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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 8, 2010 - 01:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
We finally got our video review of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
Edition graphics card up and ready for you to view. I apologize for
the delay here but we had some major issues with our editing software,
etc etc. I think you'll find the wait was well worth it!
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 1, 2010 - 01:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The PowerColor HD 5750 Green sports a very large passive heatsink, a very, very large heatsink. They took advantage of the extra height this card requires by stacking the second HDMI connector above the first as opposed to the side. The space cleared by that move is taken up by an HDMI port and a Display port, and the power saved by the passive cooling solution means no PCIe power plugs, of either 4 pin or 6 pin, is needed. No performance was sacrificed in the making of this card and
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2010 - 09:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know, I know, we've been posting a lot of news and information about the recently released GeForce GTX 480 - but what else are we going to talk about over the weekend where my Alma Mater is left a tattered version of itself thanks to West Virginia? Anyway...
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 28, 2010 - 07:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At some time during the week of April 12, 2010, Fermi will actually arrive. Until then you have to live vicariously through hardware reviews, but there is more than a few of them around the interwebs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 27, 2010 - 05:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Some of you will claim that getting benchmark numbers from a company that sells NVIDIA products (as well as AMD products) isn't the best idea; to each their own but we happen to know this "Morley" fella from MAINGEAR pretty well and I think his results are reliable. Either way, the data he is providing in his most recently blog post is interesting to evaluate. Morley took a set of three GeForce GTX 480s, the very same reference cards t
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 27, 2010 - 12:17 PM | Ryan Shrout
-- The eagerly anticipated ASUS ENGTX400 series powered by NVIDIA’s ground breaking GF100 GPU offers gamers’ unparalleled 3D realism along with incredible CUDA Compute performance. --
Fremont, CA (March 26th, 2010) - Long awaited by gamers, overclockers and demanding enthusiasts, the latest generation GF100 graphics processor from NVIDIA is finally here.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 27, 2010 - 12:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you are anybody in the world of graphics card, you are busy pimping your iteration of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 from NVIDIA. As NVIDIA partners, there really hasn't been much to be excited about for quite a while - AMD has really been dominating the world of enthusiast graphics since September 2009. Galaxy announced their GF100 options yesterday as well!
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 27, 2010 - 10:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
You know, in truth, I have rarely been a fan of water cooled graphics cards. They are much more complex to install and tend to force you to stick with one GPU for longer than you might otherwise. Just not my style - I'm an upgrade and run kind of enthusiast.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2010 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 TOXIC sports 2GB of RAM, twice as much as a normal model. That GDDR5 runs at 5GHz effective and the core is clocked to 925MHz, both higher than the reference card. The card is not quite as big as the DH 5970 but it does require more power and takes the six-and-eight-pin
PCIe power connectors familiar to fans of the highest end of GPUs. HEXUS' testing shows that the single GPU cannot beat the dual HD 5970 in most cases and in games that do not benefit from a la
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2010 - 02:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are many types of HD5770s, from the stock models to ones with custom cooling and factory set overclocks; two of which are up for review at InsideHW. The MSI HD5770 Hawk and the POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 are similar in some ways but vastly different in others. Mostly likely thanks to the improved cooling on the MSI HAWK, they
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2010 - 04:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP took a system with an HD5970 in it and installed three of the newest games on the market. They then fired them up to see what happened and recorded the results on video. The intent of this video review is to show you exactly what to expect when you try EyeFinity on these games; will their graphics settings allow you to specify EyeFinity resolutions right away or will you have to tweak configuration files in order to enjoy gaming across three screens? Drop
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 12, 2010 - 01:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 11, 2010 - 06:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
Some interesting pictures found their way to me of an upcoming graphics card from ASUS, the Radeon HD 5870 ROG MATRIX Edition (Republic of Gamers). This card appears to offer quite a bit more in the way of overclocking than nearly any other GPU we have seen to date.
The design on the PCB and cooler is completely custom and offers superior cooling compared to the reference design from AMD.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 11:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
You have likely seen other hardware and news sites posting pictures and video of some preliminary testing with a 6-panel Eyefinity gaming configuration, but I thought I would share this picture taken by our own A/V editor Ken A.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
A little more news from NVIDIA today, but unlike the news post below, this isn't negative. NVIDIA is still waiting to release a next-generation card to compete with AMD's 5000-series that has been available since late September and while we know that something is coming on March 26th, they are teasing consumers once again with some early performance numbers.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
Were you thinking of stopping by NVIDIA.com to get the latest 196.75 drivers released this week? Well don't. Did you already download those drivers and have them running on your system right now? Uninstall them and revert back to an older version! Why all the commotion? There are confirmed reports now of the 196.75 driver killing perfectly good NVIDIA-based graphics cards by turning off the fan at the wrong time. Which is pretty much ANY time I think.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 4, 2010 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Josh spotted a great deal this morning on NewEgg for the HIS Radeon HD 5870
(H587F1GDG). You can grab the fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet for under $400, whether you are in the U.S. or in Canada ... there doesn't seem to be a NewEgg.mx, so we can't claim the sale is North American wide.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 3, 2010 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HD 5970 is a Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 sandwiched onto one board, topped with 4GB RAM all hidden beneath a very large cooler. Expected load power draw is just shy of 300W and the large three fan cooler hopes to keep the GPUs below 90C. Drop by HEXUS for some tantalizing shots
of this heavy hitter from AMD.
"A monster card in the works."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 26, 2010 - 05:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
Much has been said about the problems that TSMC, the foundry partner to both ATI and NVIDIA, has had with its transition to 40nm technology. When the Radeon HD 5870 graphics card and the rest of AMD's Evergreen family of GPUs first hit the market back in early October there were quite a few notable periods of shortages of the the cards. Shortages obviously feed on the demand to raise prices and as we saw for the first two months of the 5000-series availability, prices where higher than the estimated pricing originally fed from AMD'
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 25, 2010 - 04:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting story over at Digitimes is reporting that with the upcoming launch of the Fermi-based GF100 graphics cards (GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470) only a select few of NVIDIA's partners are going to have product available at launch. The story tells us that only that select few have even received complete reference platforms as of today even though the launch of the product is going to be on March 26th (as NVIDIA has publicly stated).