New Windows Vista Beta driver from NVIDIA ... now

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 1, 2007 - 01:24 PM |
Tagged:

Update: The new driver version 101.41 appears to be available for Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit.  Not sure, but I think this is for GF7 series and below only for now.


When the driver is available, the driver Release Notes will include a full list of bugs fixed, known driver issues, products supported, and operating system and application limitations.

Source: NVIDIA

Superclocked indeed

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 1, 2007 - 11:19 AM |
Tagged:

320 MB is perfect for users under 1920x1200, is the finding from [H]ard|OCP.  If you can limit yourself to that resolution, this card will handle just about every graphical bell and whistle you can throw at it.  EVGA's 320MB Superclocked card has a 76 MHz advantage over the reference core of 500 MHz and it's stream processor is 150 MHz faster.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Cool runnings

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 03:05 PM |
Tagged:

Danger Den, one of the major providers for watercooling, has designed the Tyee GPU Waterblock, specifically designed for X1800/1900s.  By making the design so specific, they are able to give some serious cooling coverage with one waterblock.  Take a look at the performance gain techPowerUp! got.

Source: techPowerUp!

DirectX 10 rendering

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 27, 2007 - 11:55 AM |
Tagged:

Check out this project on CG Arena that showcases what to expect from DX10.  Max Edwin Wahyudi has posted the steps he used to create a virtual Song Hye Kyo.  You don't need to know who she is to appreciate the accuracy with which he managed to replicate her face using Zbrush and 3D max, and a few other tools for the final steps.

Source: CG Arena

AMD ATI All-in-Wonder Vista Support Information

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 26, 2007 - 01:50 PM |
Tagged:

A reader posed a question to me recently in regards to the ATI Updates Vista Driver article: what about the All-in-Wonder line up?


In its current state, the All-in-Wonder cards from ATI, such as the X1900 AIW card I reviewed as recently as February 2006, will play your games, but not your TV.  Any of the features you loved for your TV inputs or video capture using your All-in-Wonder cards are not functioning under Windows Vista at all.  But why??  With Me

Sapphire is first to get out the Radeon X1950 GT

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2007 - 09:46 AM |
Tagged:

For ~$150, the Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT has some pretty good power behind it. With 6 pixel shaders, 12 ROPs, and 8 vertex shaders, a 500MHz GPU and a memory clock of 1.2 GHz (GDDR3).  What you lose in theis model, compared to the Pro, is AVIVO support.  [H]ard|OCP puts the screws to this card and a 7900 GS as well, to see who cracks first.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

NVIDIA Announces World's First Certified Support for Microsoft DirectX 10

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2007 - 01:11 PM |
Tagged:

NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today released the world's first WHQL-certified drivers for Microsoft DirectX 10, coinciding with the release of the first DirectX 10 test kit from Microsoft, which allows other hardware vendors to test their graphics processors using the DirectX 10 WHQL tests.

Source: NVIDIA

That's what we call a bottleneck

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 19, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
Tagged:

Legion Hardware examines the effect of processor power on graphics.  The 8800 can currently handle anything thrown at with ease, but if the processor can't keep up then you won't get the performance you expect.  They test  a series of AMD Athlon64 X2s, the 3800+ ,  4200+, 4600+ and the 5000+ and also Intel Core 2 Duos, the E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700 and the X6800.  Find out what effect a slower processor will have on your dream graphics card.

NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) UNLEASHES POWER OF GPU COMPUTING

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 16, 2007 - 12:38 PM |
Tagged:


SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 16, 2007—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today released a public beta of the NVIDIA® CUDA™ Software Developer Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs).  GPU Computing with the CUDA SDK is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processors simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems.

Source: NVIDIA