After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but today NVIDIA has done just that. This is also one of the rare instances where NVIDIA has released a beta driver this year; the last official beta came back in June with 340.43, after which NVIDIA had six straight WHQL updates. You can find the drivers at the usual place. I have to be clear, however: NVIDIA's driver numbers can often be something of a mystery, and this is a great example. One look at the full release notes (PDF) and I have to ask: why is this 347.09...

Radeon X1300 and X1600 Won't Need Master Cards

AIBs across Taiwan, China and the US are already confirming that we won't need master cards for low and mid range Crossfire.

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/8/2005

The Holiday Stop Gap: GeForce 6800 GS

NVIDIA is pushing a new card in time to compete with ATI's X800 GTO for the holiday shopping season. Will this new part have what it takes?

70 by Derek Wilson on 11/7/2005

S3's 90nm Chrome: The S20 Series

Today in China, S3 has launched their newest line of budget and lower mid-range graphics chips. The North American launch date will occur sometime in the next month or...

10 by Ryan Smith on 11/3/2005

Havok to compete with AGEIA for physics

Havok introduces a unique approach to physics processing and claims that its solution offers greater flexibility than the competition.

33 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/2/2005

NVIDIA’s 7800GS to Debut Soon

NVIDIA is due for a new mid-range product, and it looks like the newest Forceware drivers already have some interesting information inside...

11 by Tuan Nguyen on 10/30/2005

F.E.A.R. GPU Performance Tests: Setting a New Standard

We take a look at F.E.A.R, the most graphically demanding game yet. Is it time to invest in a graphics upgrade?

115 by Josh Venning on 10/20/2005

R580 Details Emerge

Apparently NVIDIA isn't the only company looking into GPU Sockets...

14 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/19/2005

Gefen DVI DL: Dual Link DVI + USB KVM

You have one 30" Cinema Display, and two computers. What do you do? Either go out and buy another 30" display, or share the one display between both...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2005

G72 and G73 Info; Plus NVIDIA's Quest for a GPU Socket

Radeon X1300 and X1600 might face a very quick turnaround from NVIDIA according to manufacturers. We've also heard details of a mystery NVIDIA product floating around...

38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/19/2005

Hypersonic Aviator EX7: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX First Look

A 7800 GTX in a notebook? Yes, NVIDIA has done it and we have the skinny. We'll see how it compares to its desktop counterpart.

52 by Josh Venning on 10/10/2005

ATI's X1000 Series: Extended Performance Testing

After our recent ATI X1000 series launch article, there are still some unanswered questions. This time, we focus on performance rather than design.

93 by Derek Wilson on 10/7/2005

PERFORMANCE UPDATE: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 vs. ATI RS482

A retest with updated motherboards yields very different results from our First Look. Is the integrated Graphics Performance leader ATI or NVIDIA?

36 by Wesley Fink on 10/6/2005

ATI's Late Response to G70 - Radeon X1800, X1600 and X1300

After months of delays, ATI finally provided us with their first 90nm GPUs to test. These Avivo enabled GPUs mark ATI's first Shader Model 3.0 parts, which at...

103 by Derek Wilson on 10/5/2005

ATI's Avivo vs. NVIDIA's PureVideo: De-Interlacing Quality Compared

Last month, we told you about Avivo. Now we're able to really see if ATI has what it takes to offer better image quality than NVIDIA's PureVideo.

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2005

Anatomy of a Product Launch: Is This A Paper Launch?

Is Oct. 5 a day you should remember? Or is it just business as usual....

25 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/5/2005

Valve's High Dynamic Range Explored

With Day of Defeat: Source released on Monday, we have had the chance to take a quick look at the technology and performance of some of the new improved...

49 by Josh Venning on 9/30/2005

NVIDIA Launches Mobile G70 Part

NVIDIA has launched the Go 7800 GTX along side the Dell M170.

14 by Derek Wilson on 9/28/2005

ATI Radeon X800 GT: A Quality Mid-range Solution

ATI's answer to the GeForce 6600 GT, the Radeon X800 GT, looks like it has potential. We see how it measures up, and why it could save you some cash.

47 by Josh Venning on 9/28/2005

ATI's X8xx CrossFire Graphics Arrive

CrossFire solutions for current X850 and X800 owners show very promising performance increases, but limitations and certain issues all add up to steer us away from CrossFire until ATI...

76 by Derek Wilson on 9/26/2005

ATI's Avivo Platform - H.264 Decode and Transcode Acceleration on R5xx

ATI announced their first video platform today as well as revealed some details about their next-generation R5xx GPUs including their support for hardware-accelerated H.264 decode and transcode.

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2005

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