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Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
Just about everyone can get some new drivers for their NVIDIA GPU today - just in time to load on your system for that pending holiday gift you are SURE you are getting.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Josh Walrath
AMD has now released the final Cat of the year. 7.12 is the number, and the amount of fixes are... minimal. Better DX10 performance in Company of Heroes on HD 38x0 cards, and improved Overdrive functionality with HD 2900 cards. On the Linux side there are quite a few more fixes. Support for RedFlag 6.0 and OpenSUSE 10.3, as well as a handful of major fixes under OpenGL.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 18, 2007 - 03:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
That would appear to be the case according to Charlie at The Inquirer. Many of his points are valid, but lines like "A two generation old ATI
X1300 low end card can drive two 30" monitors" are obtuse. Sure, they can do that with 2D and basic Vista screens but you won't be pushing dual 30" 2560x1600 displays with any gaming involved. Also, much of the debate is based on resolutions and it doesn't completely address the fact that even if resol
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2007 - 01:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
In somewhat surprising news, the gang at Shacknews has found that sales for Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 are substantially lower than we'd have predicted. Apparently Crysis has only sold 87,000 copies while UT3 sold only 34,000 units as of last month. Considering the huge success of UT2003 and the cult classic that was Far Cry, both of these sales results are very troublesome for a PC gaming industry that has seen the console creep up on it for years.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 12, 2007 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't think you have found out everything you can possibly know about the new 8800GTS, or want to see how different vendors handled this new card, check out the Tech Report's review of the EVGA 8800GTS. The SLI testing they did offers even more confusion into nVIDIA's naming scheme, as now we have a GTS model that can outperform GTX cards, and GT that can out perform the older GTS. Just try figuring out which card you need, can afford, and most of call ... can actually find for sale.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 11, 2007 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The already confusing suffixes on nVIDIA's video cards got even more confusing with the release of a GT that out performed the GTS model. Usually they run GT --> GTS -->GTX --> Ultra, but with the switch to G92 the GT outperformed the GTS, except when the extra memory of the GTS can be utilized. The new G92 8800GTS has trimmed the memory down from 640MBs to the more usual 512MBs as well as some other nice speed improvements that placed it in it's proper spot in [H]ard|OCP'
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 11, 2007 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (December 11, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the world's first overclocked graphics cards based on NVIDIA's highly anticipated GeForce 8800GTS 512 graphics processing unit (GPU) - the EN8800GTS TOP/HTDP/512M and the EN8800GTS/HTDP/512M. With overclocked stream processors, the EN8800GTS TOP gives users a 7% boost in performance, creating a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming and multimedia playback experience.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 6, 2007 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (December 6, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the world's first EN8800GT graphics card with 1GB of Qimonda memory: The EN8800GT/HTDP/1G. Rocking NVIDIA'S latest generation Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and an unparalleled amount of memory, this card is designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming and multimedia playback experience at ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 4, 2007 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all of the news surrounding AMD's release of ATI chip specifications, and the growth of open ATI drivers, you might think that nVIDIA cards are lagging behind. This is not the case, as you can read about on Phoronix as they look at the newest beta driver for Linux released by nVIDIA. Check out their results from XRender.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 30, 2007 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For the reasons laid out in the beginning of the AnandTech article, the idea of a silently cooled 8800GT seems preposterous, die shrink or not. The mind pictures a one slot card with a 3 slot passive cooler and heatpipes that extend beyond your case. As it turns out, this card really isn't that large, and while the temperatures do go well over 100C, the card exhibited no errors after a Crysis torture test.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 29, 2007 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 8800GTS, the 512MB G92 version appeared on TweakTown's doorstep, begging to be tested. This is the second revision of the 8800GTS, released after the 8800GT that destroyed the first GTS revision in performance and especially on price. Unfortunately you shouldn't expect this new revision to work in SLI with your original series GTS.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 26, 2007 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX's 8800GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition sports a rather lengthy name, and some rather impressive performance. In the testing Bjorn3D put the card through, it destroyed the GTX and used less power and produced less heat while it was doing it. The 8800GT in general, and this card in particular, really do offer great value for the money they cost.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 21, 2007 - 03:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has some info that makes AMD's HD3870 (and 3850) even more attractive, it overclocks well. The bad news is that it requires a BIOS flash to unlock, so this is a little more risky than just tweaking frequencies. It isn't as scary as it sounds, you will need to get used to flashing cards and motherboards if you want to get the most out of your system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone had a chance to look at the PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 Xtreme 512MB with clock speeds pushed up to 720MHz and 1800MHz DDR from 670 and 1660, as well as having double the GRAM. You can see how well this does at pushing the performance beyond the 8800GTS and giving the 8800GT a run for it's money. Nice to see AMD back in the running again.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL - (November 16, 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 OC2 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $319 USD.
"Just in time for the launch of the hottest game of the season, the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC2 512MB offers mind-blowing performance at an insane price" said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of marketing at BFG Technologies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2007 - 12:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Things are finally heating up in the graphics world at the mid range level, with the introduction of the HD3870 and HD3850. Not only do these cards signify a complete change in the way ATI/AMD names their cards, but they are also a huge change from the release of the HD2900 series. These 2 cards deliver some serious performance for their price range, with the 3850 capable of out performing the 8800GT in some tests. Check out the action at [H]ard|OCP, who test both of these ca
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2007 - 01:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DriverHeaven has posted a review of the easiest way to get CrossFire up and running, the Visiontek 2600XT Quad. This card is actually two 2600XTs joined at the hip, with the ability to disable the second card if you feel the need. While even a pair of 2600XTs has difficulty keeping up with less expensive nVIDIA cards in gaming, ATI really gets to show off it's superior HD Decoding.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2007 - 12:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2007 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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