Quad SLI Article Power Consumption Update

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 10, 2006 - 07:13 PM |
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Thanks to Lee, our own cooling and power editor, for pointing out to me that I had left power consumption numbers out of my Quad SLI evaluation.  If you haven't read it yet, I of course highly recommend you do.  And if you already did, but are curious to see what the power consumption of a Quad SLI powered system running on a Core 2 Extreme X6800 totals to, head on over the last page of the review for the upda

Quad SLI for the DIY Guy

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2006 - 08:44 AM |
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It's offical as of today, nVIDIA fully supports Quad SLI for home builders, with the release of the new 91.45 WHQL Forceware driver.  Take a trip with [H]ard|OCP into the world of 'SLI8X' gamma corrected antialiasing at 2560x1600.  Be warned though, as with all bleeding edge drivers, results may vary from system to system.

You can also see Ryan's huge article on Quad SLI right here on PC Perspective.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Taking a look at HDCP

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 8, 2006 - 03:32 PM |
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PCStats reviews the first HDCP enabled video card from MSI, a 7900GT.  Not only do you get the performance of a 7900GT, you will be allowed to watch new HDCP compliant video at the HD resolution you paid for, as long as your player and monitor or TV is compliant as well.

Source: PCStats

Video cards you can afford to buy 2 of

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 3, 2006 - 09:18 AM |
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The mid range cards from ATI and nVIDIA run in price between about $120 to $250, which makes it much more affordable to set up an SLI or Crossfire machine.  [H]ard|OCP looks at such a card from nVIDIA, the MSI NX7600 GT, pitting it against a Radeon x1800.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES GEFORCE 7300 GT 256MB PCIe OVERCLOCKED GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 2, 2006 - 08:42 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (August 2, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European-based NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today their new BFG GeForce™ 7300 GT OC™ 256MB PCIe graphics card.

HyperMemory and TurboCache

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 02:29 PM |
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PC Mechanic looks at HyperMemory and TurboCache, and helps you figure out what's what.  Along the way they also explain how their can be many different prices and models off of the exact same core.

Source: PC Mechanic

BFG TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES LEAD IN U.S. RETAIL MARKET SHARE

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (July 31, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North America and European-based supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the company continued its #1 revenue market position for NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards in United States retail sales from January through June of 2006, as well as for the month of June, 2006.


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Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 9, Conclusion)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2006 - 04:26 PM |
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So we tally up the results from them we see NVIDIA obviously dominate everything, even in certain games if ATI is winning NVIDIA remains really close. Especially in low and mid-range performance systems ATI is under attack. But very interesting to see is are the high-end products from ATI perform with that new Cat 6.7 driver. Be sure to check that out. In short: the overall view thus generic performance among the majority of games without a doubt is looking fantastic for NVIDIA SLI. Nobody will deny that even for a second. But do remember what I already stated in the introduction.

Source: Guru of 3D

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 7)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 01:24 PM |
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Legit Reviews carries on benchmarking the systems, testing a bundle of new games with various settings.  Drop by to get a feel for the best SLI and CrossFire can offer.

R580 Redux

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 11:04 AM |
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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.

Source: HotHardware

One core or two core, the GPU is in question

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2006 - 10:02 AM |
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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.

Source: techPowerUp!

Too hot to handle?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 24, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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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.

Source: HotHardware

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 5)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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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.

Source: Neoseeker

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 4)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 09:58 AM |
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The benchmarks are here!  You've seen the construction of these 6 PC's, and now HARDiNFO starts with the benchmarking ... 12 full pages worth.

Source: HARDiNFO

Shopping for a new AGP graphics card?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2006 - 08:42 AM |
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NVIDIA has a new product for the AGP
market called the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GS AGP.

  It
has the same specs as the PCI Express version:

Source: NVIDIA

Quad SLI, the easy way

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 17, 2006 - 03:39 PM |
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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.

Source: MVKTECH.NET

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 3)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 16, 2006 - 12:54 PM |
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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.

Source: Bjorn3D

Multi GPU goodness, the extended version (Part 2)

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2006 - 09:11 AM |
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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.

Source: bit-tech

A PSU for your GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2006 - 10:36 AM |
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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.

Source: Overclock3D

Havok Releases 4.0 and Expanded Suite of Tools

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 11, 2006 - 02:26 PM |
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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

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