Subject: Graphics Cards | November 17, 2009 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, November 17th, 2009 Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer is pleased to announce latest GT240 series graphics card with GDDR5 solution.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2009 - 12:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Radeon HD 5770 Voltage Tweak
Edition allows you more headroom on opening up the GPU and memory to its fast possible settings, though it still can't help with the fact that there is less memory bandwidth available than either the 4870 or the 5870. Finding out the limits of the card is not as dangerous as you might think, ASUS will still provide RMA for any card that fails under their SmartDoctor overclocking/overvolting tool for
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 13, 2009 - 12:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
AMD has some cool things coming down the pipeline for their graphics card lineup this month (really, even MORE than you've seen in the last 2 months) but some news was worth posting right away. As you know, the AMD Radeon HD 5000 series of GPUs is the only one that supports DirectX 11 and because of that AMD is hoping DX11 titles become a big selling point before NVIDIA's upcoming Fermi GPU can gain any ground on that feature.
Well good news for AMD, another major title has been announced with DX11 support due in early 2010 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Technology, Delays and Testing Setup
The gang at Lucid finally let us get our paws on some actually testing-ready hardware this week and I ran the configuration through some tests to see how it stood up compared to existing CrossFire and SLI systems. We also of course test cross-vendor performance and see how much scaling you can get when you combine the performance of a GTX 260+ and a Radeon HD 4890.
GTX 260+ Lives!!
Galaxy has been continuing to improve on product differentiation and quality and the company's new GeForce GTX 260+ Razor does it again with a single slot, air cooled design. This GPU offers all the performance of standard GTX 260+ GPUs but in a more condensed package that should make SFF and HTPC users smile.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While none of these cards will be shattering 3dMark records, every one is capable of at playing modern games and video at a reasonable rate and all of the cards are $80 or less. While the more expensive cards dominate the enthusiast level, these inexpensive cards are going to show up in a lot of prebuilt systems. Why not take advantage and slip one of these four cards into the next 'cheap as you can make it' PC you are asked to build.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2009/PRNewswire/—Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the launch of the Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 Octal graphics card, capable of supporting eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs from a single workstation.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2009 - 11:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Last week Maingear, one of the most impressive system builders for enthusiasts today, released a new computer called "The SHIFT." Despite having cliched lines like it being a "personal everyday supercomputer" the system looks to be damn impressive. The chassis is obviously based on the Silverstone Raven case (you can see the similarities in our recent review) that includes a component structure that is rotated 90 degrees.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 5, 2009 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Switching to 40nm doesn't seem like the best of ideas right now, the supply problems are well known but it is a very important step for nVIDIA as they need to continue to evolve. Their new release takes a page from AMD's recent launch behaviour, they are leading with the low end first. The GeForce GT220 has a 720MHz GPU, 1GB of 1600MHz DDR3 and a 128bit memory bus and will set you back all of $80
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ryan finally got his hands on the Left 4 Dead 2 demo and fired it up on a variety of cards, 4 AMD (plus one XFire setup) and 5 nVIDIA cards. His testing at 2560x1600
with 4xMSAA and 16xAF shows that even the HD5850 can supply enough power to make this game playable on a 30" monitor. He has yet to try out EyeFinity but the results here give great hope to those who don't wish to invest in a graphics card running in the neighbourhood of $400. It looks like you might be well off spending money on a midrange HD4xxx and picking up an