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...
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
CrossFire is still in development at ATI, but Gigabyte was kind enough to lend us a test system with a functional CrossFire master card.
Derek Wilson on 7/22/2005
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...
Derek Wilson & Josh Venning on 7/16/2005
UPDATED... With the release of another current generation graphics engine, we investigate graphics performance over multiple classes of cards.
Derek Wilson on 7/7/2005
Today marks the release of NVIDIA's latest graphics solution. Is it simply a rework, or is there some real power under the hood?
Derek Wilson on 6/22/2005
In response to ATI's CrossFire, NVIDIA is introducing 16xAA for SLI in a driver soon to be released.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
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.
Derek Wilson on 6/9/2005
ATI is introducing a 16 pipe version of its M28 graphics processor. This part should be just as powerful as ATI's high end desktop parts. We take a look...
Derek Wilson on 6/6/2005
ATI antes up with its own flavor of multi-card gaming. Competing with NVIDIA's SLI technology, CrossFire brings a couple of new ideas to the table.
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 5/30/2005
Having already looked at budget discrete solutions, we break out our integrated solutions to see how the latest on-board technology holds up.
Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005
We spend some time testing budget graphics cards with slower RAM in order to verify their predicted behavior on cheaper systems.
Derek Wilson on 5/19/2005
ATI was demonstrating Remedy's upcoming title Alan Wake on R520 silicon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2005
We take a quick look at the official unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2005
We have our hands on a HyperMemory board and some shipping TurboCache parts. Now, it's time to see which solution delivers on its promise of acceptable performance at extreme...
Derek Wilson on 5/12/2005
In a surprise to us, ATI decided to release their first 512MB as a member of the X800 XL family. With a $449 price tag, we investigate whether...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2005
We rounded up 6 MCE-compliant TV tuners and compared them to find out which one, if any, works its magic the best with a SD cable signal.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2005
Creative has unleashed the latest 3Dlabs creation on the world: the two GPU Wildcat Realizm 800. We take a look at the architecture and SPEC numbers in this review.
Derek Wilson on 3/25/2005
If you're addicted to WoW, then this guide will give you the info on how best to feed your addiction...from a performance standpoint.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/23/2005
ATI's mid-range mobile offering finds its way into the latest Travelmate from Acer. The MRX700 offers decent performance in a notebook that remains mobile.
Derek Wilson on 3/1/2005