A new GPU for a new DirectX
AMD is making a splash again with another new GPU that aims to take NVIDIA head on and force a shift in the graphics card market. The Radeon HD 5870, previously known as the Evergreen architecture, offers up twice as many shader processors as the HD 4800-series of cards at higher clock speeds. And the new AMD Eyefinity technology is something you have to see to understand!
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2009 - 07:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know that a lot of you are very eager to get all the information you can about AMD's upcoming graphics card as well as the AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming technology. Well as I was sitting here this evening, I decided to share some of the videos I had been creating for our upcoming review since they are no longer under NDA.
Lucid makes quite a showing
Last year we met a darling new company by the name of LucidLogix, or just Lucid, that promised to deliver "near linear scaling" on multi-GPU performance without the requirements of SLI or CrossFire. We have finally seen the technology in action on a production level motherboard coming from MSI and even see an AMD and NVIDIA graphics card share the workload!
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2009 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AGP slot has some serious staying power and the folks at VisionTek have ensured that it will stay around in old systems sitting around chugging on Distributed Computing projects and in low heat and noise situations like streaming video and recipe websites in the kitchen. VisionTek has managed to convert an HD3650 into an AGP card, and while the AGP bus is inherently slower than PCI Express, the sheer power of the new DX10.1 card blows away the old competition. Bring some life back to an old system with some help
A GTX By Any Other Name...
Before AMD unleashes their latest foray into the graphics market, we have the chance to look at the current fastest, single GPU video card around. MSI has differentiated their product with a unique (and surprisingly effecting) cooler which adds to the value of their offering. While we can't prognosticate about how well it will fare against upcoming products, we can see how well it performs against what is available today.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 15, 2009 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's Lightning series of overclocked graphics cards have garnered a large following thanks to the ease in which you can install a card that is already proven to run at higher than stock frequencies. Their newest is a 275GTX Lightning with its GPU pushed up 67MHz and 1792MB of memory clocked 32MHz higher than stock. In [H]ard|OCP's testing this equated to
some rather nice performance, the problem came with MSI's MRSP which is in the range of the superior 285GTX. Still the card i
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2009 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On August 31st 2009, AMD reached a new software development milestone – the world's first Microsoft WHQL certificated graphics driver for DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11.
AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 04:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 01:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
A card with 6 DisplayPort outputs on a single card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 9, 2009 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the most exciting things about the ypcoming Evergreen family is multiple monitor support and Nordic Hardware managed to get a glimpse at how the Radeon HD 5870 Six will do it. As the implies, the 5870 six will support up to 6 displays at a time and its secret weapon will be familiar to Apple users, it will be the Mini DisplayPort