Subject: Graphics Cards | January 27, 2010 - 05:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
It wasn't long ago that if you wanted to use three or more displays at a time, Matrox was the professional's weapon of choice. But with AMD's Eyefinity on the scene, suddenly the consumer has more choice on which vendor they selected for multiple display systems. AMD even showed off an Acer netbook running triple monitors using an external GPU during CES 2010 earlier this month (read the story here) which leaves Matrox competing on two fronts.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 26, 2010 - 03:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
In what can only be described as a win for NVIDIA, the research firm operated by Jon Peddie is reporting that even with a very strong increase in overall GPU sales in 2009, AMD was unable to capitalize on a great product release with the Radeon 5000-series to take marketshare away from NVIDIA. To quote from the report:
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2010 - 01:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
I posted this update to the last page of our recent OnLive Gaming Service Preview, but I thought it was worth putting on the home page as well since it was a direct response to something OnLive posted on their site. Enjoy!
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 21, 2010 - 04:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you haven't read my preview article of the upcoming OnLive Gaming Service today, you definitely ought to!
The whole gaming world has been talking about OnLive since it was
first announced back in March of 2009 and we finally were able to spend
some time with the online gaming service beta to see how it fared. We
walk you through the user interface as well as creating some side by
side comparisons of gaming with OnLive against local versions of the
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 21, 2010 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HD 5770 PCS+ is factory overclocked, from a core of 850MHz to 875MHz and the memory is bumped from 1200MHz to 1225MHz. Not a huge jump, techPowerUp noticed a difference of 3% over the stock card and seeing as how the MRSP jumps about 16% to $180 from $155 the deal seems a little lack luster. Drop by to see the whole review, including about a dozen different games at techPowerUp.
Introduction and Setup
The whole gaming world has been talking about OnLive since it was first announced back in March of 2009 and we finally were able to spend some time with the online gaming service beta to see how it fared. We walk you through the user interface as well as creating some side by side comparisons of gaming with OnLive against local versions of the same games.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2010 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fermi is the new family of chips from nVIDIA and GF100 is the first hardware we've seen from this new line up that replaces the ancient G80 which was incredible in its time but suffers when compared to AMD's current lineup of DX11 parts. With the new architecture comes significant changes to the way nVIDIA's chips will process graphics as well as support for DX11. Multiple monitor support a la EyeFinity is supported with a nice extra twist, nVIDIA's 3DVision will be available on multiple monitor setups.
Fashionably Late, but Dressed to the Nines
While AMD is holding the upper hand with full DirectX 11 support from $99 and up, NVIDIA is trying to push aging DX 10 products out into the market. That is, until they can get their first DX 11 product out the door. NVIDIA gave us a sneak peek at the GF100 architecture, and what exactly it brings to gaming, Direct Compute, and GPGPU.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2010 - 02:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
I have a started an informal poll of users with the Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card installed on their system here in our forums to help me diagnose a potential issue. The area we are focusing on is monitor/display noise in both 3D and Windows mode of the graphics card with varying monitors, etc.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2010 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
To get the bad news out of the way first, the new HD 5670 from AMD is not yet available anywhere but is targeted for around a $100 price point. Sometime in the next few days to a week we should start seeing the cards, but AMD has to be very careful as to the pricing.