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Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 06:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is once again at the top of the silicon hill with the release of the fully DX11 compliant HD5870; yours for only $379! This single GPU card does more than just beat the GTX285 at the same price point, it can use EyeFinity! This will let you turn three LCD monitors into one virtual monitor with an odd resolution, for
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 05:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
While Larrabee information is still incredibly sparse just months from 2010 (the still purported release date of Larrabee), during Renee James' keynote today she demonstrated a couple of new examples of Larrabee at work.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2009 - 11:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know that a lot of you are very eager to get all the information you can about AMD's upcoming graphics card as well as the AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming technology. Well as I was sitting here this evening, I decided to share some of the videos I had been creating for our upcoming review since they are no longer under NDA.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2009 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AGP slot has some serious staying power and the folks at VisionTek have ensured that it will stay around in old systems sitting around chugging on Distributed Computing projects and in low heat and noise situations like streaming video and recipe websites in the kitchen. VisionTek has managed to convert an HD3650 into an AGP card, and while the AGP bus is inherently slower than PCI Express, the sheer power of the new DX10.1 card blows away the old competition. Bring some life back to an old system with some help
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 15, 2009 - 07:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's Lightning series of overclocked graphics cards have garnered a large following thanks to the ease in which you can install a card that is already proven to run at higher than stock frequencies. Their newest is a 275GTX Lightning with its GPU pushed up 67MHz and 1792MB of memory clocked 32MHz higher than stock. In [H]ard|OCP's testing this equated to
some rather nice performance, the problem came with MSI's MRSP which is in the range of the superior 285GTX. Still the card i
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2009 - 09:53 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 - 08:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 05:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
A card with 6 DisplayPort outputs on a single card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 9, 2009 - 09:36 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 - 06:48 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 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 31, 2009 - 04:37 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 - 08:38 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 - 07:24 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 - 09:10 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 - 07:12 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 - 04:45 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 - 09:58 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 - 07:50 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