Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 04:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, this is cruddy news. If you read my recent 3-Way SLI review you'd have noticed I used an early copy of the Crysis 1.1 patch to try and increase SLI scaling. Well, if you were ready to get your hands on that release....SORRY! Delayed again according some Crysis-based forums.
Patch #1 Delayed – The Reason
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 02:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
As an enthusiast reading this article your brain will probably implode, as usually happens when the mainstream media tries to be "hip" and "modern" in the world of gaming, but the news for NVIDIA is good none the less.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
Just about everyone can get some new drivers for their NVIDIA GPU today - just in time to load on your system for that pending holiday gift you are SURE you are getting.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 20, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Josh Walrath
AMD has now released the final Cat of the year. 7.12 is the number, and the amount of fixes are... minimal. Better DX10 performance in Company of Heroes on HD 38x0 cards, and improved Overdrive functionality with HD 2900 cards. On the Linux side there are quite a few more fixes. Support for RedFlag 6.0 and OpenSUSE 10.3, as well as a handful of major fixes under OpenGL.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 18, 2007 - 03:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
That would appear to be the case according to Charlie at The Inquirer. Many of his points are valid, but lines like "A two generation old ATI
X1300 low end card can drive two 30" monitors" are obtuse. Sure, they can do that with 2D and basic Vista screens but you won't be pushing dual 30" 2560x1600 displays with any gaming involved. Also, much of the debate is based on resolutions and it doesn't completely address the fact that even if resol
The 8800 GT Cooling Issue
Think your new 8800 GT could use some extra cooling power? We do too and here are a couple of our favorite options. Both Thermaltake and Thermalright have good choices for different segments of users.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2007 - 01:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
In somewhat surprising news, the gang at Shacknews has found that sales for Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 are substantially lower than we'd have predicted. Apparently Crysis has only sold 87,000 copies while UT3 sold only 34,000 units as of last month. Considering the huge success of UT2003 and the cult classic that was Far Cry, both of these sales results are very troublesome for a PC gaming industry that has seen the console creep up on it for years.
An Early Sneak Peek
AMD let a few members of the press get some hands on time with upcoming technology that will allow entry-level gamers combine the power of an IGP chipset with a low-cost discrete graphics board. Will this new hybrid CrossFire turn into something great?
Let's hope that the ghost of Quad SLI doesn't come up and bite us, be we are actually really impressed with the performance of 3-Way SLI running today on an nForce 680i SL motherboard. Come read how plugging three 8800 Ultra cards into your system and warm your heart and your home!