AMD's open source graphics continue to expand

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2007 - 05:10 PM |
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Following hot on the heels of the 7.10 driver that helped Windows users comes the 8.42 driver for Linux.  Phoronix gave it a try and are more than happy with the results.  Head over to check out just how much better you can expect to run things.  It looks like AMD is on the ball when it comes to drivers, if not so much on the hardware side.

Source: Phoronix

Cooler, quieter, faster

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2007 - 05:31 PM |
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Arctic Cooling has recently released the big brother to S2 the Accelero S1, and for $20-$30 you can set up either a perfectly quiet VGA cooling system, or strap up to 2 fans onto it to get some serious cooling.  Bjorn3D didn't try pushing the graphics card they had attached it to, as they were focusing strictly on the cooler, but when the temperatures are lowered, the clock speed gets a chance to go up.

Source: Bjorn3D

The Professional

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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The HD 2900 Pro was released to the world without any fanfare, almost as if AMD was embarrassed by it.  Nonetheless, Neoseeker noticed and grabbed one to benchmark.  On the face, the card seemed a fair match up to the 8800GTS 320MB version, but tempted by the similarity to the XT, Neoseeker tried overclocking it.  They were surprised to see it hit a core clock speed of 858 MHz and 1800MHz for the DDR memory, and suddenly it became a whole new card.

Source: Neoseeker

AMD Introduces New Tuner Products to Deliver Exceptional HDTV on PCs

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2007 - 11:55 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - October 15, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV on the PC. Available through VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America, ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express transform PCs into exceptional high definition digital video recorders. The TV Wonder family of products is AMD LIVE!

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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?

Get it before it's gone

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 10, 2007 - 06:05 PM |
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nVIDIA has been hinting that the 320MB versions of their cards don't have much time left in the channel.  That doesn't mean that they, or their partners, are slacking off.  Case and point is the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Fatal1ty up for review at The Hardware Zone.  With a core clock set 150MHz above stock and the RAM a full 400MHz above stock there is some serious competition for the 8800 GTX 320MB version.

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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.

NVIDIA 8800 GTS 320MB End of Lifed

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:51 PM |
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According to the Inquirer NVIDIA might have knocked off the 320MB version of the 8800 GTS in preparation for the upcoming G92 release.

We knew that Nvidia was planning to kill the 8800GTS 320MB in order to make
room for the 65nm die-shrink that the world has come to know as G92.

Source: The Inquirer

GPU-Z Utility Released

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:49 PM |
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If you like the CPU-Z application for your overclocking or informational purposes, you'll probably find the new GPU-Z utility just as handy.

GPU-Z does not hide its similarity to CPU-Z when it comes to the user
interface, but the job at hand is absolutely massive. There are numerous
graphics chips on the market in most insane combinations, discrete or
integrated, and so on.

Source: The Inquirer

Dual GPU RV670 On the Rise?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 8, 2007 - 01:47 PM |
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A new rumor is circulating that a dual-GPU RV670 graphics card could be coming from AMD early next year. 

Source: General