Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new $249 midrange enthusiast card, the R9 285 would be launching on September 2nd. In the process the R9 285 would be a partial refresh of their R9 280 series lineup, supplying it with a new part that would serve to replace their nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU. The R9 285 is something of a lateral move for AMD, which is something we very rarely see in this industry. The R9 285’s immediate predecessor, the R9 280 (vanilla) has been on the market with an MSRP of $249 for nearly 4 months now. Meanwhile the R9 285...

More Mainstream DX10: AMD's 2400 and 2600 Series

Following a little more than a month after the launch of R600, AMD's budget and mainstream DX10 hardware is hitting the streets.

96 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2007

AMD's UVD Debacle

Recently AMD has stated that UVD is not included in HD 2900. Here is our take on the situation.

53 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2007

ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire: Intel 975X versus Intel P35

Does the new kid on the block have what it takes to knock off the champ? We find out in our performance preview of AMD CrossFire on the P35 chipset.

29 by Gary Key on 5/16/2007

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT: Calling a Spade a Spade

Months after NVIDIA released its DX10 hardware, ATI finally has a chance to respond.

86 by Derek Wilson on 5/14/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8M: DirectX 10 Goes Mobile

Today is a relatively big day for the notebook sector, with Intel launching the Santa Rosa platform and NVIDIA creating the first DirectX 10 mobile graphics solutions. Here we...

17 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2007

New Ultra High End Price Point With GeForce 8800 Ultra

With top to bottom G8x parts, NVIDIA comes back to top itself, launching the new fastest chip around. Is it worth the price?

66 by Derek Wilson on 5/2/2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8600: Full H.264 Decode Acceleration

NVIDIA brings full H.264 decode acceleration to mainstream PCs anywhere, we find out exactly how good it is.

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2007

8600 GT/GTS Follow-up Performance

We have more performance tests results for the new NVIDIA 8600 GT/GTS series, as well as further analysis of its price/performance.

41 by Derek Wilson on 4/24/2007

DX10 for the Masses: NVIDIA 8600 and 8500 Series Launch

NVIDIA rounds out it's 8 Series lineup with top to bottom DX10 hardware now available. The first to hit the selves is the 8600 GTS.

60 by Derek Wilson on 4/17/2007

ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner: AMD and Dell Bring CableCARD to PCs

We bring you a preview of the first CableCARD solution for Vista PCs. Has Vista Media Center finally caught up to set top boxes thanks to OCUR?

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2007

GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Roundup

We are finishing out our retail roundups of GeForce 8800 hardware with a look at the 320MB GTS parts from different vendors.

24 by Derek Wilson on 3/27/2007

The Future of Anti-Aliasing Settings in Question: NVIDIA Discussion

Times are changing and the fate of AA settings in NVIDIA's driver is at stake. Find out what the problem is, what's being considered and what you can...

50 by Derek Wilson on 3/15/2007

Factory Overclocked 8800 Roundup

We pit multiple factory overclocked 8800 cards against each other to find out which offer the most value.

20 by Derek Wilson on 3/12/2007

Performance Scaling with OCZ's 8800 GTX

OCZ has decided to augment its memory, cooling and power supply business with a high end graphics product. Today we test OCZ's graphics hardware and dive deeper into 8800...

12 by Derek Wilson on 2/16/2007

Power Within Reach: NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB

NVIDIA has launched a cheaper G80 based 8800 GTS with half the RAM of the original. We explore the performance and memory size impact.

54 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2007

Coming Soon to HD DVD: Silicon Optix HD HQV

Silicon Optix has provided us with an early version of their HD HQV test. We test AMD and NVIDIA hardware to get an idea of HD image quality on...

27 by Derek Wilson on 2/8/2007

HD-DVD Playback - On the Xbox 360 & on NVIDIA GPUs

As a follow up to our recent articles on HD media playback, we will now take a look at a couple HD-DVD movies using the Xbox 360 player.

51 by Derek Wilson & Manveer Wasson on 12/15/2006

HD Video Playback: H.264 Blu-ray on the PC

We now have Blu-ray titles that make use of H.264 encoding in order to put our hardware to the test.

86 by Derek Wilson on 12/11/2006

Splinter Cell: Double Agent: A Performance Analysis

The newest addition to the Splinter Cell series has recently been released for the PC. We'll take a look at the game and see how it runs on several...

28 by Josh Venning on 12/8/2006

NVIDIA and ATI HDCP Compatible Graphics Cards Roundup

Today we have a hefty roundup of NVIDIA and ATI cards which all have HDCP capability. We'll talk about HDCP and what it's going to mean for you, as...

48 by Josh Venning on 11/16/2006

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