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History of the GPU, Part 3: The Nvidia vs. ATI era begins

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*The History of the Modern Graphics Processor, Part 3: The Nvidia vs. ATI

era begins*

 

http://www.techspot.com/article/657-history-of-the-gpu-part-3/

 

With the turn of the century the graphics industry bore witness to further

consolidation. Where 3dfx was once a byword for raw performance, its

strengths before its dismissal laid in its full screen antialiasing image

quality. By the time 2001 dawned, the PC graphics market consisted of a

discrete card duopoly (Nvidia and ATI), with both of them in addition to

Intel supplying the vast majority of integrated graphics chipsets.

 

Prior to the Voodoo 5’s arrival, ATI had announced the Radeon DDR as “the

most powerful graphics processor ever designed for desktop PCs.” Previews

of the card had already gone public on April 25, and only twenty-four hours

later Nvidia countered with the announcement of the GeForce 2 GTS

(GigaTexel Shader).

 

Thank you.

 

Julio Franco

Executive Editor | TECHSPOT

( -at -) juliofranco

 

 

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