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ATI leads the way with industry's first graphics hardware certified for Windows VistaTM MARKHAM, ONTARIO, Sep 26, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- Underlining the company's leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system, ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many business and home users. Windows Vista is the first version of the Microsoft operating... Read more...
Hey folks, just thought I'd remind you all that Nvidia will be posting some new drivers tomorrow(Forceware 84.25), which should provide some performance improvements to the new Elder Scrolls, Oblivion. I picked up my copy earlier today, and while it runs decent, any kind of performance improvement is welcomed. Nvidia hasn't elaborated on what kind of boost we'll see from the drivers though. We'll post the drivers(and opinion) as soon as possible.... Read more...
ATI and Nvidia have released drivers for their respective products this week. Both drivers claim performance improvements, and various fixes, so make sure to grab them when possible. Click Here to download ATI's Catalyst 6.3, and Click Here to download the BETA ForceWare 84.20 drivers.... Read more...
NVIDIA has just posted a set of Beta display drivers that enables a host of performance and functionality enhancements with the highlight being full H.264 support. Should you be looking for the fastest framerate in games or aiming to create a multimedia powerhouse do youself a favor and give these Beta drivers a shot. ... Read more...
Another month, another driver release. This month, ATI's recent release seems aimed at fixing a host of various driver bugs. However, the "Known Issues" list is equally as long as the "Issues Resolved" list, but with a monthly driver release schedule, there's hope many of them will be fixed soon. Click here for the driver release notes.... Read more...
A longstanding bug found in Nvidia's last few driver releases has yet to be fixed. Their "Direct Access" feature which allowed users to control their monitors from the ForceWare control panel still suffers from what some consider a serious, and potentially hardware damaging bug. Nvidia has updated their driver page with new 81.98 ForceWare drivers, which have removed they Direct Access feature. "Back on the 20th of October last year Nvidia Corporation introduced a new feature in their ForceWare 81.85 graphics card drivers. They called it "Direct Access", and it was designed to enable users to control their monitors directly from the... Read more...
Hey All. I just wanted to let you know that NVIDIA has just released two new sets of drivers for the nForce 4 SLIX16 chipset. One set is for Windows 2000/XP and the other is for Windows XP Pro x64. They can be download from here: Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Professional x64... Read more...
And they just keep on coming. Nvidia has released version 81.95 drivers, which aren't dramatically different than their previous set of drivers. Still, if your interested, you can take a look at the release notes(PDF), and head on over to the download page.... Read more...
We've had some big game releases this month, and today's release is... F.E.A.R.! From what I've heard, the game will take about 10 hours to get through(which I personally find disappointing), however it's supposed to be one incredible ride. In what seems to be becoming a popular trend, a patch has already been released for the game, less than a week(or day) after it's release. If you own the game, grab the patch, and if your still undecided on Monolith's new shooter, check back here tonight for some reviews. Enjoy the news! First stage of HTPC project proves tricky @ The Tech Report "This setup's existence has been suspended for many months between my intentions--to build a real HTPC for... Read more...
Well folks, as you probably guessed, the news today is pretty much made up of GeForce 7800 GTX reviews. If you direct your eyes to the post below, Jeff has compiled a list of them. Enjoy! Patriot PC2-5600 XBLK Dual Channel Memory Kit review @ Xtreme Resources "The move to the DDR2 memory subsystem seems to be picking up momentum lately as there are numerous memory manufactures offering higher speed grade modules compared to several months ago. Intel is the first to utlize DDR2 and AMD continues to stay with DDR and may move up to DDR2 in the future. Today, we will examine and test the PC2-5600 modules from Patriot on the nVidia C19 platform with Patriot's XBLK PC2-5600 1GB dual channel kit... Read more...
BW comes back from his sunny Caribbean Honeymoon, only to test out the latest addition to the ATi Radeon family, the Radeon X800 XL w/ 512MB of memory on board.  Life is tough sometimes kid...    So we decided to actually make him WORK for a living and re-test the new board with ATi's just now released Catalyst 5.6 driver suite, which brings new features and increased performance to the entire ATi product offering. I know, I'm such a slave-driver... Go here and see how we made the boy sweat.... Read more...
