Subject: Graphics Cards | May 20, 2004 - 03:36 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Chances are in recent years you have encountered the mentality that the OEM brand doesn't matter, and that the GPU the card is outfitted with is all that matters. While in sectors such as storage brands suddenly become quite important based on their reliability records, for the most part this is a non-issue with video cards these days. Really, how much difference can there be?
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2004 - 10:16 AM | Sean Pelletier
Those who thought NVIDIA's new MXM mobile PCI-Express module would make life a bit easier for laptop vendors are in for a suprise. Apparently, ATI is on the verge of announcing their own module.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2004 - 05:17 AM | Andrew Kaiser
It's simply amazing how speedy the development cycle operates at in the IT industry. Here GDDR3 has hardly been out, and GDDR4 has already been revealed! Check the link below to read Guru3D's article.
Don't forget to check out Alienware's Dual PCI-Express technology!
Quote: "Why the use of third generation DDR memory? Simple, it has certain advantages over DDR1/2. First of all, lower voltage is needed to juice up the silicon. Less juice means less heat, so it can be clocked higher.
Alienware demonstrated a new graphics technology that would allow their upcoming systems to utilize multiple PCI Express graphics cards on single display. We look into how it works and what it means for you.
We closely analyze image quality and see how each card reacts to a variety of different CPU frequencies.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 4, 2004 - 04:19 PM | Andrew Kaiser
With the NDA lifted, a flurry of information about ATi's next gen card has been unleashed upon the web. I'll let the reviews speak for themselves, but it is certain that neither side dropped the ball this time around. The back-and-forth battle that has become so familier continues!
"Under the Pixel Shader 2.0 test from 3DMark03 We are seeing much great performance differences between the boards than in previous test The X800 XT PE is up to 65% higher performance than the X800 PRO and very close to being 3 times the performance of the 9800 XT!
Today the ATI X800 series of cards is released, but NVIDIA also had a surprise for us as well: an 'Ultra Extreme' and a 'GT' edition of their NV40 cards released only weeks ago.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 3, 2004 - 06:32 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Gainward made my first aftermarket video card. I remember well the elation of getting it for about 30% under standard street price, yet it was a while before I found out about overclocking. When I finally became brave enough to try it, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did it boost my 3DMark scores higher than systems that cost twice as much at the time, but I was getting higher clock speeds than I was told to expect as a maximum for the card! Needless to say, I was quite satisfied.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 29, 2004 - 08:43 PM | Andrew Kaiser
With games like FarCry pushing the envelope of 3D gaming, enthusiasts are scrambling to tweak their system in order to get playable frame rates. Here's one welcome way to milk that last ounce of performance from current gen video cards :)
Quote: "The 256MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro is probably the least popular ATI graphics card. It is a lot more expensive than the 128MB variant and the extra 128MB of memory proved rather useless. But while you may think that it is a sheer waste of money, it may actually turn out to be a real steal! Why?