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.

NVIDIA PureVideo HD For HD-DVD and BluRay

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2006 - 01:59 AM |
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NVIDIA officially unvieled their new PureVideo HD technology at Computex this week that enables the viewing of HD-DVD and BluRay content (and other HD content) seamlessly on your PC. 



PureVideo HD allows the user to fully utilize the high resolution content of HD-DVD and BluRay.  By integrating HDCP support into the G71 GPU and adding CrytpROM and HDCP support to the physcial graphics card, NVIDIA is preparing users for the next-generation optical discs.&n

NVIDIA TO SHOWCASE NEXT-GENERATION NVIDIA NFORCER PROFESSIONAL 3000-SERIES CORE-LOGIC SOLUTIONS

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2006 - 07:36 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 7, 2006—NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics
processor technologies, today announced that the Company will be conducting
technology demonstrations this week of its new NVIDIA nForce Professional
3000-series media and communications processor (MCP) at this year's
Computex tradeshow, being held in Taipei, Taiwan.

Get 'em while they're fresh

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 06:05 PM |
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We've got you ticket to dual GPU heaven right here!   Just look below and follow the links to PriceGrabber and buy the most powerflu VGA card currently on the planet.  All you have to decide is which flavour to get.

What you will need for Episode 1

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 04:21 PM |
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Elite Bastards solves the riddle of hardware requirements for Half Life 2 - Episode 1.  If you didn;t have to upgrade to play the main game, but did need it to use the newer features in Lost Coast, then you will probably want an upgrade.

Quad SLI isn't that hard to do

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 01:33 PM |
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The Hardware Zone did it.  By reverting to an older driver, they managed to get 2 7950GXs running in SLI.  Sure it might be a little bit of overkill, but if you can afford a 30" display, and have one of the current speediest CPUs, why let all that bandwidth go to waste, and get yourself a video system with 2 Gigs of VRAM.

Quad Core Madness

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 5, 2006 - 12:55 PM |
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nVIDIA's 7950 quad core setup has arrived, and everyones got one (except [H]).  Start off with the experts at The Tech Report, as they show you the good and bad about this new release.  It is a powerful card, but it seems nVIDIA doesn't want to sell it directly to home builders?

Don't forget our own review done by Ryan.

Is 1900 bigger than 7900?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 31, 2006 - 06:04 PM |
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Hardware Zone pits nVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT against ATI's X1900 GT.  Find out if it is capable of winning, or have they crippled the 7900 XT it is based on by too much for it to show up nVIDIA.

In a different test, Ryan puts the BFG 7900 GT OC against just about every new graphics on the planet.

Good graphics for under $100

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 29, 2006 - 06:31 PM |
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ATI's X1600 Pro is available for under $100.  It probably will not impress the hard core gamer with it's results, especially if you are used to anti-aliasing, but a casual gamer may well love it.  It is a VIVO card that lets you output to TV's, so drop by [H]ard|OCP to see what else it can do.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Overclocked right out of the box, with a warranty to boot!

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2006 - 06:16 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP likes the idea of the idea of buying GeForce 7900's that come overclocked from the manufacturer.  Of course, as many have discovered, this means there is an abnormal amount of casualties, as some manufacturers may have pushed the cards too far.  Join them as they examine how the various companies have dealt with the issues that arise from the 7900 series.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Everything you wanted to know about the 7900 series

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2006 - 12:58 PM |
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The Tech Report will fill you in on nVIDIA's 7900 series, from GT to GTX, and from 4 manufacturers, BFG, XFX, ASUS and BioStar.  Check out the comparitive benchmarks, and other qualities like availability and price.

Fatal1ty Partners with XFX

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Calabasas, Calif., May 24, 2006 - Auravision, Inc., master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products, today announced a partnership with XFX (XFX), a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of NVIDIA based graphic cards.  Under the agreement, Fatal1ty and XFX will collaborate on the design and technical specifications for a variety of graphics cards with a focus on the video gaming community.


"A graphics card is one of the most critical pieces of hardware that makes up a competitive gaming PC", says Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.  "XFX is the perfect partner to develop Fatal1ty bran

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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.

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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