The Technology that is PhysX
BFG's AGEIA PhysX card is finally coming out to market, and we've had our sample going through the paces for a few days. Testing with Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and a Cell Factor demo to see what kind of performance and features we get for our $250.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AGP X1600Pro is a very inexpensive card, but is it one you should run out and purchase if you are running a card just reaching middle age? Legion Hardware compares it to an X700 Pro, to find out if it is a worthy upgrade.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2006 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Plasma is on it's way out and SEC is on it's way in, according to Auphan Online. The technology in a Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display is like a CRT, but instead of an electron gun it uses surface conduction electron emitters to make the phosphur glow, allowing it to remain as thin as an LCD.
"First there was rear projection LCD, then DLP, then came Plasma. What's the next big TV technology just on the horizon?
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 25, 2006 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Make way for the X1900XTX 512MB, as reviewed at Overclockers Online. You will be paying over $600 for the video card, but bragging rights are included.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 05:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are trying to silence a PC, there is little point in buying 120mm case fans and a silent CPU heatsink, if you don't silence the video card as well. Drop by SPCR for a look at fanless video cards from ASUS and AOpen.
As a bonus, PCPer interviews Regeneration, the creator of the ULI SLI patch.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 21, 2006 - 10:10 AM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few days I conducted an email interview with Regeneration. He's the man responsible for modifying the ULI "SLI Driver" (properly known as the PowerExpress utility) to run on chipsets not SLI-certified like VIA K8T890 and Intel 975X.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2006 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ready for some serious action? Buy a GeForce™ 7600 GT graphic card between April 17, 2006 and May 7, 2006 and you'll qualify to get Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ absolutely FREE*! XFX's blistering fast GeForce™ 7600 GT card helps bring the best of the best to vibrant life, making the most of the amazing textures, lighting and particle effects and state-of-the-art-physics that are embedded in this latest of the Ghost Recon series.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2006 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While Matrox's Parhelia never really caught on, it looks like the TripleHead2Go just might. With one innocuous little box, any video card can be coaxed to display over 3 monitors. Neoseeker takes Half Life 2 & Oblivion for a spin at 3840*1024.
If the reviews are a little ATI heavy for you, Ryan just published a review of the BFG 7900 GTX OC.
Introduction and Specifications
BFG has an overclocked 7900 GTX on the review block today. Is this the best card you can get for your next gaming system? And how does nearly $1200 on SLI sound?
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2006 - 09:41 PM | Jonathan Hung
NVIDIA has sent NGOHQ.com, the makers and host of the "SLI Patch", a Cease and Desist letter requesting (demanding) NGOHQ stop distributing the software that NVIDIA alleges circumvents their copyrights afforded to them under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). The "patch" in question is software derived from the PowerExpress utility created by ULi that allowed "SLI" operation on ULi M1697 chipsets.
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