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Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2007 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Push the button and it goes faster, or at least that is the theory behind MSI's NX8600GT Twin Turbo. Hardware Zone reviews the card, at the normal speeds and with the Turbo button pushed. There is definitely a difference in performance, mostly thanks to the overclocking of the stream processors, but it does leave me with a question. Who is going to buy this card and not push the Turbo button?
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 1, 2007 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's RX2600XT Diamond has overclocked the reference 2600XT to
850MHz and 2.3GHz, a gain of 50MHz and 100MHz respectively. One of the benefits that [H]ard|OCP noticed is that the cooler from MSI is significantly better than the stock one supplied with other 2600XTs but the ATI Overdrive will still put a ceiling on the overclock. Check out the fastest ou
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 27, 2007 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If the DualHead2Go Digital Edition just doesn't offer you enough screen real estate to satisfy there is still hope. Check out the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition. On one end of the connector is a VGA, DVI and USB, and on the other are 3 clearly labeled DVI connectors. Plug everything in while the PC is turned off, boot up, install the Matrox software and prepare to be amazed by Bioshock in 3840*1024. Check out [H]ard|OCP's gallery of screens from many games all at that sa
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 25, 2007 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is excited to announce the newest member of its flagship ATI Radeon HD 2900 series, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO features the powerful next-generation unified shader architecture with 320 unified stream processors, comprehensive DirectX 10 support and built-in HDMI multimedia features for an immersive HD gaming experience.
The ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO is available today on a limited basis subject to supply constraints.
Below is more detail on the three board variants of the ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 24, 2007 - 03:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We have seen plenty of 3rd party coolers for your VGA, that sit atop your GPU and memory to keep the card cool and maybe let you get a bit more speed out of it. Hardware Canucks have published a review of a unique cooling add on, that should work with most cooling setups on several different cards. The Thermalright HR-11 Backside Cooler will keep the heat off of the SMDs on the back of the card, and any radiant heat that might be making it's way th
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 20, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Matrox who have been making graphics adapters for decades, are most frequently known for their multi-monitor support. The newest DualHead2Go Digital Edition offers two DVI-I outputs, which can be changed to VGA with the usual adapter. The real magic is in how much more flexibility you are offered when you compare it to the buit in multiple monitor support that Windows offers, which
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 19, 2007 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Have you heard about the HD 2900Pro? A new graphics card by AMD just released with the new R630 GPU?
Neither has anyone else, but The Inquirer found one for sale. It's clock is reduced to 600MHz, the memory to 800MHz and with a 256-bit memory interface.
It is awfully quiet over at AMD compared to the Intel's currently running festival for developers and enthusiats.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 18, 2007 - 06:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
We have been hearing about Intel's Skulltrail platform for some time now, off and on thoughout the year. Recently here at IDF, Pat Gelsinger mentioned the Skulltrail platform during his keynote, pictured here below:
The system uses dual Yorkfield processors that are liquid cooled (stock and to be supplied by Intel) and has four graphics card slots for potential quad-GPU usage.
The word "SLI" has been mentioned several times duri
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 17, 2007 - 05:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has a review of the fastest air cooled graphics card on the planet. MSI overclocked a 8800 Ultra, but stuck with air cooling, which means the overclock isn't that impressive, only 48MHz on the core and 70MHz on the memory. The big news is that it is the cheapest 8800 Ultra you can buy. Read on to see if the extra money is worth it, or if you are still better off wit
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2007 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
This card runs at the stock 742MHz on the GPU, and a nice 2000MHz for the memory. X-bit Labs picked up a pair for a big SLI versus CrossFire showdown, with both DX9 and DX10 being tested. The testing reveals some interesting performance characteristics, as well as highlighting serious differences in the way games use nVIDIA versus ATI and dual graphics setups. The oddest benchmark would have to be Neverwinter Nights 2, where the Radeon performs better at 2560x1600 than it does at 1920x
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 11, 2007 - 10:59 AM | Ryan Shrout
You have to love it when the company itself is responsible for information leak as is the case here. It appears that AMD put in the names for a few unannounced graphics cards in the driver release files of Catalyst 7.9.
The latest driver revision, numbered 7.9, includes fixes for all
versions of Windows as well as specific improvements related to Enemy
Territory: Quake Wars, the demo for which is out this week.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2007 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2007 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif -- September 7, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a major strategic initiative to support the Open Source development community for ATI Radeon graphics processors. The week of September 10th, AMD plans to provide an open source information and development package supporting the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series as well as ATI Radeon X1000 series of graphics processing units (GPU) on Linux desktops. To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 6, 2007 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP spent a long hard couple of days and nights playing through BioShock in the name of research. They tried 5 different 8800 cards,
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 11:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
It would seem that AMD has taken offense to the results that NVIDIA is posting about their image quality in the new HD HQV benchmark. Apparently AMD thinks that NVIDIA's drivers are increasing noise filtering to get better scores but that their IQ suffers greatly on other IQ tests because of it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 5, 2007 - 11:03 AM | Ryan Shrout
A little-known NVIDIA graphics card partner is claiming to have found a way to include DVI audio on GeForce 8-series graphics boards thus allowing for NVIDIA's own version of a DVI-to-HDMI dongle. This will not however integrate any kind of sound chip on the graphics card itself, but will depend on external solutions.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 4, 2007 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can get a lot of information about the Nouveau project and the team that is trying to bring open source 3D graphics to Linux, over at Linux.com. Some veterans of the R300 project, which did the same thing for ATI/AMD drivers, are taking their success onto the next major graphics card manufacturer. They also mention ways in which Linux users can help out, either getting involved in the development, or just doing end-user testing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2007 - 01:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GECUBE is back with the Gemini 3, two overclocked HD2600XT cards in one. It gives you a chance to essentially run 2 cards while taking up one slot and a lot less space. It will be interesting to see if this board can be run in Crossfire before the new Quad-GPU support of the upcoming AMD 790 chipset. Get a good look at this board, and what it can do, at TweakTown.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2007 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BFGTech's GeForce 8600GTS OC2 increases the default speeds 720MHz GPU and 1110MHz RAM, which does give you a good jump over a non-overclocked 8600GTS. The problem is that a 320MB 8800GTS can be had for almost the same money, and Boot Daily's benchmarks show it takes two to compete with the faster card.