Visons of Radeons past

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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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.

Source: OCMODSHOP

How quickly the mighty have fallen

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 6, 2006 - 12:38 PM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A physics scandle brewing?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 4, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Transform your laptop into a PVR with Diamond

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 29, 2006 - 02:40 PM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

An evening with some high powered graphics systems

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 26, 2006 - 03:47 PM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Physics 101 at The Tech Report

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 23, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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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.

The X1800GTO2 sneaks onto the market

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 20, 2006 - 10:39 AM |
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NGOHQ has spotted Sapphire's X1800GTO2 on the market.  While they have yet to test it out, it is likely that at least some can be transformed into a X850XT PE with a BIOS tweak.

Source: NGOHQ

Beat the summer heat

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2006 - 04:20 PM |
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Save yourself the trauma of having to reduce the overclock on your video card because of the heat this summer.  Even try to increase it, by installing the Zalman VF900-Cu GPU heatpipe!  Drop by Adrian's Rojak Pot to see what a difference this cooler can make.

Source: Tech ARP

[H] finally got a BFG 7950GX2

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2006 - 10:27 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP's review incorporates a lot of comparative image quality highlights, contrasting the difference between the BFGTech 7950 GX2 against a pair of GeForce 7900 GT OCs in SLI mode as well as Radeon X1900 XTX in CrossFire.  Find out who can claim title to the best looking graphics.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

It's toxic and watercooled

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 12, 2006 - 03:17 PM |
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The cost is certainly affected, but does the built in watercooling on the Sapphire Toxic X1900 XTX make it worth your money?  Drop by ExtremeTech to see if the overclocking potential makes it a contender against nVIDIA's newest.

Source: Extremetech

Best of the 7600's

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 9, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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nVIDIA's new replacment for the sub-$200 6600 series is the 7600s, and The Tech Report grabbed 5 different cards to test out.  Everythinf from performance to warranty is reviewed, so give them a minute of your time.

NVIDIA PureVideo HD For HD-DVD and BluRay

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 8, 2006 - 10:59 PM |
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NVIDIA officially unvieled their new PureVideo HD technology at Computex this week that enables the viewing of HD-DVD and BluRay content (and other HD content) seamlessly on your PC. 



PureVideo HD allows the user to fully utilize the high resolution content of HD-DVD and BluRay.  By integrating HDCP support into the G71 GPU and adding CrytpROM and HDCP support to the physcial graphics card, NVIDIA is preparing users for the next-generation optical discs.&n

NVIDIA TO SHOWCASE NEXT-GENERATION NVIDIA NFORCER PROFESSIONAL 3000-SERIES CORE-LOGIC SOLUTIONS

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2006 - 04:36 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 7, 2006—NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics
processor technologies, today announced that the Company will be conducting
technology demonstrations this week of its new NVIDIA nForce Professional
3000-series media and communications processor (MCP) at this year's
Computex tradeshow, being held in Taipei, Taiwan.

Get 'em while they're fresh

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 03:05 PM |
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We've got you ticket to dual GPU heaven right here!   Just look below and follow the links to PriceGrabber and buy the most powerflu VGA card currently on the planet.  All you have to decide is which flavour to get.

What you will need for Episode 1

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 01:21 PM |
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Elite Bastards solves the riddle of hardware requirements for Half Life 2 - Episode 1.  If you didn;t have to upgrade to play the main game, but did need it to use the newer features in Lost Coast, then you will probably want an upgrade.

Quad SLI isn't that hard to do

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 10:33 AM |
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The Hardware Zone did it.  By reverting to an older driver, they managed to get 2 7950GXs running in SLI.  Sure it might be a little bit of overkill, but if you can afford a 30" display, and have one of the current speediest CPUs, why let all that bandwidth go to waste, and get yourself a video system with 2 Gigs of VRAM.

Quad Core Madness

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 5, 2006 - 09:55 AM |
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nVIDIA's 7950 quad core setup has arrived, and everyones got one (except [H]).  Start off with the experts at The Tech Report, as they show you the good and bad about this new release.  It is a powerful card, but it seems nVIDIA doesn't want to sell it directly to home builders?

Don't forget our own review done by Ryan.

Is 1900 bigger than 7900?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 31, 2006 - 03:04 PM |
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Hardware Zone pits nVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT against ATI's X1900 GT.  Find out if it is capable of winning, or have they crippled the 7900 XT it is based on by too much for it to show up nVIDIA.

In a different test, Ryan puts the BFG 7900 GT OC against just about every new graphics on the planet.

Good graphics for under $100

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 29, 2006 - 03:31 PM |
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ATI's X1600 Pro is available for under $100.  It probably will not impress the hard core gamer with it's results, especially if you are used to anti-aliasing, but a casual gamer may well love it.  It is a VIVO card that lets you output to TV's, so drop by [H]ard|OCP to see what else it can do.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Overclocked right out of the box, with a warranty to boot!

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2006 - 03:16 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP likes the idea of the idea of buying GeForce 7900's that come overclocked from the manufacturer.  Of course, as many have discovered, this means there is an abnormal amount of casualties, as some manufacturers may have pushed the cards too far.  Join them as they examine how the various companies have dealt with the issues that arise from the 7900 series.

Source: [H]ard|OCP