Subject: Graphics Cards | February 5, 2008 - 12:03 AM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, when AGEIA was first seen on the um, scene, NVIDIA countered their claims of physics acceleration with their own partnership with Havok. Then, Intel bought Havok. Well, then, what's a graphics giant to do? If you're AMD apparently the answer is "pass" but if you're NVIDIA the answer is "buy the remaining physics software company".
Physics Still in Turmoil
NVIDIA just announced they are purchasing AGEIA. Has this been the plan for the PhysX provider all along or did the purchase of Havok by Intel push their hand? Come read our analysis of this surprise addition to today's news.
Come on Guys
Intel's Skulltrail hasn't been a secret, nor has its use of an nForce chip on motherboard to permit NVIDIA SLI a fact that has been kept close to the chest. However, we have some new information that is causing a stir for us: will Skulltrail work with 3-Way SLI from NVIDIA?
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 31, 2008 - 03:14 PM | Ryan Shrout
Now, we're not going to try to make an article out of a mound, or something like that, but these screen shots are pretty impressive. I've included one below but you should check out the teaser page for the upcoming 3DMark Vantage for a couple more.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's response to the enthusiast has arrived with the 3870 X2, a pair of GPUs on a single card running at 825 MHz at the core and RAM doing 1.8 GHz. The card uses Crossfire invisibly, there is no set up to do, in fact you can't even see Crossfire as an option with one of these cards, so the set up is a breeze. It performs on par or better than nVIDIA's offerings, and you can expect to pay ~$500 when it becomes available. [H]ard|OCP even managed a fair overclock of 878Mhz a
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 04:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Calgary, Alberta - January 28th, 2008 - Right on the heals of AMD announcing the availability of the ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 earlier this month, CoolIT Systems debuts the third installment in the Reference Series line of liquid cooling systems designed to quietly and effectively cool Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s highly anticipated performance graphics cards, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2. In recent testing, the liquid cooled cards were stably clocked up to
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2008 - 04:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure today might be all about AMD's new Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card, but NVIDIA's upcoming 9800 GX2 just feels left out. And what do self-conscious graphics cards do to get attention? Take off their clothes.
NVIDIA's design uses two separate PCBs instead of one like AMD's new card does, but the effect is generally the same.
AMD R680 - Dual GPU graphics card
AMD is aiming for enthusiast-class performance with their new Radeon HD 3870 X2 card and they want the areas that the 8800 Ultra and GTX from NVIDIA have held onto for a long time now. Can this new dual-GPU card really do that without busting outside the power envelope of them as well?
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 09:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hopefully this will soon disappear, but every launch AMD has recently tried doesn't seem to have gone as planned. This time around, North American reviewers were instructed not to reveal the new graphics cards performance, but across the pond that message never got across. So we have been seeing the performance of at least one of the cards for about 24 hours now. The rest of the new family has now been revealed, there are many reviews out there, but s