Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2006 - 05:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds continues their look at the X1900 series from ATI in the second part of their indepth examination. Find out more about the differences between ATI and nVIDIA than just the PCB colour.
"ATI's latest offering, the Radeon X1900 XTX is strong, but it does have its weak points. We already covered the lack of performance with texture dependent games in our last article. Now we discovered that ATI's adaptive antialiasing is not as effective as NVIDIA's transparency anti aliasing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2006 - 06:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PureOverclock ran some tests comparing a standard 256MB 7800GT and a 512MB version. With some judicious use of NiBiTor, all clock speeds were rendered equal. Read on to see if paying for that extra RAM is really worth it.
"Does a 512MB framebuffer make any difference?
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 10, 2006 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP gives a you a good rundown of the technology behind nVIDIA's new cards, and what you can expect to get from them. More than jsut benchmarks, you are in danger of learning something by reading this.
"The big news for NVIDIA today is that their high-end GPU has gone 90 nanometers. This actually
isn't their first 90 nanometer GPU, the GeForce 7300 GS is built on the 90 nanometer process.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2006 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In response to nVIDIA's product launch today, ATI has struck back with the X1800GTO. Read the review at Hot Hardware to see if ATI's newest can compete with the shiny new nVIDIA cards.
"ATI reacts quickly this morning to NVIDIA's hard launch of GeForce 7 refreshes, with a launch of
their own for the performance mainstream sector of the market.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2006 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA came out swinging this morning, with the release of the new 7900 and 7600 cards. Start at Hot Hardware, who have revied both the budget oriented 7600, and the powerful 7900. Then, just keep going as there are a lot of sites working hard to give you a good look at these hot new models.
'Our personal favorite card
The 7900 GTX and 7900 GT
NVIDIA releases a wave of 90nm GPUs on the market today that feature a flagship powerhouse, an enthusiast jewel and a mid-range card that might make you replace that 6600 GT finally!
Quad SLI Comes to Life
Not only does NVIDIA announce a new series of GPUs dubbed the 7900 and 7600, we also have the official unveiling of Quad SLI and Notebook SLI in limited form. You can't quite get it yet, but soon...
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 6, 2006 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LOSTCIRCUITS has tested ATI's current mid-range card, the x1600 Pro, offered in an AGP flavour. If you are still putting off that total systems upgrade for a bit, but find yourself barely able to play some of the newer titles with any bells or whistles enabled, this card might give your PC a new lease on lfe.
"In the middle of ATI's current GPU lineup is the X1600 series, based on the R530 GPU and
described by ATI as the "Absolute in Mainstream Gaming Performance".
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 3, 2006 - 02:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3D Chip has posted an article about how a GPU works, in relativly simple terms. If you want to know why people care more about pipelines than raw speed, and were afraid to ask, this will be worth your while.
"Hello readers and reader, welcome to our new bases series to the subject of graphic cards. Did
you not ask you already often how a GPU is constructed and calculates like it of pictures?
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 2, 2006 - 11:56 AM | Jonathan Hung
It finally happened and I figured it was going to be sooner rather than later. There is now a third-party patch available that allows everyone to run SLI regardless of chipset! The story started with a leaked ULi patch that enabled SLI, then users created their own universal patch. All you need is a motherboard capable of running two PCI-Express graphics cards (i.e. Intel 955X, 975X, XPress 200, XPress 3200, etc.).
If anything, this homebrew software will help increase the sales of NVIDIA cards; so I hope NVIDIA doesn't come down too hard on this patch.