It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a WHQL driver release from AMD… and it has been. The previous WHQL driver dates back to April, the Catalyst 14.4 drivers, so we're close to five months between updates. In the interim, AMD has had beta/release candidate drivers for 14.6 and 14.7, along with the initial driver release for the R9 285 Tonga GPU. The new 14.9 drivers appear to be the official release of the R9 285 drivers, with version numbering of 14.301 (compared to 14.300 for the launch driver).
As usual, there are quite a few updates listed in the release notes, with minor to moderate performance improvements noted for 3DMark Sky Diver and Fire Strike, 3DMark11, Bioshock Infinite, Company of...
Chaintech is best known for their motherboards, but their video cards are just as good and priced equally low. With the Desperado RI-91, we find out what happens...
Vlad Trishkin on 11/25/2000
The graphics chipset industry is about to journey into a period of intense competition. Find out what 3dfx, ATI, Matrox and NVIDIA all have planned for 2001. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2000
The GeForce2 GTS based successor to the V6800 Deluxe is here. Did ASUS' feature filled design receive any upgrades outside of the new GTS core?
Vlad Trishkin on 11/3/2000
What happens when one of the largest video card manufacturers gets acquainted with the fastest video chipset on the market? The Creative Labs Annihilator2 Ultra is here, and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/26/2000
3dfx's Voodoo4 is finally here, but is it too little too late from the former king of 3D? Let's find out as we pit it against a number...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2000
ATI's answer to NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX is here. Can ATI's HyperZ technology save it from the same memory bandwidth limitations that have been holding back the GeForce2 MX?
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/13/2000
ELSA was the first to bring a GeForce2 GTS card to market with their GLADIAC. Will they do the same now that they're armed with the GeForce2 Ultra...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2000
A lot of attention is placed on frame rates when it comes to evaluating the latest graphics accelerators, but very rarely is any attention paid to the video playback...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2000
We have seen the performance of the latest graphics accelerators under Windows 9x/2000, but what about under Linux? Read on to find out how the performance standings are...
Jeff Brubaker on 10/9/2000
With the release of the Millennium G450, will Matrox maintain its reputation as being the best supported card under Linux? We compare the G450 with the NVIDIA GeForce2...
Jeff Brubaker on 9/19/2000
ASUS takes another stab at the video card market with the GeForce2 MX based V7100.
Does ASUS live up to its reputation of producing high quality, feature packed
Matthew Witheiler on 9/7/2000
Matrox's first new chip in over a year is finally here. But how "new" is the G450? Can Matrox survive in a market that has been so...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2000
Finally offering the popular All-in-Wonder card coupled with ATI's powerful Radeon core, ATI is out to convert the computer into the home entertainment center. Can the 32MB DDR All-in-Wonder...
Matthew Witheiler on 8/21/2000
For our first GeForce2 MX review, we take a look at VisionTek's version of the card. Finding the VisionTek GeForce2 MX online is not a challenge at all and...
Matthew Witheiler on 8/16/2000
The GeForce series gets another update, this time in the form of a GeForce2 Ultra. Exactly what is the new Ultra and what does it mean for NVIDIA's...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2000
NVIDIA has released new drivers that supposedly boost performance across the board for all GeForce based products. Could this really be true? Read on as we do...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2000
Sick of your integrated video? In need of a video card upgrade but don't have an AGP slot? 3dfx comes to the rescue with one of the...
Matthew Witheiler on 8/4/2000
We've taken three of the leading video card manufacturers and compared their FSAA settings. If you're fed up with those 'jaggies', disappearing lines and popping pixels this is...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/27/2000
It looks like ATI is out for blood. The Radeon is here and it has killer written all over it. With cards shipping to retail locations by...
Matthew Witheiler on 7/17/2000
AnandTech takes an in depth look at the Voodoo5 5500, tackling issues like FSAA performance, retail vs pre-production performance, LOD bias, overclocking, and much much more.
Mike Andrawes on 7/11/2000