AMD Delivers First Stream Processor with Double Precision Floating Point Technology

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2007 - 12:43 AM |
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This looks like it could be a coup for AMD's GPGPU area -- as NVIDIA has said their own double precision floating point hardware won't be around until mid-2008.

Visit http://www.amd.com/ for more info.

AMD Delivers First Stream Processor with Double Precision
Floating Point Technology

AMD FireStream 9170 and supporting Software Development
Kit unlock Stream-based Accelerated Computing

Can the special edition save the 8800GTS?

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2007 - 01:23 PM |
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We know the prices of the 8800GT and 8800GTS are rather far apart, but the performance is not.  nVIDIA has tried to remedy that by releasing a special edition GTS that has 112 shader processors, as opposed to the original 96, but still remains on t

The good and the bad, but neither are ugly

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 5, 2007 - 02:52 PM |
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Up for review on PC Apex are a pair of coolers from Zalman, the low profile CPU cooler, CNPS8000 CPU and the powerful VF900-Cu for your GPU.  The results come in how you might expect a company better known for taming the heat from graphics cards

Source: PCApex

Driver or the OS, which is to blame

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2007 - 02:31 PM |
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Support for ATI/AMD graphics cards on Linux has been improving in huge leaps and bounds, thanks to the community that has been working on it and AMD for releasing specs to the open source community.  Phoronix has published a review that may shatter some of your preconceptions about Linux, pitting Vista versus Fedora to see which can handle Quake Wars and Doom3 better.

Source: Phoronix

This means war

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 05:15 PM |
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PenStar Systems takes a more general look at the release of the 8800GT, not focusing on the card as much as discussing what G92 may mean to the graphics market.  AMD's response is the RV670, which offers DX10.1 compatibility and hopefully will give nVIDIA some stiff competition.  The flexibility of these chips may herald a change in the order in which graphics cards are released, for instance the release of the 8800GT, instead of a top of the line example of the next family from nVIDIA.

ASUS Unveils New Generation EN8800GT 512MB Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 02:00 PM |
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FREMONT, CA (October 29, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M graphics card for mainstream enthusiasts. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT graphics processing unit (GPU), the ASUS EN8800GT 512MB graphics card is designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming experience and the best multimedia playback while reducing energy consumption thanks to the new power-efficient 65nm processor.

Source: ASUS

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW 8800 SERIES GRAPHICS CARD WITH HEAVYWEIGHT PERFORMANCE AND LIGHTWEIGH

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 11:40 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (October 29, 2007) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $299 USD.

A bed of nails for your graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2007 - 02:32 PM |
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Zalman's ZM-RHS88 Heatsink bears more than a passing resemblance to an aluminium hedgehog, though the  VF1000 LED GPU
Cooler
has a more usual look to it. 

Source: BCCHardware

AMD's open source graphics continue to expand

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2007 - 05:10 PM |
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Following hot on the heels of the 7.10 driver that helped Windows users comes the 8.42 driver for Linux.  Phoronix gave it a try and are more than happy with the results.  Head over to check out just how much better you can expect to run things.  It looks like AMD is on the ball when it comes to drivers, if not so much on the hardware side.

Source: Phoronix

Cooler, quieter, faster

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2007 - 05:31 PM |
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Arctic Cooling has recently released the big brother to S2 the Accelero S1, and for $20-$30 you can set up either a perfectly quiet VGA cooling system, or strap up to 2 fans onto it to get some serious cooling.  Bjorn3D didn't try pushing the graphics card they had attached it to, as they were focusing strictly on the cooler, but when the temperatures are lowered, the clock speed gets a chance to go up.

Source: Bjorn3D

The Professional

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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The HD 2900 Pro was released to the world without any fanfare, almost as if AMD was embarrassed by it.  Nonetheless, Neoseeker noticed and grabbed one to benchmark.  On the face, the card seemed a fair match up to the 8800GTS 320MB version, but tempted by the similarity to the XT, Neoseeker tried overclocking it.  They were surprised to see it hit a core clock speed of 858 MHz and 1800MHz for the DDR memory, and suddenly it became a whole new card.

Source: Neoseeker

AMD Introduces New Tuner Products to Deliver Exceptional HDTV on PCs

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2007 - 11:55 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - October 15, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV on the PC. Available through VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America, ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express transform PCs into exceptional high definition digital video recorders. The TV Wonder family of products is AMD LIVE!

Source: AMD

Get it before it's gone

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2007 - 06:05 PM |
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nVIDIA has been hinting that the 320MB versions of their cards don't have much time left in the channel.  That doesn't mean that they, or their partners, are slacking off.  Case and point is the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Fatal1ty up for review at The Hardware Zone.  With a core clock set 150MHz above stock and the RAM a full 400MHz above stock there is some serious competition for the 8800 GTX 320MB version.

NVIDIA 8800 GTS 320MB End of Lifed

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:51 PM |
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According to the Inquirer NVIDIA might have knocked off the 320MB version of the 8800 GTS in preparation for the upcoming G92 release.

We knew that Nvidia was planning to kill the 8800GTS 320MB in order to make
room for the 65nm die-shrink that the world has come to know as G92.

Source: The Inquirer

GPU-Z Utility Released

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:49 PM |
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If you like the CPU-Z application for your overclocking or informational purposes, you'll probably find the new GPU-Z utility just as handy.

GPU-Z does not hide its similarity to CPU-Z when it comes to the user
interface, but the job at hand is absolutely massive. There are numerous
graphics chips on the market in most insane combinations, discrete or
integrated, and so on.

Source: The Inquirer

Dual GPU RV670 On the Rise?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:47 PM |
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A new rumor is circulating that a dual-GPU RV670 graphics card could be coming from AMD early next year. 

Source: General

It's Turbo time

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2007 - 02:37 PM |
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Push the button and it goes faster, or at least that is the theory behind MSI's NX8600GT Twin Turbo.  Hardware Zone reviews the card, at the normal speeds and with the Turbo button pushed.  There is definitely a difference in performance, mostly thanks to the overclocking of the stream processors, but it does leave me with a question.  Who is going to buy this card and not push the Turbo button?

High frequency 2600XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 1, 2007 - 02:40 PM |
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MSI's RX2600XT Diamond has overclocked the reference 2600XT to
850MHz and 2.3GHz, a gain of 50MHz and 100MHz respectively.  One of the benefits that [H]ard|OCP noticed is that the cooler from MSI is significantly better than the stock one supplied with other 2600XTs but the ATI Overdrive will still put a ceiling on the overclock.  Check out the fastest ou

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Three heads are better than one

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 27, 2007 - 01:29 PM |
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If the DualHead2Go Digital Edition just doesn't offer you enough screen real estate to satisfy there is still hope.  Check out the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition.  On one end of the connector is a VGA, DVI and USB, and on the other are 3 clearly labeled DVI connectors.  Plug everything in while the PC is turned off, boot up, install the Matrox software and prepare to be amazed by Bioshock in 3840*1024.  Check out [H]ard|OCP's gallery of screens from many games all at that sa

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Announces the ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 25, 2007 - 11:12 AM |
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AMD is excited to announce the newest member of its flagship ATI Radeon HD 2900 series, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO features the powerful next-generation unified shader architecture with 320 unified stream processors, comprehensive DirectX 10 support and built-in HDMI multimedia features for an immersive HD gaming experience.

The ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO is available today on a limited basis subject to supply constraints.

Below is more detail on the three board variants of the ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO:

Source: AMD