Higher clock, lower price

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 17, 2007 - 05:14 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has a review of the fastest air cooled graphics card on the planet.  MSI overclocked a 8800 Ultra, but stuck with air cooling, which means the overclock isn't that impressive, only 48MHz on the core and 70MHz on the memory.  The big news is that it is the cheapest 8800 Ultra you can buy.  Read on to see if the extra money is worth it, or if you are still better off wit

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Diamond's back, with the 1GB HD 2900XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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This card runs at the stock 742MHz on the GPU, and a nice 2000MHz for the memory.  X-bit Labs picked up a pair for a big SLI versus CrossFire showdown, with both DX9 and DX10 being tested.  The testing reveals some interesting performance characteristics, as well as highlighting serious differences in the way games use nVIDIA versus ATI and dual graphics setups.  The oddest benchmark would have to be Neverwinter Nights 2, where the Radeon performs better at 2560x1600 than it does at 1920x

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD Leaks New Graphics Card Models

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 11, 2007 - 10:59 AM |
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You have to love it when the company itself is responsible for information leak as is the case here.  It appears that AMD put in the names for a few unannounced graphics cards in the driver release files of Catalyst 7.9. 

The latest driver revision, numbered 7.9, includes fixes for all
versions of Windows as well as specific improvements related to Enemy
Territory: Quake Wars, the demo for which is out this week.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD Details Strategic Open Source Graphics Driver Development Initiative

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2007 - 11:12 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif -- September 7, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a major strategic initiative to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon graphics processors. The week of September 10th, AMD plans to provide an open source information and development package supporting the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series as well as ATI Radeon X1000 series of graphics processing units (GPU) on Linux desktops. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.

Source: AMD

AMD and NVIDIA Battle over New HQV Results

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 11:07 AM |
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It would seem that AMD has taken offense to the results that NVIDIA is posting about their image quality in the new HD HQV benchmark.  Apparently AMD thinks that NVIDIA's drivers are increasing noise filtering to get better scores but that their IQ suffers greatly on other IQ tests because of it.

Source: Daily Tech

NVIDIA GPU Partner Finds Way to Add HDMI

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 11:03 AM |
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A little-known NVIDIA graphics card partner is claiming to have found a way to include DVI audio on GeForce 8-series graphics boards thus allowing for NVIDIA's own version of a DVI-to-HDMI dongle.  This will not however integrate any kind of sound chip on the graphics card itself, but will depend on external solutions.

Source: The Inquirer

Open source nVIDIA

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 4, 2007 - 12:28 PM |
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You can get a lot of information about the Nouveau project and the team that is trying to bring open source 3D graphics to Linux, over at Linux.com.  Some veterans of the R300 project, which did the same thing for ATI/AMD drivers, are taking their success onto the next major graphics card manufacturer.  They also mention ways in which Linux users can help out, either getting involved in the development, or just doing end-user testing.

Source: Linux.com

Two GPUs for you

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2007 - 01:24 PM |
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GECUBE is back with the Gemini 3, two overclocked HD2600XT cards in one.  It gives you a chance to essentially run 2 cards while taking up one slot and a lot less space.  It will be interesting to see if this board can be run in Crossfire before the new Quad-GPU support of the upcoming AMD 790 chipset.  Get a good look at this board, and what it can do, at TweakTown.

Source: TweakTown