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Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There may be a way to push your older style GTS or GTX beyond the performance we have seen with the new 8800GT. Techgage has tested two 3rd party coolers that might give you enough cooling to push the clock and memory speeds beyond that of the 8800GT. Read on to see how successful these coolers are.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 09:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
The guys at Fudzilla are showing off some CrossFire X details today including driver availability in early March and they have an brief interview with AMD's Godfrey Cheng, AMD CrossFireX manager, that talks about DX9 and DX10 scaling ability.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2008 - 04:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, when AGEIA was first seen on the um, scene, NVIDIA countered their claims of physics acceleration with their own partnership with Havok. Then, Intel bought Havok. Well, then, what's a graphics giant to do? If you're AMD apparently the answer is "pass" but if you're NVIDIA the answer is "buy the remaining physics software company".
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 31, 2008 - 07:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
Now, we're not going to try to make an article out of a mound, or something like that, but these screen shots are pretty impressive. I've included one below but you should check out the teaser page for the upcoming 3DMark Vantage for a couple more.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 10:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's response to the enthusiast has arrived with the 3870 X2, a pair of GPUs on a single card running at 825 MHz at the core and RAM doing 1.8 GHz. The card uses Crossfire invisibly, there is no set up to do, in fact you can't even see Crossfire as an option with one of these cards, so the set up is a breeze. It performs on par or better than nVIDIA's offerings, and you can expect to pay ~$500 when it becomes available. [H]ard|OCP even managed a fair overclock of 878Mhz a
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 08:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Calgary, Alberta - January 28th, 2008 - Right on the heals of AMD announcing the availability of the ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 earlier this month, CoolIT Systems debuts the third installment in the Reference Series line of liquid cooling systems designed to quietly and effectively cool Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s highly anticipated performance graphics cards, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2. In recent testing, the liquid cooled cards were stably clocked up to
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 08:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
Sure today might be all about AMD's new Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card, but NVIDIA's upcoming 9800 GX2 just feels left out. And what do self-conscious graphics cards do to get attention? Take off their clothes.
NVIDIA's design uses two separate PCBs instead of one like AMD's new card does, but the effect is generally the same.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hopefully this will soon disappear, but every launch AMD has recently tried doesn't seem to have gone as planned. This time around, North American reviewers were instructed not to reveal the new graphics cards performance, but across the pond that message never got across. So we have been seeing the performance of at least one of the cards for about 24 hours now. The rest of the new family has now been revealed, there are many reviews out there, but s
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 08:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
RUMOUR HAS IT that the launch of Nvidia's 9600 GT has been
pushed back a few days due to a problem in manufacturing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2008 - 09:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to some NDA-breaking benchmarks on a site in China; PCOnline.com.cn, the new AMD 3870X2 pulls ahead of an 8800Ultra in 3DMark06 scoring 14573 to 10676 with 4xAA and 16AF @ 1280x1024. The Crysis scores are rather impressive too, although nVIDIA's card manages to keep top spot.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2008 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSIs' NX8800GT-T2D256E-OC goes the opposite way of the Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB, by halving the normal amount of memory on the 8800GT, as opposed to doubling it. The Hardware Zone tested it, and found it lacking in certain areas. If you never plan on showing HD content, or you have a sub 22" monitor that can't go beyond 1680x1050, then you won't be too disappointed with this cards lack of memory. Unfortunately, the MSRP that Hardware Zone was given is awfully close to the pric
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2008 - 03:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 16, 2008 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the quickest ways to spend a good chunk of money every paycheque is to upgrade your video card every time the factory overclocked version gets a bump of a few MHz. It doesn't have to be that way, it isn't that difficult or expensive to do it yourself. Of course any time you overclock you run into the possibility of killing the part you are pushing beyond spec. If that risk doesn't deter you, CPU3D has just released a new graphics overclocking guide. Start your first overclocking project, or
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2008 - 10:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB looks good to begin with, for only $20 you get double the memory of a regular 8800GT. Unfortunately we have been disappointed in the past with cards sporting 1 GB of memory, and [H]ard|OCP discovered that this card is no different, 1 GB of RAM on a card of this speed doesn't do anything.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 8, 2008 - 10:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On paper the new Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Atomic sports the same features as the RV600, apart from the die shrink. What is new(ish) is the Vapour Chamber Technology, which is claimed as a break through new cooling for graphics cards. It sounds really neat until you see the graphic in the Elite Bastards review, where you realize that this breakthrough is pretty much a heatpipe flattened into a plate. The new architecture does reveal some improvement
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2008 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although Ryan is sharing pics of the new graphics card that we will be seeing from AMD, he is keeping the game play to himself. If we don't see any more updates from CES today, it's probably fair to assume that Ryan got 'stuck' at that table.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2008 - 08:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAS VEGAS (2008 International CES) - Jan. 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of discrete graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs. The initial offerings consist of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series allows notebook users to experience the full power of HD through graphics processing designed to satisfy the most demanding mobile users at work and play.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 3, 2008 - 03:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
It would seem our buddies at HardOCP have the scoop on some upcoming NVIDIA hardware: the 9800 GX2 card. According to Kyle's information, the card sports a pair of G92-based GPUs with 128 SPs each on two separate PCBs. It also appears to have a total of 1GB of memory on-board and will be the new "flagship" card from NVIDIA taking the highest priced spot from the 8800 Ultra card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 3, 2008 - 09:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 TurboX runs at almost the exact same clock speeds as the more expensive 3870, and offers a few benefits as well. It is designed to draw less power, especially when it takes advantage of the several PowerPlay states that the Guru of 3D discovered, and thanks to the inclusion of some powerful 3rd party cooling, it runs cooler as well. The price is very much in line with the 3870, and the factory overclock is not the limit to
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