The return of the $800+ graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2009 - 03:24 PM |
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You may remember a nVIDIA video card from a ways back, that was never released in any large number nor bought in any large amount as it was pushing $1000 and no matter the performance, it was simply too much for most to even consider buying.  Those days have returned, with the introduction of the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC.  It is a limited edition card, it is heavily overclocked and it does have a high end self-contained liquid-cooling loop, but it is a

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AMD Juniper DX11 card shown in picture form

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 20, 2009 - 05:10 PM |
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These pictures were passed to us, obviously originally posted over at ChipHell, of the upcoming AMD DX11 graphics card, codenamed Juniper.  This is the mainstream offering while the Cyprus part will supposedly be the high end GPU of the Evergreen line.


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Quake Live will add subscription options, still free to play

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 19, 2009 - 03:12 PM |
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While we didn't get a chance to get the news up during the show, there were a couple of interesting news bits to come out of QuakeCon 2009 - not the least of which was word that the advertising-based business model for Quake Live was not panning out as well as hoped.  John Carmack, in his opening day keynote, stated as much:

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Introduction and Features

The massive influx of mid-range GPUs has made for a feeding frenzy by consumers looking for budget graphics solutions. Mid-range offerings from NVIDIA and ATI have completely saturated the market with sub-$100 graphics cards that can almost play Crysis Warhead at decent resolutions. Some video cards priced just over the $100 mark can easily play Crysis and other GPU-intensive games like Far Cry 2 and World in Conflict at higher resolutions too.

'Little people' GPU wrestling

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2009 - 12:45 PM |
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In one corner you have AMD's fast card, the $200 Radeon HD 4890 1GB and in the other corner a pair of
HD 4770s that together add up to $220
.  The pair of cards have access to more shaders, while the single card has better memory bandwidth making the contest look inter

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ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 Driver - Everything you want to know and why you should care

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 05:58 PM |
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With five months of ATI Catalyst driver blogs under our belt, we are seeing a growing engagement from the community via this blog site. Please keep up the great comments and suggestions and we will endeavor to answer as many as we can. So, without further ado – let me introduce the ATI Catalyst 9.8 Driver Release!

Game Optimizations: ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 Driver

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AMD demos DX11 hardware at QuakeCon 2009

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 03:50 PM |
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UPDATE: We have embedded a video we showed at our workshop for a video preview of DX11 in action!!

UPDATE 2: I have also added the trailer for DiRT 2 shown at QuakeCon 2009, a game that will be utilizing DX11

Cry Havok and let loose the PhysX war

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 13, 2009 - 02:58 PM |
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In one corner is the CPU calculated physics software called Havok and in the other corner is what used to be Ageia's and is now nVIDIA's proprietary GPU physics program, PhsyX.

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Catalyst 9.8 to be previewed at QuakeCon 2009

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:35 PM |
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It looks like AMD GPU fans attending QuakeCon 2009 (and you really should) will get a bit of an early dig into the world of the Catalyst 9.8 drivers.  According to this post on Catalyst driver lead Terry Makedon's twitter page, users interested in getting the first taste of 9.8 should be following him:

SLI coming to P55 chipset and Lynnfield CPU, but what about 3-Way?

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:23 PM |
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A couple of days ago news began to spread that (surprise!!) SLI support was coming to the world of Lynnfield and the P55 chipset.  Why this was a shock to so many people was confusing to me as motherboards had been advertised with "SLI Support" since Computex in June.  We saw examples from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte as well as several other brands.