Left 4 Dead will be available next month but the early release of the demo prompted us to spend some time with it and a handful of graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA to see how they performed on this new gaming title. I think you'll find the results interesting and the gameplay exciting. Do you need to upgrade??
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2009 - 04:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As if the HD5870 wasn't impressive enough, the ASUS model that [H]ard|OCP tested came with SmartDoctor which allows you to adjust the Vcore. This ended up netting them an additional 60MHz on top of the 100MHz overclock they managed with the Catalyst Control Center alone. It also sucked up about 80W more, topping out the systems load at 426W. Check out this impressive Gold Award winning card in their full review.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2009 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all of these new AMD GPUs and the incredible scaling we are seeing, it is going to take some work to determine just how to spend your money. The HD 5770 is usually found at the $160 mark, the HD 5750 at $130; compared to the
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2009 - 06:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mixing and matching cards in Crossfire has been a risky venture in the past, but perhaps along with the new scaling that we see with the HD 58xx series that will be a thing of the past. Legit Reviews set out to determine what happens when you combine an HD5870 and an HD5850 on an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. The results are actually a little confusing, but in a way that leaves hope for the future.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2009 - 04:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One HD5870 is impressive, but three are just incredible. The benchmarks are just incredible, even FarCry2 can't cripple that much graphical bandwidth but the total score is less important than the scaling. The big question is whether it is really worth investing in three cards or is a pair of HD5870s the sweet spot. All is revealed in his full review.
A few days well spent...
What do you do when you have a set of three Radeon HD 5870s sitting in your office and a Core i7 gaming computer waiting there with a blank 30-in monitor? Obviously you plug it all in and see how it perform! Today we are looking at GPU scaling of not just two Radeon HD 5870s, but three of them in a CrossFireX configuration. Overkill? Maybe.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2009 - 04:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, October 13, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the latest GV-R5700 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE’s GV-R577D5-1GD-B and GV-R575D5-1GD are built on the highly anticipated ATI RadeonTM HD 5700 Series GPUs ─which utilizes the latest 826 million transistors on 40nm fabrication process and GDDR5 memory.
The Evergreen Blossoms again
AMD continues to push the pedal to the floor with NVIDIA right in view over the steering wheel with another GPU release this fall. This time Juniper falls into our laps and brings the Radeon HD 5770 and HD 5750 into the fold to compete against the likes of the GeForce GTX 260+ and GTS 250. Can AMD's new offerings push gaming at $170 and $110 to new levels?
NVIDIA tries to breath life into GT200 again
NVIDIA is out with a set of GPUs for the desktop budget market in the form of the GeForce 210 and GeForce GT 220. Can these options, now running on 40nm process technology and implementing DirectX 10.1 support, compete with the year-old Radeon HD 4670 cards for dominance in the $70 GPU market?