Alongside today’s release of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver set, AMD has published a new page on their driver site announcing that video cards based on the company’s pre-Graphics Core Next architectures have been moved to legacy status. This means that GPUs based on the company’s VLIW5 and VLIW4 architectures – the Evergreen and Northern Islands families – have been retired and will no longer be supported. All of AMD’s remaining supported GPUs are now based on various iterations of the Graphics Core Next architecture. Overall this means that the entire Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series have been retired. So have the Radeon HD 7000 to 7600 parts, and the Radeon HD 8000 to 8400 parts. AMD and their partners largely ceased...

G72 and G73 Info; Plus NVIDIA's Quest for a GPU Socket

Radeon X1300 and X1600 might face a very quick turnaround from NVIDIA according to manufacturers. We've also heard details of a mystery NVIDIA product floating around...

38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/19/2005

Hypersonic Aviator EX7: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX First Look

A 7800 GTX in a notebook? Yes, NVIDIA has done it and we have the skinny. We'll see how it compares to its desktop counterpart.

52 by Josh Venning on 10/10/2005

ATI's X1000 Series: Extended Performance Testing

After our recent ATI X1000 series launch article, there are still some unanswered questions. This time, we focus on performance rather than design.

93 by Derek Wilson on 10/7/2005


A retest with updated motherboards yields very different results from our First Look. Is the integrated Graphics Performance leader ATI or NVIDIA?

36 by Wesley Fink on 10/6/2005

ATI's Late Response to G70 - Radeon X1800, X1600 and X1300

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...

103 by Derek Wilson on 10/5/2005

ATI's Avivo vs. NVIDIA's PureVideo: De-Interlacing Quality Compared

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.

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2005

Anatomy of a Product Launch: Is This A Paper Launch?

Is Oct. 5 a day you should remember? Or is it just business as usual....

25 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/5/2005

Valve's High Dynamic Range Explored

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...

49 by Josh Venning on 9/30/2005

NVIDIA Launches Mobile G70 Part

NVIDIA has launched the Go 7800 GTX along side the Dell M170.

14 by Derek Wilson on 9/28/2005

ATI Radeon X800 GT: A Quality Mid-range Solution

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.

48 by Josh Venning on 9/28/2005

ATI's X8xx CrossFire Graphics Arrive

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...

76 by Derek Wilson on 9/26/2005

ATI's Avivo Platform - H.264 Decode and Transcode Acceleration on R5xx

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.

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2005

AnandTech's R520, RV530 and RV515 Pre-NDA Extravaganza

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.

65 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/13/2005

ATI's 512-bit Ring Bus and R520 Product Naming

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.

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/10/2005

GeForce 7800 GT: XFX Overclocked

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...

34 by Josh Venning on 8/30/2005

September GPU Tidbits: SLI, Master Cards and X800

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...

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/26/2005

ATI's Daily Roadmap Shuffle: Another X800 Part on the Horizon

So who wants another card with performance just below an X800XL?

18 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/25/2005

ATI R5xxx Roadmap Inside: Value First

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...

38 by Kristopher Kubicki & Vinney Shimpi on 8/16/2005

Vendor Cards: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked

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.

25 by Josh Venning on 8/16/2005

Catalyst 5.7 Drivers: Memory Limited Performance Improvements

ATI implements HyperMemory with their latest Catalyst driver. Just how does this new edition affect performance?

23 by Josh Venning on 8/13/2005

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