In the crazy rush to wrap up the GeForce GTX 980 review in time for the NDA lift yesterday, news of the first R343 driver release may have been lost in the shuffle. This is a full WHQL driver release from NVIDIA, and it's available for Windows 8.1, 7, Vista, and even XP (though I don't know what you'd be doing with a modern GPU on XP at this point). Notebooks also get the new drivers, though only for Windows 7 and 8 it seems. You can find the updates at the usual place, or they're also available through GeForce Experience (which has also been updated to version 2.1.2.0 if you're wondering). In terms of what the driver update provides, this is the Game Ready...

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460: The $200 King

Only a short month after the launch of the GeForce GTX 465, NVIDIA is back again with a new card: the GeForce GTX 460. Built on their brand-new GF104...

93 by Ryan Smith on 7/11/2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460: The $200 King

Only a short month after the launch of the GeForce GTX 465, NVIDIA is back again with a new card: the GeForce GTX 460. Built on their brand-new GF104...

93 by Ryan Smith on 7/11/2010

NVIDIA Launches 3D Vision Surround

After a bit of ballyhoo and a bit more of a delay, NVIDIA is finally ready to launch their competitor to AMD’s triple-monitor Eyefinity technology: 3D Vision Surround. As a...

61 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2010

Sapphire HD5670 Ultimate Announced

Sapphire is bringing a constant stream of passively cooled 5xxx series GPUs to the market – if you recall, we reported on the Sapphire HD5550 Ultimate only a couple...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/24/2010

New Driver Enables Smooth 1080p Flash Playback on NVIDIA NG-ION

When we reviewed Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 we noted that the upgrade to the Next-Generation ION didn't feel like much of an upgrade. Performance improved in some cases, but power...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2010

Mac OS X Steam Performance: Half Life 2 Episode 2, Still Slower than Windows

Last month Ryan Smith published his findings on OS X Portal performance. While we're all glad that Valve ported the Steam engine to OS X, we weren't very happy...

97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2010

Intel MIC: 22nm, 50+ Cores, Larrabee for HPC Announced

Last week Intel announced the scrapping of its plans to bring Larrabee to a discrete graphics card. While the announcement was open ended enough to allow for the restart...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 465: Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Hot off the heels of launch of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, NVIDIA is launching the next card in the Fermi family. Based on the same GF100...

71 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2010

NVIDIA Forceware 257 & Heterogeneous GPU PhysX: It's a Bug, Not a Feature

Our inbox quickly lit up this morning when we received notice about this NGOHQ article, discussing how NVIDIA had removed the heterogeneous GPU restriction on PhysX in their latest...

54 by Ryan Smith on 5/28/2010

NVIDIA Announces GTX 480M: Mobile Fermi Coming Soon

Today NVIDIA announced their latest mobile GPU, the GTX 480M. Based on the GF100 (Fermi) architecture, this will be a fully featured mobile counterpart rather than the "outdated" architectures...

50 by Jarred Walton on 5/25/2010

Intel Kills Larrabee GPU, Will Not Bring a Discrete Graphics Product to Market

Bill Kircos, Intel’s Director of Product & Technology PR, just posted a blog on Intel’s site entitled “An Update on our Graphics-Related Programs”. In the blog Bill addresses future...

57 by Ryan Smith on 5/25/2010

Futuremark Announces 3DMark11: Gentlemen, Start your ORBgines!

Futuremark has announced the latest version of their popular benchmark software for gaming PCs, 3DMark11. New to 3DMark11 will be the ability to benchmark DirectX 11 capable hardware like...

10 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/25/2010

NVIDIA Beta 256 Drivers: Optimus Included

Last month we mentioned NVIDIA's plans for their upcoming drivers: the 256 series of drivers (don't ask us why they jumped from 197 to 256). Today, NVIDIA has released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

Overclocked: Our Custom Radeon HD 5870 Roundup

Fans of custom video cards have undoubtedly found themselves a bit disappointed with the Radeon HD 5800 series. Due to a perfect storm of low GPU yields from TSMC...

45 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2010

Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance

Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...

178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010

Inno3D announce triple slot GTX 470 Hawk

The Fermi cards have now been out (and only just available) for the just over a month. Like the AMD 5xxx series, the first cards used reference PCBs...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Galaxy GTX 470 GC - The world's first non-reference Fermi

Galaxy have pleasantly surprised us, and the folks at vr-zone. To the table, they bring their GTX 470 GC, a 100% non-reference design graphics card utilising an NVIDIA...

22 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 Review: Next Gen ION is Better & Worse than ION1

The nForce 2 was one of the best chipsets to come out of NVIDIA. It was NVIDIA’s second attempt at a desktop chipset yet it cemented NVIDIA’s position as...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2010

This Just In: Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 Next Gen ION

Two months ago NVIDIA unveiled its next-generation ION GPU. Sporting either 8 or 16 SPs (or CUDA cores if you bleed green), the next-generation ION is strictly a GPU...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Sapphire announces the passive HD 5550 Ultimate

Today, Sapphire have announced the latest in their lineup of ATI 5xxx series graphics cards - the passively cooled HD 5550, dubbed the 'Ultimate'. The party piece of...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/30/2010

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