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...
It's on time, clocked just as high as they said it would and with no funny surprises. ATI has begun shipping their Radeon 9700 Pro and we're here...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/5/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002
We continue our investigation of performance under Unreal Tournament 2003 with our popular CPU scaling charts. See the same 19 GPUs from the first roundup but now run...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/1/2002
After weeks of anticipation we were finally able to put a Parhelia to the test. Less talk, more benchmarks - read on.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2002
There's a lot going on in the graphics biz right now and we want to talk about it. Read on as we review ATI's HDTV Output dongles, talk...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2002
Let's kick off the week with a look at the first retail GeForce4 Ti 4200 card from Gainward.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/3/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/29/2002
Today ATI released the latest member of their All-in-Wonder line with the highest level of gaming performance ever offered by ATI in an AIW card. We took this...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/22/2002
ATI's 128MB Radeon 8500LE goes head to head with NVIDIA's GeForce4 Ti 4200. Benchmarked on everything from the engine behind Unreal Tournament 2003 to Jedi Knight 2 on...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2002
With NVIDIA's fourth generation Quadro part the Santa Clara based firm is continuing to torment ATI and 3DLabs but now adds a third company to their hit-list: Matrox. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2002
NVIDIA's GeForce4 is finally here. Consisting of 6 different chips, from the high end GeForce4 Ti 4600 to the low end GeForce4 MX 420, we put NVIDIA's latest...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2002
We have collected 17 of the most popular NVIDIA GeForce2/3 Titanium video cards and determined 3 winners. Interested to see where the cards stand and which Titanium based card...
Matthew Witheiler on 1/30/2002