Time for nVIDIA to switch drivers

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 20, 2008 - 05:46 PM |
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nVIDIA's new driver revision, 180, offers some nice benefits to those who install it.  SLI on multiple monitors is much easier now, with the software allowing you to choose which display gets the SLI, as opposed to completely disabling monitors and playing with plugs.  PhsyX support is also made a little easier, so you can easily choose which nVIDIA card will run your graphics and which will handle the physics processing. AnandTech walks you through all of it here.

Source: AnandTech

VIA Collaborates with OpenChrome on Open Source Video Driver

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 20, 2008 - 11:23 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 20 November 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the next step in its ongoing cooperation with the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community.

Building on the recent release of the VIA graphics driver available on the VIA Linux Portal, VIA is actively collaborating with the OpenChrome development team on their Open Source graphics driver - initially assisting with multi-head support and RandR function.

This gold isn't the soundest investment

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 18, 2008 - 12:21 PM |
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The Gainward

HD 4870 1024MB Golden Sample runs 25MHz over stock at 775MHz on the GPU and 100MHz faster for the memory clock, effectively 4,000MHz when you push the Turbo button.  That is enough speed to notice an improvement over the basic HD4870 and the non-standard cooling solution did help with the heat.  The increase in performance does come at an increase in price, on high enough that bit-tech would not really recommend this card as a good value, especially w

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A custom cooled 9800 GT

The 9800 GT is based on the aged-yet-powerful G92 GPU from NVIDIA that has seen life on the shelf for well over a year now. The new ASUS EN9800 GT Matrix card gives the 9800 GT a face lift with custom cooling and over-spec clock rates.

Fun with the financial analyst

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2008 - 03:28 PM |
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Before Ryan started in on a marathon session listening to AMD present technical data to a bunch of suits with a lot of money, he had the time to post about AMD's plans for stream processing.  Among all the announcements expected today, the idea of utilizing the GPU for an incredibly varied list of tasks is maybe the most interesting.  Read his full article to see why that is.

ATI Catalyst 8.11 is now available

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2008 - 01:44 PM |
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Performance improvements

Source: AMD

Having them do the work does come at a premium

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2008 - 02:46 PM |
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Galaxy really figured out how to push the GTX260, their overclocked version sees an increase from 576MHz to 656MHz in the GPU, the stream processors are bumped from 1.242GHz to 1.405GHzand the memory picks up over 10%, hitting 2.26GHz.  Read on to see if [H]ard|OCP recommends buying the OC version, or the basic model and doing the overclocking yourself.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

NVIDIA BREAKS VISUAL COMPUTING BARRIERS WITH FIRST 4GB GRAPHICS CARD

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2008 - 11:51 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA - November 10, 2008 - Professionals searching for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history - the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800.

"The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate.

Source: NVIDIA

So, about that second HD 4850 X2

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 6, 2008 - 05:24 PM |
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If you are pondering picking up a pair of the new HD4850X2's as opposed to a single HD4780X2, you may want to visit Tweaktown.  They tested a pair in Crossfire and the results were not exactly encouraging.  There were some games which saw an improvement, but more saw the performance unchanged or even slightly degraded.  There is a good chance that updated drivers and game patches will at least ensure the experience is the same, but you may prefer to go with a m

Source: TweakTown