Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394, which was released as part of this week’s Patch Tuesday, due to driver installation issues this update is inflicting. The update, designed to update Windows’ root certificate store, has apparently been causing havoc on some Windows 7 configurations. In AMD’s case what they are finding is that the update prevents the installation of new graphics drivers on affected systems, with both AMD and NVIDIA drivers refusing to install. More broadly, Infoword is reporting that KB3004394 is also being blamed as the culprit behind certain issues affecting Windows Defender, Task Manager, and other software. At this point this...

A Torrid Affair with Graphics: April 2001 3D Market Update

A $399 GeForce3, NVIDIA's Spring Line, the NVIDIA/Kyro II marketing fiasco, ATI's Radeon2, and a farewell to the Matrox G800 all and more in this editorial.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001

NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400 64MB

As NVIDIA attempts to regain some market share it is losing to both ATI and Matrox, NVIDIA has decided to split up the popular GeForce2 MX product into two...

2 by Matthew Witheiler on 4/12/2001

NVIDIA GeForce3

We have already told you about the technology behind NVIDIA's new GeForce3, now it's time for the moment we all have been waiting for: benchmarks.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2001

S3 SuperSavage MX/IX Mobile 3D Accelerator

With the GeForce2 Go here, the Radeon Mobility on the way, it's time to see S3's next-generation mobile graphics platform. Enter the SuperSavage and all of its low-power...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/14/2001

STMicroelectronics Kyro II 64MB

A new contender is out on the video card market. Attempting to take some glory away from the aged immediate mode rendering platforms that prevail today, STMicroelectronics has paired...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 3/13/2001

NVIDIA's GeForce3: "NV20" Revealed

The wait is over. If you thought things were getting a bit stale in the high end video card market, NVIDIA is here to add a bit of fresh...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2001

Dual Display Comparison - February 2001

The recent release of the Radeon VE from ATI proves that more and more manufacturers are taking dual display solutions seriously. With three consumer level solutions out there now...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 2/21/2001

ATI vs NVIDIA: Driver performance under Win98 & Win2K

Are you concerned about 3D performance under Windows 2000? Interestingly enough, the drivers that you may be using aren't as perfect as was once thought. Find out...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2001

ATI Radeon VE 32MB

ATI is at it again, livening things up in the recently quiet video card market. Today we take a look at ATI's latest offering, the Radeon VE. The first...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 2/19/2001

ATI Mobility Radeon Preview

After NVIDIA's GeForce2 Go product announcement 2 months ago, ATI could not leave the attack on their market share unanswered. Instead, they regrouped and today are presenting us with...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 2/5/2001

Looking Back at 2000 Part 2: The Graphics Industry

Buckle up as AnandTech takes you through the roller coaster ride that was Y2K.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2001

3dfx Driver Build 1.04.01: Increased Performance and Hidden Surface Removal (HSR) for the Voodoo4 and Voodoo5

Rising a full 3 driver builds since the Voodoo5 5500's initial release and 1 driver build since the release of the Voodoo4 4500, 3dfx set out to make driver...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 12/14/2000

NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro

It's faster than a GTS, but cheaper than an Ultra. What is NVIDIA's best kept secret? Read on to find out about the GeForce2 Pro.

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 12/5/2000

Budget Video Card Comparison - November 2000

With some video card prices going through the roof, it is good that manufacturers finally realized that there are some of us out there on a limited budget. 3dfx...

2 by Matthew Witheiler on 11/27/2000

Chaintech Desperado RI-91 GeForce2 GTS 64MB

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...

0 by Vlad Trishkin on 11/25/2000

Video Cards in 2001: Preview

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. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2000

ASUS V7700 Deluxe 32MB GeForce2 GTS

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?

0 by Vlad Trishkin on 11/3/2000

Creative Labs Annihilator2 Ultra 64MB GeForce2 Ultra

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/26/2000

3dfx Voodoo4 4500AGP

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2000

ATI Radeon 32MB SDR

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?

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/13/2000

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