Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2009 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AGP slot has some serious staying power and the folks at VisionTek have ensured that it will stay around in old systems sitting around chugging on Distributed Computing projects and in low heat and noise situations like streaming video and recipe websites in the kitchen. VisionTek has managed to convert an HD3650 into an AGP card, and while the AGP bus is inherently slower than PCI Express, the sheer power of the new DX10.1 card blows away the old competition. Bring some life back to an old system with some help
A GTX By Any Other Name...
Before AMD unleashes their latest foray into the graphics market, we have the chance to look at the current fastest, single GPU video card around. MSI has differentiated their product with a unique (and surprisingly effecting) cooler which adds to the value of their offering. While we can't prognosticate about how well it will fare against upcoming products, we can see how well it performs against what is available today.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 15, 2009 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's Lightning series of overclocked graphics cards have garnered a large following thanks to the ease in which you can install a card that is already proven to run at higher than stock frequencies. Their newest is a 275GTX Lightning with its GPU pushed up 67MHz and 1792MB of memory clocked 32MHz higher than stock. In [H]ard|OCP's testing this equated to
some rather nice performance, the problem came with MSI's MRSP which is in the range of the superior 285GTX. Still the card i
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 14, 2009 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On August 31st 2009, AMD reached a new software development milestone – the world's first Microsoft WHQL certificated graphics driver for DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11.
AMD's DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications:
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 04:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 10, 2009 - 01:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
A card with 6 DisplayPort outputs on a single card.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 9, 2009 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the most exciting things about the ypcoming Evergreen family is multiple monitor support and Nordic Hardware managed to get a glimpse at how the Radeon HD 5870 Six will do it. As the implies, the 5870 six will support up to 6 displays at a time and its secret weapon will be familiar to Apple users, it will be the Mini DisplayPort
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 3, 2009 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Active shutter technology for glasses to enable 3D displays were covered earlier, when discussing the upcoming 3D TVs from Sony. There is another way you can choose to display your content, with glasses that you cannot see through. The Vuzix iWear AV920 glasses convince your eyes you are watching a virtual 65" screen.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 1, 2009 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | August 31, 2009 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Sapphire HD4850 X2 has beaten the next generation of cards by a matter of months, at a time when many enthusiasts are keeping their wallet closed and their eyes open for previews. A pair of 1GB HD4850s sit on this single PCB card, with speeds of 1GHz for the GDDR3 and 650MHz for the two cores and it sports a Crossfire bridge so you can pick up a second card and have Quad-Crossfire. The performance is solidly above a singl