Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2004 - 09:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
ATI has released the new Catalyst 4.7 drivers, with some fixes and performance improvements of course. No word on whether this release fixes the issues with the FarCry 1.2 patch yet.
This release introduces a new feature called Temporal Anti-Aliasing. OpenGL and Direct 3D applications will benefit from this feature when custom settings for Anti-Aliasing are used, and Temporal Anti-Aliasing is enabled.
Intro to SM3.0
Crytek gave us a sneak look at the new FarCry 1.2 patch that brings Pixel Shader 3.0 into the game. What benefits does the new NVIDIA 6800 series card see from it?
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 28, 2004 - 10:50 AM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has a little write up on the announced NVIDIA SLI technology. Rather than spit out just another rendition of this article on PCP, I decided a link to this quality work would suffice. The major points are all hit on there and you can see the slides from the presentation that we were shown.
That said, SLI is coming. We are going to see 6800Ultras in the market for sale this year and we can bet on dual X16 PCI-Express boards to surface as well.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 21, 2004 - 01:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sudhain takes a look at the bandwidth needed for graphics cards, to determine just what you can expect to see from PCI-Express. Also, Legionhardware compares Catalyst drivers to see what has changed over the past few iterations.
"My curiosity piqued, I decided to investigate just how much AGP bandwidth affected modern game and application performance, and, by extension, how much PCI-Express is likely to improve it. While we won
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 28, 2004 - 05:44 PM | Andrew Kaiser
ATi certainly isn't sitting back and letting nVidia dominate the budget market. Digitimes has some information on ATi's new budget cards.
People are still having a hard time getting their hands on Radeon X800 XT boards, and someone has already discovered how to turn an X800 Pro into an X800 XT.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2004 - 04:10 PM | Andrew Kaiser
Some leaked internal slides intended to be used by NVIDIA's sales teams have been posted on 3DCenter's forums. Kyle at HardOCP has verifed that these slides are indeed real.
"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" comes to mind.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 20, 2004 - 03:36 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Chances are in recent years you have encountered the mentality that the OEM brand doesn't matter, and that the GPU the card is outfitted with is all that matters. While in sectors such as storage brands suddenly become quite important based on their reliability records, for the most part this is a non-issue with video cards these days. Really, how much difference can there be?
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2004 - 10:16 AM | Sean Pelletier
Those who thought NVIDIA's new MXM mobile PCI-Express module would make life a bit easier for laptop vendors are in for a suprise. Apparently, ATI is on the verge of announcing their own module.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2004 - 05:17 AM | Andrew Kaiser
It's simply amazing how speedy the development cycle operates at in the IT industry. Here GDDR3 has hardly been out, and GDDR4 has already been revealed! Check the link below to read Guru3D's article.
Don't forget to check out Alienware's Dual PCI-Express technology!
Quote: "Why the use of third generation DDR memory? Simple, it has certain advantages over DDR1/2. First of all, lower voltage is needed to juice up the silicon. Less juice means less heat, so it can be clocked higher.