Matrox announces world's first single-slot PCIe x16 Octal graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 02:09 PM |

Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2009/PRNewswire/—Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the launch of the Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 Octal graphics card, capable of supporting eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs from a single workstation.

Source: Matrox

Maingear outs AMD's dual-GPU Hemlock in SHIFT

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2009 - 11:41 PM |

Last week Maingear, one of the most impressive system builders for enthusiasts today, released a new computer called "The SHIFT."  Despite having cliched lines like it being a "personal everyday supercomputer" the system looks to be damn impressive.  The chassis is obviously based on the Silverstone Raven case (you can see the similarities in our recent review) that includes a component structure that is rotated 90 degrees. 

Source: Tech Spot

PhysX for less

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 5, 2009 - 12:53 PM |

Switching to 40nm doesn't seem like the best of ideas right now, the supply problems are well known but it is a very important step for nVIDIA as they need to continue to evolve.  Their new release takes a page from AMD's recent launch behaviour, they are leading with the low end first.  The GeForce GT220 has a 720MHz GPU, 1GB of 1600MHz DDR3 and a 128bit memory bus and will set you back all of $80

Source: Bjorn3D

Setting the bar on zombie killing

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 01:45 PM |

Ryan finally got his hands on the Left 4 Dead 2 demo and fired it up on a variety of cards, 4 AMD (plus one XFire setup) and 5 nVIDIA cards.  His testing at 2560x1600
with 4xMSAA and 16xAF shows that even the HD5850 can supply enough power to make this game playable on a 30" monitor.  He has yet to try out EyeFinity but the results here give great hope to those who don't wish to invest in a graphics card running in the neighbourhood of $400.  It looks like you might be well off spending money on a midrange HD4xxx and picking up an

When is SLI not SLI? EVGA Hybrid GTX 275/GTS 250 card

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 01:15 PM |

When it is PhysX!

EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to release what looks to be a pretty unique product to the marketplace.  The asymmetrical EVGA GTX 275 Co-op PhysX card features a GTX 275 paired with a GTS 250 GPU on one board.  This allows the GTX 275 chip to render all graphics, while the GTS 250 handles all of the PhysX calculations.  The board features a total of 1280 MB of memory between the two GPUs, and a total bandwidth of 179.8 GB/sec.

Source: EVGA

Photos of upcoming Radeon HD 5970 dual-GPU card leak

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2009 - 12:10 PM |

Website got a hold of some photos and information on the upcoming Radeon HD 5970 graphics card - a dual Evergreen GPU part.

The reference card shown here is a big and power hungry as you can see from the 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors located above the fan. 
Source: General

Pushing the HD5870, the easy way

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2009 - 04:29 PM |

As if the HD5870 wasn't impressive enough, the ASUS model that [H]ard|OCP tested came with SmartDoctor which allows you to adjust the Vcore.  This ended up netting them an additional 60MHz on top of the 100MHz overclock they managed with the Catalyst Control Center alone.  It also sucked up about 80W more, topping out the systems load at 426W.  Check out this impressive Gold Award winning card in their full review.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Best bang for the buck from AMD

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2009 - 03:08 PM |

With all of these new AMD GPUs and the incredible scaling we are seeing, it is going to take some work to determine just how to spend your money.  The HD 5770 is usually found at the $160 mark, the HD 5750 at $130; compared to the

Frankenstein Evergreen

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2009 - 06:21 PM |

Mixing and matching cards in Crossfire has been a risky venture in the past, but perhaps along with the new scaling that we see with the HD 58xx series that will be a thing of the past.  Legit Reviews set out to determine what happens when you combine an HD5870 and an HD5850 on an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2.  The results are actually a little confusing, but in a way that leaves hope for the future.

Prepare to be jealous of Ryan's three way

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2009 - 04:49 PM |

One HD5870 is impressive, but three are just incredible.  The benchmarks are just incredible, even FarCry2 can't cripple that much graphical bandwidth but the total score is less important than the scaling.  The big question is whether it is really worth investing in three cards or is a pair of HD5870s the sweet spot.  All is revealed in his full review.

GIGABYTE Unleashes Next-Gen Performance GPU Powered by RadeonTM HD5700 Series Graphics Accelerators

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2009 - 04:31 PM |

Taipei, Taiwan, October 13, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the latest GV-R5700 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE’s GV-R577D5-1GD-B and GV-R575D5-1GD are built on the highly anticipated ATI RadeonTM HD 5700 Series GPUs ­­­­­­­─which utilizes the latest 826 million transistors on 40nm fabrication process and GDDR5 memory.

Two GPU companies, 2 takes on new cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2009 - 02:00 PM |

From AMd we have the new mid-ranged HD47xx series, the HD5780 and HD5750. 

Now, you have seen this GPU before, but ...

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 7, 2009 - 06:36 PM |

You have never seen the BFG GeForce GTX 285 for less than its model number, but you have now at only $249!

Source: eTeknix

NVIDIA and Adobe announce GPU acceleration for Flash 10.1

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2009 - 02:35 AM |

This news has been building for a long time - we first saw word that GPU-accelerated Flash video was coming back in June at Computex.  Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 will take advantage of the GPU to accelerate not just video but all Flash applications.  This could be, in my mind, the killer feature that finally pushes GPU computing into the mainstream.  Netbooks and nettops based on the NVIDIA ION chipset will now have a significant performance advantage over vanilla Intel-based netbooks in a widely used and important applic

Afterburners and Big Bangs, MSI is loud and proud

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 2, 2009 - 01:40 PM |

MSI wants you to get the most out of your motherboard so they have stuck an afterburner on it.  You won't have to worry about your fuel-air mix as it is all software but you will have a new way to overclock your graphics card.  The hardware monitoring interface is rather attractive and having various overclocking profiles available at the touch of a key is rather handy.  Does it have a shot at unseating the king of GPU OC tools, RivaTuner?  Read on at the Guru of 3D and find out.

Source: Guru of 3D

LIVE from the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 30, 2009 - 02:46 PM |

PC Perspective is LIVE at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose and we will be covering the opening keynote that starts at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.  Check back just before the show gets started!

Can't get enough Eye-Finity

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2009 - 01:43 PM |

If you are patiently awaiting the arrival of the HD5890 and its ability to provide 3D accelerated graphics on 3 LCDs screens and are passing the time by watching other people play then Guru3D is the place to be.  Of course they try flight simulators and racing games, but the FPS and strategy games also get a look in their review.  Head over and see of you can break their bandwidth streaming all the videos.

Source: 3DCenter

MSI introduces the R5870 and R5850 series graphics cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 24, 2009 - 11:34 AM |

[City of Industry, CA] As top computer gamers are demanding only the very best hardware, all manufacturers in the industry are constantly striving for the efficiency and performance to fulfill these needs. In order to adequately cater to these ever increasing performance demands, MSI - the leading graphics cards and mainboard manufacturer - has joined forces with the renowned graphics chip manufacturer AMD and today officially launched the next generation MSI R5800 series graphics cards.

Source: MSI

GIGABYTE Presents Radeon HD 5800 Series Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM |

Taipei, Taiwan, September 23, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a
leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to
launch the latest addition to its selection of premium graphics cards.GIGABYTE's GV-R587D5-1GD-B and GV-R585D5-1GD-B are built using ATI RadeonTM
HD 5800 Series GPUs
which are based on 40nm process and advanced
GDDR5 memory technology.

Caustic Graphics ray traced global illumination demonstration

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:41 PM |

Earlier today Caustic Graphics passed us this new video that demonstrates its hardware and software combination running a real-time global illumination demo inside of 3dsMax.