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).
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 25, 2010 - 12:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD released two cards today, one is brand new and one we have seen before, but they have added a little something. The new card is the mid ranged HD5830 which was hoped to bring performance close to a HD5850 while keeping the price down. What was delivered is a card closer to the HD5770 that costs close to the HD5850. Still there certainly is a place for this card in quiet systems that still want a little graphical power hidden inside.
AMD fills another price segment while NVIDIA waits
The new AMD Radeon HD 5830 continues to add to the company's collection of DX11-ready graphics card hardware while we continue to wait and see what NVIDIA's answer will offer consumers. The HD 5830 rests between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770 in terms of price and performance, but is it a better option than either? Also, we have some extra details on the upcoming HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition with 6 DisplayPort outputs!
AMD gave the midrange market a thorough refresh with their HD 5600 and 5700 series of cards. Asus is attempting to capitalize on this new technology shift by introducing a somewhat unique and interesting product based on the HD 5750 graphics processor. Is the card as zippy as the psuedo-Formula 1 fan shroud promises it to be?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2010 - 03:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI HD R5770 Hawk sports military class components, a 7+1 phase unit and a Twin Frozr II GPU cooler all of which points towards great overclocking potential. Out of the box it has an 875MHz core clock and memory at 1200MHz, but with a little tweaking OCC managed to hit a stable 1025MHz and 1410MHz; not a bad jump at all. Of course at those speeds the fan does get a little noisy and those with big monitors will be upset to learn that there is only a
The MSI Fuzion Motherboard
The MSI Big Bang Fuzion motherboard combines a lot of features into a single motherboard including support for Intel's Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors and a lot of headroom and options for overclocking. Of course the stand out feature of the board is support for Lucid's HYDRA multi-GPU technology but can it possibly live up to the hype that has been building for years?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 19, 2010 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Usually, but not always, the decision to buy a factory overclocked graphics card comes down to the math. A regular Sapphire HD 5850 can be had for $309 while the new Sapphire HD 5850 Toxic Edition will run you $339. It costs you almost 10% extra to buy an extra 5-10% performance inc
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2010 - 10:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 18 February 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced its participation at Digital Signage Expo 2010, Feb. 24 - 25, Las Vegas.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 17, 2010 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The aforementioned update from AMD to their Catalyst Driver series has arrived. You can grab the 10.2 release from the game.amd.com site. If you are using CrossfireX you owe it to yourself to upgrade as soon as possible to take advantage of the new power saving options, CrossFireX EyeFinity support
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 17, 2010 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There was a time when new graphics driver releases were fairly big news, with major changes happening in each release. Now that both major players are on a 'one a month' plan, things have settled down into a more incremental style of change, with not much happening between one release and the next. The soon to be released Catalyst 10.2 driver is changing that with major changes to how Crossfire systems will operate, including support for EyeFinity as well
as other changes that might not be so noticeable