Over the weekend we reported on a statement released by NVIDIA regarding recent concern over unusual VRAM allocation and VRAM bandwidth performance from the GeForce GTX 970. In brief, various GTX 970 owners had observed that the GTX 970 was prone to topping out its reported VRAM allocation at 3.5GB rather than 4GB, and that meanwhile the GTX 980 was reaching 4GB allocated in similar circumstances. All of this was at odds with what we thought we knew about the cards and the underlying GM204 GPU, as the two cards were believed to have identical memory subsystems.
As a result we’ve been digging into this issue over the weekend, working to collect the final pieces of the puzzle. To that end NVIDIA reached out to...
Today we get a look at a second key technology to be included in ATI's "next
generation chip." Called SMARTSHADER, ATI promises that it will bring a...
Matthew Witheiler on 7/18/2001
In an effort to make the computer the entertainment center of the house, many video card manufacturers are offering products that combine the convenience of TV tuning with the...
Matthew Witheiler on 7/12/2001
Today we take a look at the new MSI StarForce 822: the one you are likely to find at a variety of stores around the internet. Does this card...
Matthew Witheiler on 6/27/2001
With quite a variety of GeForce3 cards on the market, we thought we would take a look at MSI's solution: the StarForce 822. How does this GeForce3 stack up...
Matthew Witheiler on 6/21/2001
You've heard the rumors, you've waited months for it and here it is: Matrox's G550. Don't blame us, we didn't start the rumors...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2001
Gainward seems to be on the ball when it comes to GeForce3 video card production. By producing a quality, feature-filled GeForce3 solution, it is no surprise that we find...
Matthew Witheiler on 6/14/2001
Three months after we got a peak at some of the technology behind NVIDIA's GeForce3, today we get to take a look at one aspect of ATI's answer: TRUFORM...
Matthew Witheiler on 5/29/2001
With its mysterious nature and its OEM only availability, the ATI Radeon LE video card has been off limit to cautious consumers. Today we lift the cloud of mystery...
Matthew Witheiler on 5/23/2001
As the GeForce3 is finally hitting store shelves, our resident graphics expert took a deeper look into the GeForce3 architecture to uncover quite a bit about NVIDIA's latest creation.
Kert Chian on 5/15/2001
Earlier this year we surveyed our Forum Readers and collected a list of questions that you wanted to ask ATI's President & COO Dave Orton. Well, the responses are...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 4/12/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/14/2001
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 3/13/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2001
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/21/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2001
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/19/2001
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...
Matthew Witheiler on 2/5/2001