Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief, various GTX 970 owners had observed that the GTX 970 was prone to topping out its reported VRAM allocation at 3.5GB rather than 4GB, and that meanwhile the GTX 980 was reaching 4GB allocated in similar circumstances. All of this was at odds with what we thought we knew about the cards and the underlying GM204 GPU, as the two cards were believed to have identical memory subsystems. As a result we’ve been digging into this issue over the weekend, working to collect the final pieces of the puzzle. To that end NVIDIA reached out to...

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

NVIDIA 400M: DX11 Top to Bottom Solutions Now Available

When Fermi first launched on the desktop, we wondered how long it would take to trickle down to the lower end markets—and the mobile team also wondered if we'd...

40 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2010

DisplayPort: Active Single-Link DVI Adaptors Available Soon

For quite a while now one of the largest obsticles for using Eyefinity in budget scanrios has been an issue of connectivity. Eyefinity video cards are cheap and large...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/30/2010

Quick Look: PowerColor’s Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ Vortex Edition

With the recent rise in the number of triple-slot cards, we have a few different cards in-house that we’re going to be looking at over the next few weeks...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/25/2010

Intel Settles With the FTC

Just shy of 9 months after the FTC’s lawsuit began, Intel’s conflicts are starting to come to an end. Intel and the FTC have reached a settlement ahead of...

63 by Ryan Smith on 8/5/2010

MSI’s GeForce N470GTX & GTX 470 SLI

For the launch of the first GF100-based video cards – the GTX 480 and GTX 470 – NVIDIA sent over a 3 card reviewer’s kit containing two GTX 480s...

41 by Ryan Smith on 7/30/2010

ASUS, EVGA, Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Cards Overclocked and Reviewed

In part 2 of our GTX 460 launch coverage, we take a look at a varied selection of launch cards from Zotac, EVGA, and Asus. NVIDIA's partners aren't wasting...

31 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2010

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

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