Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2007 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Support for ATI/AMD graphics cards on Linux has been improving in huge leaps and bounds, thanks to the community that has been working on it and AMD for releasing specs to the open source community. Phoronix has published a review that may shatter some of your preconceptions about Linux, pitting Vista versus Fedora to see which can handle Quake Wars and Doom3 better.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 09:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PenStar Systems takes a more general look at the release of the 8800GT, not focusing on the card as much as discussing what G92 may mean to the graphics market. AMD's response is the RV670, which offers DX10.1 compatibility and hopefully will give nVIDIA some stiff competition. The flexibility of these chips may herald a change in the order in which graphics cards are released, for instance the release of the 8800GT, instead of a top of the line example of the next family from nVIDIA.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 06:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CA (October 29, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M graphics card for mainstream enthusiasts. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT graphics processing unit (GPU), the ASUS EN8800GT 512MB graphics card is designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming experience and the best multimedia playback while reducing energy consumption thanks to the new power-efficient 65nm processor.
BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW 8800 SERIES GRAPHICS CARD WITH HEAVYWEIGHT PERFORMANCE AND LIGHTWEIGH
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2007 - 03:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL - (October 29, 2007) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $299 USD.
RV670 and DX 10.1 Details
We get a hold of some interesting information on the upcoming RV670 graphics card from AMD just as the release of NVIDIA's 8800 GT card is about to hit. Coincidence? I think not.
Crysis Demo Overview and Testing Setup
The single player demo of Crysis was released just yesterday and we have put together a quick performance preview, even while on the road! Come in and see how our top systems are able to handle the graphical beast that is Crysis!
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 23, 2007 - 09:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Following hot on the heels of the 7.10 driver that helped Windows users comes the 8.42 driver for Linux. Phoronix gave it a try and are more than happy with the results. Head over to check out just how much better you can expect to run things. It looks like AMD is on the ball when it comes to drivers, if not so much on the hardware side.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2007 - 09:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Arctic Cooling has recently released the big brother to S2 the Accelero S1, and for $20-$30 you can set up either a perfectly quiet VGA cooling system, or strap up to 2 fans onto it to get some serious cooling. Bjorn3D didn't try pushing the graphics card they had attached it to, as they were focusing strictly on the cooler, but when the temperatures are lowered, the clock speed gets a chance to go up.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 15, 2007 - 09:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HD 2900 Pro was released to the world without any fanfare, almost as if AMD was embarrassed by it. Nonetheless, Neoseeker noticed and grabbed one to benchmark. On the face, the card seemed a fair match up to the 8800GTS 320MB version, but tempted by the similarity to the XT, Neoseeker tried overclocking it. They were surprised to see it hit a core clock speed of 858 MHz and 1800MHz for the DDR memory, and suddenly it became a whole new card.