The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
NVIDIA has just one-upped itself with the new 8800 Ultra graphics card and left AMD's Radeon GPUs in the dust once again. How much faster could the Ultra possibly go??
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 1, 2007 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In part one of Tech ARPs guide to fixing dead graphics cards, they covered larger capacitors and inductors. Today they have released part 2 of their guide, dealing with Surface Mounted Devices, in this case capacitors, which is a much more delicate job. Even so, a pair of tweezers and a steady hand can repair the damage and get the card working again.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 27, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to The Inquirer, we now have the stats on the 8800 Ultra, it's GPU runs at 612MHz, the 128 scalar units runs at 1.5GHz and the memory is 2.16GHz. That also puts the theoretical memory bandwidth below the upcoming Radeon HD 2900XT; the Radeon will be 105.60GB/s to the Ultra's 103.68GB/s. Looks like you are better off with a volt mod.
Introduction and the 8600 GTS XXX
XFX has brought their XXX offering of GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards to the PC Perspective testing bench to see how they hold up to the recent competition. We also take the time to run some SLI benchmarks with both GTS and GT models.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 26, 2007 - 06:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new mid-range cards from nVIDIA are the 8500GT, 8600GT and the 8600GTS, and Pro-clockers have rounded up one of each from Zotac. The cards they tested do not appear on PriceGrabber, but other manufacturers have priced the 8500GT at about $100, the 8600GT at $160 and the
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 23, 2007 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual is a pair of X1950 GPUs piggybacked on one circuit board. Unfortunately it seems to be a paper release, as there is nowhere to buy it, and it is not listed on the Sapphire website. Still, HotHardware managed to get their hands on one and benchmark it. While it does offer good performance, it has difficulty pulling ahead of the DX10 8800 GTS 320 MB and trouble fitting inside most cases.
The NVIDIA G86 Core
NVIDIA's GeForce 8600 GT is being displayed today by EVGA in their "Superclocked" model that is overclocked out of the box. Can this card compete with the ATI line up better than the 8600 GTS did?
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 20, 2007 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This Tech ARP article may not work in every single case, but for busted capacitors and other minor damage, the Graphics Card Repair Guide will get your card up and running again. Just some solder, a bit of time and a steady hand are all that you need.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 18, 2007 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report puts the 8600 GT and GTS through the paces on a Vista system. These DX10 cards can certainly hold their own and push well past the 7950, that used to be the top of nVIDIA's mid range line, and trump ATI's offerings as well. However they point out a fact that cannot be avoided ... by shopping around you can pick up a GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB for about $80 more.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2007 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 8600 series has hit the internets, and there are plenty of different manufacturers to rank. Start off with HotHardware's review of the GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards from Asus and XFX. Even thought the GTS has a higher clock speed than even the 8800 series, the performance doesn't come close, and is outpaced by the 1950 Pro and XTX. They do offer full DX10 support, and are cheaper than the 2 Radeon cards, so don't dismiss them out of hand.