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A happy holiday to YOU!

December is here and with comes an absolute onslaught of quality PC games to take up every last bit of your vacation time. Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Space, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and Left 4 Dead are all great games but which of these are really going to push your gaming PC to limits? If you need to upgrade, is NVIDIA's or AMD's architecture more apt to perform well with them today?

If the HD4850 is just a bit too much ...

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 1, 2008 - 12:36 PM |
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The HD4830 is receiving a lot of positive reviews, but at ~$120, it may not fit the bill as a stocking stuffer for an builder of HTPCs or a part time gamer.

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Hard to find, but well worth looking for

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2008 - 05:29 PM |
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Sapphire are the only company offering the HD4850 X2, the little brother of the 4870 X2.  With only the one supplier, these cards can be hard to spot, but from Ryan's testing, you can see this card pushes past the GTX 280 in the majority of tests.  It also has a very unique back plate featuring four DVI outputs as well as an S-Video, giving you serious support for multi-monitor set ups.  Read his full review at the top of

BFG Gives Free Upgrade to PCI Express for BFG AGP card holders

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2008 - 12:53 PM |
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The PCI Express bus type for graphics cards is
the standard going forward for all systems and motherboards. In fact,
AGP is no longer being supported.

If
you were to upgrade your system or motherboard now or in the future,
you would need a PCI Express graphics card to support that new system,
which would improve your overall performance in 3D games and video
processing.

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Finally the X2 card we were promised

We were promised the Radeon HD 4850 X2 card months ago but only now are we getting our hands on retail samples. Can this latest dual-GPU graphics solution from AMD hope to change the landscape against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280?

Time for nVIDIA to switch drivers

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 20, 2008 - 05:46 PM |
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nVIDIA's new driver revision, 180, offers some nice benefits to those who install it.  SLI on multiple monitors is much easier now, with the software allowing you to choose which display gets the SLI, as opposed to completely disabling monitors and playing with plugs.  PhsyX support is also made a little easier, so you can easily choose which nVIDIA card will run your graphics and which will handle the physics processing. AnandTech walks you through all of it here.

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VIA Collaborates with OpenChrome on Open Source Video Driver

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 20, 2008 - 11:23 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 20 November 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the next step in its ongoing cooperation with the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community.

Building on the recent release of the VIA graphics driver available on the VIA Linux Portal, VIA is actively collaborating with the OpenChrome development team on their Open Source graphics driver - initially assisting with multi-head support and RandR function.

This gold isn't the soundest investment

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 18, 2008 - 12:21 PM |
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The Gainward

HD 4870 1024MB Golden Sample runs 25MHz over stock at 775MHz on the GPU and 100MHz faster for the memory clock, effectively 4,000MHz when you push the Turbo button.  That is enough speed to notice an improvement over the basic HD4870 and the non-standard cooling solution did help with the heat.  The increase in performance does come at an increase in price, on high enough that bit-tech would not really recommend this card as a good value, especially w

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A custom cooled 9800 GT

The 9800 GT is based on the aged-yet-powerful G92 GPU from NVIDIA that has seen life on the shelf for well over a year now. The new ASUS EN9800 GT Matrix card gives the 9800 GT a face lift with custom cooling and over-spec clock rates.

Fun with the financial analyst

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2008 - 03:28 PM |
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Before Ryan started in on a marathon session listening to AMD present technical data to a bunch of suits with a lot of money, he had the time to post about AMD's plans for stream processing.  Among all the announcements expected today, the idea of utilizing the GPU for an incredibly varied list of tasks is maybe the most interesting.  Read his full article to see why that is.