Subject: Graphics Cards | January 5, 2010 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Revisiting the performance of AMD's new Eyefinity on various cards as new games come out certainly helps consumers get an idea what card (or cards) they will need to pick up in order to play their favourites on three monitors, but that isn't the only reason. Reviewers see a lot of different products, of which the vast majority are improvements on existing technology, only faster or with new features. The chance to see something completely different comes infrequently and Eyefinity is one of those special technologies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 30, 2009 - 02:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Earlier in December we reported that NVIDIA had more than likely lost the big high-performance computing win with Oak Ridge Labs, and the lack of any kind of response pretty much confirms that.
The Fermi Architecture - 512 cores no more?
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2009 - 02:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
If true, the reports that NVIDIA has lost the deal with Oak Ridge Labs to power one of its upcoming super computers would be a huge blow to the ground NVIDIA has won in the high performance computing market. A story over at SemiAccurate repots as follows:
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 17, 2009 - 02:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you are an AMD graphics card user there is an updated driver available for you today with the release of Catalyst 9.12. There aren't a lot of performance changes in this driver (only 3DMark Vantage and STALKER: Call of Pripyat are noted) but there are some nice feature additions:
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2009 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 14, 2009 - 07:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting news release crossed my inbox this evening that has some very compelling implications. Kaspersky and NVIDIA want us all to know that Kaspersky is "leveraging CUDA
with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to dramatically improve the performance of their
security software solutions by 360 times when compared to a Core2 Duo."
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 9, 2009 - 12:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
3D technology continues to gain ground with mainstream TVs being released this winter with support for the up and coming visual enhancement. One of the most exciting things coming for the world of 3D is the introduction of 3D Blu-ray movies coming later this year. I definitely expect a lot of noise to be made at January's Consumer Electronics Show about it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 7, 2009 - 02:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As far as the factory overclock goes, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X isn't really impressive; 710MHz/1160MHz versus the reference 700MHz/1150MHz
and costing an extra $20 or so. That isn't the real trick with this card, the Vapor-X moniker signifies a special cooler on the card, one that keeps your temperatures about 11C lower, according to the testing done at L
Late week announcement made
Intel made a surprise announcement on Friday that it was basically canceling the current version of the Larrabee project, the discrete GPU that Intel has been talking about since early 2007. While the project lives on and the team continues to push for many-core x86 designs for GPUs in the future, it looks like that just got a whole lot later.