Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2006 - 06:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
PC Perspective has just published its review of the new flagship graphics cards from ATI, the X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire Edition. Based on a slightly modified R580 GPU core with GDDR4 memory technology, the X1950 XTX has amazingly high memory bandwidth numbers to support the growing number of users with ultra-high resolution displays like the 30" Dell LCD we tested it on.
R580+: Higher Clocks and GDDR4
ATI's answer to the gaining popularity of the multi-GPU GeForce 7950 GX2 is the X1950 XTX -- still a single GPU card but one that performs amazingly close to NVIDIA's flagship part.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2006 - 03:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The upcoming TV Tuner card from ATI is based on the brand new Theatre 650 Pro processor has quite a few new features. From supporting SECAM and Digital TV to a 12 bit video decoder, and a lot more. Drop by HotHardware to see what they thought of the reference model they were sent.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2006 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Apart from the Pro running at 500MHz GPU/800MHz RAM, and the XT at 578MHz GPU/1.38GHz RAM, they are the same card. The XT does tend to be more expensive, and faster, but HotHardware wants to know which is the better bang for your buck. Handy hint, they are available in both PCIe and AGP.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 15, 2006 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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"The Rocketbelt convention 2006 is September 23 - 24 @ the Niagara Aerospace Museum, New York and
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Subject: Graphics Cards | August 11, 2006 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
From the company that invented SLI and quad core graphics cards ... the never officially released Voodoo5 6000 can be yours! Get a look at the stats on The Register, or just go straight to the bidding (currently $685 on eBay).
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 10, 2006 - 10:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
Thanks to Lee, our own cooling and power editor, for pointing out to me that I had left power consumption numbers out of my Quad SLI evaluation. If you haven't read it yet, I of course highly recommend you do. And if you already did, but are curious to see what the power consumption of a Quad SLI powered system running on a Core 2 Extreme X6800 totals to, head on over the last page of the review for the upda
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2006 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's offical as of today, nVIDIA fully supports Quad SLI for home builders, with the release of the new 91.45 WHQL Forceware driver. Take a trip with [H]ard|OCP into the world of 'SLI8X' gamma corrected antialiasing at 2560x1600. Be warned though, as with all bleeding edge drivers, results may vary from system to system.
You can also see Ryan's huge article on Quad SLI right here on PC Perspective.
Quad SLI Introduction
NVIDIA has readied Quad SLI for the enthusiast, opening it up for official support in their latest driver release. Does quadrupling your gaming power make sense though?
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 8, 2006 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PCStats reviews the first HDCP enabled video card from MSI, a 7900GT. Not only do you get the performance of a 7900GT, you will be allowed to watch new HDCP compliant video at the HD resolution you paid for, as long as your player and monitor or TV is compliant as well.