Manufacturer: NVIDIA

The End/Beginning

NVIDIA gave media a preview of all the features coming in the new 180.xx driver set known internally as 'Big Bang II' and we have all the information for you here today. Even better, you can get a very early beta of these drivers if you are picking up Far Cry 2 as well!


Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2008 - 12:54 PM |

All BFG graphics cards on the BFG Store are at least 10%
, and all BFG power supplies (including Scratch and Dent!) are 30% off!

On top of the instant savings, there is an additional $20
off via mail in rebate on the GTX 280 OC, GTX 260 OC MAXCORE, and
the GTX 260 OC - so be sure to view the product page to download the
rebate form.


Humor in tech: Mac gets all excited about H.264 decoding

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 20, 2008 - 07:12 PM |

Want to see one of the many reasons PC nerds and Mac nerds don't get along?  Check out this story that discusses the supposedly "newly added" H.264 decode acceleration on the MacOS X platform that is "mysterious".  The author questions whether support for the technology will be added to previous Mac computers rather than be a secret feature on current MacBooks

Source: Ars Technica

The Earth is falling on NVIDIA

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 20, 2008 - 07:05 PM |

We have been seeing these rumors for some time, and now information is supposedly posted on Fudzilla that only six of NVIDIA's current partners are going to survive "the culling".  The apparent reason for the removal of some partners is to keep competition from over flooding the market. 

Source: General

NVIDIA MCP82 chipset details leak

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2008 - 05:30 PM |

While we aren't sure of the validity of these specs yet, they sure do look interesting and put into question the idea that NVIDIA would be leaving the chipset business.

S3 Graphics Showcases GPGPU Functionality with S3FotoPro Image Enhancement Application

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2008 - 02:50 PM |

Fremont, California, October 17, 2008 - S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and HD Multimedia technologies, today announced the availability of S3FotoPro, a GPGPU application using the latest programmable architecture powered by the Chrome 400 Series GPUs.

Source: S3 Graphics
Manufacturer: General

A busy segment, Radeon HD 4550 Card

Several new cards have been released from AMD recently in the sub-$70 graphics market including the Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350 to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce 9500 GT and its recent price drop. Oh, and S3 Graphics is back in the mix with the new Chrome 440 GTX.

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro CX - The Accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2008 - 01:26 PM |

SANTA CLARA, CA-OCTOBER 16, 2008 - Today NVIDIA introduced its new accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, the NVIDIA Quadro CX. This new GPU provides creative professionals with a faster, better, more reliable way to maximize their creativity. Quadro CX was architected to deliver the best performance for the new GPU-optimized features of Adobe Creative Suite 4.

"Adobe is at the forefront of the Visual Computing Revolution," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVDIA.

Source: NVIDIA

Highlights of the Catalyst 8.10 Windows release

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2008 - 03:55 PM |

Performance improvements

  • Unreal Tournament 3: Performance increases of up to 15% are seen when using the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series or ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series of products
  • Prey: Performance increases between 2% to 5% are seen on ATI CrossFire configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, and ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series of products

New Features

Catalyst Control Center enhancements:

Source: AMD

Shoving a little extra memory in

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 14, 2008 - 01:49 PM |

The HD4870 now comes in three distinct flavours, the X2, the original 512MB version and now the supersized 1GB version.  The doubling of memory is the only difference between the 512MB

Source: [H]ard|OCP