Speaking of good news that's hard to believe ...

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2008 - 12:21 PM |
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According to some NDA-breaking benchmarks on a site in China; PCOnline.com.cn, the new AMD 3870X2 pulls ahead of an 8800Ultra in 3DMark06 scoring 14573 to 10676 with 4xAA and 16AF @ 1280x1024.  The Crysis scores are rather impressive too, although nVIDIA's card manages to keep top spot. 

Source: InsideHW

Finding the GRAM sweet spot

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2008 - 02:21 PM |
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MSIs' NX8800GT-T2D256E-OC goes the opposite way of the Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB, by halving the normal amount of memory on the 8800GT, as opposed to doubling it.  The Hardware Zone tested it, and found it lacking in certain areas.  If you never plan on showing HD content, or you have a sub 22" monitor that can't go beyond 1680x1050, then you won't be too disappointed with this cards lack of memory.  Unfortunately, the MSRP that Hardware Zone was given is awfully close to the pric

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT: G94 Arrives Early

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2008 - 06:45 PM |
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An interesting package hit my door step yesterday and in it were two graphics cards of unknown origin.  Well, not completely unknown since I bought them from a PC Perspective Forums member, but their REAL origin is a mystery.  Why the secrets?  Turns out these cards unreleased GeForce 9600 GT cards.  No, really.  And yeah, I just BOUGHT them. 

Getting the most from your graphics

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 16, 2008 - 02:32 PM |
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One of the quickest ways to spend a good chunk of money every paycheque is to upgrade your video card every time the factory overclocked version gets a bump of a few MHz.  It doesn't have to be that way, it isn't that difficult or expensive to do it yourself.  Of course any time you overclock you run into the possibility of killing the part you are pushing beyond spec.  If that risk doesn't deter you, CPU3D has just released a new graphics overclocking guide.  Start your first overclocking project, or

Source: CPU3D

I don't think the lower temperature is the selling point they were going for

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2008 - 01:49 PM |
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The Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB looks good to begin with, for only $20 you get double the memory of a regular 8800GT.  Unfortunately we have been disappointed in the past with cards sporting 1 GB of memory, and [H]ard|OCP discovered that this card is no different, 1 GB of RAM on a card of this speed doesn't do anything.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD's graphics refresh, RV670

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 8, 2008 - 01:52 PM |
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On paper the new Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Atomic sports the same features as the RV600, apart from the die shrink.  What is new(ish) is the Vapour Chamber Technology, which is claimed as a break through new cooling for graphics cards.  It sounds really neat until you see the graphic in the Elite Bastards review, where you realize that this breakthrough is pretty much a heatpipe flattened into a plate.  The new architecture does reveal some improvement

Not pictured below - COD4 running at 2560x1600

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2008 - 05:51 PM |
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Although Ryan is sharing pics of the new graphics card that we will be seeing from AMD, he is keeping the game play to himself.  If we don't see any more updates from CES today, it's probably fair to assume that Ryan got 'stuck' at that table.



Source: AMD

AMD Introduces ATI Mobility RadeonT HD 3000 Series

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2008 - 11:21 AM |
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LAS VEGAS (2008 International CES) - Jan. 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of discrete graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs. The initial offerings consist of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series allows notebook users to experience the full power of HD through graphics processing designed to satisfy the most demanding mobile users at work and play.

Source: AMD

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 outed

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 3, 2008 - 06:00 PM |
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It would seem our buddies at HardOCP have the scoop on some upcoming NVIDIA hardware: the 9800 GX2 card.  According to Kyle's information, the card sports a pair of G92-based GPUs with 128 SPs each on two separate PCBs.  It also appears to have a total of 1GB of memory on-board and will be the new "flagship" card from NVIDIA taking the highest priced spot from the 8800 Ultra card.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Revenge of the little brother

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 3, 2008 - 12:13 PM |
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The HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 TurboX runs at almost the exact same clock speeds as the more expensive 3870, and offers a few benefits as well.  It is designed to draw less power, especially when it takes advantage of the several PowerPlay states that the Guru of 3D discovered, and thanks to the inclusion of some powerful 3rd party cooling, it runs cooler as well.  The price is very much in line with the 3870, and the factory overclock is not the limit to

Source: Guru of 3D