. It's the fastest single card on...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2009

NVIDIA's Bumpy Ride: A Q4 2009 Update

A much delayed Fermi, pulling out of the chipset business coupled with GTX availability woes made conditions ripe for us to talk about NVIDIA. We explain what all...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5770 & 5750: DirectX 11 for the Mainstream Crowd

The next phase begins. AMD is launching the 5700 series, their mainstream line of cards based on Juniper. Do these new cards follow in the 5800 series legacy?

117 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2009

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 220: 40nm and DX10.1 for the Low-End

NVIDIA's first DX10.1/40nm part finally gets a retail launch after a 3 month OEM-only stint. How does NVIDA's latest part part stack up to the competition?

82 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2009

Gigabyte's GTX 260 Super Overclock: A GTX 275 on the Cheap?

What happens when you overclock a GTX 260 Core 216 by 20%? As Gigabyte has discovered, you get a GTX 275 for less.

30 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops

Hot on the heels of their launch of the 5870 last week, AMD is launching the value version, the 5850. With it, AMD has captured the high-end.

95 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2009

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