AMD's design on the future of graphics

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2008 - 12:14 PM |
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InsideHW takes a step back before reviewing AMD's new 48xx graphics cards.  Instead of putting up benchmarks and maximum playable resolutions, they focus on some of the technology that allows the cards to perform well and produce the quality of graphics we have seen.  Read through their full article for a deeper look into the architecture that has helped AMD so much with this generation of graphics cards.

Source: InsideHW

Better benchmarks can be yours

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 2, 2008 - 05:44 PM |
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But that is about all the benefit you will see from nVIDIA's PhysX capable GPUs,
unless you are one of the few still playing UT3 (like me).  Those benefits that you saw in 3DMark, and heard arguing about, are really the only benefit.  UT3 is better with the stand alone card and as it stands currently, GRAW is not compatible with the GPU PhysX; which may change in the near future.  Drop by Techgage for some hard numbers on the benefits of nVIDIA's newest feature.

Source: TECHGAGE

BFG FACTORY OVERCLOCKED GEFORCE GTX 260 OC2 AND OCX GRAPHICS CARDS

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 30, 2008 - 04:48 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (June 30, 2008) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC2 and the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OCX factory overclocked graphics cards.

Backed with 24/7/365 free technical support and a lifetime warranty, the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC2 and OCX versions are factory overclocked graphics cards that go through extensive testing to find the right mix of speeds for the core, memory, and shader clocks that will produce

Diamond's Unlocked Radeon HD 4870 XOC Black Edition Graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 30, 2008 - 11:16 AM |
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CHATSWORTH, CA - June 27, 2008 - Diamond Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, launched today along with boutique system builder Smoothcreations, and Water cooling mavens, Danger Den the ATI Radeon HD 4870 XOC Black Edition graphics card. This card offers exquisite gaming capabilities combined with state of the art efficiency.

The HD 4870 is a smoking gun dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 512MB of DDR5 memory and a clock speed of 800 MHz. The memory speed is 1100 MHz and is designed with 800 stream processors.

A lot of choice at the lower end

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 27, 2008 - 01:42 PM |
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If you are looking for a graphics card update, and you budget just cannot stretch beyond $150, then the 9600 GTS is perfect for you.  Ryan tried three different models, the $130 ASUS EN9600GT Silent and ASUS EN9600GT TOP and the $150 XFX 9600 GT XXX Edition.   Read through the review and see if you want to spend the extra $20 for the overclocked version.

GeForce GTX 260s show up at Newegg

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 27, 2008 - 12:20 PM |
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Hey, look at this!  The GeForce GTX 260 896MB cards are finally showing up in stock!  You can read our review of both the GTX 260 and GTX 280 here and then head over to Newegg to pick one up!

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Introduction and the ASUS EN9600 Silent

Even with new GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA the GeForce 9600 GT is very appealing. Price drops and a large variety of cards featuring passive coolers, overclocked cores and custom heatsinks have expanded the 9600GT market to offer someone for just about everyone. If you are looking for a new budget graphics card check out out roundup of options.

Oh, grow up!!!

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 26, 2008 - 12:11 PM |
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The cries are familiar to anyone who remembers the schoolyard back in the primary grades; screams of "No fair, you cheated" echo and messages are passed via third parties, "I won't talk to him unless he talks to me first"  and "Oh ya, well he better apologize first or I won't ever speak to him".
Unfortunately, this bitching and moaning is not emanating
from small children, though you could be forgiven for thinking so, that whine you hear is coming from people who should have gotten over that type of behaviour years ago.

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And I don't Mean "Cold"

With recent accusations of "They're cheating again", I decided to dig a bit further and talk to the a few of the players in the 3D graphics world. The results may not be surprising, but the journey certainly was interesting!