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Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2007 - 03:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
In a few minutes you'll start to see reviews of the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card, previously known as R600. Mine won't be ready for some time due to some server down time that decided to happen in the middle of my testing and write up time.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 9, 2007 - 07:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a brand new set of mobile graphics chips that were unveiled today by nVIDIA. Although the 8800 series doesn't have a mobile equivalent, the rest of the 8000's are represented so you can get DX10 goodness on your laptop. Head over to HotHardware to get the lowdown on their specs and see how they perform.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 8, 2007 - 02:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting product announcement hit my inbox just now that I thought I would share with you all. From PNY, a new 8800 GTX "Limited Edition" card that is highly overclocked will be available NOW or very soon. Here are the specs:
- 621 MHz core versus 575 MHz stock
- 1.45 GHz shader core versus 1.35 GHz stock
- 2.0 GHz memory speed versus 1.8 GHz stock
- 96 GB/s memory bandwidth versus 86.4 GB/s stock
- 39.7 billion pixels/s fill rate versus 36.8 billion pixels/s
- MSRP of $579.99
Considering that the
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 7, 2007 - 07:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats has decided to test out a question many value minded gamers are wondering. Which is better, a single 8800GTX or a pair of 8800GTS' in SLI? You pay pretty much the same price for either setup, although the single GTX does allow you to install a second card down the road ... when you can afford it.
As the tests show, it is a matter of choosing between great performance now, or really good performance now and astounding performance in the future.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2007 - 08:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB PCI Express graphics card is the pinnacle of consumer graphics technology and will excel against any competition in the market. With unparalleled performance, courtesy of NVIDIA's revolutionary unified architecture, the 8800 Ultra packs the power of 128 stream processors operating at 1500MHz which are supported by an amazing 103.7GB/s of memory bandwidth. For users with water cooled systems, BFG is continuing to lead the way by bringing the first 8800 Ultra Water Cooled Edition to market with a custom single slot copper water block co-d
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2007 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DX10 is new and will add a lot to your gaming experience ... eventually. You won't be seeing games using right away, so if you are in the market for a cheap card the 8600 series may not be the way to go. Legion Hardware proves that a 7900 GS can be turned into a better card that the 8600 with a bit of overclocking. Read on to see just how much better in their full review.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (May 2, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., a leading North American and European NVIDIAÂ® supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForceÂ® 8800 GTS OC™ 640MB Water Cooled Edition PCI ExpressÂ® graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 8800 series owns both the performance crown and the record for most expensive consumer graphics card. If you like to game above 1600*1200 then this card is what you want, but if your monitor can't handle that resolution you won't be able to take full advantage of the card. [H]ard|OCP put the new Ultra version of this card to the test, and ran out of resolutions and features to turn up ... everything was maxed and the card was still going strong.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Welcome to the EVGA exclusive Step-Up program. We have just opened a limited special offer to allow customers
with any NVIDIA 8800 Series product to Step-Up to the new e-GeForce 8800 Ultra. A total of 20 pieces for North
America and 20 pieces for Europe have been set aside for this offer. Now is your chance to switch your
video card from another brand to EVGA, Step-Up to the highest level video performance, and qualify for the best
customer service in the industry.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 1, 2007 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part one of Tech ARPs guide to fixing dead graphics cards, they covered larger capacitors and inductors. Today they have released part 2 of their guide, dealing with Surface Mounted Devices, in this case capacitors, which is a much more delicate job. Even so, a pair of tweezers and a steady hand can repair the damage and get the card working again.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to The Inquirer, we now have the stats on the 8800 Ultra, it's GPU runs at 612MHz, the 128 scalar units runs at 1.5GHz and the memory is 2.16GHz. That also puts the theoretical memory bandwidth below the upcoming Radeon HD 2900XT; the Radeon will be 105.60GB/s to the Ultra's 103.68GB/s. Looks like you are better off with a volt mod.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 26, 2007 - 06:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new mid-range cards from nVIDIA are the 8500GT, 8600GT and the 8600GTS, and Pro-clockers have rounded up one of each from Zotac. The cards they tested do not appear on PriceGrabber, but other manufacturers have priced the 8500GT at about $100, the 8600GT at $160 and the
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 23, 2007 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual is a pair of X1950 GPUs piggybacked on one circuit board. Unfortunately it seems to be a paper release, as there is nowhere to buy it, and it is not listed on the Sapphire website. Still, HotHardware managed to get their hands on one and benchmark it. While it does offer good performance, it has difficulty pulling ahead of the DX10 8800 GTS 320 MB and trouble fitting inside most cases.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2007 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This Tech ARP article may not work in every single case, but for busted capacitors and other minor damage, the Graphics Card Repair Guide will get your card up and running again. Just some solder, a bit of time and a steady hand are all that you need.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 18, 2007 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report puts the 8600 GT and GTS through the paces on a Vista system. These DX10 cards can certainly hold their own and push well past the 7950, that used to be the top of nVIDIA's mid range line, and trump ATI's offerings as well. However they point out a fact that cannot be avoided ... by shopping around you can pick up a GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB for about $80 more.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2007 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 8600 series has hit the internets, and there are plenty of different manufacturers to rank. Start off with HotHardware's review of the GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards from Asus and XFX. Even thought the GTS has a higher clock speed than even the 8800 series, the performance doesn't come close, and is outpaced by the 1950 Pro and XTX. They do offer full DX10 support, and are cheaper than the 2 Radeon cards, so don't dismiss them out of hand.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2007 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”APRIL 17, 2007â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the extension of the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series line-up to include three new graphics processing units (GPUs), bringing high-resolution gaming, stunning MicrosoftÂ® Windows VistaTM graphics, and stellar HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback to virtually everyone regardless of budget. The new GPUs that complete the world's first top-to-bottom family of DirectXÂ® 10 GPUs include:
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2007 - 03:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (April 17, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., a leading North American and European NVIDIAÂ® supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced three new BFG NVIDIA GeForceÂ® graphics cards supporting Microsoft's DirectXÂ® 10 API and Windows Vista™ operating system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2007 - 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a default speed of 610MHz/2000Mhz, the watercooled MSI NX8800GTX OC Liquid offers the fastest 8800 on the market, at least out of the box. With the integral watercooling rig, it is very easy to get going, as the reservoir and radiator are included, and meant to be attached to the rear of your case. Hardware Zone managed to get the core up to 680MHz alt
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 11, 2007 - 08:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hot Hardware's review of the ASUS EN8800GTS shows the performance you would expect from a non-overclocked 8800GTS. Where this card might get your attention is the bundle that is attached. You get full versions of 3DMark06, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, and RACE the Official WTCC game, as well as several programs to tweak performance and quality, and even a leather CD case.