Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2008 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A little experiment over at CPU3D has turned up some very interesting information, you can link an HD3870 and an HD3850 together in Crossfire, with no extra work! They could only test the single core version of the HD3870, so it
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 11, 2008 - 11:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
If this news from Fudzilla is true, then some partners of NVIDIA are going to offer 1GB versions of the 9600 GT. Let me say that again - 1GB of frame buffer on a card with mid-range performance. If this is true, and performance differences between the 512MB and 1GB versions are what I am guessing they will be (~0-1%), this could be the worst idea I've heard in a long time.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2008 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The WC in BFGTech's 8800 GTS 512MB OC2 WC Edition stands for water cooling. This card isn't one of those self contained coolers either, this is built to be added into an existing water cooling loop, so those with powerful custom built cooling systems might see better performance than the 700 MHz GPU, 1.94 GHz RAM and 1728 MHz stream processors. [H]ard|OCP managed to push it to 800 MHz for the GPU and the RAM to 2.22 GHz, and kept it BELOW 50C! See what gains they got fro
While we took an initial look at the 3850 some months ago, we had the chance to do a full review on VisionTek's 3850 offering. Does it trump other boards based on the reference design, or does the tremendous value of the HD 3850 overshadow all?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2008 - 10:29 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to Fudzilla CrossFire X will be allow users to combine Radeon HD 3850s, 3870s and even 3870 X2s for up to four GPUs in a single system. That means that you can pair your shiny new 3870 X2 with your previous HD 3850 and get SOME KIND of benefit out of it. How much is still unknown, but we'll be testing it soon enough.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 6, 2008 - 02:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
Its possible that not only with the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 will NVIDIA completely retake the performance crown, but these cards could also come out with 2GB of frame buffer!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There may be a way to push your older style GTS or GTX beyond the performance we have seen with the new 8800GT. Techgage has tested two 3rd party coolers that might give you enough cooling to push the clock and memory speeds beyond that of the 8800GT. Read on to see how successful these coolers are.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 12:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
The guys at Fudzilla are showing off some CrossFire X details today including driver availability in early March and they have an brief interview with AMD's Godfrey Cheng, AMD CrossFireX manager, that talks about DX9 and DX10 scaling ability.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2008 - 07:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, when AGEIA was first seen on the um, scene, NVIDIA countered their claims of physics acceleration with their own partnership with Havok. Then, Intel bought Havok. Well, then, what's a graphics giant to do? If you're AMD apparently the answer is "pass" but if you're NVIDIA the answer is "buy the remaining physics software company".
Physics Still in Turmoil
NVIDIA just announced they are purchasing AGEIA. Has this been the plan for the PhysX provider all along or did the purchase of Havok by Intel push their hand? Come read our analysis of this surprise addition to today's news.