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Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
After you've read Ryan's review of the new ATI cards, head on over to [H]ard|OCP where they compare the biggest baddest nVIDIA card, as well as the previous best from ATI, the 1900XTX to the new 1950XTX. Along the way, they discover this card is much easier to setup in Crossfire than others have been in the past.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 11:11 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, Canada — August 23, 2006 — Consumers can now get high-end
performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to
sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D
graphics, today launched the RadeonÂ® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro
and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and
performance of ATI's highest end cards for unmatched prices.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 06:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
PC Perspective has just published its review of the new flagship graphics cards from ATI, the X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire Edition. Based on a slightly modified R580 GPU core with GDDR4 memory technology, the X1950 XTX has amazingly high memory bandwidth numbers to support the growing number of users with ultra-high resolution displays like the 30" Dell LCD we tested it on.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2006 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The upcoming TV Tuner card from ATI is based on the brand new Theatre 650 Pro processor has quite a few new features. From supporting SECAM and Digital TV to a 12 bit video decoder, and a lot more. Drop by HotHardware to see what they thought of the reference model they were sent.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2006 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Apart from the Pro running at 500MHz GPU/800MHz RAM, and the XT at 578MHz GPU/1.38GHz RAM, they are the same card. The XT does tend to be more expensive, and faster, but HotHardware wants to know which is the better bang for your buck. Handy hint, they are available in both PCIe and AGP.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 15, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There IS such a thing as a Rocket Belt convention! MAKE:Blog can tell you where to sign up, and for $85.00, how can anyone near NY resist?
"The Rocketbelt convention 2006 is September 23 - 24 @ the Niagara Aerospace Museum, New York and
looks to be an incredible event! I have a thing for rocket belts, it's a Maker doing what we all dream
about - flight."
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Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
From the company that invented SLI and quad core graphics cards ... the never officially released Voodoo5 6000 can be yours! Get a look at the stats on The Register, or just go straight to the bidding (currently $685 on eBay).
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 10, 2006 - 10:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 8, 2006 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 3, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 2, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (August 2, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, 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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 05:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (July 31, 2006) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, 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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2006 - 07:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 28, 2006 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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.