Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 9, Conclusion)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2006 - 04:26 PM |
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So we tally up the results from them we see NVIDIA obviously dominate everything, even in certain games if ATI is winning NVIDIA remains really close. Especially in low and mid-range performance systems ATI is under attack. But very interesting to see is are the high-end products from ATI perform with that new Cat 6.7 driver. Be sure to check that out. In short: the overall view thus generic performance among the majority of games without a doubt is looking fantastic for NVIDIA SLI. Nobody will deny that even for a second. But do remember what I already stated in the introduction.

Source: Guru of 3D

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 7)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 01:24 PM |
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Legit Reviews carries on benchmarking the systems, testing a bundle of new games with various settings.  Drop by to get a feel for the best SLI and CrossFire can offer.

R580 Redux

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 11:04 AM |
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While the Radeon x1900GT is based on the R580 GPU, it's clock speed has been reduced as well as the number of shaders and pipelines.  HotHardware tests this ATI mid-range card against nVidia's to see who offers the best value.

Source: HotHardware

One core or two core, the GPU is in question

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 10:02 AM |
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TechPowerUp! pits the GeForce 7900GTX against the 7950GX2. While this might seem unfair at first, it lets them show what difference a second core makes, even if that second core is running slightly slower than it's single core competitor.

Source: techPowerUp!

Too hot to handle?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 24, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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HotHardware has had some problems with factory overclocked GeForce cards, and they aren't the only ones.  Today they look at the XFX GeForce 7900GT 550M Xtreme VIVO, with a close eye on the temps, and any possible video anomolies.

If you are looking at picking up a PPU, don't do it before you've read Ryan's full review of Asus PhysX P1 Physics Accelerator PCI Card.

Source: HotHardware

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 5)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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Neoseeker continues the benchmarking and performance analysis of the 6 multi-GPU systems by trying out some of the most popular multiplayer games going right now.

Source: Neoseeker

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 4)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 09:58 AM |
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The benchmarks are here!  You've seen the construction of these 6 PC's, and now HARDiNFO starts with the benchmarking ... 12 full pages worth.

Source: HARDiNFO

Shopping for a new AGP graphics card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 08:42 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 - 03:39 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 - 12:54 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 - 09:11 AM |
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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 - 10:36 AM |
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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 - 02:26 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 - 12:55 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 - 10:52 AM |
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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 - 09:03 AM |
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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 - 02:57 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 - 12:38 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 - 11:50 AM |
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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 - 02:40 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