RivaTuner 2.0 RC16 has arrived

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 22, 2006 - 04:25 PM |
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The Guru of 3D have updated their most popular tool, RivaTuner.  Read more about this updated tool that allows low level overclocking of almost every video card available.  If you already know and love it, the download location is here.

Source: Guru of 3D

Buy your graphics card a present

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2006 - 06:14 PM |
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Zalman provides the perfect summer outfit for your graphics cards.  Check out the review at Tweaknews, and see what all the hot VGAs are wearing.

Source: Tweaknews

Mayhem in the mainstream

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 17, 2006 - 12:05 PM |
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This is no battle of the titans, but the 2 mainstream cards that [H]ard|OCP pits against each other are more commonly bought than the ultra high end models.  BFGTech's GeForce 7600 GT OC versus an ATI Radeon X1800 GTO, see who can claim victory.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Announcing the Perfect Partnership: XFX and Fatal1ty

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2006 - 05:56 PM |
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Ontario, Calif., May 3, 2006—XFX, a worldwide presence in the manufacture of nVIDIA®-based graphics cards, today announced a partnership with Auravision, Inc., the master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products. Under the agreement, Fatal1ty will collaborate with XFX on the design and technical specifications of a series of graphics cards with a special focus on the needs of competitive PC video gamers. Future products will be designed for maximum performance and stability.

Source: Email

Corsair teached their Nautilus new tricks

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 15, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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Think Computers has posted a dual review, both reivewing the new GPU/VGA waterblock from Corsair, and examining the effect of adding more components to an existing watercooling loop. 

PC Perspective's PhysX Video Downloads Exceed 3.3 TB!

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2006 - 04:52 PM |
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Since posting videos of the PhysX PPU in action on FileShack, downloads for three of the four movies have exceeded 3.3 Tera Bytes. That's over 3.5 million MB of data transferred over 10 days. I'm not sure about you, but that's a lot of data!!


Check out the screen grabs below.

Sapphire and Connect3D X1900XT Tango

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2006 - 08:00 AM |
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Bit-tech has a dual review today of the Sapphire and Connnect 3D Radeon X1900XT video cards. They're affordable, but comes with a mixed bag of good and bad performance when compared to X1800, 7800GT and 7900GT cards.

"It is designed to compete head-to-head with NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT and is expected to fit into the very attractive sub-£250 market.

Source: bit-tech

AGEIA Press Releases

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 10, 2006 - AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Source: AGEIA

MSI GeForce 7600GS Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2006 - 06:35 PM |
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Legion Hardware takes a look at the MSI GeForce 7600GS. With its $115 price tag, it looks to be a great value oriented card. Though it is a fair bit slower than the 7600GT, the $65 price difference is nothing to sneeze at. Is the card worth it? How much slower is it compared to the 7600GT?

A cheap upgrade, or just wasted cash?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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The AGP X1600Pro is a very inexpensive card, but is it one you should run out and purchase if you are running a card just reaching middle age?  Legion Hardware compares it to an X700 Pro, to find out if it is a worthy upgrade.

TV's are trying to outpace PC's for obsolecence

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 03:28 PM |
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Plasma is on it's way out and SEC is on it's way in, according to Auphan Online.  The technology in a Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display is like a CRT, but instead of an electron gun it uses surface conduction electron emitters to make the phosphur glow, allowing it to remain as thin as an LCD.

"First there was rear projection LCD, then DLP, then came Plasma. What's the next big TV technology just on the horizon?

Your 1900XT is already obsolete

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 25, 2006 - 02:19 PM |
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Make way for the X1900XTX 512MB, as reviewed at Overclockers Online.  You will be paying over $600 for the video card, but bragging rights are included.

Video cards are to be seen, not heard

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 05:32 PM |
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If you are trying to silence a PC, there is little point in buying 120mm case fans and a silent CPU heatsink, if you don't silence the video card as well.  Drop by SPCR for a look at fanless video cards from ASUS and AOpen.

As a bonus, PCPer interviews Regeneration, the creator of the ULI SLI patch.

Quick Interview with Regeneration

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 10:10 AM |
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Over the past few days I conducted an email interview with Regeneration. He's the man responsible for modifying the ULI "SLI Driver" (properly known as the PowerExpress utility) to run on chipsets not SLI-certified like VIA K8T890 and Intel 975X.

Purchase an XFX GeForce(TM) 7600 GT & get Ghost Recon Advanced free

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2006 - 11:33 AM |
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Ready for some serious action? Buy a GeForce™ 7600 GT graphic card between April 17, 2006 and May 7, 2006 and you'll qualify to get Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ absolutely FREE*! XFX's blistering fast GeForce™ 7600 GT card helps bring the best of the best to vibrant life, making the most of the amazing textures, lighting and particle effects and state-of-the-art-physics that are embedded in this latest of the Ghost Recon series.

Source: Email

Give that video card a workout

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2006 - 05:17 PM |
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While Matrox's Parhelia never really caught on, it looks like the TripleHead2Go just might.  With one innocuous little box, any video card can be coaxed to display over 3 monitors.  Neoseeker takes Half Life 2 & Oblivion for a spin at 3840*1024.

If the reviews are a little ATI heavy for you, Ryan just published a review of the BFG 7900 GTX OC.

Source: Neoseeker

NVIDIA Legalgrams Makers and Host of SLI Patch

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2006 - 09:41 PM |
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NVIDIA has sent NGOHQ.com, the makers and host of the "SLI Patch", a Cease and Desist letter requesting (demanding) NGOHQ stop distributing the software that NVIDIA alleges circumvents their copyrights afforded to them under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). The "patch" in question is software derived from the PowerExpress utility created by ULi that allowed "SLI" operation on ULi M1697 chipsets.

The new trend in videocard pricing

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 12, 2006 - 06:25 PM |
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The Tech Zone is not impressed with the current state of videocard sales.  Maybe I'm just suspicious, but it sounds like they bought a very expensive, top of the line video card just before Christmas.

What R600s are made of

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 11, 2006 - 06:22 PM |
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CoolTechZone takes a sneak peek at Radeon's upcoming R600, the successor to the current R580.  Much of the technology has simply increased in number or speed, though it is reassuring to hear it is expected to be fully compliant with Vista and DirectX 10.

Source: CoolTechZone

Help for freezing manufacturer OC'd 7900GTXs

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2006 - 02:48 PM |
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Ryan has managed to get nVIDIA to work on a fix for the freeze issue with the first run of factory overclocked 7900GTXs.  If you bought one, and don't seem to get what you paid for, read this article, and read it now.