This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers. Unmentioned, but inextricably intertwined, is NVIDIA’s highly controversial and recently-announced GeForce Partner Program (GPP), of which there's little first-hand information, but is widely perceived as being a consumer-unfriendly project.
NVIDIA describes GPP as a consumer transparency program with partners and OEMs that include incentives such as early access to new technologies, engineering support, and joint marketing (though the distinction between market development funds and co-operative funds was not made), types of programs that are common in the industry. However, unique to GPP and key to today's announcements is that Partners are required to place NVIDIA cards...
ATI's latest drivers finally enabled SMOOTHVISION Anti-Aliasing support for the Radeon 8500, but there's actually a lot more to this feature that Radeon 8500 owners should know about.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2001
ATI's latest drivers for the Radeon 8500 not only make the card competitive with the GeForce3 Ti 500 but they also enable support for the best looking anti-aliasing we've...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2001
ATI recently paid us a visit in order to give us a sneak peak at the upcoming All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV. ATI also answered some questions that you, our...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/6/2001
ATI's flagship Radeon 8500 is finally in stores and has been shipping for over a week now. Today we are finally able to bring you a review of...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/17/2001
Another six months has passed and today we have three new graphics cards from NVIDIA. What does NVIDIA's Titanium line have in store for you? Does ATI...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2001
What we've refered to for so long as Radeon 2 is finally here. While it will still be until September before you see the Radeon 8500 on store...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2001
Want a quick 5 - 30% increase in performance without buying a new video card or overclocking? NVIDIA's Detonator 4 drivers will give you just that and maybe...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2001
Wondering which of NVIDIA's GeForce3 solutions is right for you? Let AnandTech take the guesswork out of buying a GeForce3 video card with this roundup that includes the standard...
Matthew Witheiler on 7/25/2001
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