Earlier this month at GDC, AMD introduced their VR technology toolkit, LiquidVR. LiquidVR offers game developers a collection of useful tools and technologies for adding high performance VR to games, including features to make better utilization of multiple GPUs, features to reduce display chain latency, and finally features to reduce rendering latency. Key among the latter features set is support for asynchronous shaders, which is the ability to execute certain shader operations concurrently with other rendering operations, rather than in a traditional serial fashion.
It’s this last item that ended up kicking up a surprisingly deep conversation between myself, AMD’s “Chief Gaming Scientist” Richard Huddy, and other members of AMD’s GDC staff. AMD was keen to show off the performance potential of async shaders, but...
The DDR GeForce 256 is far from dead. Still more than powerful enough for the vast majority of games, falling prices of DDR GeForce 256 based cards make...
Matthew Witheiler on 5/20/2000
Armed with the first set of drivers that support Direct3D in FSAA on the GeForce 2 GTS, we are finally able to compare the FSAA of the GeForce 2...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/19/2000
With advanced features such as fan RPM monitoring, dynamic overclocking, and temperature monitoring, the ASUS V7700 seems to have the features that power users love. How do these...
Matthew Witheiler on 5/12/2000
In an effort to be the first GeForce 2 GTS card in the hands of the consumer, ELSA has created the GLADIAC. Available as you read this in...
Matthew Witheiler on 5/1/2000
NVIDIA's response to months of hearing T-buffer this and FSAA that from 3dfx, the GeForce 2 GTS is here and is ready to take over. Until 3dfx's Voodoo5...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2000
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