Vista Transition Going Well
AMD provided us with some interesting information on their current ATI Catalyst Vista driver, its future and how the number of times it has been downloaded simply blew my mind!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2007 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has managed to pull themselves away from gaming on the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB long enough to write a review. Their findings agree with other reviews you may have seen, this is a great performing DX10 card at a good price. The only real impact the RAM has is if you have a 30" widescreen display and crank the resolution up to 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and frankly if you bought the widescreen, you probably want the full 8800 GTX anyways.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D attacks the new release of the 8800GTS in a 20 page review that covers more than one manufacturer and includes SLI testing. There were 2 major findings, the first of which the Guru summed up perfectly.
Gaming up-to 1920x1200 = Good
Gaming after 1920x1200 = Bad
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies.
Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 11:33 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL — (February 12, 2007) — BFG TechnologiesÂ®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 8800 GTS OC™ 320MB PCI ExpressÂ® graphics card for a suggested retail price of $349 USD.
A new lower priced 8800
Today NVIDIA is announcing the availability of the new GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB graphics card -- the same GPU we have seen in the existing 8800 GTS with half the memory and a lower price. Is it worth the money to drop half of your on-board buffer??
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 9, 2007 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"We are working diligently to make sure we achieve and maintain the level of driver quality and reliability that NVIDIA is known for. Over the coming weeks NVIDIA and our partners, along with the industry, will continue to update Windows Vista drivers to ensure maximum performance on 3D applications and add feature support.
XFX's Overclocked 8800 GTX
XFX has taken the already impressive 8800 GTX GPU and overclocked it to sell as their coveted XXX Edition! No porn, but plenty of blazing fast gaming is to be seen!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2007 - 12:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has a review of a pair of very closely related cards. The HIS Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II runs at the frequencies specified by ATI and the HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo runs just a bit faster. These pair offer a nice choice, you can have a silent card for about $150 or trade in the silence for a little more oomph and pay around $200. Of course the 1950 Pro is much faster and not much more expensive that the Turbo, so you may want to keep that in mind.
NVIDIA Speaks Out About Vista Support
NVIDIA has been catching a lot of flack for their minimal driver support under the newly released Windows Vista OS. We sat down with the VP of Software Engineering to get some insight on what is causing the delays and what you can expect for future driver revisions.