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...

Catalyst 9.7 Graphics Drivers: New UI and Win 7 Updates

The first Windows 7 WHQL drivers from AMD hit the internet this week. Here's what to expect.

32 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2009

EVGA's GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition: The Best for OS X?

It's EVGA's first Mac video card and it's good, but is it useful under OS X? And is this a trend we can expect to see from other manufacturers?

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/17/2009

How Much Video Memory Do You Need in OS X?

A quick investigation into how much video memory you need when running Mac OS X.

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2009

Exploring Input Lag Inside and Out

High speed cameras for observation and technical detail for understanding. Read on to really grok input lag.

84 by Derek Wilson on 7/16/2009

Triple Buffering: Why We Love It

Going in depth on an often misunderstood and disregarded setting to show gamers why they should enable triple buffering.

179 by Derek Wilson on 6/26/2009

June GPU Market Update: Price Compression Benefits

It's a great time to buy a GPU, especially if you're in the market for an AMD part. Prices are low and performance is high.

132 by Derek Wilson on 6/19/2009

AVIVO Video Converter Redux and ATI Stream Quick Look

AMD released a new version of the AVIVO Video Converter and has support for GPU acceleration of Cyberlink's transcoder. Let's take a look at what we get.

32 by Derek Wilson on 6/11/2009

Stereoscopic 3D Monitor From iZ3D: Passive Glasses and Polarized Screens

As a company who has been making stereo drivers for a while, iZ3D offers a hardware solution that in many ways gives NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision some competition. But...

31 by Derek Wilson on 6/8/2009

Overclocking Extravaganza: GTX 275's Complex Characteristics

Today we round out our overclocking coverage by testing the GTX 275 and turning up it's core memory and shader clocks. Find out how competitive it is with Radeon 4890.

43 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2009

AMD Evergreen: 40nm DirectX 11 GPU Silicon Arrives

At Computex, AMD has demonstrated working next generation DX11 hardware and shows of their first wafer of codename Evergreen parts.

34 by Derek Wilson on 6/3/2009

Zotac's Ion: The World's First mini-ITX Ion Board

NVIDIA finally delivered on its promise to release Ion products in 2009. It first started with Acer's Aspire Revo but now Zotac is taking care of the...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2009

PhysX: What Readers Think

We spend a lot of time giving our readers our opinions about different features, but this time we're asking for your input as well.

55 by Derek Wilson on 5/6/2009

Overclocking Extravaganza: Radeon HD 4890 To The Max

We push the limits of the new Radeon HD 4890 and see how it performs. Memory and core overclocking are both investigated.

61 by Derek Wilson on 4/29/2009

Faster Graphics For Lower Prices: ATI Radeon HD 4770

AMD introduces the 40nm RV740 based Radeon HD 4770 raising the bar for parts near the highest volume price point.

89 by Derek Wilson on 4/28/2009

Caustic Graphics: Hardware Raytracing

Today we have a new add-in board coprocessor in town. Caustic Graphics has announced their CausticOne hardware and CausticGL API which will enable hardware accelerated raytracing.

48 by Derek Wilson on 4/20/2009

ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275

Two new GPUs at the $250 price point battle it out. Guess what? Both GPUs perform about the same. We take this opportunity to go through...

295 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 4/2/2009

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250: A Rebadged 9800 GTX+

First it was the 8800 GT, then the 8800 GTS 512, then the 9800 GT then the 9800 GTX and shrunk down to the 9800 GTX+. Now it's...

107 by Derek Wilson on 3/3/2009

MultiGPU Update: Finding the True Halo with 4-way

We round out our series on multiGPU performance with a look at 4-way SLI and CrossFire. Who will come out on top? The answer will surprise you.

44 by Derek Wilson on 2/28/2009

MultiGPU Update: Does 3-way Make Sense?

For those who want the most graphics power they can pack in to a computer, 3-way multiGPU technology can seem very attractive. But is the Siren call of the...

46 by Derek Wilson on 2/25/2009

MultiGPU Update: Two-GPU Options in Depth

With both AMD and NVIDIA fully invested in both single and multiple card multiGPU solutions, we have dedicated some time to testing the landscape starting with two GPU configurations.

95 by Derek Wilson on 2/23/2009

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