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Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2007 - 09:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIAÂ® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today released the world's first WHQL-certified drivers for Microsoft DirectX 10, coinciding with the release of the first DirectX 10 test kit from Microsoft, which allows other hardware vendors to test their graphics processors using the DirectX 10 WHQL tests.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2007 - 07:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A teaser trailer of the new RyderMark benchmark is now available over at FileShack, in addition to the screenshots below.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 19, 2007 - 08:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware examines the effect of processor power on graphics. The 8800 can currently handle anything thrown at with ease, but if the processor can't keep up then you won't get the performance you expect. They test a series of AMD Athlon64 X2s, the 3800+ , 4200+, 4600+ and the 5000+ and also Intel Core 2 Duos, the E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700 and the X6800. Find out what effect a slower processor will have on your dream graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 16, 2007 - 08:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”FEBRUARY 16, 2007â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today released a public beta of the NVIDIAÂ® CUDA™ Software Developer Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs). GPU Computing with the CUDA SDK is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processors simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 15, 2007 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA has a firm grip on the performance crown, but ATI has kept hold of the performance for price. The 7950GT is their attempt at taking the price/performance crown away. [H]ard|OCP is the judge in this contest with the ~$260 7950GT in one corner and the X1900XT, weighing in at ~$
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2007 - 08:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has managed to pull themselves away from gaming on the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB long enough to write a review. Their findings agree with other reviews you may have seen, this is a great performing DX10 card at a good price. The only real impact the RAM has is if you have a 30" widescreen display and crank the resolution up to 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and frankly if you bought the widescreen, you probably want the full 8800 GTX anyways.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D attacks the new release of the 8800GTS in a 20 page review that covers more than one manufacturer and includes SLI testing. There were 2 major findings, the first of which the Guru summed up perfectly.
Gaming up-to 1920x1200 = Good
Gaming after 1920x1200 = Bad
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 04:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies.
Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 04:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (February 12, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 8800 GTS OC™ 320MB PCI ExpressÂ® graphics card for a suggested retail price of $349 USD.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 9, 2007 - 04:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"We are working diligently to make sure we achieve and maintain the level of driver quality and reliability that NVIDIA is known for. Over the coming weeks NVIDIA and our partners, along with the industry, will continue to update Windows Vista drivers to ensure maximum performance on 3D applications and add feature support.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2007 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has a review of a pair of very closely related cards. The HIS Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II runs at the frequencies specified by ATI and the HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo runs just a bit faster. These pair offer a nice choice, you can have a silent card for about $150 or trade in the silence for a little more oomph and pay around $200. Of course the 1950 Pro is much faster and not much more expensive that the Turbo, so you may want to keep that in mind.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 6, 2007 - 05:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has done a little sniffing around in the R600 driver, and have found 4 device names, referred to in the driver as DEV_9400, 9401, 9402 and 9403. Since ATI isn't saying anything about the upcoming names, it is guessing time and if you guess XTX, XT, PRO and GT you agree with the fellows at The Inq. Another guessing game comes from the quote below, Quad Crossfire or multiple memory devices?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2007 - 07:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews the Sapphire X1950 XTX, ATI's current flagship card, and direct competitor with the GeForce 7900 GTX. Unfortunately, they have no card that can take on the 8800 series, but this card offers a different advantage. It is priced about $200 below the 7900GTX, and is a better performer, especially if you decide to go for Crossfire.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2007 - 04:17 PM | Ryan Shrout
Late last night NVIDIA released an updated version of their GeForce 8800 Vista drivers, up to 100.59. This version adds SLI support, but ONLY for GeForce 8-series cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 30, 2007 - 05:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has a review of the new Catalyst 7.1 that was released just in time for Vista. With support for Blu-ray, HD DVD and enabling Crossfire, it will let you take advantage of new features in Vista as well as let you do everything you could in XP. Read on to find out if it can overcome the performance hit that games take in Vista.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 29, 2007 - 04:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (January 29, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 8800 GTX OC™ 768MB Water Cooled Edition PCI Express™ graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2007 - 10:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For under $300 you can get the EVGA e-GeForce 7950 GT KO, a card with power, albeit not as powerful as the 8800s or the X1950 XTX. HotHardware has posted a review of this card, running by it's lonesome as well as in SLI, so head over and check it out. There is one warning though, this is not a DX10 card, so those planning to upgrade to Vista may want to skip out on the card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS has just released the A8Jr notebook, based on the Radeon X2300. It is build to run Intel Core 2 Duo Processors on the 945PM Express Chipset. It will be powerful enough to handle Vista's Aero interface, if you are planning on switching to Vista, and is indeed the first to utilize the mobile Radeon X2300.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2007 - 08:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sitting around the $300 mark are 2 cards, one from nVidia and one from ATI and [H]ard|OCP has put them in a head to head contest. The 7950GT is based on the 90nm G71 core with 24 pixel shaders, 8 vertex shaders, and 16 ROPs with a clock speed of 550 MHz, and a 512 MB of 1.4 GHz DDR. The ATI offering has a faster core and double the pixel shaders, but only half the memory. Find out if there is a clear winner.