The Ultras are here and they want your wallet

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 12:13 PM |
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The 8800 series owns both the performance crown and the record for most expensive consumer graphics card.  If you like to game above 1600*1200 then this card is what you want, but if your monitor can't handle that resolution you won't be able to take full advantage of the card.  [H]ard|OCP put the new Ultra version of this card to the test, and ran out of resolutions and features to turn up ... everything was maxed and the card was still going strong.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EVGA e-GeForce 8800 Ultra Step-Up

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 11:21 AM |
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Welcome to the EVGA exclusive Step-Up program
. We have just opened a limited special offer to allow customers
with any NVIDIA 8800 Series product to Step-Up to the new e-GeForce 8800 Ultra. A total of 20 pieces for North
America and 20 pieces for Europe have been set aside for this offer. Now is your chance to switch your
video card from another brand to EVGA, Step-Up to the highest level video performance, and qualify for the best
customer service in the industry.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

NVIDIA has just one-upped itself with the new 8800 Ultra graphics card and left AMD's Radeon GPUs in the dust once again. How much faster could the Ultra possibly go??

Bringing back the dead part 2

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 1, 2007 - 02:27 PM |
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In part one of Tech ARPs guide to fixing dead graphics cards, they covered larger capacitors and inductorsToday they have released part 2 of their guide, dealing with Surface Mounted Devices, in this case capacitors, which is a much more delicate job.  Even so, a pair of tweezers and a steady hand can repair the damage and get the card working again.

Source: Tech ARP

The fact that it is a paper launch isn't the most disappointing thing

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2007 - 02:20 PM |
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Thanks to The Inquirer, we now have the stats on the 8800 Ultra, it's GPU runs at 612MHz, the 128 scalar units runs at 1.5GHz and the memory is 2.16GHz.  That also puts the theoretical memory bandwidth below the upcoming Radeon HD 2900XT; the Radeon will be 105.60GB/s to the Ultra's 103.68GB/s.  Looks like you are better off with a volt mod.

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Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction and the 8600 GTS XXX

XFX has brought their XXX offering of GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards to the PC Perspective testing bench to see how they hold up to the recent competition. We also take the time to run some SLI benchmarks with both GTS and GT models.

Cheap DX10 card shootout

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 26, 2007 - 02:57 PM |
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The new mid-range cards from nVIDIA are the 8500GT, 8600GT and the 8600GTS, and Pro-clockers have rounded up one of each from Zotac.  The cards they tested do not appear on PriceGrabber, but other manufacturers have priced the 8500GT at about $100, the 8600GT at $160 and the

Double the fun

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 23, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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The Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual is a pair of X1950 GPUs piggybacked on one circuit board.  Unfortunately it seems to be a paper release, as there is nowhere to buy it, and it is not listed on the Sapphire website.  Still, HotHardware managed to get their hands on one and benchmark it.  While it does offer good performance, it has difficulty pulling ahead of the DX10 8800 GTS 320 MB and trouble fitting inside most cases.

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Manufacturer: eVGA
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The NVIDIA G86 Core

NVIDIA's GeForce 8600 GT is being displayed today by EVGA in their "Superclocked" model that is overclocked out of the box. Can this card compete with the ATI line up better than the 8600 GTS did?

Bringing your graphics card back from the dead

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2007 - 01:18 PM |
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This Tech ARP article may not work in every single case, but for busted capacitors and other minor damage, the Graphics Card Repair Guide will get your card up and running again.  Just some solder, a bit of time and a steady hand are all that you need.

Source: Tech ARP