ATI brings out the bacon

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2007 - 10:07 AM |
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More non-April Fools related bizarreness from ATI, the X1650 Pro Year of the Pig Edition.  Overclockers Online has posted pictures, as well as appending it to their original review of the X1650 Pro, in case you've forgotten how it benchmarks.  They are a limited edition so get a move on if you really want a large golden pig on your graphics card.

G80, a test for the whole family

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2007 - 09:59 AM |
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In a large round up, Beyond3D tests the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
and GTS 640MB

against the 7950 GX2, the 7900 GTX
and ATI's X1950 XTX.  Once the resolution gets higher and AA and AF are enabled, the G80 family's claim to the crown really stands out.  When the R600 hits the market, it will be quite the battle for dominance.

Source: Beyond3D

Run quietly, and carry a big heatsink

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2007 - 10:16 AM |
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The PowerColour Radeon X1950 Pro SCS3 is well named when referred to as the Silent Edition.  The huge passive heatsink is larger than the actual card, and provides enough surface area to outperform the active cooling solution on an ASUS EAX1950 Pro.  Elite Bastards tried it out on some of the newer games, including the newly available S.T.A.L.K.E.R., so you can get an idea how that game will perform on a system based around a X1950 Pro.

Mid range graphics showdown

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 22, 2007 - 12:11 PM |
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MSI's 7900 GS is up against a Radeon X1950 Pro in this review at [H]ard|OCP.  The MSI card has twice the memory, but the Radeon is clocked faster.  The cards are priced within ~$50 of each other, but you may want to read carefully before you lean towards spending a little less.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Keeping old skool, graphically

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2007 - 01:59 PM |
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Can't be bothered to deal with all this newfangled PCIe stuff?  Maybe you can't justify replacing your entire system just to get a new graphics card, but still want to run some of the newer games?  This review at Hardware Upgrade may be perfect for you, the X1950Pro in AGP!

NVIDIA DEFINES NEW CLASS OF MOTHERBOARD GPUS AT CEBIT

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2007 - 08:50 AM |
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NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) defines new class of GPUs called Motherboard GPUs (mGPUs).
In 2006, NVIDIA became the only independent supplier of GPUs. With the launch of this new category, mGPUs, NVIDIA is transforming mainstream PC graphics performance. Requirements for the mGPU include:

  • DX9.0 (ShaderModel 2.0) and above API support
  • At least one digital connector (DVI/HDMI 1.2) with HDCP
  • Multi-display support
  • Dedicated video processing engine, (minimum HQV score of 80)
  • Windows Experience Index 3.0 and above

Source: NVIDIA

R600 coming soon to a store near you?

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2007 - 08:17 AM |
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Tweaktown has managed to sneak some info regarding the upcoming R600 series of cards from AMD.  Perhaps the biggest news is the targeted sales date, which is about 2 weeks away, on March 30th.  4 cards in total are listed, 2 flavours of XTX due on the 30th and 2 flavours of XL, due sometime in April.

Source: TweakTown

HDMI for midrange PCs

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2007 - 10:05 AM |
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Get over to HotHardware and read their review of 2 HDMI cards from ASUS, the EAX1600PRO and the EN7600GT.  Without spending huge amounts of money you can get HDMI compatibility and still bea ble to game.  These cards are not going to let you run at a huge resolution with every graphics effect a

Source: HotHardware
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Manufacturer: AutumnWave / OnAir
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Introduction

OnAir Solution has a new HDTV tuner that connects to your PC or notebooks through a USB connection and comes with software for some PVR action as well.

The little guy wins a fight

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 8, 2007 - 10:46 AM |
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The ZEROtherm GX815 Gamer Edition GPU Cooler took BCCHardware by surprise.  It is meant to fit most nVIDIA (not 8800s) and ATI cards , in this test it was attached to a X1900GT.  When tested against the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 it performed much better, a full 4 degrees better at full load.  Keep your eyes open though, the only drawback is that

Source: BCCHardware