Graphics Cards Guide
Graphics Cards Articles
We've long lamented how NVIDIA's GTX 200 series of cards need customized coolers to spice things up and at the same time keep the card running cooler. Thankfully, our prayers have finally been answered by Palit with their new GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP. Join us as we take the card into the hallowed halls of our labs to see if the dual-fan cooler does any good.
NVIDIA has gone back to its old ways, back in the act of rebranding old cards and passing them off as new ones. The recently announced GeForce GTS 250 is actually a GeForce 9800 GTX+ with a fancy new name. However, NVIDIA has tweaked it a little and we check it out to see if it brings anything new to the mid to high-end segment.
For those who keep abreast of technology, stream computing has been making the headlines, particularly NVIDIA's relentless focus on spreading the word on CUDA. What about the other GPU company, ATI? Well they are not out of the game by any means and revealed some interesting updates last year. Here's the latest on ATI Stream.
With the new GeForce GTX 285 firmly cementing its place as the fastest GPU on the planet, we take a look at closer look at some of the fastest GeForce GTX 285 cards money can buy. Featuring contenders from heavyweights ASUS and MSI, this is going to get dirty.
As its name implies, PhysX is a physics engine which enables real-time physics effects in games with the assistance of CUDA. This week, we cover PhysX's history, its application in today's games, and the performance advantage of CUDA in PhysX. Read on to learn more about this breath-taking technology.
NVIDIA has brought its latest GTX 200 GPU architecture to its professional workstation line of Quadro graphics cards. Included in this refresh is an interesting Quadro CX model that promises to use CUDA to improve encoding speed in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Obviously, we had to try it ourselves and here's our experience.
The Radeon HD 4870 from ATI has been around awhile now and it's beginning to lose its wow factor to NVIDIA's recent offerings. Thankfully vendors like Sapphire are breathing new life to it with its factory-overclocked Radeon HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition. Find out if it succeeds in doing so.
In our previous article, we've already offered an introduction into the world of parallel computing, the benefits it'll bring and the obstacles it has to overcome. Now, we take a look closer look at one of the technologies that is powering it. CUDA, from NVIDIA.
Tapping into the immense power of the GPU for general purpose computing is only in its nascent stage. But with OpenCL ratified and ready to bring a common standard to this field, get set for more developments in GPU computing. Read on to find out why it matters.
The graphics card has certainly come a long way. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to the humble beginnings of the 3D graphics card, to the days when 3dfx still existed and NVIDIA cards still had a sensible nomenclature.