Over the past few months, the ATI Radeon X800XL has built up a reputation for being one of the best buys in high-end PC graphics. A single-slot card, that's got relatively low power requirements, street prices hovering around $275 (give or take a few bucks) and performance that rivals flagship cards from both ATI and NVIDIA, is sure to please a large audience of potential buyers. Yet ATI still had another trick up their collective sleeves. Their line-up of Radeon X800XL cards got a new addition last month, in the form of a 512MB version of the card. The Radeon X800XL 512MB card has essentially the exact same specifications as the standard 256MB X800XL, but with double the amount of on-board memory. ... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  With some new products rolling into the Canadian portion of the labs, this News Jockey will surely be a busy for the next little while. However, just because I live a busy life doesn't mean that I don't like to kick back with a cold beverage and a good read.  Oh my, would you look at that, there just so happens to be a bottle of "cold beverage" right here... Oh, and look over there, some news.  I guess this is a sign that it is time for the HH nightcap... ;)  ATi Drivers & Linux @ HardOCP.com "ATI's Proprietary drivers are not Red Hat specific, they are currently packaged in RPMs for convenience for dominant market... Read more...
Good evening everyone, how is my HH family doing?  With Doom3 being released today, I am sure many of you have spent the day fraging baddies, or in some cases, screaming like a little girl every time a monster jumps out of the shadows ;)  Nevertheless, just to aid you in your quest of getting the max FPS out of the game, here is a little treat from our friends at ATi. Doom 3: CATALYST 4.9 BETA ATI is making a pre-release version of its upcoming CATALYST 4.9 driver available to its customers (in conjunction with the recent release of Doom 3). This pre-WHQL driver will deliver a great experience for RADEON customers playing Doom 3. The beta driver is intended to get Doom 3 performance... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 8500 Driver Update 11/14/01 One step closer but still not quite there yet By Dave Altavilla 11/14/01          Well then, it's update time.  As we promised in our 10/22/01 release review of the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards, we're back with an update on ATi's progress in the driver department.  Today, ATi will be releasing their 7.63.01 revision driver for both the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards.  This "unified driver" has been targeted by ATi to solve many of the issues that cropped up in the initial release of their new generation product. Specifically, in a conference call with ATi, we were... Read more...
The nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Ultra and Detonator 3 Drivers nVIDIA's Technology War Machine Rolls On By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/14/00   You've got to hand it to nVIDIA.  They crank out new technology from a hardware and software standpoint, at a pace that has the rest of the competitive field cringing.  If nVIDIA was like a weapon, in this War of 3D Graphics, they would be an Abrams Tank with a Gatlin Gun strapped on top, clearing a path of destruction as they relentlessly rolled onward.  Perhaps that is a little over the top but it seems as if there is no end to their arsenal of next generation 3D Graphics product.  At the very least they seem to execute new... Read more...
    Today Brian Burke of 3dfx gave Hot Hardware an exclusive inside scoop on new drivers that will soon be released for the Voodoo3! We've got the goods here first! Take it away Brian! The week of July 19th, 3dfx will be releasing a new set of drivers for the Voodoo3. Besides the usual bug fixes, we have added some user control image quality techniques to the 3dfx Tweak page in Windows properties. The increase in our already industry leading image quality is dramatic. Attached, you will find some screen shots from the new driver using the new Alpha-blending option along with an explanation of how it works. You can also see the new properties page at www.voodooextreme.com. "Alpha-Blending"... Read more...
The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Update!  New Drivers, Benchmarks and Full Review Rating! By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 5/12/00 Welcome back folks!  This is an update to our initial Voodoo5 PREview article on 4/24/00.  We aren't going to spend a lot of time with flowery verbage here.  You came here for one thing.  You want to see how the Voodoo5-5500, in its full retail final release state, will perform.  That's why you are here and that's what you'll get!  For reference, if you would like to skim back through our initial hands-on PREview of the Voodoo5-5500 with Pre-Release drivers, please look here. Enough with the talk, let's rock!  Bring on the benchmarks!... Read more...
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