Subject: Graphics Cards | February 21, 2008 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
G94 is here, with the introduction of the 9600GT, and it is a chip refresh like we saw in the good old days. The performance gains are not like we have been used to seeing between refreshes recently, when you had to squint to be able to make out the performance improvements. As the graphs at [H]ard|OCP show, this new GT blows the 8600GT out of the water, and it takes out the HD3850 and 3870 easily as well. It is also nice to see that 8800GT owners will not be upset either, as the newcomers performance is still below the 8800GT's performance.
GeForce 9000 series makes its debut
NVIDIA wasn't about to sit back and let the HD 3850 and HD 3870 cards from AMD have all the fun in the $200 graphics card price point. Sure, the 8800 GT was SUPPOSED to be there, but it just didn't pan out. The 9600 GT looks to be a worthy successor though.
An Introduction to CrossFire X technology
AMD has been teasing us with the notion of four GPUs in a system for quite a while, and today we were finally able to get our hands on the driver to enable it. Come in and see how much damage a pair of Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics can do!!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2008 - 04:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
There are a lot of rumblings about the NVIDIA 9600 GT today, and not all of it from NVIDIA and its partners. First up, AMD has apparently been on the war trail talking about how the company is "not fazed by impending Nvidia 9600 launch" and that it has "had cards offering similar, if not better, features on the market for the past three months." This all comes from Digitimes, that also points out that the 9600 GT will lack features like DX10.1 support, integrated DVI-to-HDMI supp
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 08:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GS 384 MB offers a nice challenge to the HD3850, and even the 3870 in some cases. With a 550MHz GPU and 800MHz RAM, it can keep up with most of it's competitors, the cutbacks happened in the bus width which has been throttled back to 192 bit. With a bit of work, TechPowerUp!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 07:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
It would appear that its possible the 9600 GT is seeing FURTHER delays and a possible recall, at least according to this story at The Inquirer. There is no reason given for the delay.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2008 - 05:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
Here's the rumored data:
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 14, 2008 - 07:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report was paying close attention during nVIDIA's 4th quarter conference call, and caught mention of physics processing coming to certain nVIDIA cards. After further discussions, it turns out that any card with CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) will be able to start doing physics processing with a tweak to the software, no hardware changes necessary. The good news is that all 8800 series cards use CUDA, meaning that any and all of those cards are capable of physics processing using their GPUs.