Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2010 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Right out of the box, it is hard to see why the MSI N480GTX Lightning is priced about $100 more than your average GTX480. The factory overclock is lackluster, 750MHz GPU, CUDA cores at 1.5GHz, and 4.0GHz RAM does not really push the performance boundaries much. The real changes are hard to see, a PWM change that allows 3x the power of a normal GTX480 to flow through this card, the GPU gets power from two 8 pin PCIe power plugs and the memory has its own 6 pin plug. The cooling solution covers just about every part of the card and benefits from paired cooling fans. You e
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2010 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The reviews of the HD6870 and 6850 keep rolling in; many reviewers not having time to fully test all overclocking scenarios for the launch date they have since updated their reviews. SPCR was at the launch event the AMD threw to celebrate these new cards and you can see the gala that AMD put on here.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 06:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
The launch of the new AMD Radeon HD 6800-series of graphics cards might have technically occurred yesterday, but chances are many of you are just learning about it today. Well first, be sure you read my review of both the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 cards to see if these are cards you might be interested in upgrading to. After that, feel free to jump back here and check out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB that just arrived.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, CA – October 22, 2010 – The world-class graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI officially launches the R6800 series graphics cards supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a output. The R6800 family includes R6870-2PM2D1GD5 using the AMD Radeon HD 6870 GPU and R6850-PM2D1GD5 using the AMD AMD Radeon HD 6850 GPU. Both of them not only support 3D-Stereoscopic format, but also AMD 's Eyefinity multi-display output technology, providing the unique visual experience.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (October 22, 2010) - Featuring even more processing power than the award winning EAH5000 Series of graphics cards, the new ASUS EAH6800 Series brings HD graphics performance and smooth gameplay to PC enthusiasts.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the wee hours of the morning AMD released the HD 6870 and 6850 upon the world and seemingly to retailers as the cards do appear to be available for purchase. This is not quite a chip refresh, there are new features on this GPU that did not appear in Evergreen, specifically morphological anti-aliasing, HDMI 1.4a support, DisplayPort 1.2 support and the new UVD3 engine. Unfortunately that is it for improvements, including performance. Check out Ryan's full review for all the gritty details.
A new architecture we are all very familiar with
The new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series cards are here! Do the new HD 6870 and HD 6850 live up to the hype surrounding them over the past months and can their new $200 price tag stick it to NVIDIA's GTX 460 cards like AMD is hoping? Stop in and read the full review for the details!
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2010 - 11:01 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 21, 2010 — NVIDIA today announced the availability of its highly anticipated NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, which allows users to connect NVIDIA 3D Vision-enabled notebooks and desktops to 3D HDTVs for the ultimate high-definition, big-screen entertainment experience.
With NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, any compatible NVIDIA GeForce GPU-powered system can be connected to a HDMI 1.4 3D HDTV.
MSI upgrades the GTX 460
The MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK graphics card is one of the best GF104 cards we have tested with a potent combination of hardware, software, cooler and overclocked settings. Of course with a design like this the stock settings were just the beginning as we pushed the clock speeds over 900 MHz!
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2010 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here at PC Perspective we fell in love with the overclocked Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 460, as it produced results that equalled or beat the GTX 470 for a lesser price. [H]ard|OCP tried a different factory overclocked box, the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP 1GB which sports a roughly 15% overclock but more importantly a custom cooler. That cooler ends up having more to do with the Silver Award than the factory overclock does, see why he