Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2007 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For ~$150, the Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT has some pretty good power behind it. With 6 pixel shaders, 12 ROPs, and 8 vertex shaders, a 500MHz GPU and a memory clock of 1.2 GHz (GDDR3). What you lose in theis model, compared to the Pro, is AVIVO support. [H]ard|OCP puts the screws to this card and a 7900 GS as well, to see who cracks first.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2007 - 09:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
NVIDIAÂ® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today released the world's first WHQL-certified drivers for Microsoft DirectX 10, coinciding with the release of the first DirectX 10 test kit from Microsoft, which allows other hardware vendors to test their graphics processors using the DirectX 10 WHQL tests.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 20, 2007 - 07:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A teaser trailer of the new RyderMark benchmark is now available over at FileShack, in addition to the screenshots below.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 19, 2007 - 08:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware examines the effect of processor power on graphics. The 8800 can currently handle anything thrown at with ease, but if the processor can't keep up then you won't get the performance you expect. They test a series of AMD Athlon64 X2s, the 3800+ , 4200+, 4600+ and the 5000+ and also Intel Core 2 Duos, the E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700 and the X6800. Find out what effect a slower processor will have on your dream graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 16, 2007 - 08:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”FEBRUARY 16, 2007â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today released a public beta of the NVIDIAÂ® CUDA™ Software Developer Kit (SDK) and C-compiler for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs). GPU Computing with the CUDA SDK is a new approach to computing where hundreds of on-chip processors simultaneously communicate and cooperate to solve complex computing problems.
EVGA's Superclocked 8800 GTS 320MB
EVGA has turned up the heat on the competition with a superclocked model of the new 8800 GTS 320MB graphics card. Can the extra speed help the 8800 GTS 320MB find a place in your next system upgrade?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 15, 2007 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA has a firm grip on the performance crown, but ATI has kept hold of the performance for price. The 7950GT is their attempt at taking the price/performance crown away. [H]ard|OCP is the judge in this contest with the ~$260 7950GT in one corner and the X1900XT, weighing in at ~$
Vista Transition Going Well
AMD provided us with some interesting information on their current ATI Catalyst Vista driver, its future and how the number of times it has been downloaded simply blew my mind!
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 13, 2007 - 08:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has managed to pull themselves away from gaming on the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB long enough to write a review. Their findings agree with other reviews you may have seen, this is a great performing DX10 card at a good price. The only real impact the RAM has is if you have a 30" widescreen display and crank the resolution up to 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and frankly if you bought the widescreen, you probably want the full 8800 GTX anyways.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 12, 2007 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Guru of 3D attacks the new release of the 8800GTS in a 20 page review that covers more than one manufacturer and includes SLI testing. There were 2 major findings, the first of which the Guru summed up perfectly.
Gaming up-to 1920x1200 = Good
Gaming after 1920x1200 = Bad