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A preview of Windows 7 gaming

The Windows 7 beta has been a huge success with pundits and users all over the tech world singing its praises. But what about gaming? Does moving to Windows 7 beta mean a drop in PC gaming performance like it did with Vista or do Microsoft and the driver teams at AMD and NVIDIA have it all ironed out?

PhysX now on the iPhone...why?

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 01:58 PM |
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There has been a LOT of news coming out of NVIDIA about its PhysX engine finding its way into the Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and now, a couple of iPhone games.  In just the last week we heard that NVIDIA had gotten the PhysX engine into the Playstation 3 development platform and also on the Ninte

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A quick peek at Catalyst 9.3

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 12:19 PM |
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X-bit Labs took the new 9.3 drivers from AMD on a quick spin to see how they compare to the previous 9.2 version.  The two big pieces of news from this new release are support for Windows 7 and improvements to video playback on Vista.  Of course, gamers are more interested in frame rate improvement, and that was what X-bit Labs focused on.  From their testing it seems that while there is no reason not to install the new driver, unless you are playing Lost Planet you won't have much to

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Radeon HD 4830: Get 'em while they're hot!

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2009 - 11:13 PM |
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If the news over at Fudzilla is true, and we believe that it is, then if you have any interest in the Radeon HD 4830 graphics cards, you better get them while they are still available.  The Radeon HD 4830 was original

Source: Fudzilla

AMD Supports Microsoft Windows 7 in ATI Catalyst 9.3

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 18, 2009 - 11:22 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 18, 2009 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today released Windows 7 driver support as part of the latest ATI Catalyst 9.3 unified graphics driver. ATI Catalyst 9.3 represents the industry's first unified driver installation package to incorporate Windows 7 support, including Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.1 compliance, bringing with it a host of benefits for developers currently testing and updating applications using the widely available Windows 7 beta release.

Source: AMD

Diminishing returns strikes again

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 17, 2009 - 05:39 PM |
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Picking up one EVGA GTX 280 will run you almost $500, in order to replicate motherboard.org's review you would need to spend $1500, plus the 1200W PSU needed to power your system.  Seeing as how performance is provided in bulk, you might hope buying a three pack of GTX 280's would result in a diminished cost but that is not the case.  Even leaving aside the fact that not every program can handle multiple graphics cards, the scalablity really make

New details on Intel Larrabee architecture and development coming

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2009 - 06:00 PM |
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We at PC Perspective are about as familiar with the upcoming Intel Larrabee technology as anyone outside of Intel can be; we have covered it at various stages of the development process since early 2007.  For those of you unfamiliar, Larrabee is a future graphics technology from Intel based around a many-core x86 architecture.  Our coverage thus far:

Caustic graphics threathens with ray tracing acceleration card

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2009 - 01:24 AM |
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Quoteth the wikipedia:

In optics, a caustic is the envelope of light rays reflected or refracted by a curved surface or object, or the projection of that envelope of rays on another surface. Caustic can also refer to the curve to which light rays are tangent, defining a boundary of an envelope of rays as a curve of concentrated light.

More interesting GPU moves coming from NVIDIA

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2009 - 12:50 AM |
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After the release and rebranding of the GeForce GTS 250 graphics card this month, it appears that NVIDIA might have some more "new" products coming down the pipeline.  And by "new" I mean "not really new at all."

Source: Fudzilla

Can two midranges make a high end?

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 12, 2009 - 01:18 PM |
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On the one hand,

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