Fermi on a diet
The new GeForce GTX 465 GPU attempts to bring down the cost of Fermi and the GF100 architecture so gamers on tighter budgets can put that new DX11-goodness from NVIDIA in their systems. Does the new GPU stand up to the competition from AMD though? Stop in to find out!!
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2010 - 11:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the GTX 465 was not scheduled to be revealed until Computex officially begins, it would seem that NewEgg already has them for sale. All the models are selling for $279.99 though it looks like the different card makers were allowed plenty of leeway in the design of the cooling system. For instance the Palit model below has dual fans on the top to keep this Fermi processor in check as opposed to the single fan solution more commo
A complete lineup
With our review of the V7800 and V4800 FirePro graphics cards from AMD we are basically completing the new Evergreen-based lineup for professional graphics users. The V8800 flagship still dominates but the V7800 is a nice option at about half the price while the V4800 improves performance over the base V3800 for under $200.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 28, 2010 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 27, 2010 - 12:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown has a video of a little graphical insanity for your viewing pleasure. They've taken four MSI HD5870's and made some custom heatsinks of a rather impressive size for each of them and placed them on an EVGA 762 4-Way Classified
motherboard with a i7 980X overclocked with LN2. They take you through the setup, including a nice tutorial on adding a custom heatsink to an HD5870 and finish up with some rather impressive runs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 21, 2010 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Republic of Gamers series of motherboards receives rave reviews and they have extended the series to include graphics cards with the ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum, sporting twice the VRAM as a normal HD5870. On this card you will find a SuperHybridEngine chips which uses a 8+2+2 phase power with automatic switching that is supposed to significantly lower GPU power noise. There is also a Super ML capacitor which should help overclockers and new software called iTracker 2 to allow you to overclock this card as far as it can go. The price will be right around the $500 m
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2010 - 07:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
First, we have some apologizing to do. In my first review of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards, which we were more impressed with than we thought we would be going in, I discussed the inclusion of 3D Vision Surround as one of the key differentiating features for the Fermi line of parts when compared to the existing Radeon HD 5000-series. In fact, we mentioned on
BFG Tech Announces Exit From Graphics Card Category, Continues On With Power Supplies And Laptops/PC
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2010 - 03:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fans of BFG video cards have some bad news to deal with as of today, though not as bad as it could be. BFG is backing out of the video card business gracefully; there will be no new cards available which is an unhappy occurrence for those hoping to stick with BFG for their next upgrade. This is also going to be a damper on anyone hoping to take advantage of their popular trade up program. All is not lost for those currently using a BFG card as tech support is still available as is RMA service, ensuring that BFG is making good on the warranties that were offered with the purch