Did you wake up this morning with a strange feeling? Now that AMD has released the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series to the praise of many critics and review sites the marketing wars between ATI and NVIDIA can once again begin! AMD has shown off their upcoming R680 core for the first time and we bring you the very first pictures of the Radeon HD 3870 X2! Check this out!
The ATI Radeon HD 3800 graphics card series is the much anticipated new line of graphics cards by AMD. The ATI Radeon HD 38XX series are the first graphics cards in the world to support DirectX 10.1 capabilities and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU upgradeability. Read on as we test a pair of Radeon HD 3850 graphics cards!
There have been so many leaks before the launch of the Radeon HD 3800 series that it comes at no suprise that NVIDIA is counter attacking just the day before the launch. It seems that NVIDIA will be releasing a 256MB version of the GeForce 8800 GT later this month and it will be priced between $179-$199 if all goes as planned. Read on to see what this new card will offer.
Last week we brought you a preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT and today we bring you the numbers as we have a card in our hands. After putting the GeForce 8800 GT through eight benchmarks and power consumption testing the results are clear. The GeForce 8800 GT graphics card is priced right and performs better than more expensive graphics cards. Read on as we compare it to six leading graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA.
NVIDIA has brought together the shading power of the GeForce 8800 with the enhanced texturing and video features of the GeForce 8600 and launched the GeForce 8800 GT graphics card today. The GeForce 8800 GT is also the world’s first consumer GPU to support PCI Express 2.0! Read on to see what the GeForce 8800 GT is all about in this preview!
Over the weekend a RV670 DX10.1 whitepaper was leaked on an ATI fan site that spilled some of the secrets of the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 3800 series. It might be a little strange that it happened just before NVIDIA launched their GeForce 8800 GT, but it’s no real shocker in this industry. Read on to check out the DirectX 10.1 whitepaper!
The ASUS EN8600GTS video card features 256MB of memory, a core clock of 675MHz and a memory frequency of 2.0GHz. With features like these, this GeForce 8600 GTS graphics card is able to easily play current game titles without putting a big dent in your wallet. With prices starting at just $165 the ASUS EN8600GTS video card is main stream, but is it enough for you? Read on to find out!
NVIDIA recently released Forceware 163.44 beta that offer improved support for the game BioShock and we take a look at them to see if performance really improved since previous drivers. Using the full retail version of BioShock we benchmark the game using FRAPS on Forceware 158.18, 162.22 and 163.44 drivers on an XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card and found that these drivers offer significant frame rate increases!
AMD recently launched ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, 2600 Pro and 2600 XT Video Cards and today Legit Reviews looks at their performance on DX9 games, which happens to be what the majority of gamers are still playing. With prices on the Radeon HD 2400 XT starting at $79.99 these cards are aimed at entry level and mainstream users. Read on to see how these three cards do against 30 other top leading PCIe graphics cards.
Do you have an HDTV, but not made the move to High Definition media player? With Blu-ray and HD DVD players decreasing in price we recently picked up an Xbox 360 HD DVD player to use in conjunction with out Home Theater Personal Computer (HTPC). Since our HTPC uses the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card we can run an HDMI cable for true 1080p with a player that is less than $200! If you’ve been curious about moving to HD and have a HTPC this article should peak your interest!
This past week THQ Inc. released a patch adding Microsoft DirectX 10 support to PC game title Company of Heroes. This makes Company of Heroes is the first commercially available DirectX 10 Windows PC game and we have been busy benchmarking it over the last couple days to bring you some performance numbers on the latest and greatest DX10 video cards from both ATI and NVIDIA.
OCZ is well known for their high performance memory and power supplies, now they are trying their hand at video cards. OCZ claims that each and every GeForce 8800 GTX card they put out has superior overclocking headroom thanks to premium GDDR3 memory and a special screening process in which only the best video cards make it to the market. Read on to see if what OCZ says it true and to see if it can compete with other brands of cards!
It seems that high end video cards from ATI and NVIDIA keep on getting hotter. Today we break out the uber geeky infrared digital laser pyrometer to find out just how hot some of these cards get when it comes to the exhaust air and PCB area behind the core of the GPU. The results were a tad shocking and it’s obvious that these high end graphics card can easily increase the room temperature when used in a small home office or dorm room!
Later today Capcom will be releasing its Lost Planet: Extreme Condition DirectX 10 demo for the PC. The demo also contains what will be the first public DirectX 10 performance test. The test is an in-engine run-through of two levels of the game, complete with enemies, explosions and 3D meshes. Read on to see how the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT does against the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX as we show you the numbers before the benchmark is made public!