X marks the spot

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2009 - 06:19 PM |
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XFX has taken their love of factory overclocked cards and applied it to their HD4890 XXX and priced it only $20 above their reference model.  The overclock is not huge, a mere 50MHz which pushed the core clock from 850 to 900, which gives a small but noticeable bump to it's speed. 
Along with that bump comes a copy of HAWX and assorted connectors for the graphics card.&n

Nero Move It brings GPU acceleration with CUDA

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2009 - 09:30 PM |
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Today we had a chance to talk with Nero about an upcoming update to their Nero Move It software that will enable quite a few new features as well as support for accelerated transcoding using NVIDIA GPUs.

The Nero Move It software is an application set that allows a user to collect, organize, publish and transcode multimedia files to and from various devices.  It works with your desktop as well as numerous portable devices like the PSP, Blackberry and iPhone.  The update for the software, free to existing owners, will introduce CUDA support. 

 

Get a serious upgrade for low money

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2009 - 10:15 PM |
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If you can find it for sale, the SilenX IXG-80HA2 VGA cooler with the optional fan kit can give you a significant boost in performance or a reduction in noise.  Made to fit almost any of the new cards from AMD and nVIDIA, in Think Computers testing it at full speed allowed them to increase clock speeds by over 30% and still kept the temperatures below the stock cooler at factory speeds.  For those who are simply sick of hearing the noise generated by their HD4870 or other card, the low and medium settings on this cooler enables silent running, while still keeping the temperatures bel

First Look at Larrabee Wafer

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2009 - 10:23 PM |
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Hardware FR attended Intel's IDF in China this year and they came away with the first photographic evidence of the existence of a finished Larrabee processor.  Near the end of their article, they have a picture of Pat Gelsinger hoisting up a 12 inch (300 mm) wafer full of supposed Larrabee dies.  While the picture is somewhat grainy, we can see that each individual die is very large.  Hardware FR believes that each individual die is around 600 mm square.  After squinting at the picture I count

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's SuperPipe!!!

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 9, 2009 - 03:55 PM |
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As you can tell someone is a doctor if they have the right letters after their last name, you can tell a graphics card is not a reference model if it has a posse from Alphabet Street following it around.  For instance, the MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC does not run at spec, but then again, it doesn't beat stock speeds by much.  The GPU is 680MHz, 32MHz higher than stock, while the memory is 2.5GHz having been pushed up half as much as the GPU, a whole 16MHz.  They didn't even touch the shader clock.  [H]ard|OCP was able to push the card beyond that point and the cooling solution

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst 9.4 Windows release

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 8, 2009 - 07:20 PM |
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New Features

  • ATI Catalyst 9.4 - New ATI OverDrive auto-tuning application
  • ATI Catalyst 9.4 includes a new ATI Overdrive auto-tune application to estimate the over-clocked engine and memory values for ATI Overdrive supported ATI Radeon Graphics accelerators
  • Designed for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series

Resolved Issue Highlights

Source: AMD

Our new spring silicon is in

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2009 - 04:24 PM |
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If you somehow missed out on the big launch last week, the new spring cards have arrived from both GPU makers, the nVIDIA GTX 275 and the AMD HD 4890.  The nVIDIA card is not intended to be the new top of the line card, nor is the 4890.  Instead they fill that middle range between their current single

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ATI FirePro 3D Graphics Accelerators Offered On Top-To-Bottom Line of HP Workstations

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2009 - 03:16 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 6, 2009 - AMD today announced that its top-to-bottom line of industry-leading ATI FirePro graphics accelerators are now featured in the new HP Z Workstations.

Source: AMD

Not (completely) a paper launch

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 04:44 PM |
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Perhaps the biggest question on peoples minds with the release of AMD's HD4890 and nVIDIA's GTX 275 is whether they can be purchased.  In AMD's case the answer is that yes you can, nVIDIA and partners however didn't quite manage to get any out the door.  That may be related to the development behind the cards, as they seem to be quite different in that respect.  AMD's is quite obviously a new card that will sit in the channel for a long while, at leas

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES VERSATILE GEFORCE GTX 275 OC

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 04:12 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (April 2, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC graphics card that offers outstanding PC gaming performance and advanced processing power in other applications from which even non gamers can benefit.

The BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC with CUDA technology provides superior gaming performance as well as ad