Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the brand new X1650 Pro, from ATI/AMD. It is supposed to be priced under $100, although the only models for sale seem to be higher than that. Read on to find out if it can compete with nVIDIA's budget GPU.
We also have a review at the top of the page, so you can see the tests Ryan put it through.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2006 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative
graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI
RadeonÂ® X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb
performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an
impressive price point.
Introduction and X1650 XT Specs
ATI's new X1650 XT attempts to one up NVIDIA in the $150 price point of graphics cards after their success with the X1950 Pro card earlier in the month. Does it compete with the popular GeForce 7600 GT?
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2006 - 01:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
With the imminent arrival of NVIDIA's new G80 graphics cards, it is no secret that information has been leaking left and right about it. For the most part, I can't verify or deny anything that you read because of NDA's, but check back here about a weeks time to find all the official answers. I still can point to various rumors though! :)
This first story from the Inquirer seems to think that NVIDIA is going to modeling a Playboy Playmate model to show off their new hardware. Wou
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has pretty much summed up all we know about the new generation of nVIDIA cards. From what we don't know, like the number of pipelines, to what we do know, like the new SLI and the fact that reviews will be appearing quite soon, so check it out.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2006 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest release of RivaTuner should be able to cope with all the new video cards that have come out since the last releas. Also covered is nVIDIA drivers up to 95.97, ATI up to 6.10, and even experimental 32 bit Vista support. Get over to the Guru of 3D to restore your overclock.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 19, 2006 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new set of nVIDIA dirvers (91.47) allow Transparency AA on GeForce6's, which was exculsive to the GeForce7's previously. Elite Bastards explains what exactly this type of AA does, and it's effects on gaming.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 17, 2006 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ATIs newest card sits at a very nice price point, and is incredibly easy to set up in Crossfire. [H]ard|OCP ran some benchmarks against nVIDIA's 7900 GS OC, which gives about the same frame rate, but they discovered some visual advantages the ATI card has over the competition.
Mainstream Battle Ground
ATI's latest GPU is the X1950 Pro that comes in to the $200 price segment swinging a hammer; a very big hammer. CrossFire gets an update as well with internal connectors and no more master or slave cards!
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the main reasons many gamers planned to go with Windows Vista when it was released is DirectX 10. According to this story on The Inquirer, the soon to be released DX 9.0 L will be DX10 for Windows XP, and will allow you to play DX 10 games. Since DX9.0L has not been released yet, nor are any DX10 graphics cards or games available, we don't know how well it will work, or what differences between the two might exist.