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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 17, 2009 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
XFX has taken their love of factory overclocked cards and applied it to their HD4890 XXX and priced it only $20 above their reference model. The overclock is not huge, a mere 50MHz which pushed the core clock from 850 to 900, which gives a small but noticeable bump to it's speed.
Along with that bump comes a copy of HAWX and assorted connectors for the graphics card.&n
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2009 - 09:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today we had a chance to talk with Nero about an upcoming update to their Nero Move It software that will enable quite a few new features as well as support for accelerated transcoding using NVIDIA GPUs.
The Nero Move It software is an application set that allows a user to collect, organize, publish and transcode multimedia files to and from various devices. It works with your desktop as well as numerous portable devices like the PSP, Blackberry and iPhone. The update for the software, free to existing owners, will introduce CUDA support.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2009 - 10:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can find it for sale, the SilenX IXG-80HA2 VGA cooler with the optional fan kit can give you a significant boost in performance or a reduction in noise. Made to fit almost any of the new cards from AMD and nVIDIA, in Think Computers testing it at full speed allowed them to increase clock speeds by over 30% and still kept the temperatures below the stock cooler at factory speeds. For those who are simply sick of hearing the noise generated by their HD4870 or other card, the low and medium settings on this cooler enables silent running, while still keeping the temperatures bel
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 10, 2009 - 10:23 PM | Josh Walrath
Hardware FR attended Intel's IDF in China this year and they came away with the first photographic evidence of the existence of a finished Larrabee processor. Near the end of their article, they have a picture of Pat Gelsinger hoisting up a 12 inch (300 mm) wafer full of supposed Larrabee dies. While the picture is somewhat grainy, we can see that each individual die is very large. Hardware FR believes that each individual die is around 600 mm square. After squinting at the picture I count
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 9, 2009 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As you can tell someone is a doctor if they have the right letters after their last name, you can tell a graphics card is not a reference model if it has a posse from Alphabet Street following it around. For instance, the MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC does not run at spec, but then again, it doesn't beat stock speeds by much. The GPU is 680MHz, 32MHz higher than stock, while the memory is 2.5GHz having been pushed up half as much as the GPU, a whole 16MHz. They didn't even touch the shader clock. [H]ard|OCP was able to push the card beyond that point and the cooling solution
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 8, 2009 - 07:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
- ATI Catalyst 9.4 - New ATI OverDrive auto-tuning application
- ATI Catalyst 9.4 includes a new ATI Overdrive auto-tune application to estimate the over-clocked engine and memory values for ATI Overdrive supported ATI Radeon Graphics accelerators
- Designed for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series
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Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2009 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you somehow missed out on the big launch last week, the new spring cards have arrived from both GPU makers, the nVIDIA GTX 275 and the AMD HD 4890. The nVIDIA card is not intended to be the new top of the line card, nor is the 4890. Instead they fill that middle range between their current single
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 6, 2009 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 6, 2009 - AMD today announced that its top-to-bottom line of industry-leading ATI FirePro graphics accelerators are now featured in the new HP Z Workstations.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 04:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Perhaps the biggest question on peoples minds with the release of AMD's HD4890 and nVIDIA's GTX 275 is whether they can be purchased. In AMD's case the answer is that yes you can, nVIDIA and partners however didn't quite manage to get any out the door. That may be related to the development behind the cards, as they seem to be quite different in that respect. AMD's is quite obviously a new card that will sit in the channel for a long while, at leas
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lake Forest, IL - (April 2, 2009) - BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC graphics card that offers outstanding PC gaming performance and advanced processing power in other applications from which even non gamers can benefit.
The BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC with CUDA technology provides superior gaming performance as well as ad
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Apr. 2, 2009 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card, driven by the world's most powerful graphics processor. The newest addition to the award-winning ATI Radeon HD 4000 series boasts a whopping 1.36 TeraFLOPs of compute power, superior GDDR5 memory, and super-high engine clock speeds capable of nearly 1GHz.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 2, 2009 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based on the GT200 architecture, the GeForce GTX 275 GPU features 240
cores operating at 1404 MHz, 80 texture processing units, a 448-bit memory
interface, and an 896 MB framebuffer. In price and performance, it sits
the GeForce GTX 260 and the GeForce GTX 285.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 30, 2009 - 09:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CA-MARCH 30, 2009 - NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU, today introduced NVIDIA SLI Multi-OS, a ground-breaking technology that allows users and visualization applications, for the first time, to take full advantage of multiple NVIDIA Quadro GPUs from a single graphics workstation in a virtualized environment.
This new technology delivers a faster, more efficient workflow to maximize productivity and lower the total cost of ownership for professionals in markets such as: digital content creatio
ATI FirePro V7750 From AMD Delivers Blazing Application Performance, Freeing Professionals to Create
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2009 - 10:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 26, 2009 - AMD today announced the availability of the ATI FirePro V7750 graphics accelerator for the high-end market, ideally suited for graphics professionals working in engineering, digital content creation and scientific fields. These professionals need a 3D graphics accelerator that can quickly handle large models and shader-intensive applications, while delivering accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2009 - 04:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
One of the more exciting
technologies we have been in continuing discussion about here at PC Perspective is OpenCL (and DirectX Compute) and how it will change the paradigm for heterogeneous computing. At the Game Developer's Conference this week AMD and Havok teamed up to offer up some short demonstrations of what I believe is the first publicly shown implementation of cross-processor OpenCL. It is definitely the first that we are excited about if nothing else.
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 25, 2009 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Looking at the raw stats, the MSI R4870 MD1G is just a normal 4870, there is no factory overclock. Looking at the card, the lack of an enclosing assembly really stands out, instead it is the oval shaped heatsink and fan that grab your eyes. MSI claims that the change in cooler should allow the GPU to operate about 20C cooler than the normal heatsink assembly you see. Drop by [H]ard|OCP and you can see how the cooler does and how this card can perform against other HD4870s
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 05:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
There has been a LOT of news coming out of NVIDIA about its PhysX engine finding its way into the Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and now, a couple of iPhone games. In just the last week we heard that NVIDIA had gotten the PhysX engine into the Playstation 3 development platform and also on the Ninte
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs took the new 9.3 drivers from AMD on a quick spin to see how they compare to the previous 9.2 version. The two big pieces of news from this new release are support for Windows 7 and improvements to video playback on Vista. Of course, gamers are more interested in frame rate improvement, and that was what X-bit Labs focused on. From their testing it seems that while there is no reason not to install the new driver, unless you are playing Lost Planet you won't have much to