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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

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

http://www.techspot....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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