Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2010 - 11:17 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Stability and extreme performance for audio/video and different display applications are pretty much ubiquitous requirements among the world's elite gamers. At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010, globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI will exhibit its record-breaking darling of the media and award’s king, the R5870 Lightning graphics card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 31, 2010 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On paper the GTX 465 looked rather lackluster and it was thought that the card would not stand a chance against the HD5850 which seemed to be its natural prey. As Ryan tested the card it proved to be able to stand up to the competition better than the specs would have implied. The power consumption and heat produced are what you would expect from a Fermi chip and you will see more of both than you do from the AMD side. Features are an interesting mix, on nVIDIA's side is you have PhysX, CUDA and 3D Vision and on AMD you can b
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