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

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 8, 2007 - 10:16 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 - 03:14 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

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES TWO NEW GRAPHICS CARDS BASED ON THE NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 ULTRA GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2007 - 04:22 PM |
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The BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB PCI Express graphics card is the pinnacle of consumer graphics technology and will excel against any competition in the market.   With unparalleled performance, courtesy of NVIDIA's revolutionary unified architecture, the 8800 Ultra packs the power of 128 stream processors operating at 1500MHz which are supported by an amazing 103.7GB/s of memory bandwidth.  For users with water cooled systems, BFG is continuing to lead the way by bringing the first 8800 Ultra Water Cooled Edition to market with a custom single slot copper water block co-d

A better investment?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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DX10 is new and will add a lot to your gaming experience ... eventually.  You won't be seeing games using right away, so if you are in the market for a cheap card the 8600 series may not be the way to go.  Legion Hardware proves that a 7900 GS can be turned into a better card that the 8600 with a bit of overclocking.  Read on to see just how much better in their full review.

BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THE BFG NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTS OVERCLOCKED 640MB WATER COOLED EDITION

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 2, 2007 - 01:09 PM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (May 2, 2007) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., a leading North American and European NVIDIA® supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTS OC™ 640MB Water Cooled Edition PCI Express® graphics card.

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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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