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Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2006 - 05:00 AM | Jonathan Hung
Bit-tech has a dual review today of the Sapphire and Connnect 3D Radeon X1900XT video cards. They're affordable, but comes with a mixed bag of good and bad performance when compared to X1800, 7800GT and 7900GT cards.
"It is designed to compete head-to-head with NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT and is expected to fit into the very attractive sub-Â£250 market.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2006 - 03:43 PM | Joe White
LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 10, 2006 - AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2006 - 03:35 PM | Joe White
Legion Hardware takes a look at the MSI GeForce 7600GS. With its $115 price tag, it looks to be a great value oriented card. Though it is a fair bit slower than the 7600GT, the $65 price difference is nothing to sneeze at. Is the card worth it? How much slower is it compared to the 7600GT?
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 03:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AGP X1600Pro is a very inexpensive card, but is it one you should run out and purchase if you are running a card just reaching middle age? Legion Hardware compares it to an X700 Pro, to find out if it is a worthy upgrade.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Plasma is on it's way out and SEC is on it's way in, according to Auphan Online. The technology in a Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display is like a CRT, but instead of an electron gun it uses surface conduction electron emitters to make the phosphur glow, allowing it to remain as thin as an LCD.
"First there was rear projection LCD, then DLP, then came Plasma. What's the next big TV technology just on the horizon?
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 25, 2006 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Make way for the X1900XTX 512MB, as reviewed at Overclockers Online. You will be paying over $600 for the video card, but bragging rights are included.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are trying to silence a PC, there is little point in buying 120mm case fans and a silent CPU heatsink, if you don't silence the video card as well. Drop by SPCR for a look at fanless video cards from ASUS and AOpen.
As a bonus, PCPer interviews Regeneration, the creator of the ULI SLI patch.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 07:10 AM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few days I conducted an email interview with Regeneration. He's the man responsible for modifying the ULI "SLI Driver" (properly known as the PowerExpress utility) to run on chipsets not SLI-certified like VIA K8T890 and Intel 975X.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2006 - 08:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ready for some serious action? Buy a GeForce™ 7600 GT graphic card between April 17, 2006 and May 7, 2006 and you'll qualify to get Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ absolutely FREE*! XFX's blistering fast GeForce™ 7600 GT card helps bring the best of the best to vibrant life, making the most of the amazing textures, lighting and particle effects and state-of-the-art-physics that are embedded in this latest of the Ghost Recon series.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2006 - 02:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While Matrox's Parhelia never really caught on, it looks like the TripleHead2Go just might. With one innocuous little box, any video card can be coaxed to display over 3 monitors. Neoseeker takes Half Life 2 & Oblivion for a spin at 3840*1024.
If the reviews are a little ATI heavy for you, Ryan just published a review of the BFG 7900 GTX OC.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2006 - 06:41 PM | Jonathan Hung
NVIDIA has sent NGOHQ.com, the makers and host of the "SLI Patch", a Cease and Desist letter requesting (demanding) NGOHQ stop distributing the software that NVIDIA alleges circumvents their copyrights afforded to them under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). The "patch" in question is software derived from the PowerExpress utility created by ULi that allowed "SLI" operation on ULi M1697 chipsets.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 12, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone is not impressed with the current state of videocard sales. Maybe I'm just suspicious, but it sounds like they bought a very expensive, top of the line video card just before Christmas.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 11, 2006 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone takes a sneak peek at Radeon's upcoming R600, the successor to the current R580. Much of the technology has simply increased in number or speed, though it is reassuring to hear it is expected to be fully compliant with Vista and DirectX 10.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2006 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ryan has managed to get nVIDIA to work on a fix for the freeze issue with the first run of factory overclocked 7900GTXs. If you bought one, and don't seem to get what you paid for, read this article, and read it now.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 7, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds tested the Leadtek 7900GTX, against a 7800GTX from ASUS. While the frame rates certainly increase, they focus on image quality and other benefits that the 7900 offers.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 5, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org put Crossfire to the test. They set up X1900's, 1800's and 1600's and tested them against an XFX 7900GTX and a Gigabyte 7900GT. See how they stack up in this performance race.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 31, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Compro VideoMate U900 is a tiny TV tuner that accepts coax and antenna signals, and hooks up to a PC or laptop. While being able to carry a device to eceive a TV signal in a pocket sounds great, read the full review at [H]ard|OCP before you run out and buy one.
"The thing about the two is that, traditionally, people want larger television screens and
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 29, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have moved beyond 3rd party air cooling for your newest graphics card, 3DXtreme presents a 3 way watercooling shootout. The participants are the DangerDen Maze 4, the AquaXtreme MP-1 and Swiftech's MCW60. Drop by to see which can provide you with the most extra frames and craziest overclock.
"From this we have come across forums where certain products are recommended for their
performance with very little performance data to stand on.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 27, 2006 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews points out one of the best values in video cards right now. The GeForce 7900GT isn't the fastest card out there, but with the overclock that most people can acheive, it comes close. If you are more worried about breaking the bank than voiding warantees, take a close look at this card.
"As an enthusiast and overclocker I have to say that if you were planning to upgrade or building
a new system I highly recommend looking long and hard at the 7900 GT.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PCStats examines ASUS' EAX1900XTX a 512 MB card with dual-DVI outputs and some really impressive clocks, the GPU is 650 and the memory runs at 1550Mhz. It will cost you a lot, but there isn't much out there that can come close to saturating it's bandwidth.
Plus, Ryan has been busy this week, dropping by the Game Developers Conference, and talking with ATI about their take on Physics accleration ...
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