Shopping for a new AGP graphics card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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NVIDIA has a new product for the AGP
market called the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GS AGP.

  It
has the same specs as the PCI Express version:

Source: NVIDIA

Quad SLI, the easy way

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 17, 2006 - 06:39 PM |
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MVKTECH looks at the nVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 1GB Quad SLI.  Take two slightly shrunk 7900's, mate the PCBs like conjoined twins, with only one having the PCI Express connector to the motherboard, and sit back and benchmark.

Source: MVKTECH.NET

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 3)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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In part three of the multi-GPU World TOur, Bjorn3D examines 6 motherboards, 3 based on Radeon chipsets and 3 on nForce. The three SLI systems are beginning to take shape.

Source: Bjorn3D

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 2)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2006 - 12:11 PM |
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bit-tech continues the Multi-GPU World Tour with the second installment.  Read on to find out what GPU's are chosen for the 3 systems.

Source: bit-tech

A PSU for your GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2006 - 01:36 PM |
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Overclock3D has a review of an item that may become very popular as graphics cards demand more power.  The FSP Booster X3 300W 12V PSU is a power supply, that fits in a 5.25" drive bay and delivers 25 amps of 12V power.  To use it, you plug a main power cord into a provided PCI slot cover, and then to the X3 internally, and plug the X3's PCI-E connectors into your SLI setup.

Source: Overclock3D

Havok Releases 4.0 and Expanded Suite of Tools

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 05:26 PM |
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Havok 4.0 enhances Havok's
industry-leading game-play physics and animation products
(Havok Physics™
and Havok Animation™).  It also introduces two new products - Havok
Behavior™ and Havok FX™ - to accelerate development of
sophisticated interactive character behaviors, and to deliver an unprecedented
level of physically-based 'special effects' phenomena.  The
combined 4.0 solution represents a

Source: Email

This memory goes to 5V+

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 03:55 PM |
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NGOHQ spotted a very interesting RAM module at Computex, from GEIL.  This soon to be released RAM has an independant power supply, right on the DIMM.  It looks to plug into a 3.5" drive power connector to do so, and they also claim you will be able to tweak the voltage on the fly, thanks to a switch on the DIMM.

Source: NGOHQ

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 01:52 PM |
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PenStar Systems is kicking off a HUGE review of multi GPU systems, that incorporates multiple hardware reivew sites, from Bit-Tech to Rage3D with stops inbetween.  Start with the introduction, and the mega-review will be continued every other day.

Time for PhsyX class

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 12:03 PM |
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After all that time in science class, your physics lessons are about to pay off ... sort of.  [H]ard|OCP examines the PPU offerings on the market, from Ageia, ATI and nVIDIA, and tries to explain the difference between the way they implement physics in gaming.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Visons of Radeons past

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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Join OCMODSHOP for a trip down memory lane, as they recall past ATI products that they used.  From the old days of the Rage cards, when 3DFX was king of the hill, to the 9800 series, take a look at how these cards have evolved.

Source: OCMODSHOP

How quickly the mighty have fallen

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 6, 2006 - 03:38 PM |
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The X1600 XT sat near the top of the video card pack fairly recently, and has fallen to the point where you can buy one for less than $200.  Drop by [H] for a look at how the new PowerColor Radeon X1600 XT BRAVO performs.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A physics scandle brewing?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 4, 2006 - 02:50 PM |
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An anonymous discussion has lead The Inquirer to report that ATI and nVIDIA's phsics engine, designed to run directly on thier cards is nowhere close to the technology Ageia uses in their dedicated PPU.  Mind you, we are still waiting for DX10, which may change that.

Source: The Inquirer

Transform your laptop into a PVR with Diamond

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 29, 2006 - 05:40 PM |
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The Diamond Multimedia PVR-660 USB TV Tuner lets you turn a laptop, or any other computer, into a PVR.  It also comes with extra cabling to make your life easier.  Drop by [H] for all the info.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

An evening with some high powered graphics systems

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 26, 2006 - 06:47 PM |
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Take an X1900 XT CrossFire Edition video card paired with an X1900 XTX on an ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe, attached to a Dell 3007 WFP 30' LCD.  Then take two retail BFGTech GeForce 7900 GTX OC video cards in SLI (and later, two GeForce 7950 GX2's in SLI) running on an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe, and test the 30" monitor with those. 
Once you are done, post an article describing your experiences on [H]ard|OCP, and let everyone who thought they had a fun weekend turn green with envy.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Physics 101 at The Tech Report

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 23, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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With the arrival of Ageia's PPU at The Tech Report, they quickly loaded up Cell Factor and Ghost Recon Adavanced.  Not only do they talk about the experience, and show frame rate effects, they also have some very telling pictures, showing the extras you get from Ageia.

The X1800GTO2 sneaks onto the market

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 20, 2006 - 01:39 PM |
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NGOHQ has spotted Sapphire's X1800GTO2 on the market.  While they have yet to test it out, it is likely that at least some can be transformed into a X850XT PE with a BIOS tweak.

Source: NGOHQ

Beat the summer heat

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2006 - 07:20 PM |
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Save yourself the trauma of having to reduce the overclock on your video card because of the heat this summer.  Even try to increase it, by installing the Zalman VF900-Cu GPU heatpipe!  Drop by Adrian's Rojak Pot to see what a difference this cooler can make.

Source: Tech ARP

[H] finally got a BFG 7950GX2

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2006 - 01:27 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP's review incorporates a lot of comparative image quality highlights, contrasting the difference between the BFGTech 7950 GX2 against a pair of GeForce 7900 GT OCs in SLI mode as well as Radeon X1900 XTX in CrossFire.  Find out who can claim title to the best looking graphics.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

It's toxic and watercooled

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 12, 2006 - 06:17 PM |
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The cost is certainly affected, but does the built in watercooling on the Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX make it worth your money?  Drop by ExtremeTech to see if the overclocking potential makes it a contender against nVIDIA's newest.

Source: Extremetech

Best of the 7600's

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2006 - 02:31 PM |
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nVIDIA's new replacment for the sub-$200 6600 series is the 7600s, and The Tech Report grabbed 5 different cards to test out.  Everythinf from performance to warranty is reviewed, so give them a minute of your time.