Subject: Graphics Cards | November 30, 2007 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For the reasons laid out in the beginning of the AnandTech article, the idea of a silently cooled 8800GT seems preposterous, die shrink or not. The mind pictures a one slot card with a 3 slot passive cooler and heatpipes that extend beyond your case. As it turns out, this card really isn't that large, and while the temperatures do go well over 100C, the card exhibited no errors after a Crysis torture test.
The EVGA KO Edition Card
The GeForce 8800 GT is one of the most successful graphics chips in recent memory as it was able to marry high speed and low costs. Now if only you could find one! But if you do, how about any overclocked model like this one from EVGA?!
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 29, 2007 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 8800GTS, the 512MB G92 version appeared on TweakTown's doorstep, begging to be tested. This is the second revision of the 8800GTS, released after the 8800GT that destroyed the first GTS revision in performance and especially on price. Unfortunately you shouldn't expect this new revision to work in SLI with your original series GTS.
The AGEIA PhysX mod for the newly released Unreal Tournament is out and we take some time to sit down and play it. Does it make the new $99 price of the PhysX cards more interesting or is it another flop?
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 26, 2007 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX's 8800GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition sports a rather lengthy name, and some rather impressive performance. In the testing Bjorn3D put the card through, it destroyed the GTX and used less power and produced less heat while it was doing it. The 8800GT in general, and this card in particular, really do offer great value for the money they cost.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 21, 2007 - 03:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer has some info that makes AMD's HD3870 (and 3850) even more attractive, it overclocks well. The bad news is that it requires a BIOS flash to unlock, so this is a little more risky than just tweaking frequencies. It isn't as scary as it sounds, you will need to get used to flashing cards and motherboards if you want to get the most out of your system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone had a chance to look at the PowerColor Radeon HD 3850 Xtreme 512MB with clock speeds pushed up to 720MHz and 1800MHz DDR from 670 and 1660, as well as having double the GRAM. You can see how well this does at pushing the performance beyond the 8800GTS and giving the 8800GT a run for it's money. Nice to see AMD back in the running again.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL - (November 16, 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 OC2 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $319 USD.
"Just in time for the launch of the hottest game of the season, the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OC2 512MB offers mind-blowing performance at an insane price" said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of marketing at BFG Technologies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2007 - 12:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Things are finally heating up in the graphics world at the mid range level, with the introduction of the HD3870 and HD3850. Not only do these cards signify a complete change in the way ATI/AMD names their cards, but they are also a huge change from the release of the HD2900 series. These 2 cards deliver some serious performance for their price range, with the 3850 capable of out performing the 8800GT in some tests. Check out the action at [H]ard|OCP, who test both of these ca