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
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2009 - 01:15 PM | Josh Walrath
When it is PhysX!
EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to release what looks to be a pretty unique product to the marketplace. The asymmetrical EVGA GTX 275 Co-op PhysX card features a GTX 275 paired with a GTS 250 GPU on one board. This allows the GTX 275 chip to render all graphics, while the GTS 250 handles all of the PhysX calculations. The board features a total of 1280 MB of memory between the two GPUs, and a total bandwidth of 179.8 GB/sec.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2009 - 12:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
Website Alienbabeltech.com got a hold of some photos and information on the upcoming Radeon HD 5970 graphics card - a dual Evergreen GPU part.
Left 4 Dead will be available next month but the early release of the demo prompted us to spend some time with it and a handful of graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA to see how they performed on this new gaming title. I think you'll find the results interesting and the gameplay exciting. Do you need to upgrade??
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 28, 2009 - 04:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As if the HD5870 wasn't impressive enough, the ASUS model that [H]ard|OCP tested came with SmartDoctor which allows you to adjust the Vcore. This ended up netting them an additional 60MHz on top of the 100MHz overclock they managed with the Catalyst Control Center alone. It also sucked up about 80W more, topping out the systems load at 426W. Check out this impressive Gold Award winning card in their full review.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2009 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all of these new AMD GPUs and the incredible scaling we are seeing, it is going to take some work to determine just how to spend your money. The HD 5770 is usually found at the $160 mark, the HD 5750 at $130; compared to the
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2009 - 06:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mixing and matching cards in Crossfire has been a risky venture in the past, but perhaps along with the new scaling that we see with the HD 58xx series that will be a thing of the past. Legit Reviews set out to determine what happens when you combine an HD5870 and an HD5850 on an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. The results are actually a little confusing, but in a way that leaves hope for the future.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 16, 2009 - 04:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One HD5870 is impressive, but three are just incredible. The benchmarks are just incredible, even FarCry2 can't cripple that much graphical bandwidth but the total score is less important than the scaling. The big question is whether it is really worth investing in three cards or is a pair of HD5870s the sweet spot. All is revealed in his full review.
A few days well spent...
What do you do when you have a set of three Radeon HD 5870s sitting in your office and a Core i7 gaming computer waiting there with a blank 30-in monitor? Obviously you plug it all in and see how it perform! Today we are looking at GPU scaling of not just two Radeon HD 5870s, but three of them in a CrossFireX configuration. Overkill? Maybe.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2009 - 04:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, October 13, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the latest GV-R5700 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE’s GV-R577D5-1GD-B and GV-R575D5-1GD are built on the highly anticipated ATI RadeonTM HD 5700 Series GPUs ─which utilizes the latest 826 million transistors on 40nm fabrication process and GDDR5 memory.