AMD Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 Leaks

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 03:18 PM |
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The upcoming low priced cards from AMD based on he 55nm RV670 GPU have apparently been leaked, go figure. 

Source: Daily Tech

NVIDIA is "Company of the Year" from Forbes, stock holders

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 02:50 PM |
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As an enthusiast reading this article your brain will probably implode, as usually happens when the mainstream media tries to be "hip" and "modern" in the world of gaming, but the news for NVIDIA is good none the less.

NVIDIA sheds new drivers for the holiday

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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Just about everyone can get some new drivers for their NVIDIA GPU today - just in time to load on your system for that pending holiday gift you are SURE you are getting.

AMD Releases Cat 7.12

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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AMD has now released the final Cat of the year.  7.12 is the number, and the amount of fixes are... minimal.  Better DX10 performance in Company of Heroes on HD 38x0 cards, and improved Overdrive functionality with HD 2900 cards.  On the Linux side there are quite a few more fixes.  Support for RedFlag 6.0 and OpenSUSE 10.3, as well as a handful of major fixes under OpenGL.

Source: AMD

Are GPUs a dying breed of logic?

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 18, 2007 - 03:08 PM |
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That would appear to be the case according to Charlie at The Inquirer.  Many of his points are valid, but lines like "A two generation old ATI
X1300 low end card can drive two 30" monitors" are obtuse.  Sure, they can do that with 2D and basic Vista screens but you won't be pushing dual 30" 2560x1600 displays with any gaming involved.  Also, much of the debate is based on resolutions and it doesn't completely address the fact that even if resol

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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.

Crysis and UT3 Sales Slow, PC Gaming as well?

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2007 - 01:33 PM |
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In somewhat surprising news, the gang at Shacknews has found that sales for Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 are substantially lower than we'd have predicted.  Apparently Crysis has only sold 87,000 copies while UT3 sold only 34,000 units as of last month.  Considering the huge success of UT2003 and the cult classic that was Far Cry, both of these sales results are very troublesome for a PC gaming industry that has seen the console creep up on it for years. 

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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?

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SLI's Evolution

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!

The ongoing interrogation of the 8800GTS

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 12, 2007 - 01:48 PM |
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If you don't think you have found out everything you can possibly know about the new 8800GTS, or want to see how different vendors handled this new card, check out the Tech Report's review of the EVGA 8800GTS.  The SLI testing they did offers even more confusion into nVIDIA's naming scheme, as now we have a GTS model that can outperform GTX cards, and GT that can out perform the older GTS.  Just try figuring out which card you need, can afford, and most of call ... can actually find for sale.