CrossFire without a master card

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 8, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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Tweaktown tests out how the new 6.11 drivers handle Crossfire without a master card.  By putting in 2 Crossfire ready cards and a few reboots, this driver will support Crossfire, but how much of an improvement will be seen?

You will also want to check out Ryan's SLI 8800GTX review ... 287fps at 1200x1600 with HDR, AA and AF!

Source: TweakTown

Get one more and you'll have a Quad

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 5, 2006 - 03:18 PM |
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EVGA's 7950 GX2 really impressed HotHardware.  It started out tying and sometimes even beating a pair of 7900 GTs, but when they got a 15% overclock on the core and ~25% on the memory all bets were off.

Source: HotHardware

The best of the 7950s

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 4, 2006 - 11:01 AM |
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MadShrimps have lined up offerings from ASUS, Sparkle and EVGA.  If you are looking at a 7950 series, you may like EVGA's higher clock speeds.

Source: Madshrimps

RivaTuner 2.0 RC 16.2

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 27, 2006 - 04:11 PM |
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There's a  brand new RivaTuner at Guru of 3D.  If you have never used this tool, you should at least try it out, and if you are a fan, you've probably been holdign your breath for 97.xx and 6.11 support.

Source: Guru of 3D

A killer driver?

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2006 - 01:11 PM |
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Tweaktown has had problems this week, in specific a waterpump stopped and the GPU on a 7900GS got hot enough to melt the fasteners keeping it's waterblock on.  On further examination it could have been worse, but they feel it might be a good idea to restore thermal management at the driver level, as a BSOD is probably better than a visit from the fire department.

Source: TweakTown

Giving a budget card a push

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 22, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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The X1600 didn't match up to the nVidia 7600GT very favourably.  HIS took the already increased GPU speed and pushed it up even further.  HotHardware puts it onto the test bench to find out if they have managed to unseat nVidia's current best value card.

Source: HotHardware

Radeon attempts to take over budget video cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 17, 2006 - 11:41 AM |
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The X1650XT sounds good, at a suggested price of $149 and performance to equal the 7600GT.  As [H]ard|OCP discovered though, it is very hard to find one of these cards for sale, and if you do manage to get one, then you will be paying more than $150.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EVGA NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2006 - 01:38 PM |
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Man, would I LOVE to do this...taking a flight on one of these Zero G flights into the atmosphere!!


FLY with EVGA'S New NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest


Want to Fly Like Superman?


EVGA has brought you products that make your computer fly for years, but now it's time to make our customers fly as well. EVGA has partnered with Zero G to bring our customers an amazing weightless experience. Imagine free falling 10,000 feet, without a parachute!

AGEIA Technologies Launches 'Fall For PhysX' Game Bundle

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2006 - 01:36 PM |
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How about a free copy of Ghost Recon, City of Villians and Bet on Soldier?  If you've been thinking about an AGEIA PhysX card it might be time to buy!  You can find them in our pricing engine starting at $175!

AGEIA Technologies Launches 'Fall For PhysX' Game Bundle

Exclusive Program A Great Deal For Gamers Who Want To Test Drive PhysX Powered Games

MOUNTAIN VI

Pushing ATI card a little harder

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2006 - 01:43 PM |
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Get a little more with the ThermalTake TMG AT2, reviewed by techPowerUp!.  While the performance gains may not be huge, dropping the fan noise from 65 to 51 dbA may be music to your ears.

Source: techPowerUp!

ATI Radeon X1900GT, Rev 1 versus Rev 2

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 9, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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ATI released a new revision of the X1900GT, something they have done for a lot of past cards as well.  In this particular case, they lowered the core speed, while raising the memory's.  Legion Hardware puts the 2 cards head to head, and shows what you can expect to see because of this change.

G80 - The 8800's are everywhere

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 01:24 PM |
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The amount of changes and improvements in this card can't really be described quickly, there are so many.  The bottom line is simply this ... the only thing that can touch the 8800 is a pair of X1950XTX's in Crossfire, nothing else can come close to this cards overall performance.  The Tech Zone is more than willing to tell you how nVIDIA accomplished this feat.

You should also read Ryan's review at the top of the page.

NEW NVIDIA PRODUCTS TRANSFORM THE PC INTO THE DEFINITIVE GAMING PLATFORM

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 01:04 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA-NOVEMBER 8, 2006-PC enthusiasts around the world have a lot
to be excited about today as NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the
worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, introduced
two new product families that transform the PC into the premier gaming
platform: the GeForceR 8800 graphics processing unit (GPU), and the NVIDIA
nForceR 680i SLI media and communications processor (MCP) designed
specifically for IntelR CoreT 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors.

Source: NVIDIA

BFG TECH ANNOUNCES SINGLE SLOT BFG NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTX WATER COOLED EDITION GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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'PC Enthusiasts and gamers looking for a single slot, SLI ready solution on the latest hardware can order a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX water cooled card and get the best water cooling in the business from BFG and Danger Den' said Scott Herkelman, EVP of marketing at BFG Technologies.

ATI X1950 Issue: CrossFire and Standard Card Render Differently?

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 04:00 PM |
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While doing some more game testing for an upcoming review, I came upon an issue that seemed quite confusing.  While playing Prey, the new Doom 3 engine game from HumanHead Software and 3D Realms, I noticed that in at least one case, the X1950 XTX card I was using scored the same when set at 2xAA and at 4xAA.  Looking back at my review of the X1950 XTX card, specifically the Prey gaming section, I did not test the non-AA or lower-AA setti

Decent performance at a decent price

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 11:49 AM |
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With a little bargain hunting, the 3 cards that t-break benchmarks are all within shouting distance of $200.  None of them will be breaking records, but they are up to date, and all 3 sport Dual-DVI for larger LCD screens.  You could also think about SLI/Crossfire.

Source: t-break

AMD BRINGS NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHICS TO THE APPLET POWER MAC G5R QUAD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2006 - 10:48 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-NOV. 6, 2006-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI
Radeon(r) X1900 G5 Mac(r) Edition, a next-generation graphics card that
combines workstation-class creative productivity and cutting-edge 3D
game performance. The ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition represents a
high-performance PCI Express graphics upgrade card for the Power Mac G5
Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual
.

Source: AMD

More on the GeForce 8800

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 1, 2006 - 12:15 PM |
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A week before it's release, DigiTimes has posted the specs for the 2 flavours of 8800 that will be released on Nov. 8th.  Read on for a good look at what these cards are made with.

Source: Digitimes

Double wide video card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2006 - 09:01 AM |
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PC Stats reviews MSI's NX7950GX2-T2D1GE, which is 2 single GPUs on full cards with one PCI-Express 16x connector.  That means if you can get 2 of them, you can have a Quad-GPU setup.  Follow the link to find out what one of these can do.

"The GeForce 7950GX2 is nVIDIA's flagship graphics card du jour, and the first true dual core, dual slot PCI Express videocard from the boys

in Santa Carla.

Source: PCStats

X1650 Pro, a 7600 GT Killer?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 09:24 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the brand new X1650 Pro, from ATI/AMD.  It is supposed to be priced under $100, although the only models for sale seem to be higher than that.  Read on to find out if it can compete with nVIDIA's budget GPU.

We also have a review at the top of the page, so you can see the tests Ryan put it through.

Source: [H]ard|OCP