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 11:58am 6/04/14 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 8:19am 12/28/09 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 3:00pm 10/01/08 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 6:00pm 6/26/08 6:00pm

A Simple Graph Chooses Your Next Video Card

The Tech Report has assembled a very straightforward bang-for-your-buck video card graph. Plotting performance on Crysis' high quality setting, you can see the simple facts laid out very clearly—like that the GeForce 9600 GT is probably worth its $5 pricetag over the Radeon HD 3850. These metrics always vary by game,… » 5/09/08 8:40am 5/09/08 8:40am

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 2:00pm 3/25/08 2:00pm

ATI's Mid-tier Cards Bring HDMI and 1080p Support

ATI's new Radeon HD 2400 and HD 2600 cards are hitting the streets today, bringing DirectX 10 and 1080p support to your desktop. The cards, which are clocked from 525MHz to 800MHz, range in price from $99 to $199. They also pack ATI's Unified Video Decoder, which helps decode high-def 1080p video. The cards are out… » 6/11/07 6:00pm 6/11/07 6:00pm

Asus' OCGear Lets You Overclock, Keep Tabs on Your Video Card

Remember the XG Station we spotted back at CES? Well, Asus is releasing a desktop version that'll connect to one of Nvidia's 8600 GT cards. The breakout box will let you overclock your video card without having to rely on any software. It fits into a 5.25-inch drive bay in your PC and also keeps track of your card's… » 5/29/07 12:40pm 5/29/07 12:40pm

Sapphire's HD 2900 Toxic Kit Cools Your Entire System

Now that ATI has unleashed its new video cards, Sapphire is stepping up to the plate with its forthcoming HD 2900 XT Toxic. The kit pairs two HD 2900 XT cards with a drive-bay-mounted water cooling system designed with its own reservoir, pump and radiator system. What's cool about the system is that it'll provide… » 5/21/07 10:10am 5/21/07 10:10am

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 8:00pm 5/08/07 8:00pm

PNY Accidentally Outs Nvidia GeForce 8600

PNY jumped the gun a little early today announcing its new GeForce 8600 GT cards before Nvidia's official blessing. The new cards will pack 256MB of GDDR3 memory and according to PNY will go on sale tomorrow. If true, this means we should hear an official announcement from Nvidia any second. The cards are expected to… » 4/16/07 2:45pm 4/16/07 2:45pm

New ATI X2900 XTX Shames Nvidia 8800 to Second Place

I like it when rumors jibe with each other, and the latest ATI rumblings seem to go hand in hand with the initial X2900 XTX leak we posted on last month. The difference is this time around the card has been benchmarked. So just as a recap, this is the card that could power those 8-core Macs we've been promised. It… » 3/21/07 7:13pm 3/21/07 7:13pm

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 10:20am 2/22/07 10:20am