Sneaking a peek into Radeon's future ... and getting caught

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 9, 2009 - 05:36 PM |
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One of the most exciting things about the ypcoming Evergreen family is multiple monitor support and Nordic Hardware managed to get a glimpse at how the Radeon HD 5870 Six will do it.  As the implies, the 5870 six will support up to 6 displays at a time and its secret weapon will be familiar to Apple users, it will be the Mini DisplayPort
interface. 

UPDATE:

Eyewear extravaganza

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 3, 2009 - 02:48 PM |
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Active shutter technology for glasses to enable 3D displays were covered earlier, when discussing the upcoming 3D TVs from Sony.  There is another way you can choose to display your content, with glasses that you cannot see through.  The Vuzix iWear AV920 glasses convince your eyes you are watching a virtual 65" screen. 

Source: 3DCenter

Trying to sneak in a last card

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 31, 2009 - 12:37 PM |
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The new Sapphire HD4850 X2 has beaten the next generation of cards by a matter of months, at a time when many enthusiasts are keeping their wallet closed and their eyes open for previews.  A pair of 1GB HD4850s sit on this single PCB card, with speeds of 1GHz for the GDDR3 and 650MHz for the two cores and it sports a Crossfire bridge so you can pick up a second card and have Quad-Crossfire.  The performance is solidly above a singl

The formula for success

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2009 - 04:38 PM |
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The battle for the best $100 video card is a tough one, and the champion is continually changing.  The various makers of the graphics cards are trying to fit the most features and the highest clocks possible without heading into the next market.  At $125+ you are essentially in a new market with yet other GPUs to war against.  One of the newer cards is ASUS take on the 4770, in this case called the EAH4

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The return of the $800+ graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2009 - 03:24 PM |
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You may remember a nVIDIA video card from a ways back, that was never released in any large number nor bought in any large amount as it was pushing $1000 and no matter the performance, it was simply too much for most to even consider buying.  Those days have returned, with the introduction of the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC.  It is a limited edition card, it is heavily overclocked and it does have a high end self-contained liquid-cooling loop, but it is a

Source: Guru of 3D

AMD Juniper DX11 card shown in picture form

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 20, 2009 - 05:10 PM |
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These pictures were passed to us, obviously originally posted over at ChipHell, of the upcoming AMD DX11 graphics card, codenamed Juniper.  This is the mainstream offering while the Cyprus part will supposedly be the high end GPU of the Evergreen line.


Source: CHW

Quake Live will add subscription options, still free to play

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 19, 2009 - 03:12 PM |
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While we didn't get a chance to get the news up during the show, there were a couple of interesting news bits to come out of QuakeCon 2009 - not the least of which was word that the advertising-based business model for Quake Live was not panning out as well as hoped.  John Carmack, in his opening day keynote, stated as much:

'Little people' GPU wrestling

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2009 - 12:45 PM |
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In one corner you have AMD's fast card, the $200 Radeon HD 4890 1GB and in the other corner a pair of
HD 4770s that together add up to $220
.  The pair of cards have access to more shaders, while the single card has better memory bandwidth making the contest look inter

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 Driver - Everything you want to know and why you should care

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 05:58 PM |
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With five months of ATI Catalyst driver blogs under our belt, we are seeing a growing engagement from the community via this blog site. Please keep up the great comments and suggestions and we will endeavor to answer as many as we can. So, without further ado – let me introduce the ATI Catalyst 9.8 Driver Release!

Game Optimizations: ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 Driver

Source: AMD

AMD demos DX11 hardware at QuakeCon 2009

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 03:50 PM |
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UPDATE: We have embedded a video we showed at our workshop for a video preview of DX11 in action!!

UPDATE 2: I have also added the trailer for DiRT 2 shown at QuakeCon 2009, a game that will be utilizing DX11

Cry Havok and let loose the PhysX war

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 13, 2009 - 02:58 PM |
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In one corner is the CPU calculated physics software called Havok and in the other corner is what used to be Ageia's and is now nVIDIA's proprietary GPU physics program, PhsyX.

Source: Tech ARP

Catalyst 9.8 to be previewed at QuakeCon 2009

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:35 PM |
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It looks like AMD GPU fans attending QuakeCon 2009 (and you really should) will get a bit of an early dig into the world of the Catalyst 9.8 drivers.  According to this post on Catalyst driver lead Terry Makedon's twitter page, users interested in getting the first taste of 9.8 should be following him:

SLI coming to P55 chipset and Lynnfield CPU, but what about 3-Way?

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:23 PM |
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A couple of days ago news began to spread that (surprise!!) SLI support was coming to the world of Lynnfield and the P55 chipset.  Why this was a shock to so many people was confusing to me as motherboards had been advertised with "SLI Support" since Computex in June.  We saw examples from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte as well as several other brands.

Quick content creation on Linux

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 7, 2009 - 12:37 PM |
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The AMD FirePro V8750 has arrived, bringing with it the first incarnation of Crossfire Pro, the equivalent of Crossfire X for production level cards.  It is not quite as flexible, allowing only a pair of cards to be used and the cards must match exactly, though you do not need a V8750, the V5700, V7750, and V8700
will also benefit from having a twin.  The big question on Phoronix's mind is how this card performs under Linux, specifically Ubuntu 9.04.  Their first disappointment was the lack of Crossfire Pro support; on the plus side the card was recognized immediately.  <

Source: Phoronix

NVIDIA's DX11-based GT300 tapes out and gets some company

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 6, 2009 - 11:18 PM |
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Earlier this week we heard reports on Semiaccurate that NVIDIA's next-generation GPU part, known as GT300 around here, had actually taped out.  That means the designers think and hope they are done and the results are handed off to the manufacturer (TSMC) for the initial run of silicon.  Typically we'll see the time between a tape out and a first prototype graphics card to be about 10 weeks:

Source: General

More power!

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 5, 2009 - 02:17 PM |
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The biggest change to the ASUS EAH4890 TOP is not the cooling system, instead it is the power system.  The dual fans and heatpipes are good, it is the Super ML capacitors and the ability to adjust the cards VCore through bundled software.  [H]ard|OCP found themselves amazed at the 960MHz GPU and 4.5GHz GDDR5 final overclock, with no tweaks, tricks or other chicanery, they hit that speed straight out of the box.  Those capacitors
certainly made a difference which is good news as

Source: [H]ard|OCP

BFG ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION, LIQUID-COOLED GEFORCE GTX 285 &amp; GTX 295

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 4, 2009 - 11:32 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (August 4, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions - saving customers time and money by providing a high performance graphics card plus a fully assembled, self-contained liquid cooling solution rig

Egg cooking attachment sold separately

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2009 - 03:05 PM |
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Armed with only a hacksaw, the intrepid gamers at Bjorn3D have completed a successful heatsink transplant, the patient, one GTX275 that had a severe fever is now doing much better thanks to the Thermalright HR-03 GTX
As the cure only required an investment of $50 and could be done in home, the procedure went ahead without delay and they are pleased to announce that what was a life threatening temperature of 86C has been reduced to a

Source: Bjorn3D

They found a retail box!

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2009 - 05:40 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP actually managed to get a hold of a retail box XFX HD4770 dual-slot card, the YDFC model
as the YDLC is a single slot card.  It is still a 40nm process GPU with 640 stream processors and 512MB of GDDR5, what is special about the card is that XFX has always been nVIDIA only, this is the first AMD silicon they have released.   Their 'double lifetime' warranty still applies, they are not taking anything away that you'd expect to see on their nVIDIA offerings.  Check out what thi

Source: [H]ard|OCP