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...

LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800 Ultra Extreme: New GeForce on the Block

Rounding out NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series line, the LeadTek 6800 and eVGA 6800UE are put to the test. How do these bookends stack up against the rest of the...

46 by Derek Wilson on 7/9/2004

FarCry v1.2 SM3.0 Path Analysis

With Ubisoft on the verge of releasing their next FarCry update, we look into the benefits of the new SM3.0 render path available to NV4x based hardware. What does...

36 by Derek Wilson on 7/2/2004

NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface: The New SLI

Reviving the name behind the 3dfx technology, NVIDIA hopes to bring multi-card graphics back to life.

40 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004

NV45 Preview: On Package HSI

Today, we take a look at NVIDIA's latest attempt at handling the transition to PCIe a little more smoothly. Why did NVIDIA go with a bridge solution, and why...

14 by Derek Wilson on 6/28/2004

ATI's HDTV Wonder - Bringing DTV to your PC

We have been waiting eagerly for ATI's release of their HDTV Wonder, and finally, we have it in the labs. Read on to find out how our experience went...

27 by Andrew Ku on 6/22/2004

Gearing Up For 64bit: Beta Graphics Driver Comparison

With the recent introduction of ATI's beta driver for the beta version of 64bit Windows XP, both major graphics vendors have shown that they are making headway towards the...

21 by Derek Wilson on 6/16/2004

New ATI Products Confirmed: The X Series Line-up

Today, ATI fills out their new X series with three new PCI Express parts based on current technology that we are seeing. We will learn about a new process...

10 by Derek Wilson on 6/1/2004

Computex 2004 Update: More NV45 Information

We weren't about to stop with our NV45 coverage from earlier, here's some more information and pictures detailing NVIDIA's elusive NV45.

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2004

ATI's All-in-Wonder 9200, 9600, and 9600 XT - Wal-Mart dabbles in a bit of ATI

What does Wal-Mart have to do with ATI? Well, aside from already selling their desktop cards, Wal-Mart has started to pick up the All-in-Wonder line. Read more to find...

19 by Andrew Ku on 5/17/2004

ATI Radeon X800 Pro and XT Platinum Edition: R420 Arrives

ATI remained very tight lipped about their R420 part until after NVIDIA had launched their current flagship NV40 part in the form of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. Today we...

95 by Derek Wilson on 5/4/2004

What Went Wrong with NV3x: A Moratorium

Obviously NV40 provides us with a significant leap in performance over its predicessor. Herein, we take a step back to try to understand just what went wrong.

18 by Derek Wilson on 4/19/2004

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra: The Next Step Forward

Today we bring you our review of the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with all its refinements. It is definitely a step above the FX series, but it is big and...

76 by Derek Wilson on 4/14/2004

Tech Update: R420 Gets a Name and Birthday

R420 rumors are a dime a dozen right now - today we bring you the facts. Update Now with pipeline info!

53 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/9/2004

Preview: S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S8 Nitro

S3 Graphics is preparing its newest technology for the ongoing battle that is computer graphics. Does the DeltaChrome have the potential to make an impact? We take a look...

21 by Derek Wilson on 3/9/2004

Console Emulators: Our Newest Benchmark

Our never-ending quest for more (and useful) benchmarks has led us down an often overlooked path; we are adding PlayStaion emulation to our benchmark suite. This article will serve...

34 by Derek Wilson on 3/3/2004

ATI's 2004 Plans Unveiled: R420/423 Specs Inside

We stumbled across ATI's roadmaps for 2004 including information on R420/423, RV380 and even the first sightings of R480 on a roadmap.

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 2/13/2004

Q1 2004 Vendor Graphics Card Roundup

With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...

44 by Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004

NVIDIA GeForce FX Personal Cinema Roundup - Asus, Chaintech, eVGA, and MSI

Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003

ATI's Multimedia Center 8.8 - The Home Multimedia Server

ATI tries its hand at providing a software solution for the growing home multimedia server market with their newest creation: EazyShare. We put in over 150 hours of testing...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup, Part 4: Budget Shootout

The final segment of the market to cover in our fall roundup series, we tackle the cheapest video cards offered currently by ATI and NVIDIA, and see how they...

22 by Derek Wilson on 12/15/2003

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