How to Build Your Own Do-Anything 4K-Capable Desktop

While it’s a bit early to say that 4K has officially “landed,” it’s not far off. The benefits are tangible, especially if you have 4K-capable gear. That’s right: There’s more to a 4K PC than a display packed with pixels. Here’s what you need—and need to know—to build a 4K desktop that handles anything you throw at it. »6/04/14 11:58am6/04/14 11:58am

Nvidia Fermi Now Delayed by 4 Months, ATI Licks Its Chops

According to a report on DigiTimes, Nvidia's new 40nm DirectX 11-friendly Fermi chipset, after encountering development delays, has been pushed back again. Originally slated for November 09, now we're looking at March 2010 for the release. Meanwhile, ATI will release its comparable 40nm chips in January or February. [… »12/28/09 8:19am12/28/09 8:19am

Video Cards Featuring SpursEngine (Cell Processor) Coming Soon

We've already seen the SpursEngine teased in laptops, but Toshiba is becoming vocal about bringing the SpursEngine—the same technology found in the PlayStation 3 Cell processor—to standalone video cards in 4-core configuration. The first will come from Leadtek later this month for $286, a 128MB card that can fit into… »10/01/08 3:00pm10/01/08 3:00pm

CyberLink Uses ATI Card To Transcode Four 1080p Video Files Simultaneously

The fashionable thing these days is to take the tremendous processing power of graphics cards and put them to use when you're not utilizing them to render games. CyberLink, for one, has come up with a pretty ingenous method to take an ATI or NVIDIA card (in their case, the demo was on an ATI Radeon 4850 512MB card)… »6/26/08 6:00pm6/26/08 6:00pm

ASUS EAH3850 Trinity Prototype Video Card Goes Triple Penetration With Three Cores

What the crap? As if shoving two GPUs onto a single card wasn't enough to play contemporary games at a decent frame rate, Asus has just made an EAH3850 Trinity, a tri-core card with its own connected water-based cooling system. When you break it down, it's three RV670 cores in one card, generating output for four DVI… »3/25/08 2:00pm3/25/08 2:00pm

NVIDIA's GeForce 7200 GS Gets You Windows Vista Aero For Peanuts

If you're like Adam over at Lifehacker who has a copy of Vista but a graphics card from 1997, nVidia's got you covered. The latest entry-level GeForce 7200 GS is their cheapest standalone graphics card, but still meets the requirements Microsoft's set for running Aero. It's 50% better than integrated graphics cards,… »5/08/07 8:00pm5/08/07 8:00pm

ATI's Radeon X2800XT Brings Heavy Horsepower to Apple's Next Gen Mac Pros

So if the guys at AppleInsider are on the money, ATI's abnormally long X2800XT could be the graphics card to power Apple's rumored next gen Mac Pros. The red giant will feature 1GB of GDDR4 memory clocked at 2GHz while the card's core will come in at 800MHz. Basically that means it has the potential to eat Nvidia's… »2/22/07 10:20am2/22/07 10:20am