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Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 01:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 6, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 4, 2006 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 29, 2006 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 26, 2006 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 23, 2006 - 02:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 20, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2006 - 07:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2006 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 12, 2006 - 06:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2006 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2006 - 01:59 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2006 - 07:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”JUNE 7, 2006â€”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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 04:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.