Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2005 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVidia's 7800 series stock cooling solutions can often be loud, and in some cases limit your overclocking abilty. InsaneTek looks at the Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev3, built for cooling 7800's, and doing it very quietly. If you have one of these cards, you owe it to your ears to read the review.
"Arctic Cooling has done it again. The NV Silencer 5 Rev3 made for the Geforce 7800 series is an
excellent cooler that performs in dead silence.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2005 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown isn't happy with the speed of ATI's X1800XT and X1600XT. They spent hours figuring out how to overclock them, and today they share their findings with everyone.
"Today we will be using that very tool and overclocking both the new Radeon X1800XT and X1600XT.
We would have liked to also include the X1800XL but unfortunately it has left our hands for the
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2005 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you aren't familiar with Adrian's Rojak Pot's gigantic video card comparision, now is a good time to check it out. If you are familiar, it's been updated with the new ATI cards, as well as some additions and corrections.
"Covering over 240 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily
compare 15 different specifications for each and every card!
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 4, 2005 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's all fun and games until someone looses dry ice, then it's a sport. Hardware Asylum has done some insane things with the clock speeds of whatever they can get their hands on. While it may well have inspired their name, it has also inspired their members to take the top spot in 3DMarks 2001SE, 2003 and 2005. Take a peek at what a GPU at - 171 C looks like.
Team Hardware Asylum has broken all three Futuremark 3DMark world records.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 3, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVidia's mid-level 6800 cards seem to be disappearing, and as The Inquirer points out, this seems a dead giveaway that there is a new mid level card on it's way, likely a 7600.
"STRANGE THINGS are afoot in retail circles. The nVidia 6800 in its PCIe variety has all but
disappeared. This leaves nVidia with a huge gap in its mid range wide open for the new 7600.
The reason this is strange is how little fuss has been made.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 3, 2005 - 11:05 AM | Ryan Shrout
Today VIA/S3 announced a new candidate in the mid-market graphics world with the release of a new ChromeS20 series of PCI Express GPUs. These cards are going to be made by Fujitsu's 90nm technology and offer a significant performance/watt advantage over current NVIDIA and ATI offerings. I should have some contact with these parts soon so I'll be able to get a more in-depth product analysis up later in the week.
Features on the chip include improved HDTV output, 700 MHz core clock, DDR3 memory and support for an SLI-l
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 1, 2005 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PimpRig has a look at the Sapphire X800 GTO2 Limited Edition 256MB PCIe Video Card. It's a slightly faster X800, with great overclocking potential, and more. It has 12 pipelines, as you'd expect, but with a flash, you can mod it into a 16 pipleine card, like the 850's, at about half the price. Then you overclock that, and end up with an X800 than outperforms a vanilla X850. You really want to read the whole article!
"The Sapphire X800 GTO2 was modestly launched recently
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Guru of 3D's nVHardPage SE lets you tweak settings on your video card, through an easy to use software program, and they've updated it to version 3.2. If you use it, update it ... if you've never tried it, maybe you should give it a try and see if you can breed a bit more life into your old nVidia card.
"Do you seek an easy way to en/disable overclocking options or vsync your ForceWare drivers
without the burden of importing registry entries or the need to go in that registry yourself ?
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reports on Samsung's new GDDR4 chips, which are currently undergoing testing. If they deliver, they will double the bandwidth of current GDDR3 chips.
"The latency of the shipped modules is set at 0.8 nanoseconds, which limits the highest clockspeed
of the memory to an astonishing 1.25 GHz in DDR mode.
It does not take a braniac to calculate the possible bandwidth on G80/R580 boards: 32-bytes
(256-bit) x 1.25 (GHz) x 2 (DDR) results in 80GB/s of theoretical bandwidth, almost double the
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 27, 2005 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D puts the HIS X800GT and GTO head to head in a review that also incorporates 6 other video cards. As with many other reviews, most ratings are shown twice, once for pure performance, and once as performance versus price.
"While ATI is busy showing off their new products it is easy to forget that they still have a
pretty nice line-up already out.
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