Update: Upcoming Catalyst 9.3 last to support R500 and below

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2009 - 12:00 AM |
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I just found out with the upcoming release of the Catalyst 9.3 driver (sometime in mid-March), ATI will officially stop supporting Radeon cards based on the R500 architecture and earlier with the monthly driver releases.  Instead, those older GPUs will be supported on a quarterly driver release schedule.  (Note: Catalyst 9.3 will support ALL Radeon GPUs - 9.4 and beyond will implement "legacy status" on the aforementioned cards.)

Could someone please put the marketers back where they belong

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 3, 2009 - 12:39 PM |
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Apart from the die shrink and a small increase in the memory size and default clocks, the newly announced NVIDIA GTS 250 is an 8800GTS that spent a short while as the 9800 GTX (sometimes with a +).  Knowing that, it really comes as no surprise that the card performs almost identically to it's previous incarnations in Ryan's testing; there is really no benefit to be seen until you look at power consumption and heat.  The GTS 250 does require noticeably less power at idle and full load thanks to the smaller die process and the PCB is e

NVIDIA GPUs Now Available For All Macs

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 3, 2009 - 11:26 AM |
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NVIDIA announced today that Apple's entire Mac lineup now features GeForce GPUs to provide a superior computing experience for Mac users. Today's news is further proof of the necessity of having an NVIDIA GPU to accelerate the most popular visual computing applications like HD video, image editing, video transcoding, and games.

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GTS 250 > 9800 GTX+ > 9800 GTX > 8800 GTS

The new GeForce GTS 250 1GB is being launched today and is not hiding the fact that it is a rebranded 9800 GTX+. But with a lower price and more memory, does NVIDIA have all the fixings for a great budget solution? Or will AMD crash the party?

New hot graphics deal has just arrived

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 2, 2009 - 04:22 PM |
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There are Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT video cards available at Tiger Direct for the low price of $84.99.  Really, they are $114 with a $30.00 mail in rebate, valid between 02/16/2009 -  04/01/2009; the good news being that the rebate applies to multiple cards so that you can get 2-way SLI going for under $200.  Head on over and pick up your 9800 GT at Tiger Direct!

NVIDIA Unveils Low Power GPU in New ASUS Notebook at CeBIT

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 2, 2009 - 04:09 PM |
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  • NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce G102M notebook GPU featured in the new ASUS K40IN notebook at the CeBIT tradeshow in Germany.
  • The GeForce G102M is designed to provide a superior graphics experience for thin, affordable notebooks. It uses 8 watts less power when running stressful applications than typical discrete notebook GPUs.
  • The new GPU has 16 processor cores which provide up to 4 times faster graphics performance than Centrino 2 systems1.
Source: NVIDIA

Something for those other graphics intense programs

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 2, 2009 - 03:08 PM |
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For some PC users, there really hasn't been a new graphics card released in quite a long while.  Sure, the gamers have never had it so good, no matter how much they have to spend.  Those who use their graphics cards to create those games, or movies, or TV, etc ...

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Intro, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 and FX 3700

Both NVIDIA and AMD have updated their respective professional graphics lines in the last month or so and we sit down with a pair of Quadros and a pair of FirePro cards to see which has the ability to be the best performer AND which is the best value.

A 4750 by any other name

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 26, 2009 - 12:20 PM |
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The Guru of 3D has posted a preview of a card they are calling an HD4750, but is really a 40nm process RV740 card.

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Scaling the performance mountain

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2009 - 12:12 PM |
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Having plenty of time and multiple graphics cards on hand, AnandTech has assembled a long series of tests comparing systems with multiple GPUs.  This article deals with pairing, there will be others dealing with triple and quad setups for those looking for even more power.  The key to using multiple graphics cards is how much better the performance gets when the second card is added.  Buying a full price second card that nets you an increase of 15% might get you bragging rights on the 3DMark website, but as an investment it really isn't that sound. 

Source: AnandTech