The legal battle between Samsung and NVIDIA over GPU licensing has turned another page this week, with the announcement from the United States International Trade Commission that it is opening an investigation into NVIDIA and their partners based on complaints filed by Samsung. As outlined in Samsung’s original counter suit, Samsung accuses NVIDIA of violating several of their patents, and having taken these complaints to the ITC, the ITC is now investigating these patent infringement claims. This is the latest in a series of legal actions by the two companies, and one of many to come in a process that will likely take years to resolve. At the time of their initial counter-suit against NVIDIA and partner Velocity Micro, Samsung indicated that they would be...

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

AnandTech's R520, RV530 and RV515 Pre-NDA Extravaganza

Before we go under NDA for ATI's best, we decided to publish all of our roadmap data at once for those of you hungry for the finer points.

65 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/13/2005

ATI's 512-bit Ring Bus and R520 Product Naming

ATI's roadmaps have changed once again to reveal more details about the 90nm memory controller, and code names pour in all over the internet from AIBs.

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/10/2005

GeForce 7800 GT: XFX Overclocked

The first in a series of vendor 7800 GT reviews, we'll take a closer look at how the 7800 GT compares to the 7800 GTX. Does the XFX...

34 by Josh Venning on 8/30/2005

September GPU Tidbits: SLI, Master Cards and X800

We have a few random tidbits that don't particularly belong anywhere else on the site, so we decided to publish them in a nice little summary of what we...

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/26/2005

ATI's Daily Roadmap Shuffle: Another X800 Part on the Horizon

So who wants another card with performance just below an X800XL?

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/25/2005

ATI R5xxx Roadmap Inside: Value First

ATI's production problems and supply demand for XBOX 360 have prompted the company to lead their R5xxx launch with RV515; their successor to the X300. ATI's midrange will...

38 by Kristopher Kubicki & Vinney Shimpi on 8/16/2005

Vendor Cards: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked

The next in our 7800 GTX graphics card series, this XFX GeForce 7800 GTX has an impressive factory-overclock. Let's see how it stands up to the competition.

25 by Josh Venning on 8/16/2005

Catalyst 5.7 Drivers: Memory Limited Performance Improvements

ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?

23 by Josh Venning on 8/13/2005

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT: Rounding Out The High End

Today, the 7800 GT hits the streets. More powerful than the 6800 Ultra at just about the same prices, the 7800 GT offers quite a punch for the money.

77 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005

GeForce 7800GTX: EVGA's KO Edition

We had the chance to play with EVGA's latest 7800GTX this week. With default clock speeds of 490MHz and 1.3GHz (core/mem), this lifetime warrantied card is sure to please.

34 by Josh Venning on 8/9/2005

Vendor Cards: BFG GeForce 7800GTX OC

Continuing our GeForce 7800GTX graphics card series, we look at BFG's solution this week. With a factory overclock and a t-shirt, many are interested in this part. Let's see...

20 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005

Vendor Cards: MSI NX7800GTX

The second in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we're looking at the MSI NX7800 GTX. How does this card measure up to the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX?

42 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005

AnandTech Exclusive: CrossFire Benchmarks Revealed

CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.

65 by Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005

Vendor Cards: EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX

First, in a series of vendor 7800 GTX reviews, we bring you the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. With a default overclock, does this card have what it takes to...

26 by Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005

Battlefield 2 GPU Performance Analysis

UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.

78 by Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005

Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3 - A Hardware Discussion

We look at both of the recently announced consoles and do our best to separate fact from fiction.

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/24/2005

NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GTX Hits The Ground Running

Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?

127 by Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005

NVIDIA Announces 16x AA For SLI

In response to ATI's CrossFire, NVIDIA is introducing 16xAA for SLI in a driver soon to be released.

18 by Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005

ATI's Next Three Months Of Catalyst

ATI is revealing information about the upcoming features and performance of their next 3 driver releases. Catalyst 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8 look to polish up ATI's software offering.

30 by Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005

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