Being in the business of licensing out GPUs rather than building them directly, Imagination’s PowerVR group has always walked a fine line in how they communicate with their direct customers (SoC integrators) who build their products, the developers who program for their products, and the end users who use their products. The end result is that most of Imagination’s public-facing information is either geared towards their direct customers or geared towards developers, fulfilling Imagination’s immediate needs but leaving out other details in the process. A quick look at the PowerVR section of Imagination’s website further backs that point, as it contains only a very high level overview of their products that makes it more useful to SoC integrators than end users or even developers.
It wasn't long ago that there were more choices than just NVIDIA's GeForce. ATI is hoping to restore some serious competition to the video card market with their...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/25/2000
Just weeks before the official launch of the Voodoo5, 3dfx supplied us with a beta board to toy around with until the launch. We took this opportunity to...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2000
ASUS takes a stab at the newly formed 64 MB GeForce market with their V6800/64 video card. With new products on the near horizon, is the card stuff...
Matthew Witheiler on 4/21/2000
SUMA won the race, making it the first company to produce a retail 64 MB GeForce. Wondering how it performs and how the long term value looks? ...
Matthew Witheiler on 4/13/2000
Last week 3dfx gave AnandTech a nice little visit and brought along a Voodoo5 5500 for the ride. With the actual release of the Voodoo4/5 not very long...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2000
Wondering how NVIDIA's latest
addition to the video card market performs? Have some general questions regarding
the GeForce? Curious about the leaked 5.13 reference drivers? This review deals
Matthew Witheiler on 4/6/2000
Mobile CPU's are constantly getting more and more powerful, allowing for more and more powerful notebooks. But that progress has been hindered by poor 3D accelerator support in...
Mike Andrawes on 3/15/2000
In a world where shopping for
a video card is becoming more and more complicated, picking one DDR GeForce card
over another is a daunting decision. In this Roundup...
Matthew Witheiler on 3/7/2000
After a nearly 2 month product
run, Leadtek decided to revamp their WinFast GeForce 256 DDR. Naming it the WinFast
GeForce 256 DDR Revision B, Leadtek added an extra...
Matthew Witheiler on 3/1/2000
AnandTech takes a look at one of the more popular and available DDR cards on the market. Is it worth going down to your local Best Buy and...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/23/2000
In a quandary wondering which
SDR GeForce card is right for you? Check out the roundup to learn a bit about
the GeForce, see your card choices, and see...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/16/2000
Gigabyte's GeForce based offering is nothing more than a reference board built on Gigabyte's unique blue PCB. While it's blue color makes spotting one out of a group...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/11/2000
As one of the most affordable DDR GeForce cards on the market, is the Absolute Multimedia card too good to be true? Fortunately, other than its 2D image...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/9/2000
A cost effective upgrade to add TV support to your PC, unfortunately ATI's history of poor driver support is evident with this product.
Jason Clark on 2/6/2000
Leadtek, who was the first
to release a TNT2 card, has made another first with their WinFast GeForce 256
SDR card. Using reference design and reference based drivers, Leadtek...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/4/2000
With powerful DDR SGRAM, ASUS
enters the DDR GeForce market with a multimedia powerhouse. This card can do almost
anything: from video output to acting as a security system...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/2/2000
Video in, video out, and VR
functions built in, who could ask for a more complete card. The ASUS V6600 Deluxe
provides a complete multimedia experience at a price...
Matthew Witheiler on 1/26/2000