Subject: Graphics Cards | September 8, 2010 - 03:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What distinguishes the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP from the rest of the pack is a proprietary cooling system and the ability to tweak voltages. It is overclocked out of the box, though at 700MHz, or 25MHz higher than reference GPU, it is unimpressive and neither the shaders 50MHz bump to 1400MHz nor the 80MHz effective jump to 3680MHz change the performance in any significant way. All is not lost with this TOP, once [H]ard|OCP started their own overclock
Sapphire gets triple DVI working
Sapphire is the first card manufacturer to figure out a way to integrate a DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI adapter on the PCB of the card itself. What does that matter? Well it does enable the use of Eyefinity configurations without the need for an expensive active adapter thus lowering cost of entry for budget gamers that want an extra gaming setup. Come see if this card is worth the price!
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 3, 2010 - 05:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today NVIDIA announced the release of a completely new series of mobility GPUs that finally round out the Fermi architecture to the world of notebooks. The collection of seven new GPUs span a larger range of performance levels and are also our first taste of newer, smaller Fermi-dies from NVIDIA. Here is the raw data of the entire lineup of GeForce 400M products from the GTX 480M to the GT415M:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 1, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP had a chance to try out a new graphics card from ASUS, the EAH5870 V2 STALKER Edition
which comes with a copy of STALKER:Call of Pripyat. The card its self sports a new cooler and an extra 18MHz on the GPU, the RAM is still at stock speeds. During testing the new cooler was
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2010 - 11:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
Back in June during the Computex show in Taipei, we saw a very interesting pair of graphics cards in the Lucid suite. One combined a set of lower end GPUs in a multi-GPU single card design that otherwise hadn't existed while the other card showed a single AMD GPU and a single HYDRALogix 200 chip. (Note the small change from Lucid HYDRA to Lucid HYDRALogix.)
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2010 - 01:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
A second piece of AMD "news" is hitting the streets this Sunday night, and that is the delivery of a device to enable three-display Eyefinity support for non-DisplayPort monitor users for under the $100 price tag that has existed for a full year. When AMD first launched the Radeon 5000-series of graphics cards in September of 2009, we were very excited about Eyefinity gaming technology and how it could revolutionize PC gaming. At the time it was expensive, DP monitor support was low and the active adapters to make it work with DVI
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2010 - 12:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
All of you ATI fan boys are going to need a new moniker: AMD is officially announcing that they are phasing out the "ATI" name completely and will be replacing it with the "AMD" brand in all areas. Since the merger of ATI and AMD back in 2006 the debate has quietly been raging on when, or if, the ATI brand that we all know and love would filter its way out of relevance. Later this year, that process will begin.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2010 - 04:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
Must be something in the water today; another leak as apparently sprung out about hardware that shouldn't be available yet. This time, the news is found at a Chinese website called PCinLife.com where a user has apparently taken time to share some basic performance information about the upcoming Radeon HD 6870 graphics card from the Northern Isles family rumored to have been taped out.
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2010 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP but the claimed Crossfire improvements of the Catalyst 10.8 release to the test in their latest article. The two games that were singled out as improved by AMD were Aliens vs. Predator and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 so of course [H] had to test them. Believe it or not, [H] saw a 70% improvement from AvP just from updating the driver and a 44% jump from Bad Company. If you are a fan of those games and use multiple GPUs then get updating!
Sonic means fast
Palit has prepared a highly overclocked GeForce GTX 460 graphics card for us today, their Sonic Platinum edition as they call it. The GPU on this puppy runs at 800 MHz while the shader cores come in at 1600 MHz, right out of the box. How do these overclocks equate in the real-world gaming and can this card rival the more expensive GTX 470 cards?