It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a WHQL driver release from AMD… and it has been. The previous WHQL driver dates back to April, the Catalyst 14.4 drivers, so we're close to five months between updates. In the interim, AMD has had beta/release candidate drivers for 14.6 and 14.7, along with the initial driver release for the R9 285 Tonga GPU. The new 14.9 drivers appear to be the official release of the R9 285 drivers, with version numbering of 14.301 (compared to 14.300 for the launch driver). As usual, there are quite a few updates listed in the release notes, with minor to moderate performance improvements noted for 3DMark Sky Diver and Fire Strike, 3DMark11, Bioshock Infinite, Company of...

PhysX Performance Update: City of Villains

With the City Of Villains Issue 7 update, PhysX support has now moved out of beta and into full production. What has changed, what remains the same, and...

31 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2006

Fall '06 NVIDIA GPU Refresh - Part I: GeForce 7900 GS

NVIDIA is announcing two new cards here and hard launching one of them, meet the X1900 GT competitor: NV's GeForce 7900 GS.

29 by Derek Wilson on 9/6/2006

Silence is Golden: Silent GPU Roundup

Today we have a massive roundup of 20 silent graphics cards from seven different card manufacturers. We'll put them all in order and see what kind of performance these...

49 by Josh Venning on 8/31/2006

ATI's New High End and Mid Range: Radeon X1950 XTX & X1900 XT 256MB

As a last hurrah before the onslaught of DX10 parts the X1950 launches with a more reasonable price tag, and a 256MB X1900 XT arrives at less than $300.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/23/2006

Mid Range GPU Roundup - Summer 2006

Tired of only hearing about $600 graphics cards? If you've got $200 - $300 we'll tell you what to spend it on.

74 by Derek Wilson on 8/10/2006

TripleHead2Go: The Latest External Multi-Display Upgrade from Matrox

The new multi-display box from Matrox adds another display over the previous DualHead2Go. We'll take a look at this "surround gaming" device and see how well it works.

23 by Josh Venning on 7/31/2006

NVIDIA's PureVideo HD: HD-DVD Playback on the PC

Upcoming drivers will add support for NVIDIA PureVideo GPUs to accelerate the playback of HDCP protected content from HD-DVD and Blu-Ray devices. We take a first hand look at...

45 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2006

NVIDIA's Latest Drivers: The 90 Series Control Center

Today we are looking at NVIDIA's recently released beta ForceWare drivers. The user interface has been completely overhauled, but how does it compare with the current NVIDIA UI?

24 by Josh Venning on 6/9/2006

NVIDIA Single Card, Multi-GPU: GeForce 7950 GX2

NVIDIA has taken the core technology behind its quad SLI initiative and rolled it out in the form of a single card with 2 GPUs on board. While others...

60 by Derek Wilson on 6/5/2006

BFG PhysX and Performance Updates

AGEIA released a new driver last week to fix some of the framerate issues with GRAW. Today we'll take a look at our first retail boxed PhysX card and...

67 by Derek Wilson on 5/17/2006

ASUS: The EN7600 GS Silent, and EN7800 GT TOP Silent

Today we take a look at two noiseless graphics cards from Asus based on the established 7800 GT as well as the more recent 7600 GS.

39 by Josh Venning on 5/12/2006

Looking Back Pt. 3: The 6800 Ultra, ForceWare, and the Future

We wrap up our driver investigation series with a look at ForceWare performance on the NVIDIA 6800 Ultra.

24 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2006

Exclusive: ASUS Debuts AGEIA PhysX Hardware

ASUS has given AnandTech the opportunity to bring you the very first preview of actual PhysX PPU (Physics Processing Unit) hardware. We'll take a look at performance under a...

100 by Derek Wilson on 5/5/2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GPU Performance

We compared virtually all of the high end and mid range PCI Express GPUs under Oblivion and looked at performance in this immersive title. Oblivion is now the...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2006

Connect 3D and Sapphire Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX

Today we're looking at two more of ATI's X1900 XTXs, one of which utilizes a radical cooling design.

24 by Josh Venning on 4/10/2006

Black and White 2 v.1.2 Performance Update

With the 1.2 patch for Black and White 2, we wanted to check on the performance improvements that were promised, especially on ATI's side of things. We'll see...

22 by Josh Venning on 4/5/2006

NVIDIA's Tiny 90nm G71 and G73: GeForce 7900 and 7600 Debut

Today NVIDIA is hardlaunching its 7900 GTX, 7900 GT and 7600 GT parts based on the G71 and G73 ICs. The new chips are a process shrink to 90nm...

97 by Derek Wilson on 3/9/2006

Looking Back Pt. 2: X800 & Catalyst Under The Knife

We continue our driver investigation series with a look at Catalyst performance on the X800 Series

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/22/2006

The EVGA 7300 GS: A New Quality Budget Card From NVIDIA

Today, we take a look at EVGA's version of the 7300 GS, the recent budget card from NVIDIA.

48 by Josh Venning on 2/20/2006

X1900 XT/XTX Roundup: A Closer Look at the Performance Leader in Graphics

Today, we take a closer look at some X1900 XT and X1900 XTXs. How do these high-performance cards by Sapphire, HIS, PowerColor and GeCube stack up?

25 by Josh Venning on 2/15/2006

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