ATI Radeon X1900GT, Rev 1 versus Rev 2

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 9, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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ATI released a new revision of the X1900GT, something they have done for a lot of past cards as well.  In this particular case, they lowered the core speed, while raising the memory's.  Legion Hardware puts the 2 cards head to head, and shows what you can expect to see because of this change.

G80 - The 8800's are everywhere

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 01:24 PM |
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The amount of changes and improvements in this card can't really be described quickly, there are so many.  The bottom line is simply this ... the only thing that can touch the 8800 is a pair of X1950XTX's in Crossfire, nothing else can come close to this cards overall performance.  The Tech Zone is more than willing to tell you how nVIDIA accomplished this feat.

You should also read Ryan's review at the top of the page.

NEW NVIDIA PRODUCTS TRANSFORM THE PC INTO THE DEFINITIVE GAMING PLATFORM

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 01:04 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA-NOVEMBER 8, 2006-PC enthusiasts around the world have a lot
to be excited about today as NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the
worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, introduced
two new product families that transform the PC into the premier gaming
platform: the GeForceR 8800 graphics processing unit (GPU), and the NVIDIA
nForceR 680i SLI media and communications processor (MCP) designed
specifically for IntelR CoreT 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors.

Source: NVIDIA

BFG TECH ANNOUNCES SINGLE SLOT BFG NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTX WATER COOLED EDITION GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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'PC Enthusiasts and gamers looking for a single slot, SLI ready solution on the latest hardware can order a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX water cooled card and get the best water cooling in the business from BFG and Danger Den' said Scott Herkelman, EVP of marketing at BFG Technologies.

ATI X1950 Issue: CrossFire and Standard Card Render Differently?

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 04:00 PM |
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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

Decent performance at a decent price

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 11:49 AM |
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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.

Source: t-break

AMD BRINGS NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHICS TO THE APPLET POWER MAC G5R QUAD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 10:48 AM |
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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
.

Source: AMD

More on the GeForce 8800

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 1, 2006 - 12:15 PM |
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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.

Source: Digitimes

Double wide video card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2006 - 09:01 AM |
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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.

Source: PCStats

X1650 Pro, a 7600 GT Killer?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 09:24 AM |
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[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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Delivers Great Gaming at a Knockout Value with the ATI Radeon X1650 XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 08:26 AM |
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SUNNYVALE,
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative
graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI
Radeon® 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.

Source: AMD

NVIDIA G80 Information Hitting the Web

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2006 - 10:52 AM |
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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

Source: The Inquirer

and that's what G80's are made of

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2006 - 03:33 PM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

RivaTuner 2.0 RC 16.1

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2006 - 09:28 AM |
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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.

Source: Guru of 3D

Transparency anti-aliasing, now available on GeForce6's

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 19, 2006 - 12:44 PM |
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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.

The X1950 Pro, a more mature Crossfire

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2006 - 11:29 AM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

There goes the main reason to buy Windows Vista

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2006 - 09:43 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Mobile Graphics Power

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2006 - 11:25 AM |
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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. 

Source: HotHardware

Sapphire Announces new Water Cooled X1950 Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2006 - 11:03 AM |
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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.

Source: Daily Tech

AGEIA PhysX at Digital Life in New York

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2006 - 10:38 AM |
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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.