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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 11, 2007 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP finally got their PS3! After spending a month locked away with it in a small dark room they have emerged to give their opinion. Since the boxen they bought had the firmware upgrades applied by the time they bought it, most of the issues early adopters had do not enter into the review. Find out what they think of Sony's Blu-ray player and console.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2007 - 06:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looking for a review on a top-of-the-line graphics card for your new system? Check out this review of the BFG 8800 GTX OC2 at HardOCP.
BFGTech has finally delivered a competitive highly overclocked video card with their new 'OC2' line, offering better factory overclocks than previous 'OC' versions. This video card provides the best gaming experience you can buy in a single card format.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2007 - 06:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
While information on the 8600 and 8500 cards from NVIDIA has been leaking out for some time, this is the first 8300 images we have seen thus far.
Nvidia's upcoming 8600 and 8500 series cards have already revealed themselves a few times so it was only fair that the baby-DirectX 10 low-end 8300 card would eventually step out into the spotlight.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2007 - 06:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
During all the AGEIA PhysX build up, one game has constantly been the poster child for advanced physics processing: CellFactor. We first saw it in May of last year but until now it was always a demo. Now the full game will be released soon for free download!
The full press release is below and I have included links to our PhysX PPU articles for reference and reading.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2007 - 08:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you were waiting for the new AMD OCUR CableCard systems to start shipping and maybe get one of your own, you are going to be waiting a bit longer according to DailyTech. They say that some bugs in the firmware and several cable operators are forcing them to halt shipments.
AMD's newest CableCard endeavor may have hit a snag. Systems manufactured with the ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner have a bug th
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2007 - 08:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
Did BootDaily get the scoop on pricing of the upcoming R600 line of GPUs from AMD/ATI?
We've been able to confirm pricing on ATI's upcoming R600-series GPUs - here's the breakdown:
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2007 - 08:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
In our CES 2007 coverage we looked at a device Asus created called the XG Station that would allow external graphics acceleration on a notebook PC. Well some crazy kids in Asia were able to get their hands on one to tear one open and see how it ticks. None of the text is in English, but pictures are universal!
Source: PC Perspective
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2007 - 08:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you happen to have three PS3s sitting around, you can do what these guys did and set them up to run a real-time ray tracing demo. The link goes to a video on YouTube showing the processing in action.
Curious about ray tracing? You should definitely check out an article published on PC Perspective that looks into the technology by Daniel Pohl -- who was just recently hired by Intel!
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2007 - 08:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA recently released a new set of drivers for users of their GeForce 8800 cards and Windows XP: 97.94. Get them at the NVIDIA.com site now. A brief list of fixes is below:
Supports GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS GPUs.
Game and application compatibility fixes. For more information on this driver, please view the Release Notes.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 4, 2007 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Foxconn GeForce 8800 GTX is up for review at HotHardware. Along with an included bundle that has some interesting and useful additions, you get one of the fastest cards on the planet. It runs at 575MHz Core and 1.8GHz memory out of the box, and HotHardware managed to push it to 625MHz core and 1.9GHz memory, just shy of the XXX version. Drop by to see what else they liked abou
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2007 - 05:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
More non-April Fools related bizarreness from ATI, the X1650 Pro Year of the Pig Edition. Overclockers Online has posted pictures, as well as appending it to their original review of the X1650 Pro, in case you've forgotten how it benchmarks. They are a limited edition so get a move on if you really want a large golden pig on your graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2007 - 04:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In a large round up, Beyond3D tests the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
and GTS 640MB
against the 7950 GX2, the 7900 GTX
and ATI's X1950 XTX. Once the resolution gets higher and AA and AF are enabled, the G80 family's claim to the crown really stands out. When the R600 hits the market, it will be quite the battle for dominance.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The PowerColour Radeon X1950 Pro SCS3 is well named when referred to as the Silent Edition. The huge passive heatsink is larger than the actual card, and provides enough surface area to outperform the active cooling solution on an ASUS EAX1950 Pro. Elite Bastards tried it out on some of the newer games, including the newly available S.T.A.L.K.E.R., so you can get an idea how that game will perform on a system based around a X1950 Pro.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 22, 2007 - 07:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's 7900 GS is up against a Radeon X1950 Pro in this review at [H]ard|OCP. The MSI card has twice the memory, but the Radeon is clocked faster. The cards are priced within ~$50 of each other, but you may want to read carefully before you lean towards spending a little less.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2007 - 08:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Can't be bothered to deal with all this newfangled PCIe stuff? Maybe you can't justify replacing your entire system just to get a new graphics card, but still want to run some of the newer games? This review at Hardware Upgrade may be perfect for you, the X1950Pro in AGP!
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2007 - 03:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) defines new class of GPUs called Motherboard GPUs (mGPUs).
In 2006, NVIDIA became the only independent supplier of GPUs. With the launch of this new category, mGPUs, NVIDIA is transforming mainstream PC graphics performance. Requirements for the mGPU include:
- DX9.0 (ShaderModel 2.0) and above API support
- At least one digital connector (DVI/HDMI 1.2) with HDCP
- Multi-display support
- Dedicated video processing engine, (minimum HQV score of 80)
- Windows Experience Index 3.0 and above
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2007 - 03:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has managed to sneak some info regarding the upcoming R600 series of cards from AMD. Perhaps the biggest news is the targeted sales date, which is about 2 weeks away, on March 30th. 4 cards in total are listed, 2 flavours of XTX due on the 30th and 2 flavours of XL, due sometime in April.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2007 - 05:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Get over to HotHardware and read their review of 2 HDMI cards from ASUS, the EAX1600PRO and the EN7600GT. Without spending huge amounts of money you can get HDMI compatibility and still bea ble to game. These cards are not going to let you run at a huge resolution with every graphics effect a
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2007 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ZEROtherm GX815 Gamer Edition GPU Cooler took BCCHardware by surprise. It is meant to fit most nVIDIA (not 8800s) and ATI cards , in this test it was attached to a X1900GT. When tested against the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 it performed much better, a full 4 degrees better at full load. Keep your eyes open though, the only drawback is that
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2007 - 04:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
At GDC this week, NVIDIA unveiled a major update to their suite of developers tools. Having built developer tools for over five years now, and investing millions of dollars into the program according to NVIDIA themselves, these tools allow game developers to work faster and more efficiently, getting us games faster. With DX10 gaining in popularity, slowly but surely, the need for more advanced tools is increasing.
And because using their tools helps to sell NVIDIA graphics cards, all of these developer tools are FREE. NVIDIA took some time t