Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, September 23, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a
leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to
launch the latest addition to its selection of premium graphics cards.GIGABYTE's GV-R587D5-1GD-B and GV-R585D5-1GD-B are built using ATI RadeonTM
HD 5800 Series GPUs which are based on 40nm process and advanced
GDDR5 memory technology.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Earlier today Caustic Graphics passed us this new video that demonstrates its hardware and software combination running a real-time global illumination demo inside of 3dsMax.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is once again at the top of the silicon hill with the release of the fully DX11 compliant HD5870; yours for only $379! This single GPU card does more than just beat the GTX285 at the same price point, it can use EyeFinity! This will let you turn three LCD monitors into one virtual monitor with an odd resolution, for
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
While Larrabee information is still incredibly sparse just months from 2010 (the still purported release date of Larrabee), during Renee James' keynote today she demonstrated a couple of new examples of Larrabee at work.
A new GPU for a new DirectX
AMD is making a splash again with another new GPU that aims to take NVIDIA head on and force a shift in the graphics card market. The Radeon HD 5870, previously known as the Evergreen architecture, offers up twice as many shader processors as the HD 4800-series of cards at higher clock speeds. And the new AMD Eyefinity technology is something you have to see to understand!
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2009 - 07:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know that a lot of you are very eager to get all the information you can about AMD's upcoming graphics card as well as the AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming technology. Well as I was sitting here this evening, I decided to share some of the videos I had been creating for our upcoming review since they are no longer under NDA.
Lucid makes quite a showing
Last year we met a darling new company by the name of LucidLogix, or just Lucid, that promised to deliver "near linear scaling" on multi-GPU performance without the requirements of SLI or CrossFire. We have finally seen the technology in action on a production level motherboard coming from MSI and even see an AMD and NVIDIA graphics card share the workload!
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