The Guru Delivers - nVHardPage SE version 3.2

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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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 ?

Source: Guru of 3D

DDR4 - Coming soon to a GPU near you

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2005 - 11:57 AM |
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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

currently

Source: The Inquirer

The many faces of the R480

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 27, 2005 - 12:43 PM |
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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.

Source: Bjorn3D

Stronger! Faster! Better! Cheaper?!?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2005 - 06:41 PM |
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PC Modding Malaysia discovers an interesting fact about the XFX GeForce 7800 GT.  It is a better performing card than the 6800 Ultra, and costs around $100 less.  Keep that in mind if you're upgrading, but aren't looking to spend $500+.

"All in all, the XFX GeForce 7800 GT is a stunning graphics card. The package was impressive and

the bundled games are pretty good. This 7800 GT comes factory overclocked and it runs pretty cool

even at overclocked speeds.

Walk quietly with a big Heat Stick

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 24, 2005 - 12:08 PM |
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Legion Hardware reviews ASUS' Extreme X800 Silencer.  As the name implies, this is a new ATI card that runs dead silently.  The heatpipes heatsink may be huge, but with it you can overclock this thing very well.

"This new passive cooling design by ASUS has proven to deliver exceptional performance while

operating with complete silence. The demand for silent cooling methods has become increasingly

popular as volume has become a real concern over the past few years.

Do you have what it takes to play with the Strogg?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 20, 2005 - 12:03 PM |
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Hardware Zone got their hands on Quake 4, and a bunch of high end video cards.  See what you need to be able to enjoy your assault on the Strogg's!

"The latest installment of the legendary Quake series has arrived and we put it through our lab

tests to find out how it fares with various graphics hardware. Though based on the Doom 3 game

engine, we've found that Quake 4 needs much more juice.

Discount X850XT appears, the X800GTO

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 19, 2005 - 01:35 PM |
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With the release of the expensive X850XT, ATI has found it's self with extra R480 cores.  The solution they came up with was to use the same core in their X800GTO, a card that costs roughly half as much.  TweakTown can give you the whole story on what this card can do.

"With all the hype surrounding the new generation ATI graphics cards, there are people who don't

have that kind of money to spend.

Source: TweakTown

Crossfire and SLI got you down? Try SDGE!

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 05:33 PM |
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CoolTechZone looks at ECS's SDGE, their answer to ATI and nVidia.  It is incredibly adaptable, running 

mixes like PCIe x16 + PCIe x4, PCIe x8 + PCIe x8, PCIe x16 + PCIe x16.  Also, in the future more combos may be included, like PCIe x16 + AGP Express, AGP 8x + PCIe Express, Integrated Graphics + AGP Express and Integr

Source: CoolTechZone

7800GT vs x1800xl Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 03:49 PM |
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AMD Review has a head to head contest up ... it pits ATI's current flagship card against nVidia's.  Check it out to see which gives you more bang for your buck.


"Today we got our hands on both an ATI X1800XL and NVIDIA 7800GT, so we decided to benchmark each of these cards with the same configuration to see what happens and how much bang you get for your buck."

Source: AMD Review

Watercooled 7800 GT

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP got their hands on a BFGTech GeForce 7800 GT OC H2O!  It's watercooled right out of the box, although you do need to have an existing watercooled PC to add it to.  See just how far they can push this beast!


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BFGTech is well known for taking video cards and bringing a guaranteed and warranty approved factory overclock right out of the box for you to enjoy more performance. As we all know, there is only so much you can do with a heat sink and fan unit using air-cooling.

Source: [H]ard|OCP