30% overclock beats a 30% discount any day!

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 03:21 PM |
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The EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GS 384 MB offers a nice challenge to the HD3850, and even the 3870 in some cases.  With a 550MHz GPU and 800MHz RAM, it can keep up with most of it's competitors, the cutbacks happened in the bus width which has been throttled back to 192 bit.  With a bit of work, TechPowerUp!

Source: techPowerUp!

Has the GeForce 9600 GT been delayed?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 02:48 PM |
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It would appear that its possible the 9600 GT is seeing FURTHER delays and a possible recall, at least according to this story at The Inquirer.  There is no reason given for the delay.

Source: The Inquirer

9800 GX2 clocks revealed?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 12:20 PM |
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It looks like the debate on what the final clock speeds of the NVIDIA 9800 GX2 might be settled; and we posed this question just yesterday in our latest podcast episode

Here's the rumored data:


Good news everyone!

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 14, 2008 - 02:31 PM |
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The Tech Report was paying close attention during nVIDIA's 4th quarter conference call, and caught mention of physics processing coming to certain nVIDIA cards.  After further discussions, it turns out that any card with CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) will be able to start doing physics processing with a tweak to the software, no hardware changes necessary.  The good news is that all 8800 series cards use CUDA, meaning that any and all of those cards are capable of physics processing using their GPUs.

ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver for Windows Vista (64 bit)

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2008 - 03:02 PM |
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Get your brand new 64-bit drivers for Radeons, with the new Catalyst 8.2 drivers.  Not all the kinks have been totally worked out, but you can see the list of fixes in the release notes.

Source: AMD

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Specs

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2008 - 01:11 PM |
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In what might be the last article from Charlie at the Inquirer, he details information on the upcoming 9600 GT from NVIDIA.

Source: The Inquirer

The talented new Crossfire

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2008 - 01:32 PM |
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A little experiment over at CPU3D has turned up some very interesting information, you can link an HD3870 and an HD3850 together in Crossfire, with no extra work!  They could only test the single core version of the HD3870, so it

Source: CPU3D

NVIDIA 9600 GT to be offered with 1GB of memory

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 11, 2008 - 11:00 AM |
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If this news from Fudzilla is true, then some partners of NVIDIA are going to offer 1GB versions of the 9600 GT.  Let me say that again - 1GB of frame buffer on a card with mid-range performance.  If this is true, and performance differences between the 512MB and 1GB versions are what I am guessing they will be (~0-1%), this could be the worst idea I've heard in a long time.

Source: fastlanehw

The liquid makes it go faster

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2008 - 03:27 PM |
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The WC in BFGTech's 8800 GTS 512MB OC2 WC Edition stands for water cooling.  This card isn't one of those self contained coolers either, this is built to be added into an existing water cooling loop, so those with powerful custom built cooling systems might see better performance than the 700 MHz GPU, 1.94 GHz RAM and 1728 MHz stream processors.  [H]ard|OCP managed to push it to 800 MHz for the GPU and the RAM to 2.22 GHz, and kept it BELOW 50C!  See what gains they got fro

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD CrossFire X to allow you to pair 3850s and 3870s

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2008 - 10:29 AM |
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According to Fudzilla CrossFire X will be allow users to combine Radeon HD 3850s, 3870s and even 3870 X2s for up to four GPUs in a single system.  That means that you can pair your shiny new 3870 X2 with your previous HD 3850 and get SOME KIND of benefit out of it.  How much is still unknown, but we'll be testing it soon enough.

Source: fastlanehw

GeForce 9800 GX2 might get 2GB of memory

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 6, 2008 - 02:53 PM |
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Its possible that not only with the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 will NVIDIA completely retake the performance crown, but these cards could also come out with 2GB of frame buffer!

Source: fastlanehw

Revive your original 8800GTS/GTX

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 01:45 PM |
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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.

Source: TECHGAGE

The Fud shows us some CrossFire X details

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 12:31 PM |
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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.

Source: fastlanehw

NVIDIA and AGEIA: together for the first time

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2008 - 07:03 PM |
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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".

Peddie Research details GPU market increases

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2008 - 09:57 AM |
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Peddie Research seems to have evidence that the world of the GPU grew rather strongly in 2007, despite early months of lagging. 

Desktop AIB Market Value

3DMark Vantage screenshots are impressive

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 31, 2008 - 10:14 AM |
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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.


AMD comes through for the gamer

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 01:08 PM |
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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

Source: [H]ard|OCP

CoolIT Systems Announces Liquid Cooling for AMD's New Dual GPU Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 11:46 AM |
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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

GeForce 9800 GX2 feels left out, takes off clothes

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 11:30 AM |
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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.

Source: VR-Zone

AMD's new tradition

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 04:55 PM |
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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