Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2008 - 05:30 PM | Josh Walrath
Today AMD has released its latest graphics processors, and this time they are aimed at the budget to lower-mainstream markets. The release of the Radeon 4800 series certainly turned some heads, and AMD had probably the best performing parts (under pretty much every circumstance imaginable) at the $200 and $300 price levels. To say that the Radeon 4870 and 4850 not only leveled, but overturned the playing field is not an overstatement. In reaction NVIDIA reduced the price of their GTX 260 from $450 down to $300, and the high end GTX 280 went from $650 to $499 or so.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2008 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The mid ranged ATI Radeon HD 4670 has arrived at Newegg. If you have $80 and want to be able to play most games at very high image quality settings @ 1280x1024 and have enhanced HD video playback, this card is perfect for you. It also has some interesting new power states, ensuring that the card is only pulling the power that it needs at the time.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2008 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Radeon HD 4600 series, mainstream graphics offerings that deliver exceptional gaming and HD multimedia performance while consuming less power than a standard light bulb.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 8, 2008 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX brands their overclocked graphics cards as XXX; but if EVGA can use FTW, then I guess it isn't too inappropriate. Both the 260 and the 280 models are available, and [H]ard|OCP benchmarked them on a system with a QX9770 overclocked to 3.6GHz. They even managed to get a bit of an overclock out of these factory overclocked cards, which may put a sparkle in the eyes of some enthusiasts. Drop by to see how they stack up against the HD4870 and HD4780 X2.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 4, 2008 - 06:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP held off on their review of the HD4870 X2 until it's driver and BIOS had time to mature. They also pitted it against a pair of GeForce GTX 260 in SLI, just to make it fair for nVIDIA. How did it fare? If you are 2560x1600 widescreen gamer, you will want to see the benchmarks.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 4, 2008 - 04:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
A couple of weeks ago a rather large package arrived at our door with the tagline of "graphics card" attached. Hmm, usually they aren't THIS big I thought...
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 2, 2008 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
RivaTuner 2.10 has arrived at the Guru of 3D. The newest version brings much wanted support to all those owners of new nVIDIA 200 series cards as well as the 4800 series from AMD, allowing those who have grabbed the new cards more overclocking options that are available in the drivers. SLI/Crossfire is still giving them some problems though.
Saving the Biggest News for Last
NVIDIA decided to wait until the 11th hour to drop a bombshell on the media with information on the first non-NVIDIA chipset to natively support SLI multi-GPU technology. Come in and see all the details of 'how' and 'why' as well as what it means to the rest of the NVIDIA world.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2008 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA has displayed a fondness for odd memory buses and sizes recently. It started with the 640Mb 8800GTS and now continues with the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB FTW, with a 448 bit memory bus. In the testing over at The Tech Lounge, they decided that this is their preferred card over the GTX 280, thanks to reduced power consumption, noise and heat as well as price.