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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2008 - 01:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
When NVIDIA purchased AGEIA at the beginning of February, we saw many ways in which NVIDIA could use the technology to their advantage. Obviously their main goal is to get the PhysX engine up and running on NVIDIA's GPUs using CUDA; NVIDIA's C-like programming model for their GPUs. This will allow gamers to run PhysX-enabled games (there still aren't many) on NVIDIA graphics cards rather than those poorly accepted dedicated PhysX cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The one absolute success that AMD has had lately is the onboard graphics of the 790 chipset and the upcoming RV770 chip. nVIDIA was slow to the game, but is recovering with a nice refresh of their mobile line, which VR-Zone has listed here. We are still waiting to hear from Intel, who are rather quiet about their onboard graphics; as Ars Technica named it, Laterbe
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 9, 2008 - 11:57 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the RV770 chip is coming along pretty well and at least according to this report could be out in time for Computex in June.
We learned that the RV770 GPU already went to production and
there is a big chance to see R700 generation much earlier than anyone has
expected. TSMC is already in pilot production and the chips are, as we
reported earlier, developed in 55nm machitecture.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 9, 2008 - 11:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
Fudzilla is showing pictures of the upcoming ASUS Triple Radeon HD 3850 card - that's three GPUs on a single card. With 1.5GB of memory, ASUS is actually using mobility-based MXM cards for the design and is using water-cooling to keep the GPUs in line.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 8, 2008 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When the 8800 Ultra first appeared, it's MSRP was $829 or more, a hard price for almost anyone to swallow. That hasn't changed much. Now it is being equaled by the new 9800GTX and beaten by the new BFG 9800 GTX OCX, a card with a fairly significant overclock on it. The BFG 9800 series will run under $400 for this version, and just over $300 for the reference clocks. Take a loo
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 7, 2008 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
High frame rates with all the bells and whistles on in a desperate firefight is processed two different ways. With high clock speeds and numerous shader pipes, you can get the performance in a first person shooter. What if you are going for less involvement, and would prefer to watch a movie with intense firefights instead of playing it for your self? Elite Bastards checks out the quality you can expect from AMD and nVIDIA when watching SD and HD movies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 4, 2008 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 3, 2008 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
motherboards.org is not terribly impressed with the 9800 GTX, mostly because they feel it should have been an 8800 with a different model number. Simply adding the ability to use triple SLI configuration, and bumping the shader and core speeds up a notch does not deserve to start a whole new graphics series. On the other hand, it is cheaper than most 8800GTXs and it is a faster card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2008 - 03:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
We have done more than our fair share of coverage on the Intel's Larrabee project, the one that will bring Intel into the discrete graphics market for the first time competitively. Though we could have guessed this, apparently TheInq got confirmation from Intel at IDF that they would indeed be adopting the "add-in card partner" method of selling their own GPUs. Does this mean we'll see BFG o
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 1, 2008 - 02:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
You guys should definitely go and check out this video over at TGDaily that shows Intel's upcoming Nehalem core processors at work with some fire and smoke. No, the fire and smoke is not real or indicative of the heat the processor will produce, but rather a demonstration of the multi-threaded capable gaming engine that Intel is surely developing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 1, 2008 - 02:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know we have all been hearing about the elusive DX10 drivers for Intel integrated graphics, but according to this report we might ACTUALLY be getting close. I did do a little checking and this does NOT have the taste of an April Fool's joke....
Intel is planning to announce a DirectX 10 driver for its
IGP chipsets around the end of April, according to sources at
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 1, 2008 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While many readers will question nVIDIA's sanity for releasing a new card on April Fools Day, there is a reason that they are not worried about any repercussions. You see, they know something you probably don't. By releasing the card for testing to so many sites, they guarantee that no prank can be pulled.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 1, 2008 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
For the past couple of weeks, I have spent a lot of time with the ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP graphics card - the first non-reference design-based 3870 X2 card to be announced. Unfortunately, different does not always equal better.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 31, 2008 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HD3870 from AMD has enjoyed the most positive reception since ATI was absorbed by AMD. Along with the vanilla card came overclocked versions, as well as a Toxic model. Elite Bastards has manged to get their hands on a new flavour, the Sapphire HD3870 Atomic. This choice features built in watercooling and a modest overclock of 35MHz on the GPU and 31MHz for the RAM. It also comes with a reservoir and pump, so you do not need a watercooled rig to run this card, but a bit of free space will certainly help.
AMD Delivers Industry's First Commercially Available 3D Workstation Graphics Card with DisplayPort S
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 31, 2008 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 31, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is advancing application performance with stunning imagery through the introduction of the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support. The ATI FireGL V7700 professional graphics accelerator provides superior rendering speed, 3D performance and color fidelity for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Medical Imaging professionals.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2008 - 07:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
Hey, what do you do when you need to improve your corporate profits and you happen to notice the NVIDIA GPU market is saturated with a bunch of other companies? Apparently, you are supposed throw your hat into that ring as well. Honestly, with companies like BFG, EVGA and XFX really dominating the US market and struggling to differentiate from each other Abit is going to need some unique angle to make any kind of impact.
Second-tier motherboard maker Abit is preparing to begin
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2008 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not a bad score for a single card, although it is a bit of a Frankenstein
design. Three HD 3850's have been forced into cohabitation on a single card, with a watercooling "thingy" stuck on the end of the card to keep things from getting too hot. You can get a good look at the card at NordicHardware, as well as the results of a few other benchmarks they performed.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2008 - 07:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
737-33033: ATI Radeon HD2xxx/HD3xxx: Intermittent stuttering issues seen when running various 3D applications
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2008 - 12:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
We are all about learning new and interesting theories in the world of computing, but this look at voxels and point clouds replacing standard polygon-based geometry is out there. A company called Unlimited Detail (ironic...) is claiming that without a GPU, modern processors can achieve much higher detail using using voxel data rather than pixels on polygons.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 25, 2008 - 12:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
The gang over at NordicHardware has some shots of a new ASUS graphics card that they claim is going to combine three Radeon HD 3850 GPUs on a single PCB. While the idea intrigues me, I have to say I have MORE than my fair share of concerns about the idea based on some experiences with previous custom built GPU hardware.