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NVIDIA Fermi GPU and Architecture Analysis

The timing could barely be better! ATI launch a new line of graphics processors and what do we do?  We finally get round to looking at Fermi.  Alex was at the controls again for this one, beating GF100 in GeForce GTX 470 form up with a new suite of software and a very deep, in-depth analysis of how the majority of the chip and architecture work.  It's the de-facto public analysis and a must read.

ATI releases OpenGL4.0 preview driver, for great justice

25th Mar 2010 @ 19:57:00 - written by Alex Voicu  
Bringing DirectX11 features to those that want them without wanting DirectX.
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New NVIDIA display driver for Windows 7 beta

3rd Mar 2009 @ 00:04:00 - written by Rys  
Users of the Windows 7 beta whose PCs sport NVIDIA GPUs will be pleased to hear that the company has released new drivers. 18x.xx series code, the new 181.71 drivers support CUDA, SLI and PhysX where the hardware is capable, along with WDDM 1.1 support for G80 and up.
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NVIDIA release beta OpenGL 3.0 driver following SIGGRAPH session

14th Aug 2008 @ 12:39:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA have released a beta driver supporting most of the new OpenGL 3.0 specification. Sadly, it's Windows-only.
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RadeonHD driver for Linux gets better RV6xx support and new features

16th Mar 2008 @ 19:07:00 - written by Rys  
The guys at SuSE (and other collaborators on the open project) have released a new RadeonHD drive revision in the last couple of weeks that adds better support for RV6xx variants and some other tweaks here and there.
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AMD release more GPU specifications for open source driver development

4th Jan 2008 @ 19:07:00 - written by Rys  
Phoronix are reporting that AMD have released the next round of GPU spec docs for the open source community to use to develop truly open source display drivers for Radeon graphics processors.
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NVIDIA release 163.71 ForceWare beta display driver

24th Sep 2007 @ 13:01:00 - written by Rys  
Are you a fan of PT Boats: Knights of the Sea, or Team Fortress 2? Does the PC you play said games on sport an NVIDIA graphics chip? If both conditions evaluate to true, you might fancy taking a look at 163.71.
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Initial R6xx and R5xx display driver relased by Novell, following AMD opening specs

20th Sep 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Rys  
Novell have released the first alpha-quality display driver for R5xx and R6xx-based Radeon graphics products, for openSUSE, following the release of register specifications by AMD.
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Register programming spec for RV630 and M56 available on x.org

12th Sep 2007 @ 20:08:00 - written by Rys  
As promised by AMD, register specifications for their modern graphics processors are starting to become available. Today saw the availability of the 2D, VIP and bringup registers for RV630 and M56 (Mobility Radeon X1600), on x.org.
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AMD release Catalyst 7.9 display driver

10th Sep 2007 @ 20:08:00 - written by Rys  
It's Monday, it's the 10th of the month, and there's a north-westerly blowing past my office window. "What could that mean?!", I hear you all cry. Why, Catalyst 7.9 of course.
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NVIDIA release WHQL Vista drivers for G80-based hardware

20th Feb 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Rys  
Making good on a prior promise for WHQL-certified Windows Vista drivers for their G80-based products, NVIDIA have them available for both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of said OS.

Nab the 64-bit version of Forceware 100.65 here (direct) and the 32-bit installer here (


27th Jan 2010 @ 22:47:00 - written by Rys  
A few days before the 10.1 moniker wouldn't have fit any longer, ATI have released their Catalyst 10.1 display driver suite for Windows and Linux.


17th Sep 2008 @ 20:56:00 - written by Rys  
ATI have released new drivers for their Radeon products, bringing the first shot at OpenGL 3.0 support since the Khronos Group took the lid off the new standard at SIGGRAPH recently.


31st Jul 2008 @ 15:33:00 - written by Mark  
NVIDIA has released another set of beta Forceware drivers to the Geforce 8, 9, and 200 series owning masses, bumping the version number to 177.79.


15th Feb 2008 @ 00:12:00 - written by Farid  
Never letting the beat drop, the red --and somehow at the same time green-- team of mad MCs at AMD released yesterday the second version (the .2) of their 2008 series (the 8) of catalyst drivers for Radeon-family graphics cards.


20th Dec 2007 @ 19:07:00 - written by Mark  
AMD has released another update to the Catalyst Software Suite, bringing the all-in-one Radeon driver and utility package up to version 7.12, making this the final official Catalyst release for 2007.


20th Sep 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA has released version 100.14.19 of it display driver for Linux (x86 and x64) and Solaris (x86 and x64 too).


19th Sep 2007 @ 10:10:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA have released a ForceWare 163.69 display driver, WHQL-certified for Windows Vista. It makes us lament that there never was a 69.69 driver release, but we digress.


11th Sep 2007 @ 10:10:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA have made available 163.67 in beta form, improving compatibility and perf for Crysis and BioShock in the main.


2nd Mar 2007 @ 13:01:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA dropped us a line to say that they'd be releasing a new Vista driver in the next few days that adds SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 hardware, including 7950 GX2. The driver also supposedly offers OpenGL performance improvements, improved 8-series SLI performance at high resolutions, and a myriad…


14th Feb 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Mark  
Yesterday NVIDIA released an updated set of ForceWare drivers for Geforce 8800 users who jumped on the Vista bandwagon. The drivers primarily add support for the 8800 GTS 320MB, but also feature a few game and control panel fixes, among other things.


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