Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2009 - 02:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you are an AMD graphics card user there is an updated driver available for you today with the release of Catalyst 9.12. There aren't a lot of performance changes in this driver (only 3DMark Vantage and STALKER: Call of Pripyat are noted) but there are some nice feature additions:
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2009 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 14, 2009 - 07:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting news release crossed my inbox this evening that has some very compelling implications. Kaspersky and NVIDIA want us all to know that Kaspersky is "leveraging CUDA
with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to dramatically improve the performance of their
security software solutions by 360 times when compared to a Core2 Duo."
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 9, 2009 - 12:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
3D technology continues to gain ground with mainstream TVs being released this winter with support for the up and coming visual enhancement. One of the most exciting things coming for the world of 3D is the introduction of 3D Blu-ray movies coming later this year. I definitely expect a lot of noise to be made at January's Consumer Electronics Show about it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 7, 2009 - 02:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As far as the factory overclock goes, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X isn't really impressive; 710MHz/1160MHz versus the reference 700MHz/1150MHz
and costing an extra $20 or so. That isn't the real trick with this card, the Vapor-X moniker signifies a special cooler on the card, one that keeps your temperatures about 11C lower, according to the testing done at L
Late week announcement made
Intel made a surprise announcement on Friday that it was basically canceling the current version of the Larrabee project, the discrete GPU that Intel has been talking about since early 2007. While the project lives on and the team continues to push for many-core x86 designs for GPUs in the future, it looks like that just got a whole lot later.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 3, 2009 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 1, 2009 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As GPUs learn how to do more and more things it is almost a waste to let it idle now. If you aren't gaming then you can get Folding@Home to use those spare cycles, but there is more that it can do. The recent release of Flash 10 sees the introduction of a Flash player that can utilize the GPU as oppose to your overworked CPU. Now Benchmark Reviews wants to ensure that your movie playback, either SD or HD, takes advantage of that expensive GPU in your system to ensure smooth playback.
The GT 240 GPU and card from Galaxy
NVIDIA has another new GPU to share with the world, this time in the form of the GeForce GT 240. While this new offering is not intended for the high end gaming market at all, it does offer some decent graphics performance for a card priced around $100. But can it even keep pace with current cards at the same cost??
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 27, 2009 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been a while since we've seen a review of an unbalanced Crossfire setup, so drop by Overclockers Club to see an HD 5870 and an HD 5850,
that they managed to get their hands on somehow, paired on a Core i7 920 system. They overclocked the HD5850 to the same speeds as the HD5870, 1GHz GPU and 1200MHz for the memory. The boost they saw was impressive, the Catalys