The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is opening an investigation into NVIDIA and their partners based on complaints filed by Samsung. As outlined in Samsung’s original counter suit, Samsung accuses NVIDIA of violating several of their patents, and having taken these complaints to the ITC, the ITC is now investigating these patent infringement claims. This is the latest in a series of legal actions by the two companies, and one of many to come in a process that will likely take years to resolve. At the time of their initial counter-suit against NVIDIA and partner Velocity Micro, Samsung indicated that they would be...

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

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

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