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Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 07:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
While doing some more game testing for an upcoming review, I came upon an issue that seemed quite confusing. While playing Prey, the new Doom 3 engine game from HumanHead Software and 3D Realms, I noticed that in at least one case, the X1950 XTX card I was using scored the same when set at 2xAA and at 4xAA. Looking back at my review of the X1950 XTX card, specifically the Prey gaming section, I did not test the non-AA or lower-AA setti
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a little bargain hunting, the 3 cards that t-break benchmarks are all within shouting distance of $200. None of them will be breaking records, but they are up to date, and all 3 sport Dual-DVI for larger LCD screens. You could also think about SLI/Crossfire.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-NOV. 6, 2006-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI
Radeon(r) X1900 G5 Mac(r) Edition, a next-generation graphics card that
combines workstation-class creative productivity and cutting-edge 3D
game performance. The ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition represents a
high-performance PCI Express graphics upgrade card for the Power Mac G5
Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 1, 2006 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A week before it's release, DigiTimes has posted the specs for the 2 flavours of 8800 that will be released on Nov. 8th. Read on for a good look at what these cards are made with.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats reviews MSI's NX7950GX2-T2D1GE, which is 2 single GPUs on full cards with one PCI-Express 16x connector. That means if you can get 2 of them, you can have a Quad-GPU setup. Follow the link to find out what one of these can do.
"The GeForce 7950GX2 is nVIDIA's flagship graphics card du jour, and the first true dual core, dual slot PCI Express videocard from the boys
in Santa Carla.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the brand new X1650 Pro, from ATI/AMD. It is supposed to be priced under $100, although the only models for sale seem to be higher than that. Read on to find out if it can compete with nVIDIA's budget GPU.
We also have a review at the top of the page, so you can see the tests Ryan put it through.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative
graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI
RadeonÂ® X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb
performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an
impressive price point.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2006 - 01:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
With the imminent arrival of NVIDIA's new G80 graphics cards, it is no secret that information has been leaking left and right about it. For the most part, I can't verify or deny anything that you read because of NDA's, but check back here about a weeks time to find all the official answers. I still can point to various rumors though! :)
This first story from the Inquirer seems to think that NVIDIA is going to modeling a Playboy Playmate model to show off their new hardware. Wou
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has pretty much summed up all we know about the new generation of nVIDIA cards. From what we don't know, like the number of pipelines, to what we do know, like the new SLI and the fact that reviews will be appearing quite soon, so check it out.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest release of RivaTuner should be able to cope with all the new video cards that have come out since the last releas. Also covered is nVIDIA drivers up to 95.97, ATI up to 6.10, and even experimental 32 bit Vista support. Get over to the Guru of 3D to restore your overclock.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 19, 2006 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new set of nVIDIA dirvers (91.47) allow Transparency AA on GeForce6's, which was exculsive to the GeForce7's previously. Elite Bastards explains what exactly this type of AA does, and it's effects on gaming.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2006 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ATIs newest card sits at a very nice price point, and is incredibly easy to set up in Crossfire. [H]ard|OCP ran some benchmarks against nVIDIA's 7900 GS OC, which gives about the same frame rate, but they discovered some visual advantages the ATI card has over the competition.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the main reasons many gamers planned to go with Windows Vista when it was released is DirectX 10. According to this story on The Inquirer, the soon to be released DX 9.0 L will be DX10 for Windows XP, and will allow you to play DX 10 games. Since DX9.0L has not been released yet, nor are any DX10 graphics cards or games available, we don't know how well it will work, or what differences between the two might exist.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2006 - 02:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware gives you a sneak peek at the GeForce GO 7950 GTX. Although still a single core graphics card (like the 7950 GT), you do get a 75MHz increase in core frequency and 100MHz in memory compared to the previous GeForce Go 7900 GTX.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2006 - 02:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Dailytech has the announcement and some images of the new Sapphire liquid cooled X1950 XTX and CrossFire cards. Bother use the same design that keeps the water cooling components inside the case.
Sapphire has announced the release of its new TOXIC X1950XTX and TOXIC X1950 CrossFire Edition graphics cards catered towards enthusiasts and silent PC aficionados.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2006 - 01:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
Digital Life, one of the smaller shows for the tech community, opened today in New York City. I just got an email that AGEIA is on-site there with some new annoucements and showing off some new technology. They have some software on display, as well as the first public showing of the PCI Express version of the PhysX card.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — October 12, 2006 — AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2006 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Set to become the 3dMark equivalent for Physics Processing Units, AGEIA has posted their RealityMark benchmarking tool for download.
Here's the system requirements
- AGEIA PhysX Accelerator with latest drivers (2.5.1 or later required)
- Microsoft WindowsÂ® XP 32-bit or 64-bit
- 1GB System RAM or higher
- At least 1 GB free hard disk space
- IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4 or Celeron Processor, 1.5GHz or higher OR AMD Athon XP™ 2400+ or higher
- DirectX 9.0 graphics adapter with 128MB RAM or higher
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the ASUS EAX1600 XT Silent, a totally passively cooled graphics card, that costs just under $150. The problem is that it's direct competitor is the GeForce 7600 GT, which costs even less and has more impressive stats on paper. Read the review to find out if it can compete.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2006 - 05:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After a false start with faulty capacitors, the relaunched ATI TV Wonder 650 is back on the shelves. Motherboards.org does a full review of this truly multifunctional card, at home in just about any HTPC application.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 2, 2006 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Take two of the fastest cards available, the nVIDIA 7950 GX2 and the ATI X1959XTX, and the speed difference at default levels really isn't that huge in most games. That isn't what X-bit Labs wants to find out though. They are far more interested in maxing out AA, FSAA, Anistropic filtering and various other newer graphical improvements, first to look at the effect on FPS, and secondly to determine if it actually improves the look of the game.
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