On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX 970. To quickly summarize a more complex issue, 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. This unusual outcome was at odds with what we know about the cards and the underlying GM204 GPU, as NVIDIA’s specifications state that the GTX 980 and GTX 970 have identical memory configurations: 4GB of 7GHz GDDR5 on a 256-bit bus, split amongst 4 ROP/memory controller partitions. In other words...
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...
Derek Wilson on 10/5/2005
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2005
Is Oct. 5 a day you should remember? Or is it just business as usual....
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/5/2005
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...
Josh Venning on 9/30/2005
NVIDIA has launched the Go 7800 GTX along side the Dell M170.
Derek Wilson on 9/28/2005
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.
Josh Venning on 9/28/2005
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...
Derek Wilson on 9/26/2005
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2005
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.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/13/2005
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.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/10/2005
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...
Josh Venning on 8/30/2005
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...
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/26/2005
So who wants another card with performance just below an X800XL?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/25/2005
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...
Kristopher Kubicki & Vinney Shimpi on 8/16/2005
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.
Josh Venning on 8/16/2005
ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?
Josh Venning on 8/13/2005
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.
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/11/2005
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.
Josh Venning on 8/9/2005
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...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 8/4/2005
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?
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/24/2005