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Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2009 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Radeon HD 5770 Voltage Tweak
Edition allows you more headroom on opening up the GPU and memory to its fast possible settings, though it still can't help with the fact that there is less memory bandwidth available than either the 4870 or the 5870. Finding out the limits of the card is not as dangerous as you might think, ASUS will still provide RMA for any card that fails under their SmartDoctor overclocking/overvolting tool for
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2009 - 05:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
AMD has some cool things coming down the pipeline for their graphics card lineup this month (really, even MORE than you've seen in the last 2 months) but some news was worth posting right away. As you know, the AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of GPUs is the only one that supports DirectX 11 and because of that AMD is hoping DX11 titles become a big selling point before NVIDIA's upcoming Fermi GPU can gain any ground on that feature.
Well good news for AMD, another major title has been announced with DX11 support due in early 2010 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 08:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While none of these cards will be shattering 3dMark records, every one is capable of at playing modern games and video at a reasonable rate and all of the cards are $80 or less. While the more expensive cards dominate the enthusiast level, these inexpensive cards are going to show up in a lot of prebuilt systems. Why not take advantage and slip one of these four cards into the next 'cheap as you can make it' PC you are asked to build.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 07:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 8, 2009 - 04:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 5, 2009 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 06:15 PM | Josh Walrath
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2009 - 04:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
Website Alienbabeltech.com got a hold of some photos and information on the upcoming Radeon HD 5970 graphics card - a dual Evergreen GPU part.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2009 - 08:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2009 - 07:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2009 - 10:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2009 - 08:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2009 - 08:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2009 - 06:35 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 2, 2009 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 30, 2009 - 06:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 28, 2009 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.