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Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 02:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For those who have chosen an uncommon upgrade path or who simply spent every penny they could on their graphics subsystem, some of the results from X-Bit Labs multi-GPU benchmarks will be familiar. For the rest of us, it is a bit of an eye opener to see just how multiple GPUs perform in three way. The final conclusions compare performance differences between SLI and 3x SLI, 3x SLI versus 3x Crossfire and 3x SLI versus 4x Crossfire, and you can see that there can be a huge difference
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 1, 2009 - 10:28 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 28, 2009 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 26, 2009 - 03:36 AM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA might have thought it was all going to be rosy news over the weekend, what with the announcement of the Lenovo S12 notebook integrating the NVIDIA ION chipset, but not if this story pans out. Apparently Dell is on the edge of removing NVIDIA from its entire lineup of desktop and notebook PCs. If true, this could be very bad news for NVIDIA. The Inquirer believes that NVIDIA's probl
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 22, 2009 - 01:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The XFX Radeon HD 4890 XXX
is the overclocked version of the 4890, with a whole 50MHz bump on the GPU and nothing else. Mind you, when Elite Bastards tried to overclock the card they manage to squeak another 40MHz out of the core and bumped the memory by 35MHz. That
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2009 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX
might be an incredible value, dependant on the price tag that comes with it. The dual fans allow ASUS to pump this card
to a 576MHz core with 999MHz memory, the maze of heatpipes that are underneath the fans certainly help as well. What that translates into is performance similar to the heavily overclocked MSI Black Lightning Edition GTX260, within a few fps of the performance of a stock GTX275. It is possible that a true GTX275 might have a bit more overhead when it comes to overclocking, but for those who would rather leave things alone
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 19, 2009 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
- Unigine Tropics DX9 - performance gains of up to 11% for single GPU and ATI CrossFireX configurations with anti-aliasing enabled.
- Company of Heroes - performance gains of up to 10% for both single GPU and ATI CrossFireX configurations.
- BattleForge- performance gains of up to 10% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
ATI Catalyst 9.5 - Unified Microsoft WHQL certified graphics driver for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 15, 2009 - 01:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting article posted over at c't magazine is the first to verify with Intel a more concrete release time frame for the company's upcoming Larrabee CPU/GPU hybrid. Intel's Joseph Shultz indicated that the first Larrabee product release would hit in the first half of 2010, finally squelching the discussion of a late 20
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2009 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the old 8800GTS was a little odd with 640MB of RAM and a 320-bit interface was a bit odd, the GTX 260 is even stranger with the reference model sporting 896 MB of RAM with a 448-bit interface. MSI decided that the card could be made even stranger by doubling the total RAM to 1792MB in their GTX 260 Lightning Black Edition. It is also factory overclocked almost to it's limits, the Guru of 3D could only manage to hit 680/145
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 14, 2009 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today, we released the new NVIDIA 3D Vision CD v1.08 driver kit, which includes the GeForce driver v185.85 and the 3D Vision driver v185.85.
This driver release marks the world's first stereoscopic 3D driver for Windows 7, available only from NVIDIA. This driver release also supports Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.
Driver download links
Full CD Kits
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 13, 2009 - 01:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
The first (slightly) detailed image of Intel's upcoming Larrabee architecture was shown today at the opening ceremonies for the Visual Computing Institute of the Saarland University in Germany. Website PC Games Hardware was on hand at the event and snapped up this image:
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 13, 2009 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2009 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Weighing in with a GPU of 575MHz, GDDR3 of 900MHz and a 256 bit wide memory bus, the HD 4830 has a hard time keeping up with the new HD 4770 even though they are almost exactly the same price, the HD 4850 is only a competitor if you want to spend almost $50 on an extra handful of
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 8, 2009 - 03:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Wouldn't it be great to lose about $201 million in the span of 3 months but still have a positive outlook on the future? That's just what NVIDIA is talking about this week as the quarterly earnings call results are spread across the media. What is most interesting to me is how varied the opinions are on what NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, had to say. TG Daily got the distinct impression that NVIDIA's Quadro line of products would be the immediate saving grace for NVIDIA's bottom line whil
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 7, 2009 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX has been a solid nVIDA partner, but hasn't work with AMD's graphics division until now, and they chose to enter at the high end with their HD 4870 1GB XXX card. Overclocked to
775MHz core and 3.8GHz GDDR5 it does have an advantage over the vanilla card, but not as much as the XXX would imply. It's competitor is
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2009 - 12:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the HD 4870 X2, the 2GB of GDDR5 is so each GPU can address 1GB of storage, which makes more sense than giving each core only 512MB. It was inevitable that someone would try slapping a full 2GB of GDDR5 on a single HD4870 core, and Sapphire seems to be the first to hit market with it. The Sapphire Radeon HD4870 2GB will run you more than the 1GB version, so the question becomes one of performance. Can the extra memory push this cards performance higher than it already is?
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 30, 2009 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We've already discussed how incredible a deal the HD4770 currently is for it's price. Legit Reviews wants to show you how to make it even better with this overclocking guide. Using only RivaTuner, no voltage mods and no changes to the cooling they we
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 05:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
Okay, I've never really done this before, but I couldn't pass up sharing this offer with you guys. I know we just posted our review of the Radeon HD 4770 512MB card today and it sells for $99 after rebate - a great card at that price.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TIBURON, CA-April 28, 2009-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2009.
Graphics chips (GPUs and IGPs) are the leading indicator of the PC market. The GPUs go into a system before it becomes a PC and gets into the hands of the customer.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 28, 2009 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Really, there are only two things you need to know about AMD's new Radeon HD4770. The first is it's price, which is currently $109.99 on Newegg. From that price you may assume that it is a fairly low end part, maybe intended to replace the HD4850; and you can be forgiven for that. What the card is in fact is an improvement, as Ryan puts it in his conclusion "the HD