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Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the Radeon x1900GT is based on the R580 GPU, it's clock speed has been reduced as well as the number of shaders and pipelines. HotHardware tests this ATI mid-range card against nVidia's to see who offers the best value.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechPowerUp! pits the GeForce 7900GTX against the 7950GX2. While this might seem unfair at first, it lets them show what difference a second core makes, even if that second core is running slightly slower than it's single core competitor.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 24, 2006 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has had some problems with factory overclocked GeForce cards, and they aren't the only ones. Today they look at the XFX GeForce 7900GT 550M Xtreme VIVO, with a close eye on the temps, and any possible video anomolies.
If you are looking at picking up a PPU, don't do it before you've read Ryan's full review of Asus PhysX P1 Physics Accelerator PCI Card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2006 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neoseeker continues the benchmarking and performance analysis of the 6 multi-GPU systems by trying out some of the most popular multiplayer games going right now.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 17, 2006 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MVKTECH looks at the nVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 1GB Quad SLI. Take two slightly shrunk 7900's, mate the PCBs like conjoined twins, with only one having the PCI Express connector to the motherboard, and sit back and benchmark.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part three of the multi-GPU World TOur, Bjorn3D examines 6 motherboards, 3 based on Radeon chipsets and 3 on nForce. The three SLI systems are beginning to take shape.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
bit-tech continues the Multi-GPU World Tour with the second installment. Read on to find out what GPU's are chosen for the 3 systems.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2006 - 01:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclock3D has a review of an item that may become very popular as graphics cards demand more power. The FSP Booster X3 300W 12V PSU is a power supply, that fits in a 5.25" drive bay and delivers 25 amps of 12V power. To use it, you plug a main power cord into a provided PCI slot cover, and then to the X3 internally, and plug the X3's PCI-E connectors into your SLI setup.
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.
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