Getting better and better

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 26, 2007 - 01:35 PM |
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XFX's 8800GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition sports a rather lengthy name, and some rather impressive performance.  In the testing Bjorn3D put the card through, it destroyed the GTX and used less power and produced less heat while it was doing it.  The 8800GT in general, and this card in particular, really do offer great value for the money they cost.

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Get your overclock on

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 21, 2007 - 03:04 PM |
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The Inquirer has some info that makes AMD's HD3870 (and 3850) even more attractive, it overclocks well.  The bad news is that it requires a BIOS flash to unlock, so this is a little more risky than just tweaking frequencies.  It isn't as scary as it sounds, you will need to get used to flashing cards and motherboards if you want to get the most out of your system.

Source: The Inquirer

Pushing the clock speed up on the 3850

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 02:48 PM |
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Hardware Zone had a chance to look at the PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 Xtreme 512MB with clock speeds pushed up to 720MHz and 1800MHz DDR from 670 and 1660, as well as having double the GRAM.  You can see how well this does at pushing the performance beyond the 8800GTS and giving the 8800GT a run for it's money.  Nice to see AMD back in the running again.

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW 8800 GT OC2T GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL - (November 16, 2007) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC2 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $319 USD.

"Just in time for the launch of the hottest game of the season, the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC2 512MB offers mind-blowing performance at an insane price" said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of marketing at BFG Technologies.

The game just got interesting again

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2007 - 12:25 PM |
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Things are finally heating up in the graphics world at the mid range level, with the introduction of the HD3870 and HD3850.  Not only do these cards signify a complete change in the way ATI/AMD names their cards, but they are also a huge change from the release of the HD2900 series.  These 2 cards deliver some serious performance for their price range, with the 3850 capable of out performing the 8800GT in some tests.  Check out the action at [H]ard|OCP, who test both of these ca

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Introduction and RV670

AMD has been in a difficult situation in the graphics market for some time now but their new RV670 graphics core is going to change all that, at least according to AMD. Stop in and see how the new HD 3850 and HD 3870 perform against NVIDIA's best of breed!

Two heads in one

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2007 - 01:47 PM |
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DriverHeaven has posted a review of the easiest way to get CrossFire up and running, the Visiontek 2600XT Quad.  This card is actually two 2600XTs joined at the hip, with the ability to disable the second card if you feel the need.  While even a pair of 2600XTs has difficulty keeping up with less expensive nVIDIA cards in gaming, ATI really gets to show off it's superior HD Decoding.

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Introduction and Specifications

Asus puts a new spin on the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT graphics card by including a nifty little overclocking tool - a dial on an external drive bay that also displays temperatures and frame rate.

AMD Delivers First Stream Processor with Double Precision Floating Point Technology

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2007 - 12:43 AM |
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This looks like it could be a coup for AMD's GPGPU area -- as NVIDIA has said their own double precision floating point hardware won't be around until mid-2008.

Visit http://www.amd.com/ for more info.

AMD Delivers First Stream Processor with Double Precision
Floating Point Technology

AMD FireStream 9170 and supporting Software Development
Kit unlock Stream-based Accelerated Computing

Can the special edition save the 8800GTS?

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2007 - 01:23 PM |
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We know the prices of the 8800GT and 8800GTS are rather far apart, but the performance is not.  nVIDIA has tried to remedy that by releasing a special edition GTS that has 112 shader processors, as opposed to the original 96, but still remains on t