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The second part of the Definitive Multi-GPU Roundup is now available. In case you missed our coverage of part one, the Definitive Multi-GPU Roundup is a nine part series that will be written by nine different computer hardware websites in an attempt to comprehensively analyze and compare multi-GPU technology from ATI and NVIDIA.... Read more...
Josh from Penstar System wrote in to tell us about the first of a series of articles they're launching, in conjunction with nine other web sites, covering current Multi-GPU system setups, architectures and their respective value proposition.  This article looks to have ambitious goals and we're hopeful you all can take away... Read more...
Which GPU is for you?   How many pipes?  What's the core and memory speed?  All of these mysteries solved and more in the latest installment of the GPU Comparo Guide over at ARP.  This update is for Mobile products...  What no GeForce Go 7950 GX2?  There's a thought...   " These... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that sources have indicated ATI is aiming for an unparalleled 1GHz core frequency for their next generation R600 GPU. Nearly impossible to achieve using the conventional 90u process, this target speed seems to indicate the use of 65u process for this GPU. With an estimated arrival late in Q4 or possibly... Read more...
While browsing through the Yahoo Financial forums for ATI and NVIDIA, I stumbled across this interesting post. Here, someone claims that NVIDIA is currently working with Sony to develop a graphics card that features both an NVIDIA GPU as well as a Cell processor. Obviously, if this rumor has any substance to it... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer is reporting that NVIDIA is taking a large initiative to significantly lower the costs of it's flagship GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT graphics cards. Right now, we're not positive what the average drop in price will be throughout the market. However, any easy way to find... Read more...
NGOHQ has been told from a supposedly reliable source that NVIDIA will soon be launching several new additions to the GeForce 7 family of GPU's. Here, the source lists a GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7600 GTX, GeForce 7600 LE, and GeForce 7300 LE as the upcoming models. It will certainly be interesting to see what sort... Read more...
For multi-card support, ATI has CrossFire. Nvidia, on the other hand, has SLI. But that's not all, S3 has MultiChrome. In their latest review, The Tech Report gets a couple of Chrome S27 GPU's for testing, putting them up against Nvidia's GeForce 6600GT(both single card and SLI). S3 has made some good progress with their... Read more...
The folks at HKPEC have posted a great scoop on what seems to be an unknown upcoming GPU from NVIDIA. The GPU is dubbed "Tritium" which is defined as, "A rare radioactive hydrogen isotope with atomic mass 3 and half-life 12.5 years, prepared artificially for use as a tracer and as a constituent of hydrogen bombs."... Read more...
CoolTechZone has published some preliminary info regarding ATI's next-generation R600 GPU. Here, their sources are indicating there will be an amazing 64 pixel/vertex shaders which will reside in a unified shader architecture. Based on either an 80u or 65u process, it will be interesting to see how far ATI can push frequencies or... Read more...
NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs GeForce 7600 GS and GeForce 7300 LE GPUs Deliver GeForce 7 Series Features and Performance at Affordable Prices GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2006—SAN JOSE, CA—MARCH 22, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader... Read more...
With all the recent news of AGEIA's PhysX chip floating around, ATI doesn't want you to forget about their processing power. As PC Perspective tells us, there's "a ton of new and interesting information" in their latest article. "First, the R580 has a tremendous amount of floating... Read more...
Beyond3D has posted word from 3DLabs that the company is exiting the professional 3D GPU market and will instead be focusing their attention on handheld graphics. Being a cornerstone of the OpenGL 2.0 spec amongst countless other contributions, the loss of yet another competitive GPU vendor is sure to be a loss for the consumer. Regardless,... Read more...
Fudo and the gang at the Inquirer are reporting this morning that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900GT will be the ideal price/performance GPU for the coming months. Supposedly offering the same performance as the current GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB for a surprising $299, the GeForce 7900GT will surely be a popular GPU should this prove to be true.... Read more...
The crew over at Accelenation.com has compiled a comprehensive list of major GPU announcements from the last half-decade or so. Lots of milestones in there, along with some interesting commentary and analysis. I can probably map the "highs" and "lows" of my tech. writing career based on this article.  :)  Make... Read more...
S3 Graphics Chrome S27 Graphics Cards Now Available Through Newegg.com Fremont, CA, February 8, 2006 - Building increased momentum in the North American market, S3 Graphics today announced its PCI Express Chrome S27 graphics cards are now available for immediate purchase through Newegg.com, the premier etailer of graphic cards in North America.... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research (JPD) has just released their market share numbers for Q4, 2005. Overall, the results were not too suprising given ATI's widely publicized struggle to get product into the channel. Here, NVIDIA capitalized on the situation and managed to gather 52% of the discrete desktop market. Fortunately for ATI, their popular IGP products... Read more...
The gang at X-bit Labs have posted some news regarding an innovative new cooling approach ASUS is using for their latest passive GeForce 6600 graphics card called ReverseCool. By placing the GPU on what has traditionally been the "backside" of the PCB, the heat produced by the GPU is allowed to rise upwards and is not contained by... Read more...
Those of you looking for a beefy GPU cooler, without sacrificing PCI slots, will want to check out the Thermalright V-1 Ultra reviewed at OCIA. It's got a unique "wrap-around" design, with heat-pipes and an oversided fan. The guys at OCIA seemed to like it too; so much so that they granted it their "Seal of Approval".The... Read more...
Hey folks, if Dave's pics of BF2 have your mouth watering, make sure to download the demo and check out TweakGuides.com Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. So far it's just a few commands that Mr. Ghazi could find, but the complete guide will be soon after the full version of BF2 is released. Goodnight! Hawking Hi-Gain 2.4 GHz... Read more...
We've posted a preview of ATi's new CrossFire Multi-GPU platform technology tonight.  Will ATi give NV SLI a run for it's money?   Tonight we show a glimpse of CrossFire here and look to release of the hardware for testing later this month!... Read more...
At this year's E3 show ATi was discretely showing their new multi-GPU rendering technology which until now has been held under wraps of the standard NDA embargos we've come to know and love here in the industry.  Last week we were given a full briefing on the technology by the ATi team and were told sometime in the month of June, product... Read more...
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