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Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2009 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On August 31st 2009, AMD reached a new software development milestone – the world's first Microsoft WHQL certificated graphics driver for DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11.
AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 04:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 01:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
A card with 6 DisplayPort outputs on a single card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 9, 2009 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the most exciting things about the ypcoming Evergreen family is multiple monitor support and Nordic Hardware managed to get a glimpse at how the Radeon HD 5870 Six will do it. As the implies, the 5870 six will support up to 6 displays at a time and its secret weapon will be familiar to Apple users, it will be the Mini DisplayPort
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 3, 2009 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Active shutter technology for glasses to enable 3D displays were covered earlier, when discussing the upcoming 3D TVs from Sony. There is another way you can choose to display your content, with glasses that you cannot see through. The Vuzix iWear AV920 glasses convince your eyes you are watching a virtual 65" screen.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 1, 2009 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 31, 2009 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Sapphire HD4850 X2 has beaten the next generation of cards by a matter of months, at a time when many enthusiasts are keeping their wallet closed and their eyes open for previews. A pair of 1GB HD4850s sit on this single PCB card, with speeds of 1GHz for the GDDR3 and 650MHz for the two cores and it sports a Crossfire bridge so you can pick up a second card and have Quad-Crossfire. The performance is solidly above a singl
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2009 - 04:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The battle for the best $100 video card is a tough one, and the champion is continually changing. The various makers of the graphics cards are trying to fit the most features and the highest clocks possible without heading into the next market. At $125+ you are essentially in a new market with yet other GPUs to war against. One of the newer cards is ASUS take on the 4770, in this case called the EAH4
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 21, 2009 - 03:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may remember a nVIDIA video card from a ways back, that was never released in any large number nor bought in any large amount as it was pushing $1000 and no matter the performance, it was simply too much for most to even consider buying. Those days have returned, with the introduction of the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC. It is a limited edition card, it is heavily overclocked and it does have a high end self-contained liquid-cooling loop, but it is a
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 20, 2009 - 05:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
These pictures were passed to us, obviously originally posted over at ChipHell, of the upcoming AMD DX11 graphics card, codenamed Juniper. This is the mainstream offering while the Cyprus part will supposedly be the high end GPU of the Evergreen line.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 19, 2009 - 03:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
While we didn't get a chance to get the news up during the show, there were a couple of interesting news bits to come out of QuakeCon 2009 - not the least of which was word that the advertising-based business model for Quake Live was not panning out as well as hoped. John Carmack, in his opening day keynote, stated as much:
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 18, 2009 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In one corner you have AMD's fast card, the $200 Radeon HD 4890 1GB and in the other corner a pair of
HD 4770s that together add up to $220. The pair of cards have access to more shaders, while the single card has better memory bandwidth making the contest look inter
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 05:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With five months of ATI Catalyst driver blogs under our belt, we are seeing a growing engagement from the community via this blog site. Please keep up the great comments and suggestions and we will endeavor to answer as many as we can. So, without further ado – let me introduce the ATI Catalyst 9.8 Driver Release!
Game Optimizations: ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 Driver
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 14, 2009 - 03:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
UPDATE 2: I have also added the trailer for DiRT 2 shown at QuakeCon 2009, a game that will be utilizing DX11
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 13, 2009 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In one corner is the CPU calculated physics software called Havok and in the other corner is what used to be Ageia's and is now nVIDIA's proprietary GPU physics program, PhsyX.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like AMD GPU fans attending QuakeCon 2009 (and you really should) will get a bit of an early dig into the world of the Catalyst 9.8 drivers. According to this post on Catalyst driver lead Terry Makedon's twitter page, users interested in getting the first taste of 9.8 should be following him:
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2009 - 03:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
A couple of days ago news began to spread that (surprise!!) SLI support was coming to the world of Lynnfield and the P55 chipset. Why this was a shock to so many people was confusing to me as motherboards had been advertised with "SLI Support" since Computex in June. We saw examples from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte as well as several other brands.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 7, 2009 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AMD FirePro V8750 has arrived, bringing with it the first incarnation of Crossfire Pro, the equivalent of Crossfire X for production level cards. It is not quite as flexible, allowing only a pair of cards to be used and the cards must match exactly, though you do not need a V8750, the V5700, V7750, and V8700
will also benefit from having a twin. The big question on Phoronix's mind is how this card performs under Linux, specifically Ubuntu 9.04. Their first disappointment was the lack of Crossfire Pro support; on the plus side the card was recognized immediately. <
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 6, 2009 - 11:18 PM | Ryan Shrout
Earlier this week we heard reports on Semiaccurate that NVIDIA's next-generation GPU part, known as GT300 around here, had actually taped out. That means the designers think and hope they are done and the results are handed off to the manufacturer (TSMC) for the initial run of silicon. Typically we'll see the time between a tape out and a first prototype graphics card to be about 10 weeks:
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 5, 2009 - 02:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The biggest change to the ASUS EAH4890 TOP is not the cooling system, instead it is the power system. The dual fans and heatpipes are good, it is the Super ML capacitors and the ability to adjust the cards VCore through bundled software. [H]ard|OCP found themselves amazed at the 960MHz GPU and 4.5GHz GDDR5 final overclock, with no tweaks, tricks or other chicanery, they hit that speed straight out of the box. Those capacitors
certainly made a difference which is good news as