GPU history, from an AMD/ATI perspective

PC Hardware (for gaming): Two articles (first, second) from Anandtech, published on the occasion of the release of AMD's 4000 and 5000 series cards, retrace the history of the Nvidia/ATI rivalry, from the Radeon 8500/GeForce 4 days to late 2009.

  1. I used to like Anandtech a lot better when they actually reviewed hardware a bit more. That said, though, during the last year since they went all soft news-y, they’ve started to veer back into component reviews a bit, so hooray for that.

    Also, I’ve always been and nVidia user, and from what I hear (especially lately, for some reason) from AMD/ATI owners and their driver update woes, I think I’ll stay one for my new upgrade.

  2. There have indeed been quite a few driver problems with new games, notably The Witcher 2 (apparently the new profiles should do it, but I’m waiting for the next game patch). My crossfire setup (dual 6950s) goes wonky sometimes, but it’s mostly fine. The neat thing about ATI in the past few months is their increased crossfire performance (hence the two 6950s).

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