Deal of the Day: Radeon HD 4850 512MB for $89!

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 05:09 PM |
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Okay, I've never really done this before, but I couldn't pass up sharing this offer with you guys.  I know we just posted our review of the Radeon HD 4770 512MB card today and it sells for $99 after rebate - a great card at that price. 

Intel and Nvidia come roaring back in Q1'09 According to Jon Peddie Research

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 03:08 PM |
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TIBURON, CA-April 28, 2009-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2009.

Graphics chips (GPUs and IGPs) are the leading indicator of the PC market. The GPUs go into a system before it becomes a PC and gets into the hands of the customer.

8.8GFLOPS/$ or 12GLFOPS/W, either way it's a winner

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 12:48 PM |
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Really, there are only two things you need to know about AMD's new Radeon HD4770.  The first is it's price, which is currently $109.99 on Newegg.  From that price you may assume that it is a fairly low end part, maybe intended to replace the HD4850; and you can be forgiven for that.  What the card is in fact is an improvement, as Ryan puts it in his conclusion "the HD

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AMD RV740 is all its cracked up to be

The new AMD Radeon HD 4770 is the world's first 40nm GPU and brings even more performance to a world of sub-$100 graphics cards. Does AMD's technology advantage make the 9800 GT and GTS 250 looks like schmucks?

Stick with a single or go for the pair?

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 23, 2009 - 04:15 PM |
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Who is Caustic Graphics?

Caustic Graphics is formally announcing availability of the CausticOne ray tracing accelerator card today and we are finally allowed to unveiling the technology we learned about at GDC last month. If you think the ray tracing and rasterization debate was interesting before, wait until you see what this new player has to say.

X marks the spot

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2009 - 02:19 PM |
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XFX has taken their love of factory overclocked cards and applied it to their HD4890 XXX and priced it only $20 above their reference model.  The overclock is not huge, a mere 50MHz which pushed the core clock from 850 to 900, which gives a small but noticeable bump to it's speed. 
Along with that bump comes a copy of HAWX and assorted connectors for the graphics card.&n

Nero Move It brings GPU acceleration with CUDA

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2009 - 05:30 PM |
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Today we had a chance to talk with Nero about an upcoming update to their Nero Move It software that will enable quite a few new features as well as support for accelerated transcoding using NVIDIA GPUs.

The Nero Move It software is an application set that allows a user to collect, organize, publish and transcode multimedia files to and from various devices.  It works with your desktop as well as numerous portable devices like the PSP, Blackberry and iPhone.  The update for the software, free to existing owners, will introduce CUDA support. 

 

Get a serious upgrade for low money

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2009 - 06:15 PM |
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If you can find it for sale, the SilenX IXG-80HA2 VGA cooler with the optional fan kit can give you a significant boost in performance or a reduction in noise.  Made to fit almost any of the new cards from AMD and nVIDIA, in Think Computers testing it at full speed allowed them to increase clock speeds by over 30% and still kept the temperatures below the stock cooler at factory speeds.  For those who are simply sick of hearing the noise generated by their HD4870 or other card, the low and medium settings on this cooler enables silent running, while still keeping the temperatures bel

First Look at Larrabee Wafer

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2009 - 06:23 PM |
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Hardware FR attended Intel's IDF in China this year and they came away with the first photographic evidence of the existence of a finished Larrabee processor.  Near the end of their article, they have a picture of Pat Gelsinger hoisting up a 12 inch (300 mm) wafer full of supposed Larrabee dies.  While the picture is somewhat grainy, we can see that each individual die is very large.  Hardware FR believes that each individual die is around 600 mm square.  After squinting at the picture I count