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The NVIDIA Quadro CX Card

The NVIDIA Quadro CX is dubbed "the accelerator for Adobe CS4 Suite" and it is in fact just that. With the release of the CS4 series of software Adobe began offering GPU-enabled computing models in Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects and NVIDIA's partner Elemental has a GPU-based encoder for Premiere Pro as well. All are examined and tested inside!

Viva la revolucion

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 10, 2008 - 01:32 PM |
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Palit's new Revolution R700 Deluxe HD4870X2 stands out among other X2s thanks to it's 3 slot design.  They have thrown a large overclock on this already hot card and kept the temperatures within reason by adding a huge cooler to the card.  They didn't waste that extra space on the back, in addition to a pair of exhaust vents there is a VGA connector, Display Port, HDMI and a single DVI.  Check out the performance at Overclockers Online, who never broke 72 degrees Celsius in their testing with

How big of a bang was it?

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 5, 2008 - 03:55 PM |
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Tech Connect Magazine tries out 3 of nVIDIA's newest drivers to see just how well they are improving.  Driver revisions don't tend to have huge impacts on performance overall, though the bug fixes can certainly help.  Once the testing was done, it turns out that the WHQL certified 180.48 is your best choice ... at least until the 181 series appears.

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GPU Transcoding in your future

Now that both NVIDIA and AMD each have its own GPU-based transcoding application, I thought it was time to get a head-to-head comparison going and see which of the two software applications is really the best for consumer usage. While NVIDIA's offering will run you $30 for the full version, the ATI software is completely free. Is that all that matters though?

Owning the lower end

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 3, 2008 - 01:27 PM |
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AMD's is utterly dominating the lower end, with the HD4650 nicely under $100, the HD4670 at about $100 and now the HD4830 at just a bit over $100, no matter how tight your budget you can get a card that supports HD playback and will give you

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S3 Graphics Unleashes Full OpenGL 3.0 API Support with Beta Driver for Chrome 500 Series GPUs

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 2, 2008 - 11:28 AM |
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Fremont, California, December 2, 2008 - S3 Graphics today released Beta drivers for the latest version of the OpenGL 3.0 API to take advantage of the Khronos Group's open, cross-platform 3D standard on the newly released Chrome 500 Series programmable GPUs.

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A happy holiday to YOU!

December is here and with comes an absolute onslaught of quality PC games to take up every last bit of your vacation time. Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Space, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and Left 4 Dead are all great games but which of these are really going to push your gaming PC to limits? If you need to upgrade, is NVIDIA's or AMD's architecture more apt to perform well with them today?

If the HD4850 is just a bit too much ...

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 1, 2008 - 12:36 PM |
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The HD4830 is receiving a lot of positive reviews, but at ~$120, it may not fit the bill as a stocking stuffer for an builder of HTPCs or a part time gamer.

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Hard to find, but well worth looking for

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2008 - 05:29 PM |
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Sapphire are the only company offering the HD4850 X2, the little brother of the 4870 X2.  With only the one supplier, these cards can be hard to spot, but from Ryan's testing, you can see this card pushes past the GTX 280 in the majority of tests.  It also has a very unique back plate featuring four DVI outputs as well as an S-Video, giving you serious support for multi-monitor set ups.  Read his full review at the top of

BFG Gives Free Upgrade to PCI Express for BFG AGP card holders

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 24, 2008 - 12:53 PM |
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The PCI Express bus type for graphics cards is
the standard going forward for all systems and motherboards. In fact,
AGP is no longer being supported.

If
you were to upgrade your system or motherboard now or in the future,
you would need a PCI Express graphics card to support that new system,
which would improve your overall performance in 3D games and video
processing.