The ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight
We have said over and over again that the mid-range GPU market is a mess - a great mess of fantastic performance and value. Today we are taking a look at a pair of new graphics cards from ASUS and Sapphire that fit snuggly into the sub-$150 field. The ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight edition and Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Vapor go up against the HD 4770 to see who comes out on top.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 5, 2009 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Knowing that an nVIDIA GTX 275 can hit a Core of 702MHz from the 633MHz stock speed, that it's GDDR3 can reach 1296MHz from a 1134MHz stock and that the Shader clock goes all the way to 1656MHz from 1404MHz is good, but it doesn't tell the full story. Overclocking everything as far as it can go can be an effective method, but it lacks finesse. Doing so makes it hard to judge which part has the most impact on performance or if overclocking that part has done nothing whatsoever. AnandTec
AMD is on a tear now
Today at Computex, AMD has unveiled its first DirectX 11 compliant part, but the announcement is more about the overall features that DX11 introduces rather than the specific part that AMD has already fabricated in conjunction with TSMC on their fledgling 40nm process. Read on for the full scoop.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2009 - 03:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
While wandering around the nearly-deserted Hall 1 of Computex, we ran into some friends at Gigabyte that had a couple of interesting things to show us.
First up was a custom built Radeon HD 4890 1GB graphics card that will come overclocked to 900 MHz compared to the 850 MHz stock frequency.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2009 - 10:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
Imagine my excitement when I heard the words "free 3D vision" muttered by the CEO of NVIDIA at a recent press conference!?! After all, in my testing of the active-shutter glasses-based 3D Vision gaming accessory I found the experience to be simply awesome and I urged every user to give this technology a try for themselves, even if it meant hunting down a demo. And now to get it for FREE??
Unfortunately what NVIDIA was referring to was this:
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2009 - 06:09 AM | Ryan Shrout
In what will likely be one of the biggest boons for the ION platform and the netbook/nettop market, NVIDIA and Adobe just announced a partnership for GPU-accelerated Flash content: both games and video.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For those who have chosen an uncommon upgrade path or who simply spent every penny they could on their graphics subsystem, some of the results from X-Bit Labs multi-GPU benchmarks will be familiar. For the rest of us, it is a bit of an eye opener to see just how multiple GPUs perform in three way. The final conclusions compare performance differences between SLI and 3x SLI, 3x SLI versus 3x Crossfire and 3x SLI versus 4x Crossfire, and you can see that there can be a huge difference
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 28, 2009 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2009 - 07:36 AM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA might have thought it was all going to be rosy news over the weekend, what with the announcement of the Lenovo S12 notebook integrating the NVIDIA ION chipset, but not if this story pans out. Apparently Dell is on the edge of removing NVIDIA from its entire lineup of desktop and notebook PCs. If true, this could be very bad news for NVIDIA. The Inquirer believes that NVIDIA's probl