Geeks3D – 2009 Retrospective

Geeks3D - 2009 Retrospective



During 2009, 485 posts have been published on Geeks3D (and more than 600 posts in the news forum). Here are the important facts covered in 2009:

  • GeForce GTX 295 released (January 2009)
  • GeForce GTX 285 released (January 2009)
  • GeForce GTS 250 released (9800GTX rebranded – March 2009)
  • Radeon X1900 and all DX9 GPU no longer supported from Catalyst 9.4 (March 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 released (April 2009)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 released (April 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4770 released (April 2009)
  • FurMark 1.7.0 and FluidMark 1.1.x (July 2009)
  • OpenGL 3: specifications released (August 2009)
  • NVIDIA adds OpenGL 3.2 support in Forceware 190.xx (August 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 released (September 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5000 series have hardware protection against power virus like FurMark (September 2009)
  • Hardware PhysX Acceleration is Disabled (GeForce or Ageia) when ATI GPU is Present (September 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5850 released (October 2009)
  • NVIDIA Fermi first details (October 2009)
  • GeeXLab first public release (October 2009)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5970: release and overclocking problems with FurMark (November 2009)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310 (GeForce 210 rebranded – November 2009)
  • GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.x with OpenCL support (December 2009)
  • ATI Stream SDK v2.0 with OpenCL support (December 2009)
  • AMD adds OpenGL 3.2 support in Catalyst 9.12 (december 2009)



And this funny slogan found in a comment:


NVIDIA, the way it meant to be rebranded. ;)



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