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...

NVIDIA's 1.4 Billion Transistor GPU: GT200 Arrives as the GeForce GTX 280 & 260

Today NVIDIA introduced the most compute-intensive microprocessor we've ever reviewed. Built out of 240 simple cores, using a total of 1.4 billion transistors and with a 512-bit interface...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/16/2008

Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 1

Penny Arcade and Hothead have joined forces to create a new episodic game series. Join us, as we step boldly over the precipice of dorkness.

21 by Jarred Walton on 6/16/2008

Assassin's Creed PC

Assassin's Creed has made its way to the PC, and we have a review and performance analysis plus a dash of DX10.1 controversy thrown into the mix. Controversy aside...

33 by Jarred Walton on 6/2/2008

Mario Kart Wii

Nintendo's latest Mario Kart makes its way to the table, and with it as usual comes change. Not all changes are for the better, unfortunately.

24 by Laura Wilson on 5/30/2008

Haze - PS3 Exclusive

In the modern multi-platform landscape, the exclusives can help one game system rise above the rest. Haze is the latest PS3 exclusive, but does it elevate the platform or...

29 by Eddie Turner on 5/26/2008

NVIDIA Analyst Day: Jen-sun Goes to the Mat With Intel

NVIDIA took the gloves off and came out swinging at Intel yesterday, embarking on a battle over the future of the GPU with the CPU giant

44 by Derek Wilson on 4/11/2008

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Xbox 360 Review

Rainbow Six returns to Vegas for another romp through everyone's favorite city of sin.

30 by Eddie Turner on 4/4/2008

GeForce 9800 GTX and 3-way SLI: May the nForce Be With You

NVIDIA has released it's high end refresh based on the G92 core. The major factor it brings to the table is price.

49 by Derek Wilson on 4/1/2008

Quad SLI with 9800 GX2: Pushing a System to its Limit

The new highest of the high-end solution is available in the form of two 9800 GX2 GPUs paired up for Quad-SLI. How much performance can we get before we...

53 by Derek Wilson on 3/25/2008

More Single Card Dual GPU Madness: NVIDIA's Flagship 9800 GX2

Nvidia is replacing its top of the line flagship part with the new 9800 GX2, a dual GPU single card to match AMD's 3870 X2.

49 by Derek Wilson on 3/18/2008

CrossFireX Arrives: First Look at 3 and 4 GPUs in 2 Card Setups

CrossFireX is here and we can now combine any arrangement of same class hardware that will yield 4 GPUs in the system. There are quite a number of combinations...

36 by Derek Wilson on 3/7/2008

When the Smoke Clears & Prices Settle: GeForce 9600 GT vs. Radeon HD 3870

Yesterday NVIDIA launched a highly competitive sub-$200 GPU. AMD responded by cutting prices on its 3800-series GPUs. Find out which camp offers you the best price-performance ratio...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2008

Bringing Competition to Midrange: The GeForce 9600 GT Raises NVIDIA's Sub $200 Bar

NVIDIA hasn't released a card at this price point that offered a compelling reason to upgrade since the 7600 GT. Performance on this part significantly outpaces its predecessor and...

49 by Derek Wilson on 2/21/2008

AMD's CrossFireX: Tri & Quad GPU Preview

AMD gave us the opportunity to preview its long awaited CrossFireX technology. We liked the Radeon HD 3870 X2 when it launched, but how well will two fare?

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/21/2008

NVIDIA Acquires AGEIA: Enlightenment and the Death of the PPU

What does the NVIDIA purchase of AGEIA really mean for the future of graphics and physics processors. Hint: It's not about NVIDIA making PPUs.

32 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2008

AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 Sanity Check

We ran a few more quick tests to help us confirm 3870 X2 consistency and features compared to single GPU graphics cards.

22 by Derek Wilson on 2/6/2008

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2: 2 GPUs 1 Card, A Return to the High End

AMD finally makes a return to the high end GPU market with its latest single-card, multi-GPU video card. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 manages to outperform NVIDIA's single-card...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/28/2008

The Witcher: a Study in Neutrality

Afflicted with amnesia, one of our editors finds his way back to reality by escaping to a bewitched world for a while.

39 by Jarred Walton on 1/24/2008

Sub $100 Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 3600 and 3400 Series

AMD is building out the lower end of it's HD 3000 series with the introduction of three new parts: the HD 3650, HD 3470, and HD 3450.

22 by Derek Wilson on 1/23/2008

NVIDIA's 3-way SLI: Can we finally play Crysis?

Lately we've had some great games that run absolutely poorly on the latest hardware. What if we could SLI three GeForce 8800 Ultras together? nForce 680i and...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2007

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