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AMD R680 - Dual GPU graphics card
AMD is aiming for enthusiast-class performance with their new Radeon HD 3870 X2 card and they want the areas that the 8800 Ultra and GTX from NVIDIA have held onto for a long time now. Can this new dual-GPU card really do that without busting outside the power envelope of them as well?
The 256MB 8800 GT Shakes the Lineup
The XFX 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog Edition is the first we have reviewed of the 256MB 8800 GTs -- and we aren't that impressed. Sorry XFX, it looks like NVIDIA dropped a stinker in the wake of the 8800 GTS 512MB...
The 8800 GT Cooling Issue
Think your new 8800 GT could use some extra cooling power? We do too and here are a couple of our favorite options. Both Thermaltake and Thermalright have good choices for different segments of users.
An Early Sneak Peek
AMD let a few members of the press get some hands on time with upcoming technology that will allow entry-level gamers combine the power of an IGP chipset with a low-cost discrete graphics board. Will this new hybrid CrossFire turn into something great?
Let's hope that the ghost of Quad SLI doesn't come up and bite us, be we are actually really impressed with the performance of 3-Way SLI running today on an nForce 680i SL motherboard. Come read how plugging three 8800 Ultra cards into your system and warm your heart and your home!
G92 Gets an Upgrade
NVIDIA is following up the wildly popular 8800 GT with a revised 8800 GTS model that has 512MB of memory, 128 stream processors and core and SP speeds higher than an 8800 GTX or Ultra. Don't know what that means? It's fast!
The EVGA KO Edition Card
The GeForce 8800 GT is one of the most successful graphics chips in recent memory as it was able to marry high speed and low costs. Now if only you could find one! But if you do, how about any overclocked model like this one from EVGA?!
The AGEIA PhysX mod for the newly released Unreal Tournament is out and we take some time to sit down and play it. Does it make the new $99 price of the PhysX cards more interesting or is it another flop?
Introduction and RV670
AMD has been in a difficult situation in the graphics market for some time now but their new RV670 graphics core is going to change all that, at least according to AMD. Stop in and see how the new HD 3850 and HD 3870 perform against NVIDIA's best of breed!
Introduction and Specifications
Asus puts a new spin on the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT graphics card by including a nifty little overclocking tool - a dial on an external drive bay that also displays temperatures and frame rate.
G92 Details - The NVIDIA 8800 GT
The NVIDIA 8800 GT looks to be the best deal in a graphics card in many years offering performance on par with $400 GPUs for about half the price! Come see how the XFX model we reviewed stands up to the competition.
RV670 and DX 10.1 Details
We get a hold of some interesting information on the upcoming RV670 graphics card from AMD just as the release of NVIDIA's 8800 GT card is about to hit. Coincidence? I think not.
Crysis Demo Overview and Testing Setup
The single player demo of Crysis was released just yesterday and we have put together a quick performance preview, even while on the road! Come in and see how our top systems are able to handle the graphical beast that is Crysis!
Introduction and Menus
Epic Games is set to release their first demo for Unreal Tournament 3 and to say the suspense is building would be quite an understatement. Curious to see some screen shots and how the game performs on an array of NVIDIA and AMD cards?
Jumping Right To It
Okay, we admit it, this is too soon. But AMD has the world abuzz about the upcoming Catalyst 7.10 'Shoot-em-up' drivers and we need to see how they affected our round up of DX10 titles we tested last week. Here's the update.
DX10 Gaming Arrives
DX10 gaming is finally here and we take all the current titles out for a spin with high-end cards from NVIDIA and AMD to see which ones come out on top.
The End of Rasterization
We have been interested in the idea of raytracing replacing rasterization for real-time computer graphics for quite a while. At a recent event held by Intel, we were able to meet with a team at Intel dedicated to advancing the performance and quality of raytraced gaming.
A Brief Historical Background
Diamond is back in the graphics game again, this time with the first 1GB graphics to hit the consumer market. Their new Viper HD 2900 XT 1GB card attempts to make the latest AMD GPU look more appealing than we originally saw it at launch time. Does doubling the memory to 1GB really help?
XLR8 Your Gaming Experience
PNY is getting back in the graphics card game again and their latest 8800 GTX XLR8 Overclocked Edition model looks to entice the enthusiasts back into their fold.
BFG's ThermoIntelligence Technology
The BFG 8600 GTS OC2 ThermoIntelligence graphics card brings a new cooler design to NVIDIA's mid-range graphics card with higher clock speeds as well. Does it out perform the stock cards enough to warrant the price gap?