Subject: Graphics Cards | September 6, 2007 - 04:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP spent a long hard couple of days and nights playing through BioShock in the name of research. They tried 5 different 8800 cards,
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 03:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
It would seem that AMD has taken offense to the results that NVIDIA is posting about their image quality in the new HD HQV benchmark. Apparently AMD thinks that NVIDIA's drivers are increasing noise filtering to get better scores but that their IQ suffers greatly on other IQ tests because of it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 03:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
A little-known NVIDIA graphics card partner is claiming to have found a way to include DVI audio on GeForce 8-series graphics boards thus allowing for NVIDIA's own version of a DVI-to-HDMI dongle. This will not however integrate any kind of sound chip on the graphics card itself, but will depend on external solutions.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 4, 2007 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can get a lot of information about the Nouveau project and the team that is trying to bring open source 3D graphics to Linux, over at Linux.com. Some veterans of the R300 project, which did the same thing for ATI/AMD drivers, are taking their success onto the next major graphics card manufacturer. They also mention ways in which Linux users can help out, either getting involved in the development, or just doing end-user testing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2007 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GECUBE is back with the Gemini 3, two overclocked HD2600XT cards in one. It gives you a chance to essentially run 2 cards while taking up one slot and a lot less space. It will be interesting to see if this board can be run in Crossfire before the new Quad-GPU support of the upcoming AMD 790 chipset. Get a good look at this board, and what it can do, at TweakTown.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2007 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BFGTech's GeForce 8600GTS OC2 increases the default speeds 720MHz GPU and 1110MHz RAM, which does give you a good jump over a non-overclocked 8600GTS. The problem is that a 320MB 8800GTS can be had for almost the same money, and Boot Daily's benchmarks show it takes two to compete with the faster card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2007 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX's 8600 GT XXX takes the 540 MHz reference frequency to 620 MHz, and the memory from 1.4 GHz to 1.6 GHz, which will help it in benchmarks against the 8600 GTS XXX and HD 2600 XT. [H]ard|OCP takes all three cards into their benchmarking suite, to figure out which provides you with the best bang for the buck. The benchmarks are very tight, but the price range is not.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2007 - 09:34 PM | Ryan Shrout
Intel has launched some new drivers for the G965 chipset; doesn't sound too exciting until you realize these are the drivers that enable hardware vertex shaders. Finally! Sorry, Windows XP only for now.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2007 - 08:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
I took a look at the new BFG Technologies 8600 GTS OC2 graphics card last month, but it's worth another look. Kyle over at HardOCP has taken the cooler apart to show you the detailed changes inside and whether or not the new cooler is up to snuff.
The BFG ThermoIntelligence unit has an obvious advantage in terms of heatsink surface area.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2007 - 08:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Rage, the upcoming racing, battle, role playing game from id (yes, the same id as Doom 3) is getting some more build up as the gang at Shacknews pull in an interview with two of the head honchos.
Shack: You mentioned you could talk about the setting a bit.
Tim Willits: Oh, yeah. That's important to mention. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world.