Is the overclocked ASUS ROG HD5870 a good deal?

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 21, 2010 - 02:22 PM |

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

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NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround delayed officially

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2010 - 07:00 PM |

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

Source: NVIDIA

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 |

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

ASUS' Matrix 5870 demands a big investment for little return

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2010 - 12:31 PM |

As you can pick up several different models of HD5870 for $400 right now, an MSRP of $499 for the ASUS Matrix
HD 5870
seems like a fair sized jump in price.  For that extra investment you get a card with a few interesting features like an LED lit logo on the side which changes colours as load changes on the GPU and a 54MHz overclock on the core.  TechPowerUp!

Source: techPowerUp!

AMD Releases Eyefinity Experience Tool for those of us without three displays

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2010 - 10:46 AM |

Much like viewing games in 3D, trying to describe the experience of playing a game with a three-monitor Eyefinity configuration is hard to do with just words.  That is why we spent so much time on our Eyefinity videos and why AMD spent so much time developing their new Eyefinity Experience Tool

Source: AMD
Manufacturer: Apple

The cake is a lie

Steam for the Mac is now available in a public beta but should users that already have a Windows Boot Camp partition on their Apple systems be concerned about making the move to the native Mac client? How is image quality and performance affected in the one "standard" title available today, Portal?

Which DX11 card should you pick for your favourite game

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 13, 2010 - 03:10 PM |

One thing that has become obvious as the graphics card market grows and becomes even more diverse is that there does not tend to be one card that is the best at everything.  At the top end of the market the cards perform differently in different games as the drivers, engine and other variables affect the performance.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Valve to bring Steam to Linux by the end of the summer

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2010 - 03:03 PM |

More good news for Linux gamers today!  Phoronix is reporting that Valve will in fact be releasing the Steam platform for the Linux operating system sometime this summer! 

Source: Phoronix