ATI FirePro V7750 From AMD Delivers Blazing Application Performance, Freeing Professionals to Create

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2009 - 06:22 PM |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 26, 2009 - AMD today announced the availability of the ATI FirePro V7750 graphics accelerator for the high-end market, ideally suited for graphics professionals working in engineering, digital content creation and scientific fields. These professionals need a 3D graphics accelerator that can quickly handle large models and shader-intensive applications, while delivering accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality.

Source: AMD

AMD and Havok demo OpenCL accelerated physics

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 26, 2009 - 12:15 PM |

One of the more exciting
technologies we have been in continuing discussion about here at PC Perspective is OpenCL (and DirectX Compute) and how it will change the paradigm for heterogeneous computing.  At the Game Developer's Conference this week AMD and Havok teamed up to offer up some short demonstrations of what I believe is the first publicly shown implementation of cross-processor OpenCL.  It is definitely the first that we are excited about if nothing else.

The change is only skin deep but still impressive

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 25, 2009 - 01:40 PM |

Looking at the raw stats, the MSI R4870 MD1G is just a normal 4870, there is no factory overclock.  Looking at the card, the lack of an enclosing assembly really stands out, instead it is the oval shaped heatsink and fan that grab your eyes.  MSI claims that the change in cooler should allow the GPU to operate about 20C cooler than the normal heatsink assembly you see.  Drop by [H]ard|OCP and you can see how the cooler does and how this card can perform against other HD4870s

Source: [H]ard|OCP
Manufacturer: General

A preview of Windows 7 gaming

The Windows 7 beta has been a huge success with pundits and users all over the tech world singing its praises. But what about gaming? Does moving to Windows 7 beta mean a drop in PC gaming performance like it did with Vista or do Microsoft and the driver teams at AMD and NVIDIA have it all ironed out?

PhysX now on the iPhone...why?

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 01:58 PM |

There has been a LOT of news coming out of NVIDIA about its PhysX engine finding its way into the Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and now, a couple of iPhone games.  In just the last week we heard that NVIDIA had gotten the PhysX engine into the Playstation 3 development platform and also on the Ninte

Source: TG Daily

A quick peek at Catalyst 9.3

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 20, 2009 - 12:19 PM |

X-bit Labs took the new 9.3 drivers from AMD on a quick spin to see how they compare to the previous 9.2 version.  The two big pieces of news from this new release are support for Windows 7 and improvements to video playback on Vista.  Of course, gamers are more interested in frame rate improvement, and that was what X-bit Labs focused on.  From their testing it seems that while there is no reason not to install the new driver, unless you are playing Lost Planet you won't have much to

Source: Hexus

Radeon HD 4830: Get 'em while they're hot!

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2009 - 11:13 PM |

If the news over at Fudzilla is true, and we believe that it is, then if you have any interest in the Radeon HD 4830 graphics cards, you better get them while they are still available.  The Radeon HD 4830 was original

Source: Fudzilla

AMD Supports Microsoft Windows 7 in ATI Catalyst 9.3

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 18, 2009 - 11:22 AM |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 18, 2009 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today released Windows 7 driver support as part of the latest ATI Catalyst 9.3 unified graphics driver. ATI Catalyst 9.3 represents the industry's first unified driver installation package to incorporate Windows 7 support, including Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.1 compliance, bringing with it a host of benefits for developers currently testing and updating applications using the widely available Windows 7 beta release.

Source: AMD

Diminishing returns strikes again

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 17, 2009 - 05:39 PM |

Picking up one EVGA GTX 280 will run you almost $500, in order to replicate's review you would need to spend $1500, plus the 1200W PSU needed to power your system.  Seeing as how performance is provided in bulk, you might hope buying a three pack of GTX 280's would result in a diminished cost but that is not the case.  Even leaving aside the fact that not every program can handle multiple graphics cards, the scalablity really make

New details on Intel Larrabee architecture and development coming

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2009 - 06:00 PM |

We at PC Perspective are about as familiar with the upcoming Intel Larrabee technology as anyone outside of Intel can be; we have covered it at various stages of the development process since early 2007.  For those of you unfamiliar, Larrabee is a future graphics technology from Intel based around a many-core x86 architecture.  Our coverage thus far: