AMD R680 - Dual GPU graphics card
AMD is aiming for enthusiast-class performance with their new Radeon HD 3870 X2 card and they want the areas that the 8800 Ultra and GTX from NVIDIA have held onto for a long time now. Can this new dual-GPU card really do that without busting outside the power envelope of them as well?
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 04:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hopefully this will soon disappear, but every launch AMD has recently tried doesn't seem to have gone as planned. This time around, North American reviewers were instructed not to reveal the new graphics cards performance, but across the pond that message never got across. So we have been seeing the performance of at least one of the cards for about 24 hours now. The rest of the new family has now been revealed, there are many reviews out there, but s
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 23, 2008 - 11:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
RUMOUR HAS IT that the launch of Nvidia's 9600 GT has been
pushed back a few days due to a problem in manufacturing.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2008 - 12:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
According to some NDA-breaking benchmarks on a site in China; PCOnline.com.cn, the new AMD 3870X2 pulls ahead of an 8800Ultra in 3DMark06 scoring 14573 to 10676 with 4xAA and 16AF @ 1280x1024. The Crysis scores are rather impressive too, although nVIDIA's card manages to keep top spot.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2008 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSIs' NX8800GT-T2D256E-OC goes the opposite way of the Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB, by halving the normal amount of memory on the 8800GT, as opposed to doubling it. The Hardware Zone tested it, and found it lacking in certain areas. If you never plan on showing HD content, or you have a sub 22" monitor that can't go beyond 1680x1050, then you won't be too disappointed with this cards lack of memory. Unfortunately, the MSRP that Hardware Zone was given is awfully close to the pric
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 17, 2008 - 06:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 16, 2008 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One of the quickest ways to spend a good chunk of money every paycheque is to upgrade your video card every time the factory overclocked version gets a bump of a few MHz. It doesn't have to be that way, it isn't that difficult or expensive to do it yourself. Of course any time you overclock you run into the possibility of killing the part you are pushing beyond spec. If that risk doesn't deter you, CPU3D has just released a new graphics overclocking guide. Start your first overclocking project, or
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2008 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB looks good to begin with, for only $20 you get double the memory of a regular 8800GT. Unfortunately we have been disappointed in the past with cards sporting 1 GB of memory, and [H]ard|OCP discovered that this card is no different, 1 GB of RAM on a card of this speed doesn't do anything.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 8, 2008 - 01:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On paper the new Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Atomic sports the same features as the RV600, apart from the die shrink. What is new(ish) is the Vapour Chamber Technology, which is claimed as a break through new cooling for graphics cards. It sounds really neat until you see the graphic in the Elite Bastards review, where you realize that this breakthrough is pretty much a heatpipe flattened into a plate. The new architecture does reveal some improvement
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2008 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although Ryan is sharing pics of the new graphics card that we will be seeing from AMD, he is keeping the game play to himself. If we don't see any more updates from CES today, it's probably fair to assume that Ryan got 'stuck' at that table.