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...

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

GeForce 8800 Roundup: The Best of the Best

You know you want G80, now it's time to find out which card is the best.

34 by Josh Venning on 11/13/2006

NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 (G80): GPUs Re-architected for DirectX 10

The DirectX 10 wars have begun, and NVIDIA just fired the first shot.

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 11/8/2006

Introducing the Radeon X1650 XT: A New Mainstream GPU from ATI

ATI has just launched their new Radeon X1650 XT. Looking to compete against NVIDIA's 7600 GT, will it fit the bill whenever it finally becomes available?

33 by Josh Venning on 10/30/2006

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro: CrossFire Done Right

By integrating the compositing engine onto RV570, ATI has vastly improved the CrossFire user experience for it's X1900 GT replacement.

45 by Derek Wilson on 10/17/2006

Fall '06 NVIDIA GPU Refresh - Part III: GeForce Go 7950 GTX

NVIDIA's fall refresh concludes with an updated mobile part, offering the expected CPU and memory speed upgrades.

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2006

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