DX10 mobility madness

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 15, 2007 - 08:56 AM |
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With the release of the HD2900XT yesterday' and the unveiling of the other members of the R600 series, one thing is missing.  No mobile GPUs were announced.  On the flip side, nVIDIA's 8M series offers DX10 on the laptop, and not just one type either.  There are 5 members of the family; the 8400M G, 8400M GS, 8400M GT, 8600M GS and the 8600M GT, as well as several Quadros integrated GPUs for the workplace.  Read on at AnandTech and see what nVIDIA has to offer.
 

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AMD/ATI's anxiously awaited launch

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2007 - 09:22 AM |
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With no less that 25 English reviews of the 2900XT, and the R600/2000 series in general, this launch is one of the most watched out for in a long time.  Start off with The Tech Report's review, which starts out with a look at the architecture used to bring this new generation of video cards to life.  Looking at the power consumption and noise, you see some rather impressively high figu

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Introduction and Architecture Overview

The AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT is the second DirectX 10 part to from AMD/ATI's graphics division though it is the first version to see light on the PC. Can the power hungry R600 core keep up with the aged and refined G80?

AMD Introduces the ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2007 - 07:42 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. -- May 14, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, a top-to-bottom line of ten discrete graphics processors (GPUs) for both desktop and mobile platforms.

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PC Ecosystem Gears Up for the ATI RadeonT HD 2000 Series from AMD

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2007 - 07:40 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 14, 2007 - The much anticipated ATI Radeon(tm) HD 2000 Series of graphics cards is garnering great support from the PC ecosystem, with 26 power supply vendors already signing up for certification of their products by AMD (NYSE: AMD), and more are expected to follow. They are partnering with AMD to launch the next generation of graphics processing units, which give gamers superior DirectX® 10 performance at every price point, as well as the ultimate HD experience.

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AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 13, 2007 - 08:14 PM |
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In a few minutes you'll start to see reviews of the new AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card, previously known as R600.  Mine won't be ready for some time due to some server down time that decided to happen in the middle of my testing and write up time. 


Stay tuned!


Mobility Madness

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 9, 2007 - 12:40 PM |
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There is a brand new set of mobile graphics chips that were unveiled today by nVIDIA.  Although the 8800 series doesn't have a mobile equivalent, the rest of the 8000's are represented so you can get DX10 goodness on your laptop.  Head over to HotHardware to get the lowdown on their specs and see how they perform.

Source: HotHardware

New NVIDIA 8800 GTX to use both 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe Power

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 8, 2007 - 07:16 AM |
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An interesting product announcement hit my inbox just now that I thought I would share with you all.  From PNY, a new 8800 GTX "Limited Edition" card that is highly overclocked will be available NOW or very soon.  Here are the specs:



  • 621 MHz core versus 575 MHz stock

  • 1.45 GHz shader core versus 1.35 GHz stock

  • 2.0 GHz memory speed versus 1.8 GHz stock

  • 96 GB/s memory bandwidth versus 86.4 GB/s stock

  • 39.7 billion pixels/s fill rate versus 36.8 billion pixels/s

  • MSRP of $579.99

Considering that the

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AGEIA's PhysX in Need of Resuscitation

AGEIA is hoping that the release of the FREE CellFactor: Revolution title will help push their cause for hardware physics in gaming. But does the title live up to hype and can it possibly help the AGEIA PhysX hardware??

Getting more bang for your buck

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 7, 2007 - 12:14 PM |
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PC Stats has decided to test out a question many value minded gamers are wondering.  Which is better, a single 8800GTX or a pair of 8800GTS' in SLI?  You pay pretty much the same price for either setup, although the single GTX does allow you to install a second card down the road ... when you can afford it.

As the tests show, it is a matter of choosing between great performance now, or really good performance now and astounding performance in the future.

Source: PCStats