Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While none of these cards will be shattering 3dMark records, every one is capable of at playing modern games and video at a reasonable rate and all of the cards are $80 or less. While the more expensive cards dominate the enthusiast level, these inexpensive cards are going to show up in a lot of prebuilt systems. Why not take advantage and slip one of these four cards into the next 'cheap as you can make it' PC you are asked to build.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 10, 2009 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2009/PRNewswire/—Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the launch of the Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 Octal graphics card, capable of supporting eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs from a single workstation.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 7, 2009 - 11:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Last week Maingear, one of the most impressive system builders for enthusiasts today, released a new computer called "The SHIFT." Despite having cliched lines like it being a "personal everyday supercomputer" the system looks to be damn impressive. The chassis is obviously based on the Silverstone Raven case (you can see the similarities in our recent review) that includes a component structure that is rotated 90 degrees.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 5, 2009 - 12:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Switching to 40nm doesn't seem like the best of ideas right now, the supply problems are well known but it is a very important step for nVIDIA as they need to continue to evolve. Their new release takes a page from AMD's recent launch behaviour, they are leading with the low end first. The GeForce GT220 has a 720MHz GPU, 1GB of 1600MHz DDR3 and a 128bit memory bus and will set you back all of $80
